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Earth’s Loss, Heaven’s Gain: Tribute to Three Great Patriots

By Elizabeth Cuppett Caverly

Earth, in particular the American Republic, is poorer having in recent years lost three great human beings, Joan Veon, Derry Brownfield and Jack McLamb.

I.
Back in the winter of 2006, Joan Veon came on our new RBN patriot radio program, The Divided Kingdom. Neophyte broadcaster that I was, I reveled in the honor of interviewing this gutsy woman who formidably traveled to top-level global governance activities and events.

Besieged by pneumonia, I could barely breathe or talk. But I wouldn’t have given up this rare chance to talk with Joan for anything. Rescheduling might have meant unexpected delays or cancellation due to her full schedule covering global exigencies.

She was personally charming, a tiny-statured blonde woman with an irrepressible, lilting laugh.
Joan talked with passionate power and expert documentation on that night’s theme: “Public and Private Partnerships.” When she concluded, the listeners and I knew a lot more about how this “neo-fascism” fit into the New World Order’s ongoing plans to usurp individual rights and end local control and sovereignty. Her key information was reminiscent, in ways, of the late Pastor Barry Smith’s expose´ of what he called the NWO’s “test case,” New Zealand: absurd, stringent curtailing of fishing rights, interference with and eventual privatization of other industries, until foreign nations eventually seized most of them.

In her all-encompassing DVD and book presentations, Joan taught us (1) an embryonic U.N. global army was forming, (2) intricate global economic structures were rapidly going into place, but that (3) we should not be afraid. Indeed, one of her key points as a Christian was that we should not fear living in the New World Order.
For, as Joan commented, Jesus himself grew up during an era of world government under Roman rule.
Joan saw her opportunity to analyze one-world government as a gift from God. Joan said her life journey came in answer to a prayer she once made, asking God to reveal deeper information about things she did not understand.

Sadly, Joan was taken from us by cancer when she was only in her 50s. Yet her important ideas will always be part of us. We are heartened by that one last wonderful glimpse of her in the opening scene of Charlie Daniels’ DVD Behold a Pale Horse when she passionately exhorts each of us with her unconquerable faith in the power of truth.

II.
Derry Brownfield, “farmer-patriot” broadcaster, was another great American Original, cherishing his Missouri farm and his radio mission.

I never got to interview Derry, but heard him on air. Lou and I faithfully shared his newsletter often with our listeners. Late in life, one of Derry’s most pungent columns concerned the “pink slime” that we, the populace, were being subjected to in our grocery store hamburger. As always, Derry was a couple years ahead of the main stream. When the story finally broke, the public’s anger reached a crescendo and the push for needed reform came about.

His example has just been admirably followed. Days after the “Food Babe” (foodbabe.com) exposed on the Alex Jones radio program fast-food corporation Subway’s use in all of their bread of a harmful plastic-like additive (said to be linked to asthma and cancer), a CNN February, 2014, report announced Subway would remove the additive in question.

Derry died in an era of growing marginalization of tea-party figures and veterans. [We have a friend who last year noticed an unbelievable new restriction on her Maryland driver’s license. What was the restriction? “VETERAN”! ] As Nazi-like NSA surveillance and censorship grow, more and more questions arise about the strange deaths of journalist Gary Webb and, more recently, the passing of journalist Michael Hasting and novelist Tom Clancy.
Were these natural deaths or were they “hit jobs” to silence political truth-tellers and dissenters?
All in the tradition of flag officer Admiral Mike Boarda’s death. As alleged by retired Joint Chiefs Action Officer Alexander B. Cuppett and various others, Admiral Boarda’s shooting most likely was a “take out” because he refused to bring Chinese troops to the U.S. in the ships under his command.

Seemingly robust and healthy, Derry Brownfield died peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep. Reports of Tom Clancy’s face being bright red in death do not jibe with the media-stated cause of death: a heart attack. Various sources in government allege that a paralysis agent was a key to “freezing” the muscles Clancy needed in order to breathe.

One can conclude that in all probability Derry Brownfield’s death was from natural causes. Yet it has to be noted that Derry had taken on a huge crusade against the sinister colossus, Monsanto. Just as Derry’s fight was gathering power and momentum, his radio clout ended. Thankfully, Beth Ann Schoenberg, Derry’s key helper, chose to pick up his mantle and continue the Christian patriot work of the radio program and the newsletter.
My father, a farmer and rural mail carrier from the 1930’s to the 1970’s in Western Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, benefited in those “Wonder Years” from the way of life Derry wanted to restore and cherish.
Dad tapped maple trees, hauling buckets of sap and boiling down the sugar water, just as the Native American Indians had done. He grew natural, good food: potatoes and sweet corn for us, his family.

Derry, like Joan Veon, shared his deep faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior. As he recalled his life in our Republic’s 1950s “heyday,” Derry proposed American Restoration with our freedoms and our Christian roots once again nationally intact.

III.
Officer Jack McLamb, leaving earth much poorer without his dear presence, passed away in January, 2014.
This giant figure in the American Patriot movement began to rise through the ranks as one of Phoenix, Arizona’s mostly highly decorated policemen. As Jack learned of the growing assaults on our Constitution, he gradually enlarged the scope of his work beyond the already exemplary “peace-officer template” he had developed for educating children in his role as “Officer Friendly.” Later came the gargantuan efforts of his two patriot organizations, Police and Military Against the New World Order and Aid and Abet. His Operation Vampire Killer 2000 was an outstanding compendium of information on freedom vs. tyranny.

To illustrate his careful wisdom as the great commander he was, to the military and police he led in the pursuit of liberty, Jack was properly cautious when he heard of “Oathkeepers,” wary of “lists” that government could commandeer in times of martial law. Eventually, as numbers of Tea Party and other “aware” patriots grew exponentially in the Obama years, Jack joined Oathkeepers. This implies there are now too many active American patriots to worry about “lists.” The battle is joined!

During our broadcast years with Republic Broadcasting Network (2005-06) and Genesis Communications Network (2007-11), Lou and I were privileged to have a special, close relationship with Jack. I consider him to have been the most like my late father of any man I have ever met: the same gentleness, compassion, yet sturdy steel that drew men to him; a leader, a shepherd of men, and always, always a verbal witness to his belief in and love for Jesus Christ.

I asked Jack advice on deep spiritual matters and he reciprocated, writing Lou and me once to elicit our opinion on the work of an author he had interviewed, “because I trust you folks…” And of course Jack’s wife, Angie, was cut of the same noble cloth, tirelessly helping her fellow vets who had health problems, though she herself was not always well and great effort was required for her to sustain her altruism.

Always close to mind is Jack’s courage standing against evil the time I interviewed him about organized pedophilia in the highest covert reaches of our government. Strangely, through unusual “mistakes,” the program did not air correctly for six weeks! Jack, on his own RBN radio program, also interviewed Detective Jimmy Rothstein who delineated the abuses of “The Franklin Cover-up” era and government intelligence agency complicity in preventing investigations from ever reaching high-level participants.

