Saturday, December 18, 2010

Signs of the Times Fortold Long Ago

One of the aspects of this blog is to watch certain signs of the times in order to ascertain how close we might be to the Lord's return for his church. The following article may not necessarily be s sign that Jesus is coming, but it is definitely a sign of our times, times that no longer make much sense.
Jesus warned us that someday, Christianity would not be popular. "Don't be alarmed when you are persecuted. They persecuted me, they'll persecute you. You are NOT above your master!" Stuff like that is ringing true. Nativity scenes are again being removed from government properties, and in some cases, kids backpacks. Why? Well you goof. Didn't you know that Christmas isn't really about Christ? Sheesh, Christmas is about greed, materialism, a fat dude abusing reign deer, and the outlawing of fast food. Plus, we can now pass the season knowing that absolutely no one has a clue what is going to happen next in the world.
One town in Oklahoma found out what you cannot do during the yuletide season.
PERKINS, Okla. -- A small-town bank in Oklahoma said the Federal Reserve won’t let it keep religious signs and symbols on display.
Federal Reserve examiners come every four years to make sure banks are complying with a long list of regulations. The examiners came to Perkins last week. And the team from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller’s counter and buttons that say "Merry Christmas, God With Us." were inappropriate. The Bible verse of the day on the bank's Internet site also had to be taken down.

“I don’t think there should be a problem with them displaying whatever religious symbols they want to display,” said Amy Weierman, a Perkins resident.

Specifically, the feds believed, the symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, "...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion."

The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslim or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.

But customers Eyewitness News 5 talked to said they aren’t buying it.

“This is just ridiculous,” said bank customer Jim Nyles. “This whole thing is just ridiculous. We all have regulatory bodies that govern us. But this is too much.”

“I think that’s absurd,” said Chelsi Holser, a bank customer. “I don’t agree with it at all. They are taking Christ out of Christmas and life.”

The bank is quietly fighting for a clearer interpretation of the clause. Officials have contacted their two U.S. legislators, Rep. Frank Lucas and Sen. Jim Inhofe, and the Oklahoma Bankers Association to help.
Aren't you glad that the Federal Reserve, OSHA, the US Government, Political Correctness Police, Obamacare, an atheist college professor, nor any other power on earth can still the joy of Christmas? His name is JESUS
Jimmy Root Jr
Books One and Two of the Lightning Chronicles

$15 per Copy...SIGNED!
Buy several for the same shipping rate as ONE! Give them as gifts.
Send a check to Jimmy Root Jr PO Box 112, Smithville, MO 64089
(add $5.00 for shipping)

is the READERS FAVORITE 2010 National Writing Competition SILVER MEDALIST in the Christian Fiction Genre
Toll Free at 1866 909-2665
Or use the above address to send a check for $18.00 (includes shipping) and ask for Magog Rising...or get both books....SIGNED!
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Let me hear your comments. What you think matters.