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June 2007 Comments
2007-06-01


Dear brother,

What is happening in the world today is already written in the bible,we are nearing to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, as in Matthew chapter 24, their will be wars and rumors of wars, their will be troubles and tribulations. The prophecies in the book of Daniel will be fulfilled concerning nations and governments, this is the hihest time that man will accept the Lord Jesus as savior and redemer of his life because this days the only hope is in Jesus.

God Bless.
Pastor Ruel
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Jack,
I have always backed Bush since 9/11. I thought that a strong love for America was alright. I believe that America should join with Israel and just stamp out all those opposing nations. I think (thought) that if America stood along side of Israel God would bless us for doing so (doesn't the bible tell us that if someone take in his people that they will be blessed). I guess what I am saying is that your article made me start questioning my stand. My children also asked me if I thought America was right for going to war with Iraq or if Israel was right in their actions. I told them pretty much the same thing the father told his child in the email you received. I went as far to tell me my oldest son (9years old) that I felt every American Male at the age of 19 years old should have to serve at least two years in the armed forces.

If you would not have backed this article with scripture I would have called you a "Liberal Sissy". I think that I am going to have to do more research in the word of God now and see if I just lead my children astray from God and his teachings. I thought that America was being used by God as a sword of justice or a shield to defend the weak. Yeah! I think I got some hard praying to do for some spiritual guidance on this issue. Even now as I am typing this to you my flesh is saying "What are we suppose to do just sit back and let them attack us again". I thank you for your message. I feel that if it were not of God the holy ghost would not be dealing with me so hard at this time. I am not saying at this point that you are 100% right, because I know that the Bible tells me not to trust every spirit(man) claiming to be of God but to question the spirit (man). I am going to pray on it and let God lead me in to the right answer.

Oh yeah I have visited other sights on the internet and knew right from the start that it was not biblical even though they tried to throw some scripture in there somewhere. I got an instant reaction inside from the holy spirit that told me to leave the sight and I did so. I did not get that feeling while reading your sight, so I am going to pray on it. I am a Christian, but I do not attend a church at this time. I am confused on all the different messages being taught. I mean one person tells you something and someone else is saying that they are leading you astray. It is confusing to me, so I just stopped going to any of the churches at this time. I feel that all the different denominations are making the word of the lord to hard to understand. I go with the verse of John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, for who so ever believes in him shall not perish but have ever lasting life". I think that sums it. All you have to do is put your faith in Jesus Christ and know that he died for our sins so that we could go be with God is enough.

Recently I have been listening to Jimmy Swaggart on the radio because to my spirit is wanting to be feed. It seems like everyone else is making it so hard to be saved. I have put my soul/life and the same for my family in Jesus's hands and think with that I can't go wrong. I think that you are doing the same from the few articles I have read so keep on spreading the word of God. I am going to see if the lord brings me back to this sight again. In the mean time go with God brother and fight the good fight.

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Dear Sir,
I find it disappointing that you would use the Vietnam topic to preach religion. It is, in my opinion, of poor taste irrelevant of whether you are a veteran or not. I wish you all the best with this endeavour you seek, but please don't stoop to such lows to sell religion. There is a time and a place for such matters, and this is not one of them.
Regards, Emma - a proud daughter of a Vietnam veteran

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Jack

Many thanks for writing.

I am a religious Jew and don't view current affairs through the same eyes. I don't want to get into theological disputes- just suffice it to say that we are ideological allies.

Joel

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The Times are a Changin ; Gathering the Tares to Burn !

Matthew 13:27-30 (Amplified Bible)
27And the servants of the owner came to him and said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have darnel shoots in it? 28He replied to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Then do you want us to go and weed them out? 29But he said, No, lest in gathering the wild wheat (weeds resembling wheat), you root up the [true] wheat along with it. 30Let them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will say to the reapers, (Gather the darnel first and bind it in Bundles to be Burned), but gather the wheat into my granary.

Ezekiel 34:17-23 (Amplified Bible) 7And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between the rams and the great he-goats [the malicious and the tyrants of the pasture]. 18Is it too little for you that you feed on the best pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? And to have drunk of the waters clarified by subsiding, but you must foul the rest of the water with your feet? 19And My flock, must they feed on what your feet have trodden and drink what your feet have fouled? 20Therefore thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I Myself, will judge between fat sheep and impoverished sheep, or fat goats and lean goats. 21Because you push with side and with shoulder and thrust with your horns all those that have become weak and diseased, till you have scattered them abroad, 22Therefore will I rescue My flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23And I will raise up over them one Shepherd and He shall feed them, even My Servant David; He shall feed them and He shall be their Shepherd.

