Sunday, May 28, 2023

A God of Signs*

If God is a God of signs as in ancient times
▪ Creation-Day Four1
▪ Noah and the rainbow2
▪ Moses and Pharaoh3
▪ Isaiah4
▪ Ezekiel5
▪ Elijah6
▪ king Nebuchadnezzar7
▪ king Darius8
▪ Samuel the Lamanite9?
just to name a few);
and if He is the same God then, now, and forever, what signs might we be missing?

Could synchronicities and date parallels (historical Chiasmus?) be amongst those things?

Jonathan Cahn: A Mystery For Joe Biden
(Jonathan Cahn Official | May 23, 2023 | Time 9:47 min.) at
(If this goes missing, plug the URL into the WayBackMachine at or go to Jonathan Cahn's website)
Could the fallen trumpet of March 18, 2020 have been a sign10? or the deconstruction of the most recognizable symbol of the Restoration11? or the wearing of masks? and so forth

And though God said:
13 ... ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
(New Testament | Matthew 25:13)
He also said:
45 And the day cometh that you shall hear my voice and see me, and know that I am.
46 Watch, therefore, that ye may be ready. Even so. Amen.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 50:45-46)
In recent years, have we been cognizant of how often God is a God of signs for those who are watching? Can we admit how far many nations and peoples have turned away from God's word — especially the purported head of the nations? What would a review of the blessings and curses of Deuteronomy 2812 reveal in addition to this:
45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. (Old Testament | Deuteronomy 28:45-46)
* There are 235 instances of the word sign / signs in scripture, most referring to God's déjà vu warnings.

1. Sun/Moon/Stars: Old Testament | Genesis 1:14
   14 ¶ And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
2. Noah: Old Testament | Genesis 9:12-16
   12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
   13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
   14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
   15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
   16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
3. Moses: Old Testament | Exodus 4:17
   17 And thou [Moses] shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
Old Testament | Exodus 4:28-31
   28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
   29 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:
   30 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
   31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.
JST Old Testament | Exodus 7:3
   3 And Pharaoh will harden his heart, as I said unto thee; and thou shalt multiply my signs, and my wonders, in the land of Egypt.
Old Testament | Deuteronomy 6:22
   22 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
4. Isaiah: Old Testament | Isaiah 8:18
   18 Behold, I [Isaiah] and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
Old Testament | Isaiah 20:3-4
   3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
   4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
5. Ezekiel: Old Testament | Ezekiel 4:1-12
   1 THOU also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
   2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about.
   3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
   4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.
   5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
   6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
   7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.
   8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.
   9 ¶ Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.
   10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.
   11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
   12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
Old Testament | Ezekiel 12:11-12
   11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.
   12 And the prince that is among them shall bear upon his shoulder in the twilight, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, that he see not the ground with his eyes.
6. Elijah: Old Testament | 1 Kings 18:36-39
   36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
   37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
   38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
   39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.
7. King Nebuchadnezzar: Old testament | Daniel 4:1-3
   1 NEBUCHADNEZZAR the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
   2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
   3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
8. King Darius: Old Testament | Daniel 6:25-27
   25 ¶ Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
   26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
   27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
9. SamuelBook of Mormon | Helaman 14:1-6
   1 AND now it came to pass that Samuel, the Lamanite, did prophesy a great many more things which cannot be written.
   2 And behold, he said unto them: Behold, I give unto you a sign; for five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.
   3 And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of his coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch that in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day.
   4 Therefore, there shall be one day and a night and a day, as if it were one day and there were no night; and this shall be unto you for a sign; for ye shall know of the rising of the sun and also of its setting; therefore they shall know of a surety that there shall be two days and a night; nevertheless the night shall not be darkened; and it shall be the night before he is born.
   5 And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld; and this also shall be a sign unto you.
   6 And behold this is not all, there shall be many signs and wonders in heaven.
A few more warnings:
New Testament | Matthew 12:38-40
   38 ¶ Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
   39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
   40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
New Testament | Mark 8:11-12
   11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
   12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
New Testament | Matthew 24:24
   24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
New Testament | Acts 2:19 - 22
   19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
   20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
   21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
   22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 26:3, 8
   3 And after the Messiah shall come there shall be signs given unto my people of his birth, and also of his death and resurrection; and great and terrible shall that day be unto the wicked, for they shall perish; and they perish because they cast out the prophets, and the saints, and stone them, and slay them; wherefore the cry of the blood of the saints shall ascend up to God from the ground against them. ...
   8 But behold, the righteous that hearken unto the words of the prophets, and destroy them not, but look forward unto Christ with steadfastness for the signs which are given, notwithstanding all persecution—behold, they are they which shall not perish.
10. ▪ Angel Moroni Loses Trumpet in Earthquake
ABC4 Utah | March 18, 2929 | 1:19 min.) at
Moroni’s trumpet fell one year ago. Where is the statue now and what’s happened since? Anniversary illustrates vast amount of renovation work
By Tad Walch | Mar 18, 2021 at
11. Temple Square renovation update: Salt Lake Temple’s estimated completion date amended to 2026 Unexpected challenges, setbacks move anticipated completion from previously announced 2025 date | By Scott Taylor  23 March 2023 at
12. Summary HeadingOld Testament | Deuteronomy 28:Heading
If Israel is obedient they shall be blessed temporally and spiritually—If disobedient: they shall be cursed, smitten, and destroyed; diseases, plagues, and oppression shall come upon them; they shall serve false gods and become a byword among all nations; fierce nations shall enslave them; they shall eat their own children, and be scattered among all nations.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Enoch's Solar Calendar - Month III?

