Glad to be Resuming My WordPress Site

121314_ Diff bio picI began posting here some months ago but afterward stopped and moved to other projects for a while. It is now December 2016 and I feel I have now determined the most suitable purpose for this website. I (James Lowrance) will use this venue to write mostly about Christian and Biblical subjects . My blog posts will occasionally feature written excerpts from the book-transcripts that audiobooks were produced from but mostly, articles will be original with no quotes from my other resources.

I cover many subjects on Bible teaching/theology and some on health (specific disorders and diseases). Many of those covered, are illnesses I experience myself. Many patients like to hear from others who have “been there“. In other words, folks who have experienced or are experiencing their same health problems. They relate via patient-to-patient quite well, rather than from doctor instruction alone (which is also very important).

I will also have some blogs on a few business subjects. These will be focused on the various aspects of publishing but also on the subject of “invention marketing and licensing“. I plan to make posts on these subjects as interesting as possible but they may appear as only one or two blog posts per day, so that I build this website in a quality fashion.

I have been writing online since year 2003 and I began publishing audiobooks in year 2008, so I have a fairly large size backlog of eBooks ( about 100 titles) that I also published as paperback books and eventually as audiobooks as well. Please keep checking back to the site because new blog posts will probably be waiting on you to hear and read!
HERE’S AN EXAMPLE of an audio message I will post on different subjects in articles:
http://jmlchristianpublishing.sermon.net/main/main/20992187

Thanks readers!

James M. Lowrance

What Bible Genesis Gap Disapprovers are not Hearing

I’ll pose some highly interesting and often-avoided questions in this article below. First, I want to again make it very clear (having written on many aspects of this teaching before), that fully informed Genesis Gap believers do not base the teaching on a sparse number of very questionable ideas/theories; it goes much deeper. We of this camp do believe in literally six 24-hour days that Adam’s domain was created in (“dominion” – Genesis 1:28 “subdue it”). We do not believe in any type of evolutionary theories as has been falsely claimed (the name for the type most attempted to place the Genesis Gap into, is “Theistic Evolution”). We believe Adam’s/mankind’s domain really does go back only about 6,000 to 10,000 years but not Heaven – The place of God’s Throne, the earth itself or the extremely vast universe.

QUESTIONS:

(1.) If Satan appeared to Adam & Eve, lying/blaspheming against God, saying “You shall not surely die” and saying “God is afraid you’ll become like Gods” (Genesis 3:4-5), BEFORE they acted on it, who was in sin first?

(2.) We know it was man and not a fallen angel who brought death to Adam’s world – Satan now referred to as “god of this present world”; excluding Christians – (II Corinthians 4:4), if the fall of Satan and his fellow rebellious angel-followers was due to him tempting Adam & Eve, why are they loose on earth now (I Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6)?

(3.) Since hell was originally created for Satan and his fallen angels (Matthew 25:41) and yet description of hell’s creation is not found anywhere in the Genesis creation narrative, when could it have been created, generally? [if one says, “it was made for man”, this would indicate that God placed low confidence in his own created image & likeness …mankind.]

(4.) In II Peter 2:4 it says that “angels who sinned”, were “cast to hell” (described as being in “the heart/belly of the earth” – a place one descends to). When could this event have occurred and Adam not be aware of it on his own created domain, plus God coming off his rest (Sabbath) to create hell and cast the rebelling angels there (also not found in the Holy Bible)?

(5.) Last question – There are fallen angels that will be loosed by an angel with the key to “the bottomless pit, during the Great Tribulation period (described in Revelation 9:1-2); where did they come from?

I’ve asked these questions to demonstrate that the Genesis Gap teaching (or theory if you like), is not as simple as saying “these people believe there is a huge space of time between Genesis 1:1-2”. I realize people can quote Exodus 20:11, which says: “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” but, the words “made” and “created” can mean – MADE from already existing substances or CREATED from nothing. Plus, the passage would appear to be about Adam’s domain; the heavens (not capitalized), referring to the heavens we have traveled in, not to “the third Heaven” where the Apostle Paul visited, when God took him there.

