Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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A New Wall

          Angry?  You bet I’m angry!  Our parents and grandparents worked hard all their lives because they wanted us to have a better life than they did.  Now our out of control government is in the process of thwarting their efforts. 

          Just as the myth of the wall of separation between church and state never
existed in the way it is being interpreted today, another wall is in the process
of  being erected.  The new wall is the separation of the people and the state. 
Mister Obama, Tear down that wall!  You work for the people; the people don’t work for you. 

          OK, lets get this out of the way right now – Do I think that President Obama is the antichrist?  No, I don’t think he is smart enough.  The petulant child that is our president could never lead the world.  I think that his handlers are expert at making it look like he is in charge much the same way that Chicago politics has worked for many years.  President Obama, in my opinion, is nothing more than a figure head (a puppet, a front, a shill) walking in lock step with his handlers.  The scurrilous group behind him is bent on the over through of the United States. They are not using force of arms (yet) but rather working clandestinely to keep their intentions under the radar.  I think that President Obama may be the precursor that leads the way for the antichrist much the same way as John The Baptist led the way for Jesus.  I do think, however, that he is surrounded by the spirit of antichrist.  He said to judge who he is by the people with whom he surrounds himself and therein I rest my case.  This spirit of antichrist is, in my opinion, trying to destroy our country because it was founded as a Christian nation.  There is no doubt about this fact of our founding.  There is a plethora of evidence that it was and no evidence that it wasn’t.  If what I am saying offends you, you need to study to show yourself approved.

          The world is now in the phase of biting the hand that feeds it.  What in the world is going on?  We are setting up a system where with Cap and Trade, even our farmers are going to be taxed out of existence.  So much for the breadbasket of the world.  Our farmers in California have had the water to their fields shut off to save a fish no one cares about.  This is in one of the most productive farm areas of our country.  I recently heard an energy executive say that he is in favor of the cap and trade bill because if it doesn’t pass, the EPA will probably take up the call and things could be even worse.
          The battleground is set.  It’s time to take up arms with the sword of the spirit and vote. Either the election of November 2010 is going to be the turning point, or the end of our great country.  I just pray that there will be people that I can vote for in good conscience.  People that will restore the country rather than ruin it for all time.  We need to stop this stuff like healthcare reform that is nothing more than a government power grab. Things like Cap and Trade, which is nothing more than a taxation power grab based on really bad science. 

          It’s time for each of us to stand up for America and stop waiting for someone else to do it for us.  This republic is in trouble from without and within and needs the help of every American.  I count about seventy five percent of our population as real Americans.  The other twenty-five   percent are either Socialists, Marxists, One worlders or just too lazy or ignorant to care what is happening. 

          If we want to live like a sheep the government will gladly tell us where we can live, how large your fenced in area is, what you can eat, when you can eat, and when the  lights get turned out.  Progressives think they know better how the rest of us should live our lives.  Anyone that doesn’t  believe what they do, are looked upon as misguided children.  That is called “The conceit of the self anointed.”1 They are more than willing to help you even if you don’t see the error of your ways.    Food, water, money, energy and health care control your life, like it or not.  Do you want to control your own life or have the government do it for you?   Giving the government control over these things will give it control over your life.

          Modern progressives are the founders of Eugenics, abortion on demand, several forms of segregation, removal of God from our institutions, destruction of the sanctity of marriage, loss of parental rights, destruction of our economy, limiters of the development of our natural resources and energy, and limitations on our God given liberties, among other things.  Now the administration has decided to attack free speech.  In an unprecedented move, the white house had declared war on Fox News, apparently in an attempt to control their content.  I have lived long enough, seen enough, and studied enough to know that Fox News is not a right wing organization.  Fox News is the closest thing we have available to a centrist news outlet.  The bulk of the news outlets have moved so far left that Fox News looks right wing by comparison.  I, except for the Internet, can’t find a right wing news outlet.  President Kennedy would be considered right wing by today’s standards.  Reporters, in times gone by, at least tried to hide their bias when working.  Today in many cases their bias is often the story they report.  In days gone by, reporters took pride in reporting the facts, not promoting an agenda.  If a network were to develop that was as far right as most are left leaning, they would be excoriated.  It really is comical to watch the left leaning media attack Fox News without presenting any examples to back their charges, and then to watch Fox obliterate their credibility with the facts.  Even the White House charges them with innuendo and falsehood, only to be confronted by the facts on Fox.  If you are watching any network news outlet other than Fox you are not getting a clear picture of what is happening to our country.  If I remember the figure correctly, seventy percent of the people in network news lean to the left.  What’s even worse is that about eighty percent of those involved with higher education are the s

