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Saturday, October 31, 2009


A Synopsis of ‘The History of Creation’, based on the Biblical account

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2And 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. (Genesis 1:1-2, King James Version)

THE GAP THEORY: There are several interpretations of the Biblical account of Creation as recorded in the book of Genesis, the most common one being that God created everything in six literal days dating back about 6000 years. However there is a lesser known theory called THE GAP THEORY that proves that there is a gap of indeterminate length of time between the original creation of The Heaven and The Earth as recorded in Genesis 1:1 and the time at which The Earth became ‘Without Form’ and ‘Void’ as recorded in Gen. 1:2. The Gap Theory more than adequately answers questions such as that of the ‘Origins of Evil’ that are difficult if not impossible to answer based on a literal six day / 6000 year interpretation of the history of creation. For example the Bible tells us that ‘God is Light’; if God is Light and if Genesis chapter 1 and 2 are accounts of only one creation, the original creation, then where did the darkness of Gen. 1:2 come from? Why would God need to say, ‘Let there be Light’ if He Himself is Light and was the only one present in the beginning? Darkness that is equated with Evil in the Bible must then have arisen before the first day because the first act of creation would have been the dispelling of the darkness of which we have no knowledge of how it arose. Gen. 1:1 tells us that IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED’... so the only one present in the beginning was God and since God is Light there could have been no darkness! Furthermore the six days of creation all begin with the phrase, ‘AND GOD SAID’...This phrase is conspicuously missing from Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 which describes the creation of the Heaven and the Earth as well as describing the state of the Earth as being WITHOUT FORM AND VOID’... Why do these two verses not begin with ‘AND GOD SAID’ that describes the very important act of creation of THE HEAVEN and THE EARTH, the two most significant places in the Universe from a Biblical perspective? When we analyse the first chapter of Genesis with a critical eye it becomes somewhat obvious that the first two verses of this chapter stand on their own apart from the six days of (re)creation that begin in verse 3 with the phrase, And God Said’... The writings of the apostle Peter also confirm that the present heavens and Earth are different than the original heavens and Earth (2 Pet. 3:7). Whilst there is no doubt that God could create the entire Cosmos in 6 days if He chose to do so, the Biblical principle of seeding and gradual growth would contradict such an interpretation. The following synopsis of The History of Creation from a Biblical perspective is based on The Gap Theory of Creation.


· BEFORE THE BEGINNING / God: The Creator and originator of all things plans and lays out the blueprint of material creation (Prov. 8)

· IN THE BEGINNING / The (city of) Heaven: First material place created in the Universe was the abode of God and is a city not a planet (Gen. 1:1, Heb. 11:10, 11:16, 12:22, 13:14, Rev. 21:2, 21:10)

· Angels (morning stars) and humans (sons of God): First intelligent created life in the Universe before the creation of planets and stars (Job 38, Prov. 8)

· Planet Earth: First created planet in the Universe, made suitable for life (Gen. 1:1, Prov. 8, Isa. 45:18)

· Intelligent life transplanted from The Heaven to The Earth (Prov. 8, Isa. 45:18)

· Other planets and stars created beginning with our Solar System; origin of the heavens (Prov. 8)

· Each planet and its satellite(s) designed and created to support life (Isa. 45:18, Heb. 1:2, Heb. 11:3)

· Ancient worlds inhabited by humans (sons of God) ruled by angelic beings (Lucifer, angels – Isa. 14:13, Col. 1:16)

· Corporeal life spreads from the Earth to other planets and galaxies as Universe expands (based on circumstantial evidence and mythology)

· Hierarchy of rulers established (Col. 1:16)

· God rules The Universe from The city of Heaven (Psalm 103:19)

· High ranking angels rule constellations (Isa. 14:13)

· Lower ranking angels rule planetary systems (Col. 1:16)

· Individual planets ruled by humans: e.g. Mars, Saturn, Jupiter etc. (Gen. 6:2)


