Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What if the Bible Really Is True? Part II - David Limbaugh - Townhall Conservative

What if the Bible Really Is True? Part II - David Limbaugh - Townhall Conservative

Getting a cow

First we have to get ready.
The work crew is ready.
Joe-11, Jane-3, Jessie-9, Jon-12, Jenn-7, Jackie-6

The Milk Shed is ready.
Our facilities are not fancy, but they do the job.
The water trough is ready.

The chief milker is ready.
Joy is 18 and loves farm animals.
We're ready to make butter.

We're ready to make yogurt.

We're ready to make cheese.

We're especially ready to milk.

And to strain the milk
(it is inevitable that some hair falls in the milk during milking.)

Jiffy is excited.
 ("Cows, my favorite thing! Did you know there's a squirrel in the wood stack? Squirrels are my favorite thing! We're going in to take a nap by the heater? Taking naps by the heater is my favorite thing!")

Susie, not so much.
("Why would I care if we get a cow?")

Velvet is a little scared.

But Betsy is curious.
Satin wouldn't even let me take her picture.

Let's go get a cow!
The Dairy owner, Newell Mills, decided to let me come pick the one I wanted form several candidates.
"Can I come home with you?"

Miss Rosie Dawn gets a new home.
Rosie is nine years old, due to calve in July and has wonderful dairy conformation! One of the hands told me she was the gentlest of the possiblilities.
Our Bonus!
Rosie adopted George (named by my three year old) as her own calf taking care of feeding and protecting him all by herself. She is a good little momma.
Milking time!
I have never met a gentler cow. Some kicking is to be expected in a new situation, but Rosie hasn't kicked once. She also hasn't put her foot in the bucket at all (a common form of entertainment among hand-milked cows).
Strain it well.

Churning butter.
We are getting around three cups of cream per gallon of milk! This is why I love Jerseys.
Washing the milk out of the butter.

Butter's done.

"Do we have enough cream for ice cream yet?."
Jim 15

"You mean I don't have to buy any more milk at the store?"

"A tremendous monster has moved into our home! Save us from the MooMoo!"

Rosie and the chickens are going to take some time to get used to each other.

Thanks to the "Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show" for this blessed Christmas present. She is much loved and will be a great help to our family.

And thank you God for Your provision.

Peppermint- good for digestion, congestion in the chest and sinus, bronchitis, breath freshener, concentration, dandruff, acne, stomache and leg cramps, combined with baking soda makes great toothpasted, oil combined with lavender oil and massaged into temples relieves migraines,

It really does matter where mom is. Did you know that in some parts of Europe they value mothers and their work enough to give them a YEAR  of maternity leave? Now, I don't actually believe the government shoudl tell a business owner how best to treat his employees, but this demonstrates the value they place on children. We Americans don't really like kids at all and certainly don't think they are as important as money.

The 20 worst foods in America

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Remember what this day is all about; Jesus came to die for our sins:-)

I am taking the weekend off of the computer. I will be back on the internet on Monday.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Snow Day!

We've had about 5" of snow already today and it's still coming down. The radar map looks like it will continue a while. We had plans to run errands in town today, but my mom just brought the dc all home in her four wheel drive instead (they stay with her most thursday nights). So instead of finishing Christmas shopping I am working on my commentary on Genesis. the house is much more condusive to work now that it is a bit noisy, lol. If you really want to learn the Bible, write a commentary on it. It forces you to concider what each word mans and to really understand it. I am on chapter 43 of my next to last edit. My mom will do the next one (she is better at grammar and spelling than I am) and then I will do the final edit. I am hoping to have it available by the end of January!

I'm basicly a loner. I like the quiet and solitude. But there is just something so wrong about an empty house with no children dancing around. When we were trying to decide if my mom should bring them home and I was trying to do the responsible thing, the thought of facing a full day with just me and the dog here was almost unbearable. I'm glad they are home.

Tiny quarters

I ran across these links to very small houses. I feel an affinity to these people becasue, though my house is 1400", with 10 people living here were are using about the same square footage per person. I see some interesting ideas.

These houses are on wheels due to building codes. Legally a "house" must be no less than, say, 800" (it varies). So by adding wheels, these aren't legally houses, but trailers. They appear to run from $20,000 to $60,000, which isn't much at all. Of course, that doesn't include the land.

Tumbleweed Houses


The Tiny House Blog

Tiny house design

This has so many potintial applications! From third world homes, to emergancy housing (i.e.Katrina, Hati), to young adults just starting out (imagine being able to own your own home when you are 20?), to expansion housing for overcrowded families like ours (except I expect my adult child would miss the rest of us too much to be able to tolerate being in a seperate building.)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Why do people assume....

that if you spend five minutes typing out an opinion on a blog that you are doing nothing else on the issue at hand or any other issue?

For example, one blog I frequent was accused of doing nothing but yelling at people about abortion. They were told to shut up and do something if they cared that much. In fact, the ministers that run that blog are involved in many hands on ministries regarding abortion and crisis pregnancies.

I too, have had people tell me to do something INSTEAD  of talking on here about things. Why can't we do both?

Are You an Older, Godly Woman, or Just Old?

I find this attitude against children everywhere. In fact the only places I don't run into it are the blogs and books written by the "Quiverful" crowd.

I cant' tell you how many women I have seen warn their children that they had better do everything in their power to prevent pregnancy (except abstinence of course) because a baby will ruin their life, and then turn right around when their child gets married and suddenly expect that child to want to give them grandchildren and lots of them. Hello! You're shooting yourself in the foot ladies!

Are You an Older, Godly Woman, or Just Old? |

Merry Christmas!









Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!

A Libertarian Solution to Evolution Education Controversy: No More Public Schools | Wired Science |

A Libertarian Solution to Evolution Education Controversy: No More Public Schools | Wired Science |

This is so, so,

.....My 12yo will love it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some Pictures from the last couple of months

Best Friends

Common Mallow


Hard Worker


Mrs Puffer Fish

Our Favorite Building Block

Our Flock (or most of it)


School day

He's sure a sound sleeper

Princess Susie (blue-cream calico)

Preparing for a cow

The children and I worked outside Monday and today cleaning and geting ready for the cow (it was raining too much yesterday). All that's left is one gate to fix, cleaning the shed and picking up a bit of blown-in trash in front and around the porch. It's a lot of work and I thank my children for being such willing workers. Oh, and we still need to haul some trash off but the roads are too muddy (the dump is on a dirt road.)

