You Have To Earn A Hearing

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This short message is about the idea in many Christian circles that you “have to earn a hearing” with a person or group of persons before you can share the soul-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ with them.
There are some very important questions a Christian needs to know the answers to if they are going to subscribe to this “earn a hearing” philosophy, such as I am listing here:

  1. How do you know when you have earned a hearing? Is it the point at which you have become as ungodly as your hearers and you then blend in with them? Because that is what many of them would want before they would accept you as a friend or as a person worthy of their time and attention.

  3. Can you only witness to people who you have helped out in some material way? Did Jesus or his 12 disciples only preach to people whom they had “earned a hearing” with?

  5. Is there any mention in the bible of this requirement of “earning a hearing”? Is this concept to be found in the book of Acts or some other part of the New Testament – as a practice of the early Church?

Some food for thought about the logic behind the “earn a hearing” concept:

If a man is deathly ill and he is referred to an oncologist (cancer doctor) and the doctor can see for sure that the man has terminal cancer, does that doctor have to “earn a hearing” with the patient before the doctor can tell the patient the bad news – that he is terminally ill?
Did the apostle Stephen forget to “earn a hearing” before he preached to the Jewish Sanhedrin the bad news about their rejection of their Messiah the day that they stoned Stephen to death? – because it is obvious from the reading, that Stephen preached something they didn’t want to hear.
Was the apostle Paul almost stoned to death in Acts chapter 14 (verses 6-19) because he preached without first having “earned a hearing”?
And what about the prophets of the Old Testament? Is our message to the modern world really any different than their message (i.e. repent of sin and turn to God)? Did God tell those prophets to be quiet until they had “earned a hearing” with their sinful rebellious audiences?

What is the REAL reason behind this “earn a hearing” idea?

Could it be that our sin nature wants an excuse for not witnessing?
Could it be that we fear men more than we fear God?
Could it be that we are lazy or selfish and rather spend our time on worldly pursuits, like our cars, homes, pets, hobbies, etc?
Could it be that we don’t trust God to protect us and watch over us when we stick our necks out for Jesus’ sake?
Could it be that we really are not a child of God – one who does not have the Holy Spirit indwelling them, a Spirit that causes God’s true children to love the praise of God more than the praise of men?
Those who are not truly saved (i.e. born again or “born from above”) will not have a grateful spirit to serve God as His witnesses in thankful service for being granted a salvation that cost God Almighty the life of His most precious Son.
Now before you jump to conclusions about the author or his message, I am not in any way advocating that we ignore or neglect the material needs of those around us. Nor am I saying we should speak harshly or unkindly towards those we witness too. Preaching to people in poverty and those who are ill or homeless should often be done in conjunction with meeting any of their serious physical needs. However, we must really question our own motives for holding to this “earn a hearing” philosophy if it is doing more harm than good for the cause of Christ and the increase of His Kingdom. Is this philosophy only serving to keep us in our comfort zone and also severely limiting our opportunities to share the soul-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world? — RM Kane

When Diversity Is Good And When Diversity Is Bad

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“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

Some many groups and individuals are promoting, proclaiming and demanding diversity nowadays. And the general assumption is that that is a good thing. But is it really? When is diversity a good thing and when is it not?

Good Diversity

Diversity of race and ethnicity is a wonderful thing. It highlights the unique characteristics of the variety of peoples and nations on this earth. Along with that ethnicity we can often learn a lot about other cultures and their history and benefit from the positive aspects of those cultures. Some benefits include historical traditional medicine, agriculture, science and engineering – things that can be of benefit to other societies and cultures. Such diversity is an undeniable blessing to all parties involved.

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Bad Diversity

Diversity in sexual preferences and in moral lifestyles, which are the PRIMARY types of diversity being promoted – and even DEMANDED – these days, is a very BAD kind of diversity. It is nothing more than moral decadence, rebellion against God’s standards of morality. This kind of diversity is really just a collection of detrimental moral choices that eventually lead to disease (STDs), suicide, drug addition, alcohol addition, relationship problems, confused children and ultimately the breakdown of society. The very idea of there being more than 2 genders is either insanity or an outright lie of God-hating sexual perverts. The sad truth is, it is the latter. The promotion of transgenderism in today’s world is leading to some very horrific consequences, where children are being mutilated surgically. And believe it or not, their brains and bodies are being damaged with so-called “transition drugs” (hormone treatments) that cause unnatural hormone levels in boys and girls whose bodies were designed (by God) to produce certain hormones at certain levels at a certain rate throughout the day, that cannot just be tampered with by doctors administering synthetic hormones at levels not being automatically metered by the human body. It is no coincidence that these so-called “transgender” persons are acting violently and irrationally out in society, because we are witnessing an awful experiment on the human body, that the corrupt medical establishment is profiting off of, while victimizing – for life – boys and girls and men and women. Over time, I would not be surprised to see these “transitioned” people dying prematurely of all sorts of cancers if they don’t commit suicide beforehand, from all those medical experiments done on their bodies.

