Thursday, April 18, 2019

Easter Sunday

It is not about bunnies and chocolate eggs

It is about the salvation of OUR eternal souls

This image from Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' while more graphic than the sanitized Jesus on the Cross usually shown, still does not convey what was done to the only sinless man to ever walk.


While nearly completely ignored, what the Christ endured at the hands of vile, sinful men when he was scourged with 39 flesh-ripping lashes is all part of the crucifixion story. We are told in the book of Isaiah :


But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.


Traditionally, Easter Sunday will see the biggest spike in Church attendance than any other time of year. It will be celebrating the Resurrection, but before that Glory came the whipping post, the humiliation, the mocking, the spitting upon, struggling to carry His Cross, being nailed naked to the most cruel means of death imagined and finally death and descent into Hell so that sinful man could be forgiven.


Those who hear the message and choose to ignore or mock it will be condemning themselves to eternal damnation from the presence of GOD. 


The Greatest Expression of Love
the world has ever seen

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to pay the price for the sins of all of mankind. That sin is what separates us from Him and our entrance to heaven. No sin can enter heaven and if ours is not forgiven we have denied ourselves entrance to eternal life in heaven.

We are told in the Holy Bible "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among people  by which we must be saved [for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation]." 

We are told how we may be saved and taken into heaven rather than into hell.
"Believe in the Lord Jesus [as your personal Saviour and entrust yourself to Him] and you will be saved, if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Amplified Bible
What must you do to be saved from eternal damnation?

It is not complicated; if prayed sincerely, simply say:

JESUS save me, a sinner ......... 



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Sunday, April 07, 2019

Free Speech Under Assault In Canada

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A tribunal has found a man guilty and fined him $55,000. His 'crime' claiming that a biological male was in fact a biological male who chose to be identified as a female.

According to the article: “During the British Columbia elections in the spring of 2017, Christian activist Bill Whatcott passed out hundreds of flyers notifying people that one of the local candidates for Parliament, Morgane Oger — who claimed to be a woman and dressed as a woman — was actually a man named Ronan Oger. (In fact, up until five years ago, Oger lived relatively normally as a father with his wife and two children.)”
That was it. He simply reported the truth: Morgane was a biological male.
As a result the tribunal found: the Canadian tribunal, which issued a 104-page ruling, concluding that: 1) “Mr. Whatcott’s conduct was discrimination contrary to the Code” and that he must cease and desist from such action in the future; 2) he must “pay Ms. Oger $35,000 as compensation for injury to her dignity, feelings, and self‐respect; 3) he must “pay Ms. Oger $20,000 as costs for improper conduct”; and 4) he must pay Oger interest due. (The Code in question is the Human Rights Code, to my knowledge, related to but not identical to Bill C-16.)

Regardless what you think about Whatcott's religious views this finding should send a chill up the spine of anyone who embraces free speech as one of the most basic of rights we have in Canada. 

How the 'opinion' of one person can actually injure someone's dignity, feelings and self-respect is enough to blow your mind.  

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Gas Prices --- Ask Horgan to Explain

B.C. Residents Pay The Price

As of 4:00 pm April 4/19 Gas Buddy Prices

Calgary 113.9
Toronto 112.7
Ottawa 111.7
Vancouver 163.9
Nanaimo 153.9
Comox 149.9
Duncan 148.9

BC Carbon Tax over 9 cents per litre. Perhaps some inquiring reporter (it there are any will ask Premier Horgan to actually account for how every penny being collected to 'save the planet' is being spent and what proof there is it will accomplish anything??

Us old guys, know this is nothing but a tax grab clothed in a fable about saving the planet, and the 'new crop' is gullible enough to swallow it hook line and sinker.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Canada could slip into recession --- without the USA

If you think that our country is being well run by the young Mr. Trudeau and his gender-balanced government, then like many Canadians you are living in a fantasy land of your own making.

A recent poll showed that nearly 50% of those surveyed were $200/mo. away from being insolvent.

This is critical year for Canada and the government we will select this fall, so do yourself and this country a favour and start to take a real look at what has been happening over the past three years under the 'leadership' of Mr. Trudeau.


Click image to read a recent article in Bloomberg that warns about just how serious the economic outlook is for Canada.


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Taxes are the real issue ---- not housing costs

Governments at all levels will make much noise about the high cost of housing and how they are going to deal with it. The provincial government has introduced a typical socialist answer in the speculation tax grab. Arguably it will do nothing to impact the affordability of housing as all it will do is take some more money out of the marketplace and put it into the hands of government.

The carbon tax grab that the PM and others are so hot about is another example of just another tax that will do nothing to accomplish the excuse they are using to implement it.

As the following chart shows the real problem with affordable housing is not simply the market price of housing but the number of dollars governments are stealing from productive members of our society and taking away from our purchasing power on all levels.

The other reason housing is becoming unaffordable is because the Canadian economy is in such dire shape, it is not able to keep pace with rising costs on all fronts.

Don't expect to get anything but bafflegab from all the politicians running in the current provincial by-election as politicians of ALL stripes are only really interested in stealing and spending as much of YOUR money as you will let them get away with.



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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR ............. 2019

NEW YEAR'S WISH 2019

It seems like only yesterday that the world held it's breath to see if Y2K was going to see the end of computer controlled civilization as we knew it. 2000 came and went with barely a whimper.

The past 20 years have seemingly come and gone with hardly a blink of the eye. Well, that at least is my perspective, perhaps time does accelerate as one gets older. 2019 for me will bring my 70th year and some childhood events seem like only yesterday.

