If you do not love the truth, you will perish. And, when I say ‘perish’, I don’t just mean physical death.
If you do not love the truth, you will perish for all eternity.
And yes, the truth really is that important.
However, I will assume that you have already discovered the truth, and that you will be welcomed into the arms of our loving Father, when this life is over. So, I will turn our attention to the life that lies before you.
If you love the truth, you might live long enough to serve God to the fullest, and that is what we want.
For those who do not love the truth, they are left with Cognitive Dissonance and destruction.
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Love of the Truth and Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive Dissonance is defined this way:
the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change.
That’s not completely accurate, so here’s another definition:
In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, performs an action that is contradictory to one or more beliefs, ideas or values, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.
Leon Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance focuses on how humans strive for internal consistency. An individual who experiences inconsistency (dissonance) tends to become psychologically uncomfortable, and is motivated to try to reduce this dissonance—as well as actively avoid situations and information likely to increase it.
Here’s another dimension from ChangingMinds.org:
This is the feeling of uncomfortable tension which comes from holding two conflicting thoughts in the mind at the same time.
Dissonance increases with:
The importance of the subject to us.
How strongly the dissonant thoughts conflict.
Our inability to rationalize and explain away the conflict.
Dissonance is often strong when we believe something about ourselves and then do something against that belief. If I believe I am good but do something bad, then the discomfort I feel as a result is cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive dissonance is a very powerful motivator which will often lead us to change one or other of the conflicting belief or action. The discomfort often feels like a tension between the two opposing thoughts. To release the tension we can take one of three actions:
Change our behavior.
Justify our behavior by changing the conflicting cognition.
Justify our behavior by adding new cognitions.
Dissonance is most powerful when it is about our self-image. Feelings of foolishness, immorality and so on (including internal projections during decision-making) are dissonance in action.
If an action has been completed and cannot be undone, then the after-the-fact dissonance compels us to change our beliefs. If beliefs are moved, then the dissonance appears during decision-making, forcing us to take actions we would not have taken before.
Cognitive dissonance appears in virtually all evaluations and decisions and is the central mechanism by which we experience new differences in the world. When we see other people behave differently to our images of them, when we hold any conflicting thoughts, we experience dissonance.
Dissonance increases with the importance and impact of the decision, along with the difficulty of reversing it. Discomfort about making the wrong choice of car is bigger than when choosing a lamp.
I hope that you are beginning to notice something here. If you replace ‘cognitive dissonance’ with the words ‘feelings of guilt’, you’ll find that the there is a perfect match.
Having said that, I believe that this ‘cognitive dissonance’ is more than just ‘guilt’. To me, it’s the mental effort to change our view of reality to avoid feelings of guilt.
Here’s another definition psychology.about.com:
People tend to seek consistency in their beliefs and perceptions. So what happens when one of our beliefs conflicts with another previously held belief? The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feelings of discomfort that result from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance.
Dilbert Does It Best
However, I think that Dilbert does it best:
Go here for other Dilbert ruminations on Cognitive Dissonance:
Choosing Fantasy Over Reality
I’m talking about this because I see ‘cognitive dissonance’ everywhere.
Because people are choosing fantasy over reality.
The truth is harsh, so people retreat into fantasy. The more they run into ‘the truth’ the more they retreat into fantasy. And, when they reach the point where they can no longer retreat, they lash out in violence and anger at the person – or idea – that is forcing them to confront reality.
Shrillness Is A Sign
Notice the shrillness of those who are saying that everything is fine, that there is nothing to worry about. As it becomes harder and harder to say this, the more agitated that shrillness becomes. Eventually the person stops his/her ears and runs away – or, attacks you.
I am discovering this everywhere, on every topic. The rapture. Predestination. Salvation. Finance. Economy. Precious metals. Israel. Patriotism. The Bible. Guns. Expatriation. Islam. Judaism. Marriage. Entertainment. Church. Symbols. God.
In fact, look at the ‘tag cloud’ to the right (on the website). Every one of those tags is connected to a MASSIVE amount of cognitive dissonance. And, the bigger the tag, the bigger the dissonant thinking among those who do not love the truth.
Love Of Lies Will Destroy You
When Paul was speaking to the church at Thessaloniki (aka, Thessalonica) about the Last Days, he said this:
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Let me add a corollary to that verse:
If you do not love the truth, you will embrace dangerous fantasies.
