Friday, October 28, 2011

Hoffa Jr. Declares Himself a General for Obama

Things that make you go hmmm…

The campaign promise:

Promise kept???

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just Who is Occupying Wall Street???

Hey America!

Just in case you think this whole Anti-Capitalism America Hating movement is something you might have sympathy with, take a look at whose ring your hat would be thrown into.

First check out the O.W.S. website and notice the clenched fist at the upper left hand corner – a long time symbol of leftist radicals.

Now if that doesn’t disturb you enough, be aware that your Occupy Wall Street pals are former Ku Klux Klan Grand Pooh Bah David Duke, the Communist Party of the United States of America, the military, religious and political leadership of Iran, Venezuelan Communist dictator Hugo Chavez, the American Nazi Party, and Communist North Korea.

Now look at from whom in our own government is showing “solidarity” with O. W. S.:

President Barack Hussein Obama

Vice-President Joe Biden

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Socialist Vermont Junior Senator Bernie Sanders

DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Congressional Progressive Caucus

In other words, it’s the leftists, socialists, Marxists, communists, racists, and even anarchists who aren’t trying to improve this country but trying to destroy it – a la Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and ”The Coming Insurrection” by the Invisible Committee.

And don't forget that there are other cities being "occupied" around the world. And it is the same people doing the occupying there.

Let these lefty loons know that they are certainly free to leave America to Americans and try to occupy the rest of the world instead.

This should be a wake up call to REAL America – It’s time for a rebirth of the Silent Majority. Stand up for America! Stand up for the United States Constitution! Let the rest of the world know that America is the paradise of liberty again!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Parable of Success or Submission

It’s story time!

Once upon a time, there was a man who was hiking in the hills and he came upon a piece of parchment folded and nailed to an old pine tree. He grabbed it and opened it up. It was a map called “Climb Your Way to Fortune.”

The man began to study the map. To his astonishment, he saw that there was an enormous treasure of $5 Million dollars at the end of the path shown on the map. However, the end was at the top of a mountain. There were rivers and valleys he had to cross, but the most daunting thing in the way of that treasure was that tall mountain to climb. There was also one warning on the map: “Beware of the demon, Big G!”

Not wanting to pass up a good thing, the man began to follow the map over those hills and through the valleys, crossing rivers and crags along the way. He was getting tire but finally, he reached the base of the tall mountain.

Just as he was about to start his daring climb, he noticed a line of people to his left. He decided to investigate. He stuffed the map in his pocket and went to one of the people in line and asked, “What is this line for?”

The person, who seemed rather jaded to what was going on around him, answered in a rough voice, “It’s the money line.”

“Money line?” queried the man.

“Yup,” responded another person in line. This one looked a little more enthusiastic. “All you have to do is stand in line until you make it to the front of the line and you get free money!”

The man was seriously intrigued. Why should he struggle and risk his life to climb a mountain to get a treasure when all he has to do is stand in line?

“How much money do you get?” he asked.

“$500!” exclaimed the enthusiastic person.

The man then asked, “What then?”

“Well then,” the person replied, “you stand in line again to get another $500.”

“How long does it take to get to the front of the line?” the man asked.

“About a month,” said the person.

“That doesn’t sound very exciting or rewarding…” the man started, but the first one he spoke to, the jaded person, interrupted him.

“IT’S NOT!” said the jaded person, “I have been standing in this line, over and over for years, and all I get is $500 a month.”

“You just don’t see how good this is?” the enthusiastic person chided in, “All you have to do is get back in line and a sweet $500 is yours. Even if you get sick, there is another line for you to wait in that will take care of you AND make sure you get your $500!”

The man began to get even more curious, “What about food?”

“Provided for you just little bit further along the line,” the enthusiastic person answered.

The man was quite curious so he walked up along the line to see what was really at the head. As he walked he saw all sorts of people; some happy, some sad, some strong and some barely clinging on to life. He even saw the place for food and thought to himself that it seemed a rather boring commissary with nothing to excite the palate. But at least the basic staples are there.

He finally reached the head of the line where, sure enough, there was a tall and large man, sitting at a desk, reaching into his right pants pocket and handing out cash in increments of $500. And when each person received their cash, they seemed to have a small show of relief in their eyes.

Just then, the man noticed the name plate on the desk of the big man. It said: “Mr. Big G.”

The man pulled the map from his pocket and looked at the warning he remembered from earlier to confirm his fear: “Beware of the demon, Big G!” He quickly crammed the map back into his pocket.

The man started to back away, but just then Big G called out to him, “Sir, I will help you if you go back to the end of the line and wait your turn.”

“I was just looking around to see what all this was,” the man responded shakily.

Big G retorted, “Aw, you don’t have to worry about any of this. Just let me do everything so you can get in line to get your fair share.”

“Aren’t you worried about running out?” asked the man, pointing to Big G’s right pocket.

“Not at all,” motioned Big G to his left pocket where he pulled out a large number of bills and put them into his right pocket. “I’ll never run out as long as you people continue to swear an allegiance to me when you get your cash. Now get to the back of the line, sir. NOW!”

Not wanting to get into a conflict with a demon, the man walked to the back of the line. As he neared the back, the jaded person grabbed the man’s arm and pointed to his pocket, “What is that paper you have in your pocket?”

The man told him about coming across the map earlier in his travels. He showed it to the person.

“Ah…” sighed the jaded person, “I used to have a map like that too, but when I got up to the mountain and noticed the line, I decided to try the line out. But after I received my first $500, I lost the map and haven’t seen it since. So I had no choice but to keep getting back in line to survive. But it’s not too late for you! Stay out of this line and follow that map to fortune! You can do it…. But even if you don’t get the treasure right away, keep trying for it and never give up.”

The man was saddened by the jaded person’s circumstances and promised himself that he would do his best to help if and when he could.

He walked toward the mountain again and pulled out the map. Just as he was about to climb, POOF! The demon, Big G. showed up.

“Where are you going?” he asked the man.

“I am going to climb to try to get my treasure.”

Big G laughed in a haughty manner and said,” You don’t need to do that. Don’t you know that if you stand in that line over to the left, you will get $500 a month and free healthcare?” He paused, but realizing that the man wasn’t interested, Big G tried another tactic. “Besides, if you try to climb and get a treasure, I can’t help you, it may take years, you may lose footing and fall, even just a little bit. And NO ONE who is already at the top wants you there…. So why don’t you get in line and let me take care of you?”

The man thought and looked up the mountain, noticing that there were definitely obstacles and even risks and dangers on the way to the top. But then he remembered that the jaded person said “your treasure” to him. There was treasure that was his waiting on him. No one else could have it.