Does it even pass the common-sense test to say God only began creating physical things 6,000 to 10,000 years ago in eternity past? Can Exodus 20:11 include Heaven itself (God’s Holy Abode)? Does it not say that God’s Holy Angels watched and shouted for joy as God laid the very foundations of the earth (Job 38:6-7). The questions in this last paragraph, you could say are simply ‘honorable mentions’. As far as physical evidence, how do you explain to a Sunday School kid as to why stars can be millions, billions or trillions of light-years away? Or, how do you explain to them regarding things such as ice-core samples that Dr. Scott R. Forest was directly involved in (look him up on YouTube he teaches the Genesis Gap as well); core samples revealing 750,000 years of pre-history? Think and answer in your own mind most importantly, or at least think about these things we echo from God’s Word as very strong believers in the Genesis Gap.

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My Debate with an Atheist Evolutionist

In this article, I’m showing replies I made to an atheist – a man I have known for many years, who posted an article saying that the Theory of Evolution was so-proven, that no reasonable person can argue against it. He also did not believe me when I said there were two theories regarding the creation of the universe (or appearance of it as they would state it). He challenged me to post scientific articles on these and I did. One of the theories states that the universe was compacted into a dot-sized space and exploded into the ever-expanding universe. The other theory is the one about gases and dust appearing on a horizon that came from nothing and these swirled around at incredible speeds, shooting off stars, planets and galaxies. The atheist I was corresponding with was displaying great intelligence but in most part by word-smithing his claims with words used by actual accredited scientists and that he had pulled off the internet.

{Please note that he posted large blocks of information between my posts, which are made into one article below – I did not have permission to post his.}. Questions he asked were strange in nature such as “Why do men have nipples?”, which I’m not sure which side of the debate the question was meant to prop up. I do call science an “almighty” thing and scientists as this man’s prophets via sarcasm. I do however see strong merit and significance in what scientists do in large part, so I AM NOT a science-hater! I enjoy science even when it covers things I disagree with, when done tastefully rather than offensively. So, without further explanation, the responses I made, compiled together will now follow. – – –

Evolution is not one theory, it is MANY theories. The big bang theory for example, has many views by the almighty scientists. Some say everything in the universe was at one-time all contained within an imploded space (for lack of better term), the size of a pinhead and it suddenly exploded, creating the universe. Others say gases and dust appeared on the horizon (what horizon? And, what dust and gases?), This theory says these suddenly-appearing elements began to spin at extreme speed and branched off into planets, solar systems, galaxies, etc…. Have your science heroes whom “no one can seriously dispute”, come up with a theory of how life began (Don’t point out scientists creating life in labs- it must be from NOTHING)? BTW: What is NOTHING? And, how can the universe be eternal and have no end to it when it’s ridiculous according to the science gods, to say this about God – a Supreme Being?

Thanks for making it “really, really easy” (his words) because with all the intelligent words you pulled off the internet, we creationist people need simplicity. I’m not even going to discuss in detail about men having nipples as you pointed out but how about “They’d look funny without them”? I told you already that I’m through with arguing about evolutionary theories. I will post links to info you can read and maybe pull more super-intelligent sounding words from. I will add this; I believe you know how to parrot information you read online but your understanding of their theoretical information is far more limited than you attempt to sound like it is. I mean, I just found out in your earlier post that you are a self-acclaimed scientist who helped prove these theories into inarguably true facts. Where was I when you traveled to these Universities and Science Groups?

Anyway, here are some of those theories, that like Darwin’s, have been disagreed upon for extended periods of time (no they have not been dismissed – look in the “References” section some of the articles have). No, I’m not running (you are) but I just hate wasting time on the unanswerable – it’s tiring and useless. My accepted answer is “In the beginning…God.” Here are 6 of those variants of evolutionary theories you asked for (links were given for each but he spun them into the word-smithing universe). There are many more scientific disagreements than I have given you (my words to the Atheist) – some relating to the “fossil record” but look them up yourself which should be easy for a scientific expert.

You want evolution to be indisputable so badly that you go to great lengths to remain a believer in it (I know “belief” has nothing to do with it according to evolutionary philosophy-a misnomer). You said, “so we don’t know what the condition on the earth was like, so what?” It’s not the conditions on the earth only, unless one of the many, many theories says all things began from the earth. The question was “Where did the earth itself come from, and where did the universe come from?” So, you’ve never seen these two theories described above, after 10 years of study? I’m not going to give you even more opportunity to blaspheme God the Creator of the earth and universe.