Look around you. There are people who have embraced a host of awful fantasies that are eating them alive. They may have been somewhat rational when they entered their fantasy world, but look at them ten or twenty years later.
Do You Suffer From Cognitive Dissonance?
As we see our world destroyed around us, we see people everywhere embracing their sin in a vain attempt to call it ‘good’. Unfortunately, their conscience knows better and will push them to see what is real. That internal struggle will eventually destroy them, but not before they try and destroy you.
So, let me ask you about your own ‘cognitive dissonance’.
Are you embracing a fantasy, instead of reality?
The next time that you get angry when someone tells you what they believe to be the truth, that’s a sign that you are probably suffering from ‘cognitive dissonance’.
Over the last few weeks, I have been seeing precious brothers in Christ engaged in this ‘cognitive dissonance’ when I approach them about Nathan Leal.
Many of you have been wanting me to lay out the results of my investigation into the situation about Nathan Leal. I understand that, and I would love to be done with this, myself. Unfortunately, every week shows me another layer of corruption – as well as ‘cognitive dissonance’ among our brothers.
Allow me to give you a ‘short’ summary.
To be honest with you, I have been hoping to find some sin on Nathan’s part, because it would make my job easier, as I attempt to bring reconciliation. I am lazy at heart, and I always want the easy way out.
However, I have found no sin on Nathan’s part. In every case and instance, both publicly and in private, I have found Nathan Leal to be honest, forthright and humble. He is not guilty of ANY of the charges leveled against him.
Please let me repeat that:
Nathan Leal is NOT GUILTY of ANY of the charges leveled against him.
Up until this past week, I had been thinking that the largest part of the guilt fell upon the shoulders of Ted Broer. To my dismay, I have found that this is not the case.
And yes, the proper word is DISMAY.
I am incredibly grieved that there is another name that is at the heart of this. This person lies within the organization bringing about the HearTheWatchmen conference in Dallas, March 18-20, 2016.
I do not believe that the speakers at this conference understand the true nature of this person. If they did, I do not think that they would have signed up to be a part of it.
Unfortunately for him, some of those speakers are beginning to find out and have been threatened by him. You will notice that three people have disappeared from the original roster of speakers.
I believe that you can do the math.
Let me be clear that I would not have known about this person, unless he had publicly attacked me, making false claims. When he did that, I began to see a deeper corruption at work. And then, some of you stepped forward – privately and publicly – with important information.
I am very upset by what I have uncovered.
You will notice that the research section below is a fraction of what it normally is. It is hard to do research when I’m that upset – in addition to the time that it has taken to uncover the facts of this situation.
Some of you will wonder if all of this effort is worth it. I believe that it is, because corruption within the Body of Christ must not be allowed. People have already come forward, talking about how damaging Ted Broer’s New Age talk has been to them, and the people that they love.
Well, there’s worse than Ted Broer.
Unfortunately, I need the time to organize it all in my thoughts, so that I can present the facts clearly.
Allow me to also leave a message to the person at the heart of all this:
Do not threaten me with a lawsuit. I will go public with any and all communication that you and your representatives make with me.
If the person at the heart of this case, repents and resigns, I will do my best to soften the blow. I do not wish anyone to feel hurt, not even those who are guilty.
But, I love the truth, and I will tell the truth.
Read my book, Ezekiel’s Fire.
It’s free, and it may just save your life.
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RESEARCH FOR THE WEEK
This is the week’s research, such as it is. There are two spiritual battles that my wife and I are in, and that has consumed my attention and diverted me from doing the amount of research that I consider to be normal.
ARTICLES OF NOTE
These are the articles that defy individual categorization. They often cross categories. They often have special importance on their own.
Marcel is SO RIGHT.
And, the last picture in the article is excellent.
Did you know that they were having an affair?
I think that it was Marcel (above) that sent this to me.
Don’t read this while eating. You could choke, or worse.
I’m not sure where the red line is, but it appears that we are rapidly approaching it.
God will not allow this to go much further.
I think that it IS Time To Kick Your Prepping Into High Gear!!
The Under Elite are becoming more delusional. And, the under class – you and me – are rapidly disassociating ourselves with their delusions. Of course, the OVER Elites are orchestrating this. The Under Elites are just following along as their happy minions.
Of course, Tinder is doing far more than THAT. But, it’s an interesting examination of how software and technology is training us to think differently.
