Wolves to Sheep-THEN-Sheep to Wolves

Volume 17, Issue 16

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23 — A Psalm of David

Not all our sacred beliefs, one day won’t, but most will die suddenly!
One of the Principles of Human Uncertainty

The most sacred, yet common, lesson in all of Christian history is the belief that the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the propitiatory, sacrificial lamb of God, eternally adopts His followers as children of God. However, almost
always closely linked with this teaching is the illogical paradigm that Christians should always therefore behave as stupid sheep.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Forever and ever! Amen and Amen!

In the contemporary ESV Bible there are 197 references to sheep; 155 in the Old Testament, 42 in the New Testament. However only 6 (six) of those New Testament references occur after the crucifixion and the ascension of Jesus to heaven and accordingly none of those in anyway teach that Christians are to act as sheep! Of those Acts 8:32, Romans 8:36 (See below), Hebrews 11:37, 1 Peter 2:25, Revelation 18:13 metaphorically refer to sheep as animals and Hebrews 13:20 refers to Jesus as the great shepherd.

The classic New Testament model for Christians comes from Romans 8:36-38:

As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

So which is going to be, stupid sheep or more than conquerors? That is the question every Christian must answer. Yet sadly most American Christians would probably answer the question with either of two, one word answers: “Huh?” or “Duh!” Furthermore those answers verify the stupid sheep concept; something in which the unbelieving world surely provides a witness.


April 26th – The Blessings of Christ's resurrection!

Lord's Day 17

45. Q. How does Christ's resurrection benefit us?

A. First, by His resurrection He has overcome death, so that He could make us share in the righteousness which He had obtained for us by His death.[1] Second, by His power we too are raised up to a new life.[2] Third, Christ's resurrection is to us a sure pledge of our glorious resurrection.[3]

[1] Rom. 4:25; I Cor. 15:16-20; I Pet. 1:3-5. [2] Rom. 6:5-11; Eph. 2:4-6; Col. 3:1-4. [3] Rom. 8:11; I Cor. 15:12-23; Phil. 3:20, 21.

Brute' explains how today's individualism focus invites tyranny!


Dead End Days — Just before the cliff!

Volume 17, Issue 15

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If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

Not all our sacred beliefs, one day won’t, but most will die suddenly!
One of the Principles of Human Uncertainty

Today in the good OLD USA we celebrate Earth Day, just as last Wednesday was Tax Day. As they exist today it seems that both are occasions represent a bygone era. Earth Day turns 45 and seems to be going through a midlife crisis and I would like to see the current American Tax Code eliminated. It should be replaced by a flat tax, which is much more progressive (like for the twenty-first century, not the twentieth), similar to which currently exists in the Russian Federation, you know the former Soviet Union.

My reasoning is quite similar for getting rid of Earth Day, the American tax structure and the Soviet Union. In common terms, anyone but a politician and their special interest lobbyist’s understand, neither Earth Day, nor the tax code, nor the old Soviet Union any longer work. To put it in terms even Ronald Reagan understood:
If it stops moving, it must be dead, hence bury it, change directions and move on.

Since this week, we began with things that don’t work such as the Soviet Union, America’s Tax Code and Earth Day, we should acknowledge other remnants of the twentieth century hope for global progressive solutions such as: The Deity of Central Banks; Quantitative Easing; the Euro; the Industrial Age; the Information Age; Anything is always better, if it’s Bigger; Evolution takes place linearly, over Eons of time, except for Social Darwinism, which occurs by obtaining a non-technical degree from a prestigious university; preferably those degrees are closely linked to a mountain of student loan debt. The list can be quite long, especially if you localize it. This end of the old, beginning of new directions I believe should be celebrated internationally as:

Dead End Days


April 19th – Christ's death crucifies our sinful nature

Lord's Day 16

40. Q. Why was it necessary for Christ to humble Himself even unto death?

A. Because of the justice and truth of God[1] satisfaction for our sins could be made in no other way than by the death of the Son of God.[2]

[1] Gen. 2:17. [2] Rom. 8:3; Phil. 2:8; Heb. 2:9, 14, 15.

41. Q. Why was he buried?

A. His burial testified that He had really died.[1]

[1] Is. 53:9; John 19:38-42; Acts 13:29; I Cor. 15:3,4.

42. Q. Since Christ has died for us, why do we still have to die?

A. Our death is not a payment for our sins, but it puts an end to sin and is an entrance into eternal life.[1]

[1] John 5:24; Phil. 1:21-23; I Thess. 5:9, 10.

43. Q. What further benefit do we receive from Christ's sacrifice and death on the cross?

A. Through Christ's death our old nature is crucified, put to death, and buried with Him,[1] so that the evil desires of the flesh may no longer reign in us,[2] but that we may offer ourselves to Him as a sacrifice of thankfulness.[3]

[1] Rom. 6:5-11; Col. 2:11, 12. [2] Rom. 6:12-14. [3] Rom. 12:1; Eph. 5:1, 2.

44. Q. Why is there added: He descended into hell?

A. In my greatest sorrows and temptations I may be assured and comforted that my Lord Jesus Christ, by His unspeakable anguish, pain, terror, and agony, which He endured throughout all His sufferings[1] but especially on the cross, has delivered me from the anguish and torment of hell.[2]

[1] Ps. 18:5, 6; 116:3; Matt. 26:36-46; 27:45, 46; Heb. 5:7-10. [2] Is. 53.