Plans for the rest of the day: finish my Christmas letter, address the envelopes, sign all the cards, make my email cards up and mail them, clean house and make an enchilada for supper. If I have time I will work on my Genesis commentary.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dangerous Spin Doctors: 7 Steps to Protect Yourself from Deception

Dangerous Spin Doctors: 7 Steps to Protect Yourself from Deception

Not a bit surprising when you know that Doctors learn their trade at schools built by big Pharm donations

The FDA is peopled by the doctors taught at these schools

The FDA gets its money from the fees these companies pay to have drugs approved

Most FDA employees either used to work for big Pharm or go to work for them after their time with the FDA

Our system is simply set up for profits, not healing (healthy people don't need drugs so why would big Pharm want to heal anyone?)

Scary and frustrating.  :-(

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Answers to Questions

If a "tolerant" person can't tolerate intolerence are they still a tolerant person?

The way the word "tolerence" is used today, it stands for people who believe homosexuality, adultry, abortion, feminism and any other liberal ideology is ok, but believing children really need parents involved in their lives, that killing unborn babies is bad, that we should control ourselves sexually, and loving someone enough to want to save them from hell is "intolerent." So the "tolerence" crowd has actually changed the meaning of the word "tolerence" to mean "atheistic hedonism." So under the new definition of the word you can be intolerent of different points of view and still be "tolerent." Under the old definition, no, you aren't still tolerent if you believe all true Christians are evil.

Can it be right that there is no right and wrong?

If there is no right and wrong, the very statement "there is no right and wrong" can not possibly right. If it were, than that statement would be a "right thing" something the very statement disallows.

Can it be true that there is no truth?

No, it can't be true if there is no truth for the same reasons mentioned above. This statement is also logical nonsense. It's an impossible circle.

Can we be absolutly sure there are no absolutes?


This is much like if I were to say, "The next sentence I write is a lie. I am telling a lie." To quote Normon from "I Mudd" in the origional Star Trek series. "He says he is lying, but everything he says is a lie so he must be telling the truth but everything he says is lie so he can't be telling the truth. But if he says he is lying and everything he says is a lie than he must be telling the the truth. But..."

Christians, of course, have no such logic problems.

We don't merely "tolerate" people; we love them and treat them the way we want to be treated. This includes pointing the way to heaven and warning them about hell just as we would want if the shoes were on the other feet.

It is right that there IS right and wrong. No logic problems with that statement.
It is true that there IS truth. In fact our Jesus IS the Truth!
God gives us absolutes in the Bible, so of course there are absolutes.

Can an atheist know there is no God becasue there is evil in the world?

If there is no God, where did the very idea of evil come from? In other words, if atheism and evolution are true, than what Hitler did was only survival of the fittest, simply a law of nature. Yet, every one of us knows what Hitler did was evil. This very knowledge is proof that God wrote the laws of "Good and Evil" on our very souls, absolute proof that there is a God. Thus the atheist's objection that there can't be a God because there is evil in the world is in fact the very proof that there is a God.

Friday, December 10, 2010


If a "tolerant" person can't tolerate intolerence are they still a tolerant


Can it be right that there is no right and wrong?

Can it be true that there is no truth?

Can we be absolutly sure there are no absolutes?

Can an atheist know there is no God becasue there is evil in the world?

Don't answer these with doctrine or Bible. Answer them with plain ole' logic and

common sense.

I'm getting a cow!

A local radio station offers to grant 27 unusual wishes each year. My Hubby listens to them regularly and had me ask them for a cow. They called this morning and live, on the air, told me we are getting a cow!

She'll be a Jersey from the same farm we bought our Buttercup from.

We also get three tons of hay!

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38

We don't have a lot of money to give, but what we do have we give eagarly and joyfully. God is Soooo good!!!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

True Education Reform: Get rid of the schools.

High School is obsolete

Very interesting article, but it fails in the same way today's schools fail; it forces all children into the same mold and requirements for education. Just as today's system works for a few, his proposed system would work for a few (though, I would expect more than today's system).

This is what we need to do:

  • Remove all compulsory attendance laws. No parent will ever be required to send their child to any school at any time. This puts education totally in control of the ones who know the child best, the parents. It will no longer be anyone else's business.
  • Pass one simple law that states, "All parents and guardians must provide an education sufficient for their child to learn to read by the age of twenty." If you can read, you can learn anything you need to. Twenty is the age of accountability in the Bible. Anyone who violates this law will be severely punished (but not until their child is twenty because everyone learns at different paces and not everyone is ready to read at five-and-a-half!)
What would happen (after the initial chaos of adjustment) is a whole new system of education would emerge. It would consist of computer, Internet, correspondence, seminars, and a few traditional classes. There would probably be a number of educational options that we haven't even dreamed of yet because traditional (ancient-style) schooling gets in our way.

Most parents would probably use a combination of methods (a computer program for math, a tutor from England over the Internet for Writing, correspondence course for science, seminars for art and music, an Internet forum run by an Egyptologist for history, etc). Really, with the ability to talk live (chat rooms, etc) for free to anyone on the planet, it is ridiculous that we jail children in classrooms all day. Why not let them talk to the actual archaeologists, scientists, writers, etc that are running our world today? Why make them accept some little teacher who has never done anything in her life but go to school?

Of course there will be a few who fall through the cracks, but I would expect it to be far fewer than who fall today. Today, if you are not the kind of person who just like to sit and be bossed around, you will not achieve your potential.

It's time we come out of the method of education used in ancient history. It is time we allowed children to be free.

Monday, December 06, 2010

What happens to babies when they die?

What happens to babies when they die? What about miscarriages? Toddlers? Do they go to hell or heaven or just cease to exist?

First of all, life begins at conception. There is no other logical, scientifically valid time to declare life to begin. All other moments of “becoming human” are based on arbitrary events and human emotions. This means that a baby who dies even very early in a pregnancy is every bit as much human as you and I are.

