Saturday, November 30, 2002

Website of the day: Library of Congress There's alot of information in here.

Here are some commentaries:

Mona Charen Fatuous pursuit of lawsuits

Thomas Sowell Gun laws myth the target

Steven Milloy Assault on Salt


Friday, November 29, 2002

Thursday, November 28, 2002

Website of the day: Andy Foulds Design

Happy Thanksgiving!

CPU magazine has their website running now. I like this magazine.

I downloaded the Opera 7 beta and so far so good. I really like it. What I like best about Opera is the ability to easily delete all private data (cookies, cache, passwords, history, etc. in any combination) before you shutdown. And opening multiple windows in the background so they load while you are looking at a different page. Plus 1 click to shut off images, print preview, there's alot to like.

Psalms 107:8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

Revelation 4:11 "You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created."

Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"




Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Website of the day: Builder.com Beyond the Code - a little technical.

Here's another: WebReference

Best thing Ford's done in a long time: Ford GT

Perhaps you will find this useful, or funny: Web Economy Bull**** Generator

I didn't get any more rats. I guess there was only one.

Joshua is home from school today. James and Joshua together is like fire and gasoline sometimes. I just want to get some sleep. Fat chance.




Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Website of the day: anonymizer I don't really feel the need, but maybe you do.

From Neal Boortz, here's Nealz Nuze for Nov. 26, 2002

AvaQuest GooglePeople I can see this being useful once in a while.

Tough immigration policies, hmmm. In Australia

Anyone who sends unsolicited porn e-mails to anyone should be shot. Period. The rest of the spammers should have to buy everyone they spammed a brand new laptop. If they do it again, a desktop. 3rd time, a new car of spammee's choice. 4th time a new house and if they do it a 5th time they should be shot too.

Here is the Best of the Web from Opinion Journal This page is always a good read.


Last week I went into the garage at night and out of the corner of my eye, thought I saw something jump off a ladder I have in there. I went over there but didn't see or hear anything. Then Irma's mother said she saw a huge rat crawling on top of the garage door rail. Actually she said she saw two. I saw other evidence of rodent activity so I bought a couple of rat traps, put peanut butter on them and put them along the walls. The next day, nothing. I waited another day and the peanut butter was gone. Meanwhile I'm hearing stories about how big it is and the traps aren't big enough. I tied some yarn to the trap and coated it with peanut butter. Next day, snake food! And no, it wasn't huge. Why do people exaggerate the size of rats and snakes?
I know a guy who worked at a hotel near mine and he called me one night and said he just killed a huge snake. He asked me what kind it was and described it as having red, yellow and black rings and it was at least 6 feet long. Well, if it had those colors it can only be a scarlet king snake, scarlet snake or a coral snake and none of them reach much more than 2 feet. I went over to see it in the morning but he said he threw it into the woods so I couldn't see it. Yeah right.
Anyway, I left the traps in the garage again but got no takers. Too bad, I can use another for snake food.

I had a couple of teeth pulled last week. Ouch! The doctor gave me a 2 needles in the roof of my mouth and that's about as much pain as I can handle, thank you. I usually don't mind the needles but not in the roof of your mouth, what is that? It was infected, maybe that's why it hurt so much. He said I should have been put to sleep for the procedure but I didn't really like that idea. It was all a bit painful, six needles total, but it's over now. I still can't believe I did that.

Apparently, this is what they'll think of next.


Monday, November 25, 2002

Sunday, November 24, 2002

Website of the day: annoyances.org The most complete collection of information assembled for and by actual users of Microsoft Windows. That's what they say, it might be true, I don't know, there's some good stuff here though.

Happy birthday to Betty Hylands

Here's a site to help with broadband: Broadband Reports

We saw the space shuttle take off tonight. We had a really good view too, no obstructions to the horizon. We were listening on the radio to the countdown, at blastoff the horizon began glowing like the sun was rising, it was unbelievable. This was from 50 or 60 miles away. Then the shuttle shot up from the midst of the glow. It was a beautiful site, awesome. If you're ever down here when a launch is scheduled you have to see it. Check here for a schedule.
If you want to check out what else Central Florida has to offer click here.

Here's a site all about Easter Eggs.



Friday, November 22, 2002

Website of the day: SyQuest E-Solutions for Science

Are these people completely mad! $4550.00 to see ANYBODY in concert is crazy! And the cheapest is $210.00 for limited view.
If you're rich and want what you want, here's the homepage: Tickets Now

I was in a Mac store in the new mall down here (Mall at Millenia) and found them to be very nice units. Still, I find the price way out of line. The Jaguar operating system is wonderful. So, here's my little Mac tribute.

Do you find yourself asking "What is wrong with those people? Why don't they get it? What is wrong with their minds?" everytime you see news from the middle east?
Here's an article that explores Ancient Hatreds.

Matthew 6:14 "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Mark 11:25 "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."

Jonah 3:1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you."
Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day's walk. Then he cried out and said, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!"
Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.
Jonah 3:10 Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.
Jonah 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. 2 So he prayed to the Lord, and said, "Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm.