The anticipated tumult of 2000 amounted to nothing other than a windfall profit for those in the computer industry, rewriting code to keep things running smoothly. 

The world today, is an entirely different place than it was in 2000 with upheavel of all type occuring on a global scale. The world's economic system is near the bursting point and nations are challenged to deal with the impact of 'natural' events such as wildfires, earthquakes, floods and storms on all fronts.

Our nation is seeing the results of what we have been sowing these past decades with our economic system pretty much unraveled relying on a system of smoke and mirrors and the exchange of paper backed only by faith. Once wealth producing resources being curtailed on many fronts and our once strong manufacturing sector a mere shadow of it's former self. 

Our once proud and blessed country is now reaping what we have sown during my lifetime. When I was a child place and honor was still given to God with the LORD'S Prayer being a part of opening each school day. The Bible was used as a teaching resource as well, even in PUBLIC schools if you can imagine. While few in my family darkened the door of a church among all, their was the knowing that God was and deserved honor. With few exceptions no retail was open on Sunday (it was called the LORDS Day). 

When Christmas came around it was about celebrating and giving honor to the birth of God's only begotten Son in Jesus the Christ. It is now a secular/pagan celebration giving honor to people and our appetites.

Some may know I am a professing Christian, although I don't 'preach' and believe that anyone living in North America has surely had the same opportunity to know the LORD as has been given me. That said, I do not discount the grace God has extended me in the faith to believe.

Those of you who know the LORD have the blessed assurance of your eternity and the confidence to face the soon coming chaos that will engulf the earth. Those who don't have that assurance I would urge to seek the LORD while He can be found as the day is soon coming when the only safe harbour is going to be in dwelling in Him.

The Gospel of salvation is what you have likely heard preached which in short says that Jesus came to earth, died, was resurrected and ascended into heaven. The salvation of our souls comes in repenting of our sin (of not giving God place) asking for the forgiveness that is provided in the LORDS death, recognizing we need His Blood to cover our sin so that the Holy Spirit of God may inhabit our spirits which brings the undeniable KNOWING that Jesus is exactly who the Bible says He is. You will know that heaven is your assured eternity and you will know that Jesus is in fact the ONLY way, all other paths lead to eternal destruction.

The Gospel of the Kingdom is all of the above with the addition that Jesus is once again coming into the earth, this time not as the Lamb meek and mild, but as the Lion of Judah and the Warrior King He is. He will set foot on the temple mount and establish His Kingdom which He will rule with a rod of iron. Before that terrible day the Bible declares that nearly 2/3's of all mankind will have died through one calamity or another.

That Day has been spoken of for about 2000 years and is now finally at the door. Only those that are found in the LORD will come through those days.

Today may be YOUR day of salvation ........ you have no guarantee of tomorrow. Seek Him while He can be found, your eternal soul depends upon it.

May 2019 usher in a Year of the LORD'S Blessing on you and all those in your house.

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Monday, December 24, 2018

The Meaning of Christmas -- man's Salvation

The Real Meaning of Christmas
Not what you think it is .........

Christmas is not about 'us' and the retailers bottom line which sadly in our generation is what it has been reduced to. We have taken the greatest happening in all history and reduced it to a commercial, self-serving, self-indulgent event.

Over two thousand years ago God Himself took on the form of a man, just like any of us. Born of a virgin in a lowly stable, God Himself came into this earthly realm and as the angels declared He set in place peace on the earth. That peace spoken of by the angels was not man to man or nation to nation but between God and man. That is the peace God's only begotten Son had come to declare and accomplish.

He accomplished this not by His life but by His death. His sacrificial death paid the price that righteousness demands for our sin against God. Our sin separates us from knowing the only true God, unless we accept the sacrifice provided for us by the death of God's only begotten Son we can not know God or enter His kingdom. Sin cannot enter heaven, and only the cleansing blood of Christ can wash away our sin, paying the price for our entrance into heaven itself.

Canada, as a nation has experienced the blessing that came with honoring God's only Son and sadly now, is experiencing the consequence of no longer giving Him place in our nation. We have followed the course of man like so many others that have gone before. 

The Gospel of Salvation

The Gospel of Salvation is the one that anyone living in North America has surely heard many times over. That Gospel declares that Jesus the Christ paid the price of our sin against God and that belief in Him gives us entrance into His kingdom. That is the only way, as He declared that no man comes to God except through Him. How we come through Him?? We repent of our sin and ask His forgiveness. As simple as that. He is the Way the Truth and the Life.

The Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven

For the past few thousand years the Gospel of Salvation is what has been preached which points the way for man to come back into right relationship with God through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son.

Now is the time that the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven is going forth which declares that Jesus the Christ is once again coming into the earth to forever establish His kingdom on the earth.

Unlike His lowly, meek and humble entrance on that first Christmas day, this time He will be coming in a blaze of glory that will shake the heavens as scripture proclaims:
"the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day." 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

That day is rapidly approaching as we get ever closer to our total destruction at our own hands. If the LORD were not to return, there would be no life left on this earth as we are told two thirds of all people will perish in the days that are coming.


Today may be the day of YOUR salvation, you will never know how many days you will draw breath. Today, while it is called today, call upon the only Name by which any of us can be saved, ask His forgiveness of your sin and receive eternal life that only comes through Him.

That is the real meaning of Christmas, it is not about melting credit cards, emptying bank accounts or stuffing ourselves on a holiday that has become anything but a holy-day.




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