“The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.” Deuteronomy 24:16

Though we all have the nature to sin, God does not punish us for other’s sins. He does not punish our babies for our sins. He will only punish a child for his own sins.

So the question is, what sins can an unborn child commit? How about an infant? Can a toddler sin?
Though there are many sins, they can all be summed up in James 14:17:
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

A small child or a baby (born or not) does not yet know how to do good. He has not yet learned enough to know righteousness. He has not yet rejected God. Yes, a small child can rebel and be selfish but:

“30And the times of this ignorance (sinning such as idol worship) God winked at (looked the other way, ignored); …” Acts 17:30 and

“The Lord is …not willing that any should perish.” 2 Peter 3:9

God looks the other way when a human does not know what is right and what is wrong but when they learn right from wrong He will no longer ignore their sin. They will be punished for them. Paul tells us:

“For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” Romans 1:20

Those mature enough to see God’s handiwork in the stars and mountains, the rivers, flowers, desert cactus and the wind have no excuse to not know about God.

But a small child does not “see” these things. He simply doesn’t understand yet.

For this reason, I believe that Christ’s blood covers our little ones.

“The blood of Jesus Christ … cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

His salvation extends to them. We will see our babies in heaven; we will see them dancing with Jesus.
“Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

“… I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” David speaking of his dead child.
2 Samuel 12:23

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14

Only children and the child-like will enter heaven.

At what age does a child become accountable?
The Bible certainly doesn’t give us an age, but God only held those Israelites over the age of 20 accountable for the sins of the nation:

“29Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward which have murmured against me.” Numbers 14:29

Since Israelites counted children in their first year as “one year olds” this means God punished everyone we would call 20 and up and preserved those 19 and under. He also commanded a different tax for those of adult age than those in their educational years. (Leviticus 27:3)

It appears that God considers someone old enough to take responsibility when they reach the age of (what we call) nineteen.

Does this mean that an eighteen year old who dies goes to heaven?

I am confident that the unborn to small children who die are in the arms of God. It is possible that He holds each person accountable when they reach the age to understand right from wrong, which would range from four to nineteen. I do know He honors prayers and vows made by knowledgeable children (I promised to serve Him for the rest of my life at four and know He accepted that promise. He granted my hearts plea at twelve and has brought it to pass.) Or He may not hold anyone accountable until nineteen. This I do know: God is love, God is mercy, God is justice.

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19

Assembly Lines or Customizing

Assembly lines and time management were invented at the beginning of the 1900's. Before this time everything was made individually. Everything was custome made. Now this was very time consuming, but allowed for personalization.

In many ways, this was a good societal move. However our culture decided that if assembly lines were good for cars they must be good for education, too. Thus the invention of public schools. This gave complete control to the government over what was taught to who, standardized the content and presentation of information, and "freed" women to join the workforce.

We also decided that if time management is good for factories, than it is good for childbirth.

In fact, we came to believe that every area of our lives could be improved by the factory method.

In so doing we have lost all that is individual.

Honestly, education in this country would skyrocket if every parent sought for the best education for their child. If they would sacrafice to provide what was necessary for that individual child to succeed. This would be the diference between custom home and a mobile home.

Birth is best left to the individual body to decide. On size does NOT fit all. Just becasue, for example, more large ladies need c-sections doesn't mean that all large ladies shoucl have c-section.

Just because some parents won't provide for their children doesn't mean that all parents should be subjected to social services visits.

Just because some men are batterers doesn't mean all men should have their hands tied behind their backs.

Let's begin to treat each other as unique master pieces of God, the Master Artist, instead of like Fords.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Just a family: The art of being beautiful

Just a family: The art of being beautiful

What is Abuse? I believe true abuse shuold be punished with the "eye for eye" law God gave to governments. If a man beats a woman, he should be beat, etc. But our society overuses the term thus diluting its value and deminishing the severity of the charge. This article gives some guidlines to follow.  

Should “She, Obey Him?”

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thanksgiving Taste Test

Every year my huby buys my mom a bunch of stuff to taste-test for her birthday (which is very near Thanksgiving so we jsut do it then when the whole family can be in on it.) This year we tasted;

(Players are my mom, my hubby Andy, my oldest Joy, My second Jim, my brother John, and our adopted-at-50 brother Ron. The other children were there tasting too but they didn't usually commit. My dad is smart enough to not even try. My mom, John and Ron are unflapable. The hotte the better and the nastiest stuff can be used for something.)

Kachai in Brine- "You have to be real hungry to eat that." Ron

Baja Chipolte (cooked on riblets)- "That's good, yah that's really good." (Everyone liked it.)

"the Korean (BBQ) is good." Andy
"Oh a little coach roach a little finger" Andy

"Stay away from the roots!" Ron (Everyone hated the roots!)

Cascade Salsa- "Mmmmm good!"

"The Eel Sauce is good." Mom.

Bro Bru Bru's African Hot Sauce- "Taste isn't all that great"
"In African dirty it would be good"- John (I must have missed a word or too when I was writting this down.)
"That's Nasty!"- Joy
"That's pretty good."- Sharon (a visiting friend who arrived late)

Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce- "Unimpressive. No flavor" -Andy
"Mmmm, not bad."- John
"I like the roasted flavor" -Ron

Sals Hui- "This is so wimpy" -Mom
"Red Chili and water. It's got an after burn." - John

Taquila Salsa Hot- "Doesn't smell hot. I don't like it." -Mom
"I agree." -Andy
"That one doesn't taste good." -Joy

Kikoman Steak Sauce- "Flavor's good but too sweet for steak sauce. It would be good on chicken." -John
"Good. Very mild." -Mom

Portabello slather- "Nah, anything with slather in the name I'm not into." -Andy

Salsa Habenero- "You're not going to like that one." -Mom

Ponzu Citrus Season- "Is it good?"
"No. Needs some kind of dead animal." -Andy
"Like a really good lemon malt vinegar. Really great on fish and chips." John

Pancer Makhauwla mix with cottage cheese- "Top Romaen seasoning" -Joy

Kwong Atway Garlic Sauce- "Goooo (pant) stuhhhh!. Hotest we've had. Lets just say I won't taste the rest" -Mom (For those who don't know my mom, she likes ANYTHING and NOTHING is EVER too hot for her.)
"Kind of salty vinegary and then it bites you" -Ron (while sweating profusly and making faces.)