“Sorry Mr. Big G, I don’t believe you and from what I can tell, you have no power over me unless I get in line. I’ll take my chances,” said the man sternly.

“You’ll be sorry…” sang Big G in a taunting tone and he vanished from the man’s sight.

The mountain waited on him, so the man read his map and began to climb. He got about a third of the way up fairly easily by studying and doing odd jobs here and there for a little bit of money. He then noticed that others, who are also trying to reach the top, had opened stores and shops to help themselves and others obtain resources to better their chances of reaching the summit. The man knew that he would never survive this arduous journey unless he could make a better wage. He asked one of the shop owners for a job but had to keep asking shop owners until he found work. After his first month of working, he made $300. He immediately thought of the money line, especially when he realized he would have to spend some of his money on medicine for the cold he was catching.

After a year at his job, the man got a raise to $550 and started to get benefits through his job to take care of some of his healthcare costs. A few more years and a few more raises later, he decided that he wanted to run his own shop. He began to invest some of his money and started earning dividends and interest. Soon he actually had enough to start his own business. He opened his shop by himself and really struggled at first – only $250 a month for his take home pay. After a little while at the job, he got more customers and was even able to hire someone else on the path to treasure to help them out. He was making about $5000 a month – 10 times as much as those in the money line were getting.

Just then Big G showed up on the mountain and told the man that the bottom third of the mountain had sworn allegiance to the demon. And in order for the man to continue his business, he needed to pay Big G $3500 per month.

Suddenly our man realized where Big G was getting all that money to pay out those in the money line.

So, the man worked even harder to be able to make his business profitable, on top of what Big G took. He lad to let go of one of his employees and reduce his take home pay just to break even for a while. Soon, the man was able to hire that one person back and make a decent profit again. But each time he made more, Big G showed up to take more.

He then decided that he wanted to continue his journey up the mountain. So he sold his business for a nice profit, paid his share to Big G, and started to climb again.

Along the way, he used part of his money to survive and part to invest in other businesses to help them survive. His investments continued to pay off.

About three-fourths of the way to the top of the mountain, the man realized that he was making $500,000 a month! That equals $6 million a year! Knowing that he still had $5 million waiting on him, he began give some of his earnings to charity and started a foundation. He then remembered the promise he made himself about the jaded person at the bottom of the mountain.

The man found a few others like him who were interested in helping others out. One man owned a large helicopter so they decided to travel to the bottom of the mountain. Once there a few of them went to the money line. The jaded person was still there, a few years older, and the enthusiastic person was there as well – but he didn’t look that enthusiastic any more.

“Do you remember me?” the man asked the jaded person.

The person nodded then bowed his head and asked, “So you made it to the top?”

“Not yet,” replied the man, “But the treasure is nothing compared to what I am earning now. Wouldn’t you like to get out of this line?”

“I am stuck here,” answered the person, “Big G will never let me out.

“You CAN leave the line,” stated the man, “but you will have to give up your monthly income and healthcare.”

“I need to survive,” panicked the man. “How will I get food and other things I need?”

The man had the answer, “Get out of line and have faith in yourself. You can climb the mountain from the bottom on your own or come work for one of my shops. You will not make as much pay at first but my foundation will provide the difference for a limited time. By then you will start to earn enough.” He paused and then stated, “You told me I could do it and I did. I am telling you that you can do it…. And you will. You can either freely work for your treasure or submissively scrape by for the rest of your life.”

Some others in the line overheard the man and gathered around. “What about the rest of us?” another person asked. Another chortled, “That’s easy for you to say, you have money and don’t need to worry about surviving.”

“It wasn’t easy, but I did start out with no money,” replied the man. “Now, I can only take a few of you as we only have a certain number of seats available, but if you don’t come with us, I suggest you leave this line and start your climb to your treasure,” the man responded. “If you want to work for me, let’s go.”

About four others followed the man and jaded person. And a few more actually left the money line and went to the base of the mountain.


“Some with me and some on their own,” replied the man. “They no longer wish to be controlled by you.”

“Controlled???” Big G shot back. “I am helping them survive. They have money, food and healthcare.”

“But no freedom to earn more doing something they like to do, no freedom to try and enjoy more exciting and exotic foods, and no freedom to control their own healthcare needs,” retorted the man. “I can help them start on that path to get those things themselves.”

Big G huffed, “But only I know what’s best for them! They don’t even know. I am giving them an equal pay, food, and healthcare and all they have to do is stay in my line and swear allegiance to me.” He then turned to the people in line and told them that these rich people didn’t really care about them and only wanted them to be poor. He told them that they would be slaves to the rich.

The man proudly stated, “I made it without you because I know what’s best for me. I was able to earn pay that well rewarded my efforts. I chose my own house, buy as much of the food I like to eat, and pay for my own healthcare where I don’t have to wait on anyone’s approval to be treated. When I started my climb, a wealthier person than I hired me to get me started. I was a slave to no one!” he turned to everyone in line, “This is a demon! Big G has no real power over anyone who doesn’t give that power to him.”

Big G knew that he couldn’t win so he walked along the line to his desk, telling those that stayed in line that if they stayed with him, he would double the monthly pay to $1000. Many people were excited about that and there were many who just resigned themselves to the line not wanting to try to make it on their own.

The man was saddened for those that stayed, but proud that others would start the climb to their success, which would even help him better his businesses and be able to help more people.

The man continued his climb and was glad that there were others climbing up behind him. When he finally reached the top, the man found the treasure waiting on him. But he was already doing so well, he donated it to charity!

I would rather be free to pursue what I wanted how I wanted that to have to keep going back to the Big Government for a trifle here and there and just barely scraping by.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's About the Gospel, PERIOD.

Yes, Jesus was a great man who walked the earth, healed the sick, loved the poor, and set the example of how each of us needs to live out lives.

The liberal, progressive idea of Christ as one who came for social justice pretty much says just that.

However, social justice “christians” either deny or forget the truth of Who, What and Why Jesus Christ really came for.

While the bible gives plenty of examples of how Jesus gave consideration for the poor, the blind, the lame, etc., it also gives the truth of Christ Jesus in His own words:

“[B]ut he said to them, ‘I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.’” - (Luke 4:43 ESV)

Jesus came not just to heal the sick and care for the poor but to preach and teach the good news (Gospel). He said this after healing the sick because He knew that people would use them for healing rather than longing for His real purpose – eternal salvation. We see that Jesus himself speaks of spreading the gospel as a MUST, emphasizing the necessity of God's providential plan being fulfilled. When Jesus is speaking of preaching the “kingdom of God,” a proper dynamic interpretation of “kingdom” actually refers to and means “reign.” Jesus was sent by God to tell the good news of salvation through repentance and faith with the understanding that all that Jesus said and did was about the reign of God in this universe.