(Times and Seasons Series: Post IX)

Signs, Seasons, Days, and Years: # II (Enoch)1
Pondering Enoch's* Calendar? - #V2
According to the Book of Enoch, the sun rises through portal 6 during Month III. My observations of the alleged portal 5 during Month II is that the sun has been incrementally moving North, so the question is: Will the new solar Month III just be a continuation of incremental movement North, or will there be a distinct jump to a new portal — portal 6? Allegedly, Month III is the first calendar month (out of a yearly four) that has 31 days, with day 31 being the summer solstice, reportedly being (Gregorian) June 21. If the summer solstice is, indeed, (Gregorian) June 21, then theoretically, the 30 days of Month II ends (Gregorian) May 21, so it will be a case of “portal” observation on (Gregorian) May 22 to ascertain a new portal-window, if any.

Here is a PDF grid of what Month III (Three) might look like if we looked to the Book of Enoch instead of Pope Gregory (assuming, of course, that Enoch hasn't suffered text corruption — and who knows for sure?!). Day 1 of Month III, in theory, follows Day 30 of Month II.

For those interested in what has happened in scripture / history during Month III, here is a list. And if there is parallelism or déjà vu in times, seasons, and prophecy, could any of these recitations of date have any relevance to these last days? — (the last week of Daniel's 70 weeks?)

Calendar - Third Month ( six references)

   1 IN the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
   2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
   3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
   4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
   5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
   6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel (Old Testament | Exodus 19:1-6).

   1 NOW the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand. ...
   5 The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four thousand (Old Testament | 1 Chronicles 27:1, 5).

   8 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.
   9 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
   10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
   11 And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
   12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
   13 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
   14 And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
   15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.
   16 ¶ And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
   17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
   18 ¶ And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.
   19 And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa (Old Testament | 2 Chronicles 15:8-19).

   4 Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the LORD.
   5 ¶ And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the fields; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
   6 And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps.
   7 In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.
   8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD, and his people Israel.
   9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.
   10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store (Old Testament | 2 Chronicles 31:4-10).

   7 ¶ Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews.
   8 Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring: for the writing which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse.
   9 Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.
   10 And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries:
   11 Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey (Old Testament | Esther 8:7-11).
   1 AND it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
   2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?
   3 ¶ Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
   4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
   5 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.
   6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
  7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.
  8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
   9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.
   10 ¶ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
  11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness (Old Testament | Ezekiel 31:1-11).

Some of the calendar / time series posts:

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Choose You This Day*?

If you have encountered the book, The Return of the Gods,1 you will know why God's will is that we “obtain a knowledge of history”2 for at least three reasons: 1) déjà vu; 2) déjà vu; 3) déjà vu.

What do we know of the main three gods that seduced ancient Israel: Baal, Astarte (Ishtar), and Moloch3? Every one of these pagan gods was obsessed with self, sex. human-sacrifice, and power / domination — the chief purveyors of corrupting iniquity. But despite continual warnings, God's people and their kings repeatedly succumbed to the seductions of self, sex, and child-sacrifice. And what, in our day, is abortion4 if not child-sacrifice?