Peanut Flavored Sauce- "Not bad" -Mom
"Yuck. It's not good." -Andy
"Sugar Free reeces peanut butter cup" -Joy
"That's good." -John
"Uh huh" -Ron

Twist and Shout- "I don't like that one. It has a bad after taste." -Mom
"I'll second that." -Jim
"That's pretty hot." -John

Teka Masilla- "I like that one." -Mom
"that's really good." -Ron (who is still sweating from the garlic sauce above.)

The Pepper Plant- "It promises a lot but then just leaves you flat." -Mom
"Big vinegar after burn/taste." -John

Dragonfly BBQ sauce- "Fishy" -Mom
"Oooo, that's Nasty! Straight pepper without the hot." -Joy
"Tastes like bait smells." -Ron

Peach Salsa- "Way too sweet" -Andy
"Would go good on ice cream." -Joy

Lintle chips- "not bad." -Mom
"This is edible" -Joy
"I like those" -Jim

Jafrizzle Simma sauce- "Not bad" -Mom
"Not good, but not bad." -Andy
"an aquierd taste." -Ron

? (the entire lable was in chinese. We have no idea what it was!)- "No commit. Let's just say it's not my favorite." -Mom
"What is that. It can only hurt you for a minute or two." -Ron

Lime pickle relish- "oooooo" -Joy who didn't taste it. Just smelled it.
Mom spit it out! I've never seen her actually spit anything out before!
"Taste like Pine Sol smells!" -Ron

Chinese 5 Spice (with seven spices on the ingredints list)- "Smells good. Cinnamon and licorice" -Andy
"Licorice chips." -Ron

Purple Yam Candy- "Yuck!" -Jim
"Oooo." in a good way -Joy
"I like it." -Mom
"The aftertaste is best." -Betty Sue

The scary thing is that my mom will find a way to use all these for our Sunday dinners over the next year!

I Need Your Help

I want to write a book of birth stories. I have eight of my own to contribute, but that is not nearly enough!

I would love for everyone to send me their stories; good and bad, home and hospital, mom and dad both!

Please send them to

Thank you so much for your help! I look forward to reading them.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


We're all sick. Well, not the slightly ADD 12yo, the 6yo, and the 3yo. Guess they get to take care of us. Heaven help us!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

To Love, Honor and Vacuum: Happy Thanksgiving!

Cool video! To Love, Honor and Vacuum: Happy Thanksgiving!

Monks sing

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to all of you who bother to check in to see what I am ranting about now. You mean a lot to me.

Thursday’s Forecast

Turkeys will thaw out in the morning, and then warm in the oven to 350o in the afternoon. The kitchen will become hot and humid and if you bother the cook there may be a squall. Later the cold front of the knife will slice through the turkey and cause it to accumulate one-to-three inches on plates. Cranberry sauce will create slippery spots on one side of the plate; mashed potatoes will drift across the other. Butter will spread across some sections. A weight watch and an indigestion warning are in effect for the entire country. Later this evening clean-up operations will begin and the turkey will diminish to sandwiches, which well become colder during the night inside the refrigerator. This weekend the turkey will taper off and end as leftovers. In some sections, of course, there will be a warming trend as soup develops.

Gary Banta

A day without the presence of God is a wasteful day. If you have missed knowing me, you have missed nothing. If you have missed some of my emails, you have missed a laugh. But, if you have missed knowing my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, you have missed everything in the world. Have a wonderful day & may God bless you always!

Gary Banta

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Finished! It's Finished!

I finished the rough draft for my Comentary on the book of Genesis! Now I need to do the peliminary edit, get my proof and do the final edit, let my mom do the final proof read and it's ready to print! YEAH!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So bad I have to pass it along

Here are some of the winners in the International Pun Contest:

1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, I’m sorry, sir, only one Carrion allowed per passenger.

2. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.

3. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says I’ve lost my electron. The other says Are you sure? The first replies Yes, I’m positive.

4. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

5. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. But why? they asked, as they moved off. Because, he said, I can’t stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.

6. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ….A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

7. There was the person who sent ten different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Best Mom in the World.

Well, a new week.
We are taking this week off of school as usual and going camping the next week (death valley ya' all. Its 80 degrees there). My brother arrives at mom's tonight so we will be over there most of the week.

Thanksgiving will be my family, my brother's family, my parents (at their house) and several people from church. Should be fun.

I am working on my comentary on Genesis today (though I should be redoing the chores and school lists). I am researching dating and finding out such neat stuff. If you dump the "accepted" dating line (which is based on several false interpretations of the Bible) archeology and the Bible fall into perfect order! I'm doing Joseph whose name in Egyptian is evedintly Imhotep. So fun! Can't wait to get this book out!

No for a title. The leading sugestions are;
  1. First Things First: The Book of Genesis (from my Joy)
  2. Beginnings: The Book of Genesis
  3. Start Here: The Book of Genesis (from my mom)
What do you think?

I have also decided to go ahead and do the books of the Law. This has been an intemidating idea. I think I will make two books. One will be all the "stories" from Exodus through Deuteronomy or Joshua (depends on how much room it takes. The other will be the Mosaic Law. I will take each problem and discuss all the soulutions listed. So, for example, when I discuss adultry, I will list all the scriptures in Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy that give penalties for this crime all together. This should be very interesting.

And while I do this, I am working on the minor prophets as our church studies them on Wednesday nights. We are up to Jonah.

When I ge to the historical books, I will combine Joshua (unless I put it with the Moses story), Judges, both Samuels, both Kings and both Chronicles together in one book in chronological order.

That will just leave the wisdom/poetry books. I wonder how I will treat those?

God is so good.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Clothes shopping for eight children...

