Stephen Bohr disbelieves Ellen White’s statement about amalgamation

Many Seventh-day Adventists have a hard time believing in what Ellen White wrote. For example, the following quote regarding “amalgamation” is thrown under the bus by nearly all Adventist scholars and leaders and today I found out that Pastor Stephen Bohr of Secrets Unsealed also shows he doesn’t believe this quote from “Important Facts of Faith in Connection with the History of Holy Men of Old” (Spiritual Gifts v.3):

Instead of doing justice to their neighbors, they carried out their own unlawful wishes. They had a plurality of wives, which was contrary to God’s wise arrangement. In the beginning God gave to Adam one wife–showing to all who should live upon the earth, his order and law in that respect. The transgression and fall of Adam and Eve brought sin and wretchedness upon the human race, and man followed his own carnal desires, and changed God’s order. The more men multiplied wives to themselves, the more they increased in wickedness and unhappiness. If one chose to take the wives, or cattle, or anything belonging to his neighbor, he did not regard justice or right, but if he could prevail over his neighbor by reason of strength, or by putting him to death, he did so, and exulted in his deeds of violence. They loved to destroy the lives of animals. They used them for food, and this increased their ferocity and violence, and caused them to look upon the blood of human beings with astonishing indifference.

But if there was one sin above another which called for the destruction of the race by the flood, it was the base crime of amalgamation of man and beast which defaced the image of God, and caused confusion everywhere. God purposed to destroy by a flood that powerful, long-lived race that had corrupted their ways before him. He would not suffer them to live out the days of their natural life, which would be hundreds of years. It was only a few generations back when Adam had access to that tree which was to prolong life. After his disobedience he was not suffered to eat of the tree of life and perpetuate a life of sin. In order for man to possess an endless life he must continue to eat of the fruit of the tree of life. Deprived of that tree, his life would gradually wear out.


Here Pr. Bohr shows his disbelief: https://secretsunsealed.org/content/Newsletters/newsletter1Q12web.pdf
The Ellen G. White Estate’s Francis Nichol shows his disbelief: https://whiteestate.org/legacy/issues-amalg-html/
David Read, while showing his disbelief, gives very detailed insight into the brouhaha this quote has caused among Adventists, and covers the history of a special debate called by the G.C. just on this subject in San Francisco in 1947: https://www.fulcrum7.com/apologetics/2021/3/24/the-meaning-of-amalgamation-part-1

“Amalgamation of man and beast” was a “base crime”.
It is not possible for animals to commit crimes.
Humans and animals interbred.
Any other explanation is showing disbelief in God’s messenger.
I have seen historical artifacts on the internet clearly showing such base crimes.
Let’s believe God, instead of throwing doubt on God’s words.

Where society was headed in 2008

Recently I updated a page on www.earlysda.com/links.html. It is a page of links I made before I got this new-fangled blog working around 2005. Several things there are very interesting, with one seeming to be prophetic:

2004/12/12 Top Anglican adviser sees economic persecution coming for true church.

Jayne Ozanne, adviser to the Anglican church, speaks like a prophet in this article.

“Sacrificial giving is not a concept that we in the West have either embraced or understood. We are too comfortable and, as a result, too compromised. I see a time of great persecution coming, which will drive Christianity all but underground in the West. I believe that this will primarily take the form of a social and economic persecution, where Christians will be ridiculed for their faith and pressurised into making it a purely private matter.”

(2021, This prediction is occurring right now with social media cancelling, and even banks refusing Christians service!
Sadly, Ozanne came out as gay in 2015).

The link to the original article is on that web page.

Let’s get serious about the persecution that has started for Christians.

Sabbath truth for Ray Comfort, Living Waters, and yes, SDAs too!

I put up a new video on Youtube yesterday showing Ray Comfort and Living Waters and all Sunday Keepers that they need to keep the Sabbath (and SDAs too). Sabbath video for Ray Comfort and Living Waters

I’ve been a fan of Ray Comfort and Living Waters for many years. I really believe that Ray Comfort is probably the best I’ve seen ever at street evangelism.

