Why are You STILL a Democrat??

Most of us can trace our citizenship, our core beliefs, our religion, and yes, our political affiliation to where we were born and what our family supported. This article today is a follow up to a previous one entitled, “Why Are You a Democrat?”

I have mentioned before that in preparation last year for my impersonation of local district attorney and later congressman, governor, and U.S. senator William Joel Stone, I did a considerable amount of research. He was a Democrat that I admire today, along with the founder of the Democrat party Andrew Jackson, whose portrait hangs on a wall of  President Donald Trump’s office.

I am speaking to those of you who still are members of the Democrat party. Why? The party has vastly changed into the anti-American socialist debacle that it is today. It is the Communist Party USA, which stopped fielding candidates long ago since the Democrats had adopted all of its planks! The only difference between socialism and communism is that the latter is brought in by military force.

We will each stand before God one day, or more accurately, we will each bow the knee and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. How will you explain your support for the continued murder of little babies? How will you explain your support for your party’s House Bill on “equality” that would allow any man who declares himself to be a woman free access into women’s restrooms, women’s sports teams, showers, etc.I realize that not all of you support this, but why favor socialism with all of its evil ramifications?

There are but two genders, and those who are gender-confused are in need of mental health counseling. Even homosexuality itself used to be included in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical) manual as a mental disorder. These folks need prayerful compassionate love, not support of their perverted lifestyles.

Mr. Jackson, “Old Hickory”, did his best to abolish a central bank, as the implementation of that institution is a plank taken from the Communist Manifesto. Another such communist plank is the progressive income tax, which should be abolished. A consumption tax would be much more fair and successful. BTW, President Trump is attempting to rein in our central bank, the Federal Reserve, which is an illegal, treasonous institution.

When the Chinese invented paper currency five thousand years ago, they soon realized that they could simply print all of the “money” they wanted, but fell victim to the soaring inflation it always produces. This “fiat” currency is the kind we use today (Federal Reserve Notes), and its value is quickly approaching its inherent value of zero. Our Constitution declares that only gold and silver are to be used for money in America. Do not support politicians who do not support the Constitution.

Be grateful that we have a president who does support the Constitution and the Rule of Law. The tables are rapidly turning, and we are about to see those criminals who created a living hell for Trump the last two years brought to justice. Not only that, but we shall see via the declassification and the IG Report that there are many, many prominent politicians (some at the level of the presidency) who will face charges of treason and other criminal acts and likely do time in prison.

My best estimate from years of study is that around two-thirds of congress are corrupt and have been involved in serious crimes such as human trafficking and child sex abuse. And we will see proof of the true “Russian collusion.” The Deep State is in panic and big changes are coming soon.


Dr. J

Shocking New Trump Reforms

President Donald Trump today revealed an agenda of sweeping reforms that he says he is now able to release because of his clearance by the Mueller report

Many pundits have been expecting an economic reset, but all were caught unprepared by Trump’s announcement that the U.S. dollar will be replaced in the new year of 2020 by a gold-backed Russian ruble. Said Treasury Secretary Jerome  Powell, “That will take some getting used to”.

Health care reform was given a substantial facelift with the announcement that all U.S. citizens over the age of 18 who own a TV will be granted the right to practice medicine. It is believed that sufficient medical knowledge has been imparted to the public via pharmaceutical advertisements to allow them to “play doctor at a much higher level than when they were kids,” and that treatment fees would be much more affordable.

In an effort to abolish human trafficking, President Trump intends to shift all such efforts into the trafficking of sloths from Costa Rica. To help foster a more relaxed attitude among Americans, he said, “Everyone should have a sloth in their back yard”. All citizens who do not exhibit any more activity than their sloth will be continued on food stamps.

To help bridge the gap between the two sides regarding gun control, the president has ruled that each household will be required to have at least one gun from an approved list. Those arms so far qualifying include the Kentucky long rifle and the Hawken gun.

A series of sand pits will be located along the U.S. side of our southern border to allow for safe landings for all who are able to pole vault over the wall. “Those are the kinds of people we want here” Trump said. Those new arrivals will automatically qualify for college student  loans.

Many have been critical about the amounts of money provided to politicians by lobbyists.  After September one, no senator or representative will be able to legally accept any contribution exceeding a million dollars in any one calendar month. In addition, no congress person will be able to accept more than one offering from the Clinton Foundation in any one calendar year.

