For Correction And For Mercy

Flooding at Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery (6096613101)

“Turn with me to Job 37:12,13, where we find two purposes of God for disasters.

1. The first Divine purpose for disaster is for correction or literally, the rod (Job 37:13a). Here God uses the cloud filled with rain to burst forth in judgment upon wicked and godless men in bringing floods (reminiscent of the deluge at Noah’s time) that destroy the crops, the livelihood, and the life of man. No doubt, under this heading we might include any disaster by which God would bring temporal judgment upon wicked people and nations of this world who have rejected, despised, or forgotten the Lord and His Christ, the Moral Law and Gospel of the Lord and His Christ, and the only true religion of the Lord and His Christ, biblical Christianity. This purpose displays the vindictive justice of a holy God in pouring forth His wrath upon the wicked people and wicked nations of the world as a foretaste of the everlasting judgment to come (Romans 1:18—note the present, on-going, and continuous revelation of God’s wrath in the world upon the wicked who suppress the truth God in unrighteousness, which is displayed in many ways, but must include the judgments God brings by way of disasters and calamities upon people and nations for their rebellion against the Lord and His Christ; see Psalm 2:10-12; Psalm 79:6)…

3. The second Divine purpose for disaster that comes from the cloud filled with rain in Job 37:13 is “for mercy.” Here it would seem that God brings the flood that destroys the crops and livelihood of man not only to judge impenitent people and nations, but also to show mercy to people and nations whose eyes in such disasters are opened to see the vanity of trusting in the things of this earth as the source of their safety and security, as the source of their joy and happiness, and as the source of their peace and comfort. God brings disaster so as to have the ultimate mercy upon people and nations by enlightening their minds to behold the mercy of God in Christ Jesus so that they embrace Christ by faith alone and are set free from righteous God’s judgment forever.”

~Greg L. Price

Source: http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/5911147300.pdf

Act the Way You’d Like to Be…

August Müller Die Medizin

Act the way you’d like to be, and soon you’ll be the way you act.

~Leonard Cohen

Body Identity Integration Disorder and Sexuality

‘BIID is often accompanied by feelings and cognitions of sexual arousal, although this sexual component has been largely neglected in the recent literature,’ wrote researchers from the University of Amsterdam in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4696834/People-amputate-healthy-limbs-AROUSING.html

A Grief-Soaked Proposition

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“Having a conscience now is a grief-soaked proposition”

Stephen Jenkinson

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/cultural-decay

Brainwashing in UK Schools?

Pupils are being ‘brainwashed’ in Britain’s classrooms to believe that Tories are ‘evil’, a high profile teacher has claimed…

But the IT teacher has now come out said pupils were being ‘indoctrinated to a left wing mentality’ and encouraged to see the Conservative party as ‘evil’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4696456/Teacher-says-pupils-brainwashed-supporting-Labour.html

That reality illustrates just how the education system has become increasingly gripped by a culture of Orwellian groupthink, where only fashionable, Left-wing opinions are deemed acceptable. Any wish to deviate from this outlook — such as by backing Brexit or the Conservatives — is treated as a kind of heresy, an offensive challenge to the ruling creed.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4705532/London-teacher-reveals-Left-brainwashing-children.html

UN: Education a Threat to Sustainability

“Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes,” explains a UN “toolkit” for global “sustainable” education, which is still posted online at UNESCO’s website. “In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability.”

Source and read more: http://freedomproject.com/the-newman-report/266-united-nations-educated-people-threaten-sustainability

Insisting on “Rights” All the Time

Not long afterward this highly respectable couple were feeding together in the moonlight. “What do you think of the Mole?” said she.

[172] “Well,—er—ahem,” answered her husband. “You know, my dear, that I do not like to talk against people, and I might better not tell you exactly what I think of him. He is a queer-looking fellow, and I always distrust anyone who will not look me in the eye. Perhaps that is not his fault, for the fur hides his eyes and he wears his ears inside of his head; but I must say that a fiercer or more disagreeable-looking snout I never saw. He has had trouble with all his old neighbors, and a fellow who cannot get along peaceably in one place will not in another. He is always talking about his rights and what he thinks——”

“You have told me enough,” said Mrs. Ground Hog, interrupting him. “Nobody ever liked a person who insists on his ‘rights’ every time. And such a person never enjoys life. What a pity it is!” and she gave a sigh that shook her fat sides.

~Clara Dillingham Pierson, Among the Forest People, “The Quarrelsome Mole,” http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=pierson&book=forest&story=mole