Trumpet At Edmonton – John Boruff

This song is inspired by Jason A’s YouTube video of strange trumpet sounds coming from the sky in Edmonton, Canada on November 26, 2015. The video is called: “Something Big is Happening 2016…Strange Events/’Apocalyptic’ Sounds Being Heard Worldwide!”

Soundbyte

Verse 1 (x2)
Em                   Em – O
The angel of judgment
Em                   Em – Fp (power chord)
Blew the trumpet
Em              Em     – O
Alarm the saints of
Em     – O  –        Fp
The coming judgment

Break (x3)
Bp       Bp (power chord)   Em
Wake up!
Em     (Pluck high strings)
Awake!

Verse 2 (x2)
Em              Em – O
A shofar in the
Em – O – Fp
Sky
Em                   Em – O
One third is gonna
Em – O – Fp
Die

Break
Verse (Instrumental)
Soundbyte

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Strange Trumpet Sounds Coming From the Sky – Jim Paris, Jason A, and John Boruff

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand…Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly.                                                               –Joel 2:1, 15

He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.                   –Matt. 24:31

Other than the audio sample from the UK in the above video, this one from November 26, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada (starting at 7:45) is really impressive.

Sounds of the Northern Lights? Nope.

Think again. One skeptical scientist who heard reports of the trumpet sounds said that they are just the sounds of the Aurora Borealis. There’s at least three problems with that explanation. 1. There are many videos featured above where the sounds are occurring and there are no appearance of Northern Lights, no green misty appearance in the sky. 2. The sounds of the Northern Lights can only be heard with a radio receiver pointed at them. 3. The sounds do not sound at all like trumpets or shofars, as in these videos. They sound more like a flock of birds chirping. Here’s some samples: Aurora 1, Aurora 2, Aurora 3.

My Wife’s Vision of a Giant Angel Blowing a Trumpet

In August 2016, my wife had a vision of a giant angel blowing a trumpet outside in the sky; and she said it sounded a lot like in these videos, like a shofar: starting off low and going up into a higher pitch. At first I didn’t believe her, but then I started seeing 666 signs everywhere, out of my control; and now I’m finding that people are hearing shofar sounds coming from the sky in various places all over the world!

My wife says she feels this could be the second trumpet in Revelation 8:1-9:

When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in Heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake. Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.

The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

We don’t know the timetable of the end times, but God does give visions, signs, and revelations to charismatic Christians who follow the Lord their hearts. Maybe people are hearing the first and second trumpets all over the world. Perhaps World War III is upon us, perhaps nuclear war will burn a third of our world! Whatever happens, let’s trust Jesus for our salvation; and let God work out the details. If we’re in Revelation 8 already, its not much longer until the Antichrist comes in Revelation 13…in light of the phenomena my wife and others are claiming to experience, these thoughts are unavoidable.

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Gays In the UMC: “Dividing the United Methodist Church” – PBS

1 Corinthians 6:9-11, NKJV: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

The apostle Paul is so clear here: HOMOSEXUALS WILL NOT GO TO HEAVEN. So yes, ordaining gays and marrying gays should be out of the question for Christians. I disagree with the UMC allowing “gay members” of churches–perhaps this is where the LGBT landslide began. There is no Biblical support for having a gay church member. Gay people attending a church service in hopes of conversion? Yes, but not a gay church member.–John Boruff

The United Methodist Book of Discipline on Homosexuality:

¶ 4. Article IV. Inclusiveness of the Church

The United Methodist Church is a part of the church universal, which is one Body in Christ. The United Methodist Church acknowledges that all persons are of sacred worth. All persons without regard to race, color, national origin, status,4 or economic condition, shall be eligible to attend its worship services, participate in its programs, receive the sacraments, upon baptism be admitted as baptized members, and upon taking vows declaring the Christian faith, become professing members in any local church in the connection.5 In The United Methodist Church no conference or other organizational unit of the Church shall be structured so as to exclude any member or any constituent body of the Church because of race, color, national origin, status or economic condition.6
4. Amended 1992.
5. Amended 2000.
6. See Judicial Council Decisions 242, 246, 340, 351, 362, 377, 398, 594, 601, and Decisions 4 and 5, Interim Judicial Council.