· Lucifer rebels against God joined by other angels and humans (Eze. 28:15)

· The Evolution of Evil: Lucifer transformed from light bearer to angel of darkness (Isa. 14, Eze. 28, Jude)

· The Evolution of Evil: Origin of mythological gods, chimeras and hybrids; ancient genetic experimentation (How demons and gods came into existence)

· The Evolution of Evil: The origin of the Reptilians, The Serpent, The Dragon and Satan (Satan is not the same as Lucifer except in character – both are absolutely evil)


· War in the heavens and on Earth: God judges Lucifer and his co–conspirator angels and humans resulting in interstellar and interplanetary warfare between God’s host of heaven and Lucifer’s army (Isa. 14:12) The Star Wars movies are loosely based on the events of this age

· War in the heavens and on Earth: Lucifer headquartered on Earth during war, massive underground structures created as military bases, shelters from surface radiation and as prisons. Planet Earth crisscrossed with underground and undersea tunnels, many of which are in existence till today (Isa. 14, Jer. 4:26, mythological and circumstantial evidence)

· War in the heavens and on Earth: Massive planetary destruction in our present Solar System particularly Mars and Earth as a result of the use of nuclear and more destructive weaponry; our Solar System including the Sun completely flooded with water at the end of this war, all light extinguished in the visible heavens (Gen. 1:2, 2 Pet. 3:6)

· Lucifer and fellow angels judged and imprisoned in hell which may have been an underground base or prison created by Lucifer himself; poetic justice indeed (2 Pet. 2:4, Jude:6)

· Satan and the reptilians along with other chimeras such as centaurs, and hybrids that were once corporeal creatures created by Lucifer become disembodied spirits (origin of evil spirits)


· The Recreation: God makes Planet Earth habitable once again by removal and relocation of surface waters and reappearance of dry land; the Sun is reignited to give light on Earth and beyond (Gen. 1)

· Man (as in Adam and his descendants) made new and very recent custodians of Planet Earth (Gen. 1:27, 28)

· The fall of Man – Evil and Death revisit planet Earth (Gen. 3)

· The first civilization of man: the Pre – Flood World (Gen. 4-9)

· Man’s interaction and interbreeding with extra terrestrial humans (sons of God) from other planets; scriptural basis for the reality of such mythological characters such as Hercules (Gen. 6)

· The Flood of Noah: the total destruction of modern man’s first planet wide civilization (Gen. 7-9)

· The Post Flood civilization to the Tower of Babel (Gen. 10-11)

· Division of the Earth: Mankind divided according to language, culture and geography, splitting of land mass into continents (Gen. 10:25)

· The rise of modern civilizations: Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, India, Greece, Rome (Gen. 10 – present)

· Abraham to Jesus Christ: the distinctness of the Hebrew and Jewish people (Gen. 12 – Jesus Christ)

· The First advent to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ / beginning of the end of the age of man (New Testament)


· The thousand year reign of Jesus Christ on Earth (Rev. 20:4)



The history of the created Universe as theorized by science, mythology and all religious books differs substantially from that found in the Bible. There are books other than the Bible that claim that God created the Universe but the biblical history and chronology of creation differs substantially from that of these sources. THE ABOVE SYNOPSIS IS THAT OF A BOOK I AM WRITING ON THE HISTORY OF CREATION, BASED ON THE BIBLE. Whether one agrees with it or not, whether one believes in the God of the Bible or not, the fact remains that it is the only book in the world that gives a logical account of history from the beginning to the end, from the very origins of the Universe to the end of time, from Alpha to Omega. I have not found any other satisfactory explanation for our origins and existence as well as our mortality other than that in the Biblical account. In subsequent weeks I will be writing in detail on each of the subjects presented in the above synopsis at the rate of at least one topic every week. The book when it is finished will not only offer a coherent and logical history of creation, it will address the vital question of why God created anything at all in the first place? More importantly it will answer the question of why God created man and why God chose to incarnate Himself in the form of man?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Extreme Weather Events

