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Re: Calendars and "the kids"

"Thank you... and the kids thank you, too!"

The cash register had been acting up as a customer in line ahead of
several of us was having quite a time getting his purchase checked
through.  Then for the next customer it rang up $10.00 for a quart of
oil. So the tension of the moment was eased by somebody suggesting "how
good" that oil must be.

So, while the line was taking a bit longer, I spied some 1999 calendars
on sale at $1.00 each. They had pictures of classic cars, and I thought
a dollar was a "very good price" for such a nice calendar, so I chose
one to add to my purchase.

It was finally my turn, and the 4 qts of oil were rung up, and as he
took the calendar, "the kids thank you." "What kids?" I wondered to
myself.  As his cash register was acting up again, I then looked again
and realized it was a promotional display for one of the children's
organizations which, when money is given to them, most of the money
goes to the UN and New World Order causes. As he fixed the cash
register, he's back again, and making a major point of "Thanks on
behalf of the kids!"

At this point I retrieved the calendar and put it back into the
display, suggesting to him that I had wanted merely to "buy a calendar"
but if it was so important that this purchase was also "supporting this
cause" that I was not interested. Of course, now, he had to figure out
his cash register again, to recalculate the purchase...and was also a
bit miffed at my "attitude." After all, as the prevalent attitude today
goes, how can anyone be "against the kids" especially when "only 50 
cents" of the price was going to the cause..???

As I walked out of the store with my oil, the first thought that played
on my mind for the next couple hours was what the world is going to be
like soon. Seeing how something so simple and routine as a "purchase"
had an "agenda" attached to it. Not all that many years ago it was
"Heil, Hitler!!" If a person did not respond in kind, they were assumed 
to be an "enemy of the state" and carted off. A time is coming when 
"not any might buy or sell except those having the mark, or the name of 
the beast, or the number of it name." (Rev13:17) Perhaps a salutation 
will also accompany business? "Viva la New World!" If one does not
respond... the possibilities are endless. Just think how people look at
you strangely if you do not respond to their "Merry XX-mass" greeting.
Now, multiply that by a factor of ??? and add the consequences of
"death" (Rev13:15) ...it begins to paint a picture of some horrendous
times ahead for those who come to Faith in Christ after the Rapture.

But... the "wrapper and ribbon" on this picture is "the kids." In this
month's article we mentioned the roll of "family" to hold people "in
line" to the World Religion. The UN and United Religions will also have
these "wonderful" programs to rally around. The most deceptive is "the
children." Everything about the Liberal Agenda is garnished with "the
children." We are doing these things "for our children." After all, how
can anyone nay-say "the children"? But behind it lurk sinister plots
against anything relating to God and His righteousness. Do not be

One other little observation about my recent oil purchase. Even if I 
had noticed, initially, that part of the calendar's price was going to
this "cause" there might not have been anything intrinsically wrong 
with purchasing it. "Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no 
question for conscience' sake; for the earth is the Lord's, and the 
fullness of it." (1Cor10:25-26) Even after the man's initial
"passing-thanks" regarding it.

But he came back a second time, lavishing profound appreciation on
behalf of the cause. Making a "specific point" of the matter, almost to 
the point of embarrassment.  If for no other reason, for HIS SAKE, as 
well as the sake of the half-dozen people now in line behind me... for 
testimony' sake, the purchase COULD NOT go through.  "But if anyone 
says to you, This is slain in sacrifice to idols, do not eat for the 
sake of him who showed it, and for conscience' sake..." (vs28)

"Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the
glory of God." (1Cor10:31)