Beacons shining in the trying years ahead will be our memories of Derry’s consecrated vision in caring for his countrymen’s freedom; Joan’s outstanding warnings and hopeful Christian witness; and now Jack McLamb’s legacy of courage and honor, educating police and military by example, letting the light of Jesus Christ shine through to all who knew him.

Included with the updates of the last days of Jack’s life (kindly sent to us by his faithful, long-time assistant, Carol Asher) was the personal narrative of his friend, Greg Evensen, fellow-patriot and retired Kansas state trooper. Evensen was in the hospital for surgery. This was shared as part of the eulogy during Jack’s funeral on January 16, 2014:

Dear Loved Ones,
“No greater love has a man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Jack was my friend.
Following surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday at 12:30 PM Central time, through post-op haze, Jack came very strongly to my mind. We stood for a moment in our uniforms and Jack handed me a flashlight. He did not say anything and the moment was over. I did not know Jack was in his final moments on earth. I would like to speculate the meaning of this, but can only conclude that it was to light the dark road for someone, one old cop to another. Jack was that kind of man. Whether it was a dream or reality, it was a vision of a man so dedicated to his life’s convictions, he lit a path one final time.
Thank you Jack…..
See you soon.
Greg Evensen
Jack’s last name fit him well. The “Mc” prefix illustrates the Scottish “Braveheart” warrior ethnic origin… The main part of his name, a lamb trusting and doing good all his days, and now following THE LAMB into eternity…

Bio:
Elizabeth Cuppett Caverly was born in and grew up in western Pennsylvania in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, sturdy mountains that to her symbolize the American character, love of individual rights, and our great Republic. In her book, Patriot’s Warning I, America Attacked (2004, Central Plains Publishing), Elizabeth depicted these mountains whispering, “This is the light of freedom,” as she and her brother as tiny children sat near these majestic hills, decades, yet only forty air seconds away from the September 11 Flight 93 demise.
Elizabeth holds a B.A. degree from Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and an M.A. from West Virginia University. Her career has included helping hundreds of children as a reading specialist in Maryland. Since 2003, Elizabeth and her husband, Lou Caverly, have hosted the Christian talk radio program, The Divided Kingdom, originally on RBN and GCN, and now on Global Star Communications Network and WWCR shortwave, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 PM, Eastern Time. [Go to wwcr.com and click on transmitter 3, or tune to 4.840 mHz on shortwave.]

Common Core : Nazi Societal Restructuring Tool?

By Elizabeth Cuppett Caverly

Just as Congress was rushed to pass the Patriot Act without reading it and Nancy Pelosi urged lawmakers (and all of us Americans) to pass The Affordable Care Act “so we could find out what was in it,” now states were urged to compete in Race to the Top, submitting to Common Core Curriculum before having any cognizance of what it really is.

Critics like Berit Kjos and Orlean Koehle present significant documentation that math standards and the teaching of classical literature and even cursive writing are being decimated or even discontinued. James Milgram, professor emeritus, Stanford University, and a member of the Validation Committee for Common Core national math standards, has explained that by the end of the seventh grade, Common Core math is about two years behind the math of other high-achieving countries.i

Emmit McGrourty speaks out about another shocking change; traditionally, the teaching ratio was 80% classical literature, 20% informational text. Common Core will modify it to 50% classical literature, 50% informational text, like reading computer instructional manuals. McGrourty says, “Classical literature is the foundation of our nation. It teaches children to: investigate their surroundings; to make wise decisions, to have empathy; it teaches them how to exercise their liberty.”ii

Classical literature has always embodied the collective wisdom of mankind, including all aspects of human experience and uplift. What do the elitist Agenda 21 backers plan to substitute in this vacuum – just a benign banality of mediocrity, or is it one more training aspect for a sinister end-plan of dismantling sovereignty, gaining total global control and then instituting the days that Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao and Hitler adored – eugenics, and the eventual annihilation of most of mankind? (Especially the ones who do not espouse “green Agenda 21 ideals” and perhaps unthinkably, those who are handicapped or considered “defective’ racially or ethnically.)

In the introduction to her essay, A “Common Core” for a Global Community, Berit Kjos states:

While preparing this booklet I came across a headline that illustrates the corrupt values and shameless propaganda behind UNESCO’s Common Core indoctrination. Ponder this assignment: “Students Asked to Argue ‘That Jews Are Evil’ and Prove Nazi Loyalty in Assignment Linked to Common Core.”iii

Indeed, the old Third Reich evils were never fully eliminated. Newsweek, September 17, 2012’s cover article, “The Nazis at the Heart of the Worst Drug Scandal of All Time,” by Roger Williams and Jonathan Stone, documents how in the 1950’s German company Chemie Grünenthal recruited a large ex-Nazi connection in the development of its drug, thalidomide. Heading the company’s advisory committee was mass murderer Otto Ambrose, who had been convicted at Nuremberg to eight years in prison. Newsweek states:

Among those invited to Stolberg was Martin Staemmler, a leading proponent of the Nazi “racial hygiene” program. Following Germany’s invasion of Poland, he had worked with the SS on its population policy, deciding who should live and who shouldn’t. At Grünenthal, he was head of pathology at the time thalidomide was being sold…

Another euthanasia enthusiast was Heinz Berger-Prinz, who worked with Hitler’s personal physician, Karl Brandt… Brandt was executed after he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his involvement in medical experiments and procedures on prisoners and civilians.iv

The only uniformed Nazi known to have been at Grünenthal – though not involved in the thalidomide program – was Dr. Ernst-Günther Schenck. As SS inspector of nutrition, he developed a protein sausage tested on 370 concentration camp prisoners, many of whom were killed. Barred from working as a doctor in Germany, Schenck was hired by Grünenthal, as was Heinz Baumkötter, the chief concentration camp doctor at Mauthausen and Sachsenhausen.

Right now, today, here in America, TSA Gestapo-like tactics are ominously beginning to target handicapped children in the airports. Infowars.com reported, February 21, 2013, the case of Lucy Schulte, a three-year-old girl, wheelchair bound with spina bifida. TSA goons stopped Lucy, distressed her and confiscated her stuffed toy. Her mother, Annie, informed agents they could not touch her daughter unless she was filming the incident on her mobile phone. The TSA screeners replied that such filming was “illegal.” You-Tube uploaded the shocking scene of this darling child weeping, “I don’t want to go to Disney World anymore.”

This is not as isolated case. The Huffington Post, April 18, 2013 told the story of Marla Murasko, mother of a Down’s Syndrome son: “Did the TSA Harass Us Because of Our Special Needs Son?”

Under new FERPA regulations, January 3, 2012, government can now legally access all Personally Identified Information on students and their families. FERPA also adds “a biometric record.” This could mean fingerprints, retina and iris patterns, individual DNA, unique personal voiceprints, facial characteristics and handwriting.

If Common Core completes its stranglehold on local school systems’ freedom of thought and action, will we see as in Nazi Germany, dissenting teachers weeded out and the curriculum re-written so that more and more brainwashed students will not only espouse green planetary “Gaia” ideals, that man is no more than a rock or a wolf, but that eugenics is a pragmatic necessity for achieving depopulation goals. Already, Planned Parenthood’s key abortion centers, such as the huge Houston facility, target African-American neighborhoods. Alex Jones reports that there are more African-Americans being aborted than there are African-American children being born.