You said in many parts of your post that “we” proved this and “we” proved that. You equate yourself with accredited scientists, like you helped them prove their theories and facts? It’s getting scary and yes Science is your god and yes scientists are your prophets. You are falling for some of the biggest lies that have ever been perpetrated. At the same time, there is of course a great amount of truth in science. Cutting God out PUPOSEFULLY is where they went terribly wrong. AND No, – no live stream debate will help even a dot’s worth. it’s useless, goes full circle and always becomes a stalemate. In short you cannot prove to me that God is not the Creator of all things and I cannot prove to you my stance, that He is. Discussion over.
© 2017 James M. Lowrance – All portions written above this line of written text.

After reading this article, the man I debated on the  – Evolution versus Creationism subject asked if I would place this link to his portion of the debate posts.

The Highly Unusual Riedel Thyroiditis

In most cases of detected thyroid disease, a patient is found simply to have either an underactive thyroid gland – “hypothyroidism” or an over active thyroid gland – “hyperthyroidism”. Doctors detect these two opposite spectrums of thyroid disease by blood testing and blood test are usually prompted by a patient’s symptoms as examined by a doctor. With hypothyroidism, the “hypo means low” in the diagnosis-wording. To put it simply, hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland and since thyroid hormone permeates the entire body from head to toe because it sets the metabolism (energy) of the body, a person will feel slowed down because of this condition – tired, needing more sleep, depression, dryness of skin and hair and constipation, plus the biggie – being weight gain. The culprit is usually “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis”.

With hyperthyroidism, the “hyper” in the diagnosis-wording means exactly what it sounds like as well – a sped-up metabolism. Symptoms of hyper activity in the thyroid gland (BTW: It sits just below the Adam’s Apple and has a butterfly shape), are opposite of a hypo/under active gland. These include feeling sped-up, anxiety and nervousness, sweaty and oily skin, weight loss and chronic diarrhea with loss of nutritional absorption. Both conditions can cause goiters; meaning a swollen thyroid that causes mild, moderate or severe swelling in the neck, caused by enlargement of the gland. This aspect of symptomology is more prominent in people diagnosed with hyperthyroidism thyroiditis, also called “Grave’s Disease”.

While these are simple descriptions of these two conditions, they can be accompanied by strange manifestations such as a condition called “Riedel thyroiditis”. In many cases a person with this somewhat rare condition is euthyroid, but hypothyroidism is noted in approximately 30% of cases. The term “Euthyroid’ is used when a patient has normal levels of thyroid hormone; so, they are neither hypo or hyper thyroid. Riedel thyroiditis causes an underactive gland in approximately 1/3 of cases and hyperthyroidism in much rarer cases. The strange aspect however, is that normal thyroid tissue (parenchyma) is replaced by this inflammatory condition over time, into a fibrotic tissue that can grow and extent outside of the thyroid area, into areas of the throat. Some cases require surgery, especially those that make swallowing difficult or that begin to obstruct breathing. Otherwise the condition can be improved by cortisone steroid anti-inflammatory drugs being administered by a qualified thyroid doctor or endocrinologist.

Other complications include hoarseness of the voice due to vocal cord involvement and difficulty projecting with the voice (vocal weakness). Sometimes the parathyroid glands located behind the two lobes of the thyroid gland (there are 4 – two on each side), become unable to function properly, which is called “hypoparathyroidism”. The parathyroid glands are responsible for calcium metabolism in the body and when they are hindered by Riedel thyroiditis, hypoparathyroidism occurs, which can cause an array of symptoms itself.

So, we see that strange manifestations can occur with Riedel thyroiditis and it is very important to seek medical care if the condition is suspected by patients who have already been diagnosed with another thyroid disease – hypo or hyper thyroid function and even by euthyroid people who have not already been diagnosed with thyroid disease. Imaging tests ordered by a qualified doctor, can definitively diagnose this disease.

