Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Pandemonium's Engine" I601 -3-8

Daniel 12:4, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”

As a polio survivor with a crippled hand and arm, perhaps some computer interface would provide me with better dexterity. Also I have a family history of macular degeneration and added to that I’m a blue-eyed blond. As a result I am a prime candidate for losing most of my vision in my later years. There is some work being done in Israel with micro-chips that can be inserted into the eye to assist with vision. There are so many things that either gene therapy or computer augmentation could do to improve the human condition. The big however is that we are opening Pandora’s Box. We surely are in the end days prophesied when there would be an explosion of knowledge. Technology is advancing so fast but what of the moral condition of humans?

“Growing Concerns: There are few regulatory or procedural disciplines. Most involve small, intensely competitive laboratories. There are few government or established labs doing this research.”(1)

The possibility of genetic targeting weapons has been suggested. These would be viruses/diseases that would home in on a certain human genome. Jeremiah 50:9 talks to arrows that do not return in vain. The arrows reach their target through build-in intelligence and not through the archer. Very likely the military would like to have the Ultimate super warrior equipped with bionic parts.

Several years ago Ray Kurzuek authored a book titled “The Singularity is Near;” the movie version will be released this summer in time for December 21, 2012. The singularity is that point when the computer capability exceeded that of the human brain.
A few years ago I read about Nanotechnologies, Molecule-sized machines, in the book “Shadow Government…” by Grant Jeffrey. It just seems so far-fetched that I wrote it off as mostly conspiracy theory. Mr. Jeffrey wrote about these nanos as being almost like dust that could be blown on a person and later used home in on. Mr. Jeffrey was considered one of the leading Bible prophecy experts, sadly he recently passed away. (2)

Case Law School Receives $773,000 NIH Grant To Develop Guidelines For Genetic Enhancement Research…. the use of genetic technologies to enhance “normal” individuals—to make them smarter, stronger, or better-looking....(3)

So what do I theorize that God would say about all of this “running to and fro?” Of course the tower of Babel comes to mind, Genesis 1:6-7” And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.” And then there is Romans 1:18 to the end of the chapter that really details what happens to those who would corrupt His creation or take credit for it.

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(1) Chuck Missler, “The Age of the Hybrids”, Session 1 of “The Hybrid Age”
(2) Jeffrey, Grant R. (2009-09-25). Shadow Government: How the Secret Global Elite Is Using Surveillance against You
(3) Tom Horn, “The Pandemonium Engine”, Session 2 of “The Hybrid Age”
The Holy Bible – King James Version

How does Einstein's Theory of Relativity impact our understanding of immortality? 502-1-7-7

Einstein’s theory of relativity was very revolutionary to a world used to thinking in terms time as an absolute and the existence of three dimensions only. Paul made an allusion to the existence of a fourth dimension in Ephesians 3:18, “May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;”

In the Special Theory of Relativity published in 1905 it is shown that Length, mass, velocity and time are relative to the velocity/velocities of the observers/ those being observed. An often quoted and decades old example would be a person standing at a railroad station and watching a train as it goes by. He would observe the speed of somebody walking in a rail car as the sum of the speed of the train plus the speed at which the observed person is walking, it is all relative. In his Theory of General Relativity Einstein states that there is no distinction between time and space.

Actually we live in a world of four knowable dimensions and an addition six dimensions that are not knowable. From the Scientific American, June 2005, p.57-63, Three-dimensional (is a) “shadows” of a larger reality.” Long before I became interested in Einstein and his Theory of Relativity in high school, I knew I had an immoral soul. Perhaps this was due in part to nearly drowning at a very early age.

It is fascinating to read the comments being made by some of our top scientists. To paraphrase from Dr. Missler’s current Genesis teaching, Frank Tipler is a professor of mathematics at a major university and a professed atheist. He came to two conclusions. He discovered proof of the existence of God. He also now believes that every human being who ever lived will be resurrected from the dead.

However Stephen Hawking states “Our picture of the universe has changed a great deal in the last 40 years and I am happy to have made a small contribution. . . . The fact that we humans who are ourselves mere collections of fundamental particles of nature have been able to come this close to an understanding of the laws governing us and our universe is a great triumph.” No place for a personal God in Dr. hawking’s world. The long time and well known atheist. Richard Dawkins now refers to God as “the embodiment of the laws of physics.”

I’m reminded of Psalm 2, “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”[KJV]

To quote Dr. Missler directly from his commentary “Beyond Time & Space"
“Your Personal Non-Linearity”
‘The real you (the “soul,” the “heart,” the “spirit”) is software, not hardware. It is without mass: it has no time, it is eternal. That’s the problem. Where will you spend it?’
That is the question!

Where in the Bible do we find examples of the Trinity? Give at least seven references 502-1 - 7 - 1.

As Creator, Genesis 1:1-3, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Jesus was and is and always will be the source of light.As Creator, Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

After the fall of Adam, Genesis 3:22, “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:”

The people were building a tower reach the heavens, so God said, Genesis 11:7, “let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.” After this the area was known as Babel. This was the first world dictatorship, and in my opinion we are headed for another one.

How wonderful would it be to hear as Isaiah did, Isaiah 6:8, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah was willing, would we be?

John 17:24 “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” The Holy Spirit was to come as the conformer after the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. Given that I would suggest that the Holy Spirit was privy to this conversation also.