And while the bible is full of examples of Jesus performing miracles of healing and caring, those miracles were not meant to be an example of social justice. They were so that when Jesus and His disciples spoke the good news, they would be taken seriously as representatives of the One True God.

Moreover, there are plenty of verses that show that the good news is reason people speak of Jesus – Acts 8:35; 10:36; 13:32; 14:15; Romans 10:15; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; Hebrews 4:2; 1 Peter 1:12; 1;25.

Roman occupied Israel had many social problems that needed to be addressed for sure. But Jesus made no mention or demand of the occupying government or the puppet government solving things through social justice. Jesus came to this world, and specifically to Israel, to show people God’s healing and care for the human soul.

One more point to ponder – Were Stephen, Peter, Bartholomew, James, Andrew, Thomas, Philip, Matthew, Thaddeus, and Simon martyred because they wanted social justice?

And even today, in countries where even the staunchest conservative would seriously question his or her stance of social justice and wealth redistribution, there are plenty of martyrs who willingly get tortured and murdered because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not because they are protesting inadequate healthcare, the wealthy, or even civil rights.

That video says two things to me – 1. In America, even though Christianity is hated and persecuted by millions, we don’t have to go through that. 2 – The violence in the video was not caused because those martyrs wanted social justice.

Forget about rich and poor. Forget about young and old. Forget about white and black. Forget about sick and well. Those things mean absolutely NOTHING when compared to the knowledge that an eternity awaits those who repent and trust in Jesus Christ as the ONLY way to God.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


When it comes to true salvation…
You may believe but so does Satan.
You never found Jesus for He was always there.
You don’t accept Christ. He accepts you.
Asking Jesus into your heart won’t do anything.
Saying that you are saved only counts if you know from what you were saved.
Saying a prayer won’t change you but repentance and trust in Jesus will
Calling yourself a Christian isn’t the same as being a Christian.

It may not be what you think…. So, think agaiu.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

HEALTHCARE - Easy Enough for Liberals To Understand

When it comes to the Health Care debate in this nation, one great quote always comes to mind:

“Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else’s resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.” – Milton Friedman, economist

When shopping, one of the factors you consider when deciding where to shop is the price that stores charge for items. If a shop closer to you charges a higher price than a store farther away charges for the same item, you will probably go to the store farther away, with the consideration that the difference is worth your time and expense to shop there. If an item is of higher quality than similar ones you are considering, you might pay more for it; but if it is exactly the same item offered at different prices, you will likely want to pay the lowest price available. However, if someone else – say the government for instance – tells you just to buy the item wherever you wish and they will pay for it, you will likely go to the closest store to you and pay whatever price they have, even a higher one, since you are not spending your own money for it.

Before the mid-1960s, payment for health care was largely a private matter between the patient and the healthcare provider (doctor or hospital) - HCP. Health insurance was available, but it was not the major topic of concern that it is today. People paid their medical bills the same way they paid other bills. Those who could not afford to pay either did not go to the doctor or received some kind of charitable assistance (the doctor or hospital wrote off the expense or charged less, or the patient received help from a church or other group).

But the rules of the game drastically changed when the Federal government entered the health care field with the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For people over 65 who pay a small monthly premium, Medicare provides government payments for health care services. Medicaid is a Federally-funded program administered by the states that pays health care costs for the poor and others who cannot afford or cannot obtain traditional health insurance coverage. People covered by Medicare and Medicaid receive heath care, and the government pays for most of it. When the government began paying a large percentage of health care costs, those costs skyrocketed. Exorbitant medical charges, mismanagement, and corruption became common. Efforts to reform Medicare and Medicaid have been going or since shortly after the programs began, with little more happening than either elongated debate or worse – added bureaucracy!

In 1960, Americans paid about $28 billion for health care. By 1970, the total had almost tripled to $75 billion. Twenty years later still, the total had increased over nine times more, so that in 1990 the national health care tab was $717 billion. The rate of increase has slowed since 1990, but the figures are still astounding. In 2004, national health care costs totaled two trillion dollars. Health care now accounts for 16% of the country’s GDP. This share of the GDP is three times greater than it was in 1960. Health care costs consistently rise each year at a rate higher than the annual overall increase in the cost of living.

Prescriptions are a larger percentage of health care costs and hospitalization is a lower portion than in previous years. Providers have learned that it is cheaper to prescribe medication than it is to build and maintain a hospital, pay a staff, and incur all of the other costs of a facility. Prescription costs have also risen rapidly, and drug companies now have large advertising and marketing budgets to encourage patients and doctors to use their medicines.

Today local, state, and Federal governments pay one-half of all health care bills in the United States. Overseeing and paying for health care has become a major function of government. This fact helps to push the cost of health care higher for all Americans, including those who have private insurance and who pay their own medical expenses.

The United States does have an excellent health care system. We have good medical schools, good hospitals, great doctors and nurses, and a higher than average level of availability of drugs and medical tests. I would rather have a medical need in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. Generally speaking, if you need medical attention in the U.S., you CAN get it.

The problem is paying for it. The costs are too high and the administration of health care involves too much bureaucracy. It is a complicated problem, and all of the parties in the system usually blame the other players for the situation.

Greed is a major component. Whether it be the insurance providers, the HCPs, the drug companies, other factions of the industry, or even health patients themselves, nobody wants to give up their money for things if they don’t have to.

Doctors play a part by wanting everything they do to be above question. This factor shouldn’t be the problem it is because most doctors are ethically bound to provide the best care to the benefit of the patient. But there are a few doctors who fight against the system which is designed to benefit both doctor and patient. Sometimes this is good, because the patient may need treatment that an insurance company doesn’t want to cover and the doctor has to fight for the benefit of the patient. Yet there are other doctors who are more concerned with fighting insurance companies while ignoring or forgetting the real need of the patient.

Insurance companies want to call the shots. As mentioned above, most insurance companies, who are trying to protect their bottom line, only let a HCP treat based on what the insurance company sees as a necessary treatment… this can sometime be to the detriment to the patient. But, in the United States, the insurance company does have outlets where a HCP can appeal to be able to fully treat a patient.

Medical malpractice insurance is terribly expensive, but doctors pay for it because they do not want to be ruined by a lawsuit, however frivolous it might be. This is one of the biggest travesties in the medical industry. Doctor’s are human and can sometimes make mistakes… but rarely there are HCPs who are negligent who need to be held accountable. However, until serious tort reform happens, doctors will have to pay malpractice insurance which will, in turn, raise the overall cost of healthcare!

