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Sunday, November 29, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

That’s correct.

Tolerant Switzerland is putting it to Muslims inside its borders.

Minarets have to go. Slice them off. Dump them. No more skylines ruined with poking the clouds with Islam’s symbolic pride and power.

Swiss voters slapped a “blanket ban” on spikes in the air, per AFP and Swiss’ new agency ATS.

That’s moving forward.

If other countries wised up, civilization could gain ground again. If not, Muslim murdering-the-infidels spread will increase. Decent, law-abiding citizens must act. They must defend their cultures rather than brag on multiculturalism, as Europeans have been boasting lately.

Now these various nations are concluding that multiculturalism is all right when it refers to cultures representing civility. But when Islamics try to slide in under multiculturalism, they are barbarics that just don’t fit, no matter if they attempt to be “moderates.”

After all, who can define a “moderate Muslim”? All Allah disciples are committed to slay infidels or be slain by zealots. What does that mean for sleeper cells waiting for the call to slice and dice non-Muslims? It means that in short time we non-Islamics are spewing forth the blood fountains.

Therefore, topple the Allah might-symbol atop mosques. Rid that power fling from society. Then go after the mosques themselves, as well as the so-called spiritual leaders holding seminars on how ruin nations.

America must rid itself of Islamic schools teaching their young to hate non-Muslims. Some of these schools have received press coverage; but they are still open. Are they in your neighborhood?

America must rid itself of Islamic websites—4000 of them—that play “friendly” while defending Muslim intrusions till the sleeper cell call-ups broadcast.

America must rid itself of Muslim military personnel who give obvious signals of plotting terror.

Americans, in other words, must do more than they are doing in order to presence freedoms for citizens who deserve freedoms. Muslims intent on prostituting freedoms must be deported.

Yes, no niceness. Deportation.

“The SVP had forced a referendum under Swiss regulations on the issue after collecting 100,000 signatures within 18 months from eligible voters.

“Switzerland has an uneasy relationship with its
Muslim population of some 400,000 in a country of 7.5 million people. Islam is the second largest religion here after Christianity.”

“Uneasy relationship” is the sweet way of saying Switzerland has finally come to its basics before Allah’s murderers swing sword.


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

“Is the honeymoon over?”

That’s Katie Couric going after Barack Hussein Obama, Marxist Muslim as defined by those who know.

Can “CBS Evening News” actually permit Couric a line of truth? Appears so. Will it last. Only time will tell. But let’s grasp the present-tense to realize that The Boy may just be figured out as Failure One by liberals.

“Although President Obama has been in office less than a year, many Americans are growing disenchanted with his handling of the enormous problems he and the country are facing, from healthcare to unemployment to Afghanistan.

“His poll numbers are sliding, and at least one poll shows his job approval rating has fallen, for the first time, below 50 percent,” Couric said per NewsMax.

Can it be that hard heads wedded to ruining our Republic with Pied Piper Obama leading the route to his lying machine could be seeing the light? Maybe. If they follow the light, they will have to discard the dark side of Pennsylvania Avenue. That would be quite the dump; but miracles happen.

Is this the Couric who snided Sarah Palin? Yes.

Couric actually said that our citizenry could become “disenchanted” with Obama.

NewsMax continues: “Correspondent Chris Reid chimed in: ‘The president is getting battered on everything from the economy to foreign policy. Some polls show Americans are increasingly questioning his credibility.’”

That would mean that conservatives are being joined by the newly converted to facts. That would be most encouraging if it is true and if it continues till Obama is ousted from the White House, that not being soon enough.

“’The president is getting battered. . .’”

That battering must be waged day and night. FOXNews and bloggers as well as conservative websites are getting out the basics 24 / 7 so that the grassroots is wiping out mob hysteriacs who crowned Muslim O. But no let-up can be permitted.

Media continued to expose Obama as not producing anything worthwhile concerning unemployment. There is no “change.” There is no “hope” from his power slings. His czars are useless for the nation’s good. His shadow government is composed of loons.

Note this important NewMax statement: “CBS also cited a poll showing that only 14 percent of Americans believe Obama’s claim that healthcare reform won’t add to the budget deficit, and only 7 percent believe that the stimulus has created any jobs at all.”

As for Afghanistan, media stated that Obama is “indecisive,” not good for Americans’ conclusion regarding his acumen.

The report also criticized the president for being “indecisive” on Afghanistan, and for returning from his recent Asian trip “with little to show for it.”

“An expert was quoted as describing his trip as the ‘amateur hour,’ as he did not line up agreements with foreign countries before venturing abroad.”


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

It’s what Jews, Protestant evangelicals and informed Catholics have known all along. Muslims are out to kill Muslims if the latter associate with non-Muslims. That’s what Allah demands.

That’s what makes Islam a killing religion. It’s not a “peace religion.”

And American political leadership in particular had better stop referring to it as a “peace religion.” That shows ignorance. Further, it’s not fair to communicate falsehoods to the American grassroots.

Islam is not really a religion as much as it is a killing cult. And America shuts down killing cults.

However, Americans are also so tolerant of religion — any religion except Christianity these days — that their mindset says, “Yes, Muslims coexist nicely alongside Buddhists and Hindus and Shintoists and Jews and Christians and animists and atheists and agnostics. Yes they do. Isn’t that nice?”

Well, it’s nice if you are any world religion but Islamic. Then you are a part of a killing cult. And what makes the cult so bizarre is that it not only seeks to slay every non-Muslim—that is, EVER non-Muslim — BUT ALSO EVERY MUSLIM WHO IS NOT LIVING UP TO THE KILLING DICTATE.

Muslims who don’t follow through with ridding the world of the infidels — the non-Muslims — are backslidden renegades who by their own cowardice are under orders from Allah to be slain. That’s it. Nothing other than a killing cult: Muslims are to lay low Muslims who don’t lay low non-Muslims.

There is no use glossing over Islam. There is no reasonable place for Islam on the planet. And any national leaders anywhere who proceeds to “educate” the public about the “peace religion” called Islam is doing the global community a huge disfavor.

We have a tape now from international Muslim killer Aba Musab al-Zarqawi in which he states emphatically that the deity of Islam demands that Muslims do away with non-Muslims.

Therefore, those Muslims in the New Iraq who cooperate with other religionists and those of no religion are cowards of the first order. Therefore, those backslidden Muslims must be slain along with the infidels. There is no other choice. It’s in the Koran. Allah has stipulated it in that book — the Holy Book which is in actuality the unholy treatise scribed by demons in honor of Lucifer-Allah.

Fox News and Associated Press reports provide the following: “A tape said to have been recorded by terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi condemns the new government in Baghdad and claims the killing of fellow Muslims is justified in attacks against U.S. soldiers and Iraqi security forces.

"’God ordered us to attack the infidels by all means ... even if armed infidels and unintended victims — women and children — are killed together,’ the speaker said. ‘The priority is for jihad so anything that slows down jihad should be overcome.’”

There is more: "’This right (the jihad) is justified by Islam even if it resulted in the death of a number of Muslims who happen to be in the place during the fighting for one reason or another, provided that it is not possible to avoid them and the difficulty in distinguishing between them and the infidel military fighters.’"

And still more: “Shiites are ‘collaborating with the worshippers of the cross,’ who invaded Iraq, corrupted the country and violated holy sites, the speaker said. ‘This is all taking place under of a state of apostasy among the rulers of this nation.’"

All of this is to incite Muslims within New Iraq to reject the new government, kill off any non-Muslims and those Muslims who refuse to do so. That’s the bottom line of that tape. That’s what Muslim zealots international are intent on performing global. It’s not a one-time thing. It’s not a one-locale thing. It’s till the end of the time everywhere.

That’s a killing cult. It exists now in the United States.

It is fostered by such web sites as CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and that site’s satellite networks throughout the nation. That site and its surrogates paint Islam as a peace-adhering religion, the clerics as public relations community workers, and the Koran as a revered book from the divine.

Of course, all of that is a lie and is lived out daily in our newscasts, now through this tape recording.

So who will we believe: CAIR or the daily blood flowing in the alleys due to Muslim enthusiasts seeing through the postulates of their killing cult?

Washington DC had better wise up to the truth about Islam and then communicate that to every town hall and school in the country. Right now various school systems are inviting Islamic speakers to speak sweetly to school district staff, encouraging acceptance of Islam.

Right now various college and university campuses have Islamic speakers in classrooms, debunking America and lifting high Islam.

Right now there are various leaflets and booklets put in libraries by such organizations as CAIR, all in the interest of lying to the American public about Islam being for peace and love and goodwill.