Jonah had an argument with God because he didn't think Ninevites were worthy of forgiveness. Jonah wasn't afraid of them as most believe. He had already intervened previously for God and kept the Ninevites from attacking Israel.

2 Kings 14:25 He restored the territory of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath Hepher.

Jonah had a problem with forgiveness. Jonah was willing to die (and did) rather than see Nineveh repent. You know the story

Jonah 1:4 But the Lord sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up.
Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid; and every man cried out to his god, and threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten the load. But Jonah had gone down into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep.

Did you ever see the "Worlds Most Dangerous Jobs" on the Discovery channel? The one about the king crab fishermen in Alaska? What does it take to scare a mariner?
These guys were praying to their gods, throwing the cargo overboard, they were gonna die. Then they found Jonah sleeping down below. Sleeping! They cast lots to see who was the cause of the trouble and the lot fell on Jonah. They asked him all kinds of questions and found out who he was, they knew of him already, he had spoken for God and told the Ninevites they could not conquer Israel and God restored Israel.(2 Kings 14:25) He told them to throw him into the sea, he was still angry with God.
They refused and tried desperately to get to shore but couldn't. Finally they asked God's forgiveness, tied him and weighed him down. It doesn't say they weighed him down but it is implied in this verse.


Jonah 2:5 The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head.

When they threw him in he went down immediately, otherwise he would have been at the surface and drowned long before he hit bottom. Also, it was more merciful to weigh a person down and kill them quickly.

Jonah 1:17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Jonah 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish's belly. 2 And he said: "I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me. "Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice. Sheol is the grave.
Jonah 2:5 The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head. 6 I went down to the moorings of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord, my God.

He was writing this after the fact, he is remembering what happened.

Jonah 2:7 "When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; And my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple. 8 "Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy. 9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord."

His soul fainted within him. That was it for Jonah. That's what he remembers. The last thing he remembered may have been being sucked into the mouth of the fish. He was already so near death, his lungs already filled with water. This exact type of death is described and shown in the Discovery channel show "Worlds Most Dangerous Jobs". They showed what would happen to a fisherman if he got caught on the rope and pulled into the sea with the crab trap. That's how Jonah died.

Jonah 2:10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

Jonah didn't necessarily write this entire chapter. Some of it is in first person and some is not. When you die you "know nothing". When he was resurrected, his last thoughts before he died would be what he remembered, what happened while he was dead he didn't know. If you have an operation they put you to sleep and when you wake up you remember nothing of what happened while you were out.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.
John 3:13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven

Jesus said the only proof that He was the Messiah would be the example of Jonah.

Matthew 12:38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You." 39 But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.

The only way Jonah could be a perfect type of Jesus was if he was dead. Christ died and was dead 3 days and 3 nights and Jonah died and was dead 3 days and 3 nights. The difference being Christ was resurrected and born again into a spiritual body as the Son of God and Jonah was just resurrected to his natural, fleshly body.

The fisherman had gone back to port (they had no more cargo) and told everyone what happened. They threw the prophet Jonah overboard, Jonah was dead! Word spread, everyone knew of him. So when Jonah comes walking into Nineveh and tells them what will happen to them if they don't repent, guess what, they believe him! They repent! He was dead and now here he is! But Jonah was still mad at God for forgiving them.


Jonah 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. 2 So he prayed to the Lord, and said, "Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. 3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!" 4 Then the Lord said, "Is it right for you to be angry?"
Jonah 4:11 And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left--and much livestock?"

The whole world is ignorant of the plan of God and what exactly the Good News of the Kingdom of God is. They don't know the real God, just as Nineveh didn't know. God doesn't hold the ignorant as responsible in this lifetime as those who know the truth.

Luke 12:48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

Luke 23:34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." And they divided His garments and cast lots.





Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Website of the day: CIA World Factbook 2002

Here's an Internet Tutorial from AARP for beginners.

Wanna see what others are searching for? Check these out.

Galaxy Stargazer

Metaspy : Filtered or "Warning Will Robinson!",Unfiltered

This one is from Ask Jeeves

Top 50 reasons to eliminate humans from the planet: Lycos Top 50 I didn't make that up, but it rings of truth.

With 1 Click Top 75

This is a strange search engine: Kartoo

Here's a site to help with your Thanksgiving turkey. It has a lot of good stuff.

I found this site today, Wild New Jersey









Monday, November 18, 2002

Website of the day: FreeBSD.org Not for everyone but a great operating system.

This is funny: Opera Baby

Opinion Journals : Best of the Web

Do you have kids in school? What's wrong with government schools? Click here

Why do people believe that if we just get rid of our weapons and were a peaceful society all the worlds evil would just go away and not come and crush us like ants? Seriously, if it were only that easy. And of course this will all happen without obeying or even acknowledging God. Some people don't think at all, they just react. Peace is easy to say but man is incapable of bringing it about.

Isaiah 59:8 The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace. That way is anyway contrary to Gods laws.



Sunday, November 17, 2002

Website of the day: Planet Quest They keep trying!

Psalms 102:25 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 26 They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed. 27 But You are the same, And Your years will have no end.

