Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 416 - 2007 10 30 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Some dislike me just because I'm a Christian, and for no other reason :-)

It feels kinda strange to me that they would diss me just for that. I was an egoistic prick before I met God, there wasn't much to like then, still some prefer me as the moron I was back then. Where's the logic in that?

I guess many have a lot of preconceived ideas on both sides of the fence, hence the bad communication. Many don't listen when you speak, they interpret everything that you say until it's unrecognizable. I guess I'll have to try and live with that.

I have a bad feeling that the end is drawing near, and everything will change soon.

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I believe that the world is in for a great shock. Over night the Internet will be gone and everything will collapse more or less. I've had this feeling for 20 years or so but it's growing very strong now.

There have been rumors about wars and famine and all that jazz since the beginning of time I guess, but it seems inevitable to me that this rat race has to grind to a halt any day now. I think we will soon see another WW soon. There's a lot going on behind the closed doors in Russia, Korea etc.

This is never mentioned on the news!

They have set up concentration camps for Christians in many countries like Korea and China!!! 200 million Christians in 60 countries are subject to persecution! God isn't going to take that lying down.

I'm not afraid of wars and such because I know that God will look after me for the time I have been appointed.

When it's over, it's over, I know where I'm going. You don't have to be afraid either if you have received Jesus into your heart. If you haven't received Him check the prayer below, that's all it takes "one itsy bitsy prayer".

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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If you aren't sure that you go to Heaven if you die today, say the prayer below:

Dear Lord Jesus,

Come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that God raised You from the dead. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me! Give me a passion to reach the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I'm saved. I'm born-again. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart.

Thank You Jesus!

If you said the prayer from your heart, Jesus has saved you! Look for an alive church, so that you have fellowship, nobody makes it on their own (I tried).

To those who don't know the Lord Jesus, King of Kings.

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are ONE. Nobody understands it, but it doesn't matter, that's just the way it is. Jesus is the only door to God. The Holy Spirit is our helper, who guides us on Earth, as we pray to God in Jesus name for guidance.

When Jesus died for our sins, we became His heirs. So we stand to inherit everything from Jesus. Through Him we inherit he Kingdom of God. One for all and all for one, sound familiar?

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about the devil and his helpers.

...satan is not omnipresent, so he can't be everywhere at once. This must be a major bummer to him, since he has to rely on all sorts of demons (not all of them are that bright).

Demons and evil spirits (fallen angels) of all kinds, can make us do all sorts of things that we don't really want to do. Mostly they will entice us to do things that God doesn't want us to do, like going to fortune tellers, magicians off all sorts, to read horoscopes, have sex outside the marriage, and everything that has to do with the occult is from the devil, even healing by crystals etc. satan can heal people also, and he does so when is serves his purpose. To be healed by the evil one is a curse.

New age religions have nothing to do with God.

They draw their powers from the darkness. Some evil spirits call themselves good spirits, I've even heard of evil spirits calling themselves the Holy Spirit. They will say just about anything in hopes of ruining our lives.

I never listen to the evil spirits as they start to talk sometimes before I throw them out in Jesus name. I remember one saying in a trebly voice (like a Shell commercial) "we are powerful"...I just told him to shut up in Jesus name and leave, now! And just like my Mazda Sport they whoomed it out of there.

Some evil spirits work through satan worshipers like, Marilyn Manson, Kiss, John 5, Sammy Davis Jr. Metallica and others. That's why I don't listen to their music, because I know that it is Anti Christ, against God.

The members of these bands that I mentioned, will burn in Hell with their master satan, like rubbish on Judgement day, unless they receive Christ of course. Jesus is ready to reveal Himself and to save them at any given time, if they turn to Him. Isn't that an amazing love?

I love God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, they mean everything to me.

Never before have I met so much compassion in my life. I owe God my life, if He hadn't answered my prayers and revealed himself to me, I'd be dead like a door nail today.

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 415 - 2007 10 29 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Hell-oween or Halloween?

I would never light a Jack O'Lantern to invite the spirit of Jack into my home. The occult rite of Halloween has now become pop in Finland also. People haven't got a clue as to what they are messing with.

Since all children are different many will get very frightened of seeing vampires, devils and demons.

