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Violence and turmoil are what we should expect in these end times

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am

My dad used to say, “Don’t expect anything, and you won’t be disappointed.” This is a very relieving thought, and especially cathartic when watching and hearing the turmoil and violence in the news every day.

What should we expect from our society, culture and government who pay little or no respect to God, life and each other? A man can’t kneel and pray in public without scorn and ridicule, nor mention God’s name in the marble halls of our state house for fear of its echo and reverberation, but homosexual men and women can stand hand-in-hand embracing and kissing on the state house portico with arms raised in victory over the accommodation and acceptance of their perversion and sin.

What does it say about us that we’ve aborted 63 million of our unborn in an unprecedented genocide, and Planned Parenthood stands gloating with a half-billion dollars of taxpayer money funding the continuation of this abomination?

The corruption that exists today at all levels of church, state and business is unbelievable and inexcusable, and it adds insult to obscenity that we, our wives and our kids are being repeatedly raped by all three.

It is written, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Personally, I believe this is true, and if it is, my dad’s wise old caveat is, too. All of the violence, turmoil, perversion and corruption are merely signs and portents of the times, and we should feel grateful for living in and experiencing these times because just as Israel becoming a sovereign nation on May 14, 1948 is a powerful sign of these end times, they all substantiate the truth of Holy Scripture and the Parousia. This knowledge gives a true and valid expectation, not in this present flawed world system, but in a coming domination that cannot fail.

William Van Amber Fields


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  • Todd Cronin posted at 7:43 pm on Fri, Jul 12, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 143

    The ONLY thing missing from this
    letter is the crazy jesus freak with
    the sandwich board with the sayings,
    "The end is near" and "John 3:16"........

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 11:26 am on Fri, Jul 12, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2672

    And Lindberg admired Hitler. Does this mean that all modern day Republicans are Nazis?

    (honest question, I am not taking a stance one way or another)

  • Eric Barrow posted at 12:54 pm on Thu, Jul 11, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1602

    I stand corrected

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:46 pm on Thu, Jul 11, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Brian - get over it. Margaret Sanger died almost 50 years ago and unless you believe that Planned Parenthood still keeps her personal philosophy alive as part of its mission statement, then you are talking nonsense.

    Besides, only 3% of PP services are abortions. Hardly a corporate conspiracy to wipe out certain races and ethnicities.

    And FYI - Margaret Sanger was anti-abortion - not PRO abortion, so that pretty much makes your statements null and void.

  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:46 am on Thu, Jul 11, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866

    Perhaps Ms Bobin could explain to us why she believes eugenics couldn't possibly be connected with mass genocide?

  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:43 am on Thu, Jul 11, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866

    Again, the Bobins of the world refuse to put two and two together that being the founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger, like Hitler, was a big advocate of eugenics.
    Some of the first Planned Parenthood clinics were placed in poor neighborhoods populated by Blacks.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:34 pm on Wed, Jul 10, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Again, Genocide? Check the definition.

  • Ed Walters posted at 5:19 pm on Wed, Jul 10, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 633

    Jerome, you state the mass slaughter of civilians during WW11 and especially Jews was done at the hands of the Nazis, how about up dating those figures to to days standards. 63 million babies (at your count) have died at the hands of the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade. Evidently genocide comes in all forms, even legal ones.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 11:40 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    Now Eric
    Muslims do it 5 times a day. I'm not sure how many times Jerome does it.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 11:38 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    I agree Mr Tillett

  • Ed Walters posted at 5:58 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 633

    Walter: Might I suggest a solution to your problem or problems, don`t worry about anything you cannot change. I practiced that along time ago. Jerome: I didn`t fail math, the score was 4-0 at press time. Something like the way the SF Giants season is going, and makes me wonder how 1st to last feels. Look at the bright side, the other half of the season. If you have ever heard of ZZ top, Billy looks like ZZZZ top.[beam]

  • Walter Chang posted at 4:39 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1184

    "I’m troubled by nearly everything that is going on"

    We know!


  • Walter Chang posted at 4:38 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1184

    "Women are the root of all evil"

    - A misogynist from antiquity.


  • Walter Chang posted at 4:38 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1184


    Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside socially acceptable norms. It is also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder, and thus those suffering from it are said to be neurotic.

    The term essentially describes an "invisible injury" and the resulting condition.