Psalms 97:6 The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory.

Psalms 89:11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them.

Psalms 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses.8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. 9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. 11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations.

Psalms 8:3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?

Creation is proof of the Creator

Matthew 19:17 So He said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."

John 14:15 If you love Me, keep My commandments.

John 15:10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love

1John 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments

1John 2:4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments

1John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

Psalms 78:7 That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments

Ecclesiastes12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Psalms 119:160 The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.

It is commonly believed that all you need to do is believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

James 2:14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe--and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.


Matthew 10:22 And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

Matthew 24:13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

Mark 13:13 And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

1Corinthians 3:14 If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.

You are not saved unless you endure to the end.

Acts 13:38 "Understand therefore, brethren, that through this Jesus forgiveness of sins is announced to you; 39 and in Him every believer is absolved from all offences, from which you could not be absolved under the Law of Moses. 40 Beware, then, lest what is spoken in the Prophets should come true of you: 41 `Behold, you despisers, be astonished and perish, because I am carrying on a work in your time--a work which you will utterly refuse to believe, though it be fully declared to you.'"

If you are a believer you believe what Jesus says and do what He says: Keep the commandments.

Friday, November 15, 2002

Website of the day: AntColony Who knew? And ant classifieds? I didn't know ant keeping was so big.

Here's one I like because I would like to keep chickens: FeatherSite - The Poultry Page

Maybe you like tigers? Tiger Territory

All about The Seeing Eye dogs.

Irma kept seeing a prairie dog a few houses down from us and I didn't believe her. Finally I saw it, it looked like a prairie dog but then it jumped up onto a branch and climbed into the tree. It was a squirrel with no tail!

Here's a site full of Prehistoric Pets

I like Owls

Do you have a phobia? Here's the definitive list.

That's enough links for one day. James is watching Scooby Doo. Sorry, I had to add one more.
I was just getting ready to say he was being so good. I took a peek and he was getting ready to open the fish food. Well, he was being good except for that. He was just playing quietly.


Thursday, November 14, 2002

Website of the day: Intercontinental Church of God in New Orleans

Here's Opinion Journals Best of the Web for Nov. 13, 2002

I changed my ISP to 1.ConnectTo.net because MpiNet is getting rid of their residential customers. Actually it isn't MpiNet anymore either, they already dumped us to Volaris. Volaris is dumping us to earthlink. No thanks!
So far so good! I'll be updating my e-mail address soon.

Which reminds me, if you need a free POP e-mail account apart from your ISP, Howlermonkey.net is the place to go.

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Website of the day: NASA's Origins Program They can keep trying but they won't find what they are looking for.

Isaiah 40:18-26
18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to Him?
19 The workman molds an image, The goldsmith overspreads it with gold, And the silversmith casts silver chains.
20 Whoever is too impoverished for such a contribution Chooses a tree that will not rot; He seeks for himself a skillful workman To prepare a carved image that will not totter.
21 Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. This was written long before any kind of human flight, how would they know?
23 He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless.
24 Scarcely shall they be planted, Scarcely shall they be sown, Scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth, When He will also blow on them, And they will wither, And the whirlwind will take them away like stubble.
25 "To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?" says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.

Luke 8:17 For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Website of the day: Emerils Annual Thanksgiving Guide

Opinion Journals Best of the Web Today: Nov. 11, 2002

Everyday when I pick up Joshua from school, James goes into the preschool class and pretends he's going to school. The teacher loves him to come in, and he plays with some of the kids or sits at the table with the teacher. I wonder if he'll like it so much when he has to go for real?

Deuteronomy 9:4 Do not think in your heart, after the Lord your God has cast them out before you, saying, 'Because of my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land'; but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out from before you. 5 It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God drives them out from before you, and that He may fulfill the word which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 6 Therefore understand that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people. If Americans knew who they were

Isaiah 10:5 "Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation. 6 I will send him against an ungodly nation, And against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, To seize the spoil, to take the prey, And to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 7 Yet he does not mean so, Nor does his heart think so; But it is in his heart to destroy, And cut off not a few nations. This is descibing Germany

Matthew 10:34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to 'set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law'; 36 and 'a man's enemies will be those of his own household.' 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross (Stauros in greek, an upright stake) and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

He says He did not come to bring peace, yet everyone thinks He came to bring peace. If He came to bring peace He failed miserably. He will come to bring peace, through war, for that is the only way to get through to the rebellious people of this world, who would destroy themselves and the whole planet if not for the future intervention of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 13:19 For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

Monday, November 11, 2002

Website of the day: Veterans Day Homepage

Here's a cool site: LightningStorm.com

I spent the better part of the morning replacing the blower motor in the dashboard of our VW Eurovan. Actually if I did it according to the manual I would still be out there.
When they design these things can't they put a little thought into the fact that someone will have to replace it someday?
Friday I tried to replace the CV boots but the CV joints don't come off except with a special tool that you can't buy anywhere. I finally found a place: Samstag Sales
The only problem is I have to wait 3 or 4 weeks for the backordered part. When I put it back together the tie rod end wouldn't tighten and kept spinning in the joint. So I tried to buy a tie rod end. Can't buy just a tie rod end for this van, have to buy the whole assembly. Don't ever buy a Volkswagen thinking you are buying an economy vehicle. Those days are long gone! If I didn't do the work myself I'd been in for a bill of a least $1500.00 for what I've done, or tried to do so far. Sometimes I wish a tree would fall on it or something. If it wasn't for Samstag I would be out there cutting the tree down myself.

