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No Such Thing as an Inquisition

When I was a young man, 50 years ago, a gallon of gas was about 30 cents, a loaf of bread was about the same. Today a loaf of bread and a gallon of gas are $3 to $5 each. 10 times what it was 50 yrs ago – yes the govt. has been very busy stealing by inflation. Last year the govt. collected more income tax than anytime in history, but now they want to lower the threshold of reporting, again, now to $600. – that’s like $60 fifty years ago! How come inflation does not work when collecting taxes?

This is why there is a prohibition against direct taxes in the constitution (never repealed). The Federal Govt. was supposed to subsist on tariffs and imposts, as well the States were to pay a head tax, to be determined every ten years with the census, to the federal govt. for the limited powers delegated to it by that constitution.

The founding fathers never intended that the individual be accountable directly to the federal govt. (NO DIRECT TAXES) Inquisitions like those of western European history were unthinkable. But tyranny never sleeps – even now when Federal government has the power to create money out of thin air, unlike history when they actually needed gold and silver (real money), to pay their expenses. –

But they desire to continue their tyrannical control, by a very unnecessary individual inquisition of each and every single hard working citizen, who by fear, regardless of the constitutional prohibition, are deceived and coerced into filling out a 1040 inquisition form every year, in fear of their life, liberty, and property. – Merry Christmas !

The Last Prophecy Playlist – Horae Apocalypticae Abridged, E B Elliot

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“The Last Prophecy” was the abridged version authorized by E. B. Elliot himself. The editors of this revised version humbly admit the primary credit to E. B. Elliot and those who went before us in this great work.
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Transgendered Hearts and Women Pastors

I attended a small town church with a friend of mine… There was no bible reading. There was no congregational singing or worship. The sermon was just okay. The theater, which had no windows was darkened just before the show began. Three congregants stood on the stage and sang three Hillsong type pop songs to an instrumental background track. The concert, and the idea that we were supposed to participate, though we could not even hear ourselves, was very uncomfortable. If it was on the radio, I would have turned it off. I decided I would read my Bible instead, but it was too dark. So we simply sat there, endured, as the nearly motionless, emotionless trio came to the end of the concert. We sat right up front – the other 20 regular congregants all sat in the back half of what was easily a 1,000 seat theater. The young pastor stood, not on the stage where the singing group labored, but at a portable lectern right in the isle almost between the the first row of benches where we were sitting – awkward. They had hymnals in the pews, I was hopeful. Perhaps the congregational worship would come at the end – it never came. Something was not quite right – I just couldn’t put my finger on it. At the close we engaged several people who seemed very friendly. We were invited to come again next week as they were having a communion brunch. Intrigued, we agreed. Continue reading Transgendered Hearts and Women Pastors

Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy with Exposition


The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God’s written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is disloyalty to our Master. Recognition of the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture is essential to a full grasp and adequate confession of its authority.

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Reformed Torah

One Saturday in April this year, I and my neighbor Mark visited a torah school and farm in Tulare county. We toured their farming operation then attended their Saturday Sabbath celebration which was held in a large tent, then followed by a shared potluck style meal. We sat for the meal with Bryan Barnes the Director, and discussed the operation, goals and details of the ministry, Growing In Torah. Several times Bryan used the phrase “when I found Torah” when giving his testimony.

So I asked him, “Bryan, I noticed several times you used the phrase you ‘found Torah’, could you tell me what you mean by that?” He went on to explain, that to him, Torah refers to everything from Genesis to Revelation as he held up his Bible. So I threw out several questions on works based salvation, Sabbath keeping, election, etc. We agreed that works follow salvation, day keeping is totally voluntary, and God is both the author and finisher of our salvation. This seems contrary to most of what passes for Hebrew Roots Torah groups. Bryan went on to admit that there is much error in the movement. Continue reading Reformed Torah