Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Irish Prove a Young Earth???

The Irish prove a young earth???

Hahaha... it sounds pretty incredible doesn't it? But really it's not just the Irish, but also the Norweigans, Danes, and Anglo-Saxons, Britons... I've been doing a study through Genesis, and was looking online to see if I could find anything on Genesis 10, known as the table of Nations, where the Sons of Noah are shown moving out into the different regions of the earth.

I came across this e-book, which I'd never heard of (on a site I never heard of), with a topic I"d never begun to imagine. The author is part of the British Christian Science Movement in the UK. It was the first "creation science" movement, done in protest to the Darwinian teachings of Evolution. The author of this particular book I found, Bill Cooer, titles his work, After the Flood. In it, he recounts the knowlege of God among ancient pagan naations, and moves into the geneologies that Kings often kept in their courts library, to prove their lineage from the founder of their people/clan and right down from Noah. That's right, these people kept geneologies in their A.D. kingdoms to trace lineage right down from Noah.

Amongst the ancient records that the Britons themselves left behind, there is preserved (in Nennius at least) a list of the ancestors of the early British kings as they were counted generation by generation back to Japheth, the son of Noah. But the history of the Britons as a distinct nation had its beginnings with the fall of Troy, and it is at this point that Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Welsh chronicles take up the story. [ch.5]


To be fair, the Saxons do not seem to have brought over with them a detailed chronicled history of their nation like that possessed by the Britons or, indeed, the Irish Celts which we shall examine later. That is not to say that none existed, of course just that none has survived to the present day from that pre-emigration period. What has survived, however, is a detailed genealogy of the pre-migration, and hence pre-Christian, kings of the Saxons, and this enables us to take Saxon history back, generation by generation, to the earliest years after the Flood. But this is no new discovery. It was everyday knowledge to the historians of previous centuries. On Thursday 6th July 1600, for example, a certain Elizabethan tourist, Baron Waldstein, visited London's Lambeth Palace. His journal tells us that in one of the rooms there he saw:

'...a splendid genealogy of all the Kings of England, and another genealogy, a historical one, which covers the whole of time and is traced down from the Beginning of the World.' (1)

Later, arriving at Richmond Palace on 28th July, he saw in the library there:

'... beautifully set out on parchment, a genealogy of the kings of England which goes back to Adam.' (2)

And not only in Cooper's book do we see a geneological accoiunts of the European tribes descending from the sons of Noah, through Japheth (Sceaf is one rendering) and Magog, but after discussing the geneologies, and modernists attempts to discredit them, he looks at historical recorded sightings of Dinosaurs, recorded much throughout ancient A.D. Europe, up through the 1800s, and one instance in the early 1900s. In fact, many of us have read some of the historical accounts, but have not recognized it. Why because of mistranslation (purposeful?) and the veil laid over our eyes by "modernist" ideologies and teachers that teach an old earth and dinosaurs living millions of years before man. One account many have read is the tale of Beowolf.

By the time of his slaying the monster Grendel in AD 515, Beowulf himself had already become something of a seasoned hunter of large reptilian monsters. He was renowned amongst the Danes at Hrothgar's court for having cleared the local sea lanes of monstrous animals whose predatory natures had been making life hazardous for the open boats of the Vikings. Fortunately, the Anglo-Saxon poem, written in pure celebration of his heroism, has preserved for us not just the physical descriptions of some of the monsters that Beowulf encountered, but even the names under which certain species of these animals were known to the Saxons and Danes.

However, in order to understand exactly what it is that we are reading when we examine these names, we must appreciate the nature of the Anglo-Saxon language. The Anglo-Saxons (like the modern Germans and Dutch) had a very simple method of word construction, and their names for everyday objects can sometimes sound amusing to our modern English ears when translated literally. A body, for example, was simply a bone-house (banhus), and a joint a bone-lock (banloca). When Beowulf speaks to his Danish interrogator, he is said quite literally to have unlocked his word-hoard (wordhord onleoc). Beowulf's own name means bear, and it is constructed in the following way. The Beo-element is the Saxon word for bee, and his name means literally a bee-wolf. The bear has a dog-like face and was seen by those who wisely kept their distance to apparently be eating bees when it raided their hives for honey. So they simply called the bear a bee-wolf. Likewise, the sun was called woruldcandel, lit. the world-candle. It was thus an intensely literal but at the same time highly poetic language, possessing great and unambiguous powers of description.

