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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Good...

Soldiers befriend Iraqi children
Kids unafraid of gentle giants with body armor, dark glasses, weaponry

WND for the rest of the story...

Grunds Comment: Finally someone telling the good.  It seems all the main line media wants to do is the "if it bleeds, it leads" type of news.  Excellent article.

Here's some more of The Good:

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Donkeys loaded with medical supplies and humanitarian aid accompany members of the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team, Aug. 7, 2007. The Provincial Reconstruction Team members made an 11-mile round trip trek over a mountain pass into a river valley to provide medical care to Afghans living in Roydara, a village in the Shutol District of Panjshir province, Afghanistan. Housed at Forward Operating Base Lion in the Hindu Kush mountains, the 40-member team consists of U.S. military members from the Army, Air Force, government civilians and interpreters. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ralph Binion III, a Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team member and services craftsman, stops to share a laugh with village boys, Aug. 7, 2007. Binion and his fellow team members made an 11-mile round trip trek over a mountain pass into a river valley to provide medical care to Afghans living in Roydara, a village in the Shutol District of Panjshir province, Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Kubly, (second from right), and Staff Sgt. Andre Sanchez-Romero, (center) both members of the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team, listen as a villager explains his health-related concerns to them through an interpreter, Aug. 7, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Luedtke, (left), Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team commander, listens as an elder explains the most pressing infrastructure needs of his village through an interpreter, Aug. 7, 2007. Luedtke led a team of Provincial Reconstruction Team members on an 11-mile round trip trek via a mountain pass for the visit. The trek has led them to a river valley to provide medical care to Afghans living in Roydara, a village in the Shutol District of Panjshir province, Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi

Daily Readings

Israeli archaeologists protesting about fresh excavations at Jerusalem's holiest religious shrine, saying it threatens priceless relics.

BBC for the rest of the story...

Grund Comment: About time....


Hundreds of Saudi camels die from mystery ailment

.... "They need to bring in help from abroad to find a solution," said  trader Turki Abdelaziz"...

Reuters for the rest of the story...

Grund Comment: For all the wealth Saudi Arabia has, they have to bring in help from abroad?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Daily Reading

ADF attorneys planning to appeal 9th Circuit ruling against Christian student group at public high school.

 Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund are planning to appeal Friday’s ruling from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Truth v. Kent Public School District.  The court ruled that a public high school in Washington state did not violate the U.S. Constitution when it refused to recognize a Christian student club because the club required its members to adhere to a Christian code of conduct

ADF Link to rest of story

Grund Comment: Interesting reading,  Truth v. Kent Public School District court document in PDF form.



California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has told the state Supreme Court the term "marriage" can be terminated, because registered calseal "domestic partners" already have all of the same legal rights, benefits, duties and obligations as married couples.

WND Link for story

Actual court document in PDF form

Grund comment: registered "domestic partners" , means homosexual marriages.

Grund Comment: Click on the Great Seal of California pic for a review of the goddess used in this seal.


Israeli PM Olmert presents Palestinian Authority with form plan where Israel will forfeit the Temple Mount.

WND Link to rest of the sorid tale...

Monday, August 27, 2007

The History of Israel in a Nutshell

This is a nice Flash presentation:

Notes from the author:

This presentation isn’t intended to be a comprehensive history of the Middle East, or to deal with all the aspects of the Israeli-Arab conflict.

The goal of this presentation is to provide a brief summary for those who don’t have the time to go into the deeper details of the conflict, and also for those who see Israel as the warmonger of the Middle East and a cruel aggressor. This presentation was created on a volunteer basis to promote a better understanding of the current situation in the Middle East



Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Weekly Dose by R. S. Neaville


Calvinism and The Gospel

     Its seems that so much of Christian denominational teaching has been infected with the false teachings of John Calvin to varying extents. The eternal security doctrine (Once saved always saved) and the idea that you as an individual were chosen from the foundations of the world is not only silly but patently false. The true predestination described in scripture is simply this:

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

     Mankind is the "us" described here. It was always God's plan to justify us through Christ! it is that simple. In others words Adam was only a transition. Jesus is the man God always intended. We were never to be counted in Adam but in Christ who is the finished product. You must be adopted out of Adam (the old man) and in to Christ Jesus( the new man). This was always God's plan from the beginning.

 biblecloseupRomans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

1 Corinthians 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

So when do you become the elect? It is when you receive Jesus as your Lord and savior!

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

     When did the Ephesians enter into this predestination? the same way..when they received him and believed!

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

     The truth of the Scriptures is plain and pure and simple. You are adopted into Christ and his predestination when you believe! That is the elect! Come out of false Gospels and repent!