And our great commission from Jesus, Matthew 28: 19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

As the hymn goes, “God in Three Persons Blessed Trinity.”

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Excellent post Jerry, you highlighted a major factor that I absolutely skated over in my response to this question, Satan. As Paul says in Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [KJV]

In my opinion, and likely in the opinion of many others, both the Quran and the book of Mormon had the same author, that old serpent Satan. The “prophet” Joseph incorporated many of the occultist practices of Masonic rites into Mormonism. Not many in the Mormon faith reach the pinnacle of godhood. After washing the ”More than Human” teaching I’m reminded of the concept of GenRich verses the Naturals.

After 9/11 I really started to educate myself with respect to the Islamic faith. It seems Mohammed was quite devote in his early years and spent a lot of time meditating in a cave. After his first “revelation” he ran to his wife saying he thought it was a jinni. Unfortunately his wife had the opposite opinion and encouraged Mohammed. The rest is very, very bloody history.

While originated by the same author it is interesting that the doctrines seem to be polar opposites. One so-called religion wants to create an elite group of gods and goddesses. The other wants to be totally submissive to a capricious God.

What would be your response to someone who states that ALL religions are human creations? How would you refute this from scripture? I601 - Session 03 - 4

I would agree in part as the founders of the world religions died and were buried and remained in their graves with one exception. Our Lord and Savior Jesus was crucified, buried and arose three days later. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” In addition, several of these religions have strange doctrines. The Hindus believe in numerous gods. Islam has distorted the word of God in so many ways. In fact in the Jesus mentioned in the Quran would be likened to the false prophet of Revelation.

The Mormons claim that Jesus is the brother of Lucifer. John 1:29, “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” Jesus is The Lamb of God, not the brother of Lucifer!

The book of Genesis with the creation of the world in six days seems to be as major stumbling block to many. To quote Dr. Missler, there are only two world views. Either everything is a result of a cosmic accident or the deliberate result of a Creator. Also Dr. Missler often says the Bible is an integrated collection of 66 books written by more than 40 authors. There are hundreds of prophecies in the Bible fulfilled exactly. Due to the uniqueness of the words etc. used in the Gospels it appears that each of the Gospels was written after the other three Gospels were written. 

The heptadic structure is found throughout the Bible. Many things are encoded in the text of the Bible, for example, Genesis 1:29, “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed…” Genesis contains the names of nearly 30 trees encoded in its text. The Bible is unique in so many ways that to think it is not God inspired demonstrates either being in a state of denial or just not doing any research.

Another stumbling block to unbelievers is Jesus as the only way to salvation. Jesus wrote to the “dead” church in Sardis, “Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.” [KJV] Jesus did it all, John 19:30, “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” [KJV] I often refer unbelievers to this website: which list Prophecies that Jesus Christ Fulfilled. John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." [KJV].

Chuck Missler, “How We Got the Bible"
Chuck Missler, “Genesis”
Holy Bible, King James Version
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Describe five or more examples of the "anthropic principle."How does the anthropic principle support Intelligent Design? I601 - 02-6

The late astrophysicist and atheist Fred Hoyle admitted. "A commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superlntellect has monkeyed with physics. as well as chemistry and biology. and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about In nature."Distance from the Sun. Our planet is situated in a very limited band within the solar system where life is possible; five percent closer to the sun and we would have a run-away greenhouse effect like the planet Venus with temperatures reaching 900 degree Fahrenheit. Twenty percent further away from the sun and we would be covered with a cloud of carbon dioxide and become a frozen wasteland like the planet Mars. As a result of our position in the Solar System, we are also protected by large outer planets.

Job:4-6 [KJV] “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? hereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof”

Axial Tilt The moon stabilizes our planet and it its tilt and rotation; without it, no complex life would be possible on Earth.

Surface gravity If the surface gravitational pull were stronger only small forms of life would be possible. A weaker pull would allow our atmosphere to escape.

Thickness of the crust Plate tectonics play a major role in shaping the earth. The book “Rare Earth” has great detail about plate tectonics and continental drift.

Electromagnetic Force EMF holds the atom together; slightly weaker and the nuclei would not hold together, slightly stronger and heavier elements would not be possible. These forces do so much more and are in a perfect balance, chance? I think not.

Magnetic field Without our magnetic field, Earth would be bombarded cosmic radiation, and solar wind slowly scraping away the atmosphere.

When I hear unbeliever’s bloviate about creation being by the fad of the day rather than the Creator Romans 1:18-21 comes to mind “and their foolish heart was darkened” as does Job 40:2 “Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.”

I am in awe of the indisputable proof of design in this planet we call home. Statically we are unique and blessed to have our God designed home. Given what an awesome planet Earth is, one can only imagine the home Jesus has been working on for us these nearly two thousand years. 2 Corinthians 4:18 “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
“The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery”, Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards
“Technology and the Bible”, Chuck Missler
“Genesis”, Chuck Missler
“DNA by Design” Stephen C. Meyer, PhD
”Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe” Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee
Holy Bible King James Version [KJV]

How do your views regarding evolution impact your reading of the Bible? 502-1 - 06-7

I would like to rephrase this Discussion Question to how does reading the Bible impact my views of evolution. The Word starts out “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1.1 [KJV] Now that is good enough for me. Other than adaptation within a species, the evolution of one species into another is the stuff of science fiction. Full disclosure, as an undergraduate student I became interested in anthropology. I remember writing a report on the descent of man and, being a little artistic, did a drawing of the evolution of man from ape for the cover. Like so many college graduates my early view of God was temporarily somewhat undermined.In addition to Genesis I am taking 1601 Intro to Strategic Trend Briefings. Required materials for the course include "DNA by Design" (Intelligent Design) and "More Than Human" (Transhumanism).

