Safecastle | One Shop For All Emergency Essentials: March 2007

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Bible Prophecy Illuminates Recent Events in the Holy Land

I've been impressed with the writings of Ellis Skolfield, a conservative author and Bible teacher in the latter years of his long and productive life on earth.

His learned perspective on Biblical prophecy and his ability to communicate his views with clarity are what distinguish his many works. I highly recommend spending time reading "The False Prophet" which you can link to for free in pdf format below.

Here's a snippet from his publisher's website:

Recent Events in the Holy Land fulfill Bible prophecy.

It can now be shown conclusively that Daniel, a prophet in the Hebrew Scriptures, prophesied the coming of Islam 1200 years before Muhammad was born. Those same scriptures prophesied the crucifixion of Messiah over 500 years before Jesus was born. John, another Bible prophet, foresaw the new nation of Israel 1800 years before it was established. John then prophesied that Jerusalem would be freed of Islamic control by 1967.

All these events were foreseen right to the year, putting to rest the Islamic claim that Jewish and Christian Scriptures were corrupted. Many Moslems also believe the number 666 points to the Koran and its prophet. The coming of a man identified with that number, and its dire significance, was prophesied in the Bible over 600 years before the Koran was written.

Thousands of years old, these Bible prophecies were fulfilled exactly as predicted. They impact our spiritual lives regardless of our religious preference. Clear and easy to read, The False Prophet, by our author Ellis Skolfield, is not a book against Jews or Moslems or anyone else. It is a book about prophetic truth. The God of Heaven is truth, and how well we serve Him is not determined by how cleverly we can defend our traditions, but on how willing we are to seek out and follow the truth.

Please click here for a FREE download of The False Prophet.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Eight Days Left for 30% Off Mountain House Packages!!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Study Details Catastrophic Impact of Nuclear Attack on US Cities

This is being taken more and more seriously in public circles. Could be that we'll see some form of civil defense program again before too long.

In my opinion, a MUST READ:

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Real World Results of Appeasement

The natural tendency for thoroughly civilized, self-satisfied folks is to want to avoid confrontation at all costs, with the assumption that if we leave "them" alone, they'll leave us alone.

Even when it has been shown over and over and over again on any number of scales that that is an illusory falsehood, we want to think THIS time it can work. Embrace and/or tolerate the "victims" who would victimize others, and they will become as we are--soft, unprincipled consumers of media-fabricated pop culture.

Here's a real-time example for us, once again illustrating the vulnerability of those who choose to back away:

Spanish Lessons in Appeasement, by Aaron Hanscomb

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

IAEA: North Korea Committed to Disarmament Pact

For those inclined to focus only on the bad news out there, there IS always reason for hope, beyond your preparedness activities. And for those who believe all diplomatic roads lead to WWIII (or IV), well, if nothing else, diplomacy done well brings everyone more time to prepare for the future and to pray for continuously improving international relations.

As demonstrated in the real world of late, it seems that economic stability and prosperity is a powerful motivation, even for the "axis of evil." For those keeping score, in the last decade, we've seen encouraging developments out there in a number of countries, to include Serbia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.

Now, with North Korea's apparent softening, there is reason to believe Iran may also be ripe for reform.

Here's the lead to a Reuters article on the latest out of the DPRK:

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea is committed to a disarmament pact reached in February but wants sanctions lifted first, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday on his return from a trip he said had cleared the air.

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei said in Beijing that his visit, the IAEA's first to the reclusive communist state in more than four years, had opened the way to a normal relationship.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Fighting Killions

Less than one percent of the population serve the rest of us in this nation by offering up their time, energy, skills, family security and stability, civilian career opportunities, and sometimes their own health or their very lives.

It's a telling statistic that clearly points out where this nation has been headed in recent years.

Still, there do remain strong, committed Americans who understand what it takes to keep the American ideal viable. In some cases, whole families rise above the rest as stellar examples of selfless sacrifice.

One such family is profiled by Michael Fumento in
"The Fighting Killions."

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Monday, March 05, 2007

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Is Preparedness a Selfish Pursuit? Or a Civilized Duty?

Why do we prepare for potential trouble? Of course many of us feel a pull ... the survival instinct ... to squirrel away a cache of material for down times.

Beyond such an obvious answer, however--if we scratch away at the surface of that explanation, one can start to wonder about deeper motivations, rationale, and the "best-laid plans of mice and men."

I have to admit, it's bothersome to me when so many buy into the myth that self-preservation requires a cut-throat, kill or be killed mentality. You know what I mean ... "The sheeple are headed to slaughter anyway, I can't be concerned with them."

Many Shapes and Shades of Preparedness

In this business, I run across a lot of different types of "survivalists." I know more than a few hard-core cadre types who relish the thought of building a self-styled regimented response to a major crisis. There's an element of fantasy-camp-itis in that approach to preparedness, but in the end, these folks are what they are, and there's no mistaking it. Whether they would end up doing a chaotic society harm or service is a toss-up. At least they believe they know what must be done and why.

Less clear is the quality or quantity of plans that "regular folks" who prepare have in store.

Got Stuff, World's Gone to Hell, Now What?

Some of us don't know ourselves very well. Fact is, philosophical (or moral/spiritual) positioning that dictates personal crisis response is already embedded in each of us. If we ever face the day when we MUST choose between self-serving behaviors and sacrificial community service, our responses are likely already resident in our soft liquid centers.

Is that to say, we cannot remold or at least solidify our tendencies before crunch time?

Regardless of who you are and what your make-up is, or what your ultimate response will be in the darkest of hours, one of your greatest enemies will be confusion and indecision. In other words, know thyself now. Get it figured out and when the hammer falls, you may have an easier time of it, not having to wrestle with those big issues as they stampede through your life.

For what it's worth, I do strongly encourage community responsibility. Unfortunately, only a few in a greater population actually do much in the way of preparing for lean years. None of us can actually afford to prepare to support many more than our own household. Still, let's face it--in most crises, we will perhaps be in a unique position to help someone in dire need. Lives may be placed in our hands. What will you do?

Social scientists and historians are among those who would tell you that there are far greater concerns--the greater good--that supercede the needs of individuals. History records the progress and victories cultivated out of heroic sacrifice. True perspective is that nothing is reaped from fallow fields.

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