Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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WHO IS IN CHARGE OF CREATING THE WORDS “Art, Twisted Yarn, and Muddy Waters”

          I’m not an artist, nor am I versed in the correct terms for different forms of art, but for purposes of painting a visual picture to express my thoughts and feelings, I hope you will allow me to metaphorically use the mediums of water and forms of art, even if my knowledge of the terms are rather limited.  As we travel down this path of thought together, don’t get concerned that it’s going to be about politics.  It’s not, but as always, whatever’s going on in the world around us will always creep into and encroach upon the process of trying to find our way in live.  The content of the life can be compared to an artist and how his art is used to fill canvas of life for individuals, groups or even that of a nation.  It is always in a constant state of change, whether it be for the better or for the worse.  As Christians, we must always be aware that there is no standing still, or neutrality, in the process of living out our lives with the Lord.  Either we will be drawing near to Him to seek Him daily, or we will be drifting away, consciously or unconsciously.  Since He is never the one to leave us, it is our own choices and actions that determine the nature and closeness of our relationship with Him.. 
          Every time I begin to write, trying to organize my thoughts is much like trying to unravel a twisted piece of yarn.  I first have to find the beginning, just what am I searching for, what element of truth am I trying to understand?  There is a process of following the length of the yarn to find out where it twists; is it tangled, is it knotted, and of course the uncertain search for the ending.  At times, the process seems so overwhelming, I feel like giving up before I’ve even begun.  There are times when I wonder if it’s even worth the effort, but then I have to ask myself, “Where would you and I be if God felt that way every time He looks at the fabric of our lives, as He sees us wobble and weave through life.  Often, because we failed to stop and ask Him for directions, He stands there looking at us with love and compassion in His eyes, shaking His head, as he sees us taking a wrong turn, or nearly drop off the edge of an unseen cliff just as we round an unfamiliar bend through the fog of life.  What utter patience He has with us.  Though we often fail, He’s always there to help us untie that knot in our lives, created by our own doing, because we simply didn’t take the time to consult with Him first.  He said He would direct our paths, and yet we jump out ahead of Him, acting so self willed, and getting too big for our britches.  Sometimes it might work out okay.  Other times, we land right in the middle of a mud puddle, which covers us with slime and sticky goop, because we didn’t ask directions, or listen to His instructions, obey and follow His lead.
          The particularly troubling mud puddle that presently seeks to spread it’s slime over everything is something called political correctness.  President Obama has been proclaiming that the most serious danger to the security of America, and the world at large, is climate change.  Well, in this I will partially agree with him, with just a bit of a different perspective.  There is danger in “climate change”, but it is not due to man’s carbon footprint.  Far more disturbing and dangerous is the “climate change” being created by the insidious existence of political correctness.  It has become one of Satan’s favorite tools to cause chaos.  Political Correctness is spreading the contagious germ of spiritual deception throughout the world, and even into the church.  Personally, I perceive it to be more destructive than any kind of chemical warfare, germ warfare, or any pandemic epidemic.  The latter can only kill the body, but the former can corrupt and kill the eternal soul.
          In this case, the drug of choice, or weapon being used to infect and corrupt everything it touches, is language.  Language can be an especially lethal weapon, inflicting decay into the mind and heart of man.  It can corrupt and destroy like a parasite that feeds off of its host, eventually taking it over entirely, destroying it from within.  For some time now, a book filled with PC words has been under construction for the specific purpose of indoctrinating, corrupting, and brainwashing the minds and hearts of mankind. This deceiving and craftly created vocabulary is always changing, evolving, and being added to.  It seeks to set up new criteria and standards to be used to reshape and control mankind: to captivate, imprison, and corrupt any human being who will drink it in deeply, and swallow it hook, line, and sinker.  This new book has been created for the purpose of replacing The Book, the Bible, that was once so cherished in the hearts and minds of so many, but now, more often, may be found sitting on a shelf, collecting dust from lack of attention and use.  The words from this once cherished book used to be widely read, written on the tablets of man’s heart, and adhered to as the manual of life instructions, authored by the Master Himself, through the power of the Holy Spirit, as He led men of old to write His thoughts for man to know and follow Him.  It’s a gift to all who would seek Him, believe in Him and receive His Holy Spirit through spiritual rebirth and faith in Christ, the only Savior. 
