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I was Born in One of the Very Best of Years

I was born on the 17th of Elul in the year 5727.

Or, more commonly: September 22, 1967.

During the Six Day War, fought between June 5 and June 10 of that year, Israel Defense Forces reclaimed East Jerusalem.

This is known as:

The Reunification of Jerusalem.

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I was born in the same year that the greatest city on Earth, Holy Jerusalem, was reunified after 2,000 years of division, destruction and conquest.

I live alongside this city now, year for year, waiting to witness the 70th Week of Daniel.

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A Crown Only of Thorns

The delusion that malice, mischief and misbehavior can only go one way…

  • towards one nation but not another…
  • towards one race but not another…
  • towards one gender but not another…
  • towards one people but not another…
  • towards one victim but not another…

is the very foundation stone of totalitarianism.

In 2018, if you actually believe crimes, errors, abuses, or sins only go one direction…

You have been brainwashed.

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Or, in church parlance: you’ve been baptized with mop water.

You have been deceived.

And like everyone else that has been deceived throughout history, you are spending a tremendous amount of time, money, and passion to stay in the wrong square.

Good goes in every direction.

Evil goes in every direction.

Dear Social Justice Warrior, the second you decree one _____________________ (person, gender, race, class, group, social vector, anything) is immune from any class of criminal conduct…

You just created a caste system. You are creating a social exemption, granting privileges to one group but not another.

You are creating the very racism, sexism, or class discrimination you allege you are fighting.

You are your own enemy but don’t realize it because you’re too busy fawning over how pretty your black, featureless flag looks.

Left unchecked, your errors will grow like a cancer until, a hundred years hence, future historians will read about what you believed with the same disdain as Nazi Germany, or Stalin’s Russia, or slavery, or eugenics, etc.

This happens all the time: someone cannot do what they really want (steal, murder, persecute, exaggerate, pretend, role-play, lie) so they change the terms (meanings of words) little by little until they are allowed the abuses they seek.

It is very crafty and very deadly. It is how bad people get what they want at the expense of other people, most often the innocent and the upright.

Decent people, still within their manners, try to accommodate these tiny warps, but in time they realize they’ve been duped.

When cornered by logic, bad people simply dismiss logic as being “racist”. When trapped in math, bad people dismiss math (or any science opposing them) to being “masculine” or “patriarchal”. They will just keep cheating until they win.

That’s what they do. That’s who they are. They tear apart any structure restraining their lusts until they can do whatever they want without being judged.

Remember: the sinner wants to sin, they just don’t want the shame that goes along with it. So, they change the rules of the game.

Does this work? Of course not. They just keep creating hotter hells on Earth, one after the other, always blaming some phantom resistance, those “others” just around the corner, just out of view, as to why their glorious utopia isn’t working.

So why isn’t their utopia working?

Because they are imperfect people — deceived and wantonly-if-not-militantly imperfect — thus they invariably create dystopia. And, as expected, their over-the-top egos prevent them from realizing their warped worldview is, in fact, incapable of producing utopia.

Newsflash! We’re all imperfect. We all fall short. We all make mistakes, believe wrong things, and listen to people we shouldn’t.

Check this out: the Greek word for sin is ἁμαρτάνω (pronounced hä-mär-tä’-nō) and means:

  1. to be without a share in
  2. to miss the mark
  3. to err, be mistaken
  4. to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do or go wrong
  5. to wander from the law of God, violate God’s law, sin

When you swing at a baseball and miss, or when you throw a dart at a dartboard and miss the center or whatever section you were aiming for, when you shoot an arrow in archery and miss the bullseye…

You’ve sinned.

Put simply: you missed.

So what’s the difference between the believer and the unbeliever?

Belief and change.

The believer recognizes, one by one, his or her imperfections and brings them to the Lord for evaluation. If they line up, if they are Life, they keep it. If they don’t, if they are Death, they nail them to the cross: expurgation.