R.S. Neaville  08/20/2007

So Easy A Calvinist Can Do It..... LOL

Photo News

Special thanks to and for the rest of the hilarious story go to

Simba's Story of Spiritual Warfare


364594_cloudy_cross  The story of one Turkish man's spiritual journey while studying in the Caucasus.

From Islam and spiritual bondage to Christ.

Simba's Story of Spiritual Warfare

Daily readings:

Persecution of Christians Increasing, but Most Americans Unaware


Testimony of persecuted Christian Abraham Bentar: Abraham Bentar Rohadi, who is 55 and from West Java, was charged with blasphemy after telling clients that Jesus had appeared to him in a dream and healed him of a stroke.
Full Story: Abraham Bentar Rohadi, by James O’Fee
Video Testimony:


Korean Evangelical Churches Under Cyber-Attack Amid Hostage Crisis: “In one of the world’s most internet-savvy countries, “cybercitizens” have been building up anti-Christian sentiment by posting up insults to victims and their families on blogs and community forums.”

Grund comment: This is an odd twist to a sad story. Satan is piling evil upon evil.


Black Believers Debate Prosperity Gospel

Grund comment: About time…


Michigan city could become first in U.S. under Muslim control

Grund comment: There was a similar story earlier about using loud speakers in the US to do the call to pray. Don’t know how that would go down, they give the argument that it is the same as church bells. I don’t think so…

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Keeping the Law and Sabbath Keepers

Ya know, if you want to keep the Law (or try to) go for it. But don’t believe for one second that it will save you, the Law is there to show you sin.

Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, and he did that on the cross being a perfect man, keeping the Law perfectly. Then He laid his life down for us as a offering for our sins. He fulfilled the law. It is finished. Over. Done.

To say now that you must keep the Law is to say that you do not accept His sacrifice and you want to stay in your sin.

Now, what are the new commandments from Christ? Love the Lord your God with all you heart mind and soul. Love your neighbor as yourself.

I would encourage you to read these these articles, 1st:

Christians and the law of Moses

Then if you need more:

Sabbath keepers refuted.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

So Wha'up?

Been away for a while, thinking about this site I have.
Will start posting again here actively in a couple of days.

School is about to start so it is my busiest time. The teachers came back today so they will take about a week to get settled in and leaving me alone. :-)

I haven't been getting enough sleep and the humidity is wacking with my body. I hate the heat (unless i'm cold, lol).
Anyway, see you in the funny papers! lol...

Monday, August 6, 2007

Yes, the late great USA

There is a book out by that name, doing very well I hear. I haven't read it.

But the sentiment of the title, I totally agree with.

Their are no Democrats, no Republicans, no inbetweeners, all can be bought with a price.

You want a law passed, pass the dough.

Congress doesn't print money anymore, a bunch of private bankers, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

We are owned, our money isn't ours, laws are passed that hold us accountable without any recourse, the only way around it is to lie.

But I am not willing to give my soul to the gov'mt. I will not lie as they do.

Yes, I will be taken to the cleaners, they will take my "tax dollars" and use them in ways that I find repulsive.

We use to be great, this great God fearing nation, used to be great. Now the love of money, the love of power, and a soul eating vileness is taking this nation into the sewer.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Gossip and Boastfulness on PalTalk

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We will be judged by every idle word, as Jesus spoke in Matthew 12:36 and "and I say to you that every idle word, which men will speak will be paid back with regard to his account on Judgment Day: 37. for you will be justified because of your words. And you will be condemned because of your words." (Psalm 51:4, Proverbs 6:2, 21:3).

James 3:6."The tongue is also a fire: the world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is sitting for its self among the parts of our body, defiling the whole body and destroying the wheel of life and being set on fire by Gehenna. 7.for every species of beasts, and also of birds, and of reptiles, and even of sea creatures, is tamed and has been tamed by humans, 8.but no one is able to tame the tongue of men, unstable, evil, full of deadly poison. 9.with this we bless the Lord and Father and with this we curse men."

Paul wrote similar admonitions in Romans 1:29,30, 2 Corinthians 12:20, Colossians 3:8, and 2 Timothy 3:1-5. The Jewish teachers had known since the earliest times that the tongue was a great problem for most people.

One source of this knowledge is Leviticus 14, which in English is only about cleansing a leper, but in Hebrew has an obvious strong spiritual meaning. This is because the Hebrew word for leper, M'tso ra. The two words mean "finding evil" so from their earliest days, the Jewish people knew the reference to gossip and slander. In fact the whole portion on cleansing the leper relates to gossip and slander. The offering of the two birds (v.4) represents the twittering and chirping of the gossiper and slanderer. One of the birds is killed, then not offered on the altar, but it is buried, as gossip and slander should be buried. The second bird is set free, representing the repentant sinner, forgiven by God, given another chance, and released to go and sin no more.