And NOT in a good way.
Here’s an interesting quote:
Even the most die-hard Democrat voters sense that Hillary is a fraud wrapped inside a lie, inside a crime.
Gog and Magog. It’s a LOT closer than you think.
This is horrifying. What an awful compilation and completion of a sorry life. He burns in Hell, and it is a sorry thing to see.
Democrats in Georgia’s state House of Representatives riled many gun owners this week when they introduced a bill that bans assault weapons and high capacity magazines and also requires officials to seize “certain weaponry and ammunition.”
Okay, this includes a picture of someone that has given me the willies since the financial crisis with Greece:
THAT guy is the prince of frownies. Poor Wolfgang looks like he’s ALWAYS having a bad day.
I agree with Steve Quayle that this is an important primer for those who wish to know more about some of the worst evils at the heart of what is going on right now. The men who launched these programs are but the tip of the iceberg. The darkest, most horrifying evils known to man are being practiced behind closed doors. In Amerika.
How much mind control is going on today, is hard to ascertain. However, if the past is any guide, the project has expanded exponentially and with greater sophistication.
Up to this point, mind control has been a very expensive, labor-intensive process. The question is whether technology has allowed the creation of mind-controlled slaves to be automated.
I just do not know, but I believe that the answer will quickly become “YES”.
This is just another reason why the Lord must stop us, before it is too late.
To quote John the Apostle, in the penultimate verse of the Bible:
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
(BTW, ‘penultimate’ means ‘second to last’)
With all the terrible things that must come before His Return, I embrace them because those terrible events will cleanse this world of the evil done amongst us.
This takes a ‘liberal’ point of view, but the accusations are still true, and it is a litany of more than twenty eight minutes of pure corruption. How vile.
Throughout history, starvation has always been a real possibility. Yet, we have been consistent in our decision to ignore that threat, when that threat has receeded far enough into the past.
Well, we are now vulnerable to yet another epidemic of starvation in America, and this is a very serioius threat that I hope you treat with the apropriate level of concern.
The evidence in this document is circumstantial. But, I personally believe that the facts laid out are correct.
The question is… who REALLY controls the CIA?
Well, if the Lord doesn’t step in, this century really COULD be the very last for humanity. The good thing is that we know that there is another thousand years ahead for us, because the Lord WILL step in and ‘fix their wagon’.
Good article, and something that you MUST keep in mind. You are being lied to. ANYONE could be lying to you.
Even ME. I could be lying to you.
In fact, I could be attempting to gain your trust by making statements like that.
Sincerity really isn’t a true indicator of truth. But, the brainwashers know how to seem sincere as they lie to you.
I searched for this quote after reading the article above. Good ol’ William Casey. Who’d ha’ thought that the old guy was that awful.
“We’ll Know Our Disinformation Program Is Complete When Everything the American Public Believes Is False.”
– William Casey, CIA Director (1981-87)
Yup. I would say that the CIA has completed their task.
This is just so sick. They dare to do this to a defenseless public. I am just glad that there is a God who will take vengeance upon these vile and evil men.
Less developed countries have always been the testing grounds for tyranny and globalism. We will be watching as China impliments this new form of tyranny.
Several weeks ago, I touched off a firestorm of debate by claiming that the flight times between Los Angeles and Tokyo were not that much different than the flight times between Sydney and Santiago.
A pilot who flies that rout is a reader and chimed in to confirm that the flight exists and that my facts were correct.
Well, here we have a video with yet another bit of proof.
I know that I will not convince you, but the Earth is NOT FLAT!!
Of course, the purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate that there was a mode of thinking that you can find in many, many different groups of people. I call that mode of thinking ‘Flat Earther’, because you cannot convince a ‘Flat Earther’ that the Earth is a sphere or a globe. You just cannot do it.
The same goes for socialists, racists, Atheists, evolutionists, Pre-Tribbers, etc. They all have exactly the same stubborn mode of thinking as ‘Flat Earthers’. There is NOTHING that you can do to convince them. Period.
So… are you a Flat Earther?
An interesting take on the global warming agenda. If you know the word, ‘Technocracy’… well …you are well on your way to understand where they are taking us.
What they’re doing is preparing for Gog and Magog.
It’s not like we haven’t been warned.
I hope that you are paying attention. I really do.