Eventually, eugenics (Satan’s death machine) will progressively threaten all of us. Obamacare will weed out the over-65’s. But will you, as parents and grandparents, prevent implementation once more of the kind of Nazi methods Orlean Koehle describes in her book, Common Core, A Trojan Horse for Education Reform?

Teachers were asked to play an active role in the Nazi racial program and applied the “principles” of racial science. They measured students’ physical characteristics, including skull size and nose length, and recorded the color of hair and eyes to determine whether they belonged to the true “Aryan race.” This data was gathered and give to German officials…v

We know the eventual horrendous outcomes for Jewish, Mischling (mixed Jewish-Aryan) and Romani (Gypsy) children. Is it ominous that the “differentiated recognition” aspect of Common Core requires teachers and schools to report on students’ socio-economic, racial and political backgrounds? Is this the beginning of humanity’s ultimate “Final Selection” and “Final Solution”?

i Orlean Koehle, Common Core, Trojan Horse for Educational Reform, Small Helm Press Associates (2012), P. 32

ii Ibid., p. 33

iii Berit Kjos, A Common Core for A Global Community, Lighthouse trails Publishing (2013), p. 3

iv Roger Williams and Jonathan Stone, “The Nazis at the Heart of the Worst Drug Scandal of All Time, Newsweek, September 17, 2012, p. 38

v Koehle, p. 25

Bio:

Elizabeth Cuppett Caverly was born in and grew up in western Pennsylvania in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, sturdy mountains that to her symbolize the American character, love of individual rights, and our great Republic. In her book, Patriot’s Warning I, America Attacked (2004, Central Plains Publishing), Elizabeth depicted these mountains whispering, “This is the light of freedom,” as she and her brother as tiny children sat near these majestic hills, decades, yet only forty air seconds away from the September 11 Flight 93 demise.

Elizabeth holds a B.A. degree from Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and an M.A. from West Virginia University. Her career has included helping hundreds of children as a reading specialist in Maryland. Since 2003, Elizabeth and her husband, Lou Caverly, have hosted the Christian talk radio program, The Divided Kingdom, originally on RBN and GCN, and now on Global Star Communications Network and WWCR shortwave, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 PM, Eastern Time. [Go to wwcr.com and click on transmitter 3, or tune to 4.840 mHz on shortwave.]

The Third Reich Must Not Re-Emerge/Holocaust Remembrance Day, April, 2007


The last several years have brought about a gradual increase in the power of government, especially at the federal level. This has led to a corresponding erosion in our rights as Americans. It is vital that we not ignore the lessons of history. Here are some quotations from William L. Shirer’s Berlin Diary that should be a sober reminder of what can happen when we become complacent.

“Berlin, April 11 [1935]
Dr. S., a successful Jewish lawyer, who served his country at the front in the war [World War I], suddenly appeared at our apartment today after having spent some months in the Gestapo jail…. He was in a bad state, a little out of his head, but apparently aware of his condition, because he was afraid to go home and face his family…. He said no charges had been preferred against him other than that he was a Jew or a half-Jew….” [Does this parallel the men being held without being charged year after year at Guantanamo Bay – even including one young teenage boy?]

“Bad Saarow, April 21 [1935] Easter
Taking the Easter weekend off. The hotel mainly filled with Jews and we are a little surprised to see so many of them still prospering and apparently unafraid. I think they are unduly optimistic.” [Like the complacency of so many Americans today concerning draconian statutes like the Patriot Acts?]

“Berlin, January 23 [1936]
At noon Tess turned on the radio for the news just in time for us to hear a ringing personal attack on me…. I had written in a mail series, some time ago, that the Nazis at Garmisch [site of the winter Olympic games] had pulled down all the signs saying that Jews were unwanted (they’re all over Germany) and that the Olympic visitors would thus be spared any signs of the kind of treatment meted out to Jews in this country.” [Contrast Shirer’s journalism with that of the subservient, controlled media of today !]

“Berlin, Feb. 27 [1940]
Though the quota of Germans allowed entrance into America annually is 27,000, Marvin [Breckinridge] found a waiting list of 248,000 names at the American consulate. Ninety-eight percent were Jews – or about half the Jewish population left in Germany.” [Yet at present we are allowing millions of illegal aliens into this country.]

“Berlin, December 1 [1940]
[The German] can be a kind and considerate person. But as a unit in the Germanic mass he can persecute Jews, torture and murder his fellow men in a concentration camp, massacre women and children by bombing and bombardment, overrun without the slightest justification the lands of other peoples, cut them down if they protest, and enslave them.” [Sounds all too much like the present war in Iraq in many respects.]

And from the same author’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:

“Of all the war crimes which he claimed he had to commit on the orders of Hitler ‘the worst of all,’ General Keitel said on the stand at Nuremberg, stemmed from the Nacht und Nebel Erlass – ‘Night and Fog Decree.’ This grotesque order… was issued by Hitler on December 7, 1941. Its purpose… was to seize persons ‘endangering German security’ who were not to be immediately executed and make them vanish into the night and fog of the unknown…. No information was to be given their families as to their fate even when, as invariably occurred, it was merely a question of the place of burial in the Reich.” [Compare this with recent reports of CIA renditions and secret prisons.]

“In the background, to be sure, there lurked the terror of the Gestapo and the fear of the concentration camp for those who got out of line or who had been Communists or Socialists or too liberal or too pacifist, or who had been Jews…. Yet the Nazi terror in the early years affected the lives of relatively few Germans and a newly arrived observer was somewhat surprised to see the people of this country did not seem to feel that they were being cowed and held down by an unscrupulous and brutal dictatorship.”
[Need we say more?]

Mrs. Kitty Werthmann, in a recent video from the Prophecy Club (Freedom to Dictatorship in 5 Years) describes how in this very short period of time Germany descended into tyranny. We must all be alert, as Kitty says, that we do not repeat this tragic mistake. Otherwise, we will have learned nothing from the past. The story of Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia may become our own fate.

Socialism’s Achilles Heel by Bill Ivy


       Across America, there is fear of the socialization of our system of government.  Yet there is a solution that exists for the responsible citizen to do greater than complain and joined by others. 

       Socialism must have a foundation to exist.  This foundation is the centralization of power under a centralized authority.  In America that centralized authority is the United States Government.  Its political units and subordinates are the States of the Union.  America has its foundation for socialism and moves ahead. 