The crimson thread and hyssop brought with the birds (v.4) are also significant. The red dye for the thread is made from an insect and represents the penitent's newfound humility. Hyssop is a low bush, also symbolizing humility.

The root causes of this sin come from pride, which breeds contempt for others that lets them talk about others callously, and jealously. The hair of the head, beard, and eyebrows are shaved (v.9). Because these are symbols of pride. The beard also frames the mouth that spoke to gossip and slander. The eyebrows represent the base trait of jealousy, as someone looking with envy.

Rabbis say that Joseph had a problem with this, based on Genesis 37:2, which says "these are the chronicles of Jacob: Joseph, at the age of 17, was a shepherd with his brothers by the flock, but he was a youth with these sons of Bilhah and his sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph would bring evil reports about them to his father." Bringing evil reports showed the wrong motive, when his goal apparently was to curry favor with Jacob, not to change the brothers behavior.

Our tongues do sin and we too should remember to walk in repentance every day of the year, guarding every word, because "no one is able to tame the tongue of men." Keep in mind, Matthew 12:37, that we will be condemned by our words.

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I'm speaking to you today about gossip and slander, the above quote is from the glossary of the Power New Testament by William J. Morford.

I have several groups I go to in PalTalk. What troubles me is not so much when people point out the error in Scripture of other people, we all should give to our brothers and sisters in Christ as the Holy Spirit gives to us. But what bothers me is when people I know to be followers of Christ. Those trying to be faithful, and those are who are faithful, boasting of throwing people out of their rooms. As in booby-trapped type way waiting for them talk, and when they start to speak, at their first word then they red dot them and throw them out. That's not...., that's not the way Christ points.

Who among those can say they are an expert in God's Word, who? Certainly not me, but I do know boastfulness and glee in causing other people's harm. Now a red dot, and being thrown out of a room isn't anything new. Especially for people who know God's Word, and don't add their own words in, but trying to instruct, but we are supposed to be Christ like.

But what are your fruits if you don't act Christ like and you take joy in other people's harm.

Even if they are wrong or that they are an atheist or a Muslim. Unless of course of they are just out and out cursing the name of God or Jesus. Then we should deal them a red dot, of course, but don't throw them our and certainly don't boast or make fun of them.

There have been people, who I thought were Christians, putting down another Christian, who I know and have gotten tremendous insights into the Word of God.

If you has something against your brother go to him privately at first, and he doesn't accept it or you're not able to come to an understanding, try to correct him in public, but not with an evil heart, not with a boastful heart, but a heart of Christ, and might I add, make sure you are not the one who is at fault.

Just makes me sad...

Friday, August 3, 2007

People say things that remind us that things seem new, but are just the same as before...

Our youths love luxury.

They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders, and love to chat in place of exercise.

Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their household.

They no longer rise when their elders enter the room.

They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up their food, and tyrannize their teachers.”

— Socrates, Greek philosopher and teacher (470-399 B.C.)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

New Link... Investigate Islam on YouTube - Muslims turned Christian refute the quran

Ex-muslins after coming to Christ refute the quran.

An African Asks Some Disturbing Questions of Islam

An African Asks Some Disturbing Questions of Islam

"It is true that there is a lot of anti-black racism in Britain, and sadly some churches and misguided Christians have at times allowed other people's anti-Black and anti-poor attitudes to mold them. The Bible, though, tells us to love the poor, the stranger, the foreigner and the defenseless.

To equate Biblical Christianity with anti-Black racism is absurd. We must remember that Moses, the prophet, married an African, and God was angry at the racism of Moses' own sister Miriam. In fact, God punished her with leprosy for seven days (see Numbers 12). The God of the Bible hates racism.

Yet what puzzles me is how Black people in Britain are jumping so easily into what I believe is a real racist religion: Islam."

* A Disturbing Question Concerning the Muslim QUR'AN
* A Disturbing Question Concerning African HISTORY
* A Disturbing Question Concerning Muslim SLAVERY
* A Disturbing Question Concerning Muslim CULTURE

Thank you, Investigate Islam

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Faith Exposed.

I asked for strength—and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom—and God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity—and God gave me brain and brawn to work.
I asked for courage—and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for love—and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted — I received everything I needed.
My prayer has been answered.

From the family of Michael Job, an Indian Christian medical
student who was killed in June of 1999 because of his
father’s evangelistic activities.

Thank you, and Prisoner Alert