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John Shrader 17: Boring Poems and I know it was you, Fredo

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Carol

An Ode to The Dalles

 

Dear, kind, The Dalles

Where Johnny lived for a year

Too bad he never learned to like beer

But shed all kinds of tears

While listening to Satanic music

That was coming out of his ears.

And selling cars to queers

And all the rest of you dears

Plus selling all kind of fears

While trying to fix his gears

While praying to god who, apparently, doesn't even hear

And getting lots of jeers 

From his fellow salespeople

He spent his time in leers

Well, he wasn't no meer

Nor was he even near,

heaven

He had no peers, luckily(I mean, who would want to be one??)

His jealously to rear

It's ugly head

Cause he thinks he's a seer

 

Oh Poor, The Dalles, I feel for you

When his caravan did veer

It'll take you years

To Recover.

 

Good luck.

 

 

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Aine
On 2/10/2019 at 10:09 PM, DarkAnts said:

My only child is my dog Sr. Winston McFlufkins. He is the reason I get out of bed somedays. He is also the reason I go for walks daily. 

I feel this so much. My dog wandered into my life by compete chance 3 days before I planned to kill myself. She saved my life in so many ways but her ability to get me out of the house every single day- especially because she came to me in my first week of a 6 week period of school and work- is way up there on the list :) 

I'm so glad you and Winston have one another ❤️ 

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On 2/9/2019 at 9:26 PM, thoughtful said:

I have such an urge to say "Burma Shave" after reading one of John's poems.

Actually the Burma Shave poems were much better than John's.

We may need to keep this in mind for the next Rapturversary. 

On 2/11/2019 at 9:05 AM, Palimpsest said:

When is Esther due to be pregnant again?

Based on her average spacing of 18 months, I'd expect her to be 3-4 months pregnant right now and would be pregnant in July. Her longest spacing is 21 months, so she'd be conceiving about now and due in October.

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Palimpsest

Johnny doesn't check his sources but is always happy to denounce witchcraft, in Africa and back at home in "mainstream America."

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Many talk about the witchcraft in Africa...

It's now mainstream America, and according to other recent articles, the number of open "witches" are growing, and Satanic statues of Satan "blessing" children are successfully being erected in notable places.

It's no time to be playing games, especially if that game's providing a platform to promote witchcraft!

Let us wholly give ourselves to: 1) Seeking God's Face (Ps. 27:8); 2) Seeking "First the Kingdom of God (Matt. 6:33); and 3) Seeking along with Christ those who are lost and need to be (Found), biblical salvation (Luke 19:10).

Time grows ever shorter for us all, both individually on our own lives, and prophetically.

Give your mind, heart and life for what matters...

eternally.

Selah

Bro. John Shrader

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-brady-witchcraft/

One of his humpers told him to check his sources.  Because of unreliability and "Mormon influence."

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Just a word of caution. I’d vet your source before you quote it. The Blaze has become more controversial and less credible. Strong Mormon influence as well.

But another demonstrates ungrammatical conviction:

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Wow just wow. Thankfully my family could careless about football or any major publicized sport. Even going to the store today we encountered confused souls.

And yet a third introduces us to Rev. Valerie Love. https://www.christianwitches.com/

Ooh look.  Another fun rabbit hole.  She's a kick-ass Christian witch!  :)

 

 

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I also want to praise the Lord for our oldest son Enoch. At 16, he is a far better older brother than I was at his age.

Could y'all refresh me on when a child is no longer able to stay in Zambia under a parent's visa (if I'm even understanding the visa situation correctly).  I guess what I'm asking is, will Enoch age out of the visa system in Zambia at some point and have to go back to the US?

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So where are the statues being placed and by whom?? 

:sleuth:

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Palimpsest
6 minutes ago, Howl said:

Could y'all refresh me on when a child is no longer able to stay in Zambia under a parent's visa (if I'm even understanding the visa situation correctly). 

18.  Enoch is 16.  We have discussed whether he will be sent back to the US when he turns 18. My guess is that it will be another crisis because Shrader will not have thought it through in advance.  Then John will probably try to get him some kind of student visa. 

And John will be sooooooo persecuted because Zambia will not consider his Bible Study group a legitimate educational institution and will refuse to let Enoch stay.

