Do you see and hear the box cars beginning to roll down the tracks? For there is something taking place in the land of Israel that is very troubling and confusing. Every day the media reports how the Jewish people are in this great debate as to the removal of all Jews from Gaza and the West Bank. What is not reported widely is the feeling among many Jews that all Arabs in Israel’s cities also be relocated. The United States, European Union, Russia, and the United Nations, the gentile powers of this world system, are fully engaged in cleansing this land of any trace of Jewish history and culture. After years of intense pressure and coercion from the American government, many of Israel’s leaders have agreed to the ethnic cleansing of the very land the God of Abraham gave to them as an everlasting possession. Have the Jewish leaders been bewitched and bedazzled by the promises of peace and security from the White House? What has my mind in perplexity is that not one of these gentile leaders has yet suggested that every Arab who lives in Jerusalem or other Jewish cities be moved to Gaza or another Arab country to join with their cultural brethren. Is any one else out there troubled by this shocking and treacherous development? Is it permissible and fair to uproot Jews and relocate them in one central region, while their enemies remain in the heartland of Israel? The Prime Minister has even offered to pay great sums of money to each Jewish family if they leave their homes voluntarily. If Hitler would have offered the Jews money would that have made the ride and experience any easier? What in the world does this have to do with “The Golden Cup of America”, the title of this article? Read carefully the following scriptures:
Jeremiah 51: (5) For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the Lord of hosts, though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel. (6) Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul; be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense. (7) Babylon hath been a “golden cup” in the Lord’s hand that made all the earth drunk; the nations have drunk of her wine; therefore, the nations are mad. (8) Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed; wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed. (9) We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed; forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country; for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
Before I write anything about the Golden Cup, I want everyone to understand how sorry I am that America is the Babylon of Jeremiah’s prophecy. For I was born and raised to think that America was God’s covenant nation, the shining city on a hill. So this is not a easy or pleasant thing I do! I love and respect the people of America, especially the President, and all civil authorities. Over the years I have been called a traitor and even a terrorist because of my beliefs. Every bone in my body wants to believe like other Christians, that Babylon is Iraq, or the European Union or the United Nations, anywhere but the land where I was born. My emotions are turned upside down every time I see that another soldier is killed or wounded in Iraq. And when I see and hear the grieving mothers who have lost a son, I remember watching my mother cry as I got on the plane for Vietnam. The memories of Vietnam and the five years of military service are with me always. Because of a partially disabling injury sustained while in the military, I go to the Veterans hospital on occasion. Every time I’m there I can hardly keep from weeping as I observe the aging men who put their lives on the line for their families and friends. They deserve our respect and honor. I’m sure most of them were like me, who didn’t know the truth about the Lord Jesus Christ and what he teaches his followers to do when it comes to violence and war. We were ignorant of the purpose of the gospel. We were misled. For as a young man I was taught by my church leaders to equate the loving sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross with the ultimate sacrifice veterans make for the nation. This is serious error! For Jesus came to give life through his death, where soldiers must also take life, they must kill their enemies or be killed by them. Jesus never calls his followers of this age to do this, and even rebuked his disciples for wanting to bring down fire and judgment on those who rejected Jesus, Luke 9:53-56.
The regrettable and heartbreaking fact that America is Jeremiah’s Babylon means there is both a historical and future fulfillment to this prophecy. For Jeremiah clearly refers to….the time of the Lord’s vengeance….which in the future is the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to judge all the nations, Revelation 19. And why is Jesus returning in vengeance and great wrath to destroy Babylon or America? Because of its treatment of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. We hear every day how the United States, European Union, Russia, and the United Nations, the infamous Quartet of gentile powers, are determined to end the War on Terror that was unleashed by the Islamic fanatics on September 11, 2001. It is common knowledge that prior to 911, the Quartet pretty much watched on the sidelines as the murderous Islamic bombers targeted the Jewish women and children. Sadly, if the truth were known, most gentile leaders have as much hatred toward the Jews as the Arab extremists, but since Islam sits on top of most of the world’s oil reserves, it became easier to look the other way when innocent Jewish children were blown to bits in the name of Allah. But now this barbarian behavior of the suicide gangs within Islam has brought the world to the precipice of a nuclear inferno that could exterminate the human race.