Can we thus recognize that we are, this very day, in the midst of the same four seductions and emulations. Many of our nations have now passed laws sustaining the ways of the pagan gods and rejecting the God of Salvation. Yet it appears that the majority have still not awakened to the awful situation that envelopes US. Yes, we must have compassion for the truly confused and deceived, but to march in SOD5 parades and promote SOD agendas of inversion and pretense is to follow in “the [divinely denounced] way of Jeroboam”6 — the first king of “the Northern” tribes of Israel who turned the people to confusion and idolatry to preserve and protect power.

And though many nations have, over time, fallen into the way of Jeroboam, do we dare admit which nation now stands as the national Jeroboam? Is it the nation presenting itself as the golden head of empires, as the king of kingdoms7? the USian nation of “the North” American continent? In its founding, Israel was laden with promise, hope, and responsibility, yet what happened to it? Repeated apostasy.

As we consider our present culture and social media contagions, what do we see but the obsessions of self, sex, and tyrannical power? — the emulation and promotion of pretense and pagan god values? the resurgence of the iniquities that have marked the decline and death of every empire?

So what can we do? Inform ourselves. Study The Return of the Gods. Recognize the déjà vus and parallels of history. Discuss these parallels with others. Expose the resurgent spirit of the pagan gods. Stand by Constitutional values and principles. Leave others free to choose their private life-style, but not free to publicly coerce or tyrannize others. Be courageous. Be intensely prayerful. And ponder this:
8 ¶ Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
10 And come and stand before me in this [White] house, which is called by my name [and calling8], and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? (Old Testament | Jeremiah 7:8 - 10)
* Old Testament | Joshua 24:14 - 15
   14 ¶ Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
   15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Book of Mormon | Alma 30:7 - 11
   7 Now there was no law against a man's belief; for it was strictly contrary to the commands of God that there should be a law which should bring men on to unequal grounds.
   8 For thus saith the scripture: Choose ye this day, whom ye will serve.
   9 Now if a man desired to serve God, it was his privilege; or rather, if he believed in God it was his privilege to serve him; but if he did not believe in him there was no law to punish him.
   10 But if he murdered he was punished unto death; and if he robbed he was also punished; and if he stole he was also punished; and if he committed adultery he was also punished; yea, for all this wickedness they were punished.
   11 For there was a law that men should be judged according to their crimes. Nevertheless, there was no law against a man's belief; therefore, a man was punished only for the crimes which he had done; therefore all men were on equal grounds.
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 6:33
   33 Say unto this people: Choose ye this day, to serve the Lord God who made you.

