Wednesday, March 18, 2009
There are many ways to communicate with one another with today’s technology. The internet has popular websites such as myspace and face book that allows us to communicate with each other; however, blogging has began to grow and has become popular through the world of communication.
Blogging has been a wonderful experience for me. For my English class, for the past ten weeks, I have been keeping an blog. The comments from fellow bloggers have been positive, and it’s been wonderful reading other insightful blogs. My experience with blogging has shown me, blogs can be used for many things. Blogs can be used to communicate your feelings, get news from all around the world, or blogs can be used as online journals to express your life experiences.
Since anyone can write blogs, blogging contains a vast variety of users, and a vast variety of topics. Whether you’re a Christian looking for a blog on Jesus, or if your just looking to check the news, there’s a blog for you. Sports blogs allows you to bash sports teams, or just get news on your favorite sports team. An example of a sports blog is Sox & Dawgs. Since there is a range of blog writers, there’s a range of blog readers. To help keep readers interested you have to keep your blog updated.
Blogs can be used to communicate important and non important messages. Me personally I use my blog to communicate the message we are living in the End Times. There are people who don’t believe we are living in the End times, and there are some people who don’t even believe in God. With my blog I’m trying to show them we are living in the End Times, and show them how important it is to have Jesus in our lives. A blog I have been following entitled “End Times” also communicates the message we are living in the end times, but the author of the blog focuses on other topics also. The comments feature allows people who you know, and don’t know to ask questions about the message or just post a comment about the message.
Blogging helps to better your writing. I considered myself an pretty okay writer, but with the various blogging assignments, and help from classmates and my professor, I was able to improve my writing. One assignment for the blog was to guest blog for another blogger; this assignment helped me to be more open-minded about what I write about and become a more well rounded writer.
Blogging has many positives, but blogging also has its negatives too. When doing research or searching for the news, it isn’t known if the information being provided is always true or not. Also some blogs have opinionated posts, and since anyone can post a comment, this can lead to someone leaving an negative comment, which can lead to an argument.
When I first entered my English class I didn’t expect to be blogging, but the experience has been wonderful for me. Blogging has helped me to communicate my message to others. Reading others blogs has been interesting, and has allowed me to get a better understanding of what they go through from week to week. My overall experience with blogging has been positive. With all the possibilities of blogging, it’s no wonder blogging is becoming a popular way to communicate on the internet.
That’s all for now, thanks for reading.
Shattered Paradigm, “End Times”, http://theendtimesblog.blogspot.com/, Mar.18.2009.
Ian, “Sox & Dawgs”, http://soxanddawgs.com/, Mar.18.2009.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Last week I had a guest blogger post stuff on my blog that I have had for 10 weeks, in return I was the guest blogger on someone else's blog. The question how does this experience make me feel was asked.
The question “does it feel as though your personal space was invaded” was also asked. While I have been writing the posts for the blog, I don't feel as though my personal space was invaded when someone else wrote this one post.
Writing another bloggers post allows you to step into the shoes of that blogger, and type as if you were them. You also get to step outside of your self, and step outside of your normal typing style. I, and a few others have more difficult topics to blog about, so I was amazed on how good the blog was that the guest blogger did.
Overall, the guest blogging experience was fun and different experience. We get to know each other better, and get a different view of personalities and writing styles.
Friday, March 6, 2009
The Seven Bowl Judgments are what God will release before the battle of Armageddon’s set up and Jesus returns back to us for the second time. These last set of judgments are called the 7 Bowl Judgments.
This will be God's last and final attempt to try and get some of these toughened sinners to apologize and turn to Him for eternal salvation. Again, as with some of the last set of judgments, there are verses that once again state they will still refuse to repent and turn to God.
These judgments that God will be throwing at them will be so supernatural, that these people will know, without any doubt, that it really is God doing all of this, but some of these verses will tell you that these people are still insulting God and still refusing to ask for forgiveness. When it is all said and done, we will all realize that God did everything He possibly could to try and get these people saved and pulled in.
These judgments are severe and extreme. God is now releasing His anger and His wrath with full force on this world that has now become extremely wicked and evil.
Here are lists of events that will happen in each bowl.
First Bowl: In this first judgment, God releases a very foul and disgusting sore or boil to come upon all the people who have the mark of the Beast. Notice that this plague is not released on any of His saints that are still living at this time.
Second Bowl: In this next bowl judgment, God causes the entire sea to turn to blood and every living creature in the sea is killed as a result. I believe the word sea is referring to all of our oceans.
Third Bowl: God now comes after all the rivers and springs and also turns them into blood. Also notice that an angel then makes the statement that the reason God is doing this is to pay back with revenge those who have killed His prophets and saints. He says that God is now giving them blood to drink since these people spilled the blood of His saints and that this is now their just due.
Forth Bowl: In this next judgment, in an effort to really turn up the heat so to speak, God literally does exactly that. He allows the heat of the sun to scorch men with great heat.
Fifth Bowl: God goes directly after the Antichrist along with his kingdom. God causes total darkness to fall upon his kingdom. This verse also tells us that the people are still being plagued by the boils and sores from the first bowl judgment, and that they are in extreme pain because of all of this. Once again, even after this judgment falls, these people are still refusing to be sorry and turn to the Lord.
Sixth Bowl: two things will happen. The Euphrates River is allowed to dry up so as to prepare the way for the kings of the east to come for the last and final battle on planet earth - the battle of Armageddon. The kings of the east are China and several other Asian nations.
The second thing that occurs is that three demons, which proceed out of the mouths of the Devil, the Antichrist and False Prophet, are allowed by God to go out to all of the kings of the earth to bring them to the battle of Armageddon.
Seventh Bowl: This next judgment is the last and final judgment. Early on in this verse the words, “It is done”, are shouted out. And God saves what may be his biggest shot yet for this last judgment. In this judgment, the greatest and most severe earthquake that has ever hit our planet will strike. And then to top it all off, great hailstones weighing about 135 pounds apiece will be launched at this earth.
This earthquake is so massive, that every island flees away and the mountains are no longer found. It says that cities of the nations fell, but it doesn't specifically tell us which cities these are going to be. Be sufficient to say that this earthquake is going to literally wipe out entire cities.