Monday, February 23, 2015

Relying on The Lord in the Last Days






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While visiting the Philippines I was asked to give a talk in Sacrament Meeting at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
, in the Victorias First Ward, Cadiz Philippines Stake.

I felt impressed to speak about Relying on The Lord in the Last Days. This is among the most relevant and timely topics to address, and it bears a certain sense of urgency. At the suggestion of my dear wife, I chose to focus a goodly portion of my talk on the importance of temple ordinances in the last days.

I have a deep and abiding personal conviction that vicarious work accomplished exclusively in the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is of utmost concern to the salvation of mankind and the perpetuation of Earth as a habitable planet. No kidding.

For those who prefer the convenience of an eBook, I have published the talk as such.

Read the talk with an open mind. It is provided completely free in all eBook formats at Smashwords. It includes active hyperlinks to a plethora of authoritative sources and explanatory articles.

Regardless of what you believe or where you live, this talk is for you. Feel free to use it, share it, re-post it, print it, distribute it, record it, and do anything you like with it.

For those not familiar with Smashwords, you can download eBooks in all popular formats from one convenient location. You do not have to join or buy anything to download eBooks that are offered with 100-percent free sampling.

I would have been happy to make this eBook free as well on Amazon Kindle, but Amazon will not allow me to list Kindle books free.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dreams of the Last Days - Where are all the stars?






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This dream had sufficient impact on me that I decided to publish it as a free eBook at Smashwords.com
. For those not familiar with Smashwords, you can download eBooks in all popular formats from one convenient location.

A Kindle edition is available on Amazon for 99 cents. Unfortunately, Amazon will not permit me to list it for free.

Of course, you can read the same account below. However, for those who prefer the convenience of an eBook, I have published it.

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I had a strange dream during the wee hours last Sunday, 1 February 2015.

I only recall pieces of it, but I recall that during the dream, it was a continuous, clear, uninterrupted experience, so vivid, I felt as if I were still enveloped in it upon waking.

What I could still recall when I sat down to write this account some twelve hours after the fact, is this:

I was walking on the flight line of some enormous airport, following a glowing, violet-hued, disk-shaped craft that hovered about fifty feet above the tarmac and moved toward an enormous hangar-like structure. It moved slowly, at a pace just a bit faster that my walking pace.

The craft seemed to have a single-pilot cockpit situated near the trailing edge, between two canted vertical fins. The body was biconvex, circular in shape, thin overall, but thinner at the edges. I could not ascertain how it hovered, but there did not seem to be any turbine or propeller wash, and no rocket exhaust, so it must have been propelled by means other than aerodynamic or rocket power.

As it moved along, I became aware of a frightening but subtle, low-frequency rhythm which I believe had nothing to do with the craft but rather came from the environment.

The craft was not large. About the size of a fighter jet, though shaped differently. As the craft approached the enormous hangar, a large, rectangular door opened upward and inward to allow access. I walked in as the craft hovered forward, ahead of me. The door opened in anticipation of the craft so that the craft never had to slow down or stop.

After walking across an enormous, empty floorspace, I became aware that the back wall of the hangar was another large, rectangular door. It, too, opened into a vast, empty hangar space, and the scene repeated, and then a third hangar door, same routine.

The deeper I walked and followed this craft into the bowels of this colossal hangar complex, the more dimly lit yet clearly visible everything seemed. The dim light was similar to the green hue of night vision goggles, but clear and in focus, not fuzzy or blurred. The ceiling of these hangar sections was astronomically high.

Then, at the back wall of the third hangar section, a row of large, steel double doors was arrayed before me. The craft hovered through an open gap above the wall in which these double doors were arranged.

As I approached a set of the double doors, they opened toward me, and I walked into a fourth room that had no ceiling whatsoever. It had high walls but opened right up into the night sky.

The craft was now a considerable distance ahead of me, and my attention turned to the four or five men wearing white lab coats walking single file, spaced about twenty paces one behind the other, coming toward me along the wall situated several dozen yards to my right.

I had the impression that they were scientists, and that they were exhausted, having worked round the clock, to no avail, trying to come up with a solution, or answers, regarding a recent and unprecedented phenomenon.