It’s time that TV newscasters spoke the truth about Islam, that American pulpits pronounced the truth about this killing cult, and that politicians on every level nationwide alert every citizen as to what really is going on with the importation of Islam to this country.


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Other countries are slowly waking up to the Muslim intrusion. That break-in breeds violence, flattens community, and seeks to overtake civility for barbarism.

Actually, some political leaders here and there are taking the matter seriously so as to strap down these madhouse Muslims.

For instance, in Canada, immigrants are told in no uncertain terms what is expected if they want to stay put. There will be no genital mutilation, for instance. That cuts through Islamic customs centuries’ old. The female children are mutilated so that they are ready recipients of male domination. Not so in Canada.

Canada has also banned honor killings. That’s basic turf on which to build a society worth calling cultured. Yet in Islamic environs honor killing is daily bloodflow. If a woman is concluded by clan males to have defamed that clan, she can be shot in the head. When Iraq was overseen by Killer Hussein, females frequently were dragged into soccer stadiums, shot in the head and left as examples to other women to toe the male line.

Canada will not tolerate spousal abuse. What goes on in some Muslim cluster communities is horrific. Other Muslims provide cover so that the non-Muslims don’t find out about the violence. It’s “their way.” But Canadian civil authorities are spelling it out to immigrants that authorities will investigate. They will uncover. They will find out what is bedeviling their neighborhoods in the name of Allah.

It is not the “Welcome” sign to Muslim mayhem that one might think could slip through into Canadian culture. Instead, enough has become known about the Islamic cult to begin to cleanse the nation of that which undermines and destroys. America needs to do the same.

Britain was surprised at first by the influx of Muslims en masse. But gradually Brits have come to their senses. Of course, much more needs to be done; but at least what’s started no doubt, thank God, will continue in order to rid the nation of Islamic slice and dice.

A particular police force has been set up in Britain to know what really is going on in Muslim households and communal settings. The focus is particularly on honor killing. The police have told the public that any Brit who has been kidnapped to a “foreign country” will be returned to Britain. Pakistan specifically has had a happy time of it slipping these females out of Britain for hell’s corridors.

What about females who think they are going to be slaughtered by male Muslims ready to slit their throats. The women can ask for a witness-protection plan to be enforced for their lives’ sake. This is a major move forward on the side of civilization continuance.

What about Brit’s legal cases file that is laden with honor killings
data? Scotland Yard has started to dust off those files for proper investigations.

Europe has been threatened, scolded, stomped on and yelled at by Muslim fanatics bent on taking over. Europe has been slow at moving against the enemy. But Europeans are starting to get the message that if they don’t bury the Muslim murderers and rapists and thieves, there won’t be much Europe niceties left.

Europe is moving to install protection of females, especially Muslim immigrant women who could be buried via honor killings. Europe’s pouted praiseworthy ‘multiculturalism’ has painted over its face a deadly scar. That pain has screamed loudly enough for power structures to hear the cry. Does Europe want to be drenched in blood or open their windows to morning breezes of delight and song?

Now what about America and its handouts, its stupid tolerance, its Muslim President hiding truth from our nation?

Yes, there are honor killings in the land of the free and home of the brave.

There is domestic violence fostered by adherence to the blood verses of the Koran. There are females who are treated as worthless, as dung. There are wife beatings. There are forced nuptials. There are brand new mosques constructed to instruct males in how to be instruments of cruelty over women and children.

America, take off the blind folds.

Read “How America Will Fall to Islam” at


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Iranian thug President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said: "The bottom line is we do
not need a bomb. The time for nuclear bombs has ended," per AP.

Then is he going to wipe out Israel with a teaspoon?

Is he going to welcome back his adored Islamic messiah with fireflies?

Ahmadinejad is the typical Muslim zealot: liar, liar and more liar.

He champions peaceful uses of his nuclear plants while daily stapling his
own citizens to misery and hopelessness. Why are there Iranians in exile
who constantly warn the free world of Ahmadinejad's madness? They do so
for they have suffered first-hand from his clones and himself.

Ahmadinejad is surrounded in his executive suites by his satanic cronies.
They are murderers, rapists and stealers, like unto their fiendish prophet

The Iranian governing guard is not a civil collection of upright, moral
individuals. These personages wear labels usually attached to mortals who
have proven their integrities. Yet in a Muslim country, it is in reverse,
more so in Iran.

Even today, Ahmadinejad continues to endorse the sharia "legal system." He
and millions of other Muslims wed themselves to its barbarism.

Therefore, when Ahmadinejad courts the UN audience with promises of laying
down his bombs for picking up peace doves, he lies superbly.

How many times has civil society confronted the suave political liar? Of
course such is not reserved for despotic regimes alone. Democracies have
their share.

Yet Ahmadinejad and his clique are far more frightening. They lie in order
to gain time to construct the final bomb. They smile while delivering hope-
filled speeches about peace, all the while craftily scheming the planet's
last hour.

Ahmadinejad is so married to his messiah's return that he has spent
millions in erecting edifices in the messiah's honor. He has so
indoctrinated his own soul in the prophesies regarding that messiah that
he would give his right arm for their truths.

Muslims believe in the second coming. They hold to that tenet with all
their longings. They say that the messiah left the planet at age 5, only
someday to come back when the globe's surface is on fire.

With the Islamic messiah's return, Islam World Rule will be secured.

Now how can Ahmadinejad then state that the era of bombs is over? How can
he sincerely promise the listening world that his intentions are peace and
peace only?

He is not about to backslide from his own cultic dogmas. To backslide is
to go to hell.

He instead is going to kid the world communities by lying through his
smiling teeth. That he can do in his sleep. By doing so he keeps all the
more his promise to his messiah that he will do everything in his power to
prepare for the splitting of the skies.

And creating that split will be bombs bursting in air--from Iranian
nuclear fields.

Count on it.

In contrast, this is the biblical Christians' hope:

Jesus followers hold to a second coming of Christ.

The Bible states that Christ Himself forecast His own return to His property, planet Earth. He provided signs preceding His return, such data given in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.

These literal details are in parallel to the symbolic vision given the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos. The details are recorded in the last book of the New Testament--the Book of Revelation.

Christ stated that He would return when the world was caught up in wars and rumors of wars, famines, the increase of sin, family members increasingly taunting one another, persecution of Christians, pestilence, earthquakes, and the gospel
preached globally.

All these signs are taking place now.

In addition to these general signs, Exekiel 36-39 lays out signs pertaining specifically to Israel. These passages underline that Jews in the End Times will return from all over the world to their own homeland. That took place on May 14, 1948. They would then establish their own urban centers and agricultural splendor.

However, Jews in Israel would also discover severe suffering. Enemies would threaten them continually.

These Old Testament signs are now taking place. Therefore, when we place the Old and New Testament signs alongside one another, we realize that they play out in the daily news. This all the more reveals to the biblical student that we are indeed living in the "last generation," as Christ referred to that time frame just prior to His return.

Christ stated in Matthew 24:29-31 that His rapturing ("gathering together unto Him") of the believers from the four corners of the planet would coincide with His open appearance in the atmostphere above the planet. In other words, the rapture and second return would be the two sides of the same coin.

There are some within the evangelical camp of biblical believers who preach that the rapture takes place prior to a seven-year tribulation period. However, that is not according to Matthew 24:29-31 which details the rapture and second coming as one and the same event at the close of the about-seven year tribulation period.

Those then who preach a pre-tribulation rapture hold out a false hope to believers. It is the post-tribulation rapture which is biblically accurate.

Christ will return at the height of the Battle of Armageddon in the northwestern section of Israel. Christ will speak the word and in that Christ will win the battle.

Satan will then be cast into the Bottomless Pit for one thousand years during which Christ will rule in peace and holiness from Jerusalem.

At the close of the millennium, an army numbering as the sands of the sea will plan a mutiny against the Christ-rule in the Holy City. However, fire will fall from heaven to consume them.

In contrast to the Islamic messiah returning when the world is set ablaze (presumably by Muslims), the Bible states that the Christ-Messiah will return at the height of the Armageddon Battle.

Therefore, biblical Christians do not plot to envelop the globe in flame but instead pray for their enemies, intercede for lost souls and witness to the good news that personal salvation is found in Christ alone.

This is a crucial difference between the Islamic messianic scheme and the biblical Christian hope.


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

This does not need commentary. I received it from a friend:

“I thought I would let everyone know that I took a deer into Archers Meats in Fishers, Indiana on Friday after Thanksgiving. It is the same place I have taken deer for 20 years.