       National government had its foundation and cornerstone established in 1868 under the 14th Amendment.  The capstone of this national system was the 17th Amendment of 1913.  This latter amendment nullified Article I, Section 3, First clause of the US constitution.  Its nullification removed from the state legislatures their direct voice from the seats held in the US Senate over to the popular vote.  No seat means no voice.  Sovereigns, as states once were, have a voice but the state legislatures had surrendered their voice with the 17th Amendment.  They became subordinates to the central power of Washington, D.C. and America’s national system, which would provide socialism its foundation, was complete.  “The just balance of power between the state and federal government is sought to be destroyed and the centralization of power to be established in the federal government through amendments to the Constitution, which, if successful, will destroy those rights reserved to the states and people (9th and 10th Amendments), and which are essential to the preservation of free government.”  (Governor Bramlette, speaking before the Kentucky Legislature in 1867) 

       America’s established system of government was not the national system that exists today.  Both the Articles of Confederation and the US Constitution were established as federal constitutions.  A federal union regards the system of government as a confederacy of sovereign (self-governed) States.  A national union regards the system of government as the consolidation of the states under a centralized authority with state sovereignties surrendered to this authority.  If you are a responsible reader, and not a mere complainer, read federalist Paper #39, eleventh paragraph, last two sentences.  Then go back to the seventh paragraph, second sentence for knowledge of this American truth of understanding and heritage.

        To prepare America for the national system that was to be established after Lincoln’s war upon the South, Webster’s Dictionary would falsify Madison’s definition of federal giving it the definition of Madison’s national in today’s Webster’s, altering the mindset of Americans to their true and established system of government.  Compare the definitions found in the Federalist Papers to your Webster’s.  for the history, visit   http://proliberty.com/observer/20051222.htm.

Also read Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxist found at http://olesouthbooks.com/kennedy_brothers/red_republicans.php

       The foundation for America’s national system of govenrment, a system rejected at the 1787 Constitutional Convention, was the 14th Amendment.  This amendment is the Achilles’ Heel for America’s de-facto national system of government and that of today’s American socialism that requires centralization of government under a national system.  The Achilles’ is to be found in the procedures of adoption of this amendment.  Its “mother” was not to be the mandates of law of the Constitution’s Article V of amending, but the bayonet points of the military under the Reconstruction Acts.  Reconstruction was punishment laid upon the Southern States for their rejection of this amendment. It was a bill of attainder, without rendering of Due Process of law, a Constitutional guarantee for all Americans.  To gain adoption for this amendment, Congress had to violate Article V and Due Process of law.  The foundation for national government and socialization rests upon the validity of ratification of the 14th Amendment.  The amendment, American brethren, is fraudulent and fraud has no statute of limitations.  Want to defeat the socialization of America and return to our true heritage?  Stop complaining and become responsible.  Build the knowledge of truths denied us all under public education and begin to stand up.  Visit the following sites and call for additional resources.  Discover socialism’s Achilles’ Heel, if you are more than a complainer. 

 www.civil-liberties.com/cases/14con.html

 www.14th-amendment.com   (scroll down to 14th main menu, look for miscellaneous documents, find South Carolina Law Review)

 Present questions to:  ARTICLE V Group (843)-875-3597  or  rorie8th@bellsouth.net

Accountable to the Contract

Dear Editor,

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution voids all authority of the U.S. government to infringe upon the rights of the citizens of the states to keep and bear arms. This was part of the Constitutional Compact, which is a contract made between the parties agreeing to the terms of the Constitution. If this contract is breached, as with any contractual agreement, it becomes null and void. Alterations of intent require the Amending process.

When it comes to the firearms held and owned by the citizens of the states (note: I am not saying U.S. citizens), the Second Amendment holds the U.S. government behind bars, as a prisoner of the law, established by this contract. Should any attempts be made by the U.S. government to infringe upon the Second Amendment, such as banning particular firearms or making an attempt to confiscate firearms, it is not in the power of private gun-rights lobbyists to go and strike a deal with the prisoner set behind bars. The NRA and GOA were never part of the Constitutional Compact, the contract. State governments were the parties signing to this contract. So, should the U.S. government make any attempt to infringe upon the Second Amendment, it is the duty and order of the State governments to straighten the issues out, not a private, for hire, gun lobbyist organization.

State governments, creations established by the citizens of the states, are to protect their citizens from usurping powers of the U.S. government, with the Second Amendment rights of their citizens being one such protection. If State governments fail to guard this protected right, a right under contract, and bow out to the U.S. government imprisoned under the Second Amendment, then state governments are allowing the contract to be breached and are failing to defend their citizens. The question then would be: Whom do the states serve? Their citizens and creator, or the U.S. government? It is up to the State governments to assure that the U.S. government remains behind the bars established for it under the Second Amendment. Don’t hire a lobbyist to got o Washington to wheel and deal, even party, with the prisoner. Keep your money in your pocket. Instead, hold your State government accountable to the contractual agreement of the U.S. Constitution to defend your Second Amendment rights. Know that as a fact of law of the U.S. Constitutional agreement, that all roads do not lead to Washington. Use the road to State governments.

As Christians, we also have a higher power to obey, than any laws or contracts established by men. The church should hold their pastors accountable for instructing their flocks, from across the pulpit, to this fact. Whether or not states honor the contractual agreement of the Constitution’s Second Amendment, Christ gave his followers a command, and this command would apply to all politicians that tell their people, at election time, that they are Christians, such being followers of Christ. That command from Christ himself established in the written word of God was, “and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.” (Luke 22:36) Allow for no one, even a man of the cloth, to compromise those words of Christ, our Lord, who we follow. As Christians, followers of Christ, always, without compromise of a single letter to his word, place God above government. “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29; also read Acts 4: 19)

For the citizens of the states, hold your state governments, direct parties to the Constitutional Compact (contract), accountable to defend your Second Amendment guaranteed protected rights, and boot lobbyists for hire that attempt to strike deals with a prisoner that is already behind the bars of the Second Amendment. For the church, hold your pastors accountable for the commands of Christ.

Questions: Article V Group (843) 875 3597 (evenings)

“But indeed, no private person has a right to complain, by suit in Court, on the ground of a breach of
the Constitution. The Constitution, it is true, is a compact (contract), but he is not a party to it. The
States are a party to it…” (emphasis added)

State governments, parties to the Constitution compact, are the defenders of this compact, that includes the defense of the Second Amendment. If there is to be action by a lobbyist group for the Second Amendment, their actions must be, and solely be, towards State governments, and not the prisoner of the Second Amendment, Washington, D.C.

Sincerely,

Bill Ivy

“Thoughts About the Declaration of Independence” by Argus Childers

When I read the Declaration of Independence, these lines jump out at me.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It doesn’t say we have the right to be happy, but it is something that we can pursue.

Satan only has the power to come to us and whisper in our ear a thought, It’s what we do with that thought. I can entice myself in some way with a thought and if I say to Satan get away
from me at the very first, I have won the battle already. But if you do as I so often do, I begin to think about it and wonder what if. Then he has me, He now has me on the run.  More often than not that run is away from God. I later find myself way down the road wondering where God is? Why am I all alone in this battle. It’s like the guy floating in the ocean, his boat has gone down and another boat comes along and they offer to save him and he says, no thanks I’m waiting for God to save me. Some times passes and along come another boat and they also offer to help him, but he again replays, No thanks I’m waiting for God to save me. Later that day a storm comes up and the guy drowns and goes to Heaven. So he goes up to God and ask him why didn’t you save me when I was in the ocean? And God replays, I sent you two boats.  How or why is it that Satan wins so many battles with only the whispering of a simple thought?  It’s because we let him win. God has given us that boat, it’s the Bible, his word.