“DNA by Design“ is the work of Stephen C. Meyer, the director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Dr. Meyer has a short but informative video on his website dealing with the cell, From the simplest one cell bacteria to the most brilliant human being the fingerprint of God is there. Add to that DNA is not limited to man. How is it possible for any thinking person to believe that all the order in the universe from the smallest quanta to the vastness of the universe was by chance?

The “More Than Human” DVD - 2011 with Martin Erdmann is the stuff that nightmares are made of. Dt. Erdmann warns that Transhumanism as the goal of evolution. Science fiction and the ET cult lead the way; recall Star Trek and the Borg? Dr. Erdmann summarizes a report concerning, Agenda - Transforming Humans into Post humans. The Report calls for more research into the intersection of Nanotechnology. Biotechnology\ Information Technology. And Cognitive Science:

Payoff - better bodies. more effective minds. preventing societal "catastrophe"
Answer to human brutality and new forms of lethal weapons is a kind of technology-triggered unity:
"Technological convergence could become the framework for human convergence"
Paul tells us in Romans 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Paul also tells us what to expect when we reject God as Creator! We are protected by the Word from falling into the above futurist trap of Satan.

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Grace, it sure does sound like science fiction of the worst kind and certainly has the fingerprints of Satan all over it. There’s even talk of someday transferring one’s consciousness into an artificial body. Even more chilling is this bit of information”
“Transhumanism advocates the enthronement of an elite - a new post-human elite - the "GenRich" class.
- Transhumanism, Lee Silver - the end of this century will witness the ascendancy of the "GenRich" elite:
"All aspects of the economy. the media, the entertainment industry, and the knowledge industry [will be] controlled by members of the Gen Rich class ... Naturals [will] work as low-paid service providers or as laborers ... "
Surely this is evolution gone mad. We are on the right side in this contest between good and evil. However secure we may be, what of the generations to follow? It is my prayer that Jesus comes for us long before that. Who knows maybe transhumanism will come into its own during the tribulation

Watch "Privileged planet"* How is the fact that we can observe and learn about our universe proof of intelligent design? I601-02-8.

According to Paul Davies “It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s number to make the Universe… The impression of design is overwhelming.” Mr. Davis is countered by Carl Sagan who basically calls our Earth a blue dot lost in a comic sea. Shakespeare might reply to Dr. Sagan, “There are more things In heaven and earth, Horatlo, Than are dreamt of In your philosophy."The universe is so vast that it seems rather intuitive that there would be complex life other than on planet earth, that indeed we occupy just a small blue dot in one of the numerous galaxies. However, we on earth are truly blessed as we do indeed live on the very unique Goldilocks planet. Truly “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1 [KJV] That said, God has not only provided us with a unique home, He has given us a front sear from which to observe our universe.

A few weeks ago we were treated to an eclipse whereby the sun was totally covered by the shadow of the moon. The moon is about 400 times smaller than the Sun and the sun is about 400 times as far away from the planet Earth as is the moon. Because of this perfect ratio during eclipse we see primarily the corona of the sun. The moon is not just present so we are treated to the beauty of an eclipse. The moon stabilizes our planet and it its tilt and rotation; without it, no complex life would be possible on Earth. Other critical factors include surface gravity, thickness of the crust, rotation period and magnetic field, a subject for another DQ.

Ours is the only location in the solar system where this observation would be possible. Our solar system is located within our galaxy not too far out on the spiral arms or too close to the center where we could fall into a black hole. We are so situated it within our galaxy that we have a clear window of sorts to the universe again it’s like a lens was formed just for us to observe all of God’s creation. To me this shouts Intelligent Design by God.

Romans 1:18 to the end of the chapter warns of not giving God the credit for His creation, suggested in this week’s lesson as “an intellectual property issue.” It seems that today we have stuck our collective thumbs in God’s eye once too. We can’t say we were not warned by Paul. Also starting with Job 38 God gives Job an extraordinary seminar and made it very clear to Job and to the reader of the Bible Who did it all.
“The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery”, Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards

“Technology and the Bible”, Chuck Missler
 “DNA by Design” Stephen C. Meyer, PhD

Holy Bible King James Version [KJV]