“They told me they couldn’t take my deer today because it was a Muslim holiday and the Muslims were in the BACK SACRIFICING GOATS TO ALLAH.

“I repeated back to her slowly and in a shocked tone what she had just said to me.

“Then I told her: ‘Shame on you for putting your customers on the back burner and the American Hunter to the side while the people we are at WAR with practice their religion in the back of your building hidden from public eye.’

“I left. My deer and my business.

“Will now go to Marsh Deer processing at 8820 W. US. Highway 36 Middletown, Indiana 47356 at 765-779-4353. It’s not that far away.

“Please let all the people know about this.

“If I wouldn’t have gone to jail I would have gone back to spit on the floor in front of the Muslims and draw my weapon.

“This is America. Let’s keep it.”

Read How America Will Fall To Islam at

Saturday, November 28, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Schools will instruct pupils on the "religion of peace," Islam. Now Islamic speakers are invited into school systems to teach faculty and principals about the goodness of Islam.

Mosque clerics will be regarded the same as the Methodist minister down the street. After all, a cleric is a cleric.

Liberal groups such as the Episcopal Church, Unitarian-Universalist Society, and United Church of Christ (Congregational) will look upon Islam as a world religion among religions, thus deserving equal space with Christianity and Judaism.

Local clergy associations will welcome Muslim clerics into their fellowship.

Liberal politicians will champion Islam as compatible with America because they will believe the lies on 4000 Muslim web sites. After all, America welcomes all equally.

Theologically conservative leaders such as Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, will be black listed for publishing factual books exposing Islam as a violent cult. He already has suffered such. He has been silenced by the liberal element in the United States.

Politicians and religious liberals will regard "peace religion" Islam as being highjacked by "insurgents" and "terrorists" rather than realizing that all Muslims are aligned with the same killing passages replete in the unholy book, the Koran.

Schools will set aside rooms for Muslim prayers during school hours. Airports will follow suit. Independent living residential communities will follow suit. Just as they have chapels, they will have mosque centers.

Public buildings will provide prayer rooms for Muslim prayers just as a local athletic building in New Jersey has done so for Muslim sports figures there.

Newspapers’ religion pages will place mosque advertisements for meetings and so forth right alongside the advertisements for churches. They will also provide regular feature articles on Islam as a "peace religion," just as the local city paper already does where I live.

The sharia will become legal fare in most countries, including America. This Koran-based judicial system that enhances murder and maiming as well as discrimination against females will be set aside as proper for the Muslim community.

Islamic professors will pepper the universities and colleges throughout the nation, propagating the message that Islam is a "peace religion." They will likewise blackball Christianity and Judaism, as is presently the fashion. This takes place presently.

Religious colleges that are theologically liberal will have Muslim instructors and personnel on staff in order to give the public relations image that they are open to all beliefs.

Chapel services on theologically liberal religious-oriented campuses will have Muslim speakers to balance out theologically liberal "Christian" preachers. Already at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, the campus chapel is decorated with flag banners of all world religions, including Islam. The banners hang from the sanctuary ceiling.

Islamic so-called holy days will be legitimatized as holidays necessitating celebration and days off from work throughout the nation

Islamic symbols will decorate our stamps..

Islamic authors will become popular in "reading America."

Peace themes focusing on Islamic actors will be placed in television sitcoms.

TV series such as "Sleeper Cells" will become passe and regarded as out of date and out of fact.

Legislation will be passed stating that anything truthfully negative about Islam will be regarded as a "hate crime."

Certain Islamic personages will run for political offices and will win their elections. This takes place now.

The National Council of Churches will welcome Islam into its membership.

Liberal seminaries such as Harvard Divinity School will baptize Islam as a legitimate religion among world religions, just as HDS does already in its world religions building / courses.

It will become posh for Islamic speakers to be featured on talk shows and at book forums in local communities.

The Koran will be placed alongside the Bible in hospital chapels, just as it already is placed in the chapel in the city hospital near where I live.

The headscarf used by Muslim women will become fashionable for non-Muslim women in America. Already the headscarf clad young women appearing in various advertisements on the Internet.

Advertisements will include in their human figures not only whites and blacks and Hispanics but also obviously garbed Muslims.

"Jihad" will change its meaning from murder and maiming to improving the inner self, just as it is now defined on the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) lying web site.

Muslims will establish charitable causes to which the public will be asked to contribute, moneys used to enhance Islam and thereby overtake the nation.

Christians and Jews will be relegated to a lower status than Islam. Christians and Jews will be informed to be quiet, hold no meetings or seminars teaching the facts about Islam, and squelch any preaching against Islam.

Political liberals such as "Rev." Jesse Jackson will come to the fore as comrades of Islam, presenting Christianity and Islam as monotheistic religions of common foundation. It will become posh for Islam and Christianity and Judaism to be presented as the three great monotheistic religions of the world, thus giving Islam equal footing with the other two religions.

There will be much talk about all three religions having Abraham as "the father of the faith."

Regarding Islam as a killing cult will expose the offender as committing a "hate crime."

University and college commencement addresses, particularly those on the state level, will feature Islamic speakers.

Islamic killers in America will be regarded as an anomaly and embarrassment to Islam as the true "religion of peace."

Sunday school curricula in liberal denominations will feature Islam as a legitimate world religion.

Islam will become a highlight article feature in theologically liberal publications. Already such articles have appeared in the Harvard Divinity School Bulletin.

Islamic literature will be distributed widely freely throughout the nation, similarly to such literature distributed by Moonies at airport terminals.

Koran killing passages will be rephrased so as to erase the Koran killing-passages just as such quotes are changed on the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). These changes will appear in the American publication of the Koran placed in public buildings.

Government agencies, particularly in Washington DC, will cower before Muslim demands just as they did as set forth in the article above.

Muslims elsewhere on the planet will cause such mayhem that America will fear such coming to this country and therefore will give Muslims anything they want in order to keep the blood from flowing our USA streets.



J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Read this letter from an Indianapolis medical doctor:

Senator Evan Bayh,

As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient-physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our health care system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.

I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.

Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self-insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill: THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have no choice!

Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Page 58 HC Bill: Government will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a 'National ID Health card' will be issued!

Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Government will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.

Page 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).

Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the 'Exchange.'

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans -- The Government will ration your health care!

Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. (Translation: illegal aliens.)

Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Government will use groups (i.e. ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. (AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed!)

Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. (No choice.)

Page 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.

Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association - The Government will tell YOU what salary you can make.

Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan. (NO choice!)

Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time employees AND their families. (Employees shouldn't get excited about this as employers will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to cover such a huge expense.)

Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll! (See the last comment in parenthesis.)

Page 150 Lines 9-13: A business with payroll between $251K & $401K who doesn't provide public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Government will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay.)

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. will have access to ALL Americans' finances and personal records.

Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." (Yes, it really says that!)

Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors. (Low-income and the poor are affected.)

Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't matter what specialty you have trained yourself in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY to tell me that's not Socialism!)

Page 253 Line 10-18: The Government sets the value of a doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc. (Literally-- the value of humans.)

Page 265 Sec 1131: The Government mandates and controls productivity for "private" HC industries.

Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Government regulates the rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151: The Government will penalize hospitals for whatever the Government deems preventable (i.e. readmissions).

Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -- the Government will penalize you.

Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Government tells doctors what and how much they can own!)

Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion. (The Government is mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)

Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required. (Can you say ACORN?)

Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Government mandates establishment of=2 outcome-based measures. (HC the way they want -- rationing.)

Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. (Forcing people into the Government plan)

Page 354 Sec 1177: The Government will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs people!' Unbelievable!

Page 379 Sec 1191: The Government creates more bureaucracy via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee." (Can you say HC by phone?)

Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Government mandates "Advance-Care Planning Consult." (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)

Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. (And it's mandatory!)

Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Government provides an "approved" list of end-of-life resources; guiding you in death.. (Also called 'assisted suicide.')

Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Government mandates a program for orders on "end-of-life." (The Government has a say in how your life ends!)

Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.

Page 429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THE GOVERNMENT?!?)

Page 429 Lines 13-25: The Government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order. (I wouldn't want to stand before God after getting paid for THAT job!)

Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end-of-life! (Again -- no choice!)

Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services = Non-Profit Organizations. (Hello? ACORN Medical Services here!?!)

Page 489 Sec 1308: The Government will cover marriage and family therapy. (Which means Government will insert itself into your marriage even.)

Page 494-498: Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.

Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.

Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor-patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.


Stephen E. Fraser, MD


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

The false religion is all around us.

Those churches that have turned against the Word of God, Christ as God, and the proclamation of personal salvation through His forgiving mercy, aid in damning America.

