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Is This Your Time?

Posted in About the Book, Connect to the Jesus Trunk, How we can change with tags , , , on October 1, 2019 by Haven Mankin

Maybe some will remember Columbine High School and the terrible deadly events there. The tragedy is too often used politically in the misguided mistaken support for gun control…though I guess understandable due to the loss and pain of such evil. But there is much more there in this story, a much more positive story. The story of a beautiful 17 year old girl, loved by family and friends, her whole life before her, who loved her LORD Jesus…and a Jesus who loved her even more!

Michal W. Smith sings these lyrics about her actions that dreadful day:

It was a test that we could all hope to pass
But none of us would want to take
Faced with the choice to deny God and live
For her there was one choice to make

She swam in the sea
Drank of the deep
Embraced the mystery of all she could be
This was her time

A gun pointed at her, terror all around, Cassie Bernall stood her ground and did not deny her LORD Jesus. She pronounced her love and was killed for it and Jesus received her that day. What an example for us! Would we, could we, do the same? I hope so!

I pray that we would stand before evil and take the higher ground of love! I so pray that we would follow Cassie Bernall…all the way as she did! What a Christian example!

At a time when many are falling away from the Christian faith due to a lack of foundation, when church people want the world more than the world’s Creator, when so called Christian Seminaries teach biblical error as truth, when progressives want to preach pantheism and the church blindly follows along as lemmings over a satanic cliff; will we remember Cassie? Will we be able to be as strong as a 17 year old high school girl?

I say:  Come Christians stand and sing! Stand up for Jesus Christ, no matter what!

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What Our World and the USA has Forgotten

Posted in About the Book on August 7, 2019 by Haven Mankin

I teach an adult Sunday School Class; we have had various personalities in the class over the past 40+ years. In fact, we had one extremely belligerent fellow that actually threatened me, to the point our pastor and some Elders were forced to ask him not to return. I have had a very gracious Muslim client; though we disagree on some theological issues, some we absolutely agree with…like how to treat one another. The point is, we all interact with all types of people of all types of colors and backgrounds. There is one thing our world has lost and it evidently will kill us. We either have forgotten or simply don’t believe that each and everyone of us are created in the image of God. Now, if you actually believe that, as I do, it will change how you interact with others.

How are you known? As a hater or as a kind person? Do you believe in God and feel that you are in the “Family of God”? Well, if so, do you act like Luke writes in chapter 6 verses 34 +35? You, as a child, are known by your father. As God is your Father, then you must “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (verse 36). Friends…can we at least give this a try?

Here is an article that speaks to this topic; it is worth your time to read. Check it out here:    I Am Dreaming…

 

Truth…if you still want to know

Posted in About the Book on July 25, 2019 by Haven Mankin

What is freedom…real freedom? Is it the ability to do whatever you want? Is it the condition that allows you think & believe anything you want, the way you want? What if I believe it is okay to rob banks? What makes that action wrong, but I digress?

Baruck Spinoza (1632-1677), stoic philosopher, a heterodox thinker focusing on rationalism, is much praised in academia. He decided God was no longer the creator of the universe, ruling by His divine providence. How convenient for him! This sets the stage to allow his view that a person has the right to interpret Scripture as they wished. Thus, our current state of subjectivism is born and still running wild.

Unfortunately, many Protestants, rejecting subjectivism, filled the void with a scientific approach…this is just a different name for escaping from God’s Holy Word. Now a person can do what they want, believe what they want, and define right & wrong away they chose to do.

Look around, this is where we are today!

As humans get rid of God, they must fill the void…with themselves. It is an old problem, now being regenerated. Days of old, things moved slowly; today, information (good or bad) is around the world in seconds. Now, we see this “God doesn’t exist” void is being filled with pride…the same pride of Lucifer before he was cast out of Heaven, or the pride of Adam & Eve wanting the knowledge of God. The pride that people are as powerful as God; the pride the arrogance that humans can actually manipulate world-wide climate. I wrote a whole chapter on the “climate change” hoax in my new book, Trying to be God. World climate has always been changing since creation, as part of God’s providence; however, today’s movement is actually about controlling people, not climates.

Follow your subjective agenda, follow science (actually, I like science, much is in my first book, I Am, the Great Creator God)…but neither will provide you truth. Only the Holy Bible will provide you real Truth…if you still want to know.

Only ONE reason we Exist – LOVE

Posted in About the Book on July 15, 2019 by Haven Mankin

Interestingly, I heard Sean Hannity and a radio preacher say that nothing can come from nothing. I have read this same thing from Ravi Zacharias, whom I have the upmost respect. I think if questioned, they would believe, as I do, that God is transcendent, that He always has been and always will be, never created.