Who can deny that all the nations of Earth are drunk on the problems of the Holy Land? Who can deny that America is the holder of the golden cup of wine that is leading the world into the madness of Middle East politics and religion? And the fact that Jeremiah describes this cup as “golden” is very significant. The outward appearance is one of riches and ornate beauty, something everyone would desire. But the wine that is within the cup is what really matters. I contend that the wine in the golden cup refers to the doctrines or principles that makes America stand out among the nations. The Declaration of Independence clearly lays out these principles as the God given right to…. life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Some of you are beginning to get angry at me for even suggesting that the founding document of America is the wine that is making the Earth drunk and mad. Please listen to what I am saying. For these three principles are loaded with potential meaning and interpretation. And if the basic meaning of these words are not defined by the light of God’s word, they will certainly be distorted by Satan and his followers.
For example, the word life, when interpreted by scripture, can mean either eternal life or the sinful life in the lusts of the flesh. The word liberty either means freedom from sin through the shed blood of Jesus Christ or political freedom from the dictators and slavemasters of this world system. Finally, happiness means the unspeakable joy that comes from knowing your name is written down in Heaven or the emotional happiness that comes from pursuing and attaining the riches of this world. For those of you who have studied the teachings of Jesus Christ must admit that Jesus laid down as his foundation the truth of eternal life in the Kingdom of God, freedom from Satan and sin, and the joy of knowing your name is written in his book of life. Incidentally, if you read through the Declaration of Independence you will find no mention of Jesus Christ as the God who gave these rights, or the true definition of these three principles. As professing Christians, the founding fathers should have declared their independence from Satan and their own sin nature while warning the King of England to repent of his own sins.
It follows then that when men reject Jesus Christ and his truth, they have only one other definition of these principles to live by. Sadness and sorrow will always follow those who divorce the eternal foundations from these principles. Look around my friends. It is the earthly meaning of these principles that is being heralded by the political elites of the Quartet, just as the founding fathers did in 1776. The precious unfermented wine of truth has been set aside for the intoxicating fermented wine of error. This fermented wine is best described by the apostle John who called it….the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, 1 John 2:16. These lusts and pride or love of self will always produce the envy, anger, and hatred that is at the root of all warfare among men, thereby reflecting the evil nature in us all. This golden cup of psycho-babble wine is flowing out like a mighty river upon all nations. I encourage you to read Revelation 17, 18, which describes in detail the golden cup of religious and political Babylon. The world is drenched in the lust for money, pleasures, and the freedom to pursue them. This is the true nature of us all! Every one wants a piece of the golden pie. Very few want the freedom from sin and the spiritual riches that Jesus freely gives to those who repent. Without the Lord Jesus Christ as the foundation, all religious and political decisions of men will naturally be based upon these sins John describes. This is why Jesus said we must be born again in order to correctly see and enter the Kingdom of God, John 3:3-8.