  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 2:46 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    Okay, maybe 63 million unborn human beings might not be classified as “genocide.” How about pre-infanticide? While holocaust is generally specifically applied to the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II – usually with the word “the” and often capitalized, that many killings are logically defined as a holocaust. (http://tinyurl.com/858vmnh) Regardless, it’s a very bad thing.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 2:27 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1602

    I'm glad to hear you and yours are well.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 2:23 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    One can't help but wonder what kind of thinking goes on in a person's mind when all they can do is dwell on the "perversion and sin" of "homosexual men and women."

    And why is it that fanatics like WVAF continue to proclaim that the taxpayers fund abortions at Planned Parenthood? 3% of the PP services are for abortions and any federal funds received by that organization CANNOT be used for abortions. And, per the Hyde Amendment, which must be renewed annually, abortions CANNOT be paid for by Medicaid either.

    Genocide? Check the definition. More demagoguery designed to inflame and perpetuate hate.

    Stop the lies, Mr. Van Amber Fields!

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 2:18 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    Your math is just a little off, Mr. Walters. As you are keeping score, it’s actually four to one (at this point in time).

    Also, I did not state that Mr. Van Amber Field’s letter should have been put in the religion section - I merely asked the question and immediately provided my answer: maybe. From there I gave my analysis as to why the LNS editors chose to put it on the Op/Ed page on Tuesday rather than tucked deep inside the paper on Saturday. To be clear maybe is neither yes nor no. But if pushed for a more definitive answer I’d respond with what does it really matter? and leave it at that.

    Finally Mr. Walters, there are far more than a “few” who have chosen to understand what Mr. Van Amber Fields meant. And just like you, I am confident that he and I try to live our lives the best we can. To be able to do so is one of the reasons the United States is so great.

  • Ed Walters posted at 1:58 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 633

    If we were keeping score, it would be posters 4, Billy 0. I agree with Jerome, his post should have been put in the religion section of the LNS`s Saturdays paper, though I wonder how many people get that far into the paper, by that time the coffee is finished there is no reason to continue. Billy will read the feedback and wonder where he went wrong. As soon as his name appeared it was just a matter of time until the "Dear ol` Dad" section would appear. Another thing Jerome, I have no desire to understand and will live my life the best way I can without some bungling teachings that make sense to only a few since there is nothing I can do about it, why worry, I don`t.

    Eric: If I knelt and prayed in public, all I would get is sore knees. As it is now, I am thankful for A/C in the summer and heat in the winter along with enough money to pay all my bills and go out to dinner every now and then, can anyone as for more? As you can see, it doesn`t take much to please me, and I am a happy camper since both my wife and I are cancer free, it wasn`t always that way.

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 12:26 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    Hopefully without getting too much into attempting to “teach” here, Mr. Van Amber Fields is not talking about the end of the world. As a Christian, he’s referring to what many of us believe to be the Rapture, the Great Tribulation, the Second Coming of Christ and His Thousand-Year Reign. For those who do not believe and have absolutely no desire to understand, I would suggest just ignoring this LTE and continue to enjoy living in these times, such as they are.

    For me, I’m troubled by nearly everything that is going on. There seems to be no right or wrong anymore - we’re in this “if it feels good, just do it” period that has everything topsy-turvy. I do fear for those who have no moral compass because a life like that is hardly worth living (of course this is just my opinion - take it for what it’s worth - I can’t care what others think).

    Should this letter have been printed on Saturday in the Religion section of the News-Sentinel? Maybe. But it wouldn’t have gotten the kind of exposure that it has now on the Op/Ed Page, and frankly the Lodi News-Sentinel needs all the exposure it can muster.

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 11:12 am on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2672

    Some people fear the end of the world, some people prepare for it but it takes a real sick puppy to hope for it the way WvAF does.

  • Jeff Tillett posted at 8:35 am on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 557

    The corruption that exists today at all levels of church, state and business is unbelievable and inexcusable, and it adds insult to obscenity that we, our wives and our kids are being repeatedly raped by all three."

    "... we, our wives, and our kids..."

    "We" (that make decisions) does not include "wives" or "kids". I haven't seen that kind of chauvinism in print in quite a while. Go back to your Promise Keepers meeting and further subjugate your wife. While we're at it, let's move this LTE to the religion section.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 7:37 am on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1602

    Ahhh the man from Morada will someone please get this guy a sandwich board and direct him to the nearest corner.
    When was it that men knelt and prayed in public I been around awhile and I don't recall sane men ever performing that particular act.


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