Sunday, November 10, 2002

Website of the day:WebAttack Download freeware/shareware

This is interesting: Internet Traffic Report

Here's a commentary by Dennis Prager

And another, this one by Binyamin Netanyahu

I saw a show on A&E last night about the Hubble telescope, Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden. It was a very interesting show, if you get a chance, check it out. They said it cost $250 million a year to run it! And if I remember correctly, $2 billion to build. That's a lot of money for some pretty pictures!
They believe if they keep looking they will find some life out there. They are so desperate to find any sign of life. They won't find a thing out there though. Nothing. Oh, there is life out there, and some of that life is living on the earth as well. But they will not be showing themselves yet. They will, but not yet.
The fact is they have already spoken to us, helped us, taught us. They left us a book about us and them and what our relationship could be. The thing is, human beings don't want anything to do with them. We don't want to live by the laws that they live by. And most of them that are living among us don't want you to know about them. Anyway, until they choose, man will never find them.

2 Corinthians 4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Friday, November 08, 2002

Website of the day: Samstag Sales Dealer in Fine German Hand Tools - I have a Volkswagen Eurovan and it requires special tools to fix what on other cars would use standard tools. I've tried to buy them from the VW dealer but they refuse to sell them. I guess it's how they force you to bring it to them to fix. Not me! I found this site and now I can buy what I need.

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.

Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea existed no longer. 2 I also saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. 3 Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look! God's dwelling is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will exist no longer; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away. 5 Then the One seated on the throne said, "Look! I am making everything new." He also said, "Write, because these words are faithful and true." 6 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give to the thirsty from the spring of living water as a gift. 7 The victor will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son. 8 But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars-- their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."

Eventually, God's throne will come down out of heaven with the new Jerusalem. God will dwell on the earth. The second death is just that, death, permanent death. You will niether remember nor be remembered any more.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Death on the one hand, eternal life on the other.

Mark 1:15 "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!"

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you.

Eze 33:11 Say to them: 'As I live,' says the Lord God, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'

House of Israel refers of course to all the tribes of the house of Israel, but also especially to Ephraim and Manasseh, of whom Israel said:

Genesis 48:16 The Angel who has redeemed me (Jacob or Israel) from all evil, Bless the lads (Ephraim & Manasseh); Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."

And Ephraim and Manasseh are in modern times Great Britain and the United States, so these prophecies are referring to us, now. For proof go to this website and ask for or view Europe and America in Prophecy. Just scroll down.

Thursday, November 07, 2002

Happy Birthday to Irma, I love you!
Website of the day: Death to Spam

THE WORD OF THE WEEK from Neil Boortz

According to that sign in front of the Brumby Elementary School, the “word of the week” in the Cobb County (Georgia) schools is “Democracy.” This is so typical of a government operated school system. My guess is that whoever the government education bureaucrat is who selected this word … that person has no clue that our founding fathers detested the idea of a democracy and labored long to prevent America becoming one. Once again --- the word “democracy” does not appear in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, or the constitution of any of the fifty states. Not once. Furthermore, take a look at State of the Union speeches. You won’t find the “D” word uttered once until the Wilson years. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Cobb County schools could do a little education on the difference between a government of laws and a government of men? I know, that’s a bit much to ask. After all – these are government employees we’re talking about.

And an article from Michelle Malkin

And one from Gary Aldrich

Here I am, here I am or Don't say He didn't warn you.



Isaiah 65:1 "I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said, 'Here I am, here I am,' To a nation that was not called by My name. 2 I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts; 3 A people who provoke Me to anger continually to My face; Who sacrifice in gardens, And burn incense on altars of brick; 4 Who sit among the graves, And spend the night in the tombs; Who eat swine's flesh, And the broth of abominable things is in their vessels; 5 Who say, 'Keep to yourself, Do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day. 6 "Behold, it is written before Me: I will not keep silence, but will repay-- Even repay into their bosom-- 7 Your iniquities and the iniquities of your fathers together," Says the Lord, "Who have burned incense on the mountains And blasphemed Me on the hills; Therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom."

He is talking about US, the United States, Britain, South Africa, Australia (Israel in the bible) and Israel (Judah in the Bible)

Isaiah 65:11 "But you are those who forsake the Lord, Who forget My holy mountain, Who prepare a table for Gad, And who furnish a drink offering for Meni. 12 Therefore I will number you for the sword, And you shall all bow down to the slaughter; Because, when I called, you did not answer; When I spoke, you did not hear, But did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight." 13 Therefore thus says the Lord God: "Behold, My servants shall eat, But you shall be hungry; Behold, My servants shall drink, But you shall be thirsty; Behold, My servants shall rejoice, But you shall be ashamed; 14 Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, But you shall cry for sorrow of heart, And wail for grief of spirit. 15 You shall leave your name as a curse to My chosen; For the Lord God will slay you, And call His servants by another name; 16 So that he who blesses himself in the earth Shall bless himself in the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Shall swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My eyes.