Brute's is amazed how much Americans spend to delay going to heaven


27.49% of Everyone's Tax Bill Is Spent on Health Care

Tweedledum (Trickledown) or Tweedledee (Trickleup)

Volume 17, Issue 14

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Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
As black as a tar-barrel;
Which frightened both the heroes so,
They quite forgot their quarrel.
Tweedledum & Tweedledee

Not all our sacred beliefs, one day won’t!
One of the Principles of Human Uncertainty

April 15, 2015 — Commonly known as “Tax Day” in the “OLD” USA. I use the adjective OLD because we Yanks really haven’t had any fresh ideas in decades, maybe since the turn of the last century. To refresh your memory on the old ideas, a couple really come to mind:

Everything is always better, if it’s bigger.
Risk is something to avoid, for it makes you a dangerous target.

To prove my point, on this wonderful day, when your Federal Income Tax returns must be filed or postmarked by midnight, percentage wise, more Americans faithfully pay their Federal taxes than probably any nation in human history. Furthermore, when you mesh all the American hidden taxes, with all the overt and covert taxes, It seems the politicians’ old stump speech line,
“It’s your money and you should keep more of it.” is a delusion, if not an outright lie which seems to have been banished from the Internet lexicon.

To get you into the proper mood however, a couple of pearls from Ronald Reagan:

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

Early in the Obama years, the TEA Party (Taxed Enough Already) was a big government foe, but it seems to have lost favor and popularity. I’m more of the persuasion that taxes aren’t so much the problem, it is that they really don’t get down to fixing the problem—they are enacted to fix. Government overhead is such that instead of taking a ten percent overhead fee, the ten percent is all that “trickles down” to the actual job. Part of that comes from the reality that when you are attempting to create heaven on earth, without God, that means you need to employ a hole (sic) lot of the enlightened class denizens, to debate and regulate what this heaven will look like and how the commoners must perform.

Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Trickledown or Trickleup; that is the question, which basically are what today’s big government debates are all about. Sadly in our two party system and the amount of moola required to run for office, this really means that our judicially tested, “unlimited, moola, political, free speech right” is the ugly, black crow in the nation. Yet as other, somewhat open minded sources have acknowledged, the United States more or less became the world’s greatest economy on the back of high marginal tax rates. Whether you are inclined to believe Tweedledum or Tweedledee, all the facts bear witness to that reality.


April 12th – The Heavenly Glory of Jesus Christ

Lord's Day 15

50. Q. Why is it added, And sits at the right hand of God?

A. Christ ascended into heaven to manifest Himself there as Head of His Church,[1] through whom the Father governs all things.[2]

[1] Eph. 1:20-23; Col. 1:18. [2] Matt. 28:18; John 5:22, 23.

51. Q. How does the glory of Christ, our Head, benefit us?

A. First, by His Holy Spirit He pours out heavenly gifts upon us, His members.[1] Second, by His power He defends and preserves us against all enemies.[2]

[1] Acts 2:33; Eph. 4:7-12. [2] Ps. 2:9; 110:1, 2; John 10:27-30; Rev. 19:11-16.

52. Q. What comfort is it to you that Christ will come to judge the living and the dead?

A. In all my sorrow and persecution I lift up my head and eagerly await as judge from heaven the very same person who before has submitted Himself to the judgment of God for my sake, and has removed all the curse from me.[1] He will cast all His and my enemies into everlasting condemnation, but He will take me and all His chosen ones to Himself into heavenly joy and glory.[2]

[1] Luke 21:28; Rom. 8:22-25; Phil. 3:20,21; Tit. 2:13, 14. [2] Matt. 25:31-46; I Thess. 4:16, 17; II Thess. 1:6-10.

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Keep the Customer Satisfied

Volume 17, Issue 13

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It’s the same old story, yeah
Everywhere I go
I get slandered, libeled
I hear words I never heard in the Bible

Paul Simon — Keep The Customer Satisfied

Seasons can be predicted; weather is another matter.
One of the Principles of Human Uncertainty

Monday morning it snowed in Reardan. It began as rain in the early daylight, then changed to snow. By the time I cleaned the snow off the car about 10 AM about 2 and a half inches had fallen. According to the weather report, the precipitation was supposed to be over by 11 AM, yet in Spokane it rained like cats and dogs until about 3 PM. If professional weather forecasters can miss reality by that much, what does that have to say about everything else? The spring season is upon us, yet thus far, our spring has been colder and wetter than our winter. But compared to the weather on the east coast, bad weather-wise, I will take the winter of 2015 over any past alternative.

Keep The Customer Satisfied was one of the tracks on Simon and Garfunkel’s last combined studio album. Bridge Over Troubled Waters. It was released in the winter of 1970 when I was early in my tour with the Army Security Agency in Germany. I ended up as the Executive Officer for Headquarters Company 502nd ASA Group, from the Group’s inception in 1971, until I rotated back to the states at the end of my active duty career. What that meant was I was responsible to handle all the various jobs that the Company Commander didn’t have time to oversee.

In my office, hidden under the desk nameplate I had a small, personal, hand inscribed, job description: SLJO. The “S” could have stood for “Strategic;” which was probably true, but it didn’t, it stood for one of those overly common military terms. The rest of the description was “Little Jobs Officer.” Thinking back on it, perhaps that little sign was what got me on our S-2’s (Intelligence and Security staff officer) similar “S” list. (A for real Spook, from the M-I side of the Military Intelligence Branch, someone who you couldn’t trust anything he did or said, was in anyway related to the real facts.)