Institutional Incompetence

Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?

(Psalms 94:20) ESV

If there’s one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us it’s that the authorities which govern us don’t know how to wield authority or govern us. However, they’ve given us some photographic gems.

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6/7 Tribulation Rapture

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) KJV

The pre-tribulation rapture is pastoral fudge. Christians and the Church will be on the earth during six of the seven plagues that are part of the tribulation.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

(1 Corinthians 15:52) KJV

The Last Trump is After the First Six

…at the last trump (1 Corinthians 15:52). There will be seven trumpets. This means that the rapture will take place after six of the seven trumpets have sounded. Here’s a quick summary of what happens as the first six trumpets are sounded:

Tribulation 0.86 The First Six Trumpets

  1. The surface of the earth is devastated by burning hail,
    • humans and livestock are affected by burning sores in the skin,
    • the continents move together to form a contiguous landmass.
  2. The first of three extraterrestrial impacts pollutes the sea,
    • everything in the oceans dies.
  3. A second extraterrestrial impact poisons all fresh water,
    • the rivers, streams and lakes turn to blood.
  4. The sun emits solar flares and burns off most of its remaining fuel,
    • it briefly flares 7 times brighter then weakens to a dim glow.
  5. A third extraterrestrial impact ruptures the crust and mantle all around the periphery of the super-continent which has formed,
    • a swarm of horse-sized armor-plated locusts with scorpion tails come out of the depths of the earth,
    • smoke bellows out from the crack in the earth and darkens the sky,
    • the scorpions torment the people for 5 months.
  6. All the armies of the earth assemble for the battle of Armageddon.

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I Have a Case of Corona

I heard something funny from an Uber rider yesterday. The fellow was somewhat lubricated having been at a bar and he told me that he would be traveling to San Diego on Friday.

I asked him is he was worried about the Corona virus.

His response was an emphatic NO! Then he went on to describe how some guy he knew had been down at a grocery store buying all the water. He was incredulous.

If I’m going to be quarantined in my home for two weeks I’m not buying water…

I’m stocking up on BEER!

– Drunk UBER rider

I appreciate the sentiment.