The Matches Are Lit, The World Is Burning (by oldpoet56)

This is a great article by Old Poet and worth sharing on my page. Click the link below if you want to like Old Poet’s Page.

via The Matches Are Lit, The World Is Burning

Posted on 


The Matches Are Lit, The World Is Burning


What is it that we westerners do not get about what the rest of the world is experiencing around us? Do we really think that our children will live in a world that is safer than the world we grew up in? If you would, please lend me your ear for a few moments. Hopefully, the things you read will help to broaden your understanding as to why I chose the title that I have for this conversation with you.


Do you remember the so-called “Arab Spring” of a few years ago? O what a beautiful thing this could have been for this region of the world plus the vibrations it could have caused around the world, this shaking off of dictators. But the people of the region have learned it seems that a military strongman is the only way to keep other religion-based dictators from taking their place. Back during the first Gulf War than American President George H.W. Bush knew the importance of keeping the dictator in Iraq in power. It seems that his son George W when he took the power of the Office had not learned at his dad’s feet, or, was it ego that made him make up a story so he could attack Iraq and remove Saddam? There are many American people who I have come across who believe that “we the people” are paying fat pensions to at least three international war criminals (President, V.P., Secretary of Defense). Criminal or not because of their actions the whole world is crawling with the Asps they helped unleash on all of humanity.


In this real world that hopefully, the politicians will soon join us in, it does not matter if you are a republican, democrat, independent (like me), or none of the above. Hopefully soon partisan party politics can be shelved and they and the national media outlets can become more concerned about current imminent physical threats to our people. This threat is to all of our non-strict Muslim cultures, to their property, their religions, and their very lives. There are tens of millions if not hundreds of millions of fellow brothers and sisters who because of being misguided who simply want you to get off of the face of the earth, “their earth”. A life where only loyal followers of Allah will be allowed to live a non-slave life if you are allowed to live at all, doesn’t that sound exciting? America our location on the globe no longer gives us an immunity from other continents griefs. When it comes to ideologies land or water give us very little protection any longer.


By man’s laws here in the States any person can choose to be of any faith they wish, or of no faith system at all. Mans laws write in a few laws governing people’s physical safety though that should be a no-brainer, besides what actual religion would condone attacking or killing other people? Then these laws of civil society for all must be enforced if a humane society itself is going to be able to exist, or it will be erased.


Within the religion of Islam are two main sects, the Sunni, and the Shiite. These two sects have existed on this planet for almost 1,400 years now, and it seems that they have hated each other right from their earliest roots 1,400 years ago. For the few years, a large Sunni militia called ISIS by western media has murdered and plundered their way into power covering hundreds of miles of land belonging to two adjoining Shiite nations, Syria and Iraq. ISIS is like several other high-profile Sunni groups like Boko Haram, and al-Qaeda in that they want to bring strict Islamic law to the middle-east, then the world. Their difference by what we hear in the West is that ISIS is the most violent and most strict toward adherence to Islamic fundamentalist theology, Sunni theology.


By what I have heard and read from the media throughout the years is that within Islam the Sunni are about 80% and the Shiite the other 20% of the Islamic faith. So when you take into account the hatred between these two groups is it any wonder why the Mullahs in Iran want the ability to nuke other nations?They can say it is a defensive weapon though knowing very well that it is a preemptive strike weapon also. Then it comes down to a trust factor, or a stupidity factor, how much you are willing to trust their “Supreme Ruler”  and others just like him with the lives of everyone on earth?


For those of you who don’t already know it the word Islam by definition means submission, as in absolute submission to the will of Allah. I have another question for everyone, what kind of religion is it that tells its followers to kill everyone who will not obey? Why would anyone ever listen to a “prophet” who orders either worldwide conversion or worldwide extermination? Here in the States we have as a nation been blessed, lucky, and just plain good at shutting down larger terror cells who wished to kill us and our families. But folks there are supposed to be at least 18 million Islamic believers inside our borders with us. If only 1% of this population is a true believer of Islamic teachings that equals 180,000 soldiers implanted waiting on their orders to kill as many infidels (non-believers) as they possibly can. America, when they strike, not if, what are you going to do? Are you going to fall apart and burn into ashes? Only time will tell, or, a person could simply read the playbook on-line if you are not allowed a paper copy, it’s called the Bible! For those who don’t understand it, the end times are spelt out very well in its last book, the book of Revelation. The human race has a simple choice of living and possibly dying for the winner or, living for a short time but in slavery to the biggest loser in the history of all eternity.