The men that wrote the Declaration of Independence were brilliant and a lot smarter than I, but they got the first part of the Declaration wrong. It should read like this—

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of God. It should say God not Happiness. What is Happiness without God?

Satan can make us happy with sin, But it will not last. Sin is fun for a short time, but when the payment comes due it no longer is happiness.

I don’t know how many times I have LET Satan trick me with a sweet sounding whisper. Then it comes back as nothing but pain and sadness for me and often others that I have also hurt. Satan tells us we have a right to be happy.  I said I let Satan trick me because I didn’t stop him, I listened and thought, Sure why not?
I have a right to be happy and if I don’t do something about it, who will?  Then I set in motion a chain of events of sin and Satan just looks at me and laughs at me, he’s thinking to himself you fool. If you only turned to God and told me to get away you
would have beat me. He has no other power over us, he can’t make me do anything nor can he harm me in any way, his only power is to whisper a thought to us.

Argus Childers

One Man’s Turning Point

                    (Excerpted from Julie Turner’s newsletters)

[[This first article is vital for you and me in these changing times – one man’s encounter with our living Lord, Jesus Christ, who showed him what was real and warned of what was to come.]

“In the mid 1990s, the Lord shut down my business and began revealing some things to me. I was a schoolteacher and burned out and I was looking for a different kind of business. The Lord led me to the business I’m in and not only that. He blessed it beyond my wildest imagination. In fact, after a while we were making more money in a month than I used to make in a year teaching school. What happened is, we were part of a major church, a big seeker church, and we became very established in it. My wife was in the choir and I was a major contributor to all the programs. We started taking trips around the country. We were into all the various aspects of the business that was exploding – all the great trimmings of life – five star hotels, taking the boys to all the amusement parks, our church life was great, we were in Bible studies. Everything was going great. We were living the Christian American dream. This went on for a couple of years and we figured that we were under the blessings of the Lord. We bought into a lot of the health and wealth gospel of the day thinking we deserved to be wealthy. We bought into the whole rapture thing that if something does happen we will go out rich and happy and all that. We did not have a clue as to what was really going on. We basically turned our backs and had our heads stuck in the sand as far as what’s going on in this country.”

“That’s basically our background when the Lord shut the business down. I started doing some heavy praying and just asked the Lord why the business was stopped. I couldn’t figure it out – it just didn’t make any sense to me. All of a sudden, I started receiving in the mail and over the internet things like videos and tapes, articles and newsletters on this thing called the ‘New World Order,’ and documents written years ago that I thought were unbelievable. I couldn’t believe there could be this kind of undercurrent behind the things that were happening in the world. It almost seemed to me like it was controlled. Then the Lord spoke to me saying that it is controlled. It’s controlled by demonic powers and there is a conspiracy against Christians and against this country and against the world to bring in this one world government led by the Antichrist. All of a sudden the whole picture started becoming clear to me. The final thing that I got was a document written about 200 years ago that just laid everything out, all the plan out, and it was exactly what is going on today. The document was so absolutely wicked, so evil, I just couldn’t believe people could be that evil. The Lord said, ‘You’re not struggling with flesh and blood here, you’re struggling with principalities and powers’ and they are absolutely evil.”

“I was fixing dinner in 1997 after the Lord had dealt with me and I was given all these things. It was really a great dinner I was fixing and the Lord told me to go on a fast. Immediately, He took away my hunger and I went on this fast, praying and crying out to Him. The neat thing about this fast was that He would wake me up at 3:00 in the morning. The first morning He woke me up and said, ‘Get up.’ I wasn’t used to hearing His voice so I didn’t get up. He wouldn’t let me go back to sleep. I heard it over and over again: Get up! Get up!”

“I got up and started walking out and he pushed my head on the ground. I was this business man – this was all new to me. I didn’t know what was going on. I’m a ‘left brain’ guy. I just deal in rational thinking. But He had my head on the carpet and started bringing up my sins. All the things that I thought were okay He started to bring up. The Lord convicted me and I started weeping on the floor, just crying out to the Lord. I thought I was a pretty good person and that we had a good Christian walk. He was bringing up all this stuff to me. That went on most of the day. I would find myself in a corner crying out to the Lord and weeping. The second day, same thing, 3:00 in the morning, ‘Get up!’ This time it only took me 15 minutes to get up. Once again, He had me weeping on the floor and crying out. This time I was weeping for the sins of America. He was bringing the sins of America before my eyes and I was weeping over that for a couple of days. He led me into a Christian bookstore and showed me in a vision everything all torn up and ripped and the Bibles all messed up. I wasn’t quite sure what was going on but these were visions that I was having during this time. This was all totally new to me. I had heard about it happening to others but to have it happen to me was incredible. About the fifth day of my fast, at 3:00 in the morning, He said, ‘Get up!’ and this time I got right up and went into the living room. Once again I was on the floor and crying out. My wife came in because I was crying loud. She started interceding in prayer. I told her what was going on in this country and once again the Lord brought up not only my sins but all the sins of this country. I was in a corner of the room holding my Bible in my hands and the Lord hit me with a vision of the book of Revelation. He took me through the book of Revelation in what seemed like a second. I can’t explain that to anybody, I don’t know what happened but I know He took me through the entire book in what seemed like a second. I lived that book as if I were going through all the things in Revelation. He took that rapture notion right out of my head and I realized we’re going to go through this book of Revelation. This was coming, and He said there is an urgency and this is coming upon this country, this book is coming upon our country. All these plagues written in this book are coming upon this world, and specifically upon this country.”

“At that time, I just lost it. I had my Bible in my hand and I said to my wife, ‘This is true, this is all true!’ She said, ‘Yea, yea, I know, it’s the Bible, it’s all true, of course.’ ‘No, no, you don’t understand, it is absolutely true.’ Suddenly it was in my spirit that this book, this Bible, anything written in it is true and correct and it’s going to happen upon this country and upon this world. God’s Word will not come back void. This was a major, major conviction of where I was at and I think I freaked my wife out. She was like, wow! Who is this guy? But I was so full with the Holy Ghost.
“The next thing I did was call our pastor. I knew he needed to hear this word from the Lord and what’s coming down. They needed to be warned. It was 4:30 in the morning. I called my pastor telling him I had a word for the church and it had to be given. He told me to come over. So I drove over to my pastor’s house and on the way said. ‘Lord, what is the word that I’m supposed to bring because You said I should bring a word?’ He said, ‘Daniel 9. You need to go to Daniel 9 and I’m going to tell you what to say and what to change while you read it to him.’”

“I got to his house and read Daniel 9 to him: ‘O Lord, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of love with all who love Him and obey His commands, we have sinned And done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled. We have turned away from your commands and Your laws. We have not listened to Your servants the prophets who have spoken Your name to our president, our congress, our courts and all the people of the land. Lord, You are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame. The men of the United States and the women of the United States and all Israel, both near and far have sinned against You, O Lord. O Lord, we and our president, our congress and all our courts are covered with shame because we have sinned against you. The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving even though we have rebelled against Him. We have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept His laws that He gave to His servants the prophets. All Israel has transgressed Your law and turned away refusing to obey, therefore all the curses and sworn judgments written in the law of Moses, the servant of God, will be poured out upon us because we have sinned against You. You will fulfill the word spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing upon us a great disaster. Under the whole heaven, nothing will ever be done like what is going to be done to the United States. Just as is written in the law of Moses, all this disaster will come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to Your truth. The Lord will not hesitate to bring this disaster upon us for the Lord our God is righteous in everything He does, yet we have not obeyed Him.’”