Response to Ray Comfort’s Sabbath video

This video is a response video to his recent video where he was doing street evangelism, and one of the guys kept asking him about the 7th day Sabbath. Ray was obviously flustered, and a bit testy when the man showed Ray that he was interested in Ray’s salvation, just as Ray is interested in using 9 of the 10 commandments to bring people to Christ.

Strangely, Living Waters turned off comments for this video. They allow comments for abortion videos, evolution videos, atheist videos, and just about everything else, but not for this video talking about the Sabbath. That alone tells us that something is unusual about this subject.

Using 10 Commandments to bring people to Christ

Ray rightly uses the Commandments as a tool to bring people to Jesus Christ. He shows that they have lied, committed adultery (or fornication), blasphemed God’s name, and stolen something. Then he introduces the solution to their sin problem, the only way to get it taken care of – by believing on Jesus. But not only does he not keep the Sabbath himself, he gets upset when people point out to him that it isn’t “The Nine Commandments”, it is “The Ten Commandments”.

Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy.
For six days you may labor and do all your work,
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Did Jesus keep the Sabbath?

Of course he did:
Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

The first day of the week is mentioned only 8 times in the New Testament, and it is never mentioned as being a day of worship.

Does “breaking bread” equal “worship”?

In his quick response to the man in the video who pointed out the need to keep the Sabbath, Ray says in the video that the early Christian church was “breaking bread” on Sunday right after the cross, showing clearly that the day of worship had been changed. Hmmmm, does “breaking bread” = “worship”?

Breaking bread is mentioned only 7 times, and it is never mentioned as being an act of worship, altho it is spoken of in connection with a worship service once.

Breaking bread is part of the story where Jesus went to Emmaus:
Luke 24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

Nothing there except a statement that they ate bread.

How about Paul on a sinking ship?:
Acts 27:35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

He thanked God for his food, and then ate. No worship service here either. There is one time where they had a worship service and they broke bread, as Paul’s preaching lasted all night, and a young man was brought back to life.

Doesn’t Colossians 2 say to not judge about keeping the Sabbath?

Many Sunday-keepers say that Colossians 2 says to be cool with not keeping the Sabbath. But is that what it really says? Reading carefully, it doesn’t do away with any of God’s commands, it only tells the Christians to not be worried about what unbelievers think of them for keeping God’s laws. (look for phrase “no man” or “any man”, there are 4 times, and they refer to unbelievers).

Paul either kept the Sabbath, or else he lied when he told Festus that he hadn’t broken the law of the Jews:
Acts 25:8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

Justified by the free gift of the blood of the Son of God

No, Seventh-day Adventists don’t believe we are justified by keeping the law. Salvation is a free gift of the precious blood of Christ shed for us while we were still sinners. After being justified (which means made right), we don’t continue in our sins. Just as Ray Comfort correctly shows, we turn from sin and follow Jesus.

i call on fellow SDAs to consider how to give a good witness for Jesus regarding the Sabbath, and also consider keeping all of God’s Sabbaths, just as Matthew 26:18 shows that Jesus did.

And I call on Ray Comfort and everyone at Living Waters and all Sunday keepers to consider what the Bible says about the Sabbath, and resolve to follow and obey the holy words of God.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Forecast record cereal crop harvests

Many Climate Change believers want to gloom and doom everything, but the facts are, the world is growing more food all the time.

Here is a snip of the FAO report: “In addition to its record forecast for global wheat production in 2021, the FAO said it’s expecting a new and higher estimate for world cereal production in 2020, now seen at 2.76 billion tonnes, a 1.9% increase from the previous year”.
https://www.world-grain.com/articles/14970-fao-forecasts-record-wheat-production-in-2021?mc_cid=e7b9b22cc3

This is cause for rejoicing!