Pharmaceutical companies want as much profit as possible. In the free market system we live in, this is an understandable desire to have as a business. And with the incredibly high cost of research and development of prescription drugs, high costs can’t be avoided. However, some of these companies merely develop drugs JUST to make a profit and that leaves little availability for full testing and keeps overall costs high.

Government oversight can be unreasonable and complicated. For example, when prescription coverage was added as a Medicare option, it was difficult for many users to understand. Waste and neglect were a side effect.

With all of these factors happening, consider the way that charges are calculated. When someone has a medical bill, say a test or an office visit, the charge is submitted to the payer, which is usually Medicare or an insurance company. The charge for the service is usually ridiculously high: perhaps $60.00 or $75.00 for a brief office visit, several hundred dollars for a test, or several thousand dollars for a hospital stay. The payer then uses a standard known as the “usual and customary” charge for such a service. Using that standard, Medicare or the insurance company approves a portion of the bill and pays the provider on behalf of the covered person. The provider says thank you for that partial payment and goes on to the next patient.

If a person does not have insurance, he is stuck with that inflated bill and has to either pay it, negotiate a lower price, or risk damaging his credit rating or declaring bankruptcy by not paying it (it is estimated that as many as HALF OF ALL personal bankruptcies involve at least some medical debt). One reason for the high medical charges is to cover the expense incurred by providers by those who do not pay. Doctors who receive government payments, which has come to be just about all of them, have their billing practices for all patients critiqued by the government.

All of this adds up to a system that is way too complex, way too costly, and extremely inefficient.

One thing to remember is that in most cases, when a procedure, like Lasik Eye Surgery, isn’t covered by insurance, the HCPs who offer the procedure compete to offer the lowest price. If an insurance company were involved, the cost would be much higher.

The health care delivery system needs fixing, but developing a completely government-run system of socialized medicine is not the answer. The goal of such tax-supported systems, which are used in the United Kingdom and Canada and some other countries, is to make health care equally available to all regardless of one’s ability to pay. The result, however, has been that less health care is available for everyone. Care becomes not more available but more limited and rationed. The system is inefficient, and it is not unusual for people to wait months and sometimes years for procedures that would take place within a few days in the United States. The government bureaucracy has no motivation to do a thorough or efficient job since it has no competition. Socialized medicine is driven by the bureaucracy and by the government’s desire to control health care.

A better approach is for health care to be patient-centered and driven by competition, with government’s role being to enable and encourage effective serving of health care needs. Some steps toward this goal have included the following:

• The ability of workers to carry their health insurance coverage with them when they change jobs has given people more freedom. Continuing medical coverage through an employer is one reason why many people continue to work for a company or are reluctant to retire.
• Medical savings accounts allow individuals to set aside a certain amount of their income tax-free to pay for medical costs.
• Insurance companies are currently regulated by the states, but national competitiveness would give consumers more choices that would force the companies to be even more consumer centered rather than only profit driven.

It is a humane and compassionate policy for people to be able to receive an adequate level of health care even if they cannot afford to pay for all of it. However, recipients of such care should also be expected to pay some of the cost. They need to bear the responsibility for a co-payment and for making lifestyle changes when that is needed. It is not right for taxpayers to bear all of the responsibility for the medical bills of people who do not take care of themselves. It is also a good policy to provide local clinics for those who receive subsidized care. This is more cost-efficient than simply having them go to an emergency room, which is the most expensive way to deliver health care. Ideally, Christians, among other charities, should be willing to help pay the medical expenses of those who need assistance.

But what about those programs that have already been run by states???

In 1994 the state of Tennessee initiated TennCare, a public health care system that was a trial program to replace Medicaid. TennCare uses Managed Care Organizations (MCOs, which are mostly private health insurance companies) to pay for services that patients get from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other providers who participate in the program. The state government reimburses the MCOs for what they pay to providers. TennCare provides coverage for the poor and for those considered uninsurable by private insurance companies. Most TennCare recipients do not pay anything for the services they receive, although a small percentage of those covered by TennCare pay premiums and co-payments for office visits and other services. Payments for medical services under TennCare are usually LESS than what providers receive from regular insurance companies, and because of the TennCare bureaucracy, payments to providers are often SLOW in coming.

TennCare has seen the same explosion of costs that has characterized American health care as a whole. As of 2005, 1.35 million Tennessee residents were covered, out of a state population of almost 6 million. Just under one-half of those covered were children under the age of twenty-one. The program cost $8.7 billion in 2005, which means that the program paid out an average of over $6,400.00 per covered person that year. Two-thirds of the funding for TennCare came from the Federal government, while the other third was paid for by the state. The total TennCare bill included a ridiculously high amount that went for bureaucratic expenses in the state government and in the MCOs. Of the $8.7 billion, $2.9 billion went to the MCOs. $2.55 billion went for pharmaceuticals, $1.7 billion for long-term care, and $455 million for mental health services.

The program has experienced HIGH COSTS, CHARGES OF MISMANAGEMENT, and COMPLAINTS from both health care providers and patients. TennCare has had more than five different directors, and the original director who lasted just over a year in 1994-1995 returned in 2002 to head the program again. Counting acting and interim directors, TennCare had eight leadership changes between 1995 and 2002. In 2005 several thousand TennCare patients were dropped from the program in an effort to save money. All of those cut from the program were over nineteen. No coverage for children was eliminated.

So, in an attempt by a state to assume the costs for even some of its citizens, TennCare ended up dropping coverage because it is just too expensive and inefficient to work.

In April 2006, the state of Massachusetts became the first state to require all citizens to have health insurance coverage. Several different plans and levels of coverage were offered, and the state helped to pay the premiums of those who could not afford to do so themselves. The plan enabled the government to help some of the people but kept health care delivery in the private sector. And like TennCare, the bureaucracy, lack of efficiency and high cost has forced Massachusetts to drop coverage for some residents.

The American health care system has grown in piecemeal fashion, and all of the players want more of the pie. In order to continue to have the best healthcare system in the world, the U.S. government will need to minimize its involvement. To make the needed changes, everyone will have to give up something; but with proper planning and execution, individuals and organizations in the health care field will still be able to earn a comfortable living and more people will be able to get the medical care they need.

Monday, May 30, 2011

"I WIll Remember"

“I Will Remember”
Scott Ashley Kingsmore

You answered a call to serve,
Beginning with sweat and dust and nerve.

The trials you endured to prove,
That your resolve couldn’t be moved.

I will remember.

The uniform you donned with pride,
With others, side by side.

With shining buttons and sharply pressed,
Like you, waiting for the test.

I will remember.

On land, on sea or in air,
“First to Fight…,” “Always Ready…,” you’ll be there.

“Rolling Along…,” “Off We Go…,” “Anchors Aweigh…,”
You charge bravely into the fray.