List the three fallacies of evolution.502-1 - 6 - 1

Why does mankind insist on finding a reason for the miracle of life other than by the Word of God? I’ve long thought it had to do with man not wanting to be responsible to a Creator God. If one is a creation of God than one is accountable to God. Therefore one would break the Word of God at the jeopardy of his/her soul. Also, man keeps trying to reject our God-given unique place in the universe while holding to the contrary belief that that we can do it ourselves. Satan is the father of lies and of confusion. So does mankind believe in the theory of evolution due to confusion from Satan after the Fall or is it because we really believe that we come from some primordial ooze? Do people really think that “we come from ooze by way of the zoo?”
Once again I digress. So quoting Chuck Missler, Three Fallacies of “Evolution” include:
• The violations of the Entropy Law (The Second Law of Thermodynamics):
• Critical System Interdependencies essential for survival;
• The use of digital languages.
Entropy dictates that things go from a state of being organized to one of randomness. The watch example is great as is the possibility of a tornado ripping through a junkyard creating a Boeing 747 aircraft. Perhaps another example of entropy would be the disintegration of music into hard metal. Also by the second law of thermodynamics the amount of energy input is greater than the output: the universe is running downhill. The period of time of the greatest reversal of entropy was during the creation and will be again when Jesus returns to earth to rule.
Systems just plain depend on each other. Just as “no man is an island unto himself” no form of life sustains itself by itself. Man and animals breathe in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide which plants use and in turn give off oxygen. The Golden Plover flies further than would be possible given the amount of food (fuel) can carry in their body. So these unique birds fly in formation allowing some be helped by the drag of the lead birds. During the long trip the birds will share taking the lead, a great example of interdependencies.
As for The use of digital languages, here I will again quote from Dr. Missler:
Digital (Symbolic) Codes
• Digital Codes derive their meaning from arbitrary but consistent definitions (semantics).
• Digital codes are dependent upon their context (syntax).
• Digital codes evidence design.
My knowledge of digital codes is rather limited. Years ago I had a thorough introduction to Boolean algebra. Most of what I remember is that something is either off or it was on it, the value is either 1 or 0 and it was either yes or no. I am blown away by the concept that we live in a universe that incorporates digital languages/codes. Once again I am left awestruck by the astounding God we serve.

Will you accept the Issachar Challenge? Why or why not? I 601 - 01-6

Yes I will accept the Issachar Challenge! I always like a challenge and this is shaping up to be one. I likely jumped into this course before I’m really prepared for it; however, like the camel, my nose is under the tent flap.I study the Word of God whenever I can get a Selah Moment. I’ve been helping to care for my elderly mom in California since the first of the year. It seems like a life-time away from my Arizona church family. I often say that here I am in California, the land of Atheists, Agnostics, New Agers and Catholics.

My mom converted to the Catholic Church about 10 years ago I think mostly because most of her friends were Catholics. I didn’t think too much about the Catholic Church all these years until here I am surrounded by them. I’ve attended church with mom a few times out of family duty. The last time was Christmas Eve day; the church has a capacity of 1400 and holds several services each week. As I looked around at all the hundreds of adults and innocent children I felt a great sense of sadness. The priest would say something and the people would repeat their canned replies.

So here I am in a crash course on Catholic doctrine and what an education I’m getting. The church is a money making organization that holds one’s soul for ransom, at least in my opinion. That said I’ll give them credit for taking a stand against same sex marriage and abortions. And that said, in my opinion and in agreement with Dave Hunt, the Roman Catholic Church will be “The woman who Rides the Beast” of Revelation taking millions into the Tribulation.

I will attempt to become an expert in the specific surveillance area of the Global/Ecumenical Religion with a complement of The Struggle for Jerusalem. There is a group called “Evangelicals and Catholics Together;” just warms the heart after hundreds of thousands were killed as a result of the Grand Inquisition. Interestingly, the Grand Inquisitor didn't pronounce sentence, but handed over convicted heretics to secular authorities. Shades of Revelation 17:2.

And then there is Chrislam promoted by religious leaders. What part of Genesis 12:3 has the world forgotten?
I will strive to give my analysis and explain it coherently, a challenge for me as my keyboard skills do not keep up with my thoughts. I’ll attempt to “give well-thought out practical suggestions on what we as believers should do with this knowledge.”

The Bible declares that the heavens proclaim the glory of God. How has creation itself spoken to you?502-1 - 5 - 5.

Yes, surely “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1 KJVWe are without excuse! Romans 1:19-21, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” KJV

Bible quotes aside, what does the verse, ”The heavens proclaim the glory of God,” really mean to me personally? As a child I’d look at the night sky with wonder. To this day when I’m in an area having less light interference, I feel nearly lifted up when observing the wonder of the heavens. I’ve long felt a pull to the middle star in the belt of Orion. While I sure don’t give any weight to astrology I was born under the sign of Virgo the Virgin. Interestingly enough, as a little girl with a sweet singing voice I played Mary two years running in our church’s Christmas Pageant.
But I digress. Creation doesn’t speak to me, it shouts to me. It shouts I’m here, I’m special, I was created by God to take your breath away. Here in California there is so much light pollution that I have to draw on my memories of being in the mountains. In the mountains I could reach up and touch the stars or was it touching the face of God.

"Personal Inventory" I601 - Session 01-7

· Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University

· Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Fairleigh Dickinson's University

· Self-taught on mainframe computers and conversant in several Fourth Generation Languages
Work Experience:

· The Consumer Products Industry as a Packaging Technologist

· The Aerospace Industry as a Packaging Technologist combining it with my mainframe computer skills into my own little area of expertise

· Shortly before and after early retirement I stated to make jewelry and craft items. These I attempted to sell both at markets and online. I maintain an ecommerce cart; however, now I pretty much ignore it.