Copenhagen climate change talks are last chance, says Gordon Brown: Gordon Brown today warned that the world is on the brink of a "catastrophic" future of killer heatwaves, floods and droughts unless governments speed up negotiations on climate change before vital talks in Copenhagen in December.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown of The UK speaks as one of the major political leaders of planet Earth, second in prestige only to President Obama, (but perhaps not in power). Lately PM Brown seems to have developed the gift of clairvoyance and is beginning to predict some rather ‘extreme’ weather events wreaking havoc on our world in the near future. Is Mr. Brown prophesying, propagandizing or leaking information that he, in his position is privy to? I would have to say a little bit of all three.

  • His prophetic thundering like Jonah preaching doom on Nineveh may indeed be factual for the simple reason that he has access to information that the average person does not, so the powers that be are well aware that these ‘problems’ will overtake mankind sooner rather than later, but not for the reasons given to the unthinking masses.
  • It is also propagandizing for if the real or imagined problem presented is of such a magnitude that it demands drastic action, then it brings with it drastic taxation. Hence the Kyoto treaty with its accompanying carbon taxes that will, as usual, be borne by the average citizen not the elite. Look for terms such as ‘Carbon Neutral’ and ‘Net Zero Carbon Footprint’ to soon become household names. Little do most household dwellers realize that such theories based on pseudo science will ultimately cost them dearly in real money with little or no appreciable impact on the environment! The Earth will get a lot browner before it gets greener!
  • Leaking such ‘catastrophic’ information, as PM Brown classified it, allows governments to provide ‘solutions’, solutions that no doubt cost big bucks yet without providing any bang for the buck as far as the ‘entranced by the media’ masses are concerned. The masses will be toast, literally in some cases, while the elite retreat to their safe havens inside the Earth and under it; havens that they have been building for decades if not longer.

As usual the writer of this blog always interprets ‘News’ in the light of scripture for true prophesies of coming events may only be found in the bible and nowhere else. So let us examine and see if Mr. Brown’s Nostradamus like prophecies of killer heatwaves, floods and droughts are actually biblical prophesies, not Mayan prophesies, not Nostradamus prophesies and certainly not Gordon Brown prophesises. If they are then I say head for the hills for the time of arrival of these catastrophes draws ever near.

Killer heatwaves:

9And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. (Revelation 16:9, King James Version) The bible indeed prophesies in more than one place of extreme heat, in one instance it is even stated that all green grass on the Earth will be burnt up! Incidentally the bible does not prophesy any extreme ice age type events although in times of extreme weather localized icing over of presently inhabited land is a possibility. The greater likelihood however is that of the polar ice caps melting because of extreme heat bringing about the other problems that Mr. Brown itemized i.e. major floods and severe droughts. Incidentally, extreme, never before seen heat and drought literally set an area spanning tens of square miles on fire in Australia earlier this year. It burnt down several towns and villages in its path and killed many people. As much as most of ‘Global Warming’ is hype there are more and more intense weather events wreaking havoc across the globe already.


25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Luke 21:25-26, King James Version)

This prophesy of Jesus as recorded in the book of Luke long before there was any Mayan civilization, or Nostradamus, or Gordon Brown for that matter, speaks not just of massive tidal waves, aka Tsunamis, but also of anomalies in the celestial realm where the sun, moon, and stars will display unusual and perhaps fearful characteristics. So extreme will these weather events and celestial displays be that men’s hearts will literally fail them for fear. Floods this year have been fierce across the globe from Romania to Bangladesh, from Taiwan to The Philippines. There was even a tsunami that hit the Pacific island of Samoa in September and did considerable damage; actually there has been more than one tsunami this year but the Samoa one was the deadliest one.