Some children will begin wetting their beds etc. many will be hurt for life. Why put the kids through this mayhem??? I must admit I didn't think much about these things when I was younger, now I know better. It's a shame that we only get one go at this life, since we are so oblivious to what happens around us most of the time. Many ignorant parents think that Halloween is just another fun thing to do with the kids. Naturally some parents just haven't given it a second thought, been there done that...

Sometimes I feel like one of those doomsday prophets, since the Lord has put so much weird stuff on my heart, but there you go...

The inspirator of Halloween is the same maniac as the designer of Harry Potter, Rosemary's baby, The Exorcist, The Omen etc. In other words satan. satan's goal is to draw our children into the occult world in hope that they will engage themselves in the occult instead of finding God's plan for their lives.

We still live in the dark ages, nothing has changed.

Think about it! All the Hedonistic rites that we fool around with in our "modern" society, gimme a break. Even Father Christmas is designed to take our eyes of God, the real Father. Father Christmas is a parody of God, the devil is making fun of Him and we are buying it. I'm not going to go in depth explaining the details of Father Christmas, but think about it. Think about what he says, and what God says in His Word. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to work it out.

We don't need the drunken sod in the red suit at Christmas, we can have a good time in our homes without him, and we can still give each other gifts if we want to and be merry :-)

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Protestants and Catholics fight (remember Holy Cross?).

Photo © Fred Skymberg

At the same time they defy God's Word. If they cant love each other they probably won't see Heaven. Nobody can hate and expect to see Heaven.

Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Nothing unclean will enter Heaven. We can all be cleansed through Jesus Christ, but if we don't obey the Father we will end up in the wrong place. Don't take my word for it, read your Bible.

We need to love each other.

If we have trouble loving others, we can pray to God for help. If we truly want to forgive and forget, God will enable us to do so. I have found that God always answers those type of prayers, when we are truly honest and want to change for the better.

Jesus has opened the door to the Father.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Anyone who receives Jesus will see the Kingdom of God. Ain't that beautiful? We don't have to do anything ourselves, God puts no demands on us because of our free will. We only need to receive the gift of life through Jesus Christ, and to stay open to the will of God. Once we find His perfect plan for our lives, we will be truly satisfied in our hearts.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 414 - 2007 10 22 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

There is one word that describes my relationship with God "WOW"!

Los Angeles 1988, photo © Benjamin Antell

The rest is just to hard to put into mere words. Nothing could ever shake my faith, nothing does after you have met God. Some people actually leave church, I don't understand how a mature person can do that. I just don't. I met God in 1975 so I have been a fan for many years, and our bond only gets stronger with time.

Some call me names for following Christ, I don't care..why should I He saved my life. Without God in my life I would be dead by now, because that was my plan B if God didn't do something in my life. I'm just so happy for all experiences that I get to go through and all the miracles I get to see take place before my eyes.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

Even if I or someone in my family ended up as a vegetable it would not shake my faith. No matter what happens on Earth I'll never give up on God and I know that He will never give up on me.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 413 - 2007 10 19 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Money rules more and more.

People listen to mp3's even though the sound isn't at all as good as CD quality. Even 16-bit CD quality is lower than my studio master tapes. It's sad to convert the music to 16 bits (just to get it on a standard CD) and hear the audio information (the dynamics) dwindle.

The film camera.

Others (including myself) use digital cameras even though they are vastly inferior to traditional cameras. The photos are pretty bad compared to slide photos on Fuji Film. Color information is missing and they are usually not as sharp, even though Hasselblad seems to have improved them a lot...but then again a Hasselblad costs an arm and a leg.

(Many of my images on this site are inferior to the originals, mostly due to the fact that they are bad digital copies of the real thing)

Some of us Christians treat God the same way...

The brilliant Abraham Laboriel (Koinonia) live. Photo © Benjamin Antell

We take the cheap way out. When God asks us to do the right thing we stick our fingers in our ears and go "la la la la LAA", pretending not to hear Him. This makes our lives less dynamic we dry up spiritually and we are in danger of the fires of Hell actually, because God hates luke warm Christians. The dryer we get the better we will burn. We can't be luke warm, either we burn for Him or burn in Hell. Strong words I know, but Heaven is not for sissy's :-)

For those who wonder what my music sounds like: download my Cd's as Mp3's totally free and legal: http://www.antell.com/waam.html

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 412 - 2007 10 18 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

God loves everybody on planet Earth.

