We Shall Be Changed

By Bill Oldham

“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory’” 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

          There’s not a person living who hasn’t and doesn’t experience on a daily basis the weakness of a corruptible body; and not one has escaped the sorrow that the death of these mortal bodies brings. First it’s our loved ones and then our time comes; everybody dies because everybody lives in a mortal body. But housed within that mortal body is your immortal soul which will never die.

          The sacrifice of Christ on the cross took away our sins, our guilt and our condemnation. Jesus stood in our place for the wrath of God against sin. But Christ’s blood was also the price of our redemption. Everything was perfect in the beginning, but when our father Adam sinned, the human race was sold into the slavery of sin and death. And it has been so ever since.

          God’s righteousness demanded payment for sin; God Himself, in the person of His Son, stepped up and paid for the sin of the world with His own body and blood on the cross. The blood of Christ is perfect and powerful: it has the power to cleanse a sinner from all his sins and present him faultless before a holy God. It is also the redemption price for sinners. 

          When Adam sinned, man was separated from fellowship with God, and the human body became mortal and corruptible. The blood of Christ was the price necessary to reconcile man back into fellowship with God; natural man is dead in trespasses and sin. Because He gave Himself to the cross according to the will of the Father, God raised Jesus up as Lord, giving Him all authority over everything in heaven and on earth.

          This was all done so that as many as the Lord God would call, might, by calling on the name of the Lord, be saved. Being saved means that the Spirit of God brings a man dead in trespasses and sin back to life, giving him a new heart and nature; he is born again and becomes a new creature in Christ. The blood of Christ was also the price necessary to redeem man’s body.

          God made man in His own image and likeness. When Adam sinned, the image was marred and man became a broken vessel. But God, in great love and mercy, from the very beginning, purposed in His heart, that one day, man would be the perfect reflection of God’s image. God, in raising His Son from the dead, made Jesus Christ the first-born of a new race of people.

          This new race, of which Christ is the head, are sons and daughters of God, washed from their sins and made holy by the blood of Christ. God works in them according to His good will and purpose for them, which is to form them into the image of Christ, Who is the perfect image of God.

          Presently, the children of God are being transformed inwardly but are still housed in a mortal, corruptible body. One day soon, that will all change. God has a day planned for His Son to return and gather His people to Himself. On that day, the children of God’s transformation will be complete as they meet Christ face to face, clothed them with an immortal, incorruptible body. A trumpet call from heaven will announce the moment. 

“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” 1 John 3:2

Brother Bill is a Bible teacher and can be contacted at bboldham@sbcglobal.net

In Response to “The Rape of the American Mind” by Robin Linaz


“In other words, [for] these people, the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible.” Biblical warnings about what unbridled pride and sin do to every human being, male or female, are on full display. The world is bewildered but we know what a reprobate mind looks and acts like.

I am still gobsmacked by Biden’s address last night, in full blood-red lighting, declaring war on more than half the country. He isn’t suffering from dementia, he is suffering from the complete surrender of his mind and soul to his lifelong depravity. Our very own Manasseh. Reprobate minds are not based on race, socioeconomic class, education, gender, or nation…they are identified solely by their hatred and rejection of God.

The author of this article is right, we are foolish to believe there is any humanity or compassion, or a scintilla of morality remaining in those who continue to support what is underway. We are watching the “Nazification” of our world, not just our nation. 

Surely the Rapture must be at hand. We are speeding down a proverbial hill at record pace, and for the Church alone, we fly off the track into an eternity with Jesus. For the rest on the train, the end is a very painful and eternal death.



When I glanced at the name of the Frontpage piece, I was first inclined to move on. It was just too provocative – too exaggerated. But upon reading the article, I realized that this was not exaggeration – not at all.

It was right on the money.

As a conservative Christian, I have felt violated when engaging in conversation with a radical Leftist, of which I have many in my family.

Making it perfectly clear to me that my viewpoints were unacceptable and ignorant, there came a point when I was shut down and no longer permitted to get a word in edgewise, because my words did not match the narrative of the Left.

It’s a power play and can indeed be likened to a verbal rape of one’s mind.

From frontpagemag.com

The Left will never let truth interfere with their lust to have their way with America.

Last week my better half and I, Tess, went to a Southern California thrift store to hunt for treasures that others had all but trashed.  Tess found a couple of delicate plates that a young clerk was about to wrap with an old yellowed-out newspaper that she had just torn at the fold.

“Wait a sec,” I said before the nonchalant clerk took another rip.  “That’s a pretty old newspaper.  Mind if I take it off your hands?”

“Sure,” she shrugged, quickly handing it to me then reaching for more paper to wrap the plates.

The dingy, old broadsheet turned out to be the torn top portion of the Los Angeles Times, July 21, 1969, published one day after Neil Armstrong became the first man on Earth to step foot on the moon.  

An estimated 650 million people around the world, including 93 percent of Americans, watched as Armstrong descended the ladder of spacecraft “Eagle” to plant his left boot onto the powdery lunar surface.  