Isaiah 65:17 "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.


Matthew 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying I am the Christ, and will deceive many.

They will say Jesus is the Christ and deceive many using His name.

Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. 15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. Why worry about traveling on the Sabbath if it's been changed?

Matthew 24:21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened. 23 Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There!' do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out; or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. 29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. All the tribes (nations) of the earth will mourn because He is not coming as a meek carpenter from Nazareth, He is coming as Lord of Lords and King of Kings to rule the world with a rod of iron.

31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Matthew 7:13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.



Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Website of the day: Teen Anglers

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

A new government will be established to replace all the worlds governments

Psalms 10:11 He has said in his heart, "God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see."

2Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Revelation 19:11-21
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it {is} called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes {are} a flame of fire, and on His head {are} many diadems; and He has a name written {on Him} which no one knows except Himself. 13 {He is} clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white {and} clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." 17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, "Come, assemble for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great." 19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Now there's a pleasant thought! This is what the return of Jesus Christ will be like. The great and terrible Day of the Lord. The world will not accept Him, this will be the war that really does end all wars. He is returning to establish His government on the earth to replace, with force, all the goverments of the world. It will be a REAL government, not some spiritual place in your heart or in heaven.

Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

If the bible is just a fairy tale then you have nothing to worry about, right? But if it is not, then it doesn't matter what anyone believes, it will happen anyway. I hope you belive the truth.
I've been waiting all night to say this, I wish I had a laptop.
I just want to congratulate the incredibly smart Florida voters for passing a CONSTITUTIONAL AMMENDMENT that says farmers can't keep a pregnant pig in a cage. And there are apparently only two pig farms that it will effect. This is an ammendment to the constitution of the state of Florida, the most important document of the state. How do you even let that get on the ballot? Make it a law if you think it's should be but please! I'll tell you, we can thank the humane society for that. Please don't support the humane society thinking you are actually helping animals, the only thing you are helping is an extreme left wing anti-human organization. They circumvented the system to get their agenda passed. What gets me is that people don't really think about what they are doing, they just act on their feelings.
And Mondale probably kissed his chances goodbye because of that so-called Wellstone memorial service, that's what they get for acting so mean spirited and haughty. Not that I mind that he lost, I'm just glad they didn't get away with it.

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Website of the day: Chocolate

I get alot of people looking for reviews of Genie garage door openers. All I can say is I am happy with mine, it's fast, looks good, and it's reasonably quiet.

I went to the dentist today. I have to get some work done and he said he can do it with a local anesthetic or general anesthetic. He will have to cut the gum, drill some bone and tooth and it will need stitches. If I do it locally I have to listen to him do the work and I don't like dental tools at all. On the other hand, general anesthesia doesn't sound too appealing either. Choices, choices. It's gonna be local I believe. I took Irma for chinese afterward on her lunch break. Yum.
James is with his Nana today. I know he's having fun, he loves to go there.
Yesterday he got a card in the mail from Grandma and it had a five dollar bill in it. He was so excited to have his own dollar. He was dancing around showing it to everyone. He was so proud! Thank you! I showed him Grandma and Poppa's picture and told him to thank them! They live in New Jersey unfortunately. Or I live in Florida unfortunately, or maybe both. I don't really mean it , there are things I really love about both states.

Today I heard that Barbara Streisand believes the Wellstone crash was done by the republicans. Look here! Unbelievable! I believe it was an accident but if it was caused by someone I would put money on the democrats. They are the ones who will benefit from it and those who accuse others of doing "evil" things are usually the ones who are really doing it. Just ask my ex-boss.

Here's is a quote from Neil Boortz that I just have to put on the site:

WHO GETS TO USE THE POWER OF FORCE?

As you go through this election day I only ask that you remember one thing. I want you to remember that unique power that government has. That one unique power that you don’t have, corporations don’t have --- nobody has, except government. We’re talking about the power to use deadly force to accomplish goals.

If you want to increase your spending power, you have to do something to increase your earnings. You have to work smarter – harder – longer. If a business wants more money it has to come up with a better product, a better price, or better marketing. But government? If government wants more money all it has to do is take it. Just pull out the guns … and seize the money. Now don’t get all worked up about my reference to guns. Try not paying your taxes, and then try to prevent the government from seizing your assets, and you’ll see what I mean about guns.

So … you know that these elected officials are going to be the ones with the guns. They are the ones who can seize your money, whether you approve or not, and use that money to strengthen their own positions of power. This money they seize from you? They’ll be using that money to pay other people for their votes. Those people certainly don’t mind the fact that government has this unique ability to employ force to accomplish its goals … as long as those goals put more money into the right pockets.