“After I read that to my pastor, the Lord said, ‘Look at all Israel, what is all Israel?’ And immediately He said, ‘It’s the church. All Israel is the church. The church is going to be judged.’ The church is going to be judged by the Lord God. The outcome of the message is that it was rejected by our church. The pastor said, ‘That’s not from God. God wouldn’t give you a message like that, it’s not exegetically correct to change things in the Bible like that. What you’re doing there is not correct exegesis and we reject that word. And besides that, you’re putting fear into the congregation and you’re going to have to stop right now.’”

“So we were called before the council of the church and told to stop. He basically told us, ‘You are interfering with our building plans. We have plans and if you keep on speaking this way, you’re going to interfere with the building plans of the church.’ So that word was rejected by that body and eventually we gave it again but eventually they were just very glad to see us leave. That was in 1997.”

“I do have a recent word for the church as well. Once again, the Lord told me to go on a fast. He immediately took away my hunger just like He did back then. He said, ‘There is a deception upon the body of Christ. It is so strong and so powerful that, like the Word says, even the elect can be deceived.’ He also told me, ‘One of the principalities over this deception is the Jezebel spirit. It is in control of the pulpits and over control of the churches of this country.’ Once again, He woke me up at 4:00 in the morning and said, ‘Get up. I want to show you what’s going on.’ He took me to the book of Kings and I started reading about Jezebel and Ahab. I said, ‘I know, we’ve had words that there is a Jezebel spirit over our church.’ The Lord said, ‘It’s much deeper than you think. You’re thinking in terms of a little bit of control, but it goes much deeper. The Jezebel spirit over American churches is this: The Jezebel spirit protects the prophets of Baal and kills the prophets of the Lord. It is going on in this country right now.’”

– Ed Degroot

OCCUPYING DIRT FOR THE DURATION OF A VAPOR

 
It is imperative that we read the Bible for ourselves instead of just depending on others to tell us what it says. God gave all of us brains so that we can think for ourselves. I recently received a letter from a woman stating that many evangelists are falling away from God’s truth that’s found in the Bible and she believes they are taking thousands with them. I don’t take the time to watch TV so I don’t hear what kinds of things television evangelists are saying. But lately, through this woman and others, I’m hearing that the TV preachers are saying it would be all right to receive a microchip injection because it can’t be the mark of the beast mentioned in the Book of Revelation. They’re apparently saying that Christians would not be here if the microchip injection was the mark of the beast – they say we would have been “raptured” out of here by the time that mark is required in order to buy or sell. This woman stated that she has a Christian video of a well-known evangelist named Hal who was declaring that very thing. This woman goes on to say that the tribulation is not the wrath of God but the wrath of Satan on God’s people and God is allowing it to separate the wheat from the chaff. I agree with her because I read it for myself in the Bible. Many saints of God will be killed “for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, nor in their hands….” Rev. 20:4 This verse alone tells me that the people of God had a chance to worship the beast and receive his mark. They refused and were killed.

Another scripture which makes it clear that some followers of Jesus Christ will be around at that time is Rev. 15:2 -–John the revelator saw in his vision “them that had gotten victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name….”
Why would John say that the people of God had gotten the victory over all that if they weren’t even there? Why would there be any mention of the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs in Rev. 17:6 unless those people had been killed? Keep in mind these scriptures, which are found in the last pages of the Bible, are talking about the time before the return of the King of Kings. We know this if we take the time to read the scriptures for ourselves.

I can’t understand why so few people care about reading the entire Bible. To me it’s a giant love letter from the Creator himself. It’s been preserved for us over hundreds and hundreds of years so that we and those who lived before us and those who will come after us can understand our heavenly Father. Through His Word, He lets us know that He has plans for us to give us a future and a hope. He makes us aware of dangers that could ruin our future. People have been forewarned well in advance (2,000 years, in fact) that there would come a time, before the return of Christ, when people would be forced to receive a mark IN their right hand or forehead. Incidentally, the correct word is IN, not “on” – there’s a huge difference. And we’re forewarned about what happens to those who receive such a mark: Rev. 14:9-11 “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Also, in Rev. 16:2 it says “there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image….”

Huge progress is being made at this very moment toward getting people to accept a microchip injection. There is a lot of information out now about identity theft and people are becoming quite concerned over it. I’ve had several people tell me that there are television commercials giving warnings about identity theft. Some of the commercials apparently show people talking about being able to procure all sorts of merchandise by stealing the identity of others.

I recently received a report stating in big bold letters (bigger than anything on the report) that ‘The FBI has named identity theft as the fastest growing crime in America.’ There’s a company that offers a solution to this identity theft problem. It’s called VeriChip. VeriChip is a part of Applied Digital Solutions Company. The company offers ‘implantable personal verification’ in the form of a microchip injection that is activated by a scanner. A 125-kilohertz radio frequency signal passes from the scanner, which activates the chip under the person’s skin. The signal from the microchip is transmitted to an instant access computer database/global registry. (There is no battery in the device as some people have thought.)

One way that the chip is being promoted is by claiming that the risk of theft, loss, duplicating or counterfeiting of data is reduced or eliminated. The company makes the claim that VeriChip products are being used for homeland security and as a way to curb identity theft and prevent fraudulent access to banking and credit card accounts.

Some of the phrases used on the internet website for the VeriChip that describe the microchip injection information include such things as “Get Chipped,” “There when you need it,” and “Unlike traditional forms of identification, VeriChip can’t be lost, stolen, misplaced or counterfeited.” Dealer/distributor employment opportunities are offered and stockholders of the company are offered a $ 50.00 discount for the injection procedure. Also, a $ 50.00 “introductory savings” is offered to the first 100,000 registrants at the time of their “chipping” procedure. A picture of a ‘ChipMobile’ which looks like a medical facility on wheels can be seen on the website as well as the statement, “The ChipMobile is on the Move! Watch for the ChipMobile coming to your town!” The website inquirer is invited to check back at a later date for the ChipMobile’s schedule….
The Applied Digital Solutions patent information reveals that other monitoring technologies that have been patented and marketed in the past are unsuitable for the widespread location, recovery and identifi-cation of people.

I spoke with a doctor in one of the Authorized VeriChip Centers located in Florida. He is one of nearly a dozen doctors listed in the website who are set up for the chipping procedure. The doctor mentioned during our telephone conversation that the ChipMobile has visited his clinic and is up and running although the chipping procedure itself has not yet begun on the populace at large. This doctor has already been chipping children in other countries where there are a lot of problems with child abduction. He mentioned Trinidad in particular as having numerous requests for the chipping procedure. This doctor performed the chipping procedure on the first Alzheimer’s patient.

