EPA, Big Brother and some preachin.greenspun.com : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread
Yet again our illusterous EPA has wiggled a crooked finger at us [while we weren't lookin] and made some changes that will affect us all, I believe. According to a friend of ours, who is a small engine mechanic etc., told us the "flat head" small engines were outlawed after 1998. No more production of them were allowed but the stock could be sold until all were gone. The new ones had to have the overhead valve because [again, according to the epa] of pollution.
I'm aware of the pollution caused by these little guys but the overhead valve isn't much better, IMHO.
All they [EPA] has to do is declare something and it's done-no input from the public and no publicity ahead of time for all us ignornat peopole. We are getting closer and closer to the total big brother scenero that's prophsied in the Word of Almighty God. Gov't will control everything and we'll have nothing to say about it. Emminent domain [sp] has proven that time and agin.
I just wonder how much longer this old world can go on until Jesus Christ comes back for His own! "Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus"! Matt.24:44
-- hoot (email@example.com), May 23, 2001
I can believe anything. I stopped reading the papers, watching CNN (one of my FORMER favorite activities) because I am so completely disgusted with what's going on all over. Of course, I don't think there's a staff person in any Federal office that doesn't dread seeing my email address, lol!!
I don't think its going to be all that long, luv... Just from personal observation, I say this. In fact... in my own little way, I've been praying for it. I, along with billions of others, deserve the lesson that's coming - and I am more than ready to join in the collective punishment that is LONG OVER DUE. I don't REALLY want to be telling God what to do here, but I wish he'd hurry it up - before I lose my courage!!! (imho)....
-- Sue Diederich (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 23, 2001.
"We are getting closer and closer to the total big brother scenero that's prophsied in the Word of Almighty God."
I couldn't agree more. Good thing God has so much patience. "He isn't willing that any should perish", but we each have to make that decision. I'm not very much into preaching, but man, stuff is just piling up left and right and it really has to make one think if they know the littlest thing about Bible prophesy.
We've been studying Proverbs at church....It's good, very, very good. "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom". Not like terror and run away kind of fear, but respect and awe at perfection and righteousness and recognition of the only true sovereign ~anywhere~. An "awe"some respect.
I had a lot of trouble understanding the whole "fear of God" thing. I get it now! I never wanted to surrender my will to anyone, including God. I felt that any God who thought that I should fear Him was silly and contradictory, but that isn't so. The saying "perfect love casts out fear" is talking about Christ. The perfect love is reflexive...Christ was perfect and the embodiment of love and His covering of our sins allows us to stand in front of God with Christ casting out our fear,(that peace that passes understanding) covering us and taking all of our sins upon Himself. It's not something that we can do ourselves. The angels can stand in the presence of God, but no human can without the covering of Christ...perfect love. People are simply incapable of doing anything that is truly perfect. We can do very well, but nothing that is actually perfect.
If you remember whenever the angels appeared to people they were very afraid. The brilliance of the angels created extreme fear and awe in the recipients of the messages. These are just angels...not God Himself. I can't even imagine the brilliance of God.
I'm not explaining this very well, but I'll just hit the "submit" button anyway.
Blessings to everyone, and the EPA is silly. How's that gas mileage, Hoot?
-- Doreen (email@example.com), May 24, 2001.
Gasoline mpg? Don't know just yet. Have had some other mechanicl problems with the van and havn't driven it enough to check the mpg. It's goin into the shop in about 2 hours for lower ball joints, shocks and whatever else the front end needs. Hopefully next week I can get started on the carb "fix" and do some testing.
I'll post the results when I have'm and also how to install the "fix" on your vehicle also. All FREE!
I've been striving with this gasoline mpg for about 30 years and hopefully this will be an easy way to help out. Matt.24:44
-- hoot (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 24, 2001.
Hoot and Doreen, you are both so eloquent and say it much better than I can but I couldn't agree with either of you more. Maranatha, Lord Jesus!
-- Barb (email@example.com), May 24, 2001.
Doreen my girl you indeed said it just right, whether you know it or not. I got it anyway and that was a good thing to read early(?) in the morning. I'm not spending enough time w/ HIM as I should be and your words brought that out to me. Maybe I'll go now that I've been prompted. Bye
-- John in S. IN (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 24, 2001.