May 28, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we are reading one chapter in Paul’s letter to the Romans, and three chapters in 2 Kings.

May 28: Romans 6, 2 Kings 5, 2 Kings 6, 2 Kings 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 6. The three most important truths are:  “Reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. and “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” It is a fantastic chapter, read it and meditate.

2 Kings 5. Naaman’s Leprosy was healed. This was so important that Jesus mentioned it to the self righteous Jews, proving they were not that special.  Elisha refused payment for healing Naaman, but his servant Gehazi accepted payment instead, so he became leprous instead of Naaman.

2 Kings 6. Elisha made an ax head float, “The Floating Ax Head”, the Syrians tried to capture Elisha from which we get the quote”Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” But later Syria besieged Samaria with famine.

2 Kings 7. When the siege was about to succeed Elisha prophesied “Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.” During the night the Syrians fled and four lepers discovered it. After feasting they went and told the good news to the no longer besieged.

May 26, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we are reading one chapter in Paul’s letter to the Romans, and starting with two chapters in 2 Kings.

May 26: Romans 4, 2 Kings 1, 2 Kings 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 4. Abraham was justified by faith, not works and definitely not circumcision. Where there is no law, there is no transgression. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed, and it was credited to him as righteousness. And “for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

2 Kings 1. God Judged Ahaziah. Elijah the prophet delivered the messages from God, and so Ahaziah died, left no heir, so Joram, son of Ahab became king.

2 Kings 2, Elijah was taken up to heaven, Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit, and received it, because he witnessed Elijah’s ascension.

May 25, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read one chapter in Paul’s letter to the  Romans, and one chapter in 1 Kings.

May 25: Romans 3, 1 Kings 22 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 3 is full of memorable quotations: “let God be true, but every man a liar.” It speaks of God’s faithfulness and God’s Judgment, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” , “ For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,“and “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law,” just to name a few. Read them all, and marvel.

1 Kings 22. Micalah prophesied against Ahab, Ahab disguised himself for protection but died in battle by a stray arrow. Jehoshaphat became King of Judah, followed by Ahaziah.

May 24, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we one chapter in Paul’s letter to the Romans, and two chapters in 1 Kings.

May 24: Romans 2, 1 Kings 20, 1 Kings 21 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 2. Paul pointed out that you have no excuse,  God’s judgement is righteous, Jews and Gentiles are equally guilty, and circumcision is of no avail.

1 Kings 20. Ahab defeated the Syrians and he did it twice. After that Ahab made a treaty with Ben-Hadad, and that led to the prophecy of Ahab’s Condemnation.

1 Kings 21. Naboth was killed for his vineyard and for that the LORD condemned Ahab.

May 23, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we are the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans, and one chapter in 1 Kings.

May 23: Romans 1, 1 Kings 19 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 1 starts with an eloquent greeting to all in Rome, and it is just as valid for us today as it was then. Paul longed to visit Rome and impart scriptural spiritual wisdom, such as “the Just shall live by Faith.” Then he explained how the wrath of God was to come on mankind because they “changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator.

1 Kings 19. After the fantastic victory at Mount Carmel Elijah fled from Jezebel, the “exhibit A” of names of evil women featured in literature and films.  He fled, got strengthened by an angel that fed him a meal that gave him enough strength to go all the way to Mount Horeb. There he heard “The Still Small Voice.” God reminded Elijah  that “I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.” Elisha then received the call to follow Elijah.

Climate change is now officially the new secular religion. How did this get started?

The Climate Catastrophe Warriors are at it again. It is now the official religion of the left, having reintroduced the concept of sin as in “Climate Change Sins” and they now offer confessionals. It strangely fits with the custom of having Climate Charlatans offering indulgences in the form of carbon offsets and offering to sell electricity produced 99% from wind power. To top it off, Pope Francis is all in with the  Climate change.

Many years ago, around 1977 Dr. James Lovelock bought a number of HP Gas Chromatographs to set up in the most remote corners of the earth to study pollution and its effect on the climate. What he found was an unexpectedly large amount of dimethylsulphide (DMS) (ref 3) in the atmosphere, and that acted as amicrobes_sar11

condensation point for cloud formation. He was then a paid consultant for Hewlett Packard, so he came over from his native England a couple of times a year, always willing to hold a seminar for us engineers working at Hewlett Packard Analytical, and at one of them he sprung “Daisy-world” on us, before it was published, mostly to see if we could poke holes in his hypothesis. It involved a world that consisted of only two flowers, black daisies and white daisies. The computer simulation starts out with a cold world and a weak sun. The sun warms up until suddenly black daisies appear and cover the earth. This warms the earth some more and white daisies appear. As the sun varies in intensity the mix of white and black daisies changes and this keeps the earth at a stable temperature, as they have different reflective properties. He then went on to say that the whole earth is like a living organism.
Some time later he presented the paper and the next year we asked him how it was received. “You won’t believe it”, he answered. ”Now there are people who actually believe the earth is a living organism. They demand follow-up articles that justifies their belief.” He had partly himself to blame, the name he chose was the GAIA hypothesis, Gaia being the Mother earth Goddess. Talking about religion the Mother Earth people now had their goddess, and expressions like. “The earth has a temperature” became commonplace. For me, being a Christian I read with wonderment what God has to say about the Ecosystem.

