Thursday, 15 November 2012

Applauding the UKIP Pro-Israeli Stance

#687: Hello again folks! While we still have politicians like Nigel Farage of UKIP ... we still have a little room for hope with a capital 'H':

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 15-Nov-2012


#686: Hello again folks! I'm you already know that I have a huge backlog of posts to publish for: Heresy Watch, so without further ado, please be exhorted, reassured and enlightened by these Bible verse 'Emergency Numbers' .... courtesy of dear Sally Richardson:

- When in sorrow, call on John 14:1-4
- When men fail you, call on Psalm 27:1
- If you want to be fruitful, call on John 15:1-27
- When you have sinned, call on Psalm 51:1-10
- When you worry, call on Matthew 6:25-34
- When you are in danger, call on Psalm 91:1-16
- When God seems far away, call on Psalm 139:1-18
- When your faith needs stirring, call on Hebrews 11:1-14
- When you are lonely and fearful, call on Psalm 23:1-6
- When you grow bitter and critical, call on I Corinthians 13:1-13
- For Paul’s secret to happiness, call on Colossians 3:15
- When you feel down and out, call on Romans 8:1
- When you want peace and rest, call on Matthew 11:28
- When the world seems bigger than God, call on Psalm 90:1-2
- When you leave home for labor or travel, call on Psalm 121:1-8
- Your prayers growth narrow and selfish, call on Psalm 67:1-7
- For a great invention/opportunity, call on Isaiah 55:1
- When you want courage for a task, call on Joshua 1:7
- How to get along with fellow men, call on Romans 12:1
- When you think of investments/returns, call on Mark 10:17-27
- If you are depressed, call on Psalm 27:1
- If your purse is empty, call on Psalm 37:1-4
- If you’re losing confidence in people, call on 1 Cor. 13:4-8
- If people seem unkind, call on John 15:12-13
- If discouraged about your work, call on Psalm 126:3-6
- If you find the world growing small and yourself great, call on Psalm 19:1-3
- When you are sad, call on John 14:1
- When you are facing danger, call on Psalm 91:1-2
- When people have failed you, call on Psalm 27:1-2
- When God feel far from you, call on Psalm 130:1-3
- When your faith needs encouraging, call on Hebrews 11:17-40
- When you are hated because of your faith, call on John 15:18-24
- When you feel you’re failing, call on Psalm 121:3-4
- When you are scared, call on Psalm 23:4
- When you want to do good works, call on John 15:5
- When you need courage, call on Joshua 1:7
- When you don’t feel loved, call on Romans 8:38-39
- When you have sinned, call on I John 1:8-9
- When you are worried, call on Matthew 6:25-34
- When you are hurt, call on Colossians 3:12-17
- When you feel no one is on your side, call on Romans 8:31-39

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 15-Nov-2012

Monday, 12 November 2012

Review: Across The Divide [Morgan]

#685: Hello again folks! Some albums are like a pair a shoes - you need to wear them in a few times so that they become comfortable. Some albums get your attention the very first time you hear them. "Across The Divide" by Dave Scott-Morgan is definitely in the latter category. The former ELO man has put together a great set of eleven [11] songs that not only vary in tempo and style but also contain pensive lyrics which not only convey his Christian faith, in part, but deliver some really catchy tunes with a message.

Track listing: [#1] "Benediction"; [#2] "Normal Day"; [#3] "Mission Impossible"; [#4] "Samson and Delilah"; [#5] "Ball and Chain"; [#6] "Cold City"; [#7] "Shanty Town Blues"; [#8] "Robin's Song"; [#9] "Post War Baby"; [#10] "Girl In A Jaguar"; [#11] "Across The Divide"

There are very definite ELO and Beatles influences here. The album - produced by former ELO bassist Martin Smith - has some acoustically driven numbers and some more complex constructions too. For instance, the Biblical storytelling of: "Samson and Delilah" could be a Bob Dylan number, "Post War Baby" sounds like the next chapter to Dave's huge hit: "Hiroshima" and "Girl In A Jaguar" is so very Beatlesque in nature. And because there are so many fine songs on here with so many different styles all headed by Dave's solid wide-ranging vocals, the album is absolutely balanced and instantly likeable. Some of these songs have been waiting to be finished for quite a long time but, as with fine wine, one has had to wait to savour the final result. "Benediction" is a stunning opener followed by the folksy-bluesy: "Normal Day""Mission Impossible""Cold City" and "Robin's Song" have those familiar ELO hooks with: "Shanty Town Blues" [featuring Fitzroy Storrod on Piano] being the Blues indeed. "Ball and Chain" could be another Bob Dylan or even a Wilburys track. This whole album is my favourite track!
In his own words: "Morgan or 'Dave Scott-Morgan aided and abetted by a fusillade of fine musicians'. In the last century Dave was part of the world famous group, ELO - and also the writer of a major European hit [Ed. "Hiroshima"]. When he's not playing songs, Dave teaches people to fly aeroplanes and he was once the pastor of a church in Birmingham, his home city. This album bravely melds myriads of styles, mixing conventional recording techniques with an innovative creativity and energy you'd expect from a rock 'n' roller from the Old School. It also contains the wry Brummie tongue-in-cheek element that propelled stars into the limelight from its earthy and pithy launch pad. But take it seriously if you want to!" [end quote]

You can read about and/or download the album for just $9.99 or £6.41 each [or any of the tracks individually] and/or buy the CD for just £10.99 each via these links:

HERESY WATCH recommends and endorses: "Across The Divide" by: Dave Scott-Morgan. I'm also hoping to interview Dave for both ELOBF and HERESY WATCH in the near future.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-Nov-2012

The Wise Words of Winston Churchill

#684: Hello again folks! Bearing in mind that Winston Churchill spoke these wise words on the subject of: Mohammedanism [a.k.a. Islam] back in 1899 - and he was no Christian in the true sense of the word - one has to admire the wisdom expounded here and how it is even more relevant here in Yours Truly 2012:

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome." [end quote]

I need add no more to the above words within this particular blog. Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-Nov-2012