¶ 214. Eligibility

The United Methodist Church is a part of the holy catholic (universal) church, as we confess in the Apostles’ Creed. In the church, Jesus Christ is proclaimed and professed as Lord and Savior. All people may attend its worship services, participate in its programs, receive the sacraments and become members in any local church in the connection (¶ 4). In the case of persons whose disabilities prevent them from reciting the vows, their legal guardian[s], themselves members in full covenant relationship with God and the Church, the community of faith, may recite the appropriate vows on their behalf.

¶ 304.3 Qualifications for Ordination

While persons set apart by the Church for ordained ministry are subject to all the frailties of the human condition and the pressures of society, they are required to maintain the highest standards of holy living in the world. The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. Therefore self-avowed practicing homosexuals1 are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve in The United Methodist Church.2
1. “Self-avowed practicing homosexual” is understood to mean that a person openly acknowledges to a bishop, district superintendent, district committee of ordained ministry, board of ordained ministry, or clergy session that the person is a practicing homosexual. See Judicial Council Decisions 702, 708, 722, 725, 764, 844, 984, 1020
2. See Judicial Council Decisions 984, 985, 1027, 1028

¶ 613 Responsibilities [of the conference council on finance]

The [conference council on finance and administration] shall have authority and responsibility to perform the following functions:
19. To ensure that no annual conference board, agency, committee, commission, or council shall give United Methodist funds to any gay caucus or group, or otherwise use such funds to promote the acceptance of homosexuality or violate the expressed commitment of The UMC “not to reject or condemn lesbian and gay members and friends” (¶ 161F). The council shall have the right to stop such expenditures. This restriction shall not limit the Church’s ministry in response to the HIV epidemic, nor shall it preclude funding for dialogs or educational events where the Church’s official position is fairly and equally represented.

From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church – 2016. Copyright 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.

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A List of Heresies – John Boruff

The following is a list of historically recognized heresies that have happened in Christianity. These are teachings and theologies that have been recognized as false, erroneous, and heretical by the church fathers and respected orthodox leaders of many evangelical Christian denominations. As a Pentecostal believer, I still feel like Assemblies of God is the safest, most orthodox choice. Even though I don’t agree with all of their positions.

1. Arianism – says Jesus was not equal with God but was a lesser created being.

  • Modern Groups: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Unitarians

2. Rejecting the Holy Spirit as equal with God.

3. Monophysitism – says Jesus was 50% God and 50% man, not 100% of each.

4. Origenism – says the soul is created before the body; universalism (apokatastasis); pantheism; says that the sun, moon, and stars used to have intelligence and souls (as in pagan astrology); says that humans can become angels or demons in the next life; denies the Trinity; says that Jesus has appeared in many different forms, including as an angel, and other spirits; belief in the Monad (the god of Neoplatonism); the belief that souls are spherical and do not look like human bodies, including the resurrection body of Jesus in Heaven, that he looks like nothing more than a spirit ball; annihilationism (the view that the impenitent will burn up in Hell and turn into ashes, and not exist forever); Monism (the Hindu-Neoplatonic view that all things are united with God’s Spirit, including men, angels, and demons, and that all is one).

  • Modern Groups: Many today falsely think of Origen as an orthodox “church father.” This is probably an honest mistake due to Philip Schaff’s inclusion of Origen in Volume IV of his collection called The Ante-Nicene Fathers.

5. Nontrinitarianism – rejection of the Trinity.

  • Modern Groups: Jehovah’s Witnesses, United Pentecostal Church (Oneness/modalism), Unitarians, Adventists, Christadelphians, Living Church of God, Mormons, Unity Church, Church of Christ-Scientist (Christian Science), The Way International, The Church of God International, the United Church of God.