1 Peter 4:16-18 (King James Version) 16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17For the time is come that (judgment must begin at the house of God): and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

Judgment has begun at the House of God; these scriptures are being fulfilled before your eyes. This is what I mean; each decision that a Christian makes against Christ, the Word, or what he or she knows is right; causes them to fall more into a reprobate state. The time for Grace as a license to sin is Over !

We have seen it; we have heard it; JUDGMENT has begun in the Hearts of those called Christian (the House of God)! Those who were open and friends of God have repeatedly turned against Him, His Word and His Own; their hearts get harder everyday ! As the Word says and as many have seen; the Tares of the flock, false sheep and cattle of His flock, are being put into bundles for Destruction !

They are being led with a hook in their mouth, (by their own disobedience) into error, and a Grand Delusion ! The False Sheep must now persecute the True sheep; we have heard it and it is in the Word; we see it now come into bloom ( Prepare for Persecution, from Christians -even your own Family!). Be careful of the things you do, the words you speak, the thoughts that linger; decisions, decisions, we are now in the Valley of Decision, each action or intent leading Towards Christ, or Away !

You will be as the disciples kicked out of your places of worship for speaking the truth ! You will be on the outside looking in, they will call you a snake, a wolf , and instruct those Under them not to listen to you, but only heed the Pastors. But the Pastors have become rich for gain and in this manner fleece the sheep, hardly feeding them at all.

We are going to again be called the Outcasts, the Called Out Ones ! We will retreat to the mountains where our true Lord will Gather and Feed us; and the other will be Judged. We can no longer say Amen to them and dwell in the midst of them: Come Out of Her My people He is saying to His remnant ! Have not we heard this ? Can not we see this ? Does not the Word and the Spirit bare witness to this ?

Our best friends , our own mothers, fathers , sisters, brothers, sons and daughters ; can and most likely will come against the Few who are being Called and Chosen ! How does that make you feel ? Who is your Father, mother, sister, or brother, but he who does the will of the Father, the will of Christ, obedient to His Word . People you have loved and respected can Not stand between you and your Lord, His will be done at All cost !

You may say just because everyone has turned against you and yours doesn't mean it will happen to me, my family, and friends. But it will! Few there will be that will enter, especially in this Evil Day ! Pray that you will have a husband, wife, son , or daughter to fellowship with in these Last Days; you will be Blessed to even have a little True Fellowship, which is a better communion with God. For where there are two or three gathered together He is amongst them !

May the Lord Bless and Keep you though this evil time-these Last Days-the great falling away- and Not the revival they speak of ! I am no one, I claim no position, this is but a message for this time; Watch and Pray, that you fall not, but stand in this evil day.

Agape; Rod

Hi Rod. Thanks for this wonderful word. It hits hard but it is the whole truth. Our Lord Jesus is coming and as you said, the false Christians are uniting, not knowing the Lord has caused them to bind together for the judgments to come in Daniel's 70th week. it hurts deeply to know that my friends and family have joined in this religious-political madness, thinking they are doing the will of God. Your brother in Jesus, Jack

Thanks Jack;

The fact that you find this true shows you are real, feeling and seeing in Spirit and Truth what it happening all around us. Not that I'm anyone to judge , but you judge yourself by what you do with the truth, and the things you say , do, and accept. The fact is that if the people really knew what Christ taught about baring the Cross ,and the Strait and Narrow way, most would turn away . The true test is in the dying daily to the flesh, to the point where you would be able to give up your life. The early Apostles and followers found this out, and so in the Muslim countries today the Christians die daily .

We are finding out that in these end times the Lord has given permission to Lucifer to wear out the True Saints, while it seems that the false ones, are getting fat with cold hearts. This is actually preparing the True ones for Spiritual battle, though it is becoming harder to survive, their survival now fortunately depends on their obeying the Lord. You know how it is when we become sick, loose our jobs, or hurt badly, all a sudden then we need the Lord, but now it must become a daily, sometimes hourly quest.

We can see a very large dark valley before us; the Valley of Death, some of us will go through that Valley with the Lord, and some will not come out. I worked in a church, a very big popular one with some good teaching, but it became sugar coated more and more. It is at the point where the message must be hard, we are going into hard times, and the Lord is allowing a sifting of the wheat from the chaff. It will become a disservice to not warn the sheep, to let them be at ease with their sin and slumber; it is time to fear the Lord.

God is Love and we must show forth that Love; but we must tell them the truth in Love. Many pastors will be guilty of leading masses to destruction for what they did not say.

