A couple of thoughts

A couple of thoughts

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A couple of thoughts . . .

I’m reading Jay Zinn’s Countdown to Eternity again, and boy, with all he writes describing the events leading up to the tribulation, I’m wondering if I’ll make it. We just need more of the Holy Ghost, it’s that simple. I long for and wait for the day when Almighty God said He will pour out of His Spirit upon ALL flesh, the good and the bad.

I feel so sorry for our President, too, and find myself praying for him often. The press is really out to get him. The newscasters are not reporting news at all. They use their inflected voices, and all kinds of body language to strongly editorialize the news, and their own opinion, to sway people to their own networks’ opinions. Real news should only include the five Ws — who, what, when, where, and why.

When I was majoring in TV and radio news many years ago, we would have lost our broadcast licenses if we were to do and speak the way present-day newscasters do. Plus, anonymity was never allowed. Anonymous people were and are unqualified sources of information. Back then, unless we identified at least the actual source’s name, it was not allowed to be aired. I wonder where in the world these days can we see and hear the real news?

I suppose I should just quit watching the news, but then again, being informed of what’s happening is important. If I completely remove myself from what is happening and become so spiritually minded, I’ll become no earthly good.

We need a balanced life. 


Nils Olson is a missionary pastor who works at Munakata Bethel Christian Center (Japan). Attended Bethel Temple Bible School in Seattle WA. Has resided in Munakata City, JAPAN for almost 40 years. Nils has authored the book, "My Chapter of the Story," a lifetime collection of stories and anecdotes.


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