Part of our condition in suppressing the truth about God is that we become darkened. You don’t just hold it down because you see and don’t like it, but because you don’t even see it anymore. This is why so many will say, “I don’t suppress the truth of God; I don’t think there is any truth of God to suppress.” Paul would say, “The only explanation for such a stance in this world that God has made is a darkened heart — blindness to divine reality.”
A former inmate at lower Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center who spent several months in the prison’s notorious 9 South special housing unit for high-profile prisoners told the New York Post that it would have been ‘impossible’ for millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to have killed himself.
“There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility,” said the former inmate, adding “Between the floor and the ceiling is like eight or nine feet. There’s no way for you to connect to anything.“
“You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough. He was 200 pounds — it would never happen.”
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The anonymous inmate says that when a prisoner is on suicide watch, they are placed in a straight jacket so that “a person cannot be injurious to themselves.”
That said, Epstein was reportedly taken off suicide watch despite having been found nearly unconscious on the floor of his prison cell three weeks ago with injuries to his neck. Moreover, Reuters has reported that two jail guards which were required to check on all prisoners every 30 minutes (every 15 minutes for suicide watch) failed to follow protocol the night Epstein died.
That said, according to the former inmate, “They don’t give you enough in there that could successfully create an instrument of death. You want to write a letter, they give you rubber pens and maybe once a week a piece of paper,” and that there’s nothing hard or metal provided.
The former inmate also described the miserable conditions one might expect in prison;
It’s like you’re an animal and you’ve been brought into a kennel. A guy like Jeffrey, it’s like, “Important”
I told my parents not to come there. God wasn’t in the building.
I’ve had some heavy incidents in the building. What happened is permanent.
Some of the guards are on a major power trip. They know guys there are suffering. They know something the rest of the world hasn’t seen, that a place like this exists in this country, and they get off on it.
If the guards see that the guy is breaking, they’re going to help you break. –New York Post
“But it’s my firm belief that Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide. It just didn’t happen,” the inmate concluded.
Epstein’s autopsy is expected Sunday afternoon.
Why do we do this? The key is given in the words, “in unrighteousness.” Verse 18: “who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” Why did Paul not say in verse 18, “who suppress the truth in ungodliness”? The answer is that the truth being held down is godliness. That’s what we have been talking about: godliness. Glorifying God and thanking God — this is godliness. It would not mean much to say, “who suppress godliness in ungodliness.”
But in the context of Scripture, it means a lot to say, “who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” Unrighteousness is life orientation that goes with ungodliness — with rejecting the truth of God’s glory is central to your life. So how does this work? There are several places where we see how it works. Let’s take one from Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians and one from the teachings of Jesus. Source
Jesus chastised religious leaders in the first century for not knowing the time of His arrival. Will we make the same mistake today? Christ stated how His second coming would be preceded by global events signifying the end of our age. We may not know the day or the hour, but we can know the season!
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28.)
Education is useless without the bible (Daniel Webster)
“Courage is as “fear that has said its prayers.”
John Wesley who said that what we tolerate in our generation, will be embraced by the next. Wesley is 100% correct! We are living in sick times.
Usually, the Lord doth no great thing for or against his people, without giving warning of it before it comes.
They perverted justice among themselves (v. 7): “You turn judgment to wormwood, that is, you make your administrations of justice bitter and nauseous, and highly displeasing both to God and man.’’ That fruit has become a weed, a weed in the garden; as nothing is more venerable, nothing more valuable, than justice duly administered, so nothing is more hurtful, nothing more abominable, than designedly doing wrong under color and pretense of doing right. Corruptio optimi est pessima —The best, when corrupted, becomes the worst.
It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated.
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