          Unfortunately, many choose to doubt the word of God, believing that God and His word are old, outdated, and no longer needed.  They have turned their hearts away from God, preferring new things, created in the image of Man, not in the image of God.  Many have chosen to believe the idea of building a great new world, a man-made utopia, made through the wisdom of man, by his own hands. They prefer a world without God, where mankind can finally indulge himself in fulfilling all of his own pleasures and desires, without having to be bothered with that pesky idea of sin, or a need for a Savior.  He prefers to think he can make up his own standards and be his own god.
          This new book of course also has an author, Lucifer, who is not new at all.  The silly thing is that this new age man thinks he’s so wise, he sees himself as the author of the book, and the captain of his own future.  He shouts to himself, “Free at last, free at last, thank Me, thank Me, I’m free at last!”  Unfortuately, thinking themselves to be free because they have trusted in their own wisdom instead of God’s, they have, in reality, made the vice of sin and death clamp ever tighter around them selves.  Through their own intellectual pride, they have enslaved themselves to the Doctrine of Political Correctness.  Yes, that’s the name of the new book.  Well, in reality it’s not really a new book, for Satan can not create anything.  He can only distort and pervert that which God has created   Men choose to forget God and make the vice tighter by creating laws to enforce their new agenda.  Not wanting to be responsible to God, they seek to over ride the freedom and true tolerance that they were once given under the old book, the Bible.  They have exchanged the freedom they once had for the tyranny of this new ideology.  Under it, and the new restrictive laws, they are no longer given the freedom to choose, but now must adhere to the demands of the new way, or be marked forever with the letter H, for Hater.  What was the crime committed that has made you guilty of being a HATER?  You have dared to disagree with the new doctrine of Political Correctness.   
          This new doctrine is not just captivating those outside the body of Christ.  Because the people of The Bible have become more and more biblically illiterate and far less diligent in the defending of their faith, they are neither cold nor hot in their Love of the Lord.  They have even begun to welcome in and incorporate much of the New Doctrine, letting it corrupt their faith in the truth of the Lord.  Many have chosen to become leopard spot Christians, picking and choosing which “spots” of the Bible they will or will not choose to agree with or believe,  They have forgotten that either all of the word of God is true, or none of it is true; in effect, they are saying that God lies.  They have even published new translations of the Bible and taken out references to Jesus as the Son of God, and so much more.  They have forgotten what it means to “have no other gods before me”.  No longer revering Him as the One True God, He is reduced to the status of one among many.  No longer is Jesus the only Saviour of mankind.  His death on the cross to pay our sin debt in full was needless, and He was never resurrected from the dead.  All gods are equal they say, and provide many paths to God, right? Not!  Not if you believe the words of Jesus that He alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one can come to the Father except through Him.   Is it not surprising how those of us, who profess to believe in Christ, can so quickly and easily be led astray from our first love, the One that we claim to love with all our heart, mind, and strength?  Our Churches have become “Brotherhood of Man Clubs,” more interested in fighting for social justice causes, and exalting ourselves through our “good works,”  instead of exalting Jesus Christ for His greater work on the Cross and resurrection from the dead, that through Him, we might be saved by grace.
