Friday, December 29, 2006

shut the hell up...

Well Jon, God made me do it. I have to start defining what I believe. I put it on a blog at defined. Tell me what you think. If you want to send other people to the site, fine by me.
Nate

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

before moving on, let's look back. a few favorites from the past year.

"testing...is this thing on?"

(the post heard round the world) "tagged"

"average jew. or... contemplations of the jewish proletariat during the time of jesus"

"a letter from my brother"

"two thoughts on jesus"

"gary coleman, todd bridges, conrad bain, and dana plato..."


and of course the mess that followed, almost prophetically, as a result of posts such as these. which cost us some friends who have fled and not returned. i am grateful for those of you who have stuck it out with me and are still here. i do apologize and am embarrassed that it happened here, but for some reason i know god wanted it done in the open for people to see exactly what is the cost of following him. i trust we can rebuild and edify and encourage one another again in the coming year. a hearty thank you to anyone and everyone who has come by here to build and encourage and strengthen the gatherings. all the best for the new year. see you in january for james.

much love, jON, Erin, Zaavan, and baby.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Thursday, December 14, 2006

What the REAL world Anti-Christ Might Be

As you can already tell, this is not Jon because the first letter was capitalized. This is his brother Nate. I had something to share and Jon was gracious enough to allow me to post on his site. As I am sure many of you do, I wonder what the playing out of the end of the world will really be like, and how we will get there.

Strangely enough my theory on it comes from a strange source, Isaac's blessing of Jacob. For those that do not know the story, here it is briefly. On the day that Isaac was to bless one of his son's, making him the heir to God's blessing. Rebekah, Isaac's first wife, overheard Isaac sending Esau on a hunting trip so he could make food for him, and then give his blessing. She sent Jacob to Isaac with goat skin on his hands, and food. Esau had very hairy hands,the goat skin was so Isaac would not know that he was giving his blessing to Jacob instead of Esau. The trick worked an Isaac blessed Jacob instead of Esau. Earlier, when Esau came out of the wilderness starving to death. Jacob withheld food from him until he gave up his birthright. But God blessed Jacob, and chose his descendants as his people. God also blessed Esau, but did not chose his descendants as his people, and said they would live in constant strife.

This started the feud between Judaism and Islam. With a great hatred that has lasted 2800 years.

Then I thought, why would God accept these truly dispicable people as his chosen people? But this what has started the largest family feud in history. If it was not done this way, then the emnity between Islam and Judaism would not have ever been. Then global terrorism of the Muslims would not have happened. I believe now that God sent Mohammed as a missionary to the Muslims so that they would stop their peace loving ways and start killing. I believe that the people that were trying so hard to do God's will in the crusades, did God's will by killing everyone in every village they went through, that created a deep hatred for the west that lasts to this day.

How does this tie into the Anti-Christ. Well, unless you have been hiding under a rock, that feud that started 2800 years ago is now becoming an all consuming tidal wave across the world. HOW is this happening you ask. Well it is a matter of reproduction. WHAT? you say. A new study about birthing rates has come out. Italy has a 1.3 rate which is able to sustain a society. Not enough to make it grow, but enough to keep it from shrinking. France on the other hand has a 1.0 birth rate, making it a shrinking society. While the Muslims in France Have a 4.4 birthing rate. In fifty years, Muslims will be a majority in France, being able to take over by election. Also, they are in every country doing the same thing. Within one hundred years, at the rate they are birthing compared to the rate the western world is birthing, they will be a power at least twice as awesome as they are now. THAT IS TRULY SCARY. It will create a situation that will have governments and all the people of the world looking for an answer. And they will grasp at anything to help.

The two biggest questions I had about the real Anti-Christ. First is where will he come from? Second is, why would the world welcome this person with open arms and be happy about the deception?

Where will he come from, I believe he will be a Muslim. And what is the great deception, he will give up the dome of the rock for 1/4 of the earth in the assurance of peace with all Muslims. The world will be ecstatic at the thought of safety from terrorists. The only way that the world will believe this, is if the Muslims give up something that is important enough to them, that we are assured they are sincere. In the tribulation the temple will again be built on the original site for the third time. Where the Dome of the rock now stands. Where the Muslims have been fighting for thousands of years to have their holy site. The world will believe this as a true sign of good faith. They will herald the person who could make this happen. Only a Muslim leading other Muslims would be able to accomplish this. They would have to see him as the reincarnation of Mohammed, or finally their savior coming to deliver them. I can see no other way. What do you guys think?

Sunday, December 03, 2006

intermission


obviously what i have hit upon here is something powerful. something that, by its very nature, disturbs the status quo. not sure entirely what to really do about it so erin and i need some time for prayer and to get our row ducks in as we plan for our new child (erin's pregnant btw!) and our future together. where do we go from here? what does god really want us to do? how do we use these amazing new gifts we have been given? please pray for us as we try to discern god's will in our lives. sorry that things have been demolished around here and what was once a safe place for people to question and discuss without fear has become a place watched with suspicion and critique. and if it can never be what it once was again, i can accept that. but i will never forget what we had for the brief time we had it. especially back in the exfoliations days. our study of acts revolutionized my life. and i only pray that we will not shrink. and that the revolution will continue. see you in a little while...

policy of truth



i have never done this before. but this song which i had known for many years but had never really "listened to" or "heard" before floated into my transim a couple of weeks ago and it's applicability leaves me with many thoughts and ponderings.

Policy Of Truth

You had something to hide
Should have hidden it, shouldn't you
Now you're not satisfied
With what you're being put through

It's just time to pay the price
For not listening to advice
And deciding in your youth
On the policy of truth

Things could be so different now
It used to be so civilised
You will always wonder how
It could have been if you'd only lied

It's too late to change events
It's time to face the consequence
For delivering the proof
In the policy of truth

Never again
Is what you swore
The time before
Never again
Is what you swore
The time before

Now you're standing there tongue tied
You'd better learn your lesson well
Hide what you have to hide
And tell what you have to tell

You'll see your problems multiplied
If you continually decide
To faithfully pursue
The policy of truth

Never again
Is what you swore
The time before
Never again
Is what you swore
The time before