Furthermore, all of you who follow the self esteem psycho-babble that proclaims the inherent “goodness” in the heart of man should be aware that our Lord spoke through Jeremiah saying….the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it, Jeremiah 17:9. What a contrast in thinking! How can these positions be reconciled and explained? First of all, it is easy to understand why the elites of the Quartet think of themselves as basically good. Remember, that God originally created man to know only him and the goodness, the love, the compassion that he placed in the hearts of Adam and Eve. These two original creations are the only human beings who can testify what it was like to be totally innocent and free from evil and sin. They alone experienced the fellowship with God the Father before the fall and after. For every man and woman born since then have inherited the evil nature of their rebellion against God. Therefore, what we see in the world today reflects both the good and evil of the human heart. On one hand, we see the love and compassion that man is capable of doing. Just look at the married men and women that love and care for each other all of their lives who are found in all religions. On the other hand, we see clearly the evil that can flow out of those same “good” people. This is what Jeremiah is talking about. The good that can flow out of us is the way God intended us to be and before the fall this goodness was pure. However, the evil nature we inherited from Adam and Eve has polluted or stained this goodness in all aspects of life. And man cannot just wash away this evil in his own power or strength even if he wants to. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can perform this miracle through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
The elites of the Quartet think these principles or rights operate best when men are not at war, when men are walking in the “goodness” of their hearts. This is why President Bush is determined to bring peace to the Holy Land and believes that can only be achieved through political freedom and democracy. The evil side of the Quartet’s nature that is at the root of all these troubles, and how to eliminate it, is not even considered or talked about. They are focused only on the evil of the Islamic terrorists and not themselves. And the Quartet’s pressure on the remaining dictators and kings in the Arab world to reform their cultures and governments is intensifying. They have gotten the message to change or end up like Iraq and Afghanistan. The Quartet, led and guided by America, will be successful for a while. For the prophets of Israel predict the rise of the Antichrist who will bring a worldly peace to the Middle East and the whole world, Daniel 9:27, Revelation 6:1-2. Will the peacemaking Antichrist be a republican or a democrat, a conservative or a liberal? It really doesn’t matter, for events in Jerusalem and the Holy Land will dictate a solution that all parties will agree to. However, what is taking place in America’s ugly and vicious presidential campaign is the sowing of bitter seeds of hatred that will grow into acts of revenge in the near future. Whoever is elected will have no mercy on their political opponents, especially if another 911 takes place.
One thing is certain. Sooner rather than later, the Antichrist from the Quartet will have to publicly assemble the religious leaders of Islam, Christendom, and Judaism on Fox News and CNN, to help establish the religious component of the New World Order peace plan for the Middle East. Without their participation there will be no solution to the explosive questions surrounding Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. From the reports that I have read there are leaders from these three religions who are meeting on a regular basis to help bring about a peace plan for the Holy Land. Will these esteemed men address the evil nature of mankind and the only remedy….the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ? I think not. This my friends makes war inevitable. If only these men would read what James said concerning the cause of war….From where come wars and fightings among you? Come they not here, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not; ye kill and desire to have, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not, James 4:1-2. Paul said it simply by saying…. the love of money is the root of all evil, 1 Timothy 6:10. All wars are the result of the fear, hate, envy, pride, and lusts we are all born with. This is the sin nature that we all need to understand and acknowledge. Because of this sin nature we are all born into this world as….the children of wrath, Ephesians 2:3.
I find it extremely ironic that the elites of the Quartet, who are continually calling for peace and security in the Holy Land, who condemn the religious violence that permeates the air over there, are all living in their gated fortresses in their own cities that have become virtual war zones. Their hypocrisy is astonishing. While they routinely condemn Israel for retaliating against the Palestinian leaders who send their children as suicide bombers to kill innocent Jewish women and children on busses and in pizza parlors, their own cities are ablaze in senseless violence. The armed gangs and drug culture in New York, Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, and Moscow are just as capable of maiming and murder as the Islamic butchers. The hypocrisy goes deeper than that. The thefts, assaults, rapes, molestation, and murders among the general domestic population would create anarchy and lawlessness if not for the huge police services in all of these free democratic cities. Furthermore, if the elites of the Quartet could hear the bloody screams of millions of executed or aborted babies crying out to the Lord, would they immediately end their own legalized, barbaric terrorism of the unborn? I doubt it! If the elites would only look in the mirror and see the nightmare they have created in their own cities by divorcing the eternal meaning from these principles, maybe then they would stop their self-righteous ranting and raving against Israel. Living in these cities is every bit as dangerous as the cities of the Holy Land.
The elites of the Quartet try to bring temporary relief from the stress and fears that come from big city living, by encouraging the people to enjoy the NFL, NBA, PGA, etc. Please understand, there is nothing wrong with playing football, basketball, or golf, for even the children will be playing in the streets when Jesus returns to set up his Kingdom on Earth, Zechariah 8:5. However, all of you can see that simple games and sports activities have become idols that have replaced God as the source of joy and pleasure. To those who are not inclined to the thrills and agony of professional sports, there’s always relief to be found in the local movie theater. If that doesn’t do it, there’s always the favorite bar, brothel, or bath house to wash away their troubles. What grieves me more than anything about all of this is the response from the leaders of Christendom. Most of them have bitten into the same apple as their political counterparts. Instead of preaching the basic eternal meaning of these lofty principles, they find themselves wallowing in the same earthly lusts and desires, completely entangled and intertwined with their political friends in high places. The return of the Lord Jesus Christ to dethrone Satan, so that he can no longer deceive the nations, is not included in their sermon notes.