I looked up in bewilderment at the clear, cloudless, pitch black sky. I could sense it was open sky extending to infinity. A question just rolled out of my mouth without my thinking of what to say, and without my having any previous familiarity with the problem these men had been working to resolve. I asked, "Where are all the stars?"

The man closest to me answered, "We don't know."

I was surprised that they answered me at all, as I wondered if my presence there was not in violation of some security protocol. I had never been there, and they did not know me, nor I them, yet it seemed to them as if my arrival there was nothing unusual. Perhaps because everything was already unusual. Or were they expecting me?

I scanned the blackness overhead more carefully, and noticed a single pinpoint of light high above the wall to my right and toward the back of the room. Somehow I intuited that that direction should be North, and again without thinking, another question rolled out of my mouth, "Isn't that Polaris, the North Star?"

The reply was again, simply, "We don't know."

Then I woke up.

I have no idea what this means except that perhaps the Earth will be removed from its present location just before the return of Christ in his glory. Or maybe it was not earth at all.

I might not have bothered to post any of this on my blog. However, I experienced a follow-up during waking hours a week later. That indicates to me this is something worth sharing and, at the very least, not dismissing as just another weird dream.

Today, Sunday, 8 February 2015, I was sitting in Sacrament Meeting at Church, reading in The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

Out of the blue, the memory of this dream popped up. As I pondered it I felt inspired to search the words of the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah that are reiterated in the Book of Mormon, in Second Nephi.

After some searching, I came across the following passages in 2 Nephi 23:10 (compare Isaiah 13:10), and 2 Nephi 23:13-14 (compare Isaiah 13:13-14).

Below are the precise sentences that jumped out at me as I was reading these verses. I encourage you to read the entire chapters yourself for the sake of context.

"For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light ..."

"Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place ... And it shall be as chased roe, and a sheep that no man taketh up ..."

What makes this even more significant is the fact that the Prophet Isaiah is the single most quoted prophet in the Book of Mormon, and a prophet whose writings Christ himself instructed the Nephites, and us in our day, to search diligently.

See 3 Nephi 20:11 and 3 Nephi 23:1.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Islam and Muslims in End Times Prophecies






As a matter of perspective, what Christians call an Anti-Christ may be the very thing Muslims tote as a savior. Lisa Haven
, Christian News Analyst and narrator in the videos below, offers an invaluable and fresh way of looking at things. She examines prophecies not only from the Christian biblical point of view, but the same prophecies from the Islamic point of view. Interestingly, the Muslims do indeed have prophetic counterparts to many of the end times biblical prophecies.

Take note of how the Muslims see the same prophecies. Mirror reversal. Fulfillment of the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah's words regarding things being turned upside down or backward, and people calling evil good and good evil.

The following YouTube videos share interesting opinions on biblical prophecies about a possible Anti-Christ that many, including myself, have not considered. These thoughts are presented for your own evaluation.

I second the disclaimer expressed by the narrator, that these thoughts are not conclusive but at the same time are not to be discounted as possibilities. Either way, the faithful will be watching and learning as the signs of the times unfold. And Jesus Christ will return.

Study the scriptures and look to the living Prophet, his two counselors, and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for pure doctrine and correct guidance. They hold the keys and constitute the measuring stick for evaluating all things transpiring upon the earth.








Free eBook, The Islamic AntiChrist by John Preacher, may be copied, reprinted, distributed, and sold online by anyone.




For anyone interested, here is a link to a free copy of the Quran.
http://quran.com/


Monday, January 26, 2015

Facebook violates First Amendment rights by blocking user for sharing message intended to save children from sex slavery






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Facebook violates First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and possibly obstructs the rescue of child sex slaves.

Please help me circumvent Facebook restrictions. I just got a message from Facebook notifying me that I have been blocked from joining and posting to groups because somebody did not like the fact that I have been diligently sharing the following message with the sense of urgency it merits:

Please Like and Share. Reach out and rescue a child from sex slavery. https://www.facebook.com/BirthLifeLiberty


So, I appealed with the following message to Facebook:

Please Like and Share. Reach out and rescue a child from sex slavery.
https://www.facebook.com/BirthLifeLiberty
If you (Facebook staff member) block me from sharing this message, you may have blood on your hands and the rape and trafficking of children to answer for, because you (Facebook staff member) prevented the message from getting to the people who may have saved the child whose rescue you (Facebook staff member) prevented! Shame on you (Facebook staff member and Facebook as a whole)!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Help Former CIA Agent Tim Ballard Rescue Child Sex Slaves






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For those of you who, like me, have just recently heard about former CIA and Homeland Security Agent Tim Ballard
and his campaign to rescue child sex slaves in the USA and around the world, this is one way you can help. I hope and pray you will give this your earnest support.