How low can you go?

What was once considered one of the worst of all sex crimes – PEDOPHILIA – is now being labeled as “man-boy love”. What was once called SODOMY is now called an “alternative lifestyle” or “gay”. What was once called FORNICATION is now called “free love”. What was once called ADULTERY is now called “an extra-marital affair”. What was once called a PARTNER IN SIN is now called a “significant other”. What was once called SIN, is now a commonly accepted way of life. If you care about the temporal and eternal consequences of sinful lifestyles, you will start living life God’s way, of moral purity as outlined in the Bible. If you don’t care about the consequences, I assure you that there WILL be “Hell to pay”.

One more area of diversity

What about diversity in religion? Is that a good thing? If religions are supposed to lead people to Heaven in the afterlife, does that make all of them good? No, not if there is only one true way to Heaven. The false religions only lead people to Hell – eternal separation from God and all that is good. They may appear beneficial to people by their works of charity and by their good moral teachings but they serve more as a distraction from any TRUE road to Heaven, causing people to feel comfortable in their LOST (hell-bound) spiritual condition. Most false religions teach that Heaven can be reached by doing good deeds and avoiding bad deeds.
In reality, God’s standards are UNREACHABLE by our good deeds and self-righteous good works. Even on our best day, God considers us to be Hell-deserving sinners, all of us. God’s standard is moral perfection and there is only ONE WAY for mere mortals like us to obtain that standard of perfection. We must have it given to us from God. God can only give us that perfect righteousness if our sins are paid for by a being who is perfectly righteous. That perfectly righteous Being is the Lord Jesus Christ and He paid the world’s sin debt by sacrificing Himself when He died a horrible death of crucifixion 2,000 years ago on a cross outside of the city of Jerusalem. He then rose from the dead 3 days later, proving His divinity (His eternal nature) and proving that His payment of the world’s sin debt was complete. Have you received this gift from God? This gift of moral perfection (the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ) and the eternal life in Heaven that it provides? Do you see yourself as God sees you – as a rebellious Hell-deserving sinner in need of the soul-saving Savior – the Lord Jesus Christ? Seek Him while He may be found – seek Him in the Holy Bible. Tomorrow may be too late. We are all just one heart-beat away from eternity. It will be eternity in Hell for those who are not trusting in Jesus and His merits alone to pay their sin-debt to God.

“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness” Proverbs 30:12


A Blueprint For The New World Order

Also Known As "The Secret Covenant"

Also Known As "John D. Rockefeller Masonic Creed"

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This text first appeared on the internet after an anonymous person sent an email to the website BankIndex.com in 2002. While BankIndex.com was largely a financial commentary website, this outlet also hosted a number of conspiratorial writings sent to them by readers. At the time, this text was not attributed to Rockefeller or any other author, as it was posted anonymously. BankIndex wrote at the time: “The Bankindex editorial staff thanks you for all your e-mails regarding this piece, but we do NOT know who he or she is. The piece came in through one of our forms and the author left an unusable e-mail address. Thank you.”.
What this Secret Covenant represents, no matter who wrote it, is a very eye-opening description of what the dark, evil, satanic forces in this world are doing to control and exterminate the rest of us, whom they consider useless eaters, slaves and not worthy of life. With the advent of many alternative news websites and video channels on the Internet, a lot of these dark sinister activities and actors described in the Covenant, are being revealed.