Pen drawing © Benjamin Antell

Not everybody gets it. All the problems that we have around us are self inflicted. Some of the problems are impossible to explain to people who don't have a spiritual life, or have grown too slowly in their walk with the Lord. The main thing is that we understand that God loves us, so that we can in turn love others.

God sent Jesus to die in Your place!

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Even Jesus could have turned God down, but He didn't! We all have a free will, but those of us who know God understand that it is better to obey than to do your own thing.

Sure we can criticize, but we need to love those we criticize and we have to do it in love.

Sometimes it's impossible not to hurt those you love because truth hurts sometimes. If you have lived a lie for 40 years or so, it might be painful to "wake up" all of a sudden. Not all people are even willing to change, even though they realize that they are wrong.

Some will even talk themselves into believing that they are doing the right thing. That's just how we are, the spirit of Pride has a lot to do with it.

From my point of view I don't have any enemies.

I do all I can to love those who dislike me for different reasons. Most of them dislike me for whom they think I am, and not for the person I am, so why should it bother me what they think?

Life is too short to sit around brooding over this and that :-)

If you are in a bad mood, just get over it...it's easy if you "really" want to. If you really can't, ask God to help you!

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 411 - 2007 10 17 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

"Have a talk with God", Stevie Wonder.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

When your mind looks like the photo above, then God can easily talk to you. We often give God 5 minutes, and if He doesn't deliver, we rush on like nobody's business. We fool ourselves into believing that "we don't have time".

Naturally we have lot's of time.

It's all a matter of priorities. Put God first on your list and everything will come together in a positive way for you. Leave God for last and you fall on your...

John Lennon wrote many stupid lyrics during his career but here's a pearl: "running everywhere at such a speed, 'til they find there's no need".

I'm afraid that's how we are generally. We don't even have a snowballs chance in Hell of finding God's will for our lives if we rush through life. If we on the other hand give Him the main part of our time, things will fall into place. We have to be honest though, and we have to relax like the sea in the photo above. I know it's hard to do, but it has to be done no matter what.

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 410 - 2007 10 16 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Most of my friends will never see God's Kingdom.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

It's a very sad thing for me, but even worse for them. Most of them seem to think that God will let them into Heaven because of their puny "good deeds" in life. I just don't understand how they can think like that, I really don't.

This is my loving grandmother "Elizabeth", she awaits me in Heaven. © Benjamin Antell

The New Testament is perfectly clear about who will enter the Kingdom of God.

The one who receives Jesus the Son of God into their hearts will live forever. The rest will be damned to Hell, the holding tank...until they are sent to the Sea of Fire. Now that doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun to me.

Why not try Jesus???

Why on Earth not?!?

I tested Him and He answered me, and He has promised to answer anybody who calls on His name...ANYBODY.

It's so simple even a child could do it. A short payer from the heart and that's it. After that the puzzle will begin to set itself, and you will find God's perfect plan for your life. If you don't look for it, you will never do what you are supposed to do in life.

Only God knows your destiny, why not ask Him? As long as you are outside of His will, you will never be content, and you can't obey the Father. After all obedience is better than sacrifice! (1 Sam. 15:22).

There were 2 Finnish Moslem men on TV yesterday.

They said that Islam is a peaceful religion (a blatant lie), those guys hadn't even read the real Koran (either that or they were lying). Read the Koran and you will see for yourself that it is about hate. They hate all others, and they are supposed to hate all others according to the Koran! (I wonder why?) Islam is sadly a violent and bloody religion.

Why is Islam is antichrist?

Islam claims that God has "no Son", and that Jesus was only a prophet.

Prophet?

I'm not saying this to boast or anything but even I am a prophet. A prophet can't do anything but point to the cross of Jesus Christ. Christ is the only one who can save souls from Hell.

Like I've said before there are tourist versions of the Qouran and the real thing, so read the real bloody thing.