Finally,  Mr. Trump announced that he has, in partnership with former president Barrack Obama, purchased and expanded the Augusta National Golf Club, in the interest of fostering cooperation between political factions in our country. “What better to make America great”, Trump exclaimed.

April 1, 2019

Dr. J

Some Church Secrets

I hesitate to mention some of this information, but think it needs to be known. We are told that the idea of secret societies should be  “repugnant to the people of a free society”, according to former president John F. Kennedy. Are we under such influence today?

We should be aware that nearly all politicians in high positions in our land have for decades been members of the secretive Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). This organization has been largely responsible for the major decisions that our government makes, and they are often not in the best interest of the American people, but for the benefit of the elite bankers who have been in control.

Another secret organization is Freemasonry, which accomplishes much good for humanity, but has close ties to both the Illuminati and to Mormonism.  When I was a child I grew up in the First Baptist Church here in Nevada. Older folks who used to attend the building at Main and Hunter streets will recall that the beautiful stained glass windows there lining the sanctuary featured the prime symbols of freemasonry, the compass and square!

Those seem to have disappeared with the move to the new building on the north side of town, but few are aware that there is still one stained glass window in the vestibule of the new building that has a masonic symbol. It portrays a handshake that is supposed to indicate that travelers are welcome here. But, it’s no ordinary handshake – it illustrates one of five or more secret masonic handshakes that allow fellow masons to immediately recognize each other.

This is the organization that used to require members at each level to swear to secrecy what they were told, or to agree to have their “throat slit from ear to ear and their body buried beneath the sands of the sea”. It’s the same organization whose highest official of freemasonry in North America, Albert Pike, stated in his book, “deceives its members at every level.”

It’s the organization that declares heresy at every masonic funeral when it says of the deceased,  “our brother_______has lived his life in such a manner as to make himself fit to enter that great celestial lodge in the sky”. That is Satan’s greatest lie – no person comes to the Father except through Jesus Christ. You cannot live your life in any such manner as to make yourself okay with God,  it doesn’t work that way.

It is interesting that there was only one distinction that historically separated Southern Baptists from other Baptist groups, and that was their defense of slavery! Fortunately, that distinction has fallen away through the years and they adhere to solid Biblical principles now. We are blessed to have a preacher who focuses on Jesus, and that is how it should be.


Dr. J

Time for the Offense

This is a very exciting time to be alive. We are at a turning point in America, and we will be seeing amazing things happen for a long time. We have pointed out many times in this site that the U.S. was stolen over 100 years ago by elite, foreign, criminal banking interests (chiefly the Rothschild family) and that our government has been run by these people ever since, no matter which party was “in control”.

President John Kennedy was the only one in the modern era to recognize this and try to intervene. He saw the corruption of the CIA (which he intended to “break into a thousand pieces”), the absurd nature of our unconstitutional money system (planned to end the Fed), and the dangers of “secret societies” like the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), the head of the snake. He also faced the consequences of his intentions in the form of assassination by the CIA and its operatives.

We are truly blessed to have Donald Trump as president because he, with all of his faults (and we ALL have them), is the only president since JFK to not only not be involved in the ubiquitous corruption, but to have taken so much action to counteract it. And there have been multiple attempts on his life.

Mr. Trump loves children has been determined to do away with human trafficking and even declared a national emergency to deal with it. Multiple thousands have been arrested for this activity, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. His system of military tribunals to deal with this and other crimes has been functioning since early January. We hear nothing of this in the mainstream media because it is owned and controlled by the above-mentioned globalist elites. Articles on Trump for the past two years have been 99% negative.

We have all had to suffer through two years of constant lying by the democrats and their mainstream mouthpieces about the nonexistent “Russian collusion”. It is time to now investigate the true crimes of collusion and even treason that have been kept hidden for far too long. You want to see Russian collusion? Look no further than Hillary and Bill and the Clinton Foundation regarding the Uranium One deal that sent 20% of our uranium supply to Russia. Treason.

The attempted coup by Obama, Hillary, McCain, certain officers of the FBI, CIA, and DOJ and others represents treason and this is an offense punishable by death in the U.S. Do I think they will receive this fate? I doubt it, but I do think that their indictments are just around the corner and that there is abundant evidence (facts) to put them away for a long time.

