Monthly Archives: October 2022

The star of Bethelehem and divine sovereignty

My pastor’s degree dissertation on Satan in Revelation 12 & 13 (so that’s why you’re preaching through Revelation Mike!) mentioned in passing astronomical/astrological interpretations of the “woman and dragon” vision of Revelation 12. That put me back on the trail of Mike Heiser’s interesting YouTube clips on the star of Bethlehem, which are in turn highly dependent on Ernest L. Martin’s book on the subject, available for free download here.

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The mysterious and ignored epidemic of conspiracy theorists

Over the last three years there has been an unprecedented pandemic. But not of virus infections – they have happened regularly throughout history and COVID-19 is only unusual in the hype surrounding it. OK, and in its apparently being manufactured in a lab too, I suppose. And in the use of novel mRNA drugs, and the declaration of other long-established drugs, that seemed to help, as dangerous… No, the pandemic I’m thinking of is the alarming and unique proliferation of conspiracy theorists across the world.

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Checking your Christian sources

One of the useful YouTube channels on geopolitics, and particuarly on the ubiquitous Western Powers’ poisoning of geopolitics, is Redacted, run by an American husband and wife team with MSM journalism credentials, but operating out of Portugal.

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Pax Mafia

I finally came round to joining the minority of people who realised there was a deep-seated and multi-faceted subversion of society going on around 2019. Late to the game, Jon – shame on you. But since the COVID abomination began early in 2020, the conviction that the world has gone mad has become almost universal, though a depressing percentage of people seem to think it’s just one damn thing after another, without seeing any connection between the escalating crises. It seems to me that at this stage, such a conclusion is pure psychological denial. But might it indeed be the case that the appearance of One Big Thing is illusory, … Continue reading

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On surveillance

Most days over the last few months there has been, in The Hump web-stats, a single hit from Kyiv. There’s been occasional interest from other cities in Western Ukraine, as well as the odd hit from Donbas or the Crimea, but this “fan” was a regular. Until last week, that is, since the first Russian air-strikes, when he seems to have stopped. By this I conclude that I was being monitored by the SBU, whose HQ was one of those buildings taken down by the strikes.

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The speed of science

I hope you clocked the questioning of Janine Small, president of international developed markets at Pfizer and apparently forty years in that corporation, about the question of whether they had tested their COVID vaccine for prevention of transmission before rolling it out. You’ll also remember that the entire superstructure of coercion, vaccination of the not-at-risk, vaccine passports and so on depended – and still depends – on that prevention of transmission, now belatedly proven to be non-existent.

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War, peace and the gospel

There is a strong anti-empire theme in the book of Revelation, which my church is studying at the moment – and very appropriately too, given the imperial war in which the Western US Empire is engaged, more and more openly (without parliamentary or popular vote) and not just using Ukraine as a proxy. Jeremiah 51:1-14 is worth reflecting on as to the nature of our current situation, I feel.

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Climate alarm as a paradigm for universal deception

The Daily Sceptic has a piece linking to this article today. In essence,, one of those sites assembling publicly available data, has produced regional temperature trend graphs using only data from stations in continuous operation since their chosen start date, 1950. As one can easily see, this is scientifically a lot more valid than trying to extrapolate back from the readings of newer stations, and so on. The graphs are below the fold. Before reading on, have a look and see what the charts tell you.

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Tearfund’s climate transformationism

Tearfund (originally “The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund”) is running a new campaign to mobilise Christians against the “climate crisis,” hubristically modestly called “Let’s Change the Climate.” Oh, do let’s!

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