So … are you going to sit back today and let someone else chose who gets to use the power of force? Remember ---it’s YOUR money their after. It seems you would want to be a part of the decision.

End of Neil Boortz quote.

That's a fact, Jack!
I've been getting alot of people looking for info on vsmon.exe. I had a post on it in September. Vsmon.exe is part of Zonealarm and I had problems with it after I installed Windows SP1. I downloaded the latest version and the problem went away.

Monday, November 04, 2002

Website of the day: ePestSupply

Here are some must read commentaries I found:

PC Timidity costs lives

George Will

Abolish the Electoral College?

Tight Rules Leave a Mark

Prophecies in Real time

A couple of comments on our political system. We are on a boat about to go over Niagra Falls: the Republicans want to drift over, the Democrats want to go full throttle.

Isaiah 59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.









Sunday, November 03, 2002

Website of the day:Autosport Volkswagen Parts I've bought from them. I like them.

Another for Import cars: AutoHaus Arizona I've bought from them, too. I like them, too.

Here's one for tools and accessories: Griots Garage No, I never ordered from them. But I've heard good things.

Here's another with alot of cool stuff: Eastwood Same here, haven't ordered but heard good things.

Sign of God vs. Mark of the beast



Exodus 31:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

God also revealed His annual Sabbaths in Leviticus 23

Mark 2:27 And He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. The Sabbath was made for man, not "the jews".

Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Exodus 16:26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, there will be none." 27 Now it happened that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none. 28 And the Lord said to Moses, "How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws? 29 See! For the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day bread for two days. Let every man remain in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day." The Sabbath is a TEST commandment. It was revealed and enforced before the ten commandments were revealed at Sinai.

Exodus 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. REMEMBER the Sabbath, to KEEP it holy. The Sabbath has been in effect since Genesis 2:2 at the re-creation of the earth.

Long story short:
The tribe of Judah and many Levites and Simeonites continued to keep the Sabbaths. The other 10 tribes did not and became "lost", they forgot who they were and to this day are unaware. (The tribe of Joseph counts as two tribes, Ephraim and Mannassah. 13 total counted that way.) See "Europe and America in Prophecy" at GarnerTedArmstrong.ws. The link is on the main page.

Now, let's look into sunday keeping or the Lords day as it is often called. Christians keep Sunday, Jews keep the Sabbath...Why? To find out let's take a look at the Catholic Encyclopedia. What better souce than the original. (as apposed to the protestent churches, which came out of the catholic church and continue the practice)

Under Sunday it says:


Sunday (Day of the Sun), as the name of the first day of the week, is derived from Egyptian astrology. The seven planets, known to us as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon, each had an hour of the day assigned to them, and the planet which was regent during the first hour of any day of the week gave its name to that day (see CALENDAR). During the first and second century the week of seven days was introduced into Rome from Egypt, and the Roman names of the planets were given to each successive day. The Teutonic nations seem to have adopted the week as a division of time from the Romans, but they changed the Roman names into those of corresponding Teutonic deities. Hence the dies Solis became Sunday (German, Sonntag). Sunday was the first day of the week according to the Jewish method of reckoning, but for Christians it began to take the place of the Jewish Sabbath in Apostolic times as the day set apart for the public and solemn worship of God.

The practice of meeting together on the first day of the week for the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice is indicated in Acts, xx 7; I Cor., xvi, 2; in Apoc., i, 10, it is called the Lord's day. Let's take a look, shall we?

Acts 20:7 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.

God starts His days at sunset, so this would be Saturday evening after the Sabbath. So they had dinner and a bible study. That really isn't very unusual, he couldn't leave until the morning as we will see. It does not say it was a day of rest or that the Sabbath has been changed.

Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Mal 3:6 For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.

Acts 20:11 Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed.

He was there until daybreak and then he departed. Where did he go?

Acts 20:13 Then we went ahead to the ship and sailed to Assos, there intending to take Paul on board; for so he had given orders, intending himself to go on foot.

So he had to wait till morning to take a ship to Assos. This is not something that would be done on a Sabbath or day of rest.
So, let's look at the next verse.


1 Corinthians16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
2 On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.

They were not putting money into a basket during services as the catholic encyclopedia seems to imply. They had to go into the fields and work to collect what they were going to "lay aside". He did not want them out in the fields when he came, he wanted to speak to them. So they were to work on the 1st day of the week, after the Sabbath and store up as he may prosper. As a reason to change the Sabbath day to the 1st day of the week, this scripture doesn't quite do it. Let's try the next one. There is only one left! And they say this is where it is called the Lord's Day.

Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, continue reading
11 saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," and, "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,
13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.

It is very obvious and much more so if you continue reading revelation that John is having a vision and he is "in spirit" witnessing what happens on the Lord's Day. The Lord's Day or the Day of the Lord is when the wrath of God is poured out just before the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ.

Amos 5:18 Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! For what good is the day of the Lord to you? It will be darkness, and not light.