Believers — real believers — are constantly conforming to the highest standard across all sectors. They (we, I) fumble, drop the ball, backslide, wallow in pity and hypocrisy at times, make colossal blunders… but we recognize all these as errors (sins) simply because we have a perfect living standard outside ourselves that we can compare to.

The unbeliever only has himself.

Both the believer and unbeliever suffer from sin-stroke — the scares, dings, dents, and cuts of really bad decisions and outcomes; but the believer has an entire catalog of remedies far beyond and above the quick-fix schemes of Man.

Unbelievers are the opposite: they conform themselves only to those standards in those sectors they already happen to agree with it, and dismiss the rest of nonsense. They do this out of familiarity and the fear of the opposite, unfamiliarity. They do not throw out their errors, but enshrine them, hoping to sprinkle enough glitter on them so that in years to come, their failures are completely buried in a heap of sparkles. This is pretending at sanctification, and it achieves nothing except loitering in errors and false presuppositions.

This is a form of prison. What you need is a jailbreak.

The devil was kicked out of heaven. He no longer possesses the knowledge of heaven, how it works, or how to recreate it. All he creates is darkness. All his children create is darkness. No matter how pretty and shiny it starts off looking, it always turns to darkness.

Deprived. Depraved. Dark.

That’s them and all their ambitions in three words.

Their weapons are rage, alienation and violence.

Our weapons are faith, prayer, reason, science, hope, health, justice, mercy and grace.

So, what’s the conclusion?

Don’t water thorns.

And certainly don’t make crowns of them.

Twisted Little Liars

You can always tell how unsophisticated your political, philosophical, or even economic enemies are by how badly they misrepresent what you believe.

A smart man can disagree with a viewpoint, lifestyle, endeavor, premise or proposition on its merits: he opposes it by calm, rational analysis.

The fool cannot do this, and must retreat to emotionalism — anger, ad hominem attacks, distortions, threats of violence, propaganda — because they not only fail to grasp your position…

they don’t even understand theirs.

Thus, they yell.

Also, someone is not ______________+phobia merely because they disagree with you: this is the argumentative shorthand of a moron. Fear has little or nothing to do with rejecting a premise.

Again, the smart man knows this.

The fool does not.

Chuck Missler (1934-2018)

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Koinonia House Announces Death of Founder

Reporoa, NZ — Koinonia House announces the death of its Founder and retired Board Chairman, Dr. Charles W. “Chuck” Missler. He was 83 years old, and passed away peacefully at his home in Reporoa, New Zealand. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy and his two sons, Charles “Chip” and Mark. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Bright and Meshell Missler, grandchildren Emily Wilmore, Madeline Wilmore, Mason Missler, Noah Bright, James Bright, Sommer Bright, Alexandra Bright, and Sophie Missler.

Two Careers in One Lifetime

Dr. Missler was fond of saying that he enjoyed two careers following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy and service in the armed forces: leading edge technology ventures and biblical studies. Truly the passion of his life was encouraging of others to commit to the serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.

Biblical Studies and Koinonia House

Dr. Missler’s effort as a Bible scholar, author and teacher lead to him gaining international recognition. Starting with an informal affiliation with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California Chuck became known for his insight into the integration of Scripture with science, history and prophecy. Ove the past 40+ years literally millions of Dr. Missler’s teachings has been distributed and enjoyed. From cassette tapes to MP3 audio down loads, from VCR tapes to YouTube videos the message of “The Grand Adventure” has been enjoyed by many.

American Technology Ventures

During his 30-year business career, Chuck served on the Board of Directors of over a dozen public companies, and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of five of them. Dr. Missler received a Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduating with honors, he received his commission in the U.S. Air Force, completed his military obligations, he had become Branch Chief of the Department of Guided

Chuck completed a Masters Degree in engineering at UCLA with additional post-graduate studies in applied mathematics, advanced statistics and information sciences, and completed his PhD at Louisiana Baptist University. His civilian career began as a systems engineer at TRW, followed by a Senior Analyst position in a “think tank” serving both the intelligence community and the Department of Defense.