Pass-times? More like what I’m really passionate about:

· I dream of going to the Holy Land

· Learning and growing in the Lord

· Watching weather, economy, political and earthquake activity for trends such as in Japan last year (1)

· Starting my day with websites such as Rapture Ready and Dave Hunt’s The Berean Call website

· Great sense of urgency as time is short to bring family and friends and others into the Kingdom

· Countering the influences of the Catholic Church on my family and friends, a very touchy undertaking
Significant personal experiences:

· My parents were divorced when I was a toddler so my mom was a great role model.

· I nearly drowned about age five and so I have never had a fear of dying.

· Polio at age six with the result of a disability and a "can do" attitude

· Two children in my late teens and a divorce a few years later

· Undergraduate degree and off to the working world.

Spiritual gifts, well perhaps:

· In the church from a toddler through college always seemed to have a very close relationship with Jesus so Jesus never let me go in all those years. John 10:27 "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."

· I do seem to be in the right place at the right time. I was able to witness to millions via the NBC Today Show 30 years ago.

· Years ago and during my questioning years I played around the edges of the New Age and later spent two years at night school in a “New Thought” seminary and was ordained. How could this be spiritual gifts? I have learned to be very discerning and more able to resist the lies of the devil so persuasively expressed by the Global/Ecumenical Religion movement. I seem to sense patterns in events when I’m in a quiet reflective situation, very much not the case in my present life situation
Much as I love my family I can understand Jesus’ saying, Matthew 12:47-49 - King James Version (KJV) “47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!”

So fellow KI students, you are my sisters and brothers in Christ. I thank God for all of you and for the wonderful opportunity we have in this excellent place of learning and fellowship here at KI.
(1) Blog posting 3/16/2011 “Earthquakes, A Pattern?”
On March 11 I posted on a forum that FOXNEWS just provided the link I've been following since the 2010 Easter Day earthquake. Now on the 16th once again I seem to be ahead of FOXNEWS with respect to the lead up to the 8.9 magnitude earthquake as they are now discussing it. I don't have any supernatural insight, only of opening my eyes. There were many, many earthquakes of 4.5 magnitude and above before the 8.9, a pattern? Earlier this year I noted that there were about 100 earthquakes in the BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION in about a 48 hour period.

What is your take on Extraterrestrials? 502-1 - 5 - 4

I’ve long argued that given the speed of light visitors traveling to earth was very unlikely. With the exception of our sun, the nearest star is more than four light years away. I added that what some call ETs are likely a bleed-through from another dimension. I’ve updated my bleed-through theory to be more Bionically correct. 

We are told in Genesis 6:4 “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of the human beings and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” Legends of the offspring’s of these unholy unions are told throughout the planet and cultures.“This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.” Genesis 6:9 Although Moses’ blood-line was not tainted by the Nephilim I suspect that the blood of his wife and/or daughters-in-law was/were tainted as there were Nephilim after the flood.

References are made to the Rephaites in Genesis 14. And in Numbers 13:33 are more references, “We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” There are additional references in the Old Testament, enough to prove that they were still around after the flood.

In addition to creating hybrids I believe that the fallen angles manipulated human DNA as evidence by the strange gods of Egypt, a head of falcon, a head of a cow, a head of a lion and many others. God struck the Egyptians with plagues specific to the various gods.

As for abduction by ETs, I believe that people can open themselves to these evil beings and invite abduction. There are many rather consistence stories of abductions and being probed, the fallen ones experimenting with DNA? To me, keeping our thoughts focused on God is our best protection.

BIB 501-2 - Session 12 Discussion Questions -> DQ#3 Discuss the past, present and future of the Edomites.

I remember Dr. Missler’s question about what’s a kilobyte, a megabyte, a gigabyte and I think a million bites? The answer, a Moabite! The Edomites were just one more of the “ites” who have involved Israel is so many conflicts over the eons. Their history reads like a soap opera. The hatred of the ites goes back to the time of Abraham. Abraham and Sarah tired of waiting for their son of promise Isaac so Abraham had a son Ishmael by a bondwoman. Isaac was told to be separate from the pagans; however, no such probation was placed on Ishmael. Ishmael was the elder son, however, Abraham’s covenant with God passed to Isaac.
Years later Isaac married Rebekah. When Rebekah was pregnant she had quite an experience, “And the LORD said unto her, two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.” Genesis 25:23. When her sons were born the elder son, Esau, came first with the younger son Jacob pulling on his brother’s heel, source of Jason’s name. Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of porridge. Jacob and his mother plotted, likely with God’s approval, for Jacob to get his father’s blessing that would normally go to Esau as the oldest son. Abraham’s covenant passed to Jacob rather than to Esau. Esau married into Ishmael’s line and like Ishmael before him; Esau thought that he was robbed of his birthright.
The Edomites were the descendants of Esau and often battled the Jewish nation and often allied themselves with whoever was fighting Israel, The Book of Obadiah is a one chapter book that really shows the anger of God. Jeremiah 49 predicted utter destruction of Edom as did the Book of Obadiah. Amos 1 also told of their destruction.
Eventually the Edomites became absorbed in desert tribes, “a people whose name and language had perished. Obadiah’s prophecy had been fulfilled.” Origen (3rd century A.D.)
During the Great Tribulation the remnant of Israel will seek refuge in Edom/ Petra and will be supernaturally protected there.

Show examples that prove that there is design within the Biblical text. 501-2 - 12 - 1.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16. First, a little about prophecy, prophecy is history written in advance. According to the Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy by J. Barton Payne there are 8,352 verses in the Bible making over 1,800 predictions on over 737 separate matters. 