Catholic “Father” more righteous than SDA “President”

A Youtube video by Life Site News, a Catholic organization that fights to protect the least of these my brethren, has an interview with “Father” James Altman. His straight to the truth message is so refreshing, especially after all the hemming and hawing done by our own SDA leaders. He really calls to task many of the US bishops who are openly defying the words of God in the Bible. He even rightly says at the 5:30 mark something so straight, that it made me write this post: “You cannot be Catholic and a Democrat”.

Wow!
https://youtu.be/rWBkZ6B7QYE

Some other gems are that he says we can expect to be persecuted if we are truly (Catholic), we have to build our spiritual arks, preach from the pulpit to put an end to abortion, “we have it pretty good, maybe that’s why we have this problem with faithlessness, Satan loses in the end, but Christ conquers!

It would be great to hear something like this from an Adventist……

President Trump loves the “least of these my brethren” to the end

One of the very last things President Trump did as president was to make a statement regarding protecting the lives of those still in their mother’s wombs. This is tremendous! I doubt America will ever have such a godly president again, at least until the fireball judgments from God basically force people to consider their evil ways.

This article
https://www.theepochtimes.com/roe-v-wade-a-constitutionally-flawed-ruling-trump-says_3661285.html
says:

President Donald Trump on Jan. 17 called the landmark Supreme Court decision that dramatically expanded access to abortion “constitutionally flawed” and noted that it’s led to the termination of tens of millions of unborn babies.

“This month, we mark nearly 50 years since the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. This constitutionally flawed ruling overturned State laws that banned abortion, and has resulted in the loss of more than 50 million innocent lives,” Trump said in a proclamation.

“But strong mothers, courageous students, and incredible community members and people of faith are leading a powerful movement to awaken America’s conscience and restore the belief that every life is worthy of respect, protection, and care. Because of the devotion of countless pro-life pioneers, the call for every person to recognize the sanctity of life is resounding more loudly in America than ever before. Over the last decade, the rate of abortions has steadily decreased, and today, more than three out of every four Americans support restrictions on abortion.”…

“As a Nation, restoring a culture of respect for the sacredness of life is fundamental to solving our country’s most pressing problems. When each person is treated as a beloved child of God, individuals can reach their full potential, communities will flourish, and America will be a place of even greater hope and freedom. That is why it was my profound privilege to be the first President in history to attend the March for Life, and it is what motives my actions to improve our Nation’s adoption and foster care system, secure more funding for Down syndrome research, and expand health services for single mothers.”

Would that God’s remnant church leaders would have one tenth the courage to protect the life of baby Jesus that President Trump has! God bless you sir!

Persecution is coming for Christians from the Left

Many people in America are calling for banning others that don’t agree with their opinions.
Seventh-day Adventist publications have been telling us for decades that this would come from the Right, but instead, we see it coming from the Left.

Last week the President of the United States was banned from several online platforms, ostensibly for the reason of “inciting violence”. While it is true that many of his supporters did enter the Capitol building, there was almost no looting, burning, or killing by those who entered, except that one police officer did die, with early reports indicating he had a stroke.

In comparison, Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters have been burning down businesses, killing several people, entering and destroying federal property etc. with almost no legal consequences for their actions for over half a year now. In fact, many corporations and even SDA leadership fell all over themselves donating money, and praising their efforts at creating anarchy.

Big Tech Censorship

This article on PJ Media has an interesting quote:

Big Tech censorship is the most lethal side of the Cancel culture coin because it penetrates every nook and cranny of American culture and consciousness. Just as legitimate news stories that conflicted with the mainstream media’s 2020 presidential campaign narrative were censored by Facebook and Twitter — the most consequential recent example being the refusal prior to the November 3 election to cover Hunter and Jim Biden’s international influence peddling — influential voices on the Left are now defining Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol as a “coup,” “racism,” “a domestic terror attack” and an “insurrection.” That definition opens the way to much more serious forms of punishment.