          The consequences of the dark powers set free by political correctness, intended or unintended, are deadly.  It’s used as a handy tool to destroy the unity of brothers and sisters in Christ and to block the renewal and redemption of souls through the truth of the word by the grace of God.  Unfortunately, freedom of speech and the preaching of the word of God, even from the pulpit, are threatened.  To be politically correct, there are parts of the Bible that may no longer be preached without threat of consequences.  For fear of offending some one, or appearing to be different from, and not agreeing with the world, and Christian beliefs are deemed unacceptable and cause for ridicule.  Many have turned from preaching the uncompromised word; they just leave parts out that might make someone “feel uncomfortable”.  If we must not cause anyone to feel uncomfortable, what does that do to the fact that one of the responsibilities of the church is to confront the sin in our lives that we might sorrow unto repentance and turn back to the Lord?  Oops, there are now several cracks made in the very foundations of the entire church that will cause a lethal blow and produce spiritual death.  No wonder so many of our churches have been reduced to “Feel Good Clubs.”  There is less and less will to fight against the enemy, much less have the ability to recognize him and his deception.  Why, some churches have become so blind as to deny the existence of Satan or Hell.  If that were true, why would Jesus wasted time teaching about it?
          You may ask, “Who is in charge of creating this new vocabulary, the definitions for these words, making it an instrument to convey the “more acceptable and enlightened” way of thinking.  From where is this new agenda coming? Who is in charge of changing the mind of the people so that all may be prepared to accept these new, improved, and more enlightened standards, values, ethics as valid?  Oh no, it’s not the word of God, nor is it the people who make up the body of Christ.  No, we live in a post Christian society now, where Christ and His word are no longer acceptable in the public arena.  One can even be fired today for praying at work and using the words “in the name of Jesus Christ.  Oh, it’s acceptable to teach sixth graders the five pillars of Islam, how to dress like Muslims, and even say Muslim prayers, but prayers in the name of Jesus?  Of course not, that’s taboo and deemed politically incorrect and offensive speech.  Remember, Jesus is exclusive, not inclusive,  To  be PC, even as Christians we have to be willing to become inclusive, accept all gods as valid and equal.  Gee, wouldn’t that mean that Jesus is a liar?  Do you see the dilemma that this new book or ideology causes to the very Godhood of Jesus Christ?
          Again I ask, “Who is in charge of creating this new language and determining what speech is or is not politically correct?  It’s the secular humanistic dogma, of course.  They shout loudly, “Don’t shove your Jesus down my throat,” but they are allowed to shove their religion of secular humanism down ours.  Oh yes, believe me, it is their religion, which also includes climate change as a part of their doctrine, which they swear is settled science.  Do you and I have the freedom to disagree with the idea that it is settled science?  Well, for the present the answer is yes, if we are ready to be ridiculed for our viewpoint.  But that may not last for long. They are already trying to devise some way of criminalizing the actions of anyone that wishes to disagree with them.  Don’t take my word for it, Google it; you’ll find that threat of action spoken by Loretta Lynch, our present Attorney General.
          Our secular humanistic society wants to make man, not God, the center of all life.  Don’t get me wrong.  I am not accusing them of being bad people, just spiritually blinded.  Remember, this is a spiritual battle; Satan and his followers are behind all of this.  The people actually think they are doing a good thing; “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes.” (Prv. 21: 2)  The force of political correctness is being used: to define and redefine words and ideas in a distorted, perverted and deceiving manner; for the explicit purpose of demonizing, marginalizing, and manipulating anyone and anything that refuses to conform to its mold; to ridicule and break the will of anyone who refuses to accept the definitions of the language and ideology;  and to bring everyone into compliance with the biases of the secular world view, not a biblical world view, as we used to have in America. 
          The specific agenda for this tyranny through newly defined and created vocabulary is meant to create a society where people are no longer allowed to be individuals who have the freedom to be God fed, and Word and Holy Spirit led. Oh, it’s okay for one to believe in any god, just not the biblical God- the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  In order for man to be able to create his man-centered utopia, according to the politically correct agenda, the first thing that needs to be destroyed and eliminated is the freedom of individuals who desire to worship and respond to God, declaring a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior, to believe in one God, not many, and to believe that only God decides what is sin. .  Presently, the only religion that is allowed that freedom is Islam, whose god is Allah.  Protection of their right is politically correct.  Some would have us believe that Allah is the same as our biblical God, but that can not be for their god denies the existence of the Holy Spirit, and Jesus, the Son of God.