Those churches clustered into denominations add to the demonic force

Those clergy who preach other than Holy Scripture are digging the Republic’s pit deeper and deeper.

The Episcopal Church is a prime example of this apostasy. Of course, the biblical believers are moving out of that conclave to form their own Word witness.

The United Church of Christ (Congregational), to which Barack Hussein Obama and wife belong, is like unto the Episcopal antichrist spirit. Obama tries to fool the public with this Protestant tie but he is in fact a Marxist Muslim given to Islam World Rule.

Other denominations that have turned their backs on the God of Scripture include the Evangelical (a misnomer) Lutheran Church of America. Of course, the Unitarian/Universalist Society has always sided with the anti-God systems. These open doors to outright blasphemy will answer at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Pockets of wickedness worm their ways into other mainstream denominations in particular.

“They had a split. The pastor went for being ‘all-inclusive,’” the woman explained to me when speaking of an American Baptist Church nearby. When the biblical pastor followed the apostate advocate, there were not enough God loyalists to keep church doors open.

High Street Baptist Church in Portland Maine has gone apostate with “all-inclusive” etched into its church sign. That caused much pain for the biblically aligned; other Baptist churches within that association tried to get that one congregation to change its position, but to no avail.

A pastor in the Church of the Nazarene surveyed the present debate concerning the emerging church as well as some homosexual students at the denomination’s ministerial training institution. “What are they going to do with these men when they graduate and want to be ordained, then placed in a church?” he asked.

He predicted that in short time frame the Church of the Nazarene will condone homosexual practice. That holiness church would never have entertained such a notion a few years ago. Now the young turks are taking over, particularly through liberal NazNet website overseen by left-leaning Founder/Moderator Dave McClung. He is joined by Moderator Hans Deventer and Manager Scott Cundiff.

The spirit of antichrist rests upon liar Obama. He is surrounded by like spirits in his czars and shadow government. Congresspersons are a part of the dark spirit scheme as well.

Instead of there being a biblically strong American church to combat this devilment, there is fracture to right and left.

This turning backs on the God of Scripture is weakening the Republic’s stability. A nation without the God of the Bible cannot stand.


Friday, November 27, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Barack Hussein Obama’s safe-school czar, Kevin Jennings, is sexual left-of-left, per expected.

He is now mentoring our Republic’s school systems to the tune of homosexual spread. When an instructor at Concord, Mass. Academy, Jennings set up America’s first ‘gay-straight alliance.’

Then Jennings established the coast-to-coast Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. Do we really need that kind of warped individual as a safe-school head?

When leaving Massachusetts for DC, Jennings took with him his liberal furtherance of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases via homosexual practice.

It is always a demented puzzle to realize the liberals’ frenzy in working night and day to publicize that AIDS must be eliminated. They stage celebrity studded events to raise funds for that fancy aim. They get liberal media accolades.

At the same time they will do everything possible to ensconce the homosexual lifestyle as tightly secured in our culture. This is health-wise insane. It is likewise wicked, though of course liberals go berserk when such theological terms as “wicked,” “sinful,” and “evil” are attributed rightfully to their capers.

Now Obama’s school-safe sally has left in his train a Concord environs thirsting to elevate homosexual glamour. The latest is a musical. Its foretaste is a schedule of free performance peeps prior to the full stage.

Concord-Carlisle High is the place. “Falsettos” is the antics’ title. A prime lyrical tripe is entitled, “My Father’s a Homo.”

Throughout the display, homosexual this-and-that is at the porno core. It is a demonic definition of “family” and “home” and “parenthood.” The devil is in the details.

Pro-decency MassResistance takes the lid off this community devilment trashcan. MassResistance’s constituency is outraged, properly so, at the pit dug by those determined to level healthy family life.



Leviticus 18:22: "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."

Leviticus 20:13: "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them."

Romans 1:18-32: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. . .For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools. . .

"Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. . .

"For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire towards one another, men with men committed indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

"God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice. . .without understanding. . . and, although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them."

I Corinthians 6:9: "Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Jesus gave generic signs regarding His Second Coming in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.

Some say, “But these things have always been happening to one degree or another.”

To that, prophecy students reply by pointing to Ezekiel 36-39. There is the key puzzle piece that fits the generic into the key piece as wrap up signs maximum.

In the Old Testament prophecy, God’s Word predicts that Jews will come from all over the globe into their own land. There they will bring back the rural and urban areas.

Such happened on May 14, 1948. It never happened before since Christ. So that puzzle piece is the specific data needed to wed to the Gospel passages’ signs.

Israel, the size of New Jersey, is the Holy Land, the Promised Land, the spit of turf that the Almighty prizes. It is typical of Almighty God to go after the not-almighty by which to show His preference in power. God honors the small, the humble.

God chose little baby Jesus by which to come into the human race as one of mortals. God chose the little baby Moses by which to train as Hebrews’ liberator from Egyptian slavery. God chose the bashful David by which to rule Israel as king.

With Israel, God focused on the navel of the planet. There He planted holy history throughout recorded Old and New Testament annals. To this moment, everything significant revolves around that slice of geography.

Now that Israel has become a nation as of May 14, 1948, all other signs fall in place behind that key puzzle piece. Therefore, studying biblical prophecy, we can rightfully conclude that we are nearing the close of the Church Age, that is, the Second Coming of Christ.

Allah’s Koran, worked out by Islamics worldwide, pit Christ against Muslims’ manufactured messiah. Thus it has always been war between God and Satan. So it is in the End Times: the demonic versus the Holy.

Allah’s devotees threaten all non-devotees with destruction. With that, Allah’s disciples threaten Israel with flattening. Therefore, only Allah’s followers will be left standing at the close.

Such is the play-out of Satan since the start. Satan salivated for the heavenly throne, wanting to be god. His game plan has never lessened; now it is worked out in everyday political and societal angst. If Satan could grasp the planet, God’s footstool, he could hoist himself atop deity’s throne—ruling eternity.

Of course, Satan, father of lies, knows himself that his scheme is impossible; nevertheless, he has fooled enough spiritually duped mortals to believe it as fact. And so the beat goes on.

In the days henceforth, God will stand on the side of Israel. Again, the Old Testament repeatedly states God’s motive for that. It is not because Israelis deserve this; it is instead to vindicate God’s holy name. That is a constant refrain throughout Ezekiel 36-39.

God’s holy name has been besmirched due to the history of love of sin throughout His chosen ones. Therefore, they do not deserve special care in love. However, what does concern God is the evil leveled against His holiness.

That madness must be vindicated. And it will be with His oversight provided Israel till the Second Coming of Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. That Christ, once murdered by His own, will rule from Jerusalem for one thousand years (millennium).

Consequently, Iran will not blow up Jerusalem or Israel as a nation. God will keep all that intact for His Son’s holy reign.

Israel is the key puzzle piece in the study of End Times prophecy. It is the matter that matters most when it comes to understanding how Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 buttress the Middle East happenings.



J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Sarah Palin’s deity is the God of the Bible. Her personal Savior is Jesus Christ. Her holy writ is the infallible, inerrant Bible. Her hope for eternity is heaven as described in the Word of God. Her hope for the present is God’s will activated in her dedication.

Barack Hussein Obama’s deity is the god of the Koran—Allah. His personal savior is Allah, though he professes to be a Protestant via his membership in the theologically liberal United Church of Christ (Congregational / UCC). That would make him out to be a witness to Jesus Christ; of course, that is bogus, including his testimony that at an altar at Chicago’s Trinity UCC he discovered Christ. If it was Christ, it is not the Christ of the New Testament.

Obama’s so-called holy writ is the abominable Koran. His hope for eternity is unknown; but if he becomes a suicide bomber for Allah, he will be guaranteed pronto a score of virgins for everlasting. His hope for the present seems to be his reliance upon Islam’s Koran furthered by his clandestine support of Islam World Rule via czars and a shadow government given to overthrowing our Republic.

In January 2009, Marxist Muslim’s Obama seemed to be riding high on mob hysteriacs seating him proudly in the Oval Office. Recall he told the world, “I won.” Countless devotees showed up at his inauguration. He was applauded throughout Congressional halls as the new messiah promising “hope” and “change.”

Not yet a year later, he has not produced productive “change” for America; therefore, there is no grassroots “hope” in the Pied Piper who led millions into his lying machine.

Today he is below par in polls. He has not accomplished anything worthwhile, per Saturday Night Live spoofs, for example.

Today he is on the verge of submerging America into the trenches due to his pro-Islamic policies installed by crooks and Muslim cronies surrounding him 24 / 7.