The Bush crime family will likewise be subjected to scrutiny and prosecution. There are currently ongoing trials at GITMO of 5 of the Saudi participants in 9/11, and George “W” Bush should be there as well, along with Dick Cheney and many others, for their participation in that event.  And it gets worse, far worse…

Many politicians, businessmen, members of congress, and others are in panic mode at present because they know what is coming. They know that their satanic activities with children (kidnap, abuse, torture, and murder) have been recorded (by Jeffrey Epstein) and that it’s only a matter of time before they are exposed.

Things will start rather slowly, as with the declassification of the FISA warrants which will expose the criminality and treasonous behaviors of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, John McCain, John Brennan, George Bush, and many others.

The full release of the Inspector General Horrowitz report will fill in many more details of what’s been going on behind the scenes. It won’t be pretty.

The release of the more than 82,000 sealed federal indictments over the next months and years will lead to shocking information that most Americans would not believe was even possible.

The “deep state” composed of these nefarious and sick people will not go quietly. We can expect any day some form of false flag operation like 9/11 or even attempts to get us into war. The enemy needs a major distraction and delay. We battle evil forces in high places with spiritual a basis. Pray accordingly.

The offense is well-prepared and has been practicing for the last two years at least. Multiple scores are soon to follow.


Dr. J






We have arrived at an amazing time in history. We are at the brink of finding out if control of our government will be returned to “we the people”, or remain in the hands of the godless, power-hungry thugs that have run America for the past 100 years. We are at war.

The following summary is obtained largely from very recent postings by Dr. Dave Janda and by pastor Stan Johnson of The Prophecy Club) Around ten years ago a group of military intelligence personnel made the decision to rid our government of corruption from the top down.

The “Deep State” (we’ll call it DS) of globalists  desires a one-world government with itself at the head. It is funded by very dark activities, including movement of drugs into the U.S. [the CIA brings in the drugs and the money is laundered through our largest banks] and trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation, both largely via our southern border. The DS plundered Iraq and helped itself to Libya’s oil and 5 tons of gold thru weaponizing of al Qaida by President Obama. Weapons were shipped through Benghazi.  Obama is also responsible for sending $350 million in cash to Iran without the permission of congress, and for okaying the illegal spy campaign against our president.

Presidents George H.W. Bush and “W” allowed the land area in Afghanistan upon which opium poppies are grown to expand by 400%. (The elder was known as “Poppy Bush”) Our pull out of Afghanistan will help choke off the flow of drugs to the DS. For decades our troops have guarded the opium poppy fields there.

President Trump, a true American hero, has been working diligently to stop the influx of drugs and human traffic. He was recruited by the above-mentioned military group to run for president. If anyone ever deserved the Nobel Peace Prize it is he. Trump selected federal prosecutor John Huber and a team of 470 “dogged investigators”, who have been working for the past two years on sealed indictments against criminals and traitors in high places, each of the 470 handling around 20 cases.

There are currently over 82,000 sealed indictments in the U.S., and 1400 of them are from Missouri! We are about to see mass arrests of these people, who will be secured in the recently beefed-up compounds of Guantanamo Bay, Diego Garcia and atoll prisons. Don’t be surprised if “W”, the Clintons, and Barrack Obama are included among them. The president’s executive order for the military tribunals has already been released, and all that needs to be done is for him to declare a national emergency – I believe he already did that regarding human trafficking.

The declassification of FISA will “bring down the house”. Justice is coming, and big, big things are just about to happen. Fasten you seat belts.


Dr. J

Too Much Sex!

We’ll see if more than 25 people read this. I venture to say that it’s likely that all of us are thankful for the gift of sex. It is necessary for the continuation of the human race, of course, and it’s great because it’s also fun! But, we  know that it can get us into deep trouble as well.

Our society is saturated in sex today, much more so than when I was a child. Children are introduced to it early on, and access to the unsavory side of it is much easier. One no longer has to pull out the latest Sears or Montgomery catalogue and turn to the lingerie section, one can be viewing hard core porn with a few clicks of the mouse, thanks to the internet.

If you have young children, you need to talk with them about sex earlier than you would think. Kindergarten and elementary age is not too soon. One excellent resource for you to use is a book called “Good Pictures, Bad Pictures” and is available through the American College of Pediatricians. It is designed to help these young children recognize and avoid information that may be harmful to them. I have joined the ACP because of their family-friendly conservative values.