I have nothing against Muslims, but I detest their evil religion, it is from satan. I wish more of them would meet Jesus the Son of the Living God, that would make the world much more peaceful.

Let's use our brains for once.

Aero mountains USA © Benjamin Antell

When did a Christian blow up somebody in Finland? The answer to that is never. I wonder how many have been murdered in Mohammed's name in Europe this year? It is a great amount of people, perhaps thousands! We've seen them on the news.

The Moslem even murder their own sons and especially their daughters.

It's so sad, they murder anybody who leaves Islam (for any reason), they are required to do it according to the Qouran. They murder their own for all kinds of silly reasons. That is how religion is, that is why I detest all religions.

Next year even more people will be murdered by Muslims all over the world, it is inevitable since the Qouran sadly tells them to kill us!

Jesus is our only hope, both for our muslim brothers and ourselves.

Oil painting (detail) © Benjamin Antell

Jesus will come back for the third time. I'm not going to set any dates, because nobody knows when He will come except the Father, but He will be back for the THIRD time soon. That is what He tells me, and I believe Him 100%, because of what He has personally done in my life.

A personal relationship with the Trinity, through Christ is what we need, not religion!

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 409 - 2007 10 15 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Many follow their flesh.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

I do it too sometimes, even though I try hard not to because I know it's the road to ruin. It's so easy to do "fun" things and then try to turn them into something Holy... to do what is wrong with a religious twist to it, to make it "feel" like a righteous thing.

We often fool ourselves by doing our own thing by pulling God into it somehow, naturally He won't be pulled into anything. If we ignore Him, He will ignore us, until we ask for forgiveness.

Some have a "plan B", to ask the Lord for forgiveness afterwards...but you can't fool God that way, He is not an idiot.

Basically most of us are hypocrites.

When we aren't too busy trying to fool God and others we deceive ourselves. I guess we're basically a bunch of damned idiots because of "the fall of man". The Earth was a paradise from the beginning until we started ignoring God's loving guidance. Now it's a right mess, a mess that we have created all by ourselves, due to our ignorance and sin.

Still God's arms are open wide!

Photo © Benjamin Antell

No matter what we do, He has promised to save all those who receive Jesus into their hearts, this is God's plan B, and final plan for that matter. All those who receive Jesus will live, the rest will be damned. It is that simple, it's black or white. We take our pick.

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 408 - 2007 10 12 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I used to be crazy about American cars.

A cool Rod © Caroline Antell

I still think they are neat, but I've pretty much lost interest in this world, and all that it has to offer. The only thing that I seem to think about these days is how to optimize my time, so that I can tell people about Christ as much as possible. I hate to see people go to Hell for just because of lack of information.

But then again, most people don't really listen. Seems like most people live in lala-land, thinking that God will rescue them just because they haven't killed anybody... I don't personally understand how somebody can think that, but most people seem to think that they are nice.

Most people seem to think that if you do a good deed or two, you automatically go to Heaven, naturally this is not the case.

One guy told a friend of mine that his father who was a priest would certainly go to Heaven because he had been a missionary for 20 or 30 years in Africa... That means nothing at all! If his father received Christ, then and only then will he be in Heaven

Nobody earns the right to go to Heaven.

That is NOT what it is about. I've said this over and over, but almost nobody gets it. Heaven is a gift to those who receive Jesus Christ into their lives. It has nothing at all to do with deeds. Christ died for every single one of us, in OUR place. Why? Because we can't possibly be good enough for God. We all sin daily, we are ALL rotten to the core.

If you hate me, you sin.

If you speak badly of your neighbor, you sin. If you do anything contrary to your consciense, you sin. If you don't love everybody around you and in distant countries, you sin. So don't tell me that you are a good person, nobody is good.

Good persons don't exist, they never did, and they never will on planet Earth.

Some really legalistic religious people think that you sin, if you have a spoon of cough syrup containing alcohol. They think that alcohol is sin, that's a pretty shallow but common way of thinking.

Sin is a complicated subject, but if you follow your consciense you will be fine.

But then again, you have to follow the consciense that you had as a child, because when you do wrong things often enough, they no longer "feel" wrong to you. Because of this you must use caution, and not fool yourself.