We find this in Genesis 1:6-8 (NIV) And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. But God didn’t say: “It was good
The creation story is interesting reading. God takes a whole day out His busy schedule of creation just to create the clouds. In days three to five of creation He adds the statement “And God saw that it was good”, on day six it was “very good”. Could it be that God knows the ecosystem is fragile and we are going to mess it up beyond repair? Exactly why was it then very good? Could it be it was very good after the whole creation was complete, all the components that make up a stable ecosystem was put in place? First then could He finally say: Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
Let us hurry back to our quest for something other than pollution that acts as a negative feedback to make the temperature system stable. With some anxiety (we are part of the ecosystem, so we better try to understand it), but also assurance, we return back to the GAIA factor.
As is mentioned before, Dr. Lovelock had found unusually high amounts of dimethylsulphide (DMS) in places far from any pollution source. Something must have put it there. It turns out DMS is a waste product from phytoplankton, an abundant life form in the oceans, low on the food chain. As ocean temperature rises, phytoplankton levels increase, suggesting a possible feedback mechanism. The DMS molecules act as a condensation kernel for the formation of Clouds. This is something that it is hard to get a grip on. Clouds have a positive feedback as they hold in heat once captured by the earth, but this is more than offset by the large negative feedback caused by the albedo factor. The white clouds act as a reflector, and with more clouds, more of the solar energy gets reflected back out into space. The total reflection back into space from clouds and aerosols is about 31% or 400W/m2. This negative feedback factor can be as high as    – 1.9 W m-2/°C. This means there is a strong negative feedback in the ecosystem keeping the earth from getting overheated, since water vapor is a much stronger greenhouse gas than CO2.
None of this mattered to the Mother Earth people believing in GAIA. They formed a coalition with the communists and socialists and Global Governance advocates and convinced U.N. that CO2 was bad and needed to be controlled, and so IPCC was formed to give the scientific justification why it was necessary to control CO2 emissions. I do not know how many Global Climate models there are out there, but I have seen (ref.1) a chart with 73 Climate models, all pointing to a rapidly warming earth, plotted versus reality, which shows a more or less stable temperature versus time. But the models are all paid for by Government money, so the more, the merrier. They all do a lousy job modeling clouds, so no wonder they fail. (ref. 2) But they produce the result the funding agencies demanded for continuing funding, so the charade goes on. The models are all based on a positive feedback with increasing temperatures. When it gets warmer, the atmosphere can hold more water vapor, and since water vapor is a much stronger greenhouse gas than CO2, it gets warmer still. In reality, the opposite is true. With increased water vapor there will form clouds earlier and lasting longer, leading to a negative feedback that tends to keep temperatures more stable. More CO2 will aid in that stability. Granted, there is still increasing temperatures with increasing CO2, but instead of a gain of   a factor of 2 to 3, which the models predict, there is an attenuation of about 2 to 3, so the real temperature rise is one ninth to a quarter of what the models predict.
But the models are useful for one thing: To create an urgency in people, so they will go along with Global Governance, making an unelected bureaucracy take control of the energy resources.
But even that is a side issue. The real issue is people control, as expressed in Agenda 21. The world has about 7.7 billion people, and some have calculated that an ideal, sustainable world has room for only 700 million people, if enough areas are set aside for wildlife and nature preserves. After all, the animals and the original plants and trees were here first!
This attitude is expressed in a number of recent government advisers.JonathanGruber
The “architect” of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber’s abortion advocacy is of a particularly pungent eugenics variety. He’s on record repeatedly making the case from social science that abortion is a “social good” because it reduces the number of “marginal children,” by which he means urban poor—those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born.
The Presidential Science Advisor John Holdren has a plethora of population control suggestions:John_Holdren_official_portrait_small
Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.
One way to carry out this disapproval might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption—especially those born to minors, who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone. If a single mother really wished to keep her baby, she might be obliged to go through adoption proceedings and demonstrate her ability to support and care for it. Adoption proceedings probably should remain more difficult for single people than for married couples, in recognition of the relative difficulty of raising children alone. It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society.
On Involuntary fertility control :…
A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.

The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.
Toward a Planetary Regime:

Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist. Thus the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans. The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all food on the international market.