I pulled out of the American Academy of Pediatrics because of their support of activities that I consider harmful. . For example, the AAP recommends that young children who are “gender confused” should be given puberty-blocking drugs and then hormones to help convert their bodies into the opposite sex from their genetic one. Along with the ACP, I consider that to be child abuse.

Homosexuality, which used to be included as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, is now accepted by more and more folks as normal. Practices that are so common in a society as to achieve the status of normality are not necessarily morally right. The Bible still refers to the practice as “abomination” and “perversion”. Incidentally, over 85% of those with same-sex attraction will eventually adopt a heterosexual orientation if not otherwise encouraged.

Sexual temptation is powerful, and we are surrounded by it. I returned to Nevada in 1977 to practice medicine, and got involved in many civic activities such as Rotary Club, Jaycees, church activities. etc. We were invited to parties, and let me mention a couple. At one of them we (Valo and I) found ourselves among many prominent citizens of the community and were enjoying the host family’s  swimming pool when all of a sudden I noticed that I was alone – everyone else had gone inside. Curious, I went in and down the stairs to find that the group was assembled to watch a triple-X porn movie!

To my shame, I stayed to watch some of it before leaving. It’s interesting that the head of the house lost his only son in an auto accident not long thereafter. Are those events related? I don’t know.

There was another party here in town that we were invited to, a Super Bowl party. To show you how long ago it was, I was fascinated by a new gaming system that had just come out called “Atari”, and instead of watching the game, I spent the time playing “Outlaw”. After the game was over, I went to join the group and found them in a room watching a triple-X porn movie! You are asking, “What kind of friends did he hang out with?”, but this party was hosted by a very prominent Nevada business man, which is to say that this type of activity is everywhere.

I read a statistic recently that shocked me. It said that two-thirds of the men in Baptist churches in America view pornography regularly!  Don’t get me wrong – I have fallen victim to sexual temptation (no, I’m not going to tell you about that).

Here’s something else that may shock you. Around 40 years ago I was invited to talk to the kids in Eldorado Springs schools about sex. At that time, I was supporting the “Sex Respect” course, which was excellent. I was encouraging abstinence in a classroom at their high school.  Afterward, all of the kids in the school met in assembly in the gymnasium to hear the keynote speaker from K- State, who proceeded to demonstrate to the girls how to apply condoms to the penises of their boyfriends! The message to me was that you are all expected to be sexually active, and this is how to be safe while doing so.  That is partially true, but I think that attitude has led to all sorts of problems, both physical and emotional.

Here are some helpful hints from the College of Pediatricians for parents. Monitor your child’s activities. Limit total screen time (TV, video, tablet, computer) to 1-2 hours a day. Eat together as a family as much as you can. Encourage good sleep habits, with no TV or tablet (or phone!) in the bedroom. Do lots of outdoor activity. Set parental control on all devices.

I would add that regular Bible reading and prayer are part of a healthy family lifestyle. We all want our children to be wise, and “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. That does not mean to be afraid of God, but to honor and respect Him. Teach your kids that God loves them very much and is not out to punish them. That’s something we all need to be aware of.


Dr. J

Walk This Way

Valo and I lived in England in the early 1970’s and there was a hilarious program on TV called, “Are You Being Served?” It depicted a department store where the employees were constantly getting into funny situations. The “floorwalker” would answer a customer’s inquiry and then ask the person to “walk this way”, and as he ambled off with a limp, the customer would follow, assuming the same limp!

But I digress. This morning I took one of my usual walks from my house south of the hospital to past Dairy Queen near the old train depot and return. All of the streets were covered with ice, but that is one of my favorite times to walk. I always walk with my “Exerstrider” poles and in icy conditions I also wear “Yak Trax”  on my shoes, which prevent me from sliding the least bit.

I have written about exerstriding before, and have pointed out  the many benefits of doing so. I  run across  very few others who walk with poles, and it’s sad that so many do not take advantage of the ways the poles enhance one’s exercise.

What are these poles? Well, they are walking poles, usually made of aluminum, with hand grips at the top and attachments on the bottom for use on different surfaces. Since I walk in the streets, I use little rubber “boots” on the bottom of my poles that give good contact with the pavement.