Anyone who is interested in what is happening around them has seen that the main stream TV news, radio news, newspapers etc. have all been promulgating Leftist lies for many years now. With some like the main TV networks, New York Times, NPR, etc., the bias against Christian teaching is so obvious, that no honest Christian would even consider using them as their primary news source.

The internet has provided many sites giving true news, and has been foremost in reporting what is actually going on. But I first noticed that it was getting difficult to find the real news on the internet search engines last summer. Now, with Google, Facebook, Twitter, and nearly all the big tech companies going full Leftist, it is getting harder to even stay on the internet itself, let alone find truthful news sources. Google will basically either ban your channel on Youtube, or ignore your site in its search engine crawling if they don’t agree with your content. Facebook and Twitter are even more open about how they want to ban everyone who doesn’t toe their Socialist/anti-God line.

Trump banned, but Khamenei not?

People in Israel have called out Twitter’s blatant hypocrisy by noting:

how is it that President #Trump can be suspended from @Twitter, but the President of Iran, @khamenei_ir, who literally calls for genocide of Israel, violence to Americans and denies the Holocaust, is allowed to stay on?

In the rush to condemning the protests on Capitol Hill, many blamed the Trump supporters for every bad thing that happened. However, in the aftermath, we see that there were some Antifa leaders involved with that group, using it as a cover to promote anarchy. This is very similar to what happened in the rise of power of Adolf Hitler, in the burning of the Reichstag: But some ‘happenstances’ are so convenient as to defy credulity — whether they took place in 1933 or last week.

Christians, get ready!

Christians, make sure you have everything on and ready for use, just like Ephesians 6 states:
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Too much iron (as in meat) reduces lifespan

That is the conclusion of a study published in Nature Communications, and accessed on Science Alert

Put simply, having too much iron in the blood appeared to be linked to an increased risk of dying earlier.

“We are very excited by these findings as they strongly suggest that high levels of iron in the blood reduces our healthy years of life, and keeping these levels in check could prevent age-related damage,” said data analyst Paul Timmers, from the University of Edinburgh in the UK.

“We speculate that our findings on iron metabolism might also start to explain why very high levels of iron-rich red meat in the diet has been linked to age-related conditions such as heart disease.”

While correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation, the researchers used a statistical technique called Mendelian randomisation to reduce bias and attempt to infer causation in the data.

As the researchers noted, genetics are thought to have around a 10 percent influence on lifespan and healthspan, and that can make it difficult to pick out the genes involved from all the other factors involved (like your smoking or drinking habits). With that in mind, one of the advantages of this new study is its sheer size and scope.

Ellen White warned us of the dangers of meat eating.


Of course we Seventh-day Adventists have been told by God’s messenger, Ellen White, starting over 160 years ago, that meat eating was not best for the body. Then, in later years, she wrote that God’s people will eventually give up eating meat before Jesus returns.

I had only considered this from the angle of the diseases in the animals led to the slaughterhouse, but now I see that even the iron, which I’ve been taught is a good thing to get as much as you can, may be a large factor in making us die earlier.

If we really want to follow God’s will and keep this temple pure for Him, we should quit eating meat today.

Downloads of Great Controversy books in 2020

Here are the results of 2020 downloads of Great Controversy books from my www.earlysda.com site. Next to the language will be the number of books downloaded in the language for 2010, followed on the right by 2020. Some languages were added in the intervening years, so have nothing in the 2010 field. Google is penalizing my site for not being mobile-friendly (which I’ve recently fixed), and for not having security certificates (which I’m considering), so the traffic to earlysda site is down roughly 30% from 2010 levels. Also, there are many more “Great Controversy” sites on the web, and many more people go to Youtube too instead of a static web page. A couple of sites copied all the 1858 Great Controversy books, so many people are no doubt getting their books there, instead of my site, which I’m fine with. 🙂