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Atheistic Satirical Animated Film about God being a Murderer

NOTE for the start of this article: Why do atheists often bring up the taking of life by God or by those he sent, as Biblically recorded, when they never bring up the fact that vast numbers of babies die by the hands of people in the USA. From 1967-2017 (in 50 years): 60,440,000 babies were aborted in the United States. Since WWII, 1.8 billion babies have been aborted worldwide. Their disinterest in my opinion is because it doesn’t suit their agenda; it is a conflict of interest and they don’t care. Now to the article – – –

THE SUBJECT:

I had an online animated film pointed out to me by my wife; the producer of it having shared it numerous times on a social media website, along with other atheists doing the same. What was surprising to me, was not the film per se but rather that the share we saw it from, was by someone who had previously said only a couple of months ago, that it was not his purpose to make fun of Christian’s/Bible Believer’s faith. It was instead, as they put it “to help Christians understand where they (atheists) were coming from but in a polite non-attacking way”. Well, they apparently were put in their place a time too many (frustration) because by their sharing of the film, they became partakers of credit for it: “Anyone who encourages such people becomes a partner in their evil work.” (2 John 1:11 NLT).

The attempted point of the lengthy (for one subject) animated film, is that God – by sending His chosen people the Israelites (e.g. Hebrews, Jews; His choice of choosing the Jewish people, going back to Abraham of the early Old Testament), to kill off villages of people, makes God a murderer. These Hebrew people, as they were referred-to in the Old Testament, until Jacob was re-named “Israel” by God Himself, were settling on the land God promised them but that was delayed by their 400 years of enslavement by the Egyptian people. As they claimed the land, they found squatters on it and when traveling to it as well. In some cases, they could spare women and children and make them a part of their developing nation. In other cases, God commanded them to kill every living person in these cities villages or encampments. Read further below for more on this latter-mentioned aspect.

What the atheists will often claim, is that this made God a breaker of his own commandment “You shall not murder/kill. “and to make others do so as well, however, this sense of the Hebrew word in the original language means “to kill without a righteous cause”. If for example, there were people invading our land of the USA, to kill us and we knew their purpose was highly unrighteous (e.g. to take over our land) we would attempt to kill them first. This type of thing has gone on between nations at an escalating pace for millennia. Is there a right side and a wrong side to each war in most cases? Yes. What righteous causes would God have for destroying a colony, village or encampment? Idol worship was a major one because a nation can become so enthralled with idols that God the Creator of all things will literally be forgotten. God did not want this happening to His chosen people through which he would eventually birth His only “begotten” Son – born by conception in Mary, the mother of his physical body, by the Holy Spirit.

Without Jesus (Yeshua), the world that became fallen due to Adam and Eve submitting their selves as servants to obey Satan (Romans 6:16, Genesis 3:17), we wouldn’t have a Messiah (sent one, redeemer) to take that curse off willing mankind. This brings me to another reason people were slain as the Israelites traversed to the Holy Land were Jesus would eventually be born. There was a time as recorded in Genesis Chapter 6, in which fallen angels (“Nephilim” – fallen ones) lured/tempted people to worship them “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14). Following are 3 different translations from Genesis 6:1-4 showing that this angel worship turned into them interbreeding with human women.

“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” (KJV)

“Now a population explosion took place upon the earth. It was at this time that beings from the spirit world looked upon the beautiful earth women and took any they desired to be their wives. Then Jehovah said, “My Spirit must not forever be disgraced in man, wholly evil as he is. I will give him 120 years to mend his ways.” {a warning – the flood was coming but “Noah was perfect in all his generations”} In those days, and even afterwards, when the evil beings from the spirit world were sexually involved with human women, their children became giants, of whom so many legends are told.” (TLB)

“When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” (NIV). Thor? Superman? Neptune? etc.… – Some embellishment and some reality? Goliath was 9′ 9″ and wielded a spear with a 15lb head on it. And, why are excavations finding such large numbers of ancient, giant human skeletons?

When Joshua and Caleb, 2 of the 12 Hebrew/Israelite spies who were sent to spy-out the land of Canaan Numbers 13:1-33, reported back to Moses along with the other 10 spies, they said that it was a land of “giants” but that it also “flowed with milk and honey” (meaning a land of plenty and good things). A sample of the land’s produce hung between two men on a pole; a single cluster of grapes. They ended their report saying, “We are well able to take the land.” Why? Because they were among the spies that had faith in God’s directive to do just that. The 10 others were fearful to attempt taking back God’s land of promise to them and said that the giants were so large, that they were all but “grasshoppers in their sight”. Therefore, they wandered in the desert for 40 years with many calamities befalling them. Joshua and Caleb however, were the only 2 of the original 12 spies who were allowed to enter the land of Canaan after Israel’s often miserable years of wandering in the dessert. The other 10 spies died after bringing fear to their people that God could not empower them to destroy a land full of the Nephilim.