6. Cathars and Albigenses – said the “god” of the Old Testament was an evil being (Satan, the creator of the world), but the “god” of the New Testament was good (Dualism); souls are angels trapped in evil bodies that will be constantly reincarnated until they undergo a baptismal prayer ritual called the consolamentum; forbade people to marry a second time; they rejected the idea of repentance after your baptism; they rejected the idea of backsliders coming back to God; Arianism; vegetarianism; pacifism; against the death penalty; because they believed heterosexual procreation was evil, they generally resorted to gay sex (LGBT); feminism (women pastors); earth is the only “hell” men will experience; universalism; no resurrection of the body (since it is evil); suicide is okay; marital sex is wrong, concubines are better (or casual sex).

  • Modern Groups: Ordo Templi Orientis, Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, Ecclesia Gnostica Mysteriorum, and other Gnostic cults.

7. Deism – says God created the world and then left it by itself; no miracles today.

  • Modern Groups: World Union of Deists, Church of Deism

8. Priscillianism – Dualism; celibacy; vegetarianism; Apocrypha seen as scripture.

9. Antinomianism – says grace excuses Christians from obeying the moral laws of God.

  • Modern Groups: Grace Evangelical Society, Free Grace Alliance, Bold Grace Ministries, the Plymouth Brethren, the local churches (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee), Dallas Theological Seminary. This is more of a theological movement than an institutionalized denomination: probably only the Plymouth Brethren and Watchman Nee-influenced house churches could be considered as “churches” with antinomian views. But really, antinomianism is like a disease that spreads all throughout the Protestant denominations; and is really only curbed by strong teaching against antinomianism and for lordship salvation (e.g., John MacArthur, The Banner of Truth Trust, J. I. Packer, etc).

10. Audianism – a type of Judaizer; have to celebrate Jesus’ death on Jewish Passover.

  • Modern Judaizer Groups: Messianic Judaism, Chosen People Ministries, Coalition of Torah Observant Messianic Congregations, HaYesod, International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues, The Jerusalem Council, Jews for Jesus, Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, Union of Conservative Messianic Synagogues, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, the Sacred Name Movement, the Worldwide Church of God, Seventh-Day Adventists, Hebrew Roots Movement.

11. Ebionites – Judaizers who rejected the deity of Christ; they kept the ceremonial laws.

12. Montanism – prophecy equal to Scripture; apostates can’t be saved; no remarriage.

  • Modern Groups: prophecy equal to Scripture in authority (some Quakers, usually liberal: the Religious Society of Friends); backsliding always irrevocable (the Free Will Baptist Church); several denominations forbid divorce and remarriage, even if brought about by adultery, desertion, or abuse: others will allow remarriage only for adultery, but not for desertion and abuse (Church of God, Cleveland, TN).

13. Pelagianism – rejection of original sin; no help of the Holy Spirit is needed to repent.

  • Modern Groups: Church of Christ, Mormons, Charles Finney, and some holiness churches.

14. Semipelagianism – man can make the first saving move in cooperating with God.

15. Biblical Criticism and Liberal Theology – rejects Biblical inerrancy and inspiration, the Virgin Birth, the deity of Christ, substitutionary atonement, the resurrection, miracles, the Second Coming, young earth creationism (and instead adopted Darwinian evolution); accepts the supremacy of atheistic/agnostic/deistic/skeptical/rationalistic science over the Bible and supernatural mysticism. These churches also tend to be LGBT friendly.

  • Modern Groups: American Baptist Churches USA, Disciples of Christ, Episcopal Church USA, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Mennonite Church USA, Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA), Religious Society of Friends (liberal Quakers), Reformed Church in America (RCA), the United Church of Christ (UCC), Metropolitan Community Church (100% gay), Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Methodist Church, and Unity Church.

FURTHER READING.

Catholic Encyclopedia – “Albigenses.” (A Southern French Cathar group: could it be that the Camisards of the Cevennes or the French Prophets were descendants of the Albigenses? Just a thought.)

Catholic Encyclopedia – “Cathari.”

Catholic Encyclopedia – “Origen and Origenism.”

Catholic Encyclopedia – “Priscillianism.”

Schaff, Philip. “The Anathemas Against Origen.”

Wikipedia – “Catharism.”