          Remember, Christians have become haters because we believe that Jesus is not one of many gods, for salvation is found through no other name than Jesus Christ?  If you choose to disagree, God gives you the freedom to do so.  But don’t try to argue with me about it.  I didn’t set up the plan of redemption, He did.  So it’s not the gospel according to Ginger; it’s the Gospel according the Lord God Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth, and all that is within it.  If you want to argue, you’ll have to take your complaint to the Lord and discuss it with Him.  He always has a willing ear and loves to hear from you.  After all, it is He who has loved us first.  Like it or not, gravity exists whether you believe in it or not.  God exists, and He loves and believes in you whether you believe in Him or not.  God was, is, and always will be God, no matter what!  Choosing not to believe in God doesn’t change God, but it has dire consequences for the one who chooses not to believe.  God doesn’t give up on us; it is we who may choose to give up on Him.  You might want to ask yourself, “Do you really want to suffer the consequences of choosing to go your own way without His grace and protection from sin and eternal damnation?”  Won’t you at least check it out in His word?  You must be born again of the spirit; He is the only Savior.
          Presently, Christians are being slaughtered, not just a few, but so many that even our Secretary of State, John Kerry, was finally forced to admit that it is genocide. Even so, we Christians are the ones being accused of being the haters and intolerant bigots, simply because we choose to believe that God says what He means, and means what He says in His word, the Bible.  And, to top it all off, we are being martyred because we choose to try to tell others about the good news of Jesus Christ, praying for others to believe in Him as their personal Lord and Savior before it’s too late. Yeah, we’re haters all right. 
          Boy, those Christians are such simple minded pesky beings, always disrupting the politically correct world.  Imperfect as we are, we still want to tell others about the perfect Savior that bled and died to take away the sins of anyone who will believe in Him, and receive Him as Savior and Lord.  Because we refuse to believe that there are many paths to God, we are a thorn in the flesh of the secular humanists.  We are a nuisance and a hindrance to their agenda of creating a man centered utopia, created in man’s own image, through man’s  own superior wisdom, and having no need of such foolish things as God, forgiveness, Jesus’ sacrifice or His resurrection.  Indeed, through man’s far greater superior knowledge, intellect and reasoning abilities, man has deemed himself to be his own god, by the power of his own works.  
          This upgraded and enlightened politically correct atmosphere is one that is determined to make all conform to the collective will of the group, for the greater good of all.  Christians are told that they must be willing to put our antiquated beliefs aside and leave them behind.  Don’t believe it?  Google Hillary Clinton and hear her own words, not taken out of context.  In order to be accepted in this new one world society, all must be indoctrinated like robots to think in a predetermined secular manner, accepting the new definitions and ideas as if they are set in stone as the law of the land, set by the will of man, not the will God.  This creates a society in which there is no longer the freedom to agree to disagree, but rather a society in which one group, the secular humanists, are working hard to strengthen its tyrannically reign over others who would disagree with their agenda, ideas, vocabulary and definitions. 
          The secular world is diligently working to silence every voice and thought that is not acceptable to the collective group.  Don’t believe it?  Look at our wonderful college campuses.  If one voice of protest is heard in opposition to a conservative or Christian invited to speak, voila, the speaker is shut down, shouted down, or just plain uninvited to speak.  Hey, America, where are your voices of protest against this?  Where are the voices of both pastors and congregations that used to rise up and take a stand for Christ and the freedom to speak out the good news of the Gospel anywhere and everywhere?
          This PC atmosphere is in complete opposition to the fact that our freedoms are supposedly granted to the people, not by the government, but by God. Sure, the Lord our God has given us His truth, which He reveals unto anyone who seeks Him.  If you seek the Lord, you shall find Him. He will come into the heart of anyone who opens the door of his heart and invites Him to come in.  He will send His Holy Spirit to be with you and live within you.  Though He wants all to receive Him, He gives each individual the freedom to choose to accept or reject His truth.  He never forces Himself upon anyone.  Our response to Him is by our own choice, either to follow Him, or go our own way without Him.  He always gives us a choice; the consequences are made clear from the very beginning – Heaven or Hell, the choice is ours to make.