Yes, God really does.
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL COLLAPSE
I cannot be completely certain that the GREAT FINANCIAL COLLAPSE will happen this year. But, my suspicions keep increasing as each week passes by.
The following links are extremely bad news, and you need to pay attention to them. Please, play it safe in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Don’t make me beg.
Those of you who are wondering about Peak Oil, you need to listen to this. This guy is an expert of experts. HE KNOWS.
This article may be a bit difficult for some of you to decipher. Lots of analysis here that will require a financial education to work through. So, let me translate it for you:
Oil companies are going bankrupt, and the banks are lying about it.
Furthermore, those lies are worth billions of dollars. No, TENS of billions of dollars, and I’m wondering if the better answer is HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars. And, when you and I would be lucky to make more than a million dollars within our lifetimes, hundreds of billions is beyond our comprehension.
When all of that collapses, it will create a MASSIVE avalanche of financial trouble. Remember also the video that I posted about PRIVATE debt being the chief cause of financial collapse:
If you haven’t watched that video, you need to. This is serious, and no one is paying attention.
Unfortunately, I believe this to be true.
And, if you want to know one reason why it will be worse:
Machines have taken over trading.
Of course, that’s not the only reason, and not even the biggest one. But, these machines will make all the other reasons so much bigger.
Unfortunately, where Puerto Rico goes, America will follow.
This is a little easier to read and understand. Of course, reading this will probably cause an anxiety attack if you own stocks or bonds.
The point is that the Federal Reserve has been making many of the same mistakes that the Federal Reserve made in the ’30s. And, I need to remind you that the 1930s were the Great Depression. And, I believe that we are about to enter an even GREATER Depression.
But, let me pause a bit and reflect on something that I just said.
I used the word, ‘mistakes’.
I’m not sure that this is the correct word.
Here’s a quote from the write-up for the interview:
So, will the coming financial crisis be worse than the 2008 meltdown? Prins explains, “Yes, it is worse because it is global. What happened in the subprime crisis, and I talked about this in an earlier book, “It Takes a Pillage,” the subprime crisis was primarily constructed by U.S. banks, and then, those toxic assets and bonds distributed throughout the world. For the most, part they were on a small amount of loans in the United States that were leveraged a lot. . . . Now, they have distributed that cheap money with loans on a global basis. That’s why oil contracting and the knock on effect with defaults with oil companies throughout the world has a far greater impact. It’s not just on bank balance sheets, but companies and how many jobs they will have to cut and how many factories they will have to close throughout the world. It relates to a greater economic depression than the leverage of subprime loans did, but it also relates to the very same banks.”
Right. Let’s do MORE of the same. That will fix EVERYTHING.
It is ironic that so many pronouncements happen to occur in opposition to reality.
Obama has claimed that all claims of economic difficulty are fiction.
What an interesting and fictional view.
This is a good article, although his view of who/what/why this is happening is a bit simplistic, but the effects that he describes are completely accurate.
I also believe that his predictions are probably accurate as well. In one sense, I hope that those predictions are accurate, because it would explain why the US is not involved in attempting to stop Gog and Magog.
My suspicion has been an EMP attack, or some other form of attack. But, I vastly prefer a complete and utter financial collapse to those other scenarios.
It has ALWAYS been the the case that the dollar would rise, before it collapsed.
Because the global perception is that the dollar is the safest currency on the planet.
This is a short technical analysis of the stock markets, as well as a discussion of WHY the stock markets did well until recently.
This is just another warning sign that you should be out of stocks. I am, and I have been a believer in stocks for most of my life.
Mannarino has been warning of this for a very long time, and now it’s here. PPlease prepare, everyone.
Please keep watching the BDI. This is very important.
New Normal indeed.
I wish that I knew of another item of value, that retains its value like Gold or Silver – and is universally recognized for its value.
However, until a better alternative arises, I will keep what little wealth that I have in silver and gold. My motto still is:
Buy as much silver as you can carry, and then as much gold as you can afford.
For years now, I have said:
Buy as much silver as you can carry
And as much gold as you can afford.
And, if you won’t be needing to ‘head for the hills’ you’ll be able to buy A LOT of silver.
Right now, nothing says ‘protecting your assets’ like Gold and Silver.
NOW is the time to play it safe.