If you have any ideas on increasing traffic, please let me know!
May God receive all the glory, and may His words not return unto Him void is my prayer.
………………..2010- 2020
tagalog …. 3290- 1189
hindi ……… 2867- 402
georgian .. 2791- 473
english ….. 2674- 3728
nepali ……. 2196- 477
tamil ……… 2121- 958
german ….. 2114- 1093
vietnamese 2076- 574
malay …….. 1850- 1174
bengali ….. 1518- 450
ilonggo ….. 1516- 1068
cebuano … 1493- 1089
korean …… 1469- 675
ukrainian .. 1442- 589
sinhala …… 1395- 526
ilocano ….. 1259- 1110
russian …… 1197- 399
polish ………. 961- 502
japanese ….. 800- 616
assamese …. 728- 343
spanish ……. 721- 596
romanian …. 511- 1043
malagasy ….. 652- 881
thai …………… 321- 475
myanmar ………… 651
kannada ………….. 518
chinese ……………. 145
khmer ……………… 364
armenian ………… 392
santali …………….. 316
TOTALS .. 37962- 22816

Mass shooting rates in America are lower than in many countries

Another Liberal canard has been bitten by the big, bad bug of hard data. We hear often on the news about how bad America is with guns, and if we would just give up our guns, the world would be a dreamy, peaceful place (I don’t have a gun myself). One of their scariest talking points, is all the mass shootings we have in America. Of course, even one murder from any source is terrible, but we don’t often hear the facts of the case, like that more people were killed by bare hands last year in America than by rifles.

Now a research paper by John R. Lott titled: “Comparing the Global Rate of Mass Public Shootings to the U.S.’s Rate and Comparing Their Changes Over Time” blows away the media myths regarding this subject, and shows that many other countries have higher rates of mass shootings than in America.

Here is the complete report available for download:
John Lott mass shootings research paper

Where should Adventists send our tithes?

“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 3:8-11.

I have studied out what to do with tithes fairly deeply twice in my life. The result of my first investigation was that the Bible and Ellen White’s writings both agree that tithe is only for the physical support of the ministers of the truth – Levites in Israel’s time, and pastors/evangelists/Bible teachers in the Christian era.

But in my second investigation, several things were found that I had either not seen earlier, or had not considered deeply. There is one place in the Bible where the tithe can be used to have a big party (Deuteronomy 14:23-29)!!! The only way I can understand that currently, is that this is a special tithe, and not the 10% that God commands. Any insights into this would be very appreciated in the comments.

Probably around 95% of Ellen White’s writings regarding use of tithes are clear that they are to be used for the above named people, but there are a few instances where she says they can be used for printing truth-filled literature, helping support the upkeep of poor churches, paying pastor’s wives, and even one place, that is quoted at length below, where she talks about sending her own tithe, and others’, directly to poor ministers, and not to the SDA Church.

The Constitution founded on Christian principles made America greatest country

Everywhere in America today one hears that America is not a Christian nation. They say that the founding fathers were Deist or Agnostic or Atheist or anything but Christian. While it is true that some of the more prominent ones weren’t Christian in the traditional sense, over 90% of the founding fathers were either openly, avowedly Christian, or seemingly Christian, or had made statements in support of Christianity.

The Constitution of America did not just miraculously arise without any kind of articles of law being published in America before that time. Some of the prior documents that influenced the later Constitution in 1787 were the Mayflower Compact (1620) which showed that the Pilgrims had undertaken their voyage to the new world “for the glory of God, and the advancement of the Christian faith.”

The Constitution of Connecticut was penned in 1639, and a Christian minister – Rev. Thomas Hooker, was the driving force behind that document.

Basically all the colonies, and what later would become states, based their legal codes upon a Christian legal foundation. These all played important roles in the later writing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Second Continental Congress, who made the Declaration of Independence in 1776, did a very interesting thing – they formally sought for an American printer for the Holy Bible, and eventually found a willing printer who would print what would become to be known as the “Aitken Bible”.

Aitken’s Bible was completed by early September 1782. Congress passed the following resolution on September 12: “the United States in Congress assembled, highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interests of religion … , and being satisfied from the above report, of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States.” This means that with a congressional endorsement, Aitken’s Bible was the first English-language Bible published in North America.