These are among the reasons God destroyed certain peoples, as related to us by the atheists most hated book, The Holy Bible.

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Culturally Evolved and Legally Accepted Indescent Exposure

There’s a picture online of a female sexual abuse victim walking around in short, shorts, protesting her horrific experience. A somewhat feminist-minded woman would possibly chime-in saying WELL, then you must be the type of male chauvinist who believes women are to blame for being sexually assaulted. NO, not to blame but victims of our sexual culture that contributes to the actions of sexual predators! Yes this is argued and has been for many years but it would certainly seem logical to an intelligent thinking person in my opinion. Another part of my response to the male chauvinist accusation (this might also anger some people) would be that women will consent to relations with men during a moment of passion and immediately feel gilt and regret it afterward (NOT TRUE in all cases). This may be headed-off with the claim that it was non-consensual.

Women for the most-part cannot stand for it to even be known that they-too have a sex drive – in some cases exceeding that of the average man. Regardless of this fact it is my belief that the majority of rape claims filed, do genuinely occur and perpetrators should be recognized as lifetime sexual predators for victimizing a woman or women-plural, or in some cases, boys. The latter listed victimizing has been perpetrated by female school teachers, who in some cases send indecent pics of their selves to their VICTIMS! For women who are victims but do not dress in indecently-exposed manners, how do the women who do practice this type of deviance help such victims? Perpetrators can be sexually-charged (still not an excuse) by women who display their selves as a walking soft pornography display.

I am a Christian man with enough struggles of my own to be pure of eyes and heart (“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” – Matthew 5:28). What I don’t need is such a large percent of young and older women, walking in every direction I look, such as at a discount department store, indecently dressed. With God as my witness, I look away in the vast majority of cases but I am also human and fail to do so at times. They wear the tightest possible tops, many worn to accentuate the upper body, including special-made braziers and shorts that are nearly as revealing as a bikini or that are as accentuating as one. In some cases attire is worn to show a woman’s midriff and more (top of hips, bellybutton and lower ribcage).

Most men of course don’t complain but we who truly love our wives and the Lord Jesus Christ, perceive this as a type of sexual harassment (it certainly qualifies as that in the workplace). A feminist might laugh at such a statement; in fact some women in general might  laugh, simply because it’s very seldom stated. It is a type of sexual deviance by females however, although it is taboo to point out this TRUTH. They experience a type of satisfaction by the public sexual exhibitionism they engage in. Isn’t it deviant for women wanting to attract men and seeking to have them sexually aroused which is tantamount to soft porn? OF COURSE many people in general will also laugh at these statements but this is further proof that desensitization has slowly crept into our culture regarding women taunting men with near-nudity – what used to be called “being a tease”.

Then again there are true victims who are indeed not consenting or indecently dressed but are being forced/violated by sexual abusers. The allowable dress code for young and older women however does contribute to these incidences and I don’t care if the highest supreme court justice on earth says otherwise; some men who are sexually-charged by this indecent exposure by women, are acting out. Even in the early 1950s women could not legally wear these styles and would be placed in jail for doing so)! With this said, which sex has fought endlessly for literally centuries to wear clothing with more and more bodily exposure? It was women, beginning with the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the 1800’s (19th century). This and ongoing feminist movements were about voting rights and claims such as men not doing their share of housework while he held full time or overtime work at an occupation along with homestead land upkeep (the latter complaint displays an obvious imbalance).

In these early days we can laugh at the swimsuits shown in old pictures which women demanded to wear in the 1800s and early 1900’s but as things evolved in a deviant direction, we have today the 21st century “wedge-bottom bikini” (yes, it is what it sounds like). Why do women place priority on wearing the sexiest possible clothing, makeup, shoes, painted toenails and fingernails, etc…? It is because it empowers them and gives them opportunity to feel strength in making men feel uncomfortable for various reasons. Men resent women for constantly teasing them with provocative clothing. What can put a large dent in this agenda by women, is the fact that truly beautiful women outwardly are rare. But when you see the purposefully-hired female news anchors for example, being mostly eye-catchingly beautiful and news clips of beaches were mostly bodies made for swimsuits go, this respectfully misrepresents how attractive the average woman is.