Droughts: PM Brown’s last prediction is that there will be severe droughts in the coming years due to climate change. Let it be here noted that though man has been allowed access to technologies that can manipulate the weather to a certain extent man does not control the weather, only God does. God has given man some power through Satanic technologies to play God as it were, but that does not make man God; only God is God. If it serves God’s purposes to let man bring some of these devastating climate changes, to use the current catchphrase, then that is God’s business. However these extreme weather events come about, the fact remains that they are occurring at a faster pace with increased intensity. I personally believe that 2010 will be the worst weather year since weather records have been kept but it will not be the worst ever, those will come later.

11And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11, King James Version) Famines are a result of droughts; most of the agriculture in the world depends upon natural precipitation, i.e. rain, and without rain the crops fail. Food will be more valuable than gold; that I believe is a certainty. In western countries where people do not know that the dictionary has a word called ‘hunger’, this catastrophe will hit especially hard. People in third world countries that are used to surviving on a subsistence diet will cope much better than those used to three square meals a day. Read the book of Lamentations which is a heart wrenching description of what happens when food does indeed become valuable than gold.

This blog entry is not posted for the purposes of fear mongering or sensationalism. However it is imperative in my view to be realistic, especially if we believe in the immutability of God’s Word as revealed in the Holy Bible. The sure sign that the end of the world as we have known it for the past few decades, maybe even centuries, is upon us will be when all the signs that Jesus told us to watch out for begin to happen in quick succession, and with increasing intensity. Severe storms, floods, tidal waves, bursting volcanoes, ever more powerful earthquakes and droughts are wreaking havoc in all corners of the globe but I believe the worst is yet to come. PM Brown and his governing class buddies quickly provide us with readymade explanations for such phenomenon, and then come up with manmade solutions that have never worked in the past nor will they work now. Put your faith in man and you will perish along with corruptible man! Put your trust in trust your Maker and your life will be saved; whether in this world or in the next! If God chooses He will preserve you through whatever may come in the days ahead, and if he chooses to take you away to that other world, then you will be really safe, and thankful. You will discover real soon that these ‘weather’ / ‘climate’ matters are way beyond our control but do require us to make choices that will determine our eternal destiny.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Swine at the Gates

It is now all but certain that the ‘Swine Flu’ will be declared to have become a full blown deadly pandemic later this winter. The following are some snippets from recent news items that confirm that preparations are being made to treat (no pun intended) Swine Flu as a deadly pandemic long before it has become a pandemic or is truly deadly. The powers that be seem to have a crystal ball that has confirmed for them that this disease will wreak much havoc, possibly worldwide or at least in Western nations like Canada, USA, UK and other Western European countries. I’ll let the news reports speak for themselves but as I have questioned several times in the past, I ask once again how can a vaccine protect us against a disease that does not yet exist? Swine flu in its present form is not the deadly killer that it is projected to be once it ‘mutates’. But until it mutates and assumes the final form that it must take to have a high kill rate how can any vaccine be created to protect against the mutated disease? Would scientists not need to know the actual form of the killer virus first before they can form a defence against it? Many health care professionals are asking similar questions about the formulation of this vaccine and if it will really protect us against anything and are also questioning the rush in bringing the vaccine to market (remember this word market) and plans for mass inoculations with what amounts to an untested vaccination. And let us not forget that the vaccine is being marketed, it is not being given for free or even at cost by the Big Pharma companies that are manufacturing it; they are making obscenely huge profits from it. Even if we are not required to pay for it directly, we all pay for it indirectly through higher taxation. Like the billions and trillions given to big banks by governments worldwide, billions more of our money will be given to Big Pharma in the name of a national or international health crisis. ‘Follow the Money’ and the picture that emerges is substantially different from the one shown us by the media’s sleight of hand. Educate yourself on this issue which may be the difference between life and death for you and your family; taking a shot of a cocktail of deadly drugs is never a wise idea and that is exactly what this vaccine seems to be as many professionals have concluded.


Canada / H1N1 may bring retired nurses back to work: Several provinces and territories plan to ask retired nurses to return to work if the swine flu pandemic becomes severe in Canada.............