I will remember.

All it took inside an eternity of strife,
Was a fragment of a moment to end your life.

Your courage was met with destiny,
Because of your sacrifice I remain free!

I will remember!

I pray that you know my deep appreciation,
For the price you've paid for our great nation.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Warning From 50 Years Ago!

In 1961, an episode of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone aired that has such a ring of truth to it that I had to blog it here. Actually, my fascination with it now started one night a few years ago while discussing it on Blog Talk Radio with the Political Postachio himself, Douglas V. Gibbs. It was his revelation and fascination that has rekindled my love for this episode. We had a remarkable discussion that lasted until about 1:30am for me and they were still going when I signed off. Running the board for Doug was our good buddy, Josh Allem. Wild Phil, Andrea, and Brian were there as well. The most remarkable thing came when we actually started talking about the things of God. This led to some impromptu witnessing in which God was absolutely glorified.

The episode, "The Obsolete Man," Aired in 1961. The presentation here is from a group of actors who perform the Twilight Zone live. Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Read the opening narrative as it is spoken by Serling: You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future; not a future that will be, but one that might be. This is not a new world: It is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advancements, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: Logic is an enemy, and truth is a menace. This is Mr. Romney Wordsworth, in his last forty-eight hours on Earth. He's a citizen of the State, but will soon have to be eliminated, because he's built out of flesh and because he has a mind. Mr. Romney Wordsworth, who will draw his last breaths in the Twilight Zone.

Now read the closing narrative as it is spoken by Serling: The chancellor, the late chancellor, was only partly correct. He was obsolete, but so is the State, the entity he worshipped. Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete. A case to be filed under "M" for mankind—in the Twilight Zone.

You can also view the original episode HERE

The references to Nazi Germany and the Soviet State are all throughout. The wardrobe reckons back to the drab brownshirts of the Nazis. In fact, the Chancellor even mentions Hitler and Stalin by name as men of vision who are to be reveered. Serling new how to write and new that words...and names MEAN things. Let's look at the title of "chancellor." We can relate it to the head of state or leader. However, because of the Christian overtones, I believe this is more in reference to the Old English definition which is based on a chancellor in Roman times. >cancellarius< - "keeper of the barrier, secretary, usher of a law court," so called because he worked behind a lattice at a basilica or law court. In the Roman Empire this was a sort of court usher. This makes more sense in terms of the character in the show. After all, it wasn't a palace or office room but a court room that is the judgement placed in the episode. I believe that Serling intended this to be a reference to the courts of the Pharisees that seem to be the model for the one world government and religion prophesied in the New Tastament. And that goes along with the liberal trends of our society and activist judges.

As far as the main character, Serling really put it perfectly in the name. Romney Wordsworth says enough by his name alone. Wordsworth is a perfect name for a librarian and even better for a religious man who finds WORTH in the WORDS of the bible. The first name, Romney is a Welsh name which mean "dwells by the river." This can mean one or both of two things. The river refers to the river Jordan in which Jesus was baptized, or in Revelation 22, it refers to the River of Life.

In a nutshell, this episode really cries against fascism, authoritarianism, and the atheist state. This is harkened in Jonah Goldberg's book, "Liberal Fascism" that lays out the best relation between modern liberalism and the example of the totalitarian government of the episode. Furthermore, Wordsworth was killed for his convictions which he held to the last. This is a solid homage to the Christian martyrs who are tortured and die for their beliefs.

Just for the record, the bible verses Wordsworth read are: Psalm 23, Psalm 59, Psalm 14, and Psalm 130

I find it fitting that the condemned man willingly showed that he was NOT obsolete through his mercy in releasing the chancellor, who then became obsolete by his dependence on the mercy of the obsolete. Truly a biblical lesson.

Thanks to Doug, and the guests of his show. but most of all, praise God for His love for all of us.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Presuppositional Apologetics AKA logic does not apply to humanism.

So, atheists like to use logic when it comes to matters of faith but then CONTRADICT logic when addressing the laws of science. And I’m crazy for believing in something I can’t see???


Presuppositional Apologetics

“The Atheist (Mike) went from being angry and foul mouthed to listening intently as Chad went through the Gospel message. I can only speculate that it was the "Law of God" that stopped his mouth. - "that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may become guilty before God." (Romans 3:19).
As for the apologetics. They were superbly used by Chad. Mike may be an intelligent person, but his educational accomplishments failed to support him in this debate. Great job Chad.”

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Should we Christians BEWARE OF AN ALIEN ATTACK!!!!!!! ??? (UPDATED)


Yes, a Christian is going to inform you about an impending alien attack. But it probably isn’t what you think.

Starting in June, 1947, the modern era of UFO sightings started with flying craft described by a pilot as “saucers” that seemed to skip across water. And then the infamous “Roswell Incident” took place that next month.

But what exactly is a UFO? Are they literally the “flying saucers” glamorized by the pop culture of the 1940s and 1950s? The initials themselves stand for Unidentified Flying Object. This literally means that something is observed travelling through the sky with an undetermined identification of what it specifically is. However, in today’s pop culture terms, a UFO is a craft is termed as one of extra-terrestrial (not from the Earth) origin.

Millions of people have reported seeing these UFOs for many years. Are they crazy? Many used to think so. But I am not so sure that I would disregard those reports as just people who are nuts or even those that just make stuff up. What’s more is that there are of millions of people who have described being abducted (kidnapped) by beings from these UFO craft.

Again, there are those who totally believe without questions that aliens are visiting Earth and kidnapping its inhabitants. And there are those who seem just as crazy to dismiss all of these folks who claim abduction.

I can’t dismiss any of this when people are so adamant and thorough in their description of the events surrounding and directly involved with these incidents. But as a Christian, what is being described is far more disturbing and unsettling than simply hearing “Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!,” “live long and prosper,” from Mr. Spock, “This means something,” from Roy Neary, or even just “Take me to your leader.”

An alarming fact is that many Christians have bought into the idea of extra-terrestrial alien life. But for Born-Again Christians, is this idea truly biblical? The one source that God provided for us to receive knowledge and wisdom from Him is the Holy Bible. A God loving Christian should believe, without question, in the concept of Sola Scriptura – that is, the bible stands alone as a source for living, loving and learning. Christians should believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. And we Christians should continuously examine ideas in the Light of Scripture and take “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).”

The point here is not to point out the obvious physical and scientific impossibilities of extra-terrestrial travel, and there are TOO MANY to debate in one lifetime, but to point out that, in trusting the bible, the idea of alien life is incompatible with Scripture.

Let’s start with a basic biblical fact.