If you are unable to help financially, please do all in your power to share this message and build an urgent, prayerful impetus to combat this increasingly proliferate and unspeakable form of corruption.

Join Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) and save children from sex slavery, child sex trafficking, and human trafficking of all types.

https://www.ourrescue.org/

http://universe.byu.edu/tag/tim-ballard/

http://newsok.com/heroes-2014-ex-cia-officer-uses-crime-fighting-skills-to-bust-child-sex-rings/article/5379335

http://national.deseretnews.com/article/3111/our-six-heroes-of-2014.html

Look for movie The Abolitionists.

YouTube channel for The Abolitionists:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVuyJOo8lE_tRFJSD9VJMmQ/








Worthy of Birth, Life, and Liberty.
https://www.facebook.com/BirthLifeLiberty


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Islam Bears Burden of Proof to the Free World






I am re-posting this from an email I received recently. I do not know whether this is factual or fabricated
. In this particular case, it makes no difference. It needs to be said regardless of who says it, and it makes a great point.

AMERICAN AIRLINES PILOT SPEAKS HIS MIND

No name calling, no hatred, no political agenda.

CANADIAN COMMENT APPEARS AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE AND IS MEANINGFUL. THERE IS ALSO A RECENTLY ADDED BRITISH COMMENT.

This pilot hit the nail right on the head in his open letter.

A newspaper stated that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling him because he has been checked three times while getting on an airplane. The following is a letter from a pilot. This well-spoken man, who is a pilot with American Airlines, says what is in his heart, beautifully.

YOU WORRY ME!

By Captain John Maniscalco, American Airlines Pilot

I've been trying to say this since 911, but you worry me. I wish you didn't. I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy in this country. But you don't blend in anymore. I notice you, and it worries me.

I notice you because I can't help it anymore. People from your homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing my fellow citizens and our friends for more than 20 years now. I don't fully understand their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing can justify the inhumanity of their attacks.

On September 11 [2001], ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my country. They cut the throats of women in front of children and brutally stabbed to death others. They took control of those planes and crashed them into buildings, killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons, wise grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite coaches, fearless public servants, and children's mothers.

The Palestinians celebrated, the Iraqis were overjoyed as was most of the Arab world. So, I notice you now. I don't want to be worried. I don't want to be consumed by the same rage, hate and prejudice that has destroyed the soul of these terrorists. But I need your help. As a rational American, trying to protect my country and family in an irrational and unsafe world, I must know how to tell the difference between you, and the Arab/Muslim terrorist.

How do I differentiate between the true Arab/Muslim Americans and the Arab/Muslim terrorists in our communities who are attending our schools, enjoying our parks, and living in OUR communities under the protection of OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that will slaughter MORE of the same good neighbors and children?

The events of September 11 changed the answer.. It is not MY responsibility to determine which of you embraces our great country, with ALL of its religions, with ALL of its different citizens, with all of its faults. It is time for every Arab/Muslim in this country to determine it for me.

I want to know, I DEMAND to know and I have a right to know, whether or not you love America ... Do you pledge allegiance to its flag? Do you proudly display it in front of your house, or on your car? Do you pray in your many daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation; that He will protect it and let it prosper? Or do you pray that Allah will destroy it in one of your Jihads? Are you thankful for the freedom that this nation affords? A freedom that was paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots who gave their lives for this country? Are you willing to preserve this freedom by also paying the ultimate sacrifice? Do you love America?? If this is your commitment, then I need YOU to start letting ME know about it.

Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding the media at this time with hard facts on your faith, and what hard actions YOU are taking as a community and as a religion to protect the United States of America. Please, no more benign overtures of regret for the death of the innocent, because I worry about who you regard as innocent.... No more benign overtures of condemnation for the unprovoked attacks, because I worry about what is unprovoked to you. I am not interested in any more sympathy; I am interested only in action. What will you do for America - our great country - at this time of crisis, at this time of war?