1. Book and Audio available on Hoopla, or most book stores:
The Return of the Gods - Audiobook | Unravel the Enigma of Ancient Deities, by Jonathan Cahn AudioBooksCollection | Apr 20, 2023 | Time 6:38:09 min.) at
YT Segment: The Mystery Of The Transformer | Jonathan Cahn Special | The Return of The Gods (Jonathan Cahn Official | Feb 16, 2023 | Time 5:30 min.) at
2. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 93:53
   53 And, verily I say unto you, that it is my will that you should hasten to translate my scriptures, and to obtain a knowledge of history, and of countries, and of kingdoms, of laws of God and man, and all this for the salvation of Zion. Amen
3. ▪ Fertility Cults of Canaan -
▪ “The Hebrew Bible was quite fierce in its denunciations of Molech, not simply because of the sin of idolatry but also because of the custom of the worshipers of Molech of sacrificing children to the god by fire. The Hebrew prophet Jeremiah describes with horror the ancient rites, telling us that God says, “They built high places to Baal in the Valley of Beth-hinnom and immolated their sons and daughters to Molech bringing sin upon Judah; this I never commanded them, nor did it enter my mind that they should practice such abominations. (Jeremiah 32:35)” -
▪ “The chief evil arose from the fact that the Ba'als were more than mere religious fantasies. They were made the symbols of the reproductive powers of nature, and thus their worship ministered to sexual indulgences, which it at the same time legalized and encouraged. Further, there was placed side by side with the Ba'al a corresponding female symbol, the Ashtoreth (Babyl. "Ashtar") and the relation between the two deities was set forth as the example and the motive of unbridled sensuality.”
▪ “One of the main prophetic objections to Baal-worship was its association with ritual sex. That Babylonian religion involved ritual sacred harlotry is clear in the original sources, where it was associated with the goddess Ishtar. It is not unlikely that the Canaanite worship of Astarte (the consort of Baal and equivalent deity to Ishtar) also involved enactments of the "sacred marriage." Israelites allegedly also participated in such rituals, as is indicated by the prophets' denunciation of these practices. ... // Another issue is that of child sacrifice. The prophet Jeremiah indicates that infant sacrifice was offered to Baal as well as to other gods (Jer. 19:5). However, it seems to be more prevalent with other deities such as Moloch.”
▪ “Baal worship was rooted in sensuality and involved ritualistic prostitution in the temples. At times, appeasing Baal required human sacrifice, usually the firstborn of the one making the sacrifice (Jeremiah 19:5). The priests of Baal appealed to their god in rites of wild abandon which included loud, ecstatic cries and self-inflicted injury (1 Kings 18:28).”
▪ “Baal worship also included, at times, child sacrifice, which we see some Israelite kings engaging with later on. ...”
▪ “Archaeologists have recovered hundreds of mythological, epic, and ritual texts written in an alphabetic cuneiform script from this coastal site since its rediscovery in 1929. The Baal revealed in these texts is an aggressive and powerful warrior who vies for kingship among the gods.”
▪ Ishtar: “A goddess of fertility, love, sex and war. In the Babylonian pantheon, she was the divine personification of the planet Venus; the Assyrian and Babylonian counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the northwest-Semitic goddess Astarte.”
▪ “[T]he cult of the baals and Ashtaroth was characterized by gross sensuality and licentiousness. The fragmentary allusions to the cult of Baal Peor (Num. xxv., Hos. ix. 10, Ps. cvi. 28 seq.) exemplify the typical species of Dionysiac orgies that prevailed.4 On the summits of hills and mountains flourished the cult of the givers of increase, and "under every green tree" was practised the licentiousness which in primitive thought was held to secure abundance of crops) see Frazer, Golden Bough, 2nd ed. vol. ii. pp. 204 sqq.). Human sacrifice (Jer. xix. 5), the burning of incense (Jer. vii. 9), violent and ecstatic exercises, ceremonial acts of bowing and kissing, the preparing of sacred mystic cakes, appear among the offences denounced by the Israelite prophets, and show that the cult of Baal (and Astarte) included the characteristic features of heathen worship which recur in various parts of the Semitic world, although attached to other names.”
4. As for the recent 2023 reversal of Roe v. Wade (federal abortion law of 1973), we will someday know the true story and motives behind that reversal; and though it has undoubtedly saved some lives,  abortions still continue, including full-term and after-birth termination (murder). 
5. SOD: self-obsessed diva / divo. Genuine dysphorics just want to live their lives without demanding that the world affirm, applaud, and pay bending homage to their choice. They wish to attend social, sports, or other functions in their chosen persona without fanfare and without the narcissistic need to have the entire event and all actors, athletes, and audience roll out the lavender carpet in spectacular welcome, which, by the way, violates every one of their trumpeted mantras: diversity, equity, inclusion. Where is the diversity and equity in excluding everyone who is not SOD in the special recognition and affirmation of their lifestyle? Where is the DEI in their vociferous demands for special privilege and exemption from criticism or challenge or hurt feelings?
See also:
6. Old Testament | 1 Kings 11:37 - 38
   37 And I will take thee [Jeroboam], and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel [10 tribes].
   38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
Old Testament | 1 Kings 12:25 - 31
   25 ¶ Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.
   26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
   27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
   28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
   29 And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan.
   30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
   31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
Old Testament | 1 Kings 15:32 - 34
   32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
   33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.
   34 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.
Old Testament | 1 Kings 16:1 - 2
   1 THEN the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,
   2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;
Old Testament | 1 Kings 16:25 - 28
   25 ¶ But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all that were before him.
   26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
   27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
   28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.
Old Testament | 1 Kings 22:51 - 53
   51 ¶ Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel.
   52 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:
   53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the LORD God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.
7. ▪ (A Hypocritical Nation)
8. Despite diverging opinions, the Federal founders were committed to the separation of Church and State, but not the separation of moral values and state. There was to be no religious coercion of the individual, but integrity in government was expected. This post (, and this book (Godawa, Brian. Wall of Separation: The Phrase that Divided America, Warrior Poet Publishing. Kindle Edition) document the Biblical values and principles that guided the founders, but their overarching commitment to liberty of conscience was the same as subsequently expressed by the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1842 when he wrote: “11 We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may”  (Pearl of Great Price | Articles of Faith 1:11). The individual would be left free to choose values and principles according to conscience, while the state was to govern itself within the limits of constitutional powers and civil jurisdiction by honest and wise men and women according to justice and equity.