Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Am I Angry?



          I have been told that there are people who can’t read my rantings because of the anger I express and that I present everything as absolutely true.  First of all, why would I present something I didn’t believe was true?  This rant is to let you know that my heart and mind are open to anything that is true.  From what I can determine, the Bible is absolutely true and has never been disproved.  The founding documents and writings of our founding fathers state that what they were doing was what they intended.  "I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution."  This is the true foundation of our nation; however, as with the Bible, you have to go back to the founding papers to determine what the writer intended instead of what someone tells you they intended.  The best example I can give of this fact is the fictitious separation of church and state.  It appears in a letter by Thomas Jefferson to a Baptist congregation, assuring them that the government was not allowed to mess with their church.  What is really in the religion part of the first amendment?  It states that the government has no right to control religion, not that the Church shouldn’t be involved in government.  Most of the founders considered Christianity to be a vital part of our government and several of them stated that being a Christian should be a prerequisite to holding government office.  The majority of the problems in the world today could be solved by Christian leadership[1].  Yes, I know that is a strong and controversial statement, but I believe it to be true.

 

          Jesus is an absolutist and so am I.  There is nothing wrong in believing in absolutes as long as you are sure that the absolute you believe in is absolutely true.  Yes there are such things as absolutes and facts that cannot be disputed.  There absolutely is such a thing as right and wrong.  Misinterpretation would have you believe that killing is always wrong.  It depends on the circumstances.  Murder on the other hand is always wrong.  There is a difference between killing and murder.  The Bible for instance says that ‘thou shall not kill’; however, the original language used (which was given by God) said ‘thou shall not murder’.  Now which do you suppose is the absolute, killing or murder?  Killing can be the only recourse in war and protecting ones self and family.   The first commandment states “I am the Lord thy God!  You should have no other god’s but Me!” Jesus said; “I am the truth the way and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Me.”  This definitely exposes the fallacy of the statement that there are many paths the heaven. 

 

          There is a lot of distortion, misrepresentation, political correctness, misdirected information and revisionist history as well as blatant lying being heaped on us from all directions.  As far as I can tell this is all coming from those who want God out of our lives and to bring about fundamental changes to our country.  The door swings both directions.  We welcome those immigrants who come to us legally and wish to become Americans, and we welcome those to leave (as our ancestors did) who think that the grass is greener elsewhere. 

 

          Our government has provided more liberty and more freedoms than any other in the history of the world.  Our rights which are provided by Providence (God) are in jeopardy at present by those who would like to ruin what we have in order to consolidate their power and wealth.  I know you have heard that money is the root of all evil.  This phrase is supposed to have come from the Bible.  The truth is that the Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil.  As Glenn Beck and others have said, in order to accomplish these goals they must discredit both God and our founders.  Just look at the record of Marxism (Socialism, Communism, Progressivism or whatever you want to label it), and you will find the history of death and destruction it has caused.  ”Government is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”[2]  Our Marxist friends are trying to accomplish the task of changing our government from servant to master.  The United States and its Capitalist system may not be perfect, but it is undoubtedly superior to anything else devised by the mind of man.  One of the biggest lies being told is that we are a democracy.  We are a republic, not a democracy.  I won’t go into the details of the differences here.  Suffice it to say that democracy is no better than mob rule. "Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."[3] 

 

          I guess it could be said that I show anger in my rants.  I would rather refer to this condition as righteous indignation.  When I see that there are those who are out to steal, kill and destroy, it is a call to action and these rants are that action.  I am not saying that we are at the point where we need to use force of arms.  “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government,”[4]  The vote is by far the best method of retaliation against those who would destroy the country.  “If we don’t use our freedoms to fight for our freedoms we will loose our freedoms.”[5]



[1] Born again Christians – not CRINO (Christian religion in name only)
[2] George Washington
[3] John Adams 1814
[4] Thomas Jefferson
[5] John Hagee
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Friday, May 14, 2010

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Satan

          Many people have been taught that Satan is red, has horns, a tail and carries a pitchfork.   Wrong!  The Satan of this world is good looking and appealing.  He dresses like you do, with jeans, Dockers and a Che Guevara tee shirt.  Sometimes he wears an Armani suit and Florsheims.  Suffice it to say that he will meet you where he thinks you are most vulnerable.  You, I am sure, have heard the phrase ‘silver tongued devil’.  Who do you think invented crooked politicians? 

          Apparently there are many people who don’t believe that Satin exists.  There are even many Christians that don’t either believe in Satan or simply don’t understand his place in this world.  It seems better for some folks to simply bury their head in the sand rather than admit that there are things they have no control over.  There is One who does have control; however, you have to know Him.  The who, and the why, will be explained. 