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I was thinking that Enoch will head to the US to go to some missionary bible college to follow in Dad's footsteps, like JRod's oldest, as well as Jaynee Lockwood's oldest son, who is married and may even be done with Bible college.  Actually, I think Jaynee's second son may also be off at Bible college. And yes, Jaynee and Daniel are still married and going strong. 

I think some of these Bible colleges can be cost free or set up for the students to work enough to pay tuition, room and board. 

Of course, any Bible college would have to meet John's insane Biblical Baptist™ purity test. 

Do y'all think that family will be too emotionally enmeshed for Enoch to break away?  The family only has each other.  The kids don't have friends, nor do the Shrader's have adult friends. Zambians are there strictly to be subjected to soul winning and not for who they are as themselves.  

Enoch and all the kids will come out of that with zero skills to function in a larger social setting because John has never modeled getting along with people. 

The kids will also have zero in common with their peers in the US, even those homeschooled in Christian families.  It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out. 

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formergothardite
28 minutes ago, Howl said:

The kids will also have zero in common with their peers in the US, even those homeschooled in Christian families.  It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out. 

I think they will end up like the Rod kids. Timothy Rod is going to a super conservative Bible college, can't make friends and claims that the other students are too worldly. 

John and Jill are a great deal alike. 

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4 minutes ago, formergothardite said:

John and Jill are a great deal alike. 

Yes, but unlike Jilly, I can't see John approving of any Bible college that is not his own now he's gone so far down his Biblical Historic Unaffiliated Baptist path. 

It will depend on how indoctrinated Enoch is when he turns 18.  I suppose Enoch might push John to be able to attend Moody (not KJV Only!) like Tim Rod, or a place like Master's Baptist College in Fargo, like Timothy Lockwood, but John would probably kick like a mule at the very thought.  They aren't Biblical Historic Unaffiliated Baptist enough at all.  

Remember, John didn't need no stinkin' Bible College himself.  He did a few unaccredited Bible classes when assistant pastoring with Daddy, and then got his online "Masters" degree from the now defunct and unaccredited by anyone Emmanuel Baptist Theological Seminary.  We discussed it on the last thread.

I hope Enoch manages to break away from John and Rick, but I can't imagine Esther's SOTDRT and John's preaching will make it easy for him to get into any college, Bible or not.  And I doubt that either John or Rick would encourage him to go to any college.

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Didn't John have a Bible "college" in Zambia at one point? One with suitably ludicrous name? He had some crappy, self-made materials and claimed he was teaching Zambians, from what I remember. He might just resurrect that for Enoch. 

That said, I think he'll try to send Enoch off as soon as he can. First, no way will John want Enoch to marry a Zambian woman - going to have to be a white American. Second, Enoch is an extra mouth to feed, and John is not going to want to feed anyone he doesn't have to. Third, he's going to want to crow about "successfully" launching a Biblical Baptist son. 

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9 minutes ago, anjulibai said:

Didn't John have a Bible "college" in Zambia at one point?

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Trying to put logo under spoiler. Sigh...
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Hopefully enoch can go stay with his keller grands, maybe in 2 years the older sons will be out and married and then e can marry a rod girl. This is all so sad for these kids.

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And Enoch will have zero marketable skills.  

2 hours ago, formergothardite said:

Timothy Rod is going to a super conservative Bible college, can't make friends and claims that the other students are too worldly. 

This is incredibly sad to me. 

At least the Lockwood kid found a lovely bride at college. 

The Lockwoods belong to and attend a regular church in their community (Redding, CA?). I think the kids have friends and they have close relationships with relatives and cousins on Jaynee's and Daniel's sides of the family, so everyone appears to be socialized.  They also seem to have fun together as a family. 

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2 hours ago, CTRLZero said:

 

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Oh, THANK YOU so much for finding that!

Yes, Truthiness Biblical Baptist Theological College existed in John's head.  When he had 5 students at Bible study.  And the Timothy House.  Another couple of enterprises that went belly up.  Whatever did happen to the Timothy House.  And the chicken coop.  Or were they the same thing ...

To John's annoyance those savvy Africans apparently want some evidence of credentials when Shrader preacher people come to call. 

So John printed up his own letterhead of his nonexistent (and not approved by Zambian authorities) "Bible college" to give Arcade, Roderick, Boyd and co. some sort of credibility.

Shrader is a scammer, and there is the proof.  Not that any of us really need proof.