A Brother in Christ, Rod

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Jack,

Thanks for writing. You asked a lot of questions. Yes, life can be confusing.I personally wish our government would pull our troops from both Iraq and Afganistan. And no we don"t need any extra-terrestials to screw our planet. We are doing just fine screwing it up all by our selves. I served in the Marines in Viet Nam in 1967/1968. I saw all the death I care to see there. Problems should be settled diplomatically. Diplomacy if performed properly can save lives.

Got to go, but write back.

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Dear Mr. J. Hook,

Yes I wanted to know more about your story, because I have a friend in the states he went in the army 18 years old and being straight to Vietnam. he are 51 years old. he never tell's me the only thing I know that he always' have tears in his eyes.

Yours sincerely,
Winny

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Dear Jack:

I received your e-mail this afternoon and took a brief look at your site. First thing you need to know is that I am a committed Jew and not open to conversion. I'm sure you've heard that before but I assure you I am secure in my beliefs. The second thing you should know is that I feel everyone should be free to believe as they wish. With those two things in mind, I can give very short answers to a few questions you posed:

Are aliens or angels real? Is someone or thing "out there" in the heavens? {whatever you believe is true. Personally, There'd better be something out there better than us!}

Do they have anything to do with the wars now raging in the Middle East? {No. Manmade. We have free will}

Is more war or peace on the horizon? {War. As long as there are religious fanatics who believe they have the right to choose who lives, dies, etc.}

Will Israeli and American tanks have to soon roll into Damascus and Tehran
respectively, to keep them from obtaining nuclear weapons? Or will Iran and
Syria make peace with Israel? {I do not expect Iran and / or Syria to make peace with
Israel. They are suckled on hatred. Their moral compass has no boundaries - any action deemed to promote Islam is not only allowed, it is required!}

Does there need to be regime changes in these two nations first? {Yes

Will Russia and America work together for peace in the Holy Land? {No although Russia may try to look like they are helping us}

Can the Jews and Moslems share the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, allowing for
the rebuilding of Solomon's Temple right next to the infamous Dome of the
Rock mosque? {This is a joke, right? If you value living, I wouldn't voice
this possibility to a Muslim.}

What do communism, fascism, monarchies, theocracies, democracies, and
republics all have in common? {They all have ideologies and a vision of how people should live }

How are Christians suppose to relate and react to the men in charge of these
various forms of civil government? {All people of faith (any faith) must understand their responsibility to recognize the role that faith played in making this great country. If more
people would understand that "atheism" is it's own religion, perhaps they'd find the gumption to repel the efforts of the ACLU and other like-minded institutions who promote the canard of 'multi-culturism' under the banner of freedom. This nation was founded on the basis of religious freedom NOT freedom from religion. Time to go back to basics. Cannot speak for other countries whose basis may be different than ours.}


And finally, are Christians counted as sheep for the slaughter or militant
soldiers of the sword? Are they to be lambs or lions in this life and
world? {I can't answer for you, but as a Jew, I will say - Never again will we be
sheep for slaughter!!}

More than you asked for I'm sure but I so rarely get to vent!

With my enduring thanks for your service America and my family, I send you my best wishes for a long and happy life.

Best regards,
Nancy Sue

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Hello, Jack D. Hook....

I receive your email, and thank you. Yes, the internet is a wonderful place to meet fellow believers, and to keep one's self up on end time events as related to prophecy.

You, like me, seem to have a passion for understanding what is happening around the world today. My wife, and many of my friends are constantly on me about spending so much time at my computer. I can't help it. I have to know.

We have God's word. And in His word He has told us to be watching. To know the signs. Jesus criticized the Pharisees for not knowing the signs, and I think He is displeased with us, today for not understanding what is going on today.

There are so many different interpretations as to the books of prophecy one hardly knows what is truth. I blame that on Satan. He has confused our minds.

Even at the church people will ask me what I have been doing today. When I say searching and reading the books of prophecy, the shake their heads and walk away.

I look forward to reading what you have written. But, there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. I get up in the morning, and before I know it the day is gone.

There are a few questions I would like to ask you to see what your interpretation would be. But maybe later.

Your brother in Christ,

Cleveland

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Just a few words Jack. . . I've been with the lord a long time now and I look for him every day, frankly. . . he can't get here soon enough for me, watching the daily foolishness on the tube is the perfect example. well that does me. . . Be Well Brian

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Hi Jack,

Thanks for your email. At first glance I dismissed it as spam, but something made me return to it and read your message. I have since read the story about you and how Jesus became real in your life. I am looking forward to reading your book.

Hope you & Carol (and Sandy & Joyce) are well.