The Old Testament, Hebrew Scriptures, was translated into Greek by 270 B.C. into the Septuagint. This refuted any claims that the prophetic books were written in advance. Daniel 9:25, “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.” Note the sevens and this prophecy was fulfilled to the day!

Back to design, to quote Dr. Missler, the Bible has an Integrated Design. “The New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed; The Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed.” Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” So as kings in the making it is our task to ferret out these hidden and awesome tidbits. However, our task is rather easy as there have been so many people researching Bible Codes that a wealth of information readily available.

1. Equidistant Letter Sequence

“The secrets of the Torah are revealed in the skipping of the letters” according to 16th century Rabbi Moses Cordevaro, Equidistant Letter Sequence is perhaps the simplest method. The Hebrew spelling of Torah is found in the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, all pointing towards Leviticus and YHWH (Yeshiva). The names of more than 20 trees are found in Genesis 2, Holocaust codes are found in Deuteronomy and Numbers plus Isaiah 53 has both the names of those present at the crucifixion as well as objects.

2. Genealogy

The meanings of the names in the genealogy found in Genesis 5 Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan ,Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah tell the story of the Gospel. Man (is) Appointed Mortal Sorrow; (but) The Blessed God Shall come down Teaching His death shall bring The Despairing Comfort, Rest.

3. Numbers and Letters

The mathematical contacts pi and e can be determined from the words and letters in Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 respectively. The Bible is absolutely loaded with sevens in its Heptadic structure. The genealogy of Jesus Christ found in Matthew 1:1-11, (in Greek) again has numerous sevens a very few of which are:
• The number of words must be divisible by 7, evenly.
• The number of letters must also be divisible by 7, evenly
• The number of vowels and the number of consonants must also be divisible by 7.

The Anthropic Principle 502 - 4 - 8

The Anthropic PrincipleBritish-born theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling author Paul Davies was quoted as saying, “It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe… The impression of design is overwhelming.” The late astrophysicist and atheist Fred Hoyle admitted. "A commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superlntellect has monkeyed with physics. as well as chemistry and biology. and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about In nature."

This listing of Critical Factors comes directly from Dr. Missler’s teaching, 

“Technology and the Bible:"
• Gravitational Coupling Constant
• Electromagnetic Coupling Constant
• Strong Force Coupling Constant
• Weak Force Coupling Constant
• Electron/Proton Mass
• Distance from the Sun
• Surface Gravity
• Thickness of Earth’s Crust
• Earth’s Rotation Period
• Axial Tilt
• Albedo (Reflectivity)
• Earth’s Magnetic Field
• Ozone Level
• CO2 and Water Vapor Levels

In their book, “The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery” Guillerno Gonsolez and Jay W. Richards summarize:

• Uniquely positioned for life
• Uniquely positioned to discover:
– Positioned in the galaxy
– Positioned for total eclipses
– Positioned within the visible spectrum…etc.
• Implies teleology: A purposeful design

So what does all this quoting from better minds than mine mean to me? I am in awe of the indisputable proof of design in this planet we call home. I used to wonder could there be life on other planets and what would it be like. Perhaps I watched one too many episodes of Star Trek. Statically we are unique and blessed to have our God designed home. Given what an awesome planet Earth is, one can only imagine the home Jesus has been working on for us these nearly two thousand years.

But I digress. We were recently treated to a solar eclipse. The ratio in size and the distance between the moon and sun is just right to provide the best view of the sun’s surface. The moon stabilizes our planet and its tilt and rotation; without it, no complex life would be possible on Earth. Other critical factors include surface gravity, thickness of the crust, rotation period and magnetic field.

Our Earth is located in a habitable zone in our solar system. A little closer to sun or a little further away from the sun and no complex life would be possible. Our solar system also has a habitable zone within our galaxy, as does our galaxy.
From the smallest quarks to the immensity of the universe, we are indeed living on a “Privileged Planet.”

Make a list of scientific discoveries that the Bible anticipated.502-1 - 4 - 7

The following list is from Dr. Missler’s teaching “Technology and the Bible”“Technology Statements:

• Weapons Technology Mt 24:22; Jer 50:9
• Medical Hygiene Ex 15:26; Deut 23:12,13
• Circumcision Gen 17:10-12
• Pathways in the Sea Ps 8:8; Isa 43:16
• Meteorological Cycle Eccl 1:6,7; Job 36:27,28
• Global TV Coverage Mt 24:15; Rev 11:8-10
• Elect. Funds Transfer Rev 13:17
• Round Earth Job 26:7; Isa 40:22; Lk17:34-36
• Sub-atomic Particles Heb 11:3”

That the Jews were so far technologically advanced suggests a supernatural source of knowledge, “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity.” Isaiah 57:15.

1. Circumcision on the eighth day is advised as Vitamin K is formed between the fifth and the seventh days, also, prothrombin peaks during the eighth day at 110 percent of normal. Both Vitamin K and prothrombin are clotting agents.

2. Circumcision allows for better hygiene with the result of far less cervical cancer; in women.

3. Likely due to their practice of isolation so few Jews died during the Black Plague in Europe that they were blamed for the plague.