(Some not so much children any more) can be stressful at best. Today mom and I took the girls with us to three thrift stores. Turns out my little girls like shopping for clothes (How in the world did that happen? They sure didn't get it from me!) God blessed abundantly. I need half a dozen pairs of sweat pants and new undies and I am completly done! (and at well under $100 to boot!)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Problems With Two-Income Marriages

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Grieving June Cleaver

My 3yo told me last night "Your are my favorite favorite mother. I'm glad God gave me you ... and Jiffy" (the dog)

The other day I told my 6yo Jackie to go turn off the oven, only being mildly distracted (yeah that's my excuse) what I actually said was, "turn the heater off the onion." Her puzzled look alerted me to the need to review what I had just said and I fixed it while being soundly laughed at (deservedly!!!)

Today Jackie came and asked if she needed to turn the heater off the onion.

Then she wandered off laughing hystericly.

From an email forwarded by my mom from my aunt (don't know where she found it.)
"Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets.

I asked for a half dozen nuggets.

'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter.

'You don't?' I replied.

'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply.

'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?'

'That's right.'

So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

(Unbelievable but sadly true...)"

Ok, my 9 YEAR OLD knew what a half dozen was! And people wonder why I homeschool.....

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Dead Horse

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from one generation to the next, says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.

However, in modern business (government, public schools, hospital birth, etc), because of the heavy investment factors to be taken into consideration, often other strategies have to be tried with dead horses, including the following:

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Threatening the horse with termination.

4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.

6. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

7. Appointing an intervention team to reanimate the dead horse.

8. Creating a training session to increase the riders load share.

9. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.

10. Change the form so that it reads: "This horse is not dead."

11. Hire outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

12. Harness several dead horses together for increased speed.

13. Donate the dead horse to a recognized charity, thereby deducting its full original cost.

14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.

15. Do a time management study to see if the lighter riders would improve productivity.

16. Purchase an after-market product to make dead horses run faster.

17. Declare that a dead horse has lower overhead and therefore performs better.

18. Form a quality focus group to find profitable uses for dead horses.

19. Rewrite the expected performance requirements for horses.

20. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

From Clean joke for the day.

Monday, November 08, 2010

My 3yo Jane

... has taken to calling me Mamasiette (sp?) again. Silly girl,lol.

Full disclosure

An article on a ministorial blog I read suggested that everyone should disclose what they make through their various ministries. So here goes:

So far the ads on this blog have earned me $.37.


Friday, November 05, 2010

Rebekah's Diary

Nice day at church yesterday followed by celebrating our Bro Ron's birthday and Creation.

Read Rebekah's Diary. Was good.

Listening to "Honor thy Father and Mother" by Micheal Pearl.

knife and Tomahawk throwing

Watched Micheal Pearl's "knife and Tomahawk throwing" video. If you ever visit him and he says he is going to take your children out to throw knives, he means it! He is the world champion.

I have also watched "Child Training 101" VERY GOOD! HIGHLY recommended!

And "The Balanced Patriarch"
and listened to "Authority Praying", "honor Thy Father and Mother", "Born Again", "Except Ye Repent", "Am I Saved?" and Voddie Bauchman's Sermon to the baptist convention on children and youth ministries.

All good. All recommended.

Working on adding the new things The Betty's Books carries to the site. Then I need to work on my newest children's book if I have the time.

Thursday, November 04, 2010


Hard 2 B Blue
By John Wiltse
 (My brother:-)

Christian Blues including:
  1. Praisin' (Words and Music by John Wiltse)
  2. Don't Wait (Words and Music by John Wiltse)
  3. God of Little Things (Words and Music by John Wiltse)
  4. Hard 2 B Blue (Additional lyrics adapted from "Have a Little Talk with Jesus" by Cleavant Derricks)
  5. Heartsong (Words by Charles Scott, Music by John Wiltse)
  6. His Love (Words and Music by John Wiltse)
  7. How Blessed! (Words and Music by John Wiltse)
  8. I Give You Praise (Words and Music by Cathy Wiltse)
  9. The Sin in Me (Words and Music by John Wiltse)
  10. I Just Want to Worship You (Words and Music by John Wiltse)
  11. He Lives In Me (Words and Music by John Wiltse)
  12. Yes (Words and Music by John Wiltse)

Coming Soon to

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Why I'm not excited about the Tea Party

I lean strongly towards the conservative end of politics, yet I am not impressed with the Tea Party movement. Why?
  1. I've seen it before when we called it "A contract with America" and it ended up doing more harm than good in the long run (think; "We won so now we can rest.") and
  2. Most of them just don't get it.
When a grass roots movement thinks they have elected people they agree with into office they quit paying attention and go about their lives. The result is that the moderates who call themselves Republicans continue to copromise with the liberals. This actually means they give in so they can have a photo shoot of everyone smiling and shaking hands. Hello! If I wanted peace in congress, If I wanted to "get something done" I'd vote for Democrats! If I elect someone from what is supposed to be a different party I WANT them to fight!

I don't really know what some think the two party system is supposed to be. There is very little difference between the two. What sums it up is my reason Obama beat McCain: Obama makes a better Liberal than McCain did and there was no Conservative running.

#2 A blog I frequent posted a copy of a bumper sticker that exemplifies this. It said "Keep the Governments Hands off My Medicare." Do these people really not understand that Medicare IS the government? And how selfish; "I have MY government health care but I don't want YOU to have it." sigh. (Note: I DON'T WANT government health care and i am one of those who has been without insurance for ten years the law is supposed to benefit.)

Here is how I see politics:

There is a line with slavery on one end and freedom on the other. Satan hates humans and wants the most hurtful, ungodly system to prevail. God loves humans and wants the best system for them. God set up the nation of Israel to be as free as possible with out becoming anarchists (which inevitably leads to slavery). There was no central government, no standing army, only a temple tax and a head tax, and the temple tax was not enforceable by any authority in the land. God did command compassion for the poor, but He gave no one the power to enforce it. He did give the government of each city the power to execute murderers and punish thieves. God placed Laws over the land that protected personal property rights and freedom from other humans, though not from Himself. So even though He knew about every type of government possible, He chose the one as opposite from socialism as possible for His people.

Socialism is tyranny by committee. It is one group of humans telling the rest of the country where to work, who to hire, where to worship (or usually forbidding it all together), how to educate their children, how much to give to charity and what those charities will be, In short, controlling every aspect of their lives. It is assumed that all things belong to the government (and thus to those in the government) including the people themselves.

