Friday, June 30, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Monday, June 26, 2023
- The U.N. certifies "experts" on sexual orientation and gender identity? Apparently.
- LGBT agenda tops Freedom of Religion? Yes, according to the U.N. experts.
- Merely disagreeing with the LGBT agenda is violence? Yes, according to the U.N. experts.
- The Christian Bible is unacceptable? Yes, according to the U.N. experts and according to WEF officials.
- The U.N. has the right to decide what is acceptable and unacceptable as a religious text? Yes, according to the U.N. experts.
- Do you finally see my point that traditional Biblical religion is being intentionally targeted for destruction at very high levels?
- Will your pastor, priest, and church officials go along with this "new religion" in order to be inclusive, relevant, and authentic to a modern audience? Many have. Many will.
- Read R-17 Dump "Woke" Churches!
- Read R-20 How To Tell If A Church is "Woke"
- Read R-23 Dump the "Experts" - Question Everything
Sunday, June 25, 2023
|Daniel Boone - Positive Masculinity|
Instead of encouraging the very positive aspects of traditional masculinity, we now treat masculinity as "toxic," and our boys are treated like broken girls needing to be "fixed." This war against traditional masculinity is part of the larger war on the traditional family unit, traditional gender roles, and Biblical religion waged by the Elites in their attempt to eliminate opposition to their dreams of highly-centralized authoritarian government, a technocratic scientific dictatorship (controlled by them, of course).
Men, as husbands and fathers, are no longer seen as serving a needed role in society. Far from the days of Father Knows Best, husbands and fathers are now shown in pop culture as inept dunces at best (think Al Bundy or Homer Simpson), if they are shown as being around at all. Masculinity is always shown as the problem, never the solution. On the other hand, women are shown as quite capable of getting along very well without men in their lives. The lesson pop culture drives home relentlessly is that men are unneeded at best, and dangerous at worst.
This sad situation is in desperate need of correcting. As a small step in that direction, I offer the following list of skills every real man should have. These are skills, in that they can be learned and developed, if you are willing to put in the necessary work to do so. Men, learn these skills yourself, and most importantly, teach these skills to your boys. Let us proudly reclaim traditional masculinity.
Courage - Courage isn't about not being afraid. Its about not letting fear paralyze us. Real men should be willing to face danger and do the right thing even when we are afraid.
Strength - I'm not talking about physical strength, although real men should certainly develop their health and fitness. I'm primarily talking about strength of character, strength of will, determination and staying power. Drive and ambition could also fit under this heading. Real me don't run away when the going gets tough (which is why I despise the MGTOW and incel movements).
Integrity - Real men are honest, are true to their word, and can be trusted to do the right thing. We keep our promises, our word is our bound, and do what we say.
Faith - A Relationship with God - Real men seek relationship with God. Worship, prayer, and Bible study are a part of our lives. We try to please our heavenly Father by following His Laws. Our relationship with God is our number one priority.
Love for Wife and Family - A real men is steadfast in his love for his wife and family. "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" (Ephesians 5:25). Next to God, or relationship with our wife is our number one earthly-responsibility, followed closely by our children. We are to put our wife and family first, above ourselves, our career, our friends, or our hobbies - even to the point of being willing to die for them as Christ died for us.
Just curious: Do you pray for your wife everyday? When is the last time you lead your wife in prayer?
Leadership - Real men are leaders, not "bosses." It is their vision and their example that makes them leaders, not their orders. They guide, protect, teach and serve those they lead.
Self-Defense and Defending Others. Real men are willing and able to defend themselves, their wife, their families, and those that cannot defend themselves.
Personal Finance - Real men are skilled at personal finance. That doesn't necessarily mean we have a lot of money. It does mean we are responsible for the resources God has entrusted to us. We are willing to work hard, know how to spend less than we earn (budgeting), save money (have an emergency fund), barter & haggle (get the best price), and have a good understanding of economics and finances.
Self-Reliance - Real men don't rely on others (parents, government, etc.) to take care of our needs. Instead, we rely on our own knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment to make our way in the world. We develop the abilities and skills to do as much as we can for ourselves and our families without outside help or assistance.
Abilities to develop include:
- Assuming responsibility for our own life
- Accepting responsibility for our mistakes
- Being informed
- Knowing where we're going (having goals)
- Making our own decisions
- Situational Awareness and the OODA Loop
- Money Management & Personal Finance
- Employability and Hard Work
- Basic Auto Mechanics
- Small Engine Repair
- First Aid/CPR
- Basic Home Repair/DIY Skills
- Grow/Produce Food
- Bushcraft/Wilderness Survival
- Knife-Sharpening/Maintaining Tools
- Water Collecting/Purification
This list, of course, is only a partial list of many manly skills to develop.
The Daniel Boone television series from the late 1950s and early 1960s, starring Fess Parker, is a phantastic resource for learning about positive traditional masculinity. Daniel Boone is portrayed as a real American hero, a man of faith, courage, and integrity. I suggest all Fathers watch this series with their sons. Available on DVD from Amazon.
Friday, June 23, 2023
Tim's Note: Be sure to read the entire reading. The first part (Acts 10:9-16) gets preached on a lot in modern churches, but the last part is typically ignored. Why? Peter's vision, as Peter himself explains, is NOT about food.
Peter’s Vision (Acts 10:9 - Acts 11:18)
Acts 10:9 The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”
15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.
Summoned to Caesarea
17 Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate. 18 And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there.
19 While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. 20 Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.”
21 Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?”
22 And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.” 23 Then he invited them in and lodged them.
On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
Peter Meets Cornelius
24 And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. 28 Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29 Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?”