In Him,
Manon

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Hello there. I got your invitation, but did you get my signing of your guest book? if you did, then I just wanted to say that I did go off on my soapbox, and I am sorry. Its just that sometimes I feel that noone is listening to me about the things that are going on in the world and no one really thinks that The End of The Age is near. Even some of my friends think that I am nuts for what i believe in. They tell me that the stuff on the internet is a bunch of baloney(did i spell that right) and that i should keep away from what people have to say on specific websites, etc. etc. I wish that people would wake up, and realize whats REALLY going on, but at the same time, I cant force anyone to believe in what I believe. Tell me Jack...what is it that YOU believe?? Do you really think that with all things that are happening now, with Isreal being the "burdensome stone" do you think that is it? Please get back to me.

Trust me, this is no joke, and I am very serious.

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Hi Jack,

I am a regular reader of your website. I enjoy your
wisdom and knowledge very much. And I agree with
pretty much all that you have written. I do wish you
would have a regular column, . . . weekly, monthly,...
Thanks
Steve

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Hi Jack,
I agree with your spiritual thoughts on war and selfishness.

James had similar comments:
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James 4:1 Why do you fight and argue with each other? Isn't it because you are full of selfish desires that fight to control your body?
James 4:2 You want something you don't have, and you will do anything to get it. You will even kill! But you still cannot get what you want, and you won't get it by fighting and arguing. You should pray for it.
James 4:3 Yet even when you do pray, your prayers are not answered, because you pray just for selfish reasons.
James 4:4 You people aren't faithful to God! Don't you know that if you love the world, you are God's enemies? And if you decide to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.

Buzz

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Hi Jack,

Nice to hear back from you. I missed on the Nam war as I was in the Australian Navy at the time and did not get picked in the aussie draft. In 68 I became a Christian after reading the NT and then went to Bible College in Lubbock Texas. After graduating I returned to Australia and have been preaching and teaching ever since. I am actually doing a series on Ephesians at the moment. I have an email list of 600 who received my commentaries on various NT books and other subjects, and have done so for several years now. I have attached my last 6 mail outs on Ephesians for your interest. I will put you on my regular email list as well.

My interest in the matters of UFO's and stargates go back before the time of my conversion and started just prior to and during my navy service. The stargates are a new revelation and when you study the significance of the history of Iraq, Iran, etc., as it relates to Bible history from the garden to the Babel tower (babel means the gates of the gods) and the experiences of Abraham etc in that region, you can get a glimpse of some interesting reasons why the world is seeking to control the area. It appears, from the contents of the book I mentioned, that that part of the world must play a significant role in the gravitics required to operate these gates.

So it is not the oil they want, but control to operate the gates, just like Nebachadnesser wanted to do in Daniel's time and gathered all the wisemen and scientists from all over to accomplish it. So that is the reason why there is some fascination on my part in the real reason for the invasion. Men are trying to do what they have been trying to do since the fall -- be as God.

I really appreciate your coming back to me, and I am sorry about the length of this reply. Keep in touch.

Blessings
Bob

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Hi Jack,

Sorry I was a long time replying, I have been unreasonably busy for quite a while and today was the first chance I had to do some reading. I agree with your reasoning about the identity of Mystery Babylon, and we are like-minded on many of the related issues. You should think again about the rapture though. The churches here in Europe do not recognise "the rapture" as doctrine, because it never was doctrine, and was only able to become popular in the US because people founded their own new churches with their own new doctrines and errors.

I am sure it has been a great help to various preachers to assure their listeners that they can stop worrying about any scary stuff at the end of the Bible, providing they do right by their church, but this has many bad side-effects. Telling people that parts of scripture apply only to other people is extremely dubious. I get mail from people who are looking forward to it and plainly daydream about giving everyone "the finger" as they fly off and leave them all to horrible deaths.
This is bad enough when the tribulation is not occurring, but when it is occurring, many will refuse to accept that it is the tribulation if they are still on the ground. So American Christians are going to be uniquely unwilling to even try to save themselves.

I hope you are not too offended by this, I have noticed that many Americans cling to this like it is a basic tenet of Christianity, but unfortunately, it isn't.
Andy

Hi Andy,

Thank you for the email and your honest comments concerning the timing of the rapture. I agree that the way it has been taught, as an escape mechanism from suffering and persecution, especially by the pampered prosperity prophets in America, has been deceiving and disgraceful. However, just because some teach it with wrong motives, does not make it false, so please don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Our Lord commands his people to always be watching for him when he said...for in such an hour you think not the son of Man cometh, Matthew 24:44. This proves that he could come at any moment in the air to remove like a thief his precious jewels...those he loves and who have loved him back and long for his coming!