          According to the History book, Lucifer was not satisfied to be just one of the top angels[1].  There was an ensuing power struggle between Lucifer and God.  As you might have guessed, God won and Lucifer and those who chose his side were expelled from heaven.  Today’s demons are the angels that chose the wrong side.  Since Satan is now dealing with sour grapes and only has a limited time to have his place of authority on earth, he has to move quickly to do whatever he can to try to upset God’s plans.  Satan’s job, as he sees it, is to keep you from knowing the Lord’s plan of salvation through Jesus the Christ.  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”[2]   He is out to steal, kill and destroy.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”[3] You and your children’s souls are what he is after.  Be sober and vigilant because Satan goes around like a roaring lion looking for anyone he can devour[4].  You must see that you can no longer live as the world does, in the vanity of their own minds.[5]  “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts”[6].  “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”[7]  “We cannot live in sin here below and then expect to live in heaven above.”[8]

          “Satan's power is over all the nations of the earth. That could be very frightening when we realize he can influence men in such a way that they are not even aware that they are being influenced toward evil. His power is so extensive that he is over all the nations of the earth. Jesus calls him the ruler of this world (John 14:30). He affects people's attitudes by moving our reasoning processes toward satisfaction of the self. He gives disinformation and stirs up our spirit.
          Here is what is so perverse about this: It is not evil for one to take care of himself. What is evil is to make the satisfaction of the self more important than God or others. We are to serve God before all else (the great commandment), and the second is like it—we are on an equal par with others physically. Nowhere are we given the right or privilege by God to make ourselves greater than or more important than God or other human beings.”[9]

          There is a difference between Christianity and ‘in the name of Christ’.  I say this because of the influence that Satan has over the world and therefore over mankind.  I can’t find instructions for the inquisition anywhere in the Bible, although it was carried on in the name of Christ.  I have said for years that the trouble with Christianity is the Christians and that is because of the worldly or satanic influence the Devil has over mankind.   Some people say that the ’Church’ is filled with hypocrites, which is why they choose not to attend church.  Satan has captured a lot of souls with this lie.   There is no perfect church!  If there were a perfect church, it wouldn’t be when we arrived because you and I are not perfect.  The population of hypocrites is no larger in church than it is in the unchurched world.  We simply stand out more because we are not living what we profess.  Unfortunately we all have hypocrisy in our lives.  Churches are built by men and men are not perfect. “A denomination is nothing more than a monument to a dead saint.”[10] 

          The whole idea behind the Church is to be a place to gather, learn about the Christ, further your knowledge about Christianity, worship and fellowship with other Christians.  Judging others, discrimination, haughtiness, flaunting your personal power and or riches and gossip are all ways the devil infiltrates the Church.  Church is a place for being uplifted and sharing.  Good works are those things that are done because you have been inspired by God, not to earn salvation.  As you can imagine, Satan hates the church.  He would do anything to keep you out of it.  Where two or more are gathered in Christ’s name is church.  “Give no place to the devil.”[11]  The church should be a sanctuary from Satan so try not to bring him in with you. 

          The first amendment of the Constitution of the United States says that the government cannot interfere with the free exercise of our religion.  This is combined with the right of free speech.  Any idea why those who are influenced by Satan are fighting the first amendment? 

P.S.  Our President recently said that we are being exposed to far too much information.  If my rantings are giving you so much information that it clouds your ability to think, I apologize.  I personally believe that knowledge is power.


[1] Isaiah 14:13-14
[2] II Corinthians 4:3-4
[3] John 8:44
[4] 1 Peter 5:8
[5] Ephesians 4:17
[6] Ephesians 4:18
[7] 2 Timothy 3:16-17
[8] D. James Kennedy
[9] John W. Ritenbaugh
[10] Jean Mulholland
[11] Ephesians 4:18
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

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American?


       “A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.”[1]

"To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian. The signal Instances of providential Goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete Success, demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of Gratitude and Piety to the Supreme Author of all Good."[2]

           Arkansas recently passed a law cracking down on illegal immigration.  The emphasis here is on illegal, as in those who break the law of the land.  There has been a lot of demonstrating by illegal aliens and others against this new law.  It seems that there are many people that don’t understand we are a country of laws.  American immigration (immigration to the United States of America) refers to the movement of non-residents to the United States.   Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of foreign nationals violating U.S. immigration policies and national laws by entering or remaining in the United States without proper permission from the United States government.”[3]  That is, a government of the people, buy the people and for the people.  Those who enter this country by going through the proper and lawful procedures are more than welcome.  Glad to have them.  Those who wish to start their new lives by breaking the laws of their new country have no idea what America stands for.  “Authorities whether federal, state or municipal…are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.”  Oops, that’s the Mexican Population Law, article 67. Apparently other countries think that their boarders are more important than ours.   The new Arkansas law on the other hand is very similar to federal laws already on the books.  The problem seems to be that no one is doing anything to protect us under the existing laws.  If you can’t get protection from the existing authorities, you have to protect yourself. 