Like many newspapers, the LA Times’ “Extra” edition packed it’s A-Section with headlines aimed at capturing every possible angle of the history-making.  

The story “Millions Over World Cheer Moon Landing” began: “Crowds screamed joyously in Trafalgar Square, people danced in Chile, a Russian yelled, ‘Hooray.’  Almost everyone on earth was somehow touched by man’s arrival on the moon.”

In the same decade that JFK, RFK, and MLK were assassinated; when America was bogged down in Vietnam; and one month before the grisly Manson murders – three men landing on the moon shouted to the world that, above it all, the American spirit still soared.

Not today.  

Between that Apollo 11 moon-landing and the launching of NASA’s Artemis I mission on Monday, something has gone horribly wrong.  The country that’s brought more good to the world than any single nation in history, is losing its mind.  

The orchestrated mayhem we’ve witnessed over the past two years, made possible by the deeply psychotic responses to the guilt over George Floyd’s death, and the fear of COVID-19, caused something very sacred to snap.  

Never before have so many institutions – government, business, media and education – conspired, all at once, to use twisted narratives and coercion to force free Americans into orgies of unwanted political intercourse that deliberately violate our deepest spiritual and patriotic convictions. 

The hypnotic rage against Judeo-Christian values, so-called white “patriarchy,” and everything Trump is not politics as usual.  It’s a kind of political rape.  “If you don’t like what we’re doing, too bad.  You’re going to lay there and take it, or else.”  

To delude millions into believing that the assault never happened, the perps butcher language, gaslight, and fictionalize reality.  

The border is closed. Pedophiles are “minor attracted persons.” Record inflation is “zero inflation.”  Men have babies.  Jan. 6 was an armed insurrection.  Afghanistan was an “extraordinary success.”  So, nothing to see here.  If you disagree, you’re an “Ultra MAGA extremist,” one of the greatest threats to democracy in American history.  

Pushing systematic propaganda to change the perception of reality is mental rape. 

Mental rape, as Joost Meerloo wrote in The Rape of The Mind (1956), is more precisely called “brainwashing,” “thought control,” or “menticide” (mental homicide) – methods used to systematically violate a person’s mental integrity.

The same methods interrogators use to “decondition” prisoners of war – fear, intimidation, relentless propaganda and indoctrination, dramatic persuasion, and humiliation – are the same one’s tyrants have used for decades to control whole populations. 

“A man will often try to hold out beyond the limits of his endurance because he continues to believe that his tormentors have some basic morality,” Meerloo wrote about American prisoners in the Korean War, “that they will finally realize the enormity of their crimes and will leave him alone.  This is a delusion.”

In the same way, believing that the current crop of Democrats, leftists and progressives “have some basic morality” and, at some point, will “realize the enormity of their crimes” is also a delusion. The people wrecking things will never let facts and evidence interfere with their lust to have their way with America.  

And if ex-KGB defector Yuri Benmenov is correct about the decades-long brainwashing process of ideological subversion in America – demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and normalization – it’s already too late for generations of Americans whose “soft heads” were pumped with Marxist ideas as students in the ‘60s, without being challenged. 

“Most of the people who graduated in the sixties – dropouts or half-baked intellectuals – are now occupying positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media and educational system,” said Benmenov.  “You are stuck with them.  You cannot get rid of them.  They are contaminated.  They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern.  You cannot change their minds.  Even if you expose them to authentic information … you still cannot change the basic perception and logical behavior.  In other words, [for] these people, the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible.”

He said that in 1984.

Flipping through the half-torn pages of that yellowed-out newspaper, it didn’t take long to find stories about the rebellious ‘60s generation clamoring for revolution.  At the same time America was shooting for the moon, the Black Panthers were making demands to “decentralize the police.”

Ideological seeds sown in that generation, little by little, created the snap we saw in 2020.  But what they foolishly ignore is that while institutions, buildings and statues can be destroyed, the character of this nation – built over centuries on the laws of nature and nature’s God – is not so easily destroyed.

While many are either in denial about America’s despoiling or waiting for their tormentors to “realize the enormity of their crimes’ ‘ and, at last, leave them alone, at least half the country sees the crime for what it is, and their blood is boiling.  

It is that blood-boiling, not NASA’s Artemis I moon mission, that will be this century’s loudest shout to the world that the American spirit is still very much alive.  Nothing on earth will convince these people that men have babies, milk is racist, the moon is made of cheese, or that gravity is optional.  

Here on Earth, gravity is immutably real.  So is divine law, which governs man’s gravitational pull toward freedom.  Tyrants who try to stifle or control it by force or delusion – whether Democrat, fascist, socialist, communist, or global technocrat – will always be short-lived.

So, it’s only a matter of time when freedom-loving Americans, too, will snap. The political and mental rapists who refuse to quit imposing themselves on the people without their consent, is making it inevitable.    

That’s not a threat.  It’s just gravity.