I read the news today, oh boy…


by Ken Pullen

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Scripture included is in Italics and is from either the English Standard Version or the King James Version and where such Scripture can be found in God’s word is listed at the end, in the order of appearance.

ACP — A Crooked Path


I read the news today, oh boy…

and though I read a lot of news this particular heading made the grade

the news was very sad, no reason to laugh at all

as the headline read,

Washington Weekend Shootings Highlight rising Gun Violence in Capital…


And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.


6-year-olds killed, whole stadiums filled with people locked down

for all the bang, bang, bang

of evil rising, human nature rebellion within rising, violence rising in the lost souls, lost minds.

Were I of another mind, the worldly kind, I would have to laugh or ignore as most now do

because as in almost every so-called news story, event, something somewhere happening

covered by the likes of The Wall Street Journal in this instance

but be it on


that can’t see a truthful thing if it fell from the sky and hit them in the eye

of CBS

or any of the misguided sorry misinformed lot!

They can’t speak the truth for fear of riling their master

(I’m not talking about whoever is CEO as you should know)

It’s all about, only about, always about our rebellion, our fallen state

the sin within always oozing out and all about

it’s the natural state we’re in

no matter where

no matter who

in a pitched battle, rebellion against the Holy Creator


it’s sin

it’s all this sin within…

no new news today, eh?

Hey, professed believer!


Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world?

And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 

Do you not know that we are to judge angels?

How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! 

So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? 

I say this to your shame.

Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? 

To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong?

Why not rather be defrauded? 

But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers!

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?

Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 

And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.


Any of them here, there, across the pond all around the flat dull hum of Babel in every land,

this Babylon continued never ended though not noted, not believed

distracting consuming humming noise the babble in every Babel-land

to blot out, drone out, hideout from…

the Truth, The Way to Life, in Light…

and out of the darkness.

The truth — seeing, knowing what’s really going on

the how’s why’s who’s what’s and root of it all

is always, always, always sorely missed.

It isn’t rising gun violence dear ones

it’s rising HUMAN NATURE violence person against person

serving the Evil One

rather than the Son

violence, noise always rising

increasingly more frequent

for far lesser reasons

just a look can result in firing off 13 rounds.

It’s all at the root of everything my friends, this growing rebellion, the sin within

all around

that’s the sound that awful grating grinding sound all around

the sin

the sin within

oozing out…

It isn’t the guns. It’s the cold lifeless hearts that somehow still pump blood

into the lifeless eyes

of the walking dead

no respect for anything, anything, ANYTHING at all.

We have from top-down, in between, middlemen, salesmen, local men women too, ain’t leavin’ ya’ all out!

blathering on as to the CAUSE (never really the one they may say, I’m telling you truly),

the MOTIVE is still unknown is their constant refrain

perpetual loads of dung shoved in so many ears,

hour after hour

day after day

year after year

year in year out to now being given over to…

reprobate minds due to the love of sin, the love of lies, the disobedience, the disbelief

rather than the place, the heart, soul, spirit, and mind ought to be.

All, well almost all, now convinced, hypnotized, lobotomized

groupthink mantra of the world indoctrinating gleefully the lies, perversions,

corruptions leading to death

getting their prescriptions filled

addicts all

to sin

to deceptions



the master they serve sees it’s so…

turning to Dr. News (or so it’s called but a lot of things are mislabeled are they not?)

Dr. False Teaching I-Can’t-Won’t-Preach-The-Bible Pastor Today

Dr. Neighbor (only with the best intentions and every bit of gossip, rumor, and misinformation under the sun)

Dr. Social Media — Oh boy, we ain’t got time or room enough for THAT ONE dear one…

Dr. Death…

Whoa! No one wants to go there do they yet each does…

the constant noise, banality, lies taking, leading so many not merely astray

but over the precipice

into the abyss.

None of this a laughing matter

nothing to laugh about when an individual, a people are so callous, so arrogant, so frivolous

so belligerent, so corrupted and perverted they take eternal life and mock it, spit on it, deny it

HATE the thought of it, yet embrace an eternity in hell!

Joking it’s where all their friends will be!


when one of their drug-addled rock idols dies in a pool of their own vomit they proclaim he or she

is playing in a band in heaven!

But don’t tell them they’re messed up, wrong, liars, going to die, are sinners destined for an eternity

in the fiery depths of hell.

I read the news today, oh boy…

because I also read the Bible today, oh my…

and the news it tells


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


to those in the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ

through repentance, the confessing of sin

is where the first steps to eternal life begin

the new birth

new man

new woman

renewed of mind and spirit

transformed not of anyone’s doing or power

but by the calling of the One True God

Creator, Who can become Father

to those hearing His voice and desiring above all things on this earth to be His child

abiding in His word

abiding in the Lord

I read the good news today, oh boy,

about a man who once came to earth, fully man, fully God

to live, teach, be murdered as the Sacrifice for my sin

your sin

the sin of everyone

the cross is where the sin can fall like the blood from His open wounds upon the tree

where new life can occur in death

in the Lord’s resurrection

in the faith thereof, obedience to, living as and for

from a certain day and time


to an eternity those of the world won’t ever see or know

I read the news today, oh boy,

as the news for most is so very sad, eternally sad

yet it need not be for you, as it is not for me


to the free gift of grace from God

and my belief, my faith, my daily life heretofore…

I read the news today, oh boy

My hope and prayer is you dear one read the Good News this day, this night

before you retire

and no more wasted moments, breaths, heartbeats in the darkness with certain eternal death in store

that you come to hear the Lord, know the Lord, turn to the Lord

and you are of the world, serving Satan and this world…no more!

The walking dead, those dead eyes, the cold heart can have hope

and enter into the Light, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

All things are possible with and by God.

Do you believe?

Will you do more than believe and now learn to live, finally, honestly, truthfully, sincerely

for the Lord, with the Lord, by the word of the Lord?

I read the news today, oh boy…

and Lord willing I look forward to reading the news of some other soul once in darkness that has heard

the Lord and come out from that darkness, the Babel of the world into the Light and Life and Truth and

Way that is Jesus Christ, the Lord…

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


Scripture used in order of appearance;

Mark 13:20 — King James Version

1 Corinthians 6:2-11 — English Standard Version

John 14:6 — English Standard Version

Philippians 4:7 — King James Version


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