Isaiah 34:1 Come near, you nations, to hear; And heed, you people! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, The world and all things that come forth from it.2 For the indignation of the Lord is against all nations, And His fury against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to the slaughter. 3 Also their slain shall be thrown out; Their stench shall rise from their corpses, And the mountains shall be melted with their blood. 4 All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine, And as fruit falling from a fig tree. 5 "For My sword shall be bathed in heaven; Indeed it shall come down on Edom, And on the people of My curse, for judgment. 6 The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, It is made overflowing with fatness, With the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah, And a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 7 The wild oxen shall come down with them, And the young bulls with the mighty bulls; Their land shall be soaked with blood, And their dust saturated with fatness." 8 For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Zephaniah 1:14 The great day of the Lord is near; It is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out. 15 That day is a day of wrath, A day of trouble and distress, A day of devastation and desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, 16 A day of trumpet and alarm Against the fortified cities And against the high towers. 17 "I will bring distress upon men, And they shall walk like blind men, Because they have sinned against the Lord; Their blood shall be poured out like dust, And their flesh like refuse." 18 Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In the day of the Lord's wrath; But the whole land shall be devoured By the fire of His jealousy, For He will make speedy riddance Of all those who dwell in the land.

Zephaniah 2:1 Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O undesirable nation, 2 Before the decree is issued, Or the day passes like chaff, Before the Lord's fierce anger comes upon you, Before the day of the Lord's anger comes upon you! 3 Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of the Lord's anger.

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

That was a very weak attempt by the catholic church at "changing the times". Actually, they continue in the encyclopedia:

and yet we find St. C├Žsarius of Arles in the sixth century teaching that the holy Doctors of the Church had decreed that the whole glory of the Jewish Sabbath had been transferred to the Sunday, and that Christians must keep the Sunday holy in the same way as the Jews had been commanded to keep holy the Sabbath Day.

So they admit it was they who changed the day.

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology says of the Day of the Lord:


Expression, often in the context of future events, which refers to the time when God will intervene decisively for judgment and/or salvation. Variously formulated as the "day of the Lord" (Amos 5:18), the "day of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Col 1:8; cf. 2 Col 1:14), the "day of God" (2 Peter 3:12; Rev 16:14), or "the last day(s), " the expression highlights the unmistakable appearance of God. God will make visible his rule of righteousness by calling for an accounting by the nations as well as individuals, dispensing punishment for some and ushering in salvation for others.

In the Old Testament the expression "day of the Lord" occurs eighteen times in prophetic literature, most often in the books of Joel and Zephaniah. It is not found in Daniel. A similar expression that stands close to it is "on that day, " which occurs 208 times in the Old Testament; half the occurrences are in the prophets. In the New Testament, equivalent expressions, such as "day of Jesus Christ, " are found in 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 1:14; Philippians 1:6, 10; and 2 Peter 3:10, 12. "Day of the Lord" appears in 2 Thessalonians 2:2.

I think that is enough to convince any person who is honest with themselves that niether Jesus, God the Father or the Bible changed the day to Sunday. References to keeping the Sabbath are way too numerous to list (about 113 times). That definitely outweighs the vain attempt by the catholic church to change the day to sunday.

Now on to the mark of the beast. To keep this from getting too long I will quote some of Garner Ted Armstrong's book entitled "The Mark of the Beast - What is It?"
Speaking of Revelation 13, which you should read, he says:


This great political, military and ecclesiastical power will have a SIGN; an identifying label, a MARK, which it will seek to impose on all who will submit to its will. It will not be a "secret" sign, or mark, but an obvious, outward, easily recognized sign, which the whole system wears just like a LABEL! The "little horn" of Daniel 7:8, which "has a mouth speaking great things," and which will "think to change TIMES and LAWS" is a symbol of the spokesmen of this evil mystery religion, who, down through the centuries, have done just that! They have CHANGED God's laws; abolished His divinely-appointed Sabbaths and annual holy days.

This great false church has adopted the labels associated with SUN worship; has CHANGED God's weekly Sabbaths for SUNDAY, the day of the sun, and foisted upon millions of unsuspecting believers the PAGAN holidays of Ishtar (Easter) and the "Saturnalia" (Christmas). For centuries, countless THOUSANDS were brutally martyred; tortured, burnt alive, killed in the most horrifying ways, for REFUSING to accept the Mark of the Beast, and clinging, instead, to God's holy Sabbath, and His annual holy days.

The "Mark" of the Beast is merely its symbol, its identifying sign, or its label. It is a counterfeit for the "mark," or the identifying SIGN between God and His people.
As we have seen, Almighty God established a SIGN, an identifying symbol, for His chosen people!
The identifying SIGN God placed upon His people Israel was that of His weekly and annual Sabbaths! A complete list of all of God's Sabbaths, both weekly and annual, is found in Leviticus 23.
Remember, the Sabbath was made when man was made, at creation!

Remember, God established His Sabbath day as the great IDENTIFYING SIGN, like a stamp, symbol, label, or MARK between Himself and His people! But wait! He said SABBATHS, PLURAL! Naturally He would have! For God also gave His people Israel a series of seven annual Sabbaths, holy days, which progressively, as the seasonal changes unfolded, opened up and revealed God's marvelous plan for humankind, the very plan of salvation!