Some Christians have excuses like "God hasn't told me to quit this and that" when they want to continue doing something which they feel or know is wrong :-) That's just how we are, we try to fool ourselves, in hopes of getting other peoples approvals.

Most homosexuals know that their lifestyle is wrong, that's why they want the church to bless them, so that they can go on sinning with an excuse like the blessing of the church. God isn't going to take the church into account when he passes judgment on you.

You and you alone are responsible for your own actions, and you will pay the last penny for your sin, "if" you haven't asked the Lord Jesus to forgive you. He will forgive us anything on the spot, if we are truly regretful.

We need to ask Jesus for forgiveness while we are alive.

After death we either turn white or black in a second, it will then be too late to have second thoughts. There are no telephone lines out of Hell, it's a one way disaster. Once you are there, you've had it.

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 407 - 2007 10 11 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Here's a new video of mine:

10.05.2007 Another "weird" new video: click here to see it: I was looking 4 love!

I'll be pretty busy for a short while, so I might not write "every" day, naturally it's up to God :-)

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Some people are worried about all the violence in the world.

Hara and Ben at Dragsvik 1974

Naturally it's disturbing but it's self inflicted. The more we distance ourselves to God, the more violence there will be. Sweden is in a bad state right now, people are killing each other like never before. Rape has gone up, racism is growing and people are afraid to go out alone at night.

Valldammsgatan 17, Trelleborg 1963 © Benjamin Antell

I remember the first time I lived in Sweden, in Kunsgården and later in Trelleborg, almost everybody was well behaved, there were almost no fights, I never heard of anybody getting killed etc. Sweden was simply a wonderful place to live in back then.

Strangers are stabbing each other on the subway, in parks...well just about anywhere.

Raving madmen are running around with semiautomatic weapons, popping pills, spraying the town with bullets, many times just for not being let in to clubs. °Young children are kicking each others heads in. One little boy just died when a gang of little boys kicked him to death.

A friend of mine almost died when a gang kicked him after he had slipped, they were both girls and boys.

Black and Dekker © Benjamin Antell

Many think I'm crazy when I mention satan and his little helpers.

They are the ones who influence people to hurt others and inevitably themselves. The less people know about God, the further from the truth we go, and we open ourselves to demonic influences. Eastern and other pagan religions also play a major part in destruction, since they are based on the teachings of demi gods (evil spirits).

Violent films and computer games are mostly inspired by satan.

This is an easy way for lucifer to brainwash our kids into becoming heartless and cruel monsters. Naturally not all are affected. Just as with alcohol, not all are prone to become alcoholics, but some unlucky ones can't stop after having one drink. It's the same with watching violence, it breeds more violence.

Probably the biggest film producer in Hollywood is lucifer himself AKA satan.

He uses men's ego and want of money to produce the lowest possible entertainment. The producers make loads of money, that they can use to buy women and drugs with (very common in Hollywood), while our children are lured into a fantasy world of hate, racism and porn. A world that becomes very real to many of them, especially since they are young and their minds are still under development. A child can't tell the difference between film and reality, not even after it's grown up with all the filth around it.

Since it's hard to legally prove that these films and games are hurting our society, all those who make money off them, lobby hard against any censorship etc. There's a lot of cash in trash.

Don't buy action films, porn and violent games to your children, think while you are ahead.

I recorded a track about Hollywood on my CD BOX AMERICANA, it's called Hollywood Pollywoud. You can download it for free here! Track 6 Hollywood Pollywould.mp3

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 406 - 2007 10 09 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Is God a Fundamentalist???

Photo © Appla at Dallas Pizza Palazzo, Gerby.

Anybody who reads the Bible thoroughly today, is called a fundamentalist it would seem. I guess that would make the author a fundamentalist too...

Let's say for arguments sake that I pat a homosexual on the back and tell him that his lifestyle is OK, and that he will inherit the Kingdom of God. Is that a loving thing to do, if I know in my heart that his sinful life will lead him to Hell???

Sin = death, there's no way around it.

If we delete all uncomfortable passages in the Bible, to suite us...it's not going to change God's mind. How could it? We would only be living in denial, with blinders on while rollin' down the road to Hell.

Eternal life or Death is our choice.

