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if you are one of us who are thinking of how to transmit or share the accumulated wisdom of our life-times.

We are all crones and elders, or getting there ?! In any case, in this message sent to my closest associates and immediate family members, there is material which bears thinking about now and 500 years from now...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James F. Holwell <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Subject: We are a warlike people,

We are a warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment of preparing for the coming of the Lord. When enemies rise up, we commit vast resources to the fabrication of gods of stone and steel -- ships, planes, missiles, fortifications -- and depend on them for protection and deliverance. When threatened, we become anti-enemy instead of pro-kingdom of God; we train a man in the art of war and call him a patriot, thus, in the manner of Satan's counterfeit of true patriotism, perverting the Savior's teaching:

"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven".
(Matthew 5:44-45).

We forget that if we are righteous the Lord will either not suffer ourenemies to come upon us -- and this is the special promise to the inhabitantsof the land of the Americas (see 2 Nephi 1:7) --or he will fight our battles for us (Exodus 14:14; D&C 98:37, to name only two references of many). This he is able to do, for as he said at the time of his betrayal, "Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?" (Matthew 26:53).
We can imagine what fearsome soldiers they would be. King Jehoshaphat and his people were delivered by such a troop (see 2 Chronicles 20), and when Elish's life was threatened, he comforted his servant by saying, "Fear not; for they that be with us are more than they that be with them" (2 Kings 6:16).
The Lord then opened the eyes of the servant, "And he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha" (vs 17).

What are we to fear when the Lord is with us? Can we not take the Lord at his word and exercise a particle of faith in him?
Our assignment is affirmative: to forsake the things of the world as ends in themselves; to leave off idolatry and press forward in faith; to carry the gospel to our enemies,that they might no longer be our enemies.

We must leave off the worship of modern-day idols and a reliance on the "arm of flesh," for the Lord has said to all the world in our day, "I will not spare any that remain in Babylon" (D&C 64:24).

When Peter preached such a message as this to the people on the day of Pentecost, many of them "were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?"(Acts 2:37).

And Peter answered: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ... receive the Holy Ghost" (vs 38).

As we near the year 2000, our message is the same as that which Petergave. And further, that which the Lord himself gave "unto the ends of theearth, that all that will hear may hear: Prepare ye, prepare ye for that whichis to come, for the Lord is nigh" (D&C 1:11-12).

We believe that the way for each person and each family to prepare as the Lord has directed is to enter into the work of his kingdom on earth, which is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It may seem a little difficult at first, but when a person begins to catch a vision of the true work, when hebegins to see something of eternity in its true perspective, the blessings begin to far outweigh the cost of leaving "the world" behind.

Herein lies the only true happiness, and therefore we invite and welcome all men, everywhere, to join in this work. For those who are determined toserve the Lord at all costs, this is the way to eternal life. All else is but a means to that end.

Here are some files from the Buddhism folder which is inside the Public folder in my Dropbox.

Let me know what you think of this way of sharing Dhamma and other info...

Silently Watching the Falling Rain

Easy Thai Peanut Sauce

This was given by Sumedho to a Retreat at Amaravati on Sept. 11th, 2001.
Note his observaions re: the predictable response of the U.S.
'Wheel of Life and Death'

James of Cloverdale

See what happens to our nation then !?

[Please note MIND CONTROL link below.]


The Alyssa Peterson Society:
The US Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused To Take Part in Torture



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