Canada / Swine flu fears spur P.E.I. recruitment program: P.E.I. has launched a recruiting campaign to find retired licensed health-care professionals who are willing to work if the swine flu hits the province severely.............. He said November to January would be the key months in determining whether the extra staff would be needed............

UK / Swine flu pandemic set to strike: Published: 14th October 2009 17:30 / As the Swine flu pandemic approaches,health services in Barking and Dagenham prepare to ensure that the borough's capacity to treat the ill and care for the vulnerable is not compromised.

UK / Swine flu: Chief medical officer admits concern at spike in critical cases: • Number of new diagnoses rises 50% in a week • Postal strike may delay patients' access to vaccine............

USA / Hitting early, swine flu claims 11 more kids in US: WASHINGTON – As the swine flu outbreak strikes the U.S. early and hard, health officials note a worrisome number of child deaths and warn that supplies of vaccine will remain scarce for at least the next couple of weeks............

Nepal / Swine Flu Appears In Nepal: Influenza pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infection -- otherwise known as swine flu -- has now appeared among the masses, the Health Ministry said at a press conference Thursday [15 Oct 2009]...............


Nurses will sue New York over mandated vaccinations: By Joe Byrne Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 -- 7:17 pm / The elderly, the young, and the frequently exposed are being advised to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu virus this year, due to predictions of a possible influenza epidemic. A new law in New York requires nurses and doctors to receive the vaccination by the end of November. A band of four nurses in Albany, however, is taking a stand against mandated vaccination. “I have had more staff that have become ill after the flu vaccines this year than coworkers that have actually come down with the illness," Lorna Patterson, a nurse at Albany Medical Center's emergency room, told news network WTEN. "Receiving the vaccine doesn't mean you're not going to get the flu," Patterson adds. She claims that she has only received an influenza vaccination once in 28 years of nursing and for the most part prefers 'proper hygiene' over a vaccine. A coworker, Katheryn Dupuis, feels similarly wary about the H1N1 vaccine. "We're going to lose our jobs if we do not get this vaccine," Dupuis says. "There are hundreds of coworkers of ours that feel just as strongly against the vaccine." The nurses filing suit claim that the vaccine was “rushed”.

UK / Swine flu fears grow as NHS staff shun vaccine: The Department of Health has ordered NHS bosses across England to ensure that frontline staff get immunised against swine flu amid growing signs that many doctors and nurses intend to shun the vaccine..............

Hosea 4:6 / My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ignorance is not Bliss; Ignorance is Fatal!

Bob Dylan sings a great song titled ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ the lyrics of which state that man either serves God or he serves the devil, even if by default. As an aside biblically speaking the service of God is not servitude; it is an attitude of mind based on the understanding that our very existence is a result of God’s planning and power, we did not create ourselves nor are we capable of sustaining ourselves contrary to what the majority of people believe. If man could truly sustain himself, keep alive his own soul as the bible defines it, the first thing man would do would be to make himself healthy and fit and live forever, reverse the aging process as many have attempted to do, drink of the fountain of youth, so to speak. Little does ignorant and foolish man realize that all these things have already been promised and freely offered to him by the very same Creator who created him in the first place! The Creator alone gave us this life and The Creator alone can give us life beyond this present life, once this mortal body dies. Just as you did not create yourself nor give yourself this life neither will you be able to create life for yourself once you shed this mortal coil. Man ignorantly believes that he himself is in control of his own breath, he neither understands nor cares to understand that if he has a Creator, a Maker, for what purpose has the Creator and the Maker created him?