Text of The Secret Covenant

An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception.
Those who will see it will be thought of as insane.
We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us.
We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion alive. Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves. This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur.
We will always stand above the relative field of their experience for we know the secrets of the absolute.
We will work together always and will remain bound by blood and secrecy. Death will come to he who speaks.
We will keep their lifespan short and their minds weak while pretending to do the opposite.
We will use our knowledge of science and technology in subtle ways so they will never see what is happening.
We will use soft metals, aging accelerators and sedatives in food and water, also in the air.
They will be blanketed by poisons everywhere they turn.
The soft metals will cause them to lose their minds. We will promise to find a cure from our many fronts, yet we will feed them more poison.
The poisons will be absorbed trough their skin and mouths, they will destroy their minds and reproductive systems.
From all this, their children will be born dead, and we will conceal this information.
The poisons will be hidden in everything that surrounds them, in what they drink, eat, breathe and wear.
We must be ingenious in dispensing the poisons for they can see far.
We will teach them that the poisons are good, with fun images and musical tones.
Those they look up to will help. We will enlist them to push our poisons.
They will see our products being used in film and will grow accustomed to them and will never know their true effect.
When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them its for their help.
We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things.
When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future.
When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine.
We will render them docile and weak before us by our power.
They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison.
We will focus their attention toward money and material goods so they many never connect with their inner self. We will distract them with fornication, external pleasures and games so they may never be one with the oneness of it all.
Their minds will belong to us and they will do as we say. If they refuse we shall find ways to implement mind-altering technology into their lives. We will use fear as our weapon.
We will establish their governments and establish opposites within. We will own both sides.
We will always hide our objective but carry out our plan.
They will perform the labor for us and we shall prosper from their toil.
Our families will never mix with theirs. Our blood must be pure always, for it is the way.
We will make them kill each other when it suits us.
We will keep them separated from the oneness by dogma and religion.
We will control all aspects of their lives and tell them what to think and how.
We will guide them kindly and gently letting them think they are guiding themselves.
We will foment animosity between them through our factions.
When a light shall shine among them, we shall extinguish it by ridicule, or death, whichever suits us best.
We will make them rip each other’s hearts apart and kill their own children.
We will accomplish this by using hate as our ally, anger as our friend.
The hate will blind them totally, and never shall they see that from their conflicts we emerge as their rulers. They will be busy killing each other.
They will bathe in their own blood and kill their neighbors for as long as we see fit.
We will benefit greatly from this, for they will not see us, for they cannot see us.
We will continue to prosper from their wars and their deaths.
We shall repeat this over and over until our ultimate goal is accomplished.
We will continue to make them live in fear and anger though images and sounds.
We will use all the tools we have to accomplish this.
The tools will be provided by their labor.
We will make them hate themselves and their neighbors.
We will always hide the divine truth from them, that we are all one. This they must never know!
They must never know that color is an illusion, they must always think they are not equal.
Drop by drop, drop by drop we will advance our goal.
We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them.
We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have.
We will establish a money system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt.
When they shall ban together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media.
We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favor.
When they shall rise up against us we will crush them like insects, for they are less than that.
They will be helpless to do anything for they will have no weapons.
We will recruit some of their own to carry out our plans, we will promise them eternal life, but eternal life they will never have for they are not of us.
The recruits will be called “initiates” and will be indoctrinated to believe false rites of passage to higher realms. Members of these groups will think they are one with us never knowing the truth. They must never learn this truth for they will turn against us.
For their work they will be rewarded with earthly things and great titles, but never will they become immortal and join us, never will they receive the light and travel the stars.
They will never reach the higher realms, for the killing of their own kind will prevent passage to the realm of enlightenment. This they will never know.
The truth will be hidden in their face, so close they will not be able to focus on it until its too late.
Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves.
When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them. This reality will be their prison. They will live in self-delusion.
When our goal is accomplished a new era of domination will begin.
Their minds will be bound by their beliefs, the beliefs we have established from time immemorial.
But if they ever find out they are our equal, we shall perish then. THIS THEY MUST NEVER KNOW.
If they ever find out that together they can vanquish us, they will take action.
They must never, ever find out what we have done, for if they do, we shall have no place to run, for it will be easy to see who we are once the veil has fallen. Our actions will have revealed who we are and they will hunt us down and no person shall give us shelter.
This is the secret covenant by which we shall live the rest of our present and future lives, for this reality will transcend many generations and life spans.
This covenant is sealed by blood, our blood. We, the ones who from heaven to earth came.
This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist. It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself.