The political and religious leaders of America are all dancing to the same tune. Their audience and influence is global. The apostle John pictures them as the woman with a golden cup sitting on the beast, both dressed in scarlet colored apparel, meaning they think and look alike, they share the same principles and policies, Revelation 17:3-4. The last Pope and the last President will be the leaders of this pack of wolves. Together, these two men will be responsible for the persecution of the Jewish people, especially those who are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. For as I have written many times in the past, there will arise among the Jewish people two powerful prophets, sent from the Holy One of Israel, who will expose the woman and the beast as traitors of the true gospel of Jesus Christ, Revelation 11. In addition, there will be 144,000 Jewish men who will go out across the four corners of the Earth preaching the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, even producing a faithful remnant from within the woman, the Great Harlot of Christendom. The Pope and the President will be enraged by the division these Jews have stirred in their churches and the suggestion they are following a false gospel. The final persecution of the Jewish people will begin.
How has Israel responded to the pressure of the Quartet so far, seeing that the two prophets have not yet made their appearance? To find the answer read again the prophetic words of Jeremiah to his Jewish brethren when he said….though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel. What is the sin Jeremiah is talking about? As the Jewish people were coming out of the horrors of the holocaust in the 1940’s, the Holy One of Israel supernaturally opened the doors of return to the land of Israel after two thousand years of exile, just as Ezekiel predicted, Ezekiel 38:8. In 1948, Israel was reborn. Out of a understandably thankful and grateful heart toward their American liberators, they based their new government on the principles of Western society. The golden wine cup of democratic life and political freedom were the foundations of their new nation.
The Arab and Islamic world wanted no part in this United Nations resolution and confidently sent their armies in to destroy all the remnant of Israel. They wanted to finish what Hitler started. The Arabs were soundly defeated and humiliated. This scenario was repeated several times over the years with Israel regaining much of the land that God had given them in the first place. In each war it was the Americans that ordered the powerful Israeli military to stop short of complete political and religious victory and make peace with their enemies, whose hatred of the Jews now only intensified. The Arab populations who remained in the land were allowed to stay and over the years have fomented deeper hatred and violence in their children. And now we are seeing the fruit of that decision. Because Israel is a democracy where leaders are elected by the people, to permanently annex all the lands and people into the state of Israel would mean that millions of Arabs could simply vote them out of power. The Arab leaders surrounding Israel have always planned to bring even more Palestinian refugees into Israel and take over by sheer numbers. Israel has been in this dilemma for decades now, and has now chosen to give up the land to their enemies, rather than making them citizens of Israel.
The sin of Israel Jeremiah alludes to above is very simple. The Jewish leaders and people refuse to proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ as the Holy One that Jeremiah is referring to. They refuse to acknowledge it was Jesus who opened the doors in 1948 so they could return to their land. Why? To them the name of Jesus was a curse word. They refused to acknowledge the “Jesus” that Hitler and most of the German people followed was what Paul describes as “another” Jesus, 2 Corinthians 11:4. In different ways, both Israel and America have rejected Israel’s Holy One and have divorced themselves from the eternal meaning of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Their end is destruction! However, the two Jewish prophets will arrive on the scene prior to this destruction to bring forth a remnant who will honor the eternal foundations of the God of Abraham.