So how do our current parties line up?
The official name of the Democrats is "The Socialist Democratic Party." Gee, is it any surprise that the only groups that are more socialist are the ones who are openly called communists? (Socialism and Communism differ only in name). If The Communist Party of America is 100% slave minded, then the Democrats are around 85%. The Green Party is between the two.

The Republicans? Moderates all the way. Well most of them. Let's give them a 50%.

Tea Partyers probably run 30-40%. It varies though. (Our own Sharon Angle was a 15-20, but I have seen ones higher)

American Independents about 30%.

Libertarians 10%.

Where most Tea Partiers fail is their disconnect between what programs the Dems are obviously trying to force on us now and the ones they forced on us in past decades. Many want to keep the status quo. And many fall for the propaganda technique called "either or." This is the fallacy that there are only two option, in this case, either the government pays for, say, education or no one will. (Other countries and history tells us that if the government doesn't pay for education, parents will find a way to do it themselves and that charities (mostly churches) will pickup the slack. Yet anyone against public school is "obviously against education.") Some Tea Partiers do get it, but most don't.

I won't believe you, Mr Politician, truly get this whole freedom thing until I see you campaign to get rid of:

  1. Public Schools, the first and most powerful socialist program in America.
  2. Social Security (should be phased out continuing to pay those who have paid into it all their lives and depend on it now while offering the middle agers to opt out and not offering it to the young adults.)
  3. Medicare (ditto the above)
  4. Farm subsidies
  5. Planned Parenthood
  6. NPR
  7. Corporate Bailouts (if they are too dumb to keep themselves out of bankruptcy, they are too dumb to be controlling that much of the economy.)
  8. BLM
  9. FDA
  10. All the welfare this and thats.
  11. About 90% of what's left
(I once looked at a pie chart of what government money goes where and if we eliminated all these unconstitutional programs we would have a balanced budget WITHOUT collecting another penny of FDIC (once our current elderly are paid off) or income taxes.)

Every government regulation, every government control is a step closer to slavery. Until I see evidence that the Tea Party understand this, I am less than enthusiastic.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Men and Women

"For centuries there had been two distinct male and female worlds and, within each, there was relative freedom and equality. However, from this time, ironically called the 'Age of Enlightenment,' one world dominated the other. There was a re-evaluation of the male and female role, and women came off worse." -The Midwife Challenge by Sheila Kitzinger

God created man and woman. He gave each specific jobs to do; very different but equally important.

The Middle Ages and "Enlightenment" relegated the woman's role to a lower position. This is very much against God's design and will. As a result of this degrading of women (and The Curse) women began to hate womanhood and desire to be allowed into the men's world. As a result, men don't want to do men's work becasue women are doing it, women try to do men's work, and no one wants to do the women's work. God is grieved.

Women's Work
Bearing children
Birthing children
Nursing children
Training children
Teaching children
Assisting others in birthing children
Caring for the sick
Nourishing the healthy
Clothing the family
Basic sanitation of family and home
Beautifying of the home
Feeding of the souls
Social relationships in and outside the home

Man's Work
Conquering nature
Protecting the home and family
Providing resources for the family
Teaching the family aobut God
Building society
Conquering the enemy

In other words, Men are supposed to make a living and Women are to make life worth living.

American Thinker: Femi-not

Monday, October 25, 2010

Why I post, write, preach what I do

I guess I need to spell this all out.

I am an ordained minister. I have been in the ministry all my life (come from a long line of preachers and my dad was our pastor almost all my growing up). My ordination occurred in March, 2009, though as I have said I have ministered all my life.

God has granted me the ability to learn. I believe God gives everyone talents. Some are artists, some musicians, some great business people. I have been granted the ability to study and understand.

God has called me to teach women.

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

“4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

“5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2:3

More specifically, He has directly told me to teach other women the truth about His Word and His World and how that applies to the decisions they make and to their children. This includes the truth about;
  1. Birth control
  2. Childbirth
  3. Education
  4. Marriage
  5. Family
I don't like controversy. I don't like it when I upset people. It grieves me when this happens. But every time I have considered quiting God speaks very clearly that I can't.

Ezekiel 3:17
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked man, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for [a] his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.

20 "Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before him, he will die. Since you did not warn him, he will die for his sin. The righteous things he did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. 21 But if you do warn the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live because he took warning, and you will have saved yourself."

I put my own salvation in danger if I do not obey God and speak the truth.

But you know what? I really enjoy telling people the truth. I enjoy teaching. I like honest debate about topics. I really do. What I don't like is being attacked and others thinking I have attacked them just because we disagree (honestly the number of times people think I am being mean just because I post scientific information that disagrees with their choices....)

I do not post things here or on facebook without having done my research. All my opinions have been formed by years of study in the Word and in science. Nothing is just fly-by-night.

What it boils down to is that I love God.

I love my family.

I love Godly womenhood.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Is the Bible True?

Can we believe the Bible is true? Good answer though I would add that it has never been proven wrong scientificly or historicly, and that all of its prophecies have come true.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Perfect Breech

This was to be my seventh birth. The whole pregnancy had been my easiest so far and, though anxious to get it over with and hold my baby, I was feeling pretty good.

I had been having contractions every morning (3:00ish) for several days, but when these woke me up at 3:30, July 24, I could tell they were a little different. I was a few days past my due date, and I could tell from previous experience these were the real thing. I walked around some and then, lay down to try to rest. About 4:30, they were coming 5-7 minutes apart and were getting stronger.

"I'll wait this one out and one more, and then call Andy. Another 15 minutes or so, if things don't slow down, I will call M" I thought to myself.

At that instant my water broke.

"Oh, Andy."


"My water just broke."


So enthusiastic. :-)

I called M and my mother, and then took a quick shower. I have had three previous labors start with breaking water. This time it hurt though. Unusual

Andy helped me breath through the contractions while we waited for everyone to get here. He is great at keeping me from getting too stressed at any time, but especially during labor. He cracks jokes and talks about, anything I show an interest in, but mostly just sits close and holds my hand, helps me breathe and tells me it is almost over. I often look into his eyes during the worst part of a contraction and try to blow the hair out of his face. It really does help (he has a beard).