The slaying of Grendel is the most famous of Beowulf's encounters with monsters of course, and we shall come to look closely at this animal's physical description as it is given in the Beowulf epic. But in Grendel's lair, a large swampy lake, there lived other reptilian species that were collectively known by the Saxons as wyrmeynnes (lit. wormkind, a race of monsters and serpents--the word serpent in those days meant something rather more than a snake). Beowulf and his men came across them as they were tracking the female of Grendel's species back to her lair after she had killed and eaten King Hrothgar's minister, Asshere, whose half-eaten head was found on the cliff-top overlooking the lake.

Amongst them were creatures that were known to the Saxons and Danes as giant saedracan (sea-drakes or sea-dragons), and these were seen from the cliff-top suddenly swerving through the deep waters of the lake. Perhaps they were aware of the arrival of humans. Other creatures were lying in the sun when Beowulf's men first saw them, but at the sound of the battle-horn they scurried back to the water and slithered beneath the waves. [ch. 10]


There are several Anglo-Saxon words that share the same root as Grendel. The Old English word grindan, for example, and from which we derive our word grind, used to denote a destroyer. But the most likely origin of the name is simply the fact that Grendel is an onomatopoeic term derived from the Old Norse grindill, meaning a storm or grenja, meaning to bellow. The word Grendel is strongly reminiscent of the deep-throated growl that would be emitted by a very large animal and it came into Middle English usage as grindel, meaning angry.

To the hapless Danes who were the victims of his predatory raids, however, Grendel was not just an animal. To them he was demon-like, one who was synnum beswenced (afflicted with sins). He was godes ansaca (God's adversary), the synscatha (evil-doer) who was wonsaeli (damned), a very feond on helle (devil in hell)! He was one of the grund-wyrgen, accursed and murderous monsters who were said by the Danes to be descended from Cain himself. And it is descriptions such as these of Grendel's nature that convey something of the horror with which the men of those times anticipated his raids on their homesteads. [ch.10]

This book is a most fascinating read, and refreshing for strengthening and edifying your faith. If you love the old European names found in Lord of the Rings or Naria or such, you've got to read this book, and this will give you a new understanding and appreciation of your history, and strengthen your belief that the account in the book of Geneisis is indeed historical.

"Sanctify them by your truth, Your word is truth." John 17:17

Monday, May 17, 2010

Islamic U.S. prelude to rule of the Mahdi (Antichrist)

Ali Akbar Dareini wrote an article for the AP that tells us that a radical [orthodox, i.e. faithful] Muslim cleric talked about envisioning the creation of a "greater Iran" which would include the entire Middle East and Central Asia, and be a prelude to the coming single global ruler of the universal Islamic Caliphate, the Madhi.

World, you better start practicing Arabic.  You're going to soon become very familiar with it.  J. Richardson in his book, The Islamic Antichrist, talks about the similarities of the Biblical end-times sceneraio, and Muslim eschatology.  Islam's Madhi, their supposed deliverer, in Islamic tradition, fits to a T the Biblical Antichrist, the person who enters the scene with a 7 yr. peace plan to bring peace to the Middle East. 

In the AP article, Ayatollah Mohammad Bagher Kharrazi spoke of the "greater Iran" he envisioned, but said it would "bring about the destruction of the Jewish state."  In the book of Revelation, the apocalyptic book of hte Bible, Satan is described as a dragon, who is trying to devour the child born to the woman with a crown of twelve stars on her head.  The woman is helped by the earth (yes tree-huggers, nature-lovers, the Bible teaches the earth is on the side of its Maker, not on the side of you!). 

We have seen through history the persecution of the Jews, from nearly all parts of the world, yet they have survived, and even thrived in spite of it.  Now, after 1800 years in exile among the nations, God has restored the Jews to the land he promised to Abraham, the "called-out Iraqi," in fulfillment of the promises of Ezekiel 36, 37.  Chapter 37 is commonly known in historic Christian America as the "Valley of Dead Bones." 

We can see (if we are willing) the truth of the Apocalyptic book of Revelation, and of the dragon's attempts to destroy the male-child, destined to rule over the nations (see Dan. 7, the dominion of the Son of Man) in all the historic attempts to destroy the Jews as a people.  Most recent in history (besides the constant attacks from Muslims in the "West Bank" (a.k.a. religous, historical Israel) was the holocaust, of which Muslims, and certain black liberationist groups deny.