Photo © Benjamin Antell from the video Box Americana, North Park version.

If we follow God's directions we will live forever in perfect bliss (on the other side). Naturally every day on Earth can't be happy since we live on a cursed planet. Eternity can be total bliss though, because nothing sinful, evil or dark is allowed in Heaven.

At the moment that we die, we either turn white or black, there's no way around it!

Some go to Hell others to everlasting peace and bliss. Where do you want to go? The choice is yours! Follow Jesus and live, or follow your own desires and go to Hell. And yes, Hell is unfortunately a real place, so is the Lake of Fire, which is the second death for those who first went to the holding tank called Hell or Hades.

Hell is only a holding tank for those who are about to die a traumatic second time!

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 405 - 2007 10 08 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Some look but they don't really see...

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Fundamentalist, moi? If you follow God's word to the letter, people will call you a fundamentalist.

Why is that?

It's because people in general don't care what God says, they just want to have what they think is fun, with no thought for the consequences of their actions. People seem to love to live in sin.

Who cares what God says?

People prefer to interpret God's Word instead of accepting it the way it truly is. This gives people more room to sin against God. The Bible is a very clear book of instructions to a born again believer. Those who aren't born again and don't understand the spiritual aspect of God's word, also have bits of clear information such as the Ten Commandments to live by.

Exodus 20:2-17

2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;

(God brought the people of Israel out of slavery, but he also brings you and I out of "slavery" from the world and sets us free through Jesus Christ.)

3 you shall have no other gods before me.

(This means: Allah, RAA, Isis, Osiris and all the Egyptian/Arab gods, Thor and all the European gods, the Greek gods, 330 million Hindu gods, the Norse gods, Buddah, Dalai llama, Baba, Mother Theresa and all the Catholic saints including the Pope, satan and all his demons, evil spirits and wizards...the list could naturally be one of the longest ever written but I will stop here...)

4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

(Animals, posters of pop and movie stars, actors, Moby Dick, cars and other material things for the sake of worship.)

5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me,

6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

(Don't worship: movie stars, holy cows and all other animals, actors, musicians, totem poles, obelisks, cars and material things in general. All the gifts and looks they have, were given to them by God, so He is the one who is worthy the praise and nobody else)

7 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

(Don't do stupid things in God's name, we will all be held accountable for our words and actions. The Lord will judge me more harshly than many others, since I'm a teacher...but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do)

8 Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. (spend time with God in rest)

9 For six days you shall labour and do all your work.

(work six days of the week)

10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns.

(naturally you can argue and fight about "which" day is the seventh if you are a silly human, but keep every seventh day holy and spend it with the Lord)

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it.

("days" is a figure of speech, but keep the Sunday holy and rest with God)

12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

(This is something that few seem to do these days. Kids are getting ruder and ruder to their parents. Rebellion is an evil spirit)

13 You shall not murder.

(Don't kill nobody)

14 You shall not commit adultery.

(don't fuck around...s-s-sorry but I guess that's the word). Don't have sex with anybody without getting married first. And don't have sex with other peoples partners.

15 You shall not steal.

(don't steal, I don't think greedy persons will enter the Kingdom of Heaven)

16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

(don't lie. Always be truthful and kind. It's hard not to lie about stuff, it takes a lot of discipline and prayer to become totally honest...it can take a life time for some, but it's worth it, in the long run)

17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

(Don't want your friends wife/husband, guitars, cars or other things which belong to her/him)

parenthesis by Uncle Ben.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 404 - 2007 10 06 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I finally got a digital camera with a little resolution :-)

The old HP one was pretty weird...my wife took it with her to Vienna last week, and when she came back she had a full camera with fuzzy pictures. All of a sudden the Macro function had started to work, which it never did before. So all photos were blurry.

Vienna by HP © Carita Antell

I managed to take a few test shots with the Macro function, they turned out really nice, so I thought "all right" now I can take photos of my slides. Then a few minutes later after mentioning it to my wife, I was twiddling around with the camera while speaking to her and I dropped it...it flew up in the air a bit before crashing to the ground. After that I could take normal pictures again, but no Macro (close ups)...go figure.

Here is one of two macro photos I managed to take of a slide with the HP before it went weird again.