As gold takes off in other currencies, those people will begin to buy more of it. Of course, gold has yet to look as good in the US dollar. That will change, but don’t wait for that change. You should not wait for the dollar to fall, before buying gold.
This invasion of Muslim men of military age is tearing Europe apart. It is creating conflict and inflaming decades-old hatreds. This is a horrifying fulfillment of prophecy, and it will only get worse as we move into the last of these Last Days.
Here’s the summary of the article:
A mob of a thousand men of “Arab or North African” origin sexually assaulted more than 100 German women in downtown Cologne on New Year’s Eve. Similar attacks also occurred in Hamburg and Stuttgart. Cologne’s Mayor Henriette Reker, said that “under no circumstances” should the crimes be attributed to asylum seekers. Instead, she blamed the victims for the assaults.
“There is nothing wrong with being proud German patriots. There is nothing wrong with wanting Germany to remain free and democratic. There is nothing wrong with preserving our own Judeo-Christian civilization. That is our duty.” — Geert Wilders, Dutch politician, addressing a rally in Dresden.
“We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well as a different understanding of society and law. German security agencies are unable to deal with these imported security problems, and the resulting reactions from the German population.” — From a leaked government document, published by Die Welt.
Germany will spend at least €17 billion ($18.3 billion) on asylum seekers in 2016 — Die Welt.
Saudi Arabia is preparing to finance the construction of 200 new mosques in Germany to accommodate asylum seekers. — Frankfurter Allgemeine.
This, my friends, is going to be bad. Very bad.
I’m afraid that Milos Zeman is correct. America would do well to have such a clear-sighted leader.
Here are some ominous quotes from this document, from the mouth of Pope Franky himself:
Public opinion also needs to be correctly formed, not least to prevent unwarranted fears and speculations detrimental to migrants.
THAT is an INCREDIBLY OMINOUS statement. This evil and vile pope is advocating the use of lies to ‘correctly form’ public opinion. This is outrageous and disgusting. If you embrace this pope, you are a fool.
Of course, you would not be reading this if you DID ’embrace this pope’.
I arrived at this missive from Pope Franky via Daniel Greenfield, and he said:
That last one is obviously the most ominous statement, but there is plenty of language here emphasizing the transformation of host societies. There is a failure to address the threat of migrants. Instead the only recognized threats are those of the host societies who reject migrants. There is also far too much talk about forming opinion, managing and regulating host societies and the need to change.
There is little to no acknowledgement of the inherent religious consequences of huge numbers of Muslims invading and settling in Europe. The words “Islam” and “Muslim” are never even mentioned.
You can find Daniel Greenfield’s article, here:
The lies and oppression are going to grow and grow. You MUST take action in the face of what is coming.
And, just to reiterate what Daniel Greenfield said, not one word about Islam or the Muslims are included in this letter.
When Muslim thugs rape our girls, we get upset.
Everyone, they are among us.
THAT is an EXTREMELY good question.
Islam is one of the most Satanic movements in human history. There are other Satanic movements, but none have been as successful as Islam.
And now, we are seeing that Satanism at the heart of Islam with a clarity that we have never seen before.
And, these people are in your neighborhood.
This evil just keeps rolling on. How sick how evil. How vile.
Here is a quote:
It’s no secret: Muslims from all around the world and from all walks of life—not just “terrorists” or “ISIS”—unequivocally and unapologetically proclaim that Islam commands them to hate, subjugate, and kill all who resist it, including all non-Muslims.
Those who engage in Chrislam, who claim that Islam and Christianity worship the same God… they are – by definition – making these atrocities their own.
It’s Islam. The real thing.
Here’s a quote:
Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Issuing Fatwas—which issues religious decrees that become law—issued a fatwa, or decree, titled, “Duty to Hate Jews, Polytheists, and Other Infidels.” Written by Sheikh Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz (d. 1999), former grand mufti and highest religious authority in the government, it still appears on the website.
Yup. It’s the religion of peace.
The peace of death.
Israel is the canary in the coal mine of geopolitics. What happens to Israel eventually happens to the rest of the world.
Furthermore, God has decreed the return of Israel to Himself. If you oppose that in ANY WAY, you oppose God.
For those who hate Israel.
Do you understand that the Jews have nowhere else to go?
America denied the Jews entrance to the United States, so they were unable to flee the Holocaust. I am sickened by this thought, and I know that God has added this sin the vast pile of sins that He will judge us for.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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