4. Moses was taught in the best schools in Egypt but did not promote use of their cures

5. That the gospel is contained in the Zodiac (Mazzeroth)

6. That there are four dimensions

7. The murder and resurrection of the two witnesses during the Tribulation being viewed world-wide, via satellite TV?

8. Mark of the beast to be allowed to buy and sell shades of debit/ credit card?

9. The use of smart weapon in the Gulf War; that “their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain” Jeremiah 50:9

10. “Pathways in the seas” later investigated and charted by Matthew Fontaine Maury

11. And so much more, again supernatural source of knowledge
There are many more incidences of scientific discoveries that the Bible anticipated. Add to that “The Anthropic Principle,” a subject for another Discussion Question.

BIB 501-2 - Session 11 Discussion Questions -> 5. List 7 of the sevens in Revelation.

Seven is the number of completion and the heptadic structure is a reoccurring theme throughout the Bible. I found far more than 7 sevens in the Book of Revelation so I just got carried away, oops, a pun.
Dr. Missler points out that there are three major divisions of the Book of Revelation.
1. The things which thou has seen – the risen Christ
2. The things which are - the letters by Jesus Christ to the seven
3. The things which shall be hereafter – those things which will follow after the Church is removed
The following sevens seem to flow from the first two divisions of the Book of Revelation.
Seven letters
Seven design elements per Dr. Missler
Seven Churches
Seven Spirits of God
Seven golden candlesticks
Seven stars
Seven angels
These sevens seem to follow after Jesus comes for the Church
Seven sealed scroll – Seven seals
Seven trumpet judgments
Seven bowls of wrath
Red Dragon has:
Seven eyes
Seven horns
Seven heads
Seven crowns
Seven kings
Ten horns but three are pulled out
Seven hills/ mountains on while the woman sits
Seven plagues
Seven thunders
Seven thousand killed in the earthquake
Week of days – seven years
Great Tribulation or the time of Jacob’s Trouble is half of the Seventieth Week of Daniel, 1,260 days or 180 weeks.

Are you eagerly awaiting His coming? (Maranatha!) What proofs can you give to a yes answer? 501-2 - 11 - 7

As I started this answer with a “YES” the mailman knocked on the door to deliver DVDs I ordered from the Christian Book website including a title, “Gone,” The movie “Gone” deals with the Rapture and its aftermath on a small group of people who were “left behind.” The movie played loose with what is written in the Book of Revelation, however, the timing of the arrival of the DVD was interesting.I wake up in the morning still here on planet earth and feel a minute of sadness that Jesus didn’t come for us. Then I think, “Not my will, but Your will.”

Here I’m referring to Jesus coming in the air for His Church, and not His coming after the Tribulation. I am very excited and eager for the Blessed Hope, however, there are many who are in need of salvation. I’m hoping to bring more into the Kingdom while there is time by:

1. Praying for their salvation
2. Leaving “breadcrumbs “ on the Internet
3. Preparing flash drives of information for my children concerning the prophecies of the coming Messiah fulfilled by Jesus, proof of the Word and more
4. Use any opening to mention that it is time to be “right with God"
5. Read websites such as “Raptureready” daily and refer to them in chat room posts
6. Check websites for latest information concerning weather, earthquakes, volcanos, political issues and more
7. Follow information posted by KI such as K-Rations

As for me, I try to lead a life worthy of being caught up when Jesus comes for His bride. I wish I deserved to be qualified like Paul to write, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day —and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8.

Added later:

People are so invested in a universe than is billions of years old so they don’t have to think about being responsible to their Creator. The religion of evolution is just that, a religion. To those who bow down at the altar of evolution we are no more than an accident and life has little value. So kill the unborn and those people who are burdens to society. There is even some discussion in Europe about 'After-birth abortion' being ethical.
The truth of a young world is all around us, in the sea shells I found at about 6500 feet in Arizona, in the Grand Canyon and in so many places. It is so frustrating to hear people insult God as fable, don’t they know they are condemning themselves.

What are some of the evidences of a young earth that scientists point to today? BIB 502-1-3-7.

Dr. Missler mentioned the book “In Six Days, why fifty scientists choose to believe in creation” edited by John F. Ashton PhD. I bought the book and read a few articles at a time. Even with a rather technical background I still find the book very challenging and recommend it.

The raptureforums had an informative article: “Age of the earth,” 101 evidences for a young age of the earth and the universe By Don Batten Published: 4 June 2009

According to Dr. Missler Young Earth Indicators include:
1. Moon Dust

2. Earth’s Magnetic Field

3. Mississippi River Delta

4. Salinity of the Oceans:

5. Poynting-Robertson Effect or “Solar Janitor”

6. Radiohalos

7. Velocity of c (light) Decreasing, Quantization of Red Shift

I pretty much understand the first four indicators and the seventh; however, I need to do further reading on five and six. The first part of Genesis really stretches the mind. According to Isaiah 64:1, space can be torn and Psalm 102, space can be worn out like a garment. Tonight I feel like these verses apply to my mind. So I'm taking another less technical approach to this DQ.