          What is wrong with the average American?  Do we all have our eyes closed?  Are we all so self-absorbed in our every day lives that we would let our freedoms slip away without noticing?  Over the years many of our God given freedoms have been eroded bit

by bit.  Most people haven’t noticed the subtle changes over time.  What better time than now to go back and read our founding documents?  These documents state what our government cannot do as well as what it should do.  The President is right that redistribution of wealth is not addressed in these documents.  Redistribution of wealth would then have been, and today is, unconstitutional.  Most of all we need to know what the limitations of the government are when it concerns our rights.  If our Constitution is really a “living document” then I want to hear it breathe and see it move.  Our Constitution is in reality an absolute.  There are those that refuse to believe this fact because of their propensity toward their own agendas.  Don’t fall for their twisted thinking.  They are not working for your betterment.  If you can quote chapter and verse from our founding documents you can win every challenge to your rights.  If you are ignorant of what is in them you are subject to anyone’s whim and fancy.  When it comes down to it, “Why would you want to be politically correct when you can be right?”

          Why does the Bible tell us to respect our elders?  Perhaps it is because we elders have been around longer, done more and seen more than those who at present are age handicapped; or in today’s vernacular, been there - done that.  Why can our children learn from our mistakes?  I try to teach my children what the country was founded on and what really matters in their lives.  They were blessed to be born into a country with a Christian foundation and a family with the same foundations. I know all about the young and the restless.  I was a rebellious youngster myself.  As the Bible says though, over the years I came back to the foundations I was exposed to and have become more steadfast in those ideals.  The Christian principals that are the foundation of our nation don’t make us all Christians, however, I believe that we are obligated to recognize that these principals are the reason our country has prospered.

          Apparently, that which we feared most has come upon us.  The hippy movement of the sixties has either been taken over or merged with the progressive movement.  That tiny movement (percentage wise) of the sixties that infuriated most of us so much seems to have taken over while most of us were busy living our lives.  These people think with their emotions instead of their minds.  In their hearts they think they can save you from yourself.  Several things have emerged that verify this is true. 

1. Banning of trans fats and the proposed extra taxes on sugar based sodas and fruit drinks.  Did anyone believe that fast food outlets were health food stores?

2. A twenty-dollar increase on the cost of a carton of cigarettes.  How many years did our government subsidize the tobacco industry?

3. Government mandates on the size and mileage of cars.  Will one of the smart cars hold your family?  Who wins in a crash, smart car or pickup truck? 

4. Talk of carbon credits for families that will limit themselves to one child.  How many of you wouldn’t be here today?  Think about it, were you the first born?

5.  Bogus global warming scare to increase the cost of energy.  Only fools still believe that man causes global warming.  The overwhelming evidence proves that carbon dioxide has little or no effect on global temperatures and in fact it is essential to life.  Global climate change is the new mantra since for the past ten years the planet has been cooling.  If you would like to be personally responsible for bringing about the one world government as described in the Bible, be in favor of “Cap and Trade” as well as “Global Climate Change” legislation and treaties. 

6. Limitations on water usage for trumped up reasons.  The elixir of life is needed to grow crops, breed and raise live stock as well as taking care of our everyday needs. 

          I have attempted here to raise the call to action.  If you care at all about the quality of life for yourselves and your children at least heed the call to study and find out what is going on.  At a minimum find out what the country was founded on and why.  If you don’t know what your rights are, you won’t know when you loose them.


