Istoria Ministries Blog Posts

  • The USA from Commencement to Collapse:From Pain, to Productivity, to Prosperity, to Promiscuity

    Jan 14, 2021 | 12:00 pm

    The USA from Commencement to Collapse:From Pain, to Productivity, to Prosperity, to Promiscuity United States President John Adams once wrote,“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. The Constitution is wholly inadequate to the government of any other" (Source: John Adams to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798, The National Archives). Regent University, in establishing their Robertson Center for Constitutional Law, publicly stated: "The biggest threat to our constitutional order… is the failure to pass to subsequent generations the character, virtue, and knowledge required to protect the constitutional safeguards."Many Americans feel as if they have lost their country. To those with a sense of this loss, it seems that the freedoms guaranteed[…]

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  • Self-Government Means Free Access to Information

    Jan 9, 2021 | 08:05 am

    Self-Government Means Free Access to Information If we the people of the United States are to remain self-governed, we must have access to all information, arguments, and opinions relevant to public affairs so that we may assess and choose the leaders that we desire to represent us in government. Our free access to information and opinions must never be restricted. There are no essential substitutes for the freedom of speech and the press. Free access to a discussion about political matters is necessary for any society to remain free and self-governed. Throughout history, repressive regimes, dominant dictators, and communist countries have recognized the power of freedom[…]

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  • Your Bed Is Too Short and Your Blanket Too Small

    Jan 6, 2021 | 00:56 am

    Your Bed Is Too Short and Your Blanket Too Small Today, half of the people in the United States will wake up mad and the other half will wake-up glad. Political elections have a way of splitting a country right down the middle. I may offend every American with this post. Whether your candidate lost and you are mad or whether your candidate won and you are glad, you have a greater problem than politics.Your bed is too short and your blanket too small. That's a biblical way of saying your trust is in things other than the LORD. Let me explain.Isaiah (761 - 686 BC) warned the people of Judah that their trust[…]

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  • Lt. General Raymond S. McLain, Oklahoma Citizen Soldiers, and the 45th Infantry (The Thunderbirds)

    Dec 29, 2020 | 20:55 pm

    Lt. General Raymond S. McLain, Oklahoma Citizen Soldiers, and the 45th Infantry (The Thunderbirds)     (PIECE of JAKE) Photo by Bell, Signal Photo Company, SC 18687. Credit NARA. 367. "MM-5-151943"On Christmas Day 2020, the colorized photograph above appeared in my Facebook feed. I knew immediately that I was looking at something extraordinary. These were American soldiers fighting during World War II. The Thunderbird PatchThey were praying. The photo caption said it was Christmas Day 1943, and these soldiers were praying before Christmas dinner on the Italian front. After carefully looking at the photo, I realized these soldiers were not regular army soldiers. They were National Guard "citizen-soldiers."  And they were from Oklahoma.These men were farmers, lawyers, teachers, and[…]

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  • China (CCP) Is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

    Dec 26, 2020 | 11:50 am

    China (CCP) Is the Biggest Threat to World Peace The Chinese government, known as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the biggest threat to world peace for the year 2021. I remain puzzled by the silence of western media regarding the religious purge taking place in China. Muslims in China have been imprisoned in labor concentration camps, similar to the Jews of Europe during the 1940s. Yet most of the western media remains silent. Christian pastors in China are being arrested and imprisoned. 95% of western Christian missionaries have been forced out of China by the CCP, and anyone suspected of being a foreign Christian missionary now faces arrest and even execution. China's[…]

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  • Merry Christmas to Your Family! Shiloh Has Come!

    Dec 24, 2020 | 08:38 am

    Merry Christmas to Your Family! Shiloh Has Come! Christmas 2020, Main Street, Waukomis, OKWhat makes your heart sing and your mind smile this Christmas? A Christmas bonus? Family coming home for Christmas? Days off from work? When I wish someone Merry Christmas, my mind generally thinks: "Merry Christmas: Shiloh Has Come!" (truthfully, that is what I think!)Let me explain. The Old Testament is full of amazing prophecies foretelling the advent (coming) of the Messiah into the world. Those prophecies are fulfilled in minute detail in the Person of Jesus from Nazareth. That is why Jesus is called the Christ, for Christos in Greek means Messiah. Christ is not Jesus' last[…]

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  • "A Smile of the Mind Is a Gesture from the Soul" - Helen Keller after Reading the Lips of Mark Twain

    Dec 21, 2020 | 13:29 pm

    "A Smile of the Mind Is a Gesture from the Soul" - Helen Keller after Reading the Lips of Mark Twain Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne SullivanHelen Keller (b. 1880 - d. 1968) became very ill when only nineteen months old with either Scarlet Fever or Meningitis, two diseases now treatable in 2020, but often fatal in 1882. Helen survived, but a few days after Helen’s fever broke, her mother noticed that Helen wasn’t responding when the bell was rung for dinner, or when a hand was waved in front of her face. Helen had gone deaf and blind.The family consulted with Alexandar Graham Bell (1847-1922), the inventor of the telephone and a pioneer in communicating with the deaf. Bell arranged[…]

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  • Istoria Ministries Seeks to Discover Story Origins

    Dec 15, 2020 | 08:00 am

    Istoria Ministries Seeks to Discover Story Origins I am President of a 501C-3 non-profit called Istoria Ministries. Friends helped me start this non-profit nearly a decade ago. Its purpose is to help people discover how their stories integrate with the Person and work of Jesus Christ so that His Story becomes all of our stories. That's a long way of saying I write to promote Christ and His Kingdom.I like to find out about people - where they come from, why they are the way they are, and what circumstances have contributed to the place they're in right now. Every person's story is unique, for God makes each[…]

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  • Identity. Who Am I? BERT. GOD Knows. I Believe.

    Dec 12, 2020 | 09:07 am

    Identity. Who Am I? BERT. GOD Knows. I Believe. You are not on this page by accident.You're searching for your identity. You feel fragile. You think you know who you are. But... when you think about it - when you really think about identity - you're more concerned about who others think you are than discovering who you really are. Happiness is elusive. You're wanting meaning to life; significance; purpose. But your search for self has been a journey into other peoples' minds, not your own. Your search has landed you here - on this page. Thank you BERT.  The natural language processing program for GOOGLE knew that you were looking for answers to[…]

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  • The Spirit of Fear Is Never Your Friend Till It Flees

    Dec 10, 2020 | 08:37 am

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