When I was taking BIB501-1, week 2, I decided to create a Discussion Question #8 on the question of a young earth. I consider what I wrote several months ago to be relevant today. To me a young earth goes hand in hand with Creation. If you have a young earth than it follows that life has also been around for a short time. And I quote my earlier DQ:

"Was there really a Big Bang from nothing to something? Is the Universe really 16 billion years old? Did our ancestors really swing through the trees? Did we really evolve from some primordial soup? Does the universe tend towards negative entropy as would be evidenced by lower forms of life evolving into higher forms violating the second law of thermodynamics? Is the fossil record that depends on the Geologic time scale correct? But does not the fossil record allow geologists to date and compare rocks across geological time?

Sounds like Circular Reasoning:
Strata are dated by the fossils
Fossils are dated by the strata.

The DVD collection By Dr. Dino includes “The Age of the Earth”, “The Garden of Eden” and more. There are images of petrified trees standing upright through geological strata. Fish fossils nicely laid out in rock so I guess these dead fish don’t float. Then there is Mt. St. Helene developing lots of strata in a few decades after it erupted.

Why the resistance to Creation? If the universe was created then there would be a Creator to whom we would be accountable. I believe the universe was created by God as described in the Bible. The Bible is history written in advance and has been proven time and again. My God is an awesome God who stands outline time!"

Why are classical scientists shocked at the findings of quantum physics? How do they impact our own perspectives? 502-1 - 3 - 3.

I’m reminded of the story of the 100th monkey. Monkeys on one island were being given sweet potatoes dropped on the sand and then observed for a number of years. One day an enterprising monkey rinsed her sweet potato in the ocean and found that it tasted better. Soon other monkeys on the island followed suit and had clean salty sweet potatoes. After a critical number of the monkeys on that island started rinsing their sweet potatoes in the ocean monkeys on other islands started rinsing their sweet potatoes as well. There was no communication between the monkeys on different island.So monkeys or physical quanta having no locality that seem to know what their kind is doing, six of one or... I remember reading years ago about these tiny discrete units that seemed to be influenced by the act of being observed and I felt like Alice in Wonderland, “Very interesting.”

Niels Bohr said, "Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." Scientists who were so used to order in the universe were discombobulated by this turn of events. Add to that there is a limit to how small something can be and how to measure something that has no locality. Believe me I can remember my college days and working with predicable and measurable material/ reactions. So much tension would cause metal to start to flow and then to break. The solid and measurable stuff the world is made of, how very comforting.
I’ll admit that I don’t understand quantum mechanics and that I am in awe of it. 

Now that I’m older I enjoy getting out of my comfort zone. I downloaded Dr. Missler’s beyond series of teachings. I surprised myself by being able to pretty much understand them but then Dr. Missler is a great teacher.
God is awesome and has created a universe that is so far beyond my understanding; however, someday perhaps I’ll be able to dance across the stars while singing praises to our God.

Follow-up post:

If quantum theory is not enough to make my head spin I came across this article today, “Unusual Quantum Effect Discovered in Earliest Stages of Photosynthesis”
The article deals with two branches of science; Quantum physics and plant biology.

I don’t remember much about photosynthetic from Biology class decades ago except that it was necessary for our survival and that of the plants.
One researched stated, “The behavior we were able to see at these very fast time scales implies a much more sophisticated mixing of electronic states."

Very telling was another comment, “Because the moment when the quantum effect occurs is so short-lived -- less than a trillionth of a second -- scientists will have a hard time ascertaining biological and physical rationales for their existence in the first place. "It makes us wonder if they are really just there by accident, or if they are telling us something subtle and unique about these materials," Tiede said. "Whatever the case, we're getting at the fundamentals of the first step of energy conversion in photosynthesis."
Yes Dr. Tiede, not by accident

BIB 501-2 - Session 10 Discussion Questions -> 5. Who were the Nicolaitians? Why did Jesus HATE them? Is there anyone in our world today that may resemble them?

“Who were the Nicolaitians? Why did Jesus HATE them?” I could copy Matthew 23 here and be done with this part of the question. Verse 13 is just one indictment by Jesus, “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” And who can forget reading about Jesus’ righteous anger over His Father’s house being turned into a “den a thieves.” Jesus demonstrated total unpretentiousness when He washed the feet of His Disciples. The few times I was pressured into attending the local Catholic Church I thought about the comparison of the Master washing feet with the priest and his minions dressed in royal regalia.
One suggestion of the meaning of the Nicolaitians is "victors over the people or rulers over the world, a religious hierarchy that would control the spiritual development of the common people.” This was certainly the case in the Dark Ages when the Romans Catholic Church absolutely controld the laypeople. The common worshiper was not allowed to own a Bible and had to follow the dictates of the priests. Many who held to the gospel of the very early church died for their beliefs.
The Nicolaitians are alive and doing very well today. People in America are not tortured or executed for owning a Bible however their very soul is held ransom by the Catholic Church. Jesus’ death on the cross may save you; however, you have to add works to maintain your salvation. All are to go through a period of torment in purgatory unless….well when enough masses and indulgent have been paid for your soul is ransomed from this horrible place.
The only thing about Jesus in The Church of Jesus Church of the Latter Day Saints is in the name. Mormons have rather unusual beliefs and are works oriented. As I understand it candidates attend a seminar series to be allowed inside the Temple where he will “be learning secrets and gaining mysterious Priesthood powers.” Sounds like a MLM scam to me, the subject for another day.
Could the plan of salvation be any simpler than what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
I sure understand and share Jesus’ feelings towards the Nicolaitians. My fear is that millions of people are being taught false doctrine that will likely take them through the wide gate.