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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Quote from yesterday, for today, from US President Coolidge 30th President of the United States

Quote from yesterday, for today, from US President Coolidge 30th President of the United States

“It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern.  But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter.  If all men are created equal, that is final.  If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final.  If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.  No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions.  If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people.  Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to progress.  They are reactionary.  Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.”

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Israel’s Pre-1967 War Borders: What They Mean – The Reality


Excellent Article from

Barack Obama said the way to peace between Israel and Palestine is for Israel to move its borders back to the pre-1967 Six Day War lines. Such a dishonest stance for any person, world leader or not, is astonishing, unless you support the demise of Israel. Here is a simple, truthful and easily understood reminder of those borders – usually, and conveniently ignored by those who accuse Israel of “occupying” Palestinian territory.


The original Mandate for Palestine, agreed to unanimously by the League of Nations in 1920, designated 124,466 sq. km. for the Jewish National Homeland, to be known as Israel. Israel did not receive that territory – but legally, the territory is still theirs today.

Here’s the map of that area legally belonging to Israel (unchanged today) as granted by the League of Nations:


Go here for the rest of the article…

Friday, June 8, 2012

Six times of ‘just one more’…

"Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. "

Sunday, June 3, 2012


fyi, I have no idea what the text at the beginning of the video is talking about. ~Grund

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Poor Sermon indeed…

A young man had been preaching in the presence of a venerable divine and after he was done he went to the old minister and said,

“What did you think of my sermon?”

“A very poor sermon, indeed,” he said.

“A poor sermon?” said the young man, “it took me a long time to study it.”

“Yes, no doubt of it.”

“Did you not think my explanation of the text a very good one?”

“Oh yes,” said the old preacher, “very good, indeed.”

“Well, then, why do you say it is a poor sermon? Didn’t you think the metaphors were appropriate and the arguments conclusive?”

“Yes, they were very good as far as that goes, but still it was a very poor sermon.”

“Will you tell me why you think it a poor sermon?”

“Because,” he said, “there was no Christ in it.”

“Well,” said the young man, “Christ was not in the text. We are not to be preaching Christ always—we must preach what is in the text.”

So the old man said, “Don’t you know, young Man, that from every town and every village and every little hamlet in England, wherever it may be, there is a road to London?”

“Yes,” said the young man.

“Ah,” said the old divine,“and so from every text in Scripture there is a road to the metropolis of the Scriptures that is Christ. And, my dear Brother, your business is when you get to a text, to say, ‘Now what is the road to Christ?’ and then preach a sermon running along the road towards the great metropolis—Christ. And,” he said “I have never yet found a text that had not a road to Christ in it—and if I ever do find one that has not a road to Christ in it, I will make one! I will go over hedge and ditch but I would get at my Master, for the sermon cannot do any good unless there is a savor of Christ in it.”


Sunday, May 13, 2012


Nice definition of Mysticism: 

“Mysticism is essentially a claim to have direct intimate union with God, that bypasses the mind. So it is an experience, of direct intimate union with God that bypasses the mind.”

Quote starts at 2:38

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Eastern Gate – Prophecy Fulfilled and Awaiting Fulfillment

… cue suspenseful music…

“The Jordanians expected that the Israelis would attack from the west hitting the Jaffa Gate. And, therefore, they concentrated all of their fortifications and their troops at that point. However, the Israeli’s knowing that the Jordanians expected that, surprised them by sending troops around to the eastern side of the city under the cover of darkness where they launched an attack at the Lion’s Gate.“

Click here to read the rest of this great article about Jerusalem’s eastern gate, it’s really good.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Is Preterism True?

Hi all, just a quick post. The “Is Preterism True?  article has had its audio fixed…, sorry for the delay.  Grund.


The World does not know Him through their wisdom.

Where is the wise man?

Where is the scholar?

Where is the philosopher of this age?

Has not God made foolish

the wisdom of the world?

For since in the wisdom of God

the world through its wisdom

did not know him,

God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached

to save those who believe.

Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom,

but we preach Christ crucified:

a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

but to those whom God has called,

both Jews and Greeks,

Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom,

and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

1 Corinthians 1:20-25

Monday, March 26, 2012

Archaeology Digging for the Truth of the Bible - Dr. Don Patton

Dr. Don Patton shows how much of the history in the Bible is corroborated by archaeological finds.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Creation Calls -- are you listening? Music by Brian Doerksen

Righteousness, Judgment and Grace:

Grund comment: Very interesting article….

Righteousness, Judgment and Grace:

When a person asks, sometimes restraining anger, "Who is to say if (a certain behavior) is right or wrong - or if "right" and "wrong" even exists?"

I sometimes wonder if they mean, "Who are you to say that my view or behavior is wrong?" No one likes to be confronted with that possibility.

Often this scenario arises when the subject relates to 'hot buttons' - abortion and the nature of marriage. Even more offensive in the context of post-modernity’s general reluctance to make moral distinctions, rooted in its broader rejection of philosophical or moral absolutes, is the concept of consequence.

Yet the thought of human trafficking, child labour, or the realization that prototypes of Hitler's death camps were developed by Kaiser Wilhelm II in Africa prior to World War I1 cause sane humans to shudder and rankle. Why?

The world cannot actually live with the moral schizophrenia of a rejection of personal moral absolutes in the 'micro' and the demand for justice from governments, corporations and history in the 'macro.'

Grund comment: I was thinking here in recent history about the ‘Occupy Movement’ which is really just anarchy. They want what they consider ‘right’ yet do not themselves do what is ‘right’.

The fact is good and evil, right and wrong, remain powerfully evident in the world, both in the 'micro' and the 'macro.'  -  

The question then is rather ‘what is the line between good and evil, right and wrong, and who defines it?’

That line, I would suggest, exists, is defined by God's righteousness, and expressed as God’s law,

Read it from the beginning at:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. on Israel

During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israeli-Arab conflict, stating

"Israel's right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable."

It was no accident that King emphasized "security" in his statements on the Middle East.

On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his tragic death, he spoke out with clarity and directness stating,

"peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality."

MLK on Peace, Israeli Security and Anti-Zionism

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Was wondering what the Doctrine of Imminence was, found this page.


by Sheila Sternberg

The generally accepted definition of imminence is that Jesus could come "at any moment" meaning there are NO signs to occur, NO prophecies to be fulfilled before Jesus returns for the rapture of the church. However...

Christ predicted the destruction of the Temple (Luke 21:6, Matt. 24:2, Mark 13:2.) He also predicted the coming of the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8.) Could He return before these things were fulfilled?

Go here for the rest>> link