But within the apocalyptic pages of scripture, the Antichrist, a.k.a. the man of lawlessness (2 Thess 2:3,4), we see he will declare himself to be God 3 1/2 yrs into the "peace covenant" he has enacted with the Middle East (2 Thess. 2:4; Dan. 9:27).  At this point, much to the chagrin of Muslims, this Madhi, will demand personal worship and allegeiance, and all who do not bow will have their heads chopped off, another similarity with the prophetic pages (Revelation 20:4). 

Islam will be the final one-world religion.  We see all around us, with PRESIDENT BARRACK OBAMA's complicit willingness/fear/eagerness to allow for and promote Islam in the United States of America, while he disdains and undermines America's Christian heritage.  ISLAM IS GAINING GROUND IN THE U.S.A.  Ahmadenijad, and other Muslim clerics have warned America to convert of face the consequences.  This is part of the formula for converting/conquering peoples and lands.  First, they are warned, and if the do not heed the warning, the Muslims are justified in waging jihad on that nation/people.  IT IS COMING AMERICA, make no doubt.

In fact, this may be the national "catastrophe" that BARRACK HESSEIN OBAMA will exploit to seize control of the U.S. and make us into a military state.  The more I have studied and learned, and observed in the world, the more I am convinced that the single most important book in life is the Holy Bible. It is the most historically validated book, and there IS MORE EVIDENCE THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD THAN THAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN EXISTED! 

If you want to get ready for the end-times, and the judgments that God is already beginning to pour out, you need to repent of your sins, and surrender control of you life to the LORD Jesus Christ.  He's return is soon, and this man who garners the worship and allegiance of the world is going to be destroyed by the shining of the LORD's glorious appearance.  If you want to be preserved and made right with your Creator, do the above, and love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.  If you don't want to be put right with HIM, disregard what I just said (Rev 14:6,7).

for article on "Greater Iran," see

Friday, May 14, 2010

Obama World President? Forerunner to Antichrist!

Jan Markell of Olive Tree Views, wrote a recent article, speaking of all the talk on the internet, and in newspapers throughout the world that have given such accolades to Barack Hussein as "Messiah" and "World President."  When he campaigned in 2008, he spoke to masses around the world with the promises of world unity.  But clearly, he has yet to bring that.

Eventually the antichrist will accomplish this, so Obama’s efforts are a run-up to it. During the campaign, he mesmerized the world. Not everyone was fooled, but the world is so longing for a “man with a plan,” a “Mr. Fix-it,” that they bought his redistribution of wealth statements and overlooked a dozen dangerous associations and said they just didn’t matter because this was the closest the world had come in modern history to this so-called “President of the world.” Shortly after the 2008 election, Tunisia was just one country of several that headlined the story, “Today America elects ‘the president of the world.’ “

Markell goes on and shows through the research of David Horowitz, that most of the world is in favor of Mr. Obama.  But in the article, Markell concludes that he still doesn't qualify for the ungodly title Antichrist.  This man is still to come.

She cites the sentiment off someone's blog: There is coming that “single leader.” Could it be that the world is turning into such a mess so that he — the antichrist — will soon come along and say, “I have the answer to solve all these problems”? Obama’s “messiahship” can’t come close to that of the antichrist who will be demonically-appointed to pull a million rabbits out of hats. So what we see now is just a microcosm of what will really happen. [bold mine]

for full article, see

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jefferson Supported Government Sanction of Christian Ministry

Much has gone on in our day about "seperation of Church and State" to the extent that most Americans are confused on this topic, and believe that the government, if anything, should squash down the Christian religion and make room for religous diversity, neverminding that the great religion that founded our great nation teaches that there is only one narrow way of salvation. 

Paul Barreca did an article in the The Daily Journal which is a brief treatment on how Christian Morality is the source of America's greatness.  Firstly, he clears up the confusion for us on the matter of the phrase, "seperation of Church and State".

The phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear in any of the founding documents, either at the state or national level. The phrase is not in the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, or the constitution of any of the individual states. The first known documentation of this phrase is in a letter from President Jefferson written to an association of Baptist churches in Danbury Connecticut. The phrase lay dormant and virtually un-referenced until Justice Hugo Back quoted Jefferson (out of context) in "Everson vs. Board of Education, 1947."

Barreca tells us that: "The First Amendment was not written to shield American citizens from public religious activities, which were normal, frequent and practiced without objection until recently [historically]."  He goes on in the article to point out that if anyone was restricted in the First Ammendment, it is the Congress, protect U.S. citizens from Federal intrusion into public religious life.  Much as it was when our first forebears fled the countries of Europe, where the State, the governments were tied to the Roman Catholic and Anglican church, which was imposed upon all citizenry.  To follow the teachings of the Bible instead, and not comply with the government religion, was to face fines, imprisonment, torture and death as heretics.