Recruited by the Ford Motor Company into a Senior Management position, Chuck established the first international industrial computer network in 1966. Leaving Ford to start his own company, he founded a computer networking organization later acquired by Automatic Data Processing (NYSE) to become its Network Services Division. He subsequently served as a consultant to the Board of Directors of Rockwell International for corporate acquisitions (which included Collins Radio, American Data Systems, and others); and has also participated in over 100 business ventures as a principal, strategic advisor, or turnaround specialist.

His final consultancy in the American technology sector was as an advisor to the Super-Wide Area Satellite (SWANsat) System, an international telecommunications venture.

After a lifelong citizen of the United States, Dr. Missler repatriated to New Zealand in 2010 where he resided with his wife Nancy.

From Koinonia House: Dr. Chuck Missler Obituary


I grieve on hearing that Dr. Chuck Missler has crossed over.

Few people I have ever met had such a nuanced passion for the Word of God than Dr. Missler.

There are very few people who almost single-handedly opened up an entire new sector of knowledge to me — Dr. Missler was such a man.

I am profoundly saddened in this man’s death.

Now with his wife, I hope to meet them both again for the first time.

Go to Light, Dr. Missler.

Few deserve it more than you.

An Excellent Task

You want a standard? How’s this?

Concerning Overseers and Deacons:

  1. This is a faithful and trustworthy saying: if any man (eagerly) seeks the office of overseer (bishop, superintendent), he desires an excellent task.
  2. Now an overseer must be blameless and beyond reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
  3. not addicted to wine, not a bully nor quick-tempered and hot-headed, but gentle and considerate, free from the love of money (not greedy for wealth and its inherent power—financially ethical).
  4. He must manage his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (keeping them respectful and well-behaved),
  5. for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?.
  6. And he must not be a new convert, so that he will not (behave stupidly and) become conceited (by appointment to this high office) and fall into the (same) condemnation incurred by the devil (for his arrogance and pride).
  7. And he must have a good reputation and be well thought of by those outside the church, so that he will not be discredited and fall into the devil’s trap.
  8. Deacons likewise must be men worthy of respect (honorable, financially ethical, of good character), not double-tongued (speakers of half-truths), not addicted to wine, not greedy for dishonest gain,
  9. but upholding and fully understanding the mystery (that is, the true doctrine) of the (Christian) faith with a clear conscience (resulting from behavior consistent with spiritual maturity).
  10. These men must first be tested; then if they are found to be blameless and beyond reproach (in their Christian lives), let them serve as deacons.
  11. Women must likewise be worthy of respect, not malicious gossipers, but self-controlled, (thoroughly) trustworthy in all things.
  12. Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.
  13. For those who have served well as deacons gain a high standing (having a good reputation among the congregation), and great confidence in the faith which is (founded on and centered) in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3:1-13 – Amplified Bible


There. That’s your standard.

This chapter alone would empty 90% of every office in every city, state and federal government building, most of the military, all the media, as well as most pulpits.

You can’t be this?

Don’t show up.

Wifeplay: Help Her Quit

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Marriage is for life and as the late artist Prince famously quipped “that’s a mighty long time.”

Marrying a woman (or, if you are a woman: marrying a man) with any of the ancient addictions so vociferously warned against in the Bible and other wisdom literature (drinking/drunkeness, overeating/gluttony, drugs, sexual addictions, anger management issues, all the others) is a terrible idea: your marriage stands an overwhelming chance of failure.

Don’t marry such a woman.

Love is not enough.

Love is the beginning, but it must be enforced with discipline, compassion, fidelity, courage, etc.

Now, for all the tiny things she needs help with…

be there.

Help her carry her cross.

She’ll help you carry yours.

That’s what its about.

Ultimately, help your girl get rid of all the bad things in her life.

That should not include you.