1 John Stossel

2 John Hagee

Monday, October 5, 2009

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God Commands Us To Love One Another

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might, and these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes” (Deut. 6: 5-8) “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart…”(Lev. 19:17) “ Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge…but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self: I am the Lord.” (Lev. 19: 18) Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive our trespassors.” (Mat. 6:12) “..He that is without sin, let him cast the first stone..”) (John 8:7)

In today’s anti- religious, anti-Christ atmosphere, it is not politically correct to follow the teachings of Jesus, much less to be diligent in teaching His way to our children. So why does it amaze us when we see our families falling apart at the seams? Yet these are all instructions from the Lord as to how we are to live out our lives in love towards our fellow man in order to have real peace and harmony. If we claim to truly be followers of Christ, we must realize that loving one another, which must include forgiveness, is not an option or choice. It is a command. Yet forgiveness is not something that comes naturally to us. True forgiveness is only possible when we let the grace of God radiate from our hearts towards others as His grace has been poured out towards us. Grace is not something that one can work for or earn, nor is it something that any of us deserves. Grace is something that is freely given whether it is deserved or not.

Jesus took our sins upon Himself on the cross. Among the last of His words were “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Did we ever do anything to earn or deserve His sacrifice or forgiveness of our sins? No, He gave His life freely that we might have forgiveness, and have eternal life through faith in Him. In the natural, when a person perceives that another person has hurt him, the natural response is to desire to return hurt back upon the offender. Yet that is not what God did for us, nor is it what He has taught us to do. In fact, His instructions to us are to love one another as He has loved us. Are any of us without sin? All of us have caused hurt to someone else at one time or another. Yet when it is done to us, somehow we think that the offender must grovel at our feet and pay for the hurt they caused. By harboring such unforgiveness in our hearts, we let a root of bitterness grow within us that will taint our relationship with the offender for as long as we hold onto the idea that somehow justice must be served, and they must pay for the harm they caused us.. That same root of bitterness, after it is planted in our hearts, will continue to grow and spread its tentacles until it spreads like a wildfire into other areas of our life. By choosing to walk in unforgiveness, we add fertilizer to that root of bitterness based upon our perception that we have a right to do so. Many friendships and family relationships have been destroyed because of that self-righteous spirit in our own lives. We may say with our mouths that we have forgiven a person for their intentional or unintentional acts that caused such deep wounds; however, by our on attitude and continual “casting of stones” at the offender, we show ourselves to be a liar, deceiving ourselves, but not others. (“..out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.” Mat. 12:34)

How different God’s ways are from ours. Jesus demands another way, a way that sets aside our desire or our need to get even; a way that breaks the cycle of unforgiveness, however unfair it may seem. Seeing Jesus offer forgiveness, time and time again, got the disciples’ attention; so Peter came up to Jesus one day and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone when they sin against me?

Up to seven times?” To our ears, that sounds pretty reasonable, even overly generous, doesn’t it?

Yet Jesus responds, “Not seven times, but I tell you, seventy-seven times. Or seven times seventy, 490 times,” some translations read. This is a hard teaching and even harder in the natural to follow. Yet walls of unforgiveness will crumble and fall when we realize the true meaning of the full grace of God that has so undeservedly been poured out towards us. Not only has He forgiven us for our sins (things that we have done time and time again that hurt, or offend, Him), but also in addition, He has washed them away from His remembrance as if they had never happened.
God is love. In the natural, it is impossible for mankind to remove the hurt from our remembrance. However, love covers a multitude of sins. As we yield ourselves to the Lord, He will let that same kind of godly love reign within our hearts towards our fellow man. It is this kind of love that will set our spirits free from bondage to an unforgiving spirit and bitterness. We are then able to walk in love, and peace and harmony will once again reign in our hearts, restoring right relationships with God and our fellow man.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts: and see if there
be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm, 139: 23, 24)

Ginger Rahn