To say that he could not come for 7 years after the Peace Covenant that starts the ball rolling, reverses what our Lord said in this passage. For we both know that when the Covenant is signed Jesus will step foot on this Earth 2520 days later. This shows me two obvious phases or "parts" like John said it, to the first resurrection of Revelation 20 and his second coming.

Those who become saints during the 70th Week as a result of the "latter rain" ministry of the Jewish prophets and the 144,000 other Jews (Israel is center-stage during the 70th week) will know what day he is coming. In other words, before the 70th Week, we don't know when he is coming, but it could be any hour of any day. He also warns us to be always ready and don't be as those who don't "expect" him or as he says later....my Lord "delayeth" his coming, Matthew 24:48.

With great sadness I must tell you that the Great Harlot of Christendom, which includes many worldly pre-tribbers who will find themselves on the Earth during the 70th week, will turn on Israel and the Jews because of the testimony of the two Jewish prophets. When he returns in the air to remove his persecuted remnant prior to the 70th week there will scant few who are ready (those who are truly born from above and walking in his Spirit). The overwhelming masses in Christendom have never truly understood the meaning of his cross, they refuse to pick up their own when persecuted or rejected, and would rather pick up the swords of Babylon to fight its Islamic enemies.

Your eternal friend and brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,
Jack

Hi Jack

We do have similar views on most things. I am happy to "wait and see" with the rapture, but I am not going to base any plans around it. I tend to think of the Catholic Church as being the Harlot, and all these Protestant Churches are her daughters.

Andy

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I agree with you about not killing etc. We are being lied to every day in just about all fields.....I believe in God and I believe that we are suppose to spread love for one another and killing is not the way to do that.

I was not one of the 60's movement, although I didn't agree with the Viet Nam war. I had a brother on the front lines over there and I thank God every day that he came home all in one piece, except for his nervous system and in some ways he has never been the same.

It is horrible what our soldiers go through and what they see and have to live with. I ask God's blessings on each and every one who has ever served , or serving and will ever serve.

I believe in God and I believe in the BIble, but not in ways that is being taught in churches. God is a very loving God and we need to just let go and let him be in control.

Thank you for answering back.
Mary

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I'm of the belief that "wolves in sheeps clothing" are roman catholic priests, decievers of many and prophets of satan himself. I'm a born again christian and would like to know your opinion on this topic, thankyou.

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Hello Jack,

Thanks for writing to me.

As a policy, I never ask others about their beliefs or lack thereof.

Neither do I answer any such questions if they are put in my direction.

As an Indian, I respect all religions.

However, for the aforesaid reasons, I cannot pursue this line of
conversation.

I cannot put this in your guestbook where others have had more supportive
things to say.

I wish you and your family a life full of happiness.

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I think you have been reading to many Jack Chick comic books my friend.

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Hello Jack:

I read your email with interest. You posed some intresting questions and subjects. I am going to your webb sight as soon as I finish this email. I believe in angels,that they are created by God and are his messengers.I believe God has angels watching over his people. His people being those who have trusted in him as their personal Savior. I have seen so many answered prayers in mine and my wife's lives in the last few months that it is mind boggling. So without a doubt I know there is a God and that he is very involved in what's going on in the middle east today. As far as the rebuilding of the temple is concerned God could wipe out the "Dome of the rock" and have it ready for the temple to be re-built in short order. Look at what happened to New Orleans, Jack I don't mean to come on as a smart-alek but just to show an example of the power of God who is in control of it all.

I thank God for those veterans who made so many sacrifices,and some who made the SUPREME sacrifice that we might live in freedom. I joined the Air Force after Korea and it was a pretty calm world in those years from 55 to 59. So you might say I was blessed in that respect.

I'm am really glad I found this site. I am looking forward to checking it out farther. The people who created this have certainly done a great job and I appreciate it very much. Now that I am retired I have a lot of time to play with ths computer. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jerry

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Hi Jack,

I have always deleted anything that comes up in my junk mail section in e-mail; most of it is offensive or dangerous. But for some reason I opened yours. Still not sure why.

Before I go any further with this I want to say I am an old woman, but a fairly new Christian. Oh, yes I have believed in God and gone to Church all my life, but just recently have I come to really love Jesus and want a closer walk with Him, and understand and obey his Word, not just read it.

My question, are you a born-again Christian, wanting people to really keep watch on what is going on in the east; because we are living in the beginning of the last days? And are you wanting to point more people to the cross?

Sorry for being so leary, but I've learned the hard way not to believe everything I read on internet, I'm very skeptical of people. That's another lesson I've got to learn - who to trust.

Thank you,
Sandy

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u, sir...are out of your mind...

God Bless You

Please send no more garbage to me...

THX

A concerned catholic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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