It's a live photo of Ian Gillan and Roger Glover rocking away, John Lord is lurking behind the B3 organ.

Deep Purple in Helsinki 1971 © Benjamin Antell

Many who have had near death experiences have seen their lives flash before their eyes.

This all reminds me of... Albert Einstein mentioned a theory he had about dimensions once, that a "film" of the past is trapped in time, so that God can rewind it on D-day. He didn't exactly use those words, but that's the jest of what he conveyed. I find that rather interesting, since God will show us our lives on a screen or whatever on judgment day.

I'm not afraid of that day since, Jesus has forgiven me all my sins. I was given a clean slate when I received Him into my heart. Naturally I've managed to create a terrible picture since then, but the Lord keeps on wiping it (lucky 4 me :-).

Many of us who are born again can "see" into the spiritual realm, it is also another dimension. That's one of the most interesting aspects of being saved! It is way cool to see stuff that hasn't happened yet, but will. I builds up our faith every time we see the visions come into fruition.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 403 - 2007 10 05 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

The one who sees himself as "better" than others, already has one foot in Hell...so watch out!

Nobody is "better" than anybody else. We are all the same, a bunch of sinners in desperate need of grace. We are only here to serve each other, there are no "stars" among us. If you want to be an idol or a star, then you really don't belong in God's family. We are here to lift Jesus up, not ourselves. We are here to lift the Trinity up, for their mighty works.

God can do anything He desires in our lives if we give Him the chance.

Anything is possible for the one who walks with Christ, it's not just a theory, it really works. I have seen evidence of this a thousand times. Our attitude means a "lot", we need to be humble and "listen" if we want to grow spiritually.

Talk is cheap.

Anybody can yap away about this and that, what really matters is that we are full of the Word of God. If our heart is full of the Lord, then our words and acts will back it up. If we are full of ourselves, then people will notice that we smell funny.

The only way to grow, is to die.

Ben looking like he is dying and Wegelius of Ben Antell Band, live in the mid 80's

We really need to die away from our own desires. Some dream of becoming famous, some want to become rock stars, movie stars and some just want to be famous for nothing at all.

In the 80's and early 90's I was out with my band, singing about what God had done in my life. Now I'm out there again with the Holy Rollers, and yesterday I started playing in church with my brothers and sisters, lifting Jesus up.

Patrick and Daniel were also there from Africa spreading the Good News

...here with Pontus in the middle.

We are meant to serve each other, not to praise each other. Sure it's OK to say thank you etc., but to start praising somebody as if they were something special is not good, that's how idols are born.

Here I am practicing "Swan Lake" as a kid, on the ice.

Everything we have, all our skills our good looks etc., everything is from the Lord. That's why we should give Him the thanks, and nobody else. Can I help it if I look like a Primadonna on ice :-) ?

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 402 - 2007 10 04 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Truth Hurts...

The truth always hurts if you have lived in a lie etc. It's not always smooth sailing to bring up touchy subjects but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

It's not my goal to attack anybody on a personal basis, far from it, but I see it as my duty to clarify many wrongs in society and especially in the churches.

Many people only read between the lines and get offended by this and that.

It's not my goal to offend people, but I do say things abruptly sometimes to wake people up. I may be blunt, that's just me Uncle Blunt.

I wish that even the Pope would get saved, but chances are slim since he plays the part that the Vatican has put upon him. The Bible does not talk kindly about the Catholic church in the book of Revelations in the New Testament. Nothing to do with me, it's God's word.

No rituals nor works can save us!

The only one who can save us is Christ. We either receive the free ticket He offers us, or die. It's that simple.

He died in your place once and for all on the cross.

If we ignore Him we die, if we accept Him and His gift we live. These are not my words, but the Words of God, just read the New Testament and find out for yourself, if in doubt.

I've written this over and over, but many are those who do not listen, you read but you do not "see".

One guy said that "I'm a nice person so I should get to Heaven". But it's not about that, nobody is good enough NOBODY. Heaven is a gift to those who receive Christ and nothing else...there I said it again...Hello...knock knock :-)

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 401 - 2007 10 03 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

The Emperor Darwin's new clothes.