He stalls on Fort Hood investigations. He enforces the warmist religion by bowing down to Al Gore clones at global global warming sessions.

He cheers on 9/11 civil investigations, providing Allah disciples privileges not deserving self-confessed Muslim murderers.

Obama is being unsealed moment by moment so that even the young mob hysteriacs are starting to get the cruel message instigated by the chief betrayer set loose in America. In short order he has plotted to ruin our health care system, dump us into the devil’s debt and bankrupt our Christian heritage by uplifting Muslims and atheists on the same honorary level as biblical believers.

This cancer sore Obama is the most dangerous occurrence ever in all the Republic’s history for it promises us our doom.

Then comes along Sarah Palin. What does she hold out for the populace?

She speaks of common sense politics, a Christian heritage history continuance, reliance upon the God of Scripture, actual hope in prayer and the Holy Spirit’s guidance in one’s personal faith life.

She comes from a biblical base regarding worship gatherings. It is not theological liberalism as touted in the United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church, Anglican Church, United Church of Canada, Unitarianism, Evangelical (a misnomer) Lutheran Church of America and other anti-Christ labels.

She worships with Christians who seek to live out the Bible, confess to following Christ as personal Redeemer, pray daily, conduct family devotions, believe in miracles, repent of their sins and then yearn to go forth in holiness.

Palin is the antithesis to Obama. Palin represents a biblical way of life. Obama represents a satanic cult.

America is now faced with the choice of Palin or
Obama. Of course, in weeks and months to come, someone else may log in to sideline Palin. But at the moment, it is Palin versus Obama.

To say that America is at a crucial fork in the road is to speak in understatement.



J. Grant Swank, Jr.

NOTE: Pastor Swank authored MOMENTS TO GO, A STUDY OF THE SECOND COMING, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 1974, the book now out of print. However, a few copies are available via such venues as Amazon books.

Will believers know when the about-Seven Year Tribulation Period starts? Yes. God has given us the signal in the Bible. That is His gracious message to the spiritually vigilant, the students of Scripture, so that they will know when that time frame begins.

The first day God’s two witnesses in Jerusalem appear is the about-Seven Year Tribulation start. Media will inform the world of their appearance. Count off three-and-a-half years to the AntiChrist’s desecration of the next temple yet to be built. That will be the mid-way point of the Tribulation Period. Forty-two months or three-and-a-half-years will follow to close out the Tribulation Period.

If you are living in that 42nd month, you will witness from Earth the Second Coming Rapture. You then will know the year and the month of that event. But you will not know the day or hour of that event, just as the Bible states.

Read about it in Revelation 11: The Two Witnesses

1 I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the worshipers there."

Jesus commands John the Beloved Disciple, recipient of this heavenly vision, that he, John, was to do some measuring, that is, some deciphering of happenings focused on the next Temple.

2 "But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months."

Jesus informs John that Gentile pagans will have their diabolical way in Jerusalem for the last half (42 months divided by 12 equals three-and-a-half years) of the about-seven year Tribulation period, the latter closing out the Church Age. The Church Age began with the First Coming of Christ. The Church Age will conclude with the Second Coming of Christ.

The "trampling" includes the AntiChrist desecrating the next Temple to be constructed as well as laying low by his armies’ might the city of Jerusalem.

3 "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."

The number of days, that is, 1,260, equals three-and-a-half years, realizing that in the first century a year equaled 360, not 365, days. Changes in the calendar have yielded an additional 5 days since the first century. These 1,260 days are the first three-and-a-half years of the Tribulation, the "days of vengeance," to use Jesus’ terminology.

The Tribulation’s first half then is given as 1,260 days and the second half is given as 42 months, both totaling a 7-year period. However, the Tribulation Period will be shortened somewhat for the believers’ sake, according to Jesus’ predications in Matthew 24. In other words, the last month of the second half — the 42nd month — will not be a complete month. Christ’s return will interrupt it — the day and hour known only to the Father — sometime during that 42nd month.

The two witnesses are not mentioned specifically by name. Therefore, their identity is open to speculation. Some believe them to be Moses and Elijah. Moses represents the Law. Elijah represents the prophets. Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. They then appeared in their ‘soul bodies’ since they had left planet Earth for heaven. Also, in the last book of the Old Testament, Malachi, Moses and Elijah are mentioned in the context of End Times.

These two preacher witnesses give forth the gospel message. However, they and their preaching are rejected by the evil world, therefore, they are symbolically pictured in this vision as clothed in "sackcloth." Sackcloth is the garb of those in mourning, those distressed and grieving. Moses and Elijah, returning to tell the world of its need to repent, will be welcomed by the sinners’ hostility. The preachers will grieve because of the hard heartedness of the global community.

4 "These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth." See Zechariah 4:3, 11-14.

5 "If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies."

This is how anyone who wants to harm the two preachers must die. The witnesses’ speech will appear as flames of fire. Their speech will be powerful enough to slay the enemies of the gospel.

In parallel, consider how New Testament apostle Peter informed Ananias and Sapphira that they lied against the Holy Spirit. With that, Peter’s forceful, truthful words resulted in both exposed liars immediately falling dead to the ground.

6 "These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want."

Elijah was able, via divine powers, to keep the skies from raining for three-and-a-half years. Moses was able, via divine powers, to turn water into blood and bring about other miracles, experienced as plagues for the Egyptians who rebelled against Moses’ message concerning Jehovah, the true God.

7 "Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them."

After three-and-a-half years, that is, 1,260 days in first century counting of a year’s duration, "the beast" will confront the witnesses. That creature is usually interpreted by biblical scholars as the demon-possessed AntiChrist political ruler. The AntiChrist will flash upon history’s stage as appearing from "the Abyss." The AntiChrist will attack the two witnesses and kill them, though no mortal prior to that time will have been able to harm or murder the two witnesses.

8 "Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified."

The AntiChrist will not permit the witnesses’ corpses to be buried. Instead, he will want those dead bodies to lie in Jerusalem’s street for the entire world to witness that he had the power to kill them. No doubt worldwide media will give coverage to that murder scene.

9 "For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. 10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth."

For three-and-a-half days worldlings will celebrate the deaths of God’s preachers. The unsaved will be ecstatic that finally God’s preachers have been silenced so that the evangelistic sermons won’t ring any longer in their unrepentant ears. Actually, a global holiday will be set aside for partying and gift giving in order to weld the worldings together in jubilation over God’s men being slaughtered.

11 "But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them."

The two witnesses come back to life, that is, they are resurrected, after three-and-a-half days. The world is stunned, in utter shock. God’s two preachers have returned; worldwide media will give coverage to that miracle. Anger and surprise will combine to bring the unsaved to an unbelievable rage.

12 "Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, ‘Come up here.’ And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on."

God’s two witnesses will then hear heaven’s call to return to eternal life abode. They will ascend from the planet’s surface, disappearing into the atmosphere. The unsaved will see them disappearing before their eyes. No doubt worldwide media coverage will attend that event, too.

13 "At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven."

Earthquakes are prevalent today. Another one is described as occurring when the two witnesses leave Earth for heaven, having accomplished their mission of preaching repentance to a grossly sinful world population.

The quake will yield a tenth of Jerusalem destroyed. Seven thousand citizens will die in the quake.

Those who do not die will marvel, "terrified." With this there is an encouraging note: Those who are "terrified" by the quake start to glorify God of heaven, not the gods of the occult, New Age, and Earth religions.

No one glorifies God unless ones comes into saving grace. Those outside saving grace are not in tune with glorification. Therefore, biblical scholars conclude that these who glorify the true God have become redeemed; therefore, the righteous remnant enlarges by these new converts.

14 "The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon."

The three woes are mentioned in Revelation 8:13: "Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice, as it flew in midheaven, ‘Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the Earth, at the blast of the other trumpets which the three angels are about to blow!’" (RSV).

The first woe is Revelation 9:1-12. The second woe is Revelation 9:12-11:14. The third woe is Revelation 12:12.

The Seventh Trumpet

15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever."

There is exceedingly much praise to God because of the faithful witness of the two preachers. There is also glory given to God that the two preachers have made it safely back home to heaven. The ecstasy also accents the coming return of Christ, the second person of the Trinity, who will rule for the millennium upon the planet. That will be when the "kingdom of the world" will become "the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ." That reign will be forever in that it will continue into the New Heaven and New Earth upon the closure of the millennium and the dissolving of the planet.

16 And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign."

The twenty-four elders are mentioned earlier in Revelation as representing the saved of the Old Testament period and the saved of the New Testament period: 12 elders standing for the twelve tribes of Israel and 12 elders standing for the twelve apostles.