The earth is unique. God designed the earth for life:

For thus says the Lord,
who created the heavens
(he is God!),
who formed the earth and made it
(he established it;
he did not create it empty,
he formed it to be inhabited!):
“I am the Lord, and there is no other. - Isaiah 45:18.

The other planets have an entirely different purpose than does the earth because God created them to be that way.

In Genesis 1 we read that God created:
- plants on Day 3
- birds and marine life on Day 5
- land animals on Day 6
- Human beings were also made on Day 6 and were given dominion over the animals.
But where does the Bible discuss the creation of life on the “lights in the expanse of the heavens (Genesis 1:14-15)?” There is no such description because the lights in the expanse were not designed for life. God gave care of the earth to man, but the heavens are the Lord’s:

The heavens are the Lord's heavens,
but the earth he has given to the children of man. - Psalm 115:16

He made the stars, planets, and moons “to divide the day from the night; and ...for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and... for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth (Genesis 1:14–15)”. When we look at what the Bible teaches, extraterrestrial life does not seem reasonably compatible with Scripture.

If alien life were discovered, what would be its significance in the universe? Science fiction movies show many different races of beings who supposedly evolved on other worlds. Although very entertaining, such alien races present a problem. And that problem comes back to the focus of and on Jesus Christ. The hypothetical question thus arises: when aliens sin, can they have their sins forgiven?

The Bible teaches that the first man, Adam, rebelled against God (Genesis 3). As a result, sin and death entered the world. It doesn’t say the world and heavens or even the worlds. It says WORLD. Biblically, this refers to the dominion God has created for man.

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned - Romans 5:12

Again, the bible speaks in terms of this world by stating “all men.” It doesn’t say all men and animals or all creatures of the universe. It says ALL MEN as in all mankind or human beings. We are all descended from Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:20) and have inherited from them a sin nature.

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. - Romans 6:6

This is a problem: sin is a barrier that prevents man from being right with God.

but your iniquities have made a separation
between you and your God,
and your sins have hidden his face from you
so that he does not hear. - Isaiah 59:2

But God loves us despite our sin and provided a way to be reconciled with God. Christ is a blood relative of ours since He and we are descended from Adam, all human beings are of “one blood” (Acts 17:26). Furthermore, since Christ is God, His life is of infinite value, and thus, His death can pay for all the sins of all people. That is why ONLY the Lord Himself could be OUR Savior.

Declare and present your case;
let them take counsel together!
Who told this long ago?
Who declared it of old?
Was it not I, the Lord?
And there is no other god besides me,
a righteous God and a Savior;
there is none besides me. - Isaiah 45:21

Therefore, Christ died once for all.

He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. – Hebrews 7:27

He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. - Hebrews 9:12

And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. - Hebrews 10:10

God’s plan of redemption is only for human beings, descended from Adam. Christ is called the “last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45).” Therefore since aliens are not related to Jesus by blood or to us by worldly sin, they have no plan for their salvation. They are not blood relatives of Jesus, so Christ’s blood cannot pay for their sin.

Many wonder if Christ could have gone to the aliens’ planet and lived a sinless life as one of them and then died for them. Could He not then have done the same exact thing for every planet inhabited by aliens? No, for the simple fact that the Bible tells us that Christ died once for all.

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, - 1 Peter 3:18

The bible also tells us that when Christ ascended into heaven, He would be preparing a place for us and return to take us back with Him.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. – John 14:3

From the day His mother gave birth to Him, Jesus is and forever will be both God and man. He was raised from the dead in His glorified human body to live forevermore at the right hand of God the Father (Mark 16:19, Luke 22:69, Acts 2:33, 5:31, 7:56, Romans 8:34, Colossians 3:1). He is definitely not an alien from another planet.

The bible makes it clear that Christ was there in the Trinity at creation (Genesis 1:3, John 1:1-4). And God made the earth unique in His universe. It is here that God placed mankind only on earth when we were created. It is here on the earth that Christ became man, lived a sinless life, died once and for all for our sins, and was resurrected. It is from here that Christ promised to prepare a place for us. And it is from here that Christ went to sit at the right hand of God the Father. It is here that Christ promises to return to gather us up to Him.

Conclusively, Christ in the flesh, as one part of the Holy Trinity, was involved with humankind on Earth alone. Therefore, one of the reasons God created the universe is for this world and its people. There is nothing biblical about God having anything to do with “aliens” or other worlds outside of His creation of those worlds for their purposes to this world.

The arrogance is NOT that man is the only life in the universe. The true arrogance is for us to ascribe to God the linear limitations of what we think of Him and what He is capable of. For even if we proclaim that God can do anything, we base that judgment on our own limited linear understandings of the way things are. Since God’s nature is to be outside of time and space as we understand it (and even beyond), the static laws of science and nature that we understand do NOT apply to His abilities since His abilities are beyond any law of science and nature that we could comprehend.

But then, if it isn’t Gort or Ming the Merciless, what’s going on?

We can’t simply just say something is not happening, especially with the evidence and testimony of millions. If all of these “alien encounters” and the like are happening, the question is, “If they aren’t extra-terrestrial in origin, then exactly what are they?”

For thousands of years people have been aware of celestial beings “from above” who have appeared to them in the skies, descend to the earth, and even involve themselves with mankind. A few of which:
- Bring an esoteric knowledge to mankind
- Involve sexual interests (experimentation, reproduction)
- Abductions
- Interact with mankind via supernatural ways (ESP, telekinetics, telepathy, etc)

In ancient times these beings were known as angels, fallen angels, demons, gods, spirits, etc. But with our advancements in technology in recent years, which have increased our understanding and awareness of our universe, along with the notions of air and space travel, it is through a modern understanding that the current generations of man have attempted to understand these beings and their agendas... even in the context of pop culture and science fiction. And to limit our understanding to only a modern perspective is to disregard thousands of years of information, evidence, and experience in place of a mere few decades of tainted comprehension.

Jacques Vallee is a world renowned Ufologist and researcher of the occult for over 35 years - and has addressed the UN on the UFO phenomenon. He is the inspiration behind the French scientist, Claude LaCombe, in the movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” In his book, ‘Messengers of Deception’ he describes “…an impressive parallel between UFO occupants and the popular conception of demons.” And in his book ‘Confrontations’ he writes, “the medical examinations to which abductees are said to be subjected, often accompanied by sadistic sexual manipulation, is reminiscent of medieval tales of encounters with demons.” He also made this statement, “I believe that when we speak of UFO sightings as instances of space visitations we are looking at the phenomenon on the wrong level. We are not dealing with successive waves of visitations from space, we are dealing with a control system.” And he states, “UFOs are the means through which man’s concepts are being rearranged. They are engaging in a world wide enterprise of subliminal seduction.” He also made the statement, “UFOs are real but they are not physical. They are messengers of deception.”