30 So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.’ 33 So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God.”
Preaching to Cornelius’ Household
34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”
The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.
Then Peter answered, 47 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.
Peter's Vision Explained
Acts 11:1 Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. 2 And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him, 3 saying, “You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!”
4 But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying: 5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came to me. 6 When I observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 7 And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ 8 But I said, ‘Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.’
9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’ 10 Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven. 11 At that very moment, three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent to me from Caesarea. 12 Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house.
13 And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, ‘Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, 14 who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.’ 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning. 16 Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?”
(Note: Verses are from the NKJV.)
Thursday, June 22, 2023
From the publisher:
"Prepare yourself to defend the truth against the greatest worldview threat of our generation.
In recent years, a set of ideas rooted in postmodernism and neo-Marxist critical theory have merged into a comprehensive worldview. Labeled “social justice” by its advocates, it has radically redefined the popular understanding of justice. It purports to value equality and diversity and to champion the cause of the oppressed.
Yet far too many Christians have little knowledge of this ideology, and consequently, don’t see the danger. Many evangelical leaders confuse ideological social justice with biblical justice. Of course, justice is a deeply biblical idea, but this new ideology is far from biblical.
It is imperative that Christ-followers, tasked with blessing their nations, wake up to the danger, and carefully discern the difference between Biblical justice and its destructive counterfeit.
This book aims to replace confusion with clarity by holding up the counterfeit worldview and the Biblical worldview side-by-side, showing how significantly they differ in their core presuppositions. It challenges Christians to not merely denounce the false worldview, but offer a better alternative—the incomparable Biblical worldview, which shapes cultures marked by genuine justice, mercy, forgiveness, social harmony, and human dignity."
Dystopian Survival is Tim Gamble's other website, which focuses on self-reliance, resilience, preparedness, and building community, in order to survive our dystopian future (which has arrived!). It is more concerned with helping people survive modern threats (world wars, economic collapse, and a technocratic police state, for three examples) rather than surviving bear attacks and getting lost in the woods. Dystopian Survival currently has over 400 articles on a wide variety of topics. Please check it out!
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Dystopian dis-ˈtō-pē-ən adj.: 1) of, relating to, or being a world or society in which most people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives; 2) a world of high technology, marked by authoritarian government and powerful corporations, with a huge divide between a privileged elite, and a disempowered underclass they rule over.In science fiction, a dystopian world is typically presented as one in which a small class of elites use a combination of authoritarian government, powerful & wealthy corporations, and highly advanced technology, to rule over the common people. The world the elite create for themselves is one of extreme wealth, power, and privilege. It is created at the expense of a much larger underclass, who have slowly lost their personal liberties, economic freedoms, and privacy rights. A deep network of unelected bureaucrats and corrupt politicians, often financed and aided by the deep pockets of the corporate elite, work diligently to entrench this new order into the regulations, laws and treaties governing their world.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
The Trigger Event (n.) - a particularly bad national or international event which triggers a cascade of other bad events leading to collapse of modern civilization.
The trigger event may be just about anything. In Mark Godwin's Economic Collapse Chronicles, the trigger event is government running out of money (and credit) and being unable to load EBT cards. From there a cascading series of related events follows, leading to riots, looting, violence, and ultimately civil war.
In Goodwin's Cyber Armageddon series, the trigger event is a particularly bad cyberattack on the banking system. A cascading series of events follows, leading to a societal collapse.
In the Brushfire Plague series by R.P. Ruggiero, the trigger event is the outbreak of a global pandemic, a virulent plague, which leads to the rather quick downfall of civilization as we know it.
And the list goes on. Many, many possible trigger events are proposed. Sometimes these events are natural, organic in nature. Other times these events are planned by an evil, selfish elite.
In each case, the idea is some trigger event sets off a series of other really bad events, leading ultimately to a societal collapse. A period of violence, anarchy, and often war follows. After a relatively short period of time (a few months to a few years) the good guys win. Order is restored, with the Republic saved, commonsense reigning over all, and our Rights permanently preserved.
There is no guarantee of a trigger event. In fact, history shows just the opposite: when civilizations collapse, they collapse slowly, and not as the result of any one event.
Instead, the Roman Empire fell slowly as a result of challenges from within and without, and changing over the course of hundreds of years until its form was unrecognizable." -- (Gill, N. S., The Fall of Rome: How, When, and Why Did It Happen?, October 30, 2019.)
The Roman Empire took hundreds of years to fully collapse. It did not collapse in one sudden, fell swoop. Nor did it collapse due to one major event. Many generations of people had to live through the collapse. They experienced many bad events, no one of which ended it all. Even to this day historians argue over exactly when the Roman Empire fell, how long it took, and what actually caused it. But none suggest a sudden end, or any one trigger event.
The trigger event of survivalist fantasy has a certain appeal. It is simple and satisfying to point to a single causal event. And a sudden collapse means it is over with relatively quickly, like pulling a band-aid off. The pain is temporary, and then you move on. In survivalist fiction, by the end of the series there is usually a new beginning, or at least hope for a new beginning. But that isn't the lesson of history.
No one wants to think about a lifetime of pain, generations of pain, in which most people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives with no hope of earthly relief. But, if we are following the Roman Collapse model, that is what we, our children, our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren will face.
Sounds grim. But there is hope if we realize what we are facing, and we prepare ourselves our families, and our communities accordingly. Not for some single disastrous event which we will soon come out off, our society fully restored. Rather, we need to prepare for generations of dystopia.
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it," -- Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)
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