These saved of all time are pictured in the vision as enthroned in heaven before deity. They fall on their faces in humility before Creator God. They exclaim in praise with thanksgiving for the all-powerfulness of the God of revelation. After all, He is the one who overpowers the devil, AntiChrist and False Prophet of the
Tribulation Period so as to establish the Son, Christ, upon His millennial throne.

18 "The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great– and for destroying those who destroy the earth."

The wordlings continue in their rage because they won’t repent, even coming to salvation when deity’s anger has been expressly exhibited in their midst. Therefore, judgment is near. The Great Accounting is close at hand, that is, coinciding with the Second Coming of Christ.

There will be two dimensions to that judgment: the judgment of condemnation for the damned and the judgment of commendation for the saved — "your saints and those who reverence your name both small and great."

19 Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm.

John then envisions the fantastic display of heaven’s temple — the ark of the covenant, flashes of lightning and thunder claps as well as another earthquake with hailstones.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Islam is no peace religion, though many in the world thought it to be for they had not known anything about Islam till recently.

Islam has a ‘holy writ.’ It is called the Koran. Most of the world has not read one word from it. Posted is a footnote directing the reader to the entire Koran. Read some of it, please.

It is not holy writ. The Koran has no Savior, no mercy, no divine grace, no hope of a holy heaven, no peace of soul for the truly repentant, no Good Samaritan parable, no Love Chapter such as I Corinthians 13 and no Psalm 23, the Good Shepherd’s psalm.

Please read parts of the Koran to know its obvious dark side.

Further, Islam is the only world religion that demands all non-devotees be slain. It really is not a world religion; it is a cult, laden with violence.

Those not committed to Allah are to be annihilated. Those Muslims who do not participate in the annihilating the infidels are themselves to be slain.

That means that only Muslims stand in the last day. That is why zealots work night and day to further Islam World Rule. That is to be the last chapter prior to Islam’s Messiah returning on Earth to reign.

Islam’s god is Allah. Allah promises those males who commit to suicide killings scores of virgins upon their last breath. There is nothing in the Koran promised females who commit suicide for the cause.

Islamic mothers who are totally surrendered to Allah pray that their children will end their lives in suicide bombings. They pray for this. They boast to neighbors of their offspring committing suicide to rid the planet of infidels.

Islamic organizations present themselves as humanitarian. That is part of the Muslim lie. Muslims are directed by Allah to lie, that being a virtue, in order to hoodwink non-Muslims.

Take for instance Barack Husein Obama. He lies. He lies again and again. That is regarded by his Muslim cohorts as laudable for it fools Americans into thinking he is an honorable leader. Evidence shows himself to be just the opposite. Obama is a Marxist Muslim.

Imams can use their positions to teach violence, particularly in a democracy such as America. They hold sessions with their devotees in order to refine the destructive process of leveling the Republic.

Mosques can be used as shelters for sleeping cells where Muslim recruits are sharpened in the battle. If the signal is given in America, for instance, for these sleeper cells to come alive in attacking the populace, the neighborly Muslims will turn into warriors.

Allah teaches his children how to play friendly to those unsuspects around them. Friendliness is a ploy for Allah’s sake.




J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Jesus tells His children of grace to forgive. Jesus makes it serious business. He gives us this counsel in what has been called The Lord's Prayer.

Yet forgiveness is hard at times. There is so much injustice in our spiritually fallen world. However, God's grace can see it through for two primary reasons.

The first is because Jesus has forgiven us of our awful, atrocious, self-centered sins. All of us have fallen short. All. Either sins of the flesh or sins of the spirit or both have separated us tragically from the Father above; no one is exempt. Yet this kind God has forgiven us simply on the line of our repentance and confession from sincere hearts.

Second, when one does come upon divine grace by which to forgive another, then the healing secret is out. Further, that secret flows in two directions: toward the one forgiven and just as powerfully toward the one who has extended the forgiveness.

This reminds me of a Thanksgiving season when my family was swindled out of thousands of dollars by a first-class con artist who was dying of a slow-moving cancer. I befriended this young, skinny fellow as he lay in a hospital bed with tubes in his arms.

"If I could only have a piece of homemade apple pie," he said one morning when I made a pastoral call. It was in short order that John had his apple pie--the whole pie.

And so it was that over months of visiting him that he and I became fast friends--more glued than I had wished later. Nevertheless, in naivete over time I handed over monies for investments to this self-proclaimed financial wizard.

He claimed to have all sorts of money connections, for example having worked professionally for a national pizza chain, inspecting worldwide their newly constructed buildings and so on. Further, he said he served on this board and that regarding sound financial holdings.

It turned out to be a very long long and sad story. However, I found out too late that his employment with the pizza firm proved bogus when they discovered that he was a fraud. They had failed, however, to check out thoroughly his application form where he had listed a wife, children, education, degrees, titles--none of which he had! In the end, nothing--even to his name, address, social security number, etc.--was certain about this mortal but that he was male.

Near to the close of our friendship, he was placed in my home for several days' stay in order for him to relocate for further rehabilitation before he breathed his last.

It was then in the middle of one awfully dark sleepless night that it came to mind that several factors related to me by John simply did not add up.

The next morning, I confronted John with my quizzings regarding this and that. In an instant, he turned into a bizarre creature--fierce and unbridled. Then I knew that I had been had--royally.

I gave John his breakfast, then told him I would be back at the house within minutes. I had an errand to run at the church nearby. In moments, I got through to the pizza firm's vice president, only to learn in quick order that I had been taken, just as their firm had been taken. Indeed I was dealing with a man wanted by the FBI.

I phoned the police. In minutes, a plain-clothesman was in my living room, questioning a bathrobed John seated on my sofa. By noon, John was behind bars. But I was out of my money. He put it far behind him in one purchasing job or another so that it was impossible to retrieve what I had given him in good faith.

My mind was reeling. My body was numb. My family was taken aback at what we faced come Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. How could all of this have happened to us when simply going out of our ways to minister to a young fellow dying of cancer?

But it did happen.

Then came Thanksgiving Day itself. As I thought of our own festivities--the comforts, luxuries of our culture, food upon food platters to satisfy the most hungry, relatives and friends gathering for celebrations--I thought of John in the county jail.

"John," I greeted him.

In shock, he lifted his head, looking into my face as if in unbelief. "What are you doing here?" he asked, startled beyond belief.

"I thought that I would visit you today. You know--have some prayer and then read some from the Psalms--like before. After all, today is Thanksgiving and you have no one to be with you for this special day."

He motioned for me to have a seat there alongside him on the bench. So I did.

And to my amazement--utter amazement--I discovered a new part to my
heart. There was simply no rancor present, no hope for revenge, no inkling at all for getting even or settling some score. None. And, with me, all of those notable qualities of character do not come naturally, nor swiftly. (I have a hunch that some others are similar to my make-up.)

"I will be praying for you, John, whether I see you again or not." And with that, I waved him good-bye.

Within days, he was moved out of state. I kept in touch with him via the local police stations' computer system's info of such persons held in custody. But then the years wore on so that I almost forgot his name.

Yet to this day, I must admit that that Thanksgiving has become the most remembered one in all my life. I don't try to figure out the reasons for that, except to start to understand that it was the opening up of a new room in my heart. Really.

It taught me how to say "Thanks" in a very special way--particularly to the Lord above who counseled me gently how to find forgiving another as the secret key to heaven's healing door.

With that, I learned also that it is a healing which flows in two directions--to the one forgiven and to the one who extends the forgiveness.

It is nothing short of divine grace. Thank God.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

He and wife decided to put a new addition onto their house.

In short, the addition became his god so that he lost out in his soul. It is that easy a slip to happen.

The addition consumed them. It became such an all-encompassing project that the Lord’s Day became shopping day for floor covering, tile, and so on and so on. Lowe’s and Home Depot vied for God’s attention.

“You’re not going to keep having Wednesday evening Bible study,” he pointed adamantly to me one day.

I had never said we were dispensing with the study. But he decided that his word ruled. Of course it didn’t. However, in his head the house addition was more important than
mid-week Bible study. Over and out.

The rest of us continued to gather around the Word weekly. He was missing, House addition supplanted the Word.

The rest of us were kind enough to inquire about the addition—what colors, what tile selections, what floor plans. After all, we wanted to be happy with a friend who was a part of our house church.

However, it was obvious that the addition—wood, nails, paint—were all important in this fellow’s life. It was the beginning signs of spiritual backsliding.

How harmless a matter as an addition onto a house can rob the soul of God’s first place. But it happens all the time, in one form or another for the enemy of our souls never gives up.