Those educated in demonology & the occult (both ancient and contemporary) who have examined the behavior patterns of these beings, consistently identify them as fallen angels/demons. If you are lacking knowledge in these areas, then the parallels in behavior and historically aligned facts, and therefore the identities of these beings, may not be so evident to you. Take a glimpse at what such experts have discovered:
Superhuman Intelligence
Probably the most commonly known characteristic of these beings is their advanced knowledge in many areas (i.e.: technology, psychic principles, and physics). The word “demon” in Greek comes from the root word meaning ‘knowledge’ or ‘intelligence’ meaning that demons have access to knowledge and information denied to ordinary mortals.
Telekinesis, Telepathy & Poltergeisting
UFO abductees and those who have encountered these beings have consistently reported these three abilities being manifested. These are also three of the most commonly known traits of demons – as described by theologians, occultists, psychics, ghost-hunters, & ufologists alike. Telekinesis is the ability to manipulate a physical object with physical contact with the object. Telepathy is basically communication without spoken word or other physical means of communication. A poltergeist is a “spirit” that focuses its repeated “haunting” on one person or physical object.
This is obviously a well-known characteristic of demons/fallen angels but not many are aware of the latest discoveries in this area concerning the so-called “aliens”. It has been recently discovered that high-end night vision apparatuses can see the infrared signatures given off by these UFOs and beings, even if invisible to the naked human eye. This physical record has been very well documented over the last few years.
Interest in Human Sexuality
One thing that has been highly publicized is the sexual interest these beings often take in the reproductive systems of those they abduct. This is a striking parallel to that which is described in the book of Genesis.
When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God (angels) saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose… The Nephilim (giants born by the sons of God and the human women they impregnated) were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. – Genesis 6:1-4
Also, in the Apocrypha book of Enoch (which is quoted by Peter and Jude in the New Testament and is in the Ethiopian canonized Bible today), we read about fallen angels lusting after women and descending to impregnate them.
Further, occult & Satan worship (both past and present) is rich with accounts of such behavior being manifested by the demonic spirits the practitioners work with. This is one of the well-known pillars of demonic/fallen angel worship known to people throughout the world and throughout history.
Thought-Planting, Mind Control, & Possession
The scriptures speak of such experiences being attributed to the work of demons (Matthew 4, 8; Luke 8). Further, millions of modern occultists, parapsychologists, & demonologists are well aware of the fact that these demonic beings are known to plant thoughts, control the minds of their victims, & even possess them. What is interesting is that the testimonies of tens of thousands of UFO/alien abductees and contactees have experienced the EXACT SAME phenomena, and in the same ways. This is beyond obvious.
Known To Be Liars
Those who have claimed extensive contact with these beings such as Whitley Strieber, recurring UFO “contactees,” and alleged clandestine governmental agencies have repeatedly reported how these beings are known to lie and deceive almost compulsively. Notably this is also known to be one of the main characteristics of the beings in the “demonic realm”. Scriptures closely associate fallen angels and/or demons with the creation and perpetuation of lies – and therefore of being of the very essence of lies.
Engaged in Controlling Direction of Mankind
The famous Whitley Strieber, author of the best selling book ‘Communion’ and a repeat “abductee” said, “after the communion experiences I decided it might be a good idea to accept the idea of the Devil just in case that’s what I saw. If you look closely at the world you see the workings of evil in the world. There seems to be a sort of machinery behind it that is far beyond just the accident of human life”. These are compelling words considering;
1) That he isn’t making it up and really has been in contact with these beings extensively over a long period of time
2) This man is a self-described agnostic and yet his views perfectly line up with that of the Biblical message that speaks of the demonic realm controlling the affairs of mankind from behind the scenes.
They Have Been Spotted Warring In The Air
These beings have been spotted hundreds of times, in ancient times and modern, warring overhead in the atmosphere, as if there were two opposing groups. This is extremely interesting because the Bible speaks about “Principalities”, angels, and demonic beings warring in the heavenly realms and/or in the “air” (Ephesians 6:12). One example is when Daniel prayed for 21 days and eventually an angel showed up and told him he would have been there sooner but the Prince/Angel of Persia resisted him for 21 days (Daniel 10). Also, those who host UFO safaris with high-end night vision equipment, have frequently reported that these entities they view were warring in the sky above them.

Throughout time and geographic locale it has been found that these entities often times had close ties with spiritual belief systems and political systems. There is much evidence showing that these beings in times past played, and in times to come will play, significant roles in the affairs of mankind.

- UFO researcher John Weldon said, “How creditable is it to think that literally thousands of genuine extraterrestrials would fly millions of light years simply to teach new age philosophy, deny Christianity, and support the occult? And why would the entities actually possess and inhabit people just like demons do if they were really advanced extraterrestrials?”
- Based on over 40 years of research, famed occult researcher Dave Hunt said, “They seem to be preparing us, psychologically setting us up for some ultimate delusion that is too horrible even to imagine as yet”. Note: this lines up with the Biblical prophecies of the demonic realm creating a grand deception in the “end times”

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).

Some people believe these “aliens” found our planet in the course of intergalactic, or even extragalactic, “space exploration”. A problem with this hypothesis is laid out in three points below:
1. It is universally understood by the world’s major religions and the occult, alike, that demons/fallen angels have been here as long as mankind - and even before. The historical records from every continent and culture throughout time overwhelmingly verify this to be a consensus.
2. Thousands of ancient cave drawings, sculptures, journal entries, and paintings from every continent on earth, and dating back thousands of years, have been discovered which conclusively prove the ancients had experiences with these UFOs and “aliens” just as we have today. Recordings of UFOs and ‘aliens’ have been found crudely painted in ancient cave murals, cut into Egyptian stones, mentioned in the journals of ancients such as Alexander the Great, and even noted in Christopher Columbus’ ship log.
3. The descriptions and characteristics of these so-called “alien” beings align almost perfectly with that of demons/fallen angels.

The conclusion of the above three points could not be clearer:
i. Ancients and contemporaries alike have known of demons/fallen angels being here since before the creation of mankind.
ii. Ancients and contemporaries alike have known of so-called “aliens"
iii. The behavior and characteristics of the two groups – demons/fallen angels & “aliens” are known to be practically identical
iv. “Aliens” ARE demons/fallen angels.