I wrote about this topic in my book entitled “I Am, the Great Creator God”, published by Muskrat Books in 2010. What I wish to clarify in my statements that God created ex nilhilo; that is out of nothing. I wrote that “nothing” is nothing…no laws of thermodynamics, no matter, no energy, no anything. Even the great Steve Hawking could not get past gravity, thinking gravity was present. No. not even gravity!

We need to know and believe that God did exist and always has; there is no other explanation to what we see around us. God created out of nothing, the physical laws, the atomic particles of matter that those laws cement together (the “glue”) the energy for there to be something instead of nothing.

God did not need anything; He was complete and perfect. So, why create anything…especially mankind that has caused Him so much trouble over the centuries? There I only one reason. God wanted relationship with His creation out of love. In my book, as an architect, I wrote how creators relate to their creations. God Loves you and wants you to love Him, because He is YOUR creator! Doesn’t that mean something to you?

Those who chose to hate God or simply say He doesn’t exist, like to blame God for the existence of evil. God didn’t create evil…we did! There is only ONE reason we exist:

For God so loved the world…(John 3:16)

Do I have This Straight? …I think so!

Posted in About the Book on June 21, 2019 by Haven Mankin

Let’s see if I can understand the current situation…

The group that preaches diversity at every turn is the same group that says I must believe like them or be condemned. I have to support their causes even though I may disagree. I have to do whatever they say or be brought into legal battles and have my business ruined by misled angry boycotts from these same “can’t we all just get along” diversity-minded groups.

I am not allowed to speak in a public institution of higher education if I don’t believe as they do. I am an angry back-woods so-in-so if I support law enforcement and the current written laws of the land. I am a hater because I believe you should follow duly adopted law and not harbor, support and provide benefits to law-breakers. I am wrong because I raise my children, without “the village”, by working hard, educating,  and teaching them manners and a gentle tongue. The “diversity crowd” see me as a most ugly sinful person because I believe in Jesus Christ and believe in America and all the good it has done in the world to protect and nurture the innocent.

Do I have this straight? I think so; I have eyes to see. This is exactly as it is currently at work now in America; once a land of the brave and home of the free!

Confusing Our Children Will be Our Doom

Posted in About the Book, Connect to the Jesus Trunk on May 21, 2019 by Haven Mankin

It is no secret that our society is breaking down; one only has to look at the break up of the family unit, the increase in single parenting, high divorce rate , etc. The so-called “extended family” is confusing for adults; just think what it is doing to the confusion of our children! One of the key elements, proven throughout history, is that societies fall when the children fall. At a time of extreme selfishness, people are lovers of themselves rather than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:4).

Biblical truth and instruction for Christian families is found in Colossians 3:18-25. It is said to be “old fashion”, or that those ideas don’t relate to modern society…but this is completely untrue…truth is truth no matter the age.

Open your eyes and look around at our society! The hate revealed in public discourse. The cursing in everyday speech and on television. The lack of civility, manners, chivalry,  and courtesy. The twisting apart of our youth is the doom of the society! All this nonsense of gender identity is a fabrication for a whole other agenda for control over the population whether in our speech or our parental control over our own children. Do you think I am being extreme? May be you should check out Michael Brown’s article today about what is going on now in California public schools.

I agree with Mr. Brown, it is indeed time to wake up, resist this plunge into the abyss, and peacefully say we Christians will try to remain Biblical and walk in the foot steps of our LORD Jesus Christ, the best we can. We will be loving to all, but we will not be a part of the destruction of our children and our future.

Aren’t you getting tired from all the hate?

Posted in How we can change, Out of the Pages with tags , , , , on March 12, 2019 by Haven Mankin

This morning, the following headline finally push me over the top. A federal representative, sworn to follow the Constitution, says this about a duly elected President? It doesn’t matter if you like him or not; this is about much more:

Obama is human, President Trump is ‘really not,’ says Rep. Ilhan Omar

Hating conservatives, hating liberals, hating Jews, hating Christians, hating Muslims, hating white males, hating Obama, hating Trump! Friends, this is all playing into Satan’s plan of division, destruction, and chaos! Don’t you see the coming fall? Don’t you see the decline of the United States of America [underline “united”]? Many how spew hate over a simple stupid red hat with white words on it…why? What so wrong with “Make America Great”? What nation has done more in the world to help others? What nation in the world has done more to feed, clothe and help the helpless? Answer: only America! If we needlessly go down, so goes the world. Maybe this is all a great hateful push by Satan…I don’t know. I do know how unloving and sad it all is.

I do know this however, for me, I will follow Jesus Christ and try my best to be loving to all, and show kindness. Give it a try!

 

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