          ‘Students Kicked off Campus for wearing American flag clothing on the Mexican holiday of Sinco de mayo at Live Oak high school in Morgan Hill.  "They said we could wear it on any other day, but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”’[4] Some Mexican students said they were offended.  The celebration of Sinco de mayo is a celebration of Independence Day.  Not America’s independence, its Mexico’s independence.  In case some of you don’t know – July 4th. is the Independence Day for Americans.  Americans celebrate July 4th, not May 5th.  What’s next?  Guatemala’s Independence Day, Germany’s, Australia’s, China’s, or how about Canada?  This is the United States of America.  Join us or leave us, but don’t keep trying to divide us and destroy us.

 

           Should we be Americans or hyphenated Americans?  As far as I am concerned, hyphenated Americans are not whole hearted Americans; plus I don’t want the burden of being an English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Austrian-American.  I’m not saying that it’s not good to recognize ones heritage.  Part of my heritage is that my family has been here since the 1620’s.  They broke away from the country they left.   It’s all about a new life.  Out with the old and in with the new.  It’s about time that people coming to this country make the decision before hand as to whether they want to be Americans, or not.  Why would you want to come to America and not wish to be a whole hearted American?  If you like where you are; bloom where you are planted.   In both the past and present, many came here for a better life and the American dream.  It’s not a good idea to drag a bunch of old baggage with you when you are trying to change your life.  I personally celebrate Independence Day, Armistice Day, Veterans Day, D Day, V Day and any other day that commemorates the victory of America over any form of oppression.  Notice that two of the days I celebrate are the overcoming of two of the countries in my heritage.  "Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors."[5]   



[1] George William Curtis
[2] George Washington
[3] Wikipedia
[4] http://www.breitbart.tv/students-kicked-off-campus-for-wearing-american-flag-tees/
[5] Joseph Story
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

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A Moral Dilemma



          The problem with our Christian nation is that it’s not very Christian anymore.  You are not a Christian simply because you say that you are. Our government says that 78.5% of our population professes to be some form of Christian[1].  If you have not declared that Jesus is Lord and established a personal relationship with Him, you are not a Christian. Many of our founding fathers thought that a relationship with the Christ should be a prerequisite to holding office in this country.  Today, in order to be elected, you have to be in fear of the church and state separators.   If you also don’t believe in the devil and hell, you need to get your head around the basis of your unbelief.  The reason that the devil is one step ahead of you is because he can operate in the shadows.  “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”[2] “If you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, you don’t stand a chance against the devil.”[3] There are only two forces at work in the world.  They are the forces of good and evil.  They each acknowledge the existence of the other.  How do you expect to survive if you deny the existence of that which surrounds you?  The devil is a liar, he comes to steal, kill and destroy.  “Any good that you do will not get you into Heaven, and any bad that you do won’t keep you out of Heaven.  The only thing that will get you into Heaven is the Grace of God, and the only thing that will keep you out of Heaven is your refusal to put your faith in Jesus Christ.”[4]  “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”[5] 

          One of the problems with Christian families is that we teach our kids to believe in Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Jesus.  Then they have a hard time believing that anything we tell them is true.  It doesn’t help that our education system has taken Christianity out of the picture.  In Acts 19:15, the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"  Isn’t it about time you checked out Romans 10:9? That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  The absolute truth is that this country was founded as a Christian nation under the inspiration of Providence.  They were spiritually led men, establishing that our rights are from God and not the government. 

          Our President, in the days before the election, made a pretense of being Christian, apparently for political advantage.  His pastor said that he was a politician who would say anything to get elected.  “There is a remarkable consistency in what Barack Obama has done over the years, despite inconsistencies in what he says”.[6]   “Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.”[7]  “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”[8]

 

          I have been watching the History Channel series “America, The Story of Us”.  I was not surprised to see that they told only part of the story.  This series, combined with the American Heritage series by Wallbuilders[9] succeed in telling the whole story.  As I expected, the History channel series almost completely left out the spiritual aspects of our founding.  The series was very good at showing what happened, but left out a lot of the underlying aspects which were of course spiritual.  In the same reasoning, the progressives must get rid of the spirituality of our nation in order to establish their control. 

 

          Progressives are socialists.  The Nazi’s (National Socialist Party) were, and are Socialists.  Some progressives have been hiding under in the cloak of Liberalism. I am sick and tired of those who are conservative being called Nazi’s, since the conservative movement is espousing smaller government and more individual freedom, which is far from socialism.  The Bible does not teach socialism.  Jesus was not a socialist.  Sharing, or giving unto others voluntarily, by personal choice, is a lot different from having it taken from you and redistributed.  The eighth commandment establishes the right to ownership of private property. Giving the coat off your back is a self generated charity.  If the government takes from one and gives to another, it is in violation of all that is Holy, and wholly American. 



[1] CIA world fact book –USA religious breakdown
[2] 2 Corinthians 4:4
[3] Dr. James Merritt
[4] Dr. James Merritt
[5] Benjamin Franklin
[6] Thomas Sowell
[7] Arnold J. Toynbee
[8] 2 Chronicles 7:14
[9] http://www.wallbuilders.com/
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