Several years prior he and his first wife were sliding
backward in their commitments to the Lord. As pastor I saw it and quaked. There was nothing I could say for they would rebut every caution I would verbalize. That’s the way it is when a Christian starts losing out with God.

It was a snowy Monday morning when his wife’s automobile slid into an accident that cut through in an instant her earthly stay. She was gone. God’s mercy retrieved her soul before she lost out completely with her Lord.

I met with him through all those hours of sorrow. I was there as faithful pastor.

Then he married a second time. The marriage moved along with one happy project and then another. The house addition came to the fore and loomed higher than it should. The fellow lost sight of legitimate spiritual priorities. The rest of us believers witnessed it and wondered what would eventually happen with the man’s test of loyalty.

Sundays became a quick stay for house worship and then off for more house building supplies. Addition. Addition. House addition became his all-in-all.

But God said, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

With the sour state of his soul, he became critical of everything that happened in worship. That’s what happens when a person begins to pull away from the glory of the Lord. Even that which is nourishing to the faithful believers becomes repulsive to the one backsliding.

One Sunday evening we had a most enriching worship in an elderly woman’s home. The music was uplifting. The testimonies were enlivening. The fellowship was rich and sincere. The Bible opened to fill our waiting spirits with new food.

However, not so with the one who had by now given his allegiance to his own selfish world.

Monday morning he phoned me to complain about everything that occurred the evening before. We sang too many hymns. The sermonic illustrations were not proper. The distance driving to the elderly woman’s home was too long. And on and on.

All I could see in my mind during his tirade was House Addition, House Addition, House Addition equals god. It was truly sad.

He ordered me how to conduct future worships. He ordered us all when we were to meet and how long and where. In short, his phone message was obnoxious—but worse. It was the final sign that he had given into the backslidden soul.

Soon after he decided to exit the house church for his own lonely abode, his second wife slipped while working on the house addition. She broke her leg in multiple locations, pins having to be inserted, two months off the use of the leg and so forth.

I have witnessed this often when persons willfully turn their backs on God. We mortals need do nothing. God then moves in to discipline those He loves, according to His Word.

To this moment, the man has never apologized for the havoc he brought to God and the innocent house church believers.

Instead, he continues his way in the void promised him by the enemy of our souls.


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

I was a sophomore in a church-related New England college outside Boston. I could not go home for Thanksgiving because I just couldn’t. I was planning on being home for Christmas and being in Maryland for November vacation was too close to December’s get-away.

So I went from student to student on campus to ask for money. I had an idea. I would feed the Boston poor in Scollay Square on Thanksgiving Day. But I needed money — cash.

Fellow students gave away their money. I put it in a jar in my dorm room. And then most of my friends left for Turkey Day elsewhere. It was an eerie feeling at the college when dorms were mostly empty. But I was so excited I was beside myself.

Prior to Thanksgiving I went into Boston where they sold clerical collars. I, a Protestant, would dress as a priest. It was the only way I could be certain that I’d be safe at nighttime in Scollay Square — the dregs section of the metro. It was after all where the prostitutes stood on corners, vagrants slept in the gutters, and a downtown mission sang hymns like, “Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling.”

I knew Scollay Square. I was a part of the college’s Evangelistic Association. We made our ways into the slums of Boston to sing and preach and hand out hymnals in the mission. It smelled badly in that mission house. But it was one grand place to be. Straight backed chairs. Floppy hymnals with paper backs. An old piano at the front of the room. No microphones. Hanging bald light bulbs strung from the stained ceiling. And the gospel preached with gusto, especially by students preparing for the ministry.

I can recall when I preached my first sermon. It was in the Scollay Square downtown mission. When I got back to campus, seated in chapel the next morning, I wrote the outline of my sermon on the back of an envelope I was mailing home to my parents. They would be so proud that their son was preaching, let alone at the slum mission. I was elated with that sermon outline. I wish I still had it.

So it was that preparing for Thanksgiving I went to buy my Roman collar. It worked. It fit. I weighed only 120 pounds, so I didn’t need a large collar. I had a black suit; most of the preacher-wannas had a black suit. So I was all set. I had my cash. I had my collar. I had my black suit. And I had my Thanksgiving in Boston rather than with family in Maryland. Perfect.

The day came to get onto the T — the train that went from Quincy to Boston. There I sat, looking very much like a Father. And so it was that people seated to my right and left greeted me kindly: “Hello, Father.” “Good day, Father.” I smiled and nodded in reply. I recall especially two old ladies. They were whispering to one another. I heard one say, “He seems awfully young to be a priest.” Oh, if they only

Of course, then, in 1958, Catholics swarmed all over Massachusetts, particularly Boston. Priests in garb and nuns in habits were all over the place. So for me to be one of them fit in quite readily, though truly I was a bit young to have finished one’s priestly schooling.

Presently I disembarked and walked up the dungeon steps from below ground onto Park Street and Tremont Street, the Boston Commons to my left. It was mid-afternoon. I walked down past King’s Chapel right into the heart of Sculley Square. I was home!

Sure enough, vagrants, otherwise then known as “bums,” were to right and left. I approached my first customer. “Hello, Father.” “Hello. I hope you’re having a blessed Thanksgiving Day, sir.” “Not at all.” “Then here’s some money. Take it over there to the cafeteria and get yourself a turkey dinner. God bless you.”

I handed him the cash. I had already checked out how much the meal was. It was indeed a cafeteria where you served yourself and paid the cashier when filling up your tray.

With a flash the man took my money and darted into the shadows. He had no intentions of eating a turkey dinner. Liquor was better. And he had my cash in hand.

That taught this naïve Protestant teetottler a lesson. So for the next fellow I approached about a turkey dinner, I walked with him to the cafeteria, watched him put the food on the tray and then paid the cashier myself for his food. That was that.

But before any more men had their free meals, I walked them right into King’s Chapel. The doors then were never locked. It is an historic church — stone, awesome, quiet, perfect for meditation and prayer. There each fellow along with myself knelt before the altar to pray. I prayed aloud. Then we two stood to our feet, walked to the cafeteria and the man had his turkey dinner.

Night began to fall. I still had money. I was on one grand high for Jesus. Truly. I had never felt so good in a long, long time. I thought my heart would burst.

I came upon a flophouse. I walked in. I talked with the clerk, who herself was a bit of a vagrant. Everyone was that in Scollay Square. The building was dark and dirty. For fifty cents a person could literally flop down somewhere under its roof.

I walked further down the street to be called out to by a fortuneteller. “Father, let me see your palm. I will tell your future,” she beckoned. She was seated in a storefront type of station, dressed as gypsy fortunetellers were garbed in Scollay Square. Behind her was a fancy, colorful curtain. “No thank you,” I replied. “God bless you.” Then I went on my way as she kept calling me to have my fortune told.

Presently, as I was standing under a lamppost, its light forming a perfect circle all around me, I looked up several stories high to an apartment of sorts. There was a light on and a man peering out the window. He must have caught sight of my collar and concluded he hated priests. So with that he opened the window to shout obscenities at me — clenching his fist all the while. I concluded I wasn’t going to linger there under that light.

Finally all my money was gone. I boarded the T for a return to college. All the way home I was thrilled beyond words. What a Thanksgiving Day I had had. It was delightful, fulfilling, out of this world. No one could ever believe what a grand time I had in Scollay Square.

Looking back on that day many, many times — and sharing the experience with numerous friends not only at Thanksgiving — I truly believe it was one of the most miraculous spiritual experiences I have ever been privileged to know.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

“The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka CRU) and released 61 megabytes of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That).”

So now it’s been uncovered that politics and ego have played a prime role in the so-called global warming religion.

Al Gore, champion charlatan, now wipes egg off his face. Fine for truth.’s James Delingo provides a revealing overview.

Emails back and forth from those trumpeting the climate creeds of global heat-up have surfaced, now much to the writers’ embarrassment.

Therefore, we can conclude that not only Barack Hussein Obama is committed to lying, per his Muslim “ethic” writ in the Koran. But other dark-side game-players have taken on lying as a virtue.

Those lifting high truth are warned repeatedly that it is to be “wise as snakes and harmless as doves.”

Read the surfaced emails for yourself:

“As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be ‘the greatest in modern science’. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:

“Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organized resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.”

And now this:

Writer James Delingpole states: “One of the alleged emails has a gentle gloat over the death in 2004 of John L Daly (one of the first climate change sceptics, founder of the Still Waiting For Greenhouse site), commenting:

“’In an odd way this is cheering news.’”