Years ago, when I first read Jeremiah’s prophecies concerning Israel and Babylon, I wondered what the Lord meant when he said that Babylon….hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand. At first glance it seemed the Lord was holding up and approving of Babylon, but then he says…that made all the earth drunk. Some have taken…in the Lord’s hand… to mean that the Babylon of Jeremiah’s day was used by the Lord to preserve the remnant of Jews who were taken captive and removed to the land of Babylon. Indeed, through the great works of men like Daniel, who were given favor with the pagan King, the Jews were preserved while in captivity. And it can also be said of America that the Jewish people were protected by its power. I fear however, that like in Jeremiah’s day the phrase…hath been… is soon to become past tense. The Jews in Babylon were commanded by God to flee Babylon for the time of vengeance was soon to fall on it. This should be a reminder to us all that even though God has punished and scattered his people for their sins, there awaits even greater wrath on those nations he used to purge his people. America will be used by the Holy One of Israel to chasten his people, only to find itself the bulls eye of God’s wrath. If you study Revelation 18, the same loud call to….come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues….will again be sounded in the hearts and homes of all of God’s people in America.
Notice where Jeremiah says….we would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed. From this we can discern the compassion and love the true followers of the Holy One of Israel have toward their enemies. I have always believed that Christians should be the most loving, obedient, kind, respectful, and compassionate citizens of any nation. We are commanded by our Lord to honor and pay tribute to the civil authorities be they democracies or dictatorships. Our real enemies are not the dictators or presidents of nations, but the unseen fallen angels who control their attitudes and actions, Revelation 12:9, 20:3. Think about that a moment! We are to seek peace with all men everywhere, but not through compromising the truth of the gospel. In other words, our first love and obedience is to the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ. For example, when civil authorities order us to fight and kill their enemies, we must always pick up the cross as our Lord commands us to do, and explain to them the reasons for our actions.
I have written before about the heresy of the “just” war theory that entered into the doctrines of Christendom at the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Because of his entrance into Christendom, church leaders began to reconsider the centuries old doctrine of nonviolence which was grounded upon the commandments of Jesus to…pick up your cross, love your enemies, and to remember that his Kingdom is not of this world system. Until that time Christendom knew that God ordained and permitted the “just” war doctrine for the governments of nations in order to restrain the evildoers or criminals, but was not to be practiced by the followers of the Lord, Romans 12:17-13:7. Our responsibility is to respectfully warn unbelievers in government that Jesus is returning, not to die again as the lamb for the slaughter, but as the conquering King of Kings, to make war upon all of his enemies who refuse to confess they have been deceived by Satan.
Today we are to be soldiers of the cross, who offer our human enemies mercy and forgiveness, but when he comes we will be with him as soldiers in the victorious armies from Heaven, Revelation 19:14. Remember, Jesus is first coming to judge Christendom. The rapture or separation of the bride from the harlot is an event that could take place any hour of any day. When it does the bride or armies of Jesus Christ will be removed to Heaven to await the triumphant return of the Lord when he makes war against all the nations. This final war is called the battle of Armageddon, which will be the bloodiest this world has ever seen. All of the armies of Earth will be united to make war against what they think is an invasion coming from outer space. They will have believed the great lie that it is not the Lord Jesus Christ who is returning, but aliens from another world. But not all will believe this lie, for the new converts of the Jewish witnesses all around the world will be waiting for the return of the Lord. Both Jeremiah and John cry out to the faithful remnant in America by saying….forsake her, and let us go every one unto his own country. Before America is destroyed by angels and the battle of Armageddon takes place in Israel, the angels of God will escort the remnant out of America, which has become known as the “melting pot” of all the nations, Jeremiah 50:37.
Are you a follower of Jesus Christ? If not, do you want to be? Do you understand the danger and dilemma you’re in because Jesus Christ is not your Lord? Do you know the way you react to the violence in world events is very predictable? For instance, the barbaric and brutal religious violence displayed on television by the Jihadists of Islam creates bone chilling fear and intense hatred. If you are outside of Jesus Christ, there are only two ways you can react….appeasement or attack and combinations of both. America’s Christian political movements reflect this perfectly. For you can either join with the appeasers of the political left wing or the attackers of the right wing. What you must know is that evil angelic forces control both wings of the American Eagle. I must confess to you that if I didn’t know the Lord and understand the influence and intent of demonic forces in high places, I would be a card carrying member of the right wing because their approach to evil doers makes the most sense and is allowed by God to prevent anarchy. However, the actions of the terrorists and the reaction of its victims are personally designed by Satan, who intends to bring the governments of this world to the brink of a nuclear nightmare. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. For the apostle Paul said all men walk…. according to the “course” of this world, according to the “prince” of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience, Ephesians 2:2. I have warned people repeatedly that Satan’s greatest desire is to kill every human being on Earth, even those who do his bidding.
