Prophecy Patterns, Part 8 of 8: the Metonic Cycle, Shortness of Time, and Jesus’ Peace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

part 1   part 2    part 3    part 4    Addendum    part 5    part 6    part 7

My sister and researcher Claire Gumbs offers another Biblical prophecy pattern concerning time in the context of the Metonic Cycle. As always, she presents her synopsis in graphic/table format for easy reference.

What is the significance of this pattern?

Here is an excerpt: Continue reading

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Is Trump Hitler? An Interesting Perspective.

http://ijr.com/2017/02/797086-youve-heard-people-compare-trump-to-hitler-so-we-asked-a-woman-who-was-born-in-nazi-germany/?utm_campaign=weekly-wrap&utm_medium=owned&utm_source=email

-Independent Journal Review 2/17

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 3: “Headline Stress Disorder”–What They Said

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

WHAT THE THERAPIST SAID

Therapist Steven Stosny, Ph.D. has come up with a new category of the kind of rage of which I recently wrote in parts one and two of this series. Stosny calls it, “Headline Stress Disorder.” He writes:

As a couples’ therapist specializing in anger and resentment, I was overwhelmed with distress calls during the recent election cycle. The vitriol and pervasive negativity of the campaigns, amplified by 24-hour news and social media, created a level of stress and resentment that intruded into many people’s intimate relationships. I even named it: “election stress disorder.” Yet, as bad as it seemed in those days, there was an end in sight: Nov. 8. Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 2: Mind Control a Factor–Then and Now?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

THE RAGE–THEN AND NOW

In my previous post I touched on the growing concerns many people have about the state of intense rage demonstrated just now by some who are opposed to the recent election in the United States.

But there is also a seeming unprecedented level of rage being exhibited by protesters of all political stripes and ideologies for their various causes, globally. Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage: A Tri-Part Battle; Nevertheless, Hope

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

THE RAGE

Are you beginning to think that the current state of rage on the part of the far left in the United States is unprecedented–and very disturbing? If so, you join a growing number of people with the same serious concern.

How bad has it become?

Here is a very recent example:

http://ijr.com/2017/01/790842-protester-calls-on-crowd-to-start-killing-people-wait-till-you-find-out-what-she-does-for-a-living/

Spoiler Alert: the subject of the above report, who is an African-American woman spewing profanities, racism, and a call to criminal activities against President Trump, European-Americans, and law enforcement officers, is a pre-school teacher, and in her diatribe she gives an example of how she apparently will infuse her lesson plans with her rage by encouraging children in her care to,  “throw that f*cking cop car in the garbage.” Continue reading

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On the EO RE: Immigration–Beware the Deceptive Straw Man and Keep Calm

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

Is it heartless and hateful to enact reasonable immigration restrictions? Is it so black-and-white? Or is there a “straw man” lurking somewhere?

ONE VIEW

A friend of mine, also a blogger, whose work I admire for the normally scholarly care she takes in citing her sources in context, posted an uncharacteristically non-scholarly commentary on President Trump’s recent Executive Order (EO) regarding immigration.

Her summary lacked her usual care in citing (and considering) original sources, and can be summed up, I think, in her emotion-based argument, quoted here, supported by a hypothetical “hard case”: Continue reading

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“I Am Not A Disgrace to Women Because I Don’t Support the Women’s March,” by Vanny Byington

I simply cannot think of a better way to put this.  Continue reading

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