Wikipedia – “Christian Heresy in the Modern Era.”

Wikipedia – “Free Grace Theology.” (modern antinomianism).

Wikipedia – “Fundamentalism.”

Wikipedia – “Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy.”

Wikipedia – “Hebrew Roots.”

Wikipedia – “Heresy in Christianity.”

Wikipedia – “LGBT-Affirming Christian Denominations.”

Wikipedia – “Liberal Christianity.”

Wikipedia – “List of Christian Heresies.” (great article).

Wikipedia – “Messianic Judaism.”

Wikipedia – “Nontrinitarianism.”

Wikipedia – “Origen.”

Wikipedia – “Priscillianism.”

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8 Minutes In Hell – EndofSociety

Don’t watch this with kids in the room. I don’t know who made this video or what horror movie its taken from. If I did, I would ask permission for the re-post. But this video put the fear of Hell in me all over again. Next time you feel tempted to sin, or be weak in your faith, then just remind yourself about how awful Hell must be. I believe this is an accurate representation of Hell. For Biblical proofs, see Bill Wiese’s 23 Minutes in Hell and his larger book Hell. If you think that love is God’s only attribute, think again. God sends people to Hell and they are tortured by demons. That’s what the Bible says: “His Lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him” (Matt. 18:34). Jesus called the Pharisees “sons of Hell” (Matt. 23:15).

Hell emerges from a Biblical understanding of God. It reminds us that though God’s love is central in Scripture, it should not be viewed independently of God’s other attributes. His love is in unity with His justice and holiness (Hell Under Fire, p. 239).

Psalm 9:17: “The wicked shall be turned into Hell.”

Psalm 18:5: “The sorrows of Hell compassed me about.”

Psalm 55:15: “Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into Hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.”

Psalm 7:27: “Her house is the way to Hell.” – Referring to prostitutes and adulteresses.

Proverbs 15:24: “The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from Hell beneath.” – Referring to obedience to God’s law or lordship salvation.

Matthew 5:29: “If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into Hell.” – Referring to the danger of pornography and the lust of the eye.

Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.”

Matthew 23:33: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of Hell?” – Referring to the danger of meanness, malice, hate, and a murderous spirit.

Luke 16:23: “In Hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments.”

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The Mountain – John Boruff

Verse 1
D                                  A
A man takes a rest upon
D                  A      D                    Am (w/no index finger) (Am+)
The mountain of contemplation
D                      A                     A
Reposing above in the lillies
D              Am+
His Achilles

Chorus
Em                       F (power chord) (Fp)
It’s an upward climb
Em                             Fp
Gonna take some time
Em                          Fp      G
Flesh and Spirit fight, Lord
Em                 Fp
In order to thrive
Em                Fp
Keep hope alive
Em                  Fp            G
Resist, press on, and strive

Verse 2
D                                      A
The hard times have past
D                       A                           Am+
Some rest at last, and relaxation
D                              A
Your Spirit I can feel
D                A                         Am+
It’s a comfort that is so real

Close: Combine Verse 1 + 2

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Mark My Words – P.O.D.

Checkmate, pull the plug on a fake
Get to steppin’ too late, gotta take ’em, break ’em down
One testify, see the fire in his eyes
We determine the ghost when a warrior cries that sound
Spirit flips, soul spits. Meditate on the words from the King’s lips
Apocalyptic, psalm scripted, prophet’s eyes
Armageddon come quick, it’s a death wish, of a white witch
Come inside and I’ll tell you were the beast live

Mark my words, mark my words

Soul that’s raised by a rush through your veins
Gonna bring the pain, you can see it’s goin’ down
Frontline, nobody left behind. Rebel soul, let ’em know
When it’s time you better hold your ground.
Regulate, interrogate, cause the enemies loose and he’s out for the take
Under no faith, leaving no trace, another one took by an old hate
It’s a death wish, of a white witch
Come inside and I’ll tell you where the beast live

Mark my words, mark my words

Who’s got that witch?

Be not far from me,
For trouble is near,
And there is none to help.

Mark my words, mark my words

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