Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Santorum: Religious persecution on rise

Santorum: Religious persecution on rise

St. Curvy's Abandoned Church in HDR - Detroit, Michigan, United States. #Abandoned #photography #abandonedplaces #abandon #decay

St. Curvy's Abandoned Church in HDR - Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum’s—R-Pennsylvania, assessment of the growing threat towards American religious freedom by the government leading to “Christian persecution,” falls in line with Bible prophecy.  However, the threat is not just against American’s freedom of worship, but the world’s.

“Today, the churches and their ministers have lost the respect and support of the masses. In fact, many people believe that religion contributes to or causes conflict. An increasingly vocal and militant group of Western intellectuals is calling for the end of religion’s influence on society.

False religion, however, will not just fade away. The harlot will remain a potent force, attempting to bend kings to her will until God plants an idea in the hearts of those in power.  Revelation 17:16, 17. Soon Jehovah will cause the political elements of Satan’s system, as represented by the United Nations, to attack false religion. They will destroy her influence and devastate her riches. Such an event may have seemed unlikely just decades ago. Today, the harlot teeters on the back of the scarlet-colored beast. Even so, she will not slip slowly from her seat. Her tumble will be sudden and violent.—Rev. 18:7, 8, 15-19.” The Watchtower June 15, 2012 p. 18 pars. 16, 17.

Is this event something to be dreaded? … No.  For “all creation keeps on groaning together and being in pain together until now.” Romans 8:22.  Only by means of God’s Kingdom will suffering be eliminated.  Matt. 6:9, 10. 

However, not to be feared is the elimination of ‘true worship.’  For the King of God’s Kingdom, Jesus Christ, stated to Pilate: “You yourself are saying that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is on the side of the truth listens to my voice.”  Prophesied about him: “This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule as King over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end to his Kingdom.” Luke 1:32, 33. (Italics added)

Is this not the kind of ruler we want?  One that has proven his ability to eliminate hunger, sickness, and death?  One whose rulership is backed by the Almighty, Jehovah God?

For more information on: Why Jesus is so important for this role visit: www.jw.org.

Monday, November 3, 2014



by Seah Greenhorn


This Business of Forgiveness...

Requires too much of me.

Empathy. Compassion.

Love for my enemy?!

Her words Always offensive.
His deeds done in cruelty.

Just how do I forgive this one
Who has it in for me?

Daily I'm aware

Of genuine animosity.

Surely this Business of Forgiveness

Is Not Designed
for These!

"Yes. This Business of Forgiveness
IS designed for ... These.

You, you too need forgiveness.

to Forgive You,

So Please ...

This Business,
you call,

of Forgiveness

For Everyone
 To Do

 I require.

So, if You want

 My forgiveness

To Forgive


Based on Romans 3:23; 12:17-19; Matthew 5:44; 7:1, 2; 18:21-35; and Colossians 3:12-14.How to Forgive: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102013324?q=forgiveness&p=par