Now, let's understand! The Mark of the Beast is not something which can be surreptitiously placed upon you.

Are YOU one who is conscious of the daily struggle against the Mark of the Beast; against his image; against his name, and the number of his name? If you are a Sabbath-keeping wage-earner, striving to feed and clothe a family in a SUNDAY-OBSERVING world, you are VERY aware of such a struggle!
Countless thousands have had to forsake jobs which required them to work on the Sabbath, which is the BUSIEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE WEEK! In a Sunday-observing world, it is sometimes virtually impossible to "buy or sell," or to maintain a job or a business if you decide to OBEY GOD and keep His Sabbaths! Countless numbers of school children, whose parents ask that they be excused from school to observe God's holy days, have been shamed, humiliated; have had their grades lowered; have been penalized for unexcused absences.

Thousands have approached their employers, asking if they would be able to work on Sundays, or on holidays, but have their Sabbaths off from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, and have been refused! It is THEN that one knows what it means to RESIST THE MARK OF THE BEAST! His stamp; his identifying label of the day of the SUN is everywhere in western professing Christian societies.
one thing is sure: The "woman" which mounts and rides the Beast is none other than the Roman Catholic Church! She is the great "Lady of the Kingdoms" (read Isaiah 47), "...the mother of harlots [her protesting daughters which came out of her] and abominations of the earth" (Revelation 17:5).

Her signs are those of the cross, Sunday, Easter, Christmas, and Halloween! She has thought "to change times and laws" (Daniel 7:25), and will eventually put to death the saints of God for refusing to receive and accept her mark, to worship the Beast and the image of the Beast (the papacy), to receive the number of the name of the Beast! She has protesting daughters, who, though rejecting her leadership, cling to many of her most important dogmas and doctrines. They include the millions who recite the "apostles creed" (absolutely unbiblical!), recite and sing the "doxology," believe in the immortality of the soul and the Trinity, and who worship on the day of the sun and on the days of ancient pagans, such as the "Saturnalia" (Christmas), and the festival devoted to "Ishtar" (Easter).

God warns, "COME OUT OF HER, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities" (Revelation 18:4,5).

My apologies to Mr. Armstrong for quoting so much, but his book is so detailed and thorough. There is so much more in the book. My meager attempt will be lost on all but myself anyway. But writing this helps me to study and remember. Anyone who understands this lesson owes it to themselves to go to his website: Garner Ted Armstrong

BTW, the Catholic Encyclopedia says of the Sabbath:


The Sabbath is first met with in connection with the fall of the manna (Ex., xvi, 22 sqq.), but it there appears as an institution already known to the Israelites.

That isn't true at all, what about Genesis 2:2? And I don't see where it appears the Israelites at that time already knew, God was teaching them because they had been without knowledge of the one true God while in Egypt.

And:


The Sabbath thereby also became a sign, and its observance an acknowledgment of the pact: "See that thou keep my sabbath; because it is a sign between me and you in your generations; that you may know that I am the Lord, who sanctify you" (Ex., xxxi, 13).

And:

Christ, while observing the Sabbath, set himself in word and act against this absurd rigorism which made man a slave of the day. He reproved the scribes and Pharisees for putting an intolerable burden on men's shoulders (Matt., xxiii, 4), and proclaimed the principle that "the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath" (Mark, ii, 27).

Yes, "the intolerable burden" of this "adsurd rigorism" was attacked by Jesus. But the "adsurd rigorism" was part of the jewish religion and was not what Jesus, who made the Sabbath ( Hebrews1:2 In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things and through whom He made the universe.), had intended. Many religious leaders today do the same thing. You have to where certain clothing, hats, haircuts, skirt lengths, burkas, beards, no beards, no buttons, only black, no electricity, no cars, kosher foods (not the same as clean/unclean). Kosher foods go beyond what is necessary just as jewish sabbath rules go beyond what is necessary. Name a religion and you will find someone making rules far beyond the bounds of reason. Any religion. But don't throw out the baby with the bath water. And the Sabbath was made for man, but that doesn't mean it changed to sunday!






Saturday, November 02, 2002

Website of the day: Roadside America

Here are a couple of commentaries I find spot on:

Media Muslum Makeovers by Ann Coulter

More Liberal Idolatry by David Limbaugh


Friday, November 01, 2002

Website of the day: HowardChui.com Mobile phone resource

Today was one of those days. I took James for a walk this morning. He had fun throwing rocks at the end of the road. When I picked up Joshua, James went into the preschool class and wouldn't come out. He's a little too young to go there but the teacher loves him and wants him to come to class. He was trying to take a nap next to another kid. I finally got him to leave and the teacher gave him a bag of candy. Then I was mowing the lawn and stopped for a minute to come inside. James went out (I was watching him) and stood on an ant hill. For those not familiar with Florida they were fire ants and he got bit alot all over his legs. He was screaming! I took him in and washed them off. Then I gave him a bath. He wanted me to kill the ants so I told him I would go get the ants for him. And I did. I hate fire ants.

This site looks like a good one for kids: Homework Help