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (Psalm 100:3, King James Version)

All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. (Psalm 22:29, King James Version)

No matter how many life extension technologies man attempts to create, no matter how many ‘enlightened’ men may come and promise him the fountain of youth, none of these supposed immortals have been able to extend their own lives or attained eternal youth except for one man, and that man is God, his name is Jesus Christ! Having conquered death, Jesus is not only immortal, He is eternally youthful. God is not a wrinkled old man like George Burns, in bodily form He is a young man who never ages. That promise of life eternal, of freedom from death and aging is THE PROMISE of God to man among other wonderful promises that He has promised us throughout the bible. So what is it that holds people back from racing to God, to beg Him, to petition Him, to pay Him any price just to drink a sip of water from the river of Life, to have one bite from the fruit of the tree of Life that grows in His Paradise? The answer to that question is a tragic one since all people live for is this present life, they live only for this bodily life not having a clue how many or how few the number of days, God, their Maker has allotted to them on Earth. How many people are going to depart today even while they were thinking that they still had lots of time to fulfill their dreams and ambitions? Dreams of what: Fame, Fortune, Freedom? Ambitions of what: to reach # 1, to get to the top even at the expense of trampling everyone else beneath them? To gain what: A few days or a few short years of temporary Earthly comforts, maybe a mansion, a boat, an airplane? Temporal gains always come at the expense of eternal riches that have no relationship whatsoever to money.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23, King James Version) God has not only promised us eternal life He has also promised us all things that go along with life, both present and future. According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (2 Peter 1:3, King James Version) So what is that holds people back from greater riches than this entire universe can contain? If every planet in the universe were made out of gold and belonged to you, it would not begin to compare with the riches of having ‘EVERLASTING LIFE’ that you may actually have all the time you will ever need to enjoy all the riches to be found in God’s universe. The answer to the puzzling question of why people put so much faith in the temporal, in the here and now, rather than the eternal that will come as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow is to be found in the following scripture:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:4, King James Version)

The ‘WORLD’ in the bible refers to the system that governs life on this planet, and the system is controlled by a spirit entity we know as Satan. Therefore the system that governs life for the majority of people on the planet is Satanic, and that system is the system of ‘Commerce’. Commerce, buying and selling, has become the very purpose for living for the vast majority on planet Earth. They SELL their time at best, and their bodies and even their souls at worst to be able to BUY, to be able to enjoy the good life as they put it even as their very soul is being mutilated and destroyed. Little do they realize that this taste for the good life does not end when their body fails, no their soul with all its appetites, all its lusts that they have so carefully cultivated over the course of their lifetimes will follow them beyond the grave as the rich man discovered to his horror in the story told by Jesus to his disciples and recorded in book of Luke.

19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. (Luke 16:19-25, King James Version) All that the rich man lived for, when alive, was the good life, to acquire good things, a goal that he seems to have more than adequately accomplished. He was termed a great success in the world, probably had his picture published on the cover of Fortune magazine but tragically all the goods he acquired could not accompany him to the great beyond. His entire raison d’ĂȘtre when in the land of the living was to have as many material comforts as possible but little did he realize that his appetites would not cease when he died or rather when his body died, no they would continue as before except now there would be no way for the man to satisfy even the most basic of these appetites. The very things that he lived for his entire life are the things that he would never ever be able to attain over yonder and yet his desire and need for those things would never die! This is the true meaning of death; death does not mean non – existence but rather it is a state of torment; of hungers, and of thirsts that can never be fulfilled, FOREVER! Non – existence would be a much preferred alternative!


So how does the god of this world (system) blind the minds of them that believe not? Simply by making them believe that the purpose of their life is ‘Commerce’, that the purpose of living is just to make a living. The very road that ‘Normal’ people travel leading very ‘Normal’ lives is the same road that leads to perdition! The road to perdition therefore is a very deceptive one for people mistakenly believe that just because they are not out committing murders, raping and pillaging like Attila the Hun that they are OK, they will somehow slide into Heaven, that God will really not judge them, that He will definitely not condemn them! They are wrong on all counts! And they will go down for the count when the bell rings and their time is up! As a rule normal people live very uneventful, even boring lives. They allow themselves to be so thoroughly indoctrinated in the cult of the ‘Normal Life’ that they seldom, if ever, stop and consider the very source from which their life originates, which is God. It is not in man’s nature or in nature for that matter to create something without purpose and once having created it to leave it completely to its own devices. For example, man does not build a house except for the purpose of dwelling in it just as a bird not build a nest or a rabbit burrow a hole except to dwell in. Yet man readily believes that His Maker made him (man) and then completely forgot about him and left him entirely to his own devices. He does not consider that His Creator may have a specific purpose for each and every person that He builds just as man has a purpose for each and every building he constructs.