The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.
We will need to surrender national sovereignty to an armed international police force:
If this could be accomplished, security might be provided by an armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force. Many people have recognized this as a goal, but the way to reach it remains obscure in a world where factionalism seems, if anything, to be increasing. The first step necessarily involves partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization.
This is more than enough to give a hint on what the Obama Administration meant by “Fundamental transformation
This is what happens when people start to serve “The Creature rather than the Creator” and that is “The Lie”.

The connection between “The sin” and “The lie”, represented by Muslims annihilating Christians, and progressives annihilating people is their hatred for the Cross. The Muslims deny Jesus Christ as redeemer by his substitutionary death on the cross, and the progressives deny the cross as redemption of mankind, substituting God with man as redeemer.

This explains the hatred of the cross. It is an offense and a stumbling block for the unbeliever.

Lennart Bilén, 2019

(1) Real temperature over time versus predicted by models.

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(2) Model cloud cover versus reality

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(3) https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/05/16/ocean-bacteria-are-programmed-to-alter-climate-gases/comment-page-1/#comment-2216450

June 7, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are finishing up Romans, and continue reading three chapters in 1 Chronicles..

June 7: Romans 16, 1 Chronicles 3, 1 Chronicles 4, 1 Chronicles 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 16. Sister Phoebe is commended, Paul thanks especially Priscilla and Aquila, then comes a long list of greetings by name. Then comes a warning to avoid divisive persons, followed by greetings from Paul’s friends, even Tertius, the scribe writes a note. The letter ends with a benediction.

1 Chronicles 3 contains the family tee of David, the royal line of Solomon and the royal line of Jeconiah after the exile.

1 Chronicles 4 contains the family tree of Judah and the family tree of Simeon.

1 Chronicles 5 contains the family tree of Reuben, the family tree of Gad and the family tree of Manasseh East of Jordan. These three tribes were unfaithful to God and the king of Assyria defeated them and took them into exile.

June 6, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are continuing in Romans, and read the first two chapters in 1 Chronicles..

June 6: Romans 15, 1 Chronicles 1, 1 Chronicles 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 15. Bear each others’ burdens, look at Christ and glorify God together. Paul has proclaimed the Gospel from Jerusalem to Illyricum, but he really longed to visit Rome.

1 Chronicles 1 lists the partial family tree of Adam to Noah’s sons, the family tree of Abraham, first the family tree of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine whom he married after the death of Sarah, the family tree of Isaac, the family tree of the people of Seir in Edom and finally a list of the kings of Edom.

1 Chronicles 2 lists the family tree of Israel, then concentrates oh the family tree from Judah to David, continuing with the family treeof Hezron, the family treev of Jerahmeel and finally the family treeof Caleb.

June 5, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are continuing in Romans, and read the last four chapters in 2 Kings.

June 5: Romans 14, 2 Kings 22, 2 Kings 23, 2 Kings 24, 2 Kings 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 14. Some are weak in faith and those who are strong and can eat everything should not look down on vegetarians and vegans. Some observe the Lord’s day on the first day of the week, others still say “Sabbath is Sabbath.” Tolerate each other according too the law of liberty, for whatever is not of faith is sin, and it is not for you to judge. The law of love tells us not to flaunt one’s free drinking in front of an alcoholic among other things, for that could cause him to stumble.

2 Kings 22, Josiah is king of Judah and Hilkiah the priest finds the book of the law. The reading of the law pricked their conscience.

2 Kings 23. Having repented Josiah restored the worship and even tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes and ended idol worship,but alas, too late. There still came impending judgment on Judah, Josiah died in battle at Megiddo. After that came the reign and captivity of Jehoahaz, after which Jehoiakim became king of Judah.

2 Kings 24. Things go from bad to worse, Judah was overrun by enemies,  Jehoiachin becomes king of Judah and is taken captive, Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem and made Zedekiah nominal king of Judah.

2 Kings 25. Then came the fall and captivity of Judah.  Gedaliah was made Governor of Judah and Jehoiakin was released from prison. Thus ends 2 Kings.

June 4, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are continuing in Romans, and read three chapters in 2 Kings.

June 4: Romans 13, 2 Kings 19, 2 Kings 20, 2 Kings 21 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 13. Submit to government, follow the laws, pay our taxes, love your neighbor and put on Christ.

2 Kings 19. The prophet Isaiah assures deliverance from Sennacherib’s threat. Hezekiah’s prays for deliverance and Isaiah delivers the word of the LORD concerning Sennacherib. That night the Angel of the Lord slayed 185,000 men, and Sennacherib was defeated and died not long after.

2 Kings 20, Hezekiah is ill unto death, but he prays to the LORD, and his life is extended another fifteen years. From Babylon comes  envoys, Hezekiah shows them every treasure in his palace, for in doing so he thinks “There will be peace for our time” just like Neville Chamberlain did before WWII.

2 Kings 21, Manasseh became King of Judah, doing more evil in the sight of the LORD than even the surrounding countries. After his death Amon Reigned and died, followed by his son, Josiah.