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How To Be A Fruit Inspector:

How To Examine The Fruits Of True Biblical Christian Salvation

(things to look for in your life and the life of other professing Christians)

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We are briefly going to look at how to examine yourself and other professing Christians for fruits of salvation. In the short term, it is far easier to examine the fruits of individuals rather than a some kind of a revival or religious movement. In that regard, a professing Christian who is bearing good fruit is …

  • is going to share the gospel, and sharing it more and more accurately over time.
  • is going to hate their own sin more and more over time.
  • is going to preach against sin and preach salvation based upon the merits of Christ alone, and not just live some “wordless” gospel.
  • is not going to avoid controversy such as preaching against false religions like Catholicism.
  • is not going to avoid preaching against wordliness.
  • is not going to avoid studying and teaching difficult or controversial subjects like election or end-time prophecy.
  • is going to be willing to be persecuted for standing up for the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word.
  • is going to desire TRUE ongoing fellowship with other like-minded Christians, not just playing “Simon Says” with them on Sunday mornings.

Our coverage of this subject would not be complete without mentioning the fruit of the spirit itemized in Galatians chapter 5:22-23 ->

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Paul concludes with these insightful and challenging words: “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:24-26).
And lest anyone chastise you for being “judgmental” because you dare to examine the fruits of other professing Christians, we have the Lord Jesus Christ directly stating the importance of examining spiritual fruit, of ourselves of course and also of others, especially Christian preachers and teachers who we are looking for guidance from.

“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matthew 7:16-20)


Money Management Tips In A Nutshell

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A list of some very practical money management tips

Here are some practical, time-proven, money-management tips to consider if you find yourself acquiring more and more debt as time goes on:
1. Avoid credit cards. Credit cards are only a good idea for people who know they can pay off the balance each month. If you do have a credit card, you will most likely get a much better (lower) interest rate from a credit union than from a commercial bank.
2. Buy only what you can afford. Things like gifts for kids who are too young to even appreciate them are really just gifts to make the parents feel good, while depleting their finances. If you can’t afford to go on vacation then don’t go on vacation. Maybe visit a local park or other local attraction. If you can’t afford a car without getting a car loan, then either get your current car fixed or buy a car you can afford debt-free, one that has a reliability record that you can verify on the Internet. If you feel you need to buy a house as a long term investment for your retirement or to get your family into a better environment, consider a place that is for rent with the option to buy so you can get your foot in the door before taking on mortgage payments that would be higher than your rent – which they most likely would be – when factoring in home insurance, utilities and maintenance.
3. Don’t eat out – unless you are able to pay all your bills on time. It’s very unlikely that eating out is cheaper than staying home and eating a home-cooked meal… and a home-cooked meal CAN be a lot healthier than fast-foods and other restaurant foods. Also the diet you choose will have an impact on your health and future health care expenses.
4. Don’t buy a car on a loan just because you “want that particular vehicle”. Buy something with a reputation for reliability even if its not the car that you feel you need to make you happy. I know, it’s more important to be happy than to be financially stable.
5. Avoid college loans. Find an affordable on-line degree program. Nowadays there are LOTS of such on-line programs. And not everyone needs a college degree to have a successful career. There are trade schools and apprenticeship programs that can lead to very rewarding careers. And many ambitious people have started their own businesses and done quite well, just by being self-taught. With the availability of the Internet, anyone can learn to be an expert in many fields and business areas today simply by doing personal research and taking on-line courses, courses that do not have to be part of a “degree program”.
6. Be VERY careful about house buying. If you are looking to buy a house, look for a reasonable mortgage from a Credit Union AND look for a house that is well within your mortgage-payment budget. That may mean that you simply cannot afford to live in a particular neighborhood and may have to settle for living in a cheaper out-of-town area or may have to settle for a smaller house than you might really want or one without features you would like (such as a garage or porch or basement, etc) or a house that may need work. Home improvements can be added on, when you can afford them. Whereas, taking on a large monthly mortgage payment, can lead to foreclosure on a home with loss of any down payment and any equity in the home.
7. Avoid expensive things when cheaper things will suffice. That means, stick with your smaller TV that works, rather than going out to buy a bigger set, to “keep up with the Joneses”. And did you know that large screen TVs are so fragile, you can crack the screen just by trying to reposition the set. Also, it is a good idea to stick with an affordable cell phone and an affordable cell-phone plan, rather than buying the latest and greatest phone that will be worth absolutely nothing the first time you drop it.
8. Don’t go insurance crazy. You won’t necessarily save money by purchasing extra insurance for cars and houses or by purchasing “extended service warranties”. Same goes for life insurance.
9. Shop at thrift stores and garage/yard sales. Sometimes used items are more durable than new items. That certainly is true of many American made items.
10. Shop at on-line auctions. Ebay, Craiglist and Facebook Marketplace, are just a few of the on-line shopping services that allow you to save a TON of money, by purchasing used, slightly-used, or “open-box” new items. And by shopping online you save on gas and wear and tear on your vehicles.
11. Do some research before you spend money. Read reviews of products, ask friends and relatives for advice on certain purchases. There are many helpful reviews at amazon.com for thousands of products. Even if you do not intend to buy directly from Amazon, the reviews can be very beneficial, to help you figure out what products to avoid so you don’t end up buying the same product twice. Its a good idea to always check out the reviews with the lowest ratings first. On-line stores can help you locate the best product for the best price also.
12. Don’t base your spending on future expectations. Don’t extend yourself financially expecting more money to come your way by inheriting money, getting a pay raise, winning the lottery or having friends or relatives bail you out of a financial bind. Such a point of view is actually a gambler’s mentality. Do your best to live with your current income.