Again, I must say that how you react to this demonic Islamic madness is determined by your understanding of Jesus Christ and his prophetic word. You need to know there is another way of reacting other than appeasing or attacking your human enemies. It is the way of the bloody cross! What Jesus himself experienced at the hands of those who despised him is every bit as graphic and horrible as that of the Islamic jihadists. Mel Gibson’s movie made that abundantly clear. Our Lord reacted to this violence by looking down upon them with great compassion saying…Father forgive them, for they know not what they do. By now some of you are calling me an idiot for even suggesting we “offer” the Lord’s mercy, forgiveness, and love to the bombers and beheaders of Islam. You might even think this is the essence of appeasement. I understand appeasement to mean…to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of others. It can hardly be said of Jesus Christ that he conceded to his enemies that he was a false prophet and not the Messiah. And Jesus said….the world cannot hate you, but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil, John 7:7. Jesus spoke the truth to the religious and political authorities of his day. He said they were all condemned to eternal judgment by him if they did not confess their sins, seek his forgiveness, and follow after him. They crucified him! And as I wrote in my last article “The Enemies of the Cross” it is impossible for anyone to truly love the worst of your enemies without the indwelling power and grace of the Holy Spirit. Moreover, it is impossible to overcome temptation to sin in our own strength or power. The Holy Spirit indwells us to help us defeat the world system, our own carnal flesh, and all the fallen angels who hate us.
I know that some of you are experiencing the same heaviness and sorrow of heart that I am. You also see the events taking place in Israel and America as a warning that the day of the Lord’s wrath is near. You can almost hear the box cars beginning to move as the hatred of the Jewish people increases. The half hearted, insincere attempt by the United Nations to accept Jews as their equals is a joke. It appears to be a smokescreen to divert attention from their own corruption and greed. You know mankind is being given a final choice, the return of Jesus Christ or Antichrist. You know that Satan is temporarily the god of all the nations, and is personally directing events in order that men will choose his Antichrist as the savior of all men. I have confessed to you before that I spent much of my life walking in the spirit of antichrist, both as a young professing ignorant Christian and later as an atheist. I wholeheartedly, in the spirit of pride and patriotism, bought into the fermented golden wine cup of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. I know that you also are pleading with those who have divorced the eternal meaning from these principles.
When people live only for this temporal life in the flesh it is impossible to see or care about all the souls who leave their bodies at death. When eternal life is our focus we grieve every time someone dies, for we know the souls of the unsaved open their eyes in Hell. Salvation in the eyes of God must include true repentance. We can’t be saved until we repent and put our faith in the truth. Jesus said he is the way, the truth, and the life. This is not a popular expression in ecumenical circles today, unless you change the meaning of truth, life, and the way to walk in it. Repentance means to change your mind and turn away from your sin in godly sorrow, knowing that we are all guilty of crucifying Jesus, 2 Corinthians 7:10. It is impossible to truly repent until you know that what you are believing and the way you are living is a lie. It is a humbling experience to acknowledge that what you think is the truth is really a lie. For those of you who have ears to hear, listen to the words of Jesus…He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal, John 12:25.
I conclude this article with a personal appeal to a few of my family and friends who think I have gone off the deep end with all of the things I have been writing about the last couple of years. I know you read these articles and really struggle with them. I wish you would respond with your questions and doubts. Some of you say you are believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and some of you are or have been pastors and leaders of congregations. We are in the final countdown of this age and I cannot bear the thought of any of us not being in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ. Today is the day of decision! If we really love each other what is wrong with talking about the things that trouble us. If any of you write things and send them to me, I promise you, I will study them and reply, even if there is disagreement. For in my heart and mind we will always be friends and family! I want all of us in Heaven together when Jesus Christ returns.