This time, they've gone too farWritten by Dianne James
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It's old "Frog In The Pot" story again. Never get so comfortable that you give away your birthright. Or your children's birthright. Much of lawmaking is a direct result of powerful lobbies (Political Action Committees, that, in my opinion, should be outlawed) by wealthy individuals or companies bent on protecting their self-interests with a staff of attornies paid to do same, or it is result of panic or fear. A fear-based society will gladly hand over individual rights, for what they perceive as "protection" or a "common good". We need to be careful how we define "common good"- actions on part of communities wishing to increase their tax coffers does not necessarily indicate a "common good" when individuals are deprived of right to keep their home, for ultimate benefit of private business interests. We should not be a fear-based society. Fear shuts you down, and it will shut this nation down, if allowed to continue to permeate our judicial system. On a societal level, our individual rights are our most prized possession. Let no one take that away from you.
Making lawmakers accountable takes just a little effort on your part: Being aware of proposed changes in law and how they will affect people, Contacting your Mayor, Governor, Senator, Congressman, or President through emails, letters, or phone calls. You can make a difference, with just those two things. You don't have to be wealthy, privileged, or powerful to make a difference. If not for yourself, do it for your family.
Dianne James is Publisher and Editor of Meander Magazine, an online publication geared to families, with news, health, music, art, earth changes, spiritual, pet care, comedy, and more.
“DAMASCUS WILL CEASE FROM BEING A CITY” ….SYRIA, CATALYST FOR GOG-MAGOGWritten by Doug Krieger
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Christian liberalism (now that their brand of Christianity has been wholly given over to “higher biblical criticism” and “historical Jesus” can only spiritualize their “prophetic voice” and speak in metaphors and symbolisms from Revelation—hardly a tangible reflection of where most American Christians position themselves today!
Furthermore, what really irks spiritualizing Liberals is current Administration’s total embrace of evangelical literalism’s Armageddon scenario—man, does that one get their Liberal goat or what! Anyway, just as liberals ignorantly and simplistically lump all evangelicals into one camp (i.e., “Biblical inerrant/literalist camp”); they do so at their own peril by “throwing baby out with bath water.” In sum: Not all literalists are your enemies—in point of fact: Biblical literalism that does NOT subscribe to Tim LaHaye’s triumphal Christianity MAY be your ultimate anecdote within America’s current Southern brand of “resurgent evangelicalism.”
THE “BURDEN OF DAMASCUS”
The passages found in Isaiah 17 and 18, Joel 2, Ezekiel 38-39 (including chapters 36-37), Daniel 11, as well as temple passages in Ezekiel 40-43, Zechariah 9-14; and, finally, Amos 1:3-5, will be covered in our eschatological intrusion along Road to Damascus.
The Apostle Paul’s conversion on Road to Damascus turned fledgling Christian faith, and world at large, upside down! The question abides: Amongst all external manifestations of fulfilled prophecy in Bible (e.g., Israel’s rebirth in 1948; along with Jerusalem’s recognition as Capitol of Jewish State and its 1967 take over by Jews; and, ever-advancing incursions of West vs. Islamic fundamentalism) is there another “Syrian Connection” that will turn world upside down? I believe so . . . . let us examine these passages and immediate eschatological implications of what we now face (Liberal Christianity hang in there . . . ).
THE “SYRIAN ESCHATOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS”
Throughout these eschatological discoveries, we shall adhere to following (and, just because it makes rational sense doesn’t mean that Bible is happenstance in its “prophetical conjectures”):
(1) Syria/Damascus will be NEXT major prophetical happening among Gentile nations—she shall find herself in a major conflagration with both IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) and, secondarily, USA-led coalition forces. This shall primarily be an Israeli orchestrated, but USA-approved, military endeavor. Its primary purpose will be to:
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