My mom arrived at 5:30 and began picking up and washing my dishes. For some reason I had not felt like washing them before bed last night. M arrived shortly thereafter. She took my vitals and called A, her assistant. My children usually get up around 6:30, so we discussed what I wanted done with them. We decided to wake them up and for Mom to take them to her house. I have had short labors before, but I have also had a couple of long ones. I decided I really didn't want them here for the worst part (it would distract me too much) and they were fixing to wake up anyway.

I don't really remember when A arrived. I was a little busy. I do remember thinking about a birth story I had read on the internet a few days ago where the woman called her contractions surges. They didn't hurt she said. I told myself "These don't hurt they are just surges." I answered "Yeah, right!" What I didn't realize was just how close to birth I was and that they really didn't hurt in comparison to this point in past births.

"I feel a popping sound during the contractions."

M just looked puzzled. I don't know if it was an unusual thing to experience or if my grammar was too bad to understand. I don't always make a lot of sense when I labor.

I did try very hard to concentrate on not tightening any muscles in my body this time. I guess it did help to reduce the pain because I was kind of surprised when M asked me to move to the couch where she had just set up for the birth (as per a previous discusion we had had).

"Is that an order or a suggestion?" Andy asked.

"A STRONG suggestion." M replied while watching me breathe through another contraction. I moved with help from Andy and A. I had one bad contraction just as I got down on the couch. I couldn't see or reach Andy so I grabbed A's hand and blew the hair out of her eyes for this one. She has pretty eyes.

"Are you comfortable?" A asked me when I was settled.

"No" I replied. Ok, you shouldn't try to crack jokes when you are in labor. (Yes, A I was as comfortable as could be expected at these times. Thank you.)

M had not had a chance to do an internal to check progress yet so she began to prep for that. My body began to push the baby out without my help. I informed M and tried very hard not to push while not tightening muscles either. That is kind of a contradiction of muscle control.

After one of these contractions, I could feel something at the birth canal opening. I saw A look at M and say

"Uhh, M?"

"Babies crowning. Doesn't feel right." I thought to myself

"I see" M nodded to A

"Let's get a baby!" to me.

"Can I push?"


I don't know how many times I pushed but it wasn't many. I could feel M delivering the baby. I know from previous births that the head is the hard part, then you get a minute to breathe, then you push the shoulders out.

"How long is this head?!" I asked myself. She just kept delivering baby and delivering baby. The relief of the neck was a very long time in coming.

Finally, I could feel the neck, after M did something that hurt. I didn't take time then to figure it out then, but now I know she pulled the hands down out of the way.

"Ok, I get to breath a little until the next contraction." I thought.

"Can we have one more push?" M asked. She delivered my two previous babies and never had told me to push (I already knew when to from previous births and anyway, your body tells you). She was perfectly calm and quiet now, not the least bit upset, but it registered as unusual to me.

"Something is wrong. My Baby needs me to push NOW" I thought. One more good BIG push (even though I was not having a contraction) and she was out. I opened my eyes (I close them when pushing) and saw my baby lying between my legs ... upside down! Breech!

This one was a little purple. I had flash backs to my first baby who had been born with the cord very tightly around her neck and had been down right blue. They had to put her on oxygen and I hadn't been able to hold her for four hours. Thankfully, she is fine now. Our newest one began to breathe immediately and pinked right up. No need of Oxygen.

We now knew the popping sound had been; the foot kicking my cervix. That is also why the water breaking hurt; she kicked me.

At ten pounds even, she was my biggest baby, yet I believe this was my easiest birth. Official birth time is only around four hours of labor. I have only had one faster and he was induced in the hospital. M and A were wonderful; my little girl is strong and healthy. Andy is a proud Papa and shows his little girl off. I am thankful for all of God's blessings He has given and for keeping us safe during this whole thing. I had prayed that God would do some miracle to have us in the safest place for Jacklynn's birth. I believe He hid the breech position from us so we would stay home, the safest place for this child.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Satan hates babies

(A note; since Eve’s first grandchild was born, women have helped other women give birth. They have accumulated a store of knowledge that helps them to guide a baby safely into this world. This is God’s plan. Birth isn’t usually a medical event and these experienced women keep it that way. We call this being-with-women, or, in German, Mit Wife.)

There is a long standing tradition of Satan attacking babies in many ways.

The Bible tells us that in the time of Moses, Satan made the king of Egypt order all the boy babies to be drowned in the river. (God rewarded the Midwives for lying to the king and preserving as many babies as possible.)

The Canaanites were convinced by the devil to burn their babies as sacrifices to false gods. This is why God sent bees to drive them out of the land so Israel could take over.

Satan lured the Israelites into the same sin, burning their babies alive to Molech, a few centuries later. This is one reason God sent Assyria and Babylon to destroy them.

Malachi tells us that God desires babies.

In the time of Jesus, instead of Herod just doing a door to door search for the New King, Satan had him kill ALL the babies.

In the Roman Empire, Satan inspired such a spirit of selfishness that not only was the use of certain herbs to cause abortion common, post-natal abortions were preformed; Romans commonly threw their newborn babies off bridges. (Christians would wait in boats under the bridges and fish the babies out before they drowned and take them home to raise as their own.)

In the middle ages the devil inspired the leaders of the “church” to a spirit of jealousy. They declared all experienced midwives to be witches and proceeded to execute as many as they could. The result being dead babies due to the lack of experienced help.

During the Reformation, when people were really seeking God, things got better for a while.

Most doctors couldn’t be bothered with normal birth at this time. That was considered women’s work. But when there was a problem, the doctor would come and save the day.

The fashion began to dictate that upper class women live on little more than toast and tea and that they never went out in the sun in order to preserve their pure white skin. This caused deformed pelvises and eclampsia. Suddenly doctors were delivering most upper class babies. Well, if it was good for the upper class, midwives must be inferior, so any one who could afford it used a doctor. Doctors began to see an easy way to make money. (Satan and his greed demon)

A certain king commanded his girlfriend to give birth in such a way he could best watch. She had to lie flat on her back with her legs in the air. All for the pleasure of the king.