Portrait of Sir Charles Darwin © Benjamin Antell

"The Emperor's clothes" is all that Darwin has to offer!

(The Emperor's New clothes is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The book is about, how we folllow each other as a group in society even when we know that we are wrong about something. There was a little child in the story who shouted "but the Emperor is naked"! Naturally everybody could see that the Emperor indeed was naked, but nobody said anything, because of the group pressure.)

There was a racist program from YLE's TV1, Prisma (Finland) last night in which they made fun of Christians again, calling us fundamentalists.

Why do some scientists have such a strong need to discredit Christians and others that believe in the Creator???

I know that this made one russian curious about God, since his parents always reminded Him that God did not excist. He felt it was kind of suspicious, and one day he decided to find out for himself if God excisted :-) Naturally he found God and is now a Christian composer.

Apart from the spirit of Pride, if scientists claim to know what they are talking about, they shouldn't see us as a threat...something sure smells funny in my Balalaika.

Mix a little facts with theories and they sound much more credible.

That's what you do when you want to manipulate people. I was in marketing for many years so I know how it's done (I got out of the business because I hated it). Even though there are major pieces missing for ever in the theory of Evolution, some scientists cling to it as if it were a religion.

Those who are born again can hear satan clearly speaking through some scientists.

The theory of Evolution is much more than simple Biology. It is a fairy tale designed by satan to rob people of their faith. It is written to blind people so that they feel silly about believing in Creation. Cocky and arrogant scientists weave their nets in hope of deceiving as many as possible. That was certainly the case last night in la la land.

I'm very disappointed at YLE's TV1,

Resorting to racism against Christians, how low can they get?

Some biologists don't even understand what they are doing.

Naturally some are even duped by their peers into believing in the mess themselves. It's easy to get caught up in lies if you listen to them daily.

Even before I became a Christian (BC) I could never believe that man has evolved from the ape, to me it seems more likely that we evolve into apes than the contrary :-)

I saw a documentary of Darwin once, they said that he was bitter at God when he wrote his thesis, that would explain a lot...he sure made monkeys out of us!

Darwin's wife was said to be afraid for her husband as he cooked up the theory of Evolution, but not half as afraid as mr. Darwin was on his death bed! Whether true or not, right she was because Darwin will receive a very severe punishment for misleading millions of people away from God. I would not like to be in his beekers on judgement day.

I've made lots of mistakes in my life.

I was certainly NOT going to die without finding out where I was going.

That final move is very important to me.

That's why I decided to check out God, "if" He really was alive or whatever. WOW was i shocked when He replied!

Imagine that "the Emperor's clothes" is still a valid story today in 2007...people never change.

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 400 - 2007 10 02 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

The old me.

Ben Live at Anton's 1971?

The old me was a bastard, an egomaniac. I thought I was a saint, one of the finer persons, somebody "special" :-) It took me a long time to find out what a loser I really was.

The BIG change happened when God decided to answer my prayers and reveal Himself to me.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

I was stunned! My life changed completely. I began loving people.

I'm happy to say that I have since then, found out that I've been an even bigger whatnot than I could ever have imagined myself to be. The closer to God you get the more dirty you seem to get. It's kinda weird, I must say I don't understand why people put up with me at all.

I'm still growing day by day, God is not finished with me.

He keeps pointing out my flaws all the time (holy persistence?). Sometimes I feel like telling Him to go "enlighten" somebody else for a while, but then I come to my senses, and realize I need a spiritual scrubbing of my dirty old brain. I don't know what God sees in me, perhaps He loves the the idiot in me, who just keeps popping up no matter what.

I don't know, it's been a long walk, one thing I can say for sure is that it never gets boring in the long run. Sure there have been times when it's been tough, but somehow He has given me strength to press on...just like Bob Dylan sings on Saved, "I'm pressing on to the higher calling of my Lord".

Dylan's record Saved is the only Gospel record that I really like. I wish he would do some more of those. Buy it and listen to it, if you don't like it give it away :-)

Wilhelm Tell anyone? Photo © Fred Skymberg

 

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I'm just trying to convey what God has put on my heart. I also feel that that life is too short, to just shut up and go with the flow when people suffer under all kinds of bondage, when they could in fact be totally set free in Christ.

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