The poles are made of aircraft grade aluminum and are angled backward when you are standing upright. With each step you literally pull yourself forward and then push yourself on forward. By doing so, you utilize the major muscle groups of the upper body and expend at least 30% more calories than when walking without the poles.

It does not seem like you are working any harder when using the poles, but if you are walking for exercise, then you achieve the extra benefits. Use of the poles has also been shown to help take the weight off of your ankles, knees, and hip joints, thus reducing wear and tear on those. I never walk without the poles unless I am out picking up trash and litter.

I have another pair of poles make by Leki that have available attachments that loop around your wrists and are often employed by pole-walkers in the Scandinavian countries.  Walking poles likely were first introduced in that area of the world for use by cross-country skiers in the off season. I read about them in Reader’s Digest many years ago and have used them ever since.

As for the Yak Trax, they are wonderful! They consist of a system of coiled wires and  rubber tubing that slips on to your shoe or boot and stays securely fastened. It’s easier to attachment them to your shoes before you put them on. I find that I can even jog down icy hills with no fear of slipping. You might find them beneficial just for walking around your house outside when it’s icy. Prevention of one fall would likely cover their cost!

Well, next time you see me out walking with poles don’t wonder if I left my skis behind!  Just consider if it might be beneficial for you as well to “walk this way”.

Dr. J


Oh, What A Year!


This year of 2019 promises to be truly unforgettable, and one that brings us a stream of  incidents that will be difficult to handle for the unprepared. For those who have been paying attention, it will bring long-awaited answers to important questions.

Do you believe that the United States is strong morally and economically and that things will basically go on for decades as they have in the past? If so, you are a victim or your own “normalcy bias”. You had better be willing to be flexible in your views, as information is now coming out that is truly mind-boggling, and will be rejected out of hand by many before they are eventually convinced of its truth.

If you are a Christian, and I hope you are since you never know when your last opportunity to be saved may have just passed you by, then you have one or more “spiritual gifts”. If you don’t know  what yours are (is) then you may wish to take a “spiritual gift inventory” as I have done a couple of times. My gifts are 1) discernment, and 2) teaching.

I have been expecting the fall of the U.S. financial system (fiat) for over 30 years now, but see it to be just around the corner at this time. We have never been the victim (thanks to our central bank, the Fed) of so much debt, now too much to ever pay off. We have discussed many times how we got here, via the “financial coup” that took place in 1913 by that group of foreign bankers and their globalist partners in our government.

Most of you would not believe the level of satanic corruption in our government that has been in place over the decades, and that has thrived through multiple administrations. I think the ultimate would have to be the literal satanic ritual child abductions, torture, and murder that so many prominent figures have been involved in. The following will shock you, but I believe it to be true.

No one, with the exceptions of JFK and possibly Ronald Reagan, have done anything to stop the horrible crimes that the “deep state” is perpetrating. By deep state, I refer to the cabal initiated by the Trilateral Commission and essentially run by the Rothschild family that has the goal of controlling all of the people of the whole world. As pastor Lindsey Williams says, it’s not about the money – they already have all of that they need. It’s about CONTROL.

Williams also points out that his elite friend has told him that God is with Donald Trump and that the elites’  hands are tied – there is NOTHING THEY CAN DO as long as Donald Trump is in office. We have been granted a period of grace for our nation by the victory of Trump in 2016. Pray for the protection of him and his family, as the globalists won’t rest until they have deposed him and disposed of him.

Now, how many of you recall the interrogation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Lindsey Graham about the constitutionality of military tribunals? The answers were that Kavanaugh understood that the law was in place for these to proceed. Under executive order, U.S. military tribunals began to take place in January of 2019. There had been large expenditures for expansion of the facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (“GITMO”) to hold the targets for interrogation in these tribunals, along with a number of other sites.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, General James Mattis, and General John Kelley are in charge of the military tribunals. John Huber and 174 investigators have been carrying out investigations for the past two years and have returned over 71,000 indictments against political  and global elites in federal courts. Several were served at the George Bush funeral!

The above is provided by a number of alternative media sites, and the following shocking information comes from David Zublick of “Truth Unsealed” (2-12-2019) He is one of only a few reporters being allowed access to the tribunal proceedings, along with Leonard Bacani (founder of Heartland Security Services)  and Linda Forsythe, founder of C-VINE news.