Over half of the signers of the Constitution had gone to seminary to receive Christian religious training. Charles Thomson was the long time Secretary of Congress in the early days, and an accomplished theologian. His translation of the Septuagint, the Greek New Testament in 1808, was the first translation of the New Testament directly from the Greek into English ever written. All previous English New Testaments were translated from the Latin.

The Northwest Ordinance, which was made by the Continental Congress in 1787, determined how the states would be admitted into the Union. The first article assured the freedom of worship, and the third article placed the government in the role of insuring a special place for “religion” in America: “Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” Of course in those days, “religion” was synonymous with “Christianity”.

It is interesting too to note that the individual states had to ratify the Constitution in order to make it into binding law. 11 of the 13 states had state recognized churches, so the new federal government was not needed or wanted in taking over the states’ power in the religious realm.

Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson are usually triumphantly held up by Agnostics and Atheists as proof that the founding fathers were not Christian and did not intend to instill Christian principles into the U.S. Constitution. However, Franklin signed Pennsylvania’s Constitution in 1776 which said: “I do believe in one God, the creator and governor of the universe, the rewarder of the good and the punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine inspiration.”

Thomas Jefferson had an eclectic view, seemingly his own private religion. It can be fairly said that while he rejected all the miracles regarding Jesus, and many of the doctrines to be found in the Bible, he very much loved the teachings of Jesus that he considered “pure”, and even went so far as to try and promulgate those teachings. He wrote in 1821: “…Jesus, when, in short, we shall have unlearned every thing which has been taught since his day, and got back to the pure and simple doctrines he inculcated, we shall then be truly and worthily his disciples: and my opinion is that if nothing had ever been added to what flowed purely from his lips, the whole world would at this day have been Christian.” Some have said his views align somewhat with the Unitarian denomination.

Patrick Henry, in 1776, stated, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.”

Ellen White has written that America is the “greatest country on earth”, and makes it clear that it is because America introduced the ideals of the Bible into the country in a way superior to any other country.

May we repent as a nation for our many sins and turning away from our Creator – Jesus Christ, and may we stand up and tell others how great things God has done for us as a nation!

King David & King Saul compared to Trump & Biden election 2020

While this is admittedly not a perfect fit, and some liberties have been taken with the figures involved, there are some interesting similarities to explore. Also, when I refer to “King Saul”, I’m basically referring to the bad kings of Judah, while “King David” refers to the good kings.

King Saul started out humble, but got lifted up, was rash, couldn’t wait, and spoke foolish things. (1Samuel 13-14). He was told to utterly destroy the accursed enemy, but he saved the king. (1Samuel 15). Then he lied about following God’s command, when really he had broken it. He made God’s people scared (1Samuel 16). An evil spirit entered him (1Samuel 16). He himself was scared of the enemy (1Samuel 17). He tried to kill God’s people (1Samuel 18). Saul didn’t care much for his soldiers, and sent them to fight foreign peoples specifically so that they would die (1Samuel 18). He made a death decree to kill God’s people (1Samuel 19). He used a foreigner to slay the priests of the Lord (1Samuel 22). Saul went to see a spirit medium (1Samuel 28).

David got rid of the big enemy of Israel (1Samuel 17). He used unconventional means to obtain the victory, and ascribed the victory to God. David moved wisely, in the best interests of the people, so they loved him (1Samuel 18). He fought the foreign enemy bravely (1Samuel 18). He was under a death decree (1Samuel 19). To escape, he ran to be with the man of God – Samuel (1Samuel 19). David sought out the priest of God for help (1Samuel 21). He acted crazy to avoid being killed by the enemy (1Samuel 21). David did good and helped many people, but when he got angry, he could really fight (1Samuel 25). David helped a needy foreigner, and was very fair with his soldiers (1Samuel 30).