"There seems to be no evidence yet that any of these craft or beings originate from outer space." -Gordon Creighton, Official 1992 Flying Saucer Review Policy Statement

Try as one may, there is no substantial evidence revealing that these beings originate from “outer space.” But it just doesn’t reason that these are beings from another planet when they have;
1) Shown a propensity to deceive & lie to those they communicate with
2) Support known occult principles that have existed for thousands of years
3) Deny true, biblical Christianity
4) Mimic sexual behavior reminiscent of the fallen angels in Genesis 6 and in the book of Enoch
5) Been reported to parallel a plethora of other demonic methods and known agendas such as mind control, intense mental torture, possession, manipulation, and even murder

By all accounts these are the fallen angels and/or demons spoken of in the scriptures. The evidence is overwhelming and the proof extremely compelling.

So, if those who hold expert-level knowledge in the relevant areas agree (Christian and other theologians; occultologists; psychologists; and world-class level ufologists) that these are demons/fallen angels, the following has to be overwhelmingly obvious:
If all cultures are aware of beings known as demons/fallen angels
All cultures are aware of beings that have come to be known as “aliens”
The behavior and characteristics of both groups are identical
Why blindly disregard the idea that “aliens” are demons/fallen angels and instead choose to adopt a hypothesis involving a group of beings we have never verified even exist (intergalactic “aliens”). Doing so is foolish and is the epitome of ignorance and truly presumptuousness to overlook a known group of beings who share the exact same methods, characteristics, and traits – and whom are also known to dwell in a dimension of earth and the immediate surrounding areas.

Now, the question must be begged as to why this is happening and why it would be important to Christians.

Our society has been inundated with an explosion in pop-culture of many things “extra terrestrial.”

From H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” to “Star Trek” to “Star Wars” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “The X-Files” to “Independence Day” to the reboot of “V,” Science Fiction has become very mainstream and its fans are not thought of as just geeky wackos in strange clothing anymore. Even the American icon Superman is an alien from the planet Krypton. And for the most part, with a few exceptions, benevolence is a theme regarding aliens in science fiction. Therefore, it is natural for secular society to regard the possibility of extra-terrestrials as a way to enlightenment and peace.

Two examples in modern movies showing the deceptiveness of “aliens” are “Signs” and “The Fourth Kind.” “Signs” certainly showed the creatures as demonic looking and had quite a few “Biblical” interpretations from Holy Water to the wood of a tree being used to defeat them. Even though “The Fourth Kind” was a work of pure fiction, the demonic elements and aspects regarding the torment of abductees is quite evident. The speech of the recorded “alien” language is given as Sumerian. In both movies, attribution to extra-terrestrial involvement is only really hinted at and never confirmed.

However, the majority of entertainment media regarding “aliens” has been on the order of “Men in Black” where extra-terrestrials live and work among us or have our well-being as their motis operandi as in “2001:A Space Odyssey” or “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Or even as comic foil like that of “My Favorite Martian” or “Mork and Mindy.”

Furthermore, most of secular society believes that Christians’ attitudes will be like those of Joseph, the Jake Busey character in “Contact.” But a true God fearing Christian does not answer the unknown with violence but will let evidence in the Light of Scripture speak for itself. And even Sagan, in the novelization, brings to light evidence that there is a Creator.

And when you couple the movie goers’ attitude regarding “aliens” with the following mainstream news articles, it should really cause a Christian to focus of obeying the greatest commandment by fulfilling the Great Commission:

“Photo in the News: Alien Appears in Duck X-Ray?” by Blake de Pastino, Tuesday, 30 May 2006

“Proof We're Not Alone? Judge for Yourself” By DAVID SCHOETZ, Friday, 30 May 2008

Those could be considered tongue-in-cheek, but here’s one that should catch your attention:

“Former Air Force members: Aliens concerned about nuclear weapons on earth”, Monday, 27 September 2010

That article shows that secular ideal of benevolent extra-terrestrials looking out for us and leading us to peace. And now a rather sobering news article to make you do a double take:

“UN prepares for 'first contact' with alien life” By Steve Connor, Monday, 27 September 2010

That’s right! The United Nations is now joining the delusions.

These so called “aliens” that will be contacted through the UN will be legitimized as factual extra-terrestrials without one ounce of skepticism from the “unofficial” world government and its member nations.

So, if “aliens” ever do contact or make themselves “known” to the Earth, there will be even more souls lost to the pop-culture cult of alien worship. Groups like the Raeliens and Scientologists will presume to be validated and Christians will have an even harder time in spreading the Gospel without the true knowledge of who these beings really are.

And just what is the agenda of the demons/fallen angels?

If Satan and demons are actually behind the “alien” and “UFO” activities, How would he use those actions to deceive people into trusting him?

Scripture repeatedly mentions Satan being the father of lies and that he can also disguise himself as an angel of light. The bible also mentions those who follow him, whether human or otherwise, that can appear as beings of lights as well. – John 8; 2 Thessalonians 2; 2 Corinthians 11

And in the disguise of “enlightened” extraterrestrials, Satan and his demons now look to deceive, attack and destroy those who follow and worship God. – 1 Peter 5; 2 Corinthians 12

And because there are those who are not Christians or do not worship the God of the Bible, Satan and his demons will take actions to deceive the world. – 2 Corinthians 4

And once the secular world is won over, it will be easier for Satan to conduct his war by combating the holy angels… even though he will lose. – Revelation 12:4-9

As long as he can keep the truth from the world about God, he will fight and deceive. The more lives he can keep from being saved by Christ, he will fight and deceive. The reason for the deception of “UFOs” and “aliens?”

Satan’s goal is to keep our focus off of God and to try and deny Him glory through our salvation through Jesus Christ. – Isaiah 14

“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 11:3

And I am afraid that people will welcome the “Reticulans,” “Nordics” and “Reptilians” as benign superior being who seemingly want to show us a better “way” when in fact they are minions of Satan trying to usurp the Glory of God!

Consider it a very real thing that this can and will happen as Jesus said in Luke 17:26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.” Those is the “days of Noah” were warned in many ways from God about the judgment to come yet they became so involved in their own lives – eating, drinking and focusing on marrying and giving away in marriage – that they were unprepared for that judgment. Also, since the nephilum and other paranormal activities described in Genesis 6 were in the “days of Noah.”

I invite you to watch the following video by L.A. Marzulli for further evidence:

So yes, Christians, beware of an alien attack. More importantly, prepare for what it really is by studying the scriptures, praying and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. And if you are not a Christian, please, please find a Christian and ask about the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, who has died for your sins and paid the price that is owed by you.

Praise God for His Son, Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Light in all of this and I, for one, am humbled, blessed and grateful for His Glorious Gift of Grace!

Credit must go to Joshua P. Allem, Chuck Missler, Answers In Genesis, Living Waters Ministries and Nephilum Skulls International for the inspiration behind this article. But ultimately, all credit, honor and glory goes to God Almighty!

Friday, January 14, 2011