The tribunals began January 2nd and  are being filmed. Transcripts will be released periodically to selected sites, including Truth Unsealed and C-VINE news.  Don’t expect to hear about all of this on the evening news, as the major “mainstream” media are all operated by George Soros-owned corporations.

Speaking of George Soros, he has been arrested in Switzerland and is to be extradited to the U.S. to be interrogated at the military tribunals for being an enemy combatant with his anti-America and anti-Constitution agenda. He is believed to be behind much of the voting fraud occurring in the U.S. and owns the software for  many of the states’ voting machines. He also has funded the immigrant caravans and transported them to our southern border. He is said to have claimed that he had Obama’s justice department “at his beck and call”. Soros is also said to be a leader of a child trafficking and  exploitation ring for the “Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult” run from the Vatican of the Catholic church.

George “W.” Bush has been arrested after meeting with President Trump. He agreed to turn states evidence to avoid the embarrassment of a public trial,  and has pleaded guilty to high crimes and misdemeanors including helping arrange and then cover up 9/11, exposing his father’s acts of treason and money laundering, sex trafficking, and plotting the assassination of JFK and the attempt on Ronald Reagan’s life.   The word is that “W” will be executed at the end of the tribunals, which are thought to likely last around two years. His testimony will be called upon throughout the trials, but his “reputation” will be left intact.

John McCain was executed in August of 2018 (for crimes of high treason and child sex trafficking) and George H.W. Bush was executed for his crimes in November (RICO Act violations and child sex crimes).

Barrack Obama has been incarcerated at GITMO for at least a month for high treason, participating in the Uranium One deal, Benghazi, and cover up of the Clinton scandals. He has supplied much evidence regarding  Bush’s 9/11 cover up, and the “Fast and Furious gun-running.  He is said to be “fighting for his life”, as there is enough evidence against him for execution also. He also has just admitted that the attack and capture of Osama bin Laden was a fake, and never happened. Many of us knew that bin Laden has been dead since 2001 [he had end-stage kidney disease, and had even been treated at an American hospital!]

Reportedly Bill and Hillary Clinton are housed at “Camp 7” at Guantanamo Bay and are facing their own interrogations at the tribunals.

John and Tony Podesta are among 17 D.C. indictees, and are being charged with child kidnapping, pedophilia, and selling uranium to Russia. To stay up to date on the GITMO military tribunals, go to C-VINE.com or tune in to Truth Unsealed.

Justice is being served. The deep state criminals have no where to hide and their hands are tied. Thank God for Donald Trump, a man with his flaws (don’t we all?) but whom God is using in mighty ways to help clean up our nation and the world.


Dr J


As a youngster, I liked to watch “The Untouchables” on TV , a series depicting the efforts of agent Elliot Ness to combat the criminal activities of various crime bosses such as Frank Nitti. In major cities like Chicago small businesses would be trashed by drive-by villains using their Thompson sub-machine guns,  and the business owner would later be told by nefarious individuals that he could avoid such future devastation by paying a “fee” for “protection”.

We need protection today no less than those business owners, since we live in a fallen world where threats surround us. The Bible refers to Satan as “the god of this world” and he has a certain amount of power temporarily. He is described as “a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour”. (the “shield of faith” protects against his “fiery darts”)

First of all, if you are not a Christian you are “wide open” to the attacks of Satan. He is real and he inflicts real harm. The Bible says that “hell hath enlarged itself” to accommodate all of those who fail to place their trust in Christ Jesus. Our Savior is described as “a strong tower” where “the righteous run into it and are safe”.

We described in the last article how Christians invite illness and early death upon themselves by failing to properly discern the Lord’s body at communion (see “Black and Blue Jesus”). In fact, God’s word tells us that Christians actually bring a curse upon themselves by this failure. Is that important? You bet it is!

You might want to place a bookmark at I Corinthinans 11:29,30 where this is all spelled out. That will be a reminder to you and your family and friends about how the proper realization and attitude about Jesus’ suffering actually gives you protection against many serious illnesses and even an untimely death. The key phrase is “not discerning the Lord’s body“.

A healthy body is maintained through following a good diet, getting enough sleep, drinking enough good quality water, getting enough exercise, and avoiding toxins when possible. (there are more and more of these, including aluminum in childhood vaccinations, mercury in flu shots, GMO ingredients in your food, and all of the extra sugar added to it.)