Some women young and old are beautiful, some have medium attractiveness and others are homely but have many qualities otherwise. These facts dispel the myth a bit further, that women are all supposed to be of the beautiful body type. As a side-note, the ancient sculptor’s, commemorated the male form as much, if not possibly more than they did the female form. One myth developed and perpetrated by females is the “fairer sex” cliché taken too far. I personally believe it to be true, considering that the fairness ranges, just as good looks do with men. Fine specimens of men also wear revealing clothing and as a 100% heterosexual man, I don’t agree with this either (e.g. Speedos and shirtless).

They do indeed turn the heads of women but men seemingly do less indecent exposure of dress than do women. Is sexual exhibitionism not a crime when looked at honestly? Yes, but the population has become so desensitized to the improper/inappropriateness of it, largely because men are stimulated more easily by sexual exposure of women but not too far ahead in how women are also attracted to highly attractive men. The world has sexual deviance hang ups and as the saying goes “enough said” but in this case “way more than enough said” (with complete honesty on this writer’s part).  JML

Christians Oppressed by the Demonic of Ephesians Chapter Six

I made a video posted today but one small add-in story I planned but forgot to put into it, is the fact that a church Pastor actually felt an extreme oppression I was going through (hear video for details), without my ever telling him I was going through it (discernment of spirits – I Corinthians 12:10). Oppression is not possession. It’s being “pressed down from the outside”. The video can help bring better understanding and the Apostle Paul himself experienced this (Paul said: “…Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.”- 2 Corinthians 12:7 NIV).
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I was getting ready to speak at this particular Pastor’s church and harsh oppression hit me, so much so that I felt absolutely sick but I kept a happy composure. I noticed the Pastor (a man not related to me) when handing me the microphone, had a terrible look on his face. I talked to him a couple days later and asked that he be totally honest about what made him look like he was about to walk-the-plank, so to speak and I actually knew what his answer would be.
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He told me he felt an extremely strong oppressive spirit but was reluctant to say he thought it might be coming from me. I told him “yes it was” and told him, I would not have taken that service to teach if I knew that was going to happen (inwardly I knew I should not be at the pulpit). It was only a couple other times previous to this that I spoke for a service at his church during my struggle to become delivered from severe oppression and to re-dedicated my life to God.
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The Lord did deliver me, gloriously PRAISE GOD! – But this was yet another very strong confirmation that my battle was one of demonic oppression. Very few Christian people will testify of their horrific struggles with those we “wrestle against” (Ephesian 6), in fact many Christians stay away from this type discussion as much as possible. I’m of the few who will let my negative battles with the enemy, possibly help others for the sake of Our Lord Jesus Christ! Call me fanatical if you like but I know the time is short and the enemy’s battle against Christians is increasing.
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Being oblivious to the “wiles of the devil,” (Ephesians 6:11) is as dangerous as it gets. Not everyone becomes extremely oppressed by the enemy but God delivers on all levels and we cannot “tempt God” as I did when I developed an area of satanic stronghold to a certain area of sin (Mathew 4:7). My repentance eventually became a weak pretense (I was backslidden while attempting works for God) and He taught me a very strong lesson (2 Corinthians 4:9 – “Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed ;”).