No doubt Saul was seen as “loving” and “inclusive” for not killing who God said to kill. He used doublespeak, and went back on his word, flip-flopping around. One minute he was all smiles, the next he was throwing javelins at you.

Later, Rehoboam’s young advisers would influence the king to take extreme positions, increasing taxes etc., causing the people to rebel. The evil kings often burned their own children to Moloch. They had open borders and brought in their foreign gods. They were life-long “politicians”.

David loved his soldiers, and treated them with respect. He worked to make Israel first. He loved the Lord. He would not deliver his children to be burned to Moloch, his counselors were wise. He adhered to God’s laws mostly, but made huge mistakes in having a trusted soldier murdered, committing adultery, and numbering his people. He saw his sins and repented from them. He never forgot his humble roots.
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I hope this comparison has been helpful mostly to those who are not planning to vote at all. If you don’t vote, you are as guilty of the sins of the person who takes office, as if you actually voted for them. And if that person supports delivering up babies to Moloch, then you can look forward to the Day of Judgment where their little souls will rise up and condemn you for not doing what you could to save their lives.

May we do our God given duty, and help uplift the morals of society by voting for President of America in 2020.

Peace breaking out all over

Many people believed that President Trump would be a warmonger, starting wars here and there just to show how powerful he was. But the facts of the matter are, since he has taken office, exactly 0 wars have been started by him, and one or two have been ended.

Then a couple of weeks ago, there was big news that the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) had signed a big agreement with Israel, with Bahrain following just a week or so later. Saudi Arabia allowed Israeli airplanes to use its airspace for the first time, several countries including Guatemala and Chad announced plans to move their diplomatic missions/embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalm, and Kosovo signed an agreement to work towards peace with Serbia at the White House.

These are all very welcome news that in a normal world would be lauded loud and far, to see peace breaking out in the Middle East, but the Progressive media hates the president, so anything he does well is buried, and any barb that can be launched against him is tried, even when it is utterly false. (Yes, CNN tried to put down the peace agreements by saying that the signers weren’t “social distancing”!!!)

Fortunately, there are a few people recognizing the significance of these events, and have nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Here is what one such group from Australia has to say:

“He went ahaead and negotiated against all advice, but he did it with common sense. He negotiated directly with the Arab states concerned and Israel and brought them together,” Professor Flint said.

Professor Flint told Sky News host Alan Jones the Trump Doctrine is “something extraordinary” and is emblematic of the two things which guide the president.

“He has, firstly, common sense, and he is only guided by national interest … and therefore an interest in the western alliance” he said.

“What he has done with the Trump Doctrine is that he has decided he would no longer have America in endless wars, wars which achieve nothing but the killing of thousands of young Americans.

“So he’s reducing America’s tendency to get involved in any and every war.

“The states are lining up, Arab and Middle-Eastern, to join that network of peace which will dominate the Middle-East.

“He is really producing peace in the world in a way in a which none of his predecessors did, and he fully deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.”

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6195238657001

Let’s pray for the president, that he and his family will stay safe, and that he will keep working to make peace and save lives.

Support declines for Black Lives Matter – Praise God!

This is good news! Even with a very biased question by the polling service, they found that support for the BLM protests has gone way down:

Forty-four percent of poll respondents said they disapprove of the protests, and only 39 percent approve of them. This marks a dramatic decline of support for the Black Lives Matter protests over the past three months. When the same question was asked by the same polling organization in June, 54 percent of poll respondents said they approved of the protests, while only 32 percent said they disapproved.

This represents a huge swing of 27 points against the Black Lives Matter protests, from a +22 point approval rating in June to a -5 point approval rating in September.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/25/poll-more-disapprove-of-black-lives-matter-protests-than-approve-support-plunges-from-54-to-39/

And in other good news, the BLM website has removed their “beliefs” section which showed clearly that they are a Marxist front, which wanted to “disrupt the western nuclear family”.

Perhaps my Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders will withdraw their support from this ungodly organization one day soon. 🙂