The matches are lit, for now, several large Islamic hate groups are fighting each other all over the Middle-East in an attempt to kill each other. If all of those efforts to kill each other were being directed at western targets as they soon will be, what then? If the two main Islamic factions were to quit fighting among themselves they would then join forces in their hatred for everything and everyone that is not Islamic. Every nation, every people on earth, you, your culture, your religion, your country, you are currently being measured for bagging. America (and every other nation on earth), folks, life is about to change more rapidly toward the negative than any sane person could ever want. The question is simple, are we going to fold as a culture, and as a Nation, when more horrible things start happening on our soil? By these horrible things, I do mean markets and grocery stores being blown up, bridges blowing up, churches being shot up and our school children being massacred live on CNN? This is the reality that the whole world is facing, we as a people must all decide how we are going to react to this reality when it comes busting into our own homes, because folks, it is coming, soon!


via The Matches Are Lit, The World Is Burning

Posted on 


Rev. S.C Bryant(OMIN CLC) BDiv Cum Laude, MI


Whaaaat??? “Jesus was the first to decriminalise sex work” – Banner in Cape Town!

The following article appeared in News 24 today in South Africa.

I will add some notes from the above article and also just a few of my thoughts lest I turn this blog into a “Long Read”. Furthermore, a response from the Christian community is welcomed if one feels the need to respond. Should the Church be “Seeker-Friendly” and Culturally applicable? Should the Church side with the philosophical and ideological world and capitulate to the overwhelming pressure that the worldly societies subject the Church too?

Decriminalizing Sex Work!

There is a call on all Churches by the Central Methodist Mission in South Africa to come together and decriminalise “Sex Work” because Jesus never came to judge the world (John 3:17) and, furthermore, Churches need to preach the Gospel and stop judging sinners.

Reverend Alan Storey of the Central Methodist Mission, together with members of the Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work, on Thursday, hoisted a banner over the church steeple in support of the decriminalisation of sex work. (sic)

He explained that the criminalisation of sex work disempowered sex workers from insisting on safe sex practices with clients.” (sic)

Apparently, the Church should be “A non-judgmental space”!

According to the article in question, “Church should be a non-judgmental space.” (sic)

Pamela Chakuvinga, assistant national coordinator at national sex workers’ movement, Sisonke says that. “… On behalf of all sex workers in South Africa, we are so happy that we have pastors who recognise sex workers as human beings…” (sic)

The World is already judged!

What these people, including the misguided Reverend Storey, do not understand is that Christ came to save those who are His. These people, obviously, have not practised good exegesis or even hermeneutics or they would have realised that Scripture, especially the Book of John, has to be used in full context.
John 3:16-22

16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

The Woman caught in Adultery!

What they have not considered and which their own ignorance has prevented them from understanding is what Christ’s take on sin and sinful acts is.

The woman who was caught in adultery in the Book of John Chapter 8 was brought before Jesus by the Pharisses with the sole purpose of trapping Jesus. To cut a long story short, Jesus tells those who had no sin to cast the first stone. Obviously, there was not a person who could be found without sin. Therefore Jesus tells the woman that He neither condemns her. But, the conclusive phrase out of the entire episode is, “…Go and sin no more…” (John 8:1-11).

The Gospel is a Judgment in itself!

According to the propagators of the decriminalisation of Sex Work, Constance Nothando Mathe, coordinator at Asijiki said: “I would like to emphasise to those pastors that it is not their duty to judge. Only God can do that. They are there to preach the word of God.” (sic)

Well, there are just two things that I would like to point out here;

  1. Firstly, the Bible says that “For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17). The truth of this Scripture goes to show that the Church was never for the unsaved but rather for the saved. Furthermore, notice the word “JUDGMENT”. The very word used in this passage of Scripture expresses what it actually means, “Judgment”, and, therefore, if it is judgment, then that means a verdict has to be made between right and wrong and emphasizing an everlasting torment for the unredeemed.

  1. Secondly, Jesus came to save sinner but, those people whom he does not save stand condemned. He never came to judge the world but the world stands in judgment because of their perversities and unrepentant hearts. The Gospel is Good News to those who believe, but it is certainly bad news for those who reject the Gospel. Once again, the Gospel Truth is to bring Judgment to the reprobate and redemption to the one whom God regenerates through His Holy Spirit (John 6:44)

2 Timothy 3:1-9

1But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,4treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.

For the full article click on the link below:

Ps. Shane Bryant (OMIN CLC, BDiv)