According to the Florida doctor, the microchip injection procedure consists of a pre-injection of local anesthesia and then the chip is injected through a much bigger needle. The cost of the procedure is $ 450 which includes a pre-surgery visit, the surgery itself and then a follow-up visit. So far the doctor has only placed the injections on the back of the arm between the elbow and shoulder of several patients, but has recently been asked to place the chip in the hand of a police officer so that his gun, being rigged with a reader in its handle, would not be able to operate if separated from the chip in the officer’s hand.

The doctor claims to have a waiting list of roughly a hundred people locally wanting the chip implantation procedure but is waiting for the hospitals to get the necessary scanning devices up and running which he fully expects to happen in the near future. He believes that this new technology will be used to save lives because it will contain complete medical records.

According to a reliable news source, in participating cities of our nation homeless people will receive a mandatory radio-frequency tag that will be implanted under the skin so that social workers and police can track their movements. Tracking stations mounted on telephone poles will be used to transmit data from the radio frequency tag to the police and social service workers who will be able to use computer software to track the movement of the homeless in real time. The technology is also expected to discourage homeless people from committing crimes. The participating states will receive multimillion-dollar grants from the federal program called Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH). This is the first program to forcibly implant humans with tracking devices.

The technology is also becoming more widely adopted as a way for retailers to track merchandise. One huge retail chain store will soon be requiring its suppliers to place tracking devices on shipping crates and pallets.

Mexico’s attorney general and at least 160 employees in his office have recently been implanted with microchips manufactured by VeriChip Corporation which allows them access to secure areas of their headquarters. Mexico’s top federal prosecutors and investigators began receiving chip implants in their arms in November. More will receive the implant in coming months including the Mexican military and police. The chips are required in order to gain access to a new federal anti-crime information center for security access. More than 1,000 Mexicans have been implanted for medical reasons. Hospitals can now use a scanning device to download a chip’s serial number and can access information about a patient including their blood type, name and other information on a computer. Mexican authorities were able to use the technology in March of this year to break up a crime ring of kidnappers.

The only thing keeping this from happening on a wide scale here in the United States right now is approval from the Food and Drug Administration. VeriChip has already sold 7,000 microchips to distributors across the United States. A Florida family has undergone the chipping procedure expecting that some day their medical information will be automatically relayed to hospital emergency room staff.

So, the chipping procedure has already been done on a number of people and guess what! The rapture hasn’t happened yet! What if we will actually need to be strong like our Christian brothers and sisters in other countries? The pre-tribulation rapture doctrine is an American doctrine. Sure, some will be “caught up” as in I Thessalonians 4:17, but that’s only for those who “are alive and remain” at the end, “unto the coming of the Lord” as mentioned in verse 15 of that same chapter. I think it’s time we Americans wake up and realize that, even despite all of this national pride we exhibit across the land, we’re not immune to tribulation and that we had better decide in advance what we would do in the event that during our lifetime we find ourselves unable to buy or sell without a mark that has to do with an image that speaks and that causes resistors to be killed. A 2,000-year warning should be sufficient for us to take this thing seriously.

We would do well to just consider ourselves mere flesh made of dirt (the chemical composition of flesh and dirt are the same) with a life span equivalent to that of a vapor in comparison to the vastness of eternity. James 4:14 says: “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow, for what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

We don’t know what’s going to happen with our lives – what will be required of us – so with growing into more and more of this way of thinking, we can more consistently “walk in the spirit” rather than being so much in the flesh, realizing that if we’re killed because of our love for Jesus Christ and because of our belief in the Word of God, we’re just being helped to get where we want to go sooner anyway. In Philippians 1:28-29 the Apostle Paul tells us “in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” Earlier in the same chapter Paul tells us “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.’ It’s all about magnifying Christ, ‘whether it be by life or by death.” (verse 20) We’re not our own anyway. We are bought with a Price, we were created by Him and FOR Him (Colossians 1:16); for HIS purpose, not ours.

A Romanian pastor, Richard Wurmbrandt, knew what it was like to suffer for Christ. He had smuggled Bibles into Romania and, because of that, he endured 14 years of imprisonment and the tortures that went with it. He warned that severe Christian persecution would come to America and wrote a booklet giving us advice based on his experiences. In his booklet he says it is necessary to know in advance what we’re going to do because it is incredibly easy to buckle under pressure. He saw in his country Christians betray one another causing their brothers and sisters in Christ to be imprisoned, tortured, and sometimes even put to death. Many families were left with no way to take care of themselves. Those Christians (who probably thought beforehand that they were strong) did not have the strength to endure. “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Mark 13:13. We must be willing to lay down our lives for Christ’s sake no matter what. Jesus tells us in Luke 9:24 “Whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same hall save it.”

We only occupy this dirt for the duration of a vapor for the purpose of passing or failing the testing which determines where our real self – our spirit – will spend eternity.

This implantable microchip technology is very likely going to be implemented in the very near future. This is a good time to start getting on our knees in prayer more often, reading God’s giant love letter to us, the Bible, and fasting in hope of being counted worthy of escaping the coming trouble.

Luke 21:36 reads, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

No matter what happens, DON’T TAKE THE MARK! Preserving your earthly life just for the purpose of continuing a little longer to occupy a human body made of dirt for the duration of a vapor is certainly not worth the eternal consequences you would reap in so doing. Just put your trust in the Lord while seeking His kingdom and His righteousness.

Unshakable Proofs of the Resurrection by Lou Blanchard

In this season when we commemorate Our Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection, we cannot help but notice that the media usually look upon these events as old myths or legends. They tend to denigrate religion in general (unless it is of a New Age denomination). Yet there is plenty of information available to make a defense of our faith if we will only take time to examine it. I have recently re-read two brief but very rewarding books that discuss the foundations of our faith. Though each was written several decades ago, their analysis is still sound. These books are:
1. Who Moved the Stone? by Frank Morison, published by Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois; and
2. The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? by F.F. Bruce, also published by Intervarsity Press.
These are available at many libraries, and I believe the first one (and perhaps the second, too) is still in print.

Here are some quotations from them; first, from Who Moved the Stone?