The founders routinely cited their religious beliefs and called upon Americans to practice religious virtue. Thomas Jefferson, who is regarded by secularists as a proponent of a secular society, actually supported religious involvement in government. In a treaty with the Kaskaskia Indians, Congress provided for a church building and a Christian chaplain. President Jefferson signed the bill into law and authorized that the government pay $300 to build a church.
It seems that those in America who want to remove the Bible and Christian instruction from school have the law and America's great legacy inverted.  Those in power now do not want this known by the masses, as they seek to promote their Marxist agendas, which turn the people to the government, rather than to knowing and excercising their own, God-given rights and freedoms known and practiced under Christianity.

As this is removed from public schools and instruction, our country continues to descend into immorality, strife and poverty.  America, "choose life, that you may live... by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him" (Deuternomy 30:19-20).

To read Barreca's full article, go to

Friday, May 7, 2010

Book Review Link on "Putting Away Childish Things"

For many who don't know Marcus Borg: He's a man who calls himself Christian, which is an oxymoron, because he denies elements central to the gospel such as the divinity of Christ and the virgin birth.  He has also served on the very liberal group who did the Jesus Seminar, which tried to undermine the validity and inerrancy of scripture. 

This man, a false teacher, has written his first work of fiction, no doubt to mislead many from the true faith.
Lighthouse trails has posted a book review of Borg's work by free-lance writer Ted Kyle:

As a story, this is not an easy read, being burdened with its load of liberal doctrine. But as a literary device to lead the unwary into swallowing that doctrine, along with the vulnerable student, Erin, it may succeed very well. Readers should be aware that this is an agenda-driven book. Virtually everything in it is there for a purpose.

to read the complete review, go to:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Is Islam for Women? Part II

This brief blog is a little addendum to the previous blog on whether Islam if for Women?  Ever notice how all the stronly feminist groups say nothing when it comes to Islam's bad treatment of women?  Even though it is sanctioned in their religion, and by their "prophet," whom Jesus would label as a wolf in sheep's clothing.

One woman is speaking up, and speaking up of  her unbelief of the liberal feminist groiups that are remaining quiet on this issue!

Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America (CWA), is shocked at how Islam treats women. "Concerned Women for America has been vocal in denouncing the appalling way that Muslims treat women, and we're sorry that the feminists are not willing to join us in denouncing radical Islam," she comments.; accessed May 01,2010.

To be sure, Pamela Geller, of Atlas Shrugs also speaks out almost all facets of Islam.  Americans, you love democracy, freedom... if we allow Islam to make headway into this country as a political force, as in Europe, look for America to be further fundamentally transformed.  And Hillary Clinton thinks she cracked the glass ceiling?  In Islam that ceiling is about a 1,000 ft. thicker!  Where's Hillary when you need her?

Men within Christianity, as the "head" of their spousal union, are supposed to honor women as the weaker partner, so that their prayers will not be hindered.  Marriage was ordained by God among the societies of earth as a picture of the covenental relationship He has (or desires to have) with humanity.  As Christ is the head of the Church (Eph 4:23) so the husband is to be the head of the wife.  And as the Church lovingly, desirously, and zealously submits herself to her head, Christ, so the wife is to do so to her husband within a marriage covenant (Eph 4:24).
The reason most women out there do not want to submit to their husbands (well, there's several factors), but mostly is that the husband do not know or follow Christ as their leader, Savior and Lord.  When the men do this, then God gives them the ability to be a servant-leader in the marriage relationship.
And within Islam, in which salvation is merited by works observed or performed in life (with no real bearing on the heart), salvation is only guaranteed if a person dies in battle with an infidel.  It's enough to get the liberal anti-America groups to be quiet!  Seriously though, if one desires to be saved from the injustice, iniquity and inequality in the world, they agree with God about their sinfulness (lying, cursing, sexual immorality, taking God's name in vain, hatred, greed, etc.  Gal. 5:19-21), and surrender control of their lives to their Lord, Jesus Messiah.  He came once to take away sins, for all who place their faith in His work on the cross, where, according to scripture, Jesus died in your place, taking your punishment on the cross. (Rom 3:23-25; 1 John 2:2, 4:10).
16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.

John 3:16-18 (HCSB)