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Aine

I think Enoch will be sent to Katy to become essentially an 'apprentice' to Rick at his church and so Rick can take lead in finding Enoch a "suitable white Godly helpmeet/Pastor's wife" to marry. I'd even hazard to guess that maybe Rick is hoping Enoch is less of a douchebag than his own eldest son is, and maybe he'd be a suitable heir to his church without causing the entire congregation to scatter and leave (as would happen if John became full-time pastor there).

One thing I do feel fairly confident about is that the eldest of John's children, especially Enoch and Alatheia, know how to work hard and sacrifice and can communicate with a variety of people from different backgrounds. They've really had to pick up their father's slack over the years.

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DarkAnts

Some people in Africa use Christianity and witchcraft as a way to control members from a community. They are usually banned from their village. Some so called pastures will cleansed of their “demons” for the right price. These so called witches are social stigmas. They are blamed for anything and everything that goes wrong in the community.  Many children are targeted. 

 

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John is in trouble again, and asking for prayers, but he's being vague as usual.

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Please pray for me.

It can be both encouraging and heartbreaking when God shows you a glimpse of yourself, and where you really are at, and what you really are in His Sight.

Encouraging in that God is not leaving you to yourSELF...

and yet heartbreaking to see what you really are.

 

Did someone tell him off?  Did a printer break down?  Has he fallen into temptation?  Has he alienated more converts?

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God has graciously been showing me over the past couple weeks that I struggle with the fear of man, among other things, far more than I realized.

Did he run away from people speaking in tongues again?  Did he fail to witness to someone?  

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There is so much of my flesh that still desires to be noticed and appreciated, and God has so kindly and graciously put me in a situation recently where that has tragically been revealed over and over.

Oh, he's just struggling with pride again and someone has called him out. Over and over.  

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Our Theme is Kafue in Zambia is truly my desire,

Can anyone translate?

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"More of Christ, Less of me," and yet my old man detests and resists death.

I'll say.  It is always All About John.  

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I am asking those who genuinely pray for us to lift me to the Throne of Grace, and pray that God continues to reveal the depths of my old nature that has been allowed to remain uncrucified, and that God truly teaches me what it means to "die daily," so that Galatians 2:20 will not just be my belief merely mentally or doctrinally, but practically, powerfully and consistently.

Thank you from my heart my friends.

Bro. John Shrader

 

Yeah, yeah.  Until the next time.

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Translation: John was John and finally someone of importance who he couldn't brush off as being a heathen called him out of being a pompous ass. John got his feeling hurt and his now pretending that he is trying to be more humble, but give it a day and he will be back to himself. 

I wonder what the hell happened with Brother Theo. John never really mentioned him arriving and then seemed to work hard to keep him out of pictures. 

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54 minutes ago, Palimpsest said:

"More of Christ, Less of me," and yet my old man detests and resists death.

Who is "my old man"?

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formergothardite
7 minutes ago, gustava said:

Who is "my old man"?

You are supposed to let the "old man" die or let the old version of you die as you follow Jesus to become a better person. 

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1 hour ago, gustava said:

Who is "my old man"?

What @formergothardite said, the sinful person you were before Jesus.

But that just gave me an earworm.

♫♬

Now here's a little story
To tell it is a must
About an unsung preacher
That moved away from lust
Some people make a fortune
Others work a job
That old man don't earn much
He's just a flippin' knob.

Oh, that old man's a grifter
He wears a safari hat
He wears cor blimey trousers
And he lives like a spoiled brat
He looks a proper narner
When he sings his prideful blues
He's not got a job to earn any bucks
I wouldn't be in his shoes.

 

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3 hours ago, gustava said:

Who is "my old man"?

It's a euphemism for Penis in the UK sometimes. Quite old fashioned though. 

He is noting that his flesh desires to be noticed and appreciated in one of Palimpsest's quotes.  Perhaps Esther has put a lock on their bedroom door and 'forgotten' to give Johnny boy a key?.......

Off to prayer closet now. Prosecco will be provided. 

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23 minutes ago, Gobsmacked said:

Off to prayer closet now. Prosecco will be provided. 

How big is your prayer closet? Asking for a friend. 

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3 hours ago, Howl said:

How big is your prayer closet? Asking for a friend. 

Tardis like. All very welcome. :beer::coffee::whistle:

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