Fellow Christians Attacking when You Defend Bible Faith History

end times summationFellow Christians I have a story to tell:  A man of God (not related to me) placed disagreeing posts on the heels of posts I made of recent on a social media site, regarding the protection of Protestantism. This being the reformation movement led by French – John Calvin and German – Martin Luther beginning in the early 1500s. For reasons I suspect but am not absolutely sure of, the man on the media site, berated France, comparing its warring to the peaceful Protestant revivals in Britain/England. He apparently felt its in-country civil war in the late 1700s was barbaric and yet America was having a revolutionary war of its own to break free of Britain at the same time period in the late 1700s. I diplomatically replied to what he apparently misunderstood and he unfriended me. I WAS NOT going to unfriend him and I love him in Christ as a brother. I will post only my answers to him below. This IS NOT to berate the man. No name is used –  it is for example purposes; not only to show how misunderstanding occurs but also how arguments between fellow Christians arise over trivial things (this time “dates” – World History events that happened 100s of years apart). I posted these replies, shown following as an imperfect man, the best I possibly could. {NOTE: From 19,000 to 40,000 died in the civil war within France (late 1700s). Approximately 11,000,000 died during the Protestant Reformation, led by a French and a German leader beginning in the early 1500s – events that were 275 years apart.}
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My 1st Reply: “If I may, the Reign of Terror in France was a revolutionary war from the late 1700s, much like America had with Britain in 1775 – 1783. It was within the country itself regarding France. The founders of New England America, wanted to establish their own separate land-mass country rather than Britain taking it over, to make it British territory. The Protestant wars involving France and several other countries including Protestant Germany, occurred much earlier in year- 1517 and ended tentatively in Approx. 1648 (after a war called “The 30 years’ War”). If Roman rule, had been allowed to continue over most of Europe, which included the religious and political Papacy, there very likely would not have been “revivals happening with Charles and John Wesley and George Whitefield in England”.
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My 2nd Reply: I wanted to see what your reaction would be (I actually knew what it would be). You have just repeated much of what I already said, I just didn’t use the details you went and searched-out before posting yours. Why did I want to see your reaction? Because you often post on the heels of other minister’s teachings, simply for the sake of disagreeing (too many times to be coincidence). My major with Liberty University was Archeology of the New Testament – no point in saying that but like you pointing out your minor in History, I mention it anyway (?). I’ve had suspicions of who would post a disagreement and my Minister Brother-in-Law was right in regard to your wanting to argue – for the sake of argument. Great Britain was governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to 410 AD and was actually called Roman-Britain (Roman Ruler-ship 367 years). Possibly you are Catholic and if so, I’m sorry if I insulted your sensibilities in that area but I will teach what I believe God has called me to teach.
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My 3rd Reply: Regardless of cause, the Revolutionary War was the new-founded America’s “revolt” against many things of England but foremost because they – England would not take “no” as an answer from the “New England” states and they wanted America to be their territory. Go into more of the ins and outs if you like but I am through with this thread. It attempts to highjack the purpose of my posts on how Protestantism was preserved literally worldwide. Your first post about “While France was having a Revolutionary war, England was having Revival” (my paraphrase), is a somewhat fragmented statement. The first point about the French which really doesn’t go with your other thought and followed by points about your Gospel heroes (mine too) was definitely a timing I could see coming from my posts about the French Huguenots and German Lutherans. I was raised Baptist but enjoyed membership in Pentecostal churches as well due to my job as a younger man, taking my family to areas where only one or the other was available. There is far less difference between them than most people realize. But….some people love to argue.
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On the very same day that I made the preceding replies to the man, I had a neat, blessed thing happen that same night. To repeat what I wrote above; I posted some replies I made to a man who posted to me about “when the French were having civil wars, England was experiencing Gospel revival” (my paraphrase). A lady we’ve known here in our town for only a few months was walking and came toward my wife and me as we sat on our front porch. She stopped and we somehow began talking about church denominationalism (I did not begin this subject). She was raised Baptist as I was but she is now attending a full-Gospel church (Pentecostal church if you will). She still loves her Baptist roots as I do.
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At one point she said “if it weren’t for the Frenchman John Calvin and the German man Martin Luther, we would not have freedom to worship as Protestants but America would be under Roman rule today.” She also said that people confuse the French revolution with the Protestant movement that involved the French and she ended with telling me about her history studies background and about the large library of history materials she owns (DVD sets, etc…). I told her that she just stated to me what I stated to a man online, almost verbatim and I was totally amazed. She then said “God has just sent you a confirmation.”
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There are those who will think this is an exaggeration/sensationalism but it is not. The Lord is my witness to this and my wife Jan was present and she confirmed online that I did not embellish anything. Lastly, I wrote a 5,940 word book, several weeks before any of this incident occurred, so the man who told me I am writing/speaking on things I don’t know about may also find the book. It took me many months of study to even write the booklet at the 5,940 word length for The National Huguenot Society. (NOTE: Since first writing this article, I expanded the short book to nearly 14,000 words. HEAR MY SERMON AUDIO, regarding more on this subject, here: http://jmlchristianpublishing.sermon.net/main/main/21010149