Once more…we as Christians believe that Christ took all of our sins upon himself so that we do not have to face the consequences of having committed them. We fail to realize that He also took all of our diseases upon himself so that we need not suffer them in our lives today. As Ripley said, “Believe it or Not!” Live with this added protection, or live with the curse you have brought upon yourself. Why does Jesus offer protection in this life and the next? It’ summed up in one word – LOVE.


Dr. J

Black and Blue Jesus

Are you amazed at the number of Christians in your church who are sick or who have died young? I am appalled at the huge number in our church who have cancer of various kinds, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, and a host of other diseases. Is this normal?

I think it may be “normal”, but I don’t think it’s the way things are supposed to be. I know that we live in a “fallen” world, marred by sin. But, you will find in the Bible, God’s inspired word, that Jesus healed ALL who were sick. Even death could not exist in his presence. By the Holy Spirit Jesus actually lives in each of us who are Christians, and are we to believe that he has somehow lost his healing power? Are we to think that he does not love us as much as he did those around him in Bible times?

I think the answer is found in I Corinthians 11:29,30. “For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.” [italics mine] BTW, “fallen asleep” means you have died. Did you get this most important teaching? What does it mean, “without recognizing the body of the Lord”?

I submit to you that it means that we are guilty of failing to keep in mind at communion how Jesus allowed his body to be “beaten to a pulp” and shredded to the point where it was hard to tell he was even human. Isaiah 52:14 tells us that “…there were many who were appalled at him – his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness”.  Jesus did not go immediately to the cross, but first submitted to scourging at the whipping post. And it was no ordinary whipping.

The details of Jesus’ physical wounds are laid out in gory detail in a fascinating article, well-illustrated, in the March 21, 1986 volume 255 of JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) entitled, “On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ” by Dr. William D. Edwards, et al.

First, we need to realize that Jesus was not “killed”, he voluntarily gave up his life for the sole purpose of saving eternally anyone who trusts in his saving grace. But, that’s not all. He also allowed his body to be beaten horribly for the purpose of allowing us Christians to live without all of those diseases and to avoid an untimely death. That’s what is mean when the Bible says, “By his stripes we are healed”.

This is confirmed in Isaiah chapter 53, which is all about Jesus. Verse 4 says, “Surely he took up our infirmities [which in Hebrew means sicknesses and pains] and carried our sorrows…”  And verse 5, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” [italics mine]

We rightly believe that Jesus poured out his blood, having taken all of our sins (past, present, and future) and traded places with us sinners, in order to wash away forever all of our sins. But, we fail to recognize the significance of his sliced and beaten body for our healing.

How many times do we see a crucifix of Jesus hanging on the cross with little or not even a trace of blood? I submit to you that any such remembrance should be absolutely covered in blood and gore, because that’s what he looked like.

Now, more about that whipping. It was customary for a victim of Roman execution to be flogged first. The individual was stripped of clothing and the hands tied up high on a post. He was then whipped  on each side of his back, buttocks,  and legs. The instrument used (a “flagrum”) which had a handle and a number of thongs to which sharp pieces of bone, glass, or small iron balls were tied.

A single stroke by this whip would have left you bleeding and in severe pain. Just think of it being repeated 38 more times on alternating sides. (as specified by Jewish law – not necessarily the number used by Rome) Your back would be absolutely shredded.

I don’t know how anyone could survive that much pain and blood loss, but Jesus took it for us. The process was intended to weaken a person to a state just short of collapse or death. It was customary for the victim to then carry the crossbar of the cross to the site of crucifixion outside the city walls. No wonder that Jesus needed help.

BTW, the nails would have been driven through the wrists, not the palms, as the latter would not have supported the weight of  body. I suppose the palms would suffice if the arms were also fastened to the crossbar with rope, but archaeological bone fragments of crucifixion victims show nail erosion of the wrist bones. In addition, the Shroud of Turin, which most certainly is the burial cloth of Christ, shows that victim with nail wounds through the wrists.

The point of all of this is to show you how much agony Jesus suffered on your behalf in order to allow you, as a Christian, to live a full life span in good health, as well as to enter Heaven at the end of your days. Remember this the next time at communion, or the Lord’s Supper. And you can partake as often as you want to, even at home on your own. If you already suffer from some chronic disease, continue to properly discern the Lord’s body at communion, take part often,  and I believe you will see good health returning and your symptoms diminishing.


Dr. J