Additional money management advice – in case of emergencies

To be prepared for long term illness or accidents, or even to prepare for an economic or environmental disaster, there are several things that can help you be prepared. That would including paying off your car, your home, and any other outstanding loans. Invest in a 2 year supply of non-perishable foods: canned, dried, dehydrated and freeze dried food. You can also invest in fuel (propane never goes bad). A water purification system can be a life-saving device, such as gravity filters made by Berkey and Aquasana. Other important items to stock up on include household goods like soaps, medicines, bandages, paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels), clothing, candles, lighters, lanterns, emergency radio, and a significant amount of extra cash on hand (in a safe place at home). It is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Do not view this as preparation for anything other than personal insurance. If you are involved in an accident or diagnosed with a medical problem or disease that renders you unable to work, it will be nice to know you do not have the added burden of wondering how you will pay your bills, buy groceries and the day-to-day things you need to survive while unemployed. It is far better to put off that new car or kitchen remodel to have the peace of mind in knowing you have prepared yourself by being your own insurance company.

A short story about lending and borrowing

There was this guy we will call “Joe” who helped out many many people during his life. He loaned these people money in various amounts for all sorts of reasons. Joe was able to do this, not that he had some fantastic income, but because – unlike most of the people he helped – Joe worked hard at managing his money that God had entrusted to him. Joe never took out a car loan in his entire 47 years of owning cars. And except for one car in 1980, Joe never bought a new car. Joe made sure that he kept the used cars he bought well maintained, so they wouldn’t have a catastrophic breakdown on the highway. Because of that maintenance ethic (and by the grace of God of course), in those 47 years of car ownership, Joe only had to have a vehicle towed only a few times due to breakdowns. After being saved by the Lord, Joe never bought a frivolous car again (like that 1980 car which was kind of a low-end sports car), but always bought something practical that he could pay cash for. In spite of Joe advising his friends on money matters, many of them still went and did things as usual, and continued to have financial problems the rest of their lives. Some still expected Joe to bail them out, when they continued to have trouble making ends meet, as if Joe was the solution to their money problems and not themselves.
Joe has since learned that some people simply never learn, and perhaps they just want to believe that what matters is what they have now, not what is going to happen in the future if they don’t WORK HARD at money management. It seems that some folks just don’t understand how many unexpected expenses can come up in life, increasing one’s spending more than previously anticipated. Apparently other folks see how debt-oriented everyone else is around them, and they figure that is just the way life works. Still others think they can afford things that their friends have, yet their friends have had a better income than them for years.
Now let me make this clear, Joe was not born knowing how to manage money. He had to learn. His father was a big help in that regard and learning from personal mistakes and the mistakes of others was another helpful part of the process. Are YOU willing to learn, or do you just want what you want when you want it? I do hope you want to learn – instead of creating a financial mess of your life that affects those near and dear to you… your bad/selfish/hasty decisions DO INDEED affect others, which means YOU are accountable to GOD for the grief you cause others, not just yourself.
The Bible strongly advises against borrowing money, and there are many good reasons for that. It can turn a friendship into a borrower-lender relationship, which sadly, is never the same as a regular friendship. The best friend is one who teaches you how to fish, not one who gives you a fish every time you get hungry. The same goes for money and money management.

“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7



Now if only the people who have trouble managing their money would read – and heed – articles like this! — RM Kane