          Just where and how does art fit into the content of this theme?  Consider abstract or impressionistic art, such as that done by Picasso.  Through his artistic medium of painting, he might draw the human body in such a manner that it appears entirely disconnected, distorted, perverted, twisted, and completely misrepresented, resulting in the creation of something that now looks like some crazy puzzle, no longer looking anything like a human body.  And believe it or not, people will rave about it and exalt it as good and excellent.  Okay, I think that is called artistic license.  Picasso once said that “every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.”  (Boy!  Am I glad God didn’t say that!)  Picasso took reality, destroyed it, and then recreated (or perverted) it into something entirely different from the original.  Similarly, this is how language is being used as an instrument to tear down the fabric of our Judea/Christian culture.  A culture without God and His standards enables man to ignore God, deny the existence of sin, any need for forgiveness, repentance or Jesus, our Savior. 
          This is where life imitates the art of abstract painting.  Life is like a canvass ready to be painted.  Every painting is a journey that is a unique process.  God has a plan for painting the life journey for each individual.  However, it can be changed, altered, detoured, and even destroyed by our choice not to let Him direct how that canvas is going to be painted, or if we choose to eliminate the hand of the Master in our lives altogether.  In this new politically correct society, many have decided to take charge of creating their own picture of life upon the canvas.  Others, while they are a fewer in numbers,  are still choosing be a follower of Christ, hand the paint brush to Him, and trust that He knows best how to plan and direct the painting of their canvass of life, as they humble themselves and cooperate with Him, trusting in Him to be with them and show them the way. 
          Do you choose to ignore Him, take the brush and paint pallet into your own grasp, choosing to conform to politically correct thought and the ways of the world?  You can choose to do so, but don’t forget about those dire consequences.  Life colors can be confusing and deceiving at times.  They could look one way in your own mind’s eye, but become completely different, even devastatingly grotesque in reality. Remember, only God really knows how to unravel completely the twisted yarn of life, and what colors to use on the canvass that will be truly vibrant and lasting.  However, let’s assume that you have chosen to be your own master and go the politically correct path of life.  Seeking the approval of the world, you select what seems to be the newest and best brush.   You carefully view the pallet with its myriad of colors of paint.  Without any regard for the Master’s wisdom, knowledge, and more capable, protecting and loving hands, you begin to paint your own canvas.  Ah yes, you have plenty of confidence and an abundance of self esteem.  You dip the brush into what appears to be the richest and most beautiful of all colors, never realizing that you have been deceived, for things are not always as they appear to be. In reality, not having the mind of Christ and His Holy Spirit to lead and direct you, you have chosen to use dry colors, which only have a short and temporary luster, but crack, fade quickly, creating wide and disjointed chasms that become gross and disconnected features upon your canvass of life.  Oh yes, they may bloom for a moment in time, even look rich and successful, but it was only temporary.  They swiftly withered and died, leaving your canvass of life to exist in a deep dark corner, eternally neglected and alone, separated from the love of God.  Seeking rewards in this temporary life only, having been blinded by pride, willfully giving up the wisdom, truth, and glory of God.  You chose to paint your life in the colors of this world, not caring how you looked in God’s eyes, but seeking to spend your life, concerned only with what is acceptable in the eyes of man.  Being deceived, you followed the PC book of life, became a good little politically correct soldier, never disagreeing with the agenda of code and buzz words, so everyone could feel “safe,”  never having to be confronted with any offensive words that might upset their tender little ears.  Oh no, no offensive words in this snug PC world. They must be fed only words that make them feel good about themselves.  No words of correction, instruction, reproof or words of rebuke were even whispered here, for their only concern in life is to be able to do and hear what is pleasing unto them selves.  Unless, by the grace of God, a miracle happened before it was too late, by their own choice, they painted an abstract picture on their own canvass