Imagine that for defending facts alone. Imagine the truth-tellers closeted while the politico-money-hungry warm religionists pound away for whatever they can gain from lying.

Now get this next email:

“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”

Read every word and uncover deceit maximum at work in this email:

“The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.”

Read it again: “’Our observing system is inadequate.’”

Disciples of this warm religion collaborate to destroy damaging emails:

“Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4?

“Keith will do likewise. He’s not in at the moment – minor family crisis.

“Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t have his new email address.

“We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.”

Then the urge to violently attack those not bowing down at the warm religion altars:

“Next time I see Pat Michaels at a scientific meeting, I’ll be tempted to beat the crap out of him. Very tempted.”

Here is an email trying to cover up the “inconvenient truth of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP)”:

“Phil and I have recently submitted a paper using about a dozen NH records that fit this category, and many of which are available nearly 2K back–I think that trying to adopt a timeframe of 2K, rather than the usual 1K, addresses a good earlier point that Peck made w/ regard to the memo, that it would be nice to try to ‘contain’ the putative ‘MWP’, even if we don’t yet have a hemispheric mean reconstruction available that far back. . .”

What are the warm religionists to do with scientists who continue to expose the warmist lies? Read it:

“This was the danger of always criticizing the skeptics for not publishing in the ‘peer-reviewed literature’. Obviously, they found a solution to that–take over a journal! So what do we do about this?

“I think we have to stop considering ‘Climate Research’ as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal.

“We would also need to consider what we tell or request of our more reasonable colleagues who currently sit on the editorial board…What do others think?

“I will be emailing the journal to tell them I’m having nothing more to do with it until they rid themselves of this troublesome editor.”

Read “Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'?” at


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Don’t you just love Adam?

After all, who lately has made such an adieu about cuddle this and kissing that? A pinch here, a fondle there.

Now that America is under hate crime watch, is loving Adam Lambert a hate crime? I was pondering that this evening when reading all about ABC zapping him for their “Good Morning America” bit.

The whole problem is this: So you love Adam Lambert. Does that mean that you hate God?

Adam Lambert is telecasting that he is an out-o-the-closet kind of person. And he proves it on stage by kissing an onstage male entertainer—impromptu, so who can judge him for doing what his drives tell him what to do?

More than that, he leads around stage fellow males on leashes. Now if that’s not anti-Petticoat Junction, I don’t know what is.

But the quandary is this: Adam Lambert does this kind of mix-up and gets cancelled on one major network while picked up on another. He’s got thousands of Americans phoning in to television execs complaining about his capers. He’s got interviews with reporters, whining he’s sorry if his lifestyle stuffs it in people’s faces.

Then he persists in romping around while screaming out a screech and smashing a male’s head in his crotch.

Now is loving Adam Lambert a hate crime? Because I read in the Bible that doing that kind of thing as a male to male is repulsive to biblical deity. And so if it is that basic a madness, then perhaps Adam Lambert is putting his signature to a hate crime.

I mean by that that God hates his display because it is sin.

Of course, everyone who knows a smidgen about the Bible knows that the God of the Book forgives a genuinely repentant soul. So if Adam Lambert sincerely confessed his whatevers to God, God would bestow mercy. Note: it would have to be sincere; that is, to “go and sin no more,” as Jesus told the woman caught in adultery.

However, of course, I am not at all leaning in the direction of Adam Lambert running to the confessional for at this juncture in his young life he is making a lot of money and fuss over his carnal flips. He’s got a lot of people yakking pro and con. That makes for a star slot in some individuals’ opinions.

But back to the main point: Is loving Adam Lambert a hate crime? That is, is loving Adam Lambert equal to his committing a hate crime. Maybe I should have put it that way at the outset.

In any case, it is a serious matter. For if one Adam Lambert is committing a hate crime in God’s estimation then it would behoove him to weigh his present spotlight in nastiness with what lays ahead eternally.

What say you?


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Jeff had so many Operating Under the Influence breakings of the law that he spent too many years of his young life behind bars.

“I’m the black sheep of the family,” he said one Friday evening when I visited him in jail. Many of my Friday evenings were spent in that ugly visitors’ room. But it was worth it. At least that’s what Jeff told me. He had no other ones to call on him except one young woman, Yonna.

“The rest of my family made something of themselves, but the bottle got to me over and over again.”

However, I learned that his biological father had not paid much attention to anyone in the family. Soon his mother married again. And again.

“She goes from one loser to another, like looking after stray dogs,” Jeff explained.

One jail visit I offered to be his father. He immediately took me up on it. We shook hands on the deal. He was in his late 20s when discovering me as his dad. I felt it to be God’s will and a privilege.

Jeff was winsome, witty and intelligent.

“My grandma took me to her church when I was a boy.” It then spilled out that he learned about Jesus, salvation, hope and love. But grandma’s influence faded from his youth when she died. From then on out, it was pretty much whatever religion Jeff grabbed hold of — which was practically nothing.

Jeff went from job to job. But the bottle forever got in the way.

I drove him to the motor vehicle department one spring morning. He expected that he would not get his license back for 8 years. Then all of a sudden I saw his slender frame leaping out of that front door toward my car. He was ecstatic. Instead of 8 years, he’d get his license in 4. That was something to cheer about, at least Jeff reasoned it that way. In the meantime, he was at the mercy of others’ wheels. However, seemingly that was a known art to Jeff.

When he got released from jail after his last stint, I collected several hundred dollars from friends to help him get into a rehab center in the city. He bunked out with several other men on the second floor. His chores were listed on the kitchen wall. He got his meals, counseling and a warm building.

On Sundays, I picked up Jeff for worship. He joined us in our house church. A group of us moved into the house church mode several years back, that is, after having spent our lives in a real-life church building. However, the simplicity of a house church — like unto the Early Church — appealed to us more.

We worshiped from house to house on the Lord’s Day.

By a miracle, God provided Jeff with a house in the city. An elderly woman died, her daughter wanted to sell her property quickly, and Jeff got it at a very good price.

Our house church had a house warming for Jeff one Sunday morning when meeting in his living room for a service. Then from time to time I’d slip him a ten or twenty, sometimes a fifty-dollar bill when I had it. He needed it. After all, he was starting all over once again — out of jail and making it. Further, he said I was his dad and I said he was my son.

One day he protested about my gifts. “But that’s what a dad does,” I answered. “He helps his son out.”

I had looked forward to a son. I have two daughters. But I longed for a son. Now God brought Jeff along.

Then came Yonna. She was hankering for a man big time. Like crazy. Like moving in to Jeff’s house. Furthermore, she had wheels.

Early on Jeff testified to receiving Christ as His Savior. Our fellowship provided him with a new Bible. He was also reading daily from devotional booklets distributed during our worship times.

Jeff had two children — one from one mother and the other from another mother. The children worshiped with us. As youngsters they too reached out to Jesus’ love. The day they did, I noted tears in Jeff’s eyes. He was so happy to know that his own children had a new start of soul, far more than he had when their ages.

Sometimes Jeff needed a ride to a school meeting with his son. Before Yonna moved in, I drove into the city, picked Jeff up and drove him to the meeting. At another time Jeff had a doctor’s appointment at the other end of the city. I drove him to the doctor. At still another time Jeff had a social worker’s appointment with one of his children. I drove him there, too.

I was putting a lot of miles on my van. But I was his dad. He was my son. It was a joy. And I told him so.

Jeff was growing spiritually in the Lord. He was a quick learner. He picked up biblical teaching readily. I was very proud of my new son.

But then it was that one day Yonna moved her furniture from her trailer out in the country to his city house. All of a sudden it was stashed in every corner of every room. Far too much for the space; but it was all there.

When we worshiped on Sunday mornings in Jeff’s home, Yonna went off somewhere. She never joined in with us. That was sad. But his children worshiped with us. They were more than anxious to learn another story about Jesus. At Christmas, our house church presented the children with gifts, particularly the nativity scene for under their tree.

On a Sunday morning when we drove to Freeport for worship followed by a fellowship meal, Jeff announced something in the van upon our return. I had said, “Well, Jeff, how about next Sunday we meet in your home for worship?”

“We won’t be able to meet in my home any more,” he replied simply. No other explanation.

I looked in the rear view mirror to see Jeff seated in the middle of his two children, his arms around their shoulders. I wondered what my ears had just picked up. But I said nothing in reply. I just let his sentence sink way down deep.

“We won’t be able to meet in my home any more.”

It was Yonna. She had moved in, taken over. So we never met in Jeff’s home for worship again.

The next Sunday I told Jeff where we were meeting. He did not show. Nor the next Sunday. It was that quickly that I had a son, then he slipped away.