Well, if it’s good enough for the king, than its good enough for everyone else, right? All of the sudden it was considered vulgar to birth in the way women have always birthed throughout history; squatting.

Why is this a problem? The pelvis is made up of several bones that move in relationship to each other depending on the position you are in. Squatting makes the pelvis as wide and short as possible (as well as taking the pressure off of the major supply artery to the baby and allowing gravity to help pull). Lying on your back makes the pelvis long and narrow (cuts off the supply to the baby and makes mom push against gravity instead of with it). When the royal position became popular, more babies got stuck in those deformed pelvises and died or were injured with the doctor trying to get them out. This began a spiral of fear (babies die in birth so we have to have a doctor and do everything modern. Doing everything modern and with attendants that are only skilled in problems makes it more likely there will BE problems. Look, isn’t it a good thing we did things the modern way since the doctor had to work so hard to get the baby here? We had better make sure all our neighbors do too.) and we all know that “God hath not given us a spirit of fear.” If fear doesn’t come from God it comes from Satan. Fear alone causes labor to be ineffective.

About this time, many doctors opened hospitals and they began to see all the money they could make by doing births. Only the poor went to them, though, because they had a 50% or greater maternal death rate (further enforcing the belief that birth was dangerous and deadly) This only got better when doctors began washing their hands, by the way.

The devil also inspired a fashion that it was vulgar to nurse your babies, setting up millions of babies to be fed what amounts to milk with sugar added (formula) instead of God-designed breast-milk. Many babies have died from not having the right kind of nourishment.

At the turn of the 20th century in developed countries the doctors and hospitals began a campaign to discredit midwives, portraying them as dirty and unskilled. As a result, in most developed countries, birth moved from the home (where mommies were already immune to the germs) to hospitals (where they met all sorts of bugs they were susceptible to.) Satan got to kill many mommies and babies through infection.

Plus, Satan used the doctors to inflict all sorts of torture on moms with no scientific backing; shaving the pubic area (which INCREASES infection rates), enemas, x-rays, twighlight labor, tying moms to the tables, on their backs, with their legs in the air, giving women DES to prevent miscarriage (causing baby girls to be born with messed up, duplicated, or no reproductive organs), giving mommies with morning sickness Thalidomide to stop nausea (their babies were born without arms and legs), routine episiotomies, routine induction (which hurts more than natural labor), overuse of forceps, vacuums and surgery. If women object to these things they were patronized, bullied and even forced to comply. A good dose of fear always helps; “but your baby will DIE if we don’t…” It sounds very mellow-dramatic, but what many women experience in the hospital would be called rape in any other setting.

Today, in America, 95% of babies are delivered by doctors. These are men with training in complications. Their union fights very hard to continue to portray all births as medical events in need of doctors and hospitals. Satan finds this great since this means he can kill three times as many moms and twice as many babies as he could if we believed God knew what He was doing when He designed our bodies to give birth.

So today, the demon of selfishness makes us take medicines to keep from getting pregnant while enjoying sleeping with every Tom, Dick and Harry; some of these meds cause babies to die (never implant where they can get nourishment), kill our babies outright in the womb either with meds or surgeries, kill them before they are completely out of the womb (partial-birth abortion). Then our babies die because of the things done to them during birth. They are not given the nourishment they need to be healthy (meaning more die) because of bottle feeding. Then we toss them to daycares where even more will die (20% of all cases of SIDS occur in daycares). And because birth is often a horrifying experience, most women will only go through it once or twice. Satan wins; fewer babies.

Now, I ask you,

How could the bringing of an eternal soul into this world NOT be a spiritual event?


Friday, October 15, 2010

The difference in importance between the past and present

Well, at least in the views of fulfillment of scriptural prophecy.

When we put all fulfillment of scripture into the future it makes the purpose of these prophecies ...


We become the point of the Bible. We become the reason men like John, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Zachariah and the other prophets prophesied. Even part of Jesus ministry was for us and us alone.

This seems to make us very overly important. We are the center of history; the reason for it all.

I just can't accept that.

If the historical views, especially Preterism, are true, than what is the point of scripture?

That God knows the beginning from the end and recorded it in His Word, the Bible. He had certain authors write what was going to happen before time in order to prove that the Bible really is the Word of God. If the Bible is the Word of God than we know that Jesus is just who He said He was.

The purpose of prophesy, then, is to glorify God and point souls to Jesus.

We are no more or less important than any other people who have lived at any other time.

I find that much more in line with Spirit and message of the non-prophesy parts of the The Book.

In writing these prophecy commentaries, I have noticed a number of things:

Futurists can't explain their interpretation of scripture without adding to the Bible. In other words, they have to add such ideas as double fulfillment and "This generation" meaning "All of Israelite History" in order for their views to appear to be in the Bible.

They accuse Preterists of making everything in prophecy symbolic and then turn right around and do the same thing. The only differences appears to be what each view thinks is symbolic.

Futerists seem to think it will bring glory to God to go backwards. Temple sacrifice was instituted to symbolize Christ's sacrifice. Then Christ was sacrificed. Why would God go back to the symbol when we now have the real thing?

Futurists constntly put scriptures together that don't go together. For example, at some point a man is supposed to come to a world-wide throne (Revelation), make it so you have to worship him in order to buy food (Revelation), institute  seven year tribulation(Daniel, Matthew), and sacrifice a pig on the alter in the temple at Jerusalem (Daniel). This will all be followed by a world war that will culminate in Christ coming on a white horse and defeating the anti-christ's army(Different scriptures in Revelation).

Never mind the term "7 year tribulation" is not found anywhere in the Bible. The 7 years come from Daniel, who was talking about Christ. The Pig incident is talking about Antiochus IV. It happened 2200 years ago, 400 years after Daniel lived! Yes a gret tribulation was predicted by Jesus, but He never gave a time limit for it. And he stated that it would happen before those He was talking to died. And it did in AD 70.

Which brings up another problem with futurism. They don't know their history. And they don't seem to care.

Anyway, I am having trouble getting all the information I need for my commentaries. Too much false static out there.