No, Mr. N considers no such thing; from the time he is born to the time he dies he thoroughly and willingly immerses himself in the erroneous doctrine that his life is limited to the time he has in this body and he conducts his life accordingly. He may mouth some philosophies about the great beyond and even have some religious affiliations but he has no belief in God as his Creator and Maker, as a being who might have at least the same degree of interest in his life choices as did Mr. N’s Earthly parents. Following in the footsteps of the generations that have preceded him Mr. N believes and conducts his life with the intent of making his present as comfortable as possible, and accumulating as much merchandise as possible. He not only consumes as much as he possibly can giving no thought to the ones whom life has not afforded the same opportunities, he actually comes to believe that consumption is the very purpose of his life. He himself accepts the moniker of ‘Consumer’ that is bestowed upon him by his political leaders and the media, and he wears it as a badge of honor.

Having bought this fatal bill of goods that the purpose of his life is Commerce, merchandising and trade, he earnestly begins to acquire tools that will help him in these endeavors. He goes to school to get an education that fits him to do a certain job that will pay him money that he will use to buy things. The more money he wants the harder he works at his education whether academic or in the arena of business. The more degrees and titles he adds to his name and the higher up he goes on the rungs of the business ladder the more ‘successful’ he perceives himself to be as do his peers. This perception is not altogether incorrect for according to this world’s standards a person’s worth is measured by the size of his bank account. But those who lay up all their treasures on Earth disregard Jesus’ admonition to not lay up treasures here on Earth but rather in Heaven, treasures that have eternal value; not treasures that may or may not last one’s Earthly lifetime. So the successful man of the world does indeed have his rewards even as Abraham pointed out to the rich man, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things... Since Mr. N’s raison d’ĂȘtre is to accumulate as much wealth as he can, and to live the good life as much as he can over the span of this life, then he ought not to complain when he crosses the gulf into the other side and discovers that his permanent and eternal existence begins only after the death of his body, and he has as much need of life over there as he did here.

When Mr. N does reach the end of his allotted and brief time, long though it might have been by human standards, he discovers the tormentingly painful truth that all he had believed about his own existence was a lie. He comes to the understanding that he needs life as much or more on the other side as he does on this. He also discovers that it is too late to do anything to change the situation he finds himself in; the despair that this knowledge must surely bring is impossible to imagine. What was it during his lifetime that prevented Mr. N from gaining this knowledge that would have given him greater treasure in the form of life eternal than he could have ever earned in a million lifetimes? Here is a list of reasons (excuses?) Mr. N might give for his ignorance in the knowledge of God, his Maker, his Creator and the giver of life to him:

  • WE ALL NEED TO MAKE A LIVING: Mr. N defined a ‘Living’ as a six figure salary to start, preferably a seven figure or higher income for himself, his spouse, two kids and the family dog. Mr. N did not agree with God’s definition of a living as defined in 1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. He did not agree with his Maker who taught us to labour not to be rich (Prov. 23:8) but rather to labour to enter into his rest (Heb. 4:11)

    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them (But they willingly refused to see). 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: Mr Normal found it more convenient to believe in the impossible theory of evolution for his origins and chose Darwin as his god (yes he did make this choice by choosing not to understand that God is his Creator); tragically for him his choice was wrong, and therefore fatal (for his soul)! Understanding our own existence is a fundamental DUTY for man not just a philosophical pursuit! (Romans 1:19-20, King James Version)