“Such, then, in broad outline is how the Crisis overtook the friends of Jesus in Jerusalem on that ever-memorable Friday in human history….
“Thus Jesus, in the austere but exact phrasing of the English Prayer Book, ‘suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried….’ I have put dots in place of the famous context because as a young man I used to stop dead at this point in the English Church Service, set my teeth tightly, and refuse to utter another word….
“But today I feel differently….” (P. 66-67)

“Something came into the lives of these very simple and ordinary people [the disciples] which transformed them out of all similitude to the broken and shattered party of Jesus which we have recently studied.” (P. 104)

“The story of the Resurrection which was taught and preached throughout the ancient world during the first forty years of the Christian era was not told or created by outsiders, but by the original band of followers of Jesus. They did not wait two or three decades before giving their version to the world. They began their organized campaign within two months of the occurrences. Within three decades most of them had perished violently for their adhesion to this very story.” (P. 107)

“With a single exception [Saul of Tarsus]… there is nothing in the whole of this strange story which impresses me so profoundly as the part played by the individual known to the ancient church as James, the Lord’s brother, or alternatively, as James the Just….
“As early as A.D. 36 this man James was a prominent figure in the early community, sharing with Peter … and John the leadership of the party.
“How did it come about that this man, whose coldness and even hostility towards Christ during the living Ministry is written plainly in the earliest record … is found in the inner circle and councils of the Christians?
“He [James] stood just sufficiently far apart to be an impartial witness, and yet so near to Christ that, had the Priests been able to command his allegiance, his influence alone might have changed the face of history. But they could not, and they slew him in the end.
“It is said the Christians inscribed upon his monument the words, ‘He hath been a true witness both to Jews and Greeks that Jesus is Christ.’ ” (P. 125-131)

“When Saul was really convinced that he had seen the risen Jesus the immense and overpowering significance of the empty tomb swept for the first time into his mind…. He saw that if the disciples were not deceivers, they then were right – right through the whole range and gamut of their claim…. He began to understand why Peter was so sure, and why everyone connected with this movement was so unaccountably joyous and so immovably convinced….
“And the curious thing is … that once this conviction has been reached, its effect upon any normally constituted mind was enduring. The vacancy of the tomb was an historic fact – fixed and unalterable. Its authority grew rather than declined with the passing of the years. It was never shaken throughout St. Paul’s lifetime, and in the writer’s judgment it remains unshaken to this day.” (P. 144)

“There may be, and, as the writer thinks, there certainly is, a deep and profoundly historical basis for that much disputed sentence in the Apostles’ Creed – ‘The third day he rose again from the dead.’ ” (P. 192)

The following quotations are from The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

“The Christian Gospel is not primarily a code of ethics or a metaphysical system; it is first and foremost good news, and as such it was proclaimed by its earliest preachers…. And this good news is intimately bound up with the historical order, for it tells how for the world’s redemption God entered into history, the eternal came into time, the kingdom of heaven invaded the realm of earth, in the great events of the incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.” (P. 7-8)

“The New Testament was complete, or substantially complete, about AD 100, the majority of the writings being in existence twenty to forty years before this….
The situation is encouraging from the historian’s point of view, for the first three Gospels were written at a time when many were alive who could remember the things that Jesus said and did, and some at least would still be alive when the fourth Gospel was written.” (P. 12-13)

“The evidence for our New Testament writings is ever so much greater than the evidence for many writings of classical authors, the authenticity of which no-one dreams of questioning. And if the New Testament were a collection of secular writings, their authenticity would generally be regarded as beyond all doubt.” (P. 15)

“Attestation of another kind is provided by allusions to and quotations from the New Testament in other early writings. The authors known as the Apostolic Fathers wrote chiefly between AD 90 and 160, and in their works we find evidence of their acquaintance with most of the books of the New Testament.” (P. 18)

“To sum up, we may quote the verdict of the late Sir Frederic Kenyon, a scholar whose authority to make pronouncements on ancient MSS was second to none:

The interval then between the dates of original composition and the earliest extant evidence becomes so small as to be in fact negligible, and the last foundation for any doubt that the Scriptures have come down to us substantially as they were written has now been removed. Both the authenticity and the general integrity of the books of the New Testament may be regarded as fully established.’ ” (P. 20)

“One thing must be emphatically stated. The New Testament books did not become authoritative for the Church because they were formally included in a canonical list; on the contrary, the Church included them in her canon because she already regarded them as divinely inspired, recognizing their innate worth and generally apostolic authority, direct or indirect.” (P. 27)

The fact of Jesus’ resurrection is not just of historical interest, as important as that is. It is the decisive event of all time, changing a man’s life, affecting everything he does. Once we repent and make Jesus first in our lives, the Holy Spirit gives us life as a new great adventure with the promise of eternal life to come. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
– Lou Blanchard

“God Is the Provider”



Because we live in the “Divided Kingdom,” a world that is fallen, imperfect, flawed, sinful, disease-ridden, filled with evil converging into greater Evil presaging Trouble – even a Fourth Reich in the making – the sentries atop the highest turret grow tired.

Sometimes the lonely echo of our warning voice comes back to us. Does no one else care? Or feel duty to take responsibility to fight against wickedness? Or want freedom enough to DESIRE to know the truth about Satan’s plan to change America completely?

When we grow very tired, we who fight the Elite’s Plan fall into exhausted sleep after days and nights of battle. Then even in our dreams we end up jousting with the NWO Hydra – mercury in the childhood vaccines, autism jumping from 1 in 20,000 a decade ago to 1 in 160 now… Then pops up another ugly serpentine smile and cruelest fang – Depleted Uranium and deformed Iraqi babies… The serpentine undulations next of the Trans-Texas Corridors and lumbering, ill-inspected aging Mexican trucks moving like fire ants to devour our own jobs and way of life… Many, many heads of the Hydra now coming into view as they work – shaded in dark unseen corners – stealthily completing “harmonization” [while Americans sleep] of laws between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. So finally, the whole Ugly Beast, the North American Union Revealed, will be clearly seen. And our liberties will be in Lock-Down.

We wake. This was not a nightmare – not an absurd, surreal impossibility. [Years ago I asked my husband, “Could what happened in the Third Reich ever happen here?” “Never!” he said. But a few years later – 1992 or 3 – his answer to my recurring question was more indecisive: “I don’t THINK it could…”]

And then a stranger in a restaurant during the 2000 presidential race gave us a dim copy of “George Washington’s Visions.” Checking the Internet, we obtained a clearer copy, but with concomitant information that would rock our world – And our view of history.

“Illuminati?” WHAT WERE THEY?

Before we had learned nearly enough, the Twin Towers fell. In the aftermath, my ninety-year-old Mother keenly spotted a newspaper story about a Bible said to be found intact at the Flight 93 crash site.

The FBI did not want to talk about it, the almost pristine, barely-singed Bible. There it lay, like an oracle of America’s doom, opened to the eleventh chapter of First Kings – the splitting of the kingdom by God because of disobedience.

Was it an accident my Mother saw this article and told me about it? Is it mere coincidence that a set of books (Patriots Warning I: America Attacked and Patriots Warning II: Chaos and Chemtrails) and a radio program, “The Divided Kingdom,” have come into being?

No, I don’t think so at all. God has many jobs for many people just now. Great and varied talents are needed against the Hydra. He is calling you. He is calling me.

In our hard work and exhaustion Jesus brings us some times of refreshing, too. Joy and rest. An oasis from which we can look back and see real progress being made. [The Supreme Court decision on partial-birth abortion, one of the Hydra’s ugliest visages ever…] Growing grassroots revulsion against the Iraq quagmire…

We are comforted. It’s just like when we were kids and we ran home to tell our parents about stopping a bully. We had a GOOD FEELING because we were fighting childhood injustice.

Now, too, there is real peace of mind in facing up to the much more massive exigencies of “the Divided Kingdom.”

Will you join this monumental battle against evil? Giving your prayers, your awareness, your determination, your repentance and acceptance of God’s bugle call – notes of a song personalized for you?

“God is the final victor over all tyranny – in life and in death…
Let us serve Him gladly while we have breath…”

– Elizabeth Border

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