I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets. I want to hear you chanting 'Allah Bless America'. I want to see young Arab/Muslim men enlisting in the military. I want to see a commitment of money, time and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to this nation as a whole.

The FBI has a list of over 400 people they want to talk to regarding the WTC attack. Many of these people live and socialize right now in Muslim communities. You know them. You know where they are. Hand them over to us, NOW! But I have seen little even approaching this sort of action. Instead I have seen an already closed and secretive community close even tighter. You have disappeared from the streets. You have posted armed security guards at your facilities. You have threatened lawsuits. You have screamed for protection from reprisals.

The very few Arab/Muslim representatives that HAVE appeared in the media were defensive and equivocating. They seemed more concerned with making sure that the United States proves who was responsible before taking action. They seemed more concerned with protecting their fellow Muslims from violence directed towards them in the United States and abroad than they did with supporting our country and denouncing 'leaders' like Khadafi, Hussein, Farrakhan, and Arafat.

IF the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and peace and love for all people, then I want chapter and verse from the Koran and statements from popular Muslim leaders to back it up. What good is it if the teachings in the Koran are good, pure, and true, when your 'leaders' ARE teaching fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and intolerance? It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if huge numbers of the world's Muslims interpret the teachings of Mohammed incorrectly and adhere to a degenerative form of the religion. A form that has been demonstrated to us over and over again. A form whose structure is built upon a foundation of violence, death, and suicide. A form whose members are recruited from the prisons around the world. A form whose members (some as young as five years old) are seen day after day, week in and week out, year after year, marching in the streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents, burning the American flag, shooting weapons into the air. A form whose members convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the great United States of America, the country of their birth. A form whose rules are so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to show their faces at airport security checkpoints, in the name of Islam.

We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or any others for that matter, to take away that which is so precious to us -- our rights under the greatest constitution in the world. I want to know where every Arab Muslim in this country stands and I think it is my right and the right of every true citizen of this country to DEMAND it. A right paid for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and sisters who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting you and your family.

I am pleading with you to let me know. I want you here as my brother, my neighbor, my friend, as a fellow American ... But there can be no grey areas or ambivalence regarding your allegiance, and it is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand. Until then, "YOU WORRY ME!"

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CANADIAN COMMENTS:

I totally agree with this sentiment. I hope you will forget all about the 'political correctness' mandate we've had rammed down our throats, and see if this doesn't ring true in your heart and mind. For Canada, with all the multiculturalism we've been told is so important....why should we not, as Canadians, expect that the millions of new people immigrating to our country will show their love for our country, their allegiance to our country, their willingness to obey the laws of our country, and acceptance that we are a Christian country? Just because they are able to enjoy exercising their own religion, they should NOT expect us to be ashamed of ours. They knew Canada was a Christian country when they came here. Why are we erasing Christianity because immigrants who are unwilling to adopt our way of life expect us to? There is just too much insanity in the world, and we have to start taking a stand.

I hope you will forward this, so that others will feel they are not alone if they are starting to feel the same.

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BRITISH COMMENTS:

At last a clear non-racist example of the concerns that the vast majority of our Nation’s population probably share. The pilot's letter encapsulates all that is fair and just about national pride and protection of one's national culture. I fear it may be too late here in UK, BUT we too want our country back in the form that attracted all these different cultures to come here in the first place!! In all our conversations with a wide range of friends and acquaintances we have not met one that disagrees with our own views. If only we all had the courage of our convictions to pass this on, it is a statement that should be accepted as the heart-felt feelings of someone with honest commendable national pride.

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AUSTRALIAN COMMENT:

Best email I have had in years. It needs to be in every paper every day until we get some answers.

THIS IS TOO GOOD TO JUST READ AND DELETE –
LET'S SATURATE NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, UK, EUROPE, USA,
CANADA AND THE REST OF THE FREE WORLD WITH THIS ONE!

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Draw your own conclusions:
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/soapbox/worryme.asp

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Artists Needed for Epic Film Reign of Judges Title of Liberty