    8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. 9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. (Proverbs 8:8-10, King James Version) 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. (1 John 5:20, King James Version) Mr. N did not find it hard to understand football or hockey or tennis or his golf game scores or the performance of his portfolio or the evening news or the difference between communism and democracy or the philosophy of Socrates or the existentialism of Camus.........No, all Mr. N found hard to understand were words that are plain to understand, according to his Maker!
  • THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH TIME: Tuesdays and Sundays Johnny has hockey, Wednesdays is Julie’s ballet lesson, Thursdays the wife is out with the girls so Mr. N has to babysit, Fridays is pub night with the boys, Saturdays are usually reserved for socializing with friends or family; just dunno where the time goes! By his own admission Mr. N makes choices that leave him time for everything but God, for his Maker he is too busy! Mr. N does not understand nor does he want to understand that his Creator whose hands have stretched out the heavens, by whose command the galaxies and the stars stay their course, who designed, created and breathed life into Mr. N, may have just a bit more understanding of what’s best for Mr. N than Mr. N has for himself. No, Mr. N. would rather convince himself that if there is a God, he will understand Mr. N’s choices and excuse them! After all what can be more important than Hockey Night in Canada or NFL Sundays or little Johnny’s hockey tournament or little Julie’s ballet performance or pub night, after working so hard what’s wrong with a bit of fun, some entertainment, a little relaxation? So God waited patiently for Mr. N to turn to him so that he could show him what God desired of him even has Mr. N so diligently showed his children what he desired of them!

    I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; (Isaiah 65:2, King James Version)

Rather than continue on I will conclude here by saying that man does not stop to consider that God who created the Universe and gave him life may have a purpose for which he created all these things. He does not consider that as a parent knows what is best for his infant and young children, so does God know for what purpose he created mankind in general and each individual person in particular. However man is taught right from birth that the very purpose of his existence is to accumulate things that pertain to this life that he lives in the body. In pursuing these material gains, he comes to believe that life means ‘material things.’

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. (Luke 12:15, King James Version)

Man does not stop to consider that ‘material gain’ means ‘spiritual loss.’ In his blindness he chooses to spend all his time and energy on attempting to gain material things that at best can give him bodily comforts but have no relationship whatsoever to the welfare of his soul and spirit. Whether by choice or through wilful ignorance the majority of mankind ends up serving the devil. His pursuit of material gain breeds in him fleshly lusts that war against his very own soul; he becomes his own worst enemy and the cause of his own eternal damnation. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21, King James Version)

Spiritual wealth which cannot be purchased with money because it is a free gift from God is defined in the bible as follows: 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:22-26, King James Version) We did not choose to be born into this life, neither is it within our power to stop death and continue our present bodily existence forever. Unlike our entry into this world, we do have a choice to make before we enter that world: we need to choose life or death and if we neglect to do so the choice will be made for us; the choice is made by default for most people and that choice is a fatal one. Because most people choose to stay wilfully ignorant about eternal matters when in the land of the living, their ignorance proves to be fatal when they cross over into the land where there is no life. The questions of our mortality and what lies beyond have been more than adequately answered by God our Creator. He has had all the information we need written down for our benefit, and He also gives us of His own Spirit that when we study the written Word it may become energized within our souls, that we may be certain, have no doubt of that which we believe. Therefore we who believe will enter into Eternal Life when our bodily life comes to an end as it must for all mankind.

‘I don’t believe any of this’ you say! Besides who has time to think of such morbid things as death, life is too short, we need to enjoy it now! We’ll deal with what comes after when we get there, I’ve don’t hurt anyone, I live a decent life, that’s what I believe, just be good and enjoy life! I’m too busy to read the bible right now, Julie’s ballet lessons start in an hour, then I have to run Johnny to hockey, he’s playing Rep this year so there are 4 games a week and 2 practices, no time left for anything. I’m so worn out I need a vacation, Mexico is beautiful this time of year, I think I’ll go for two weeks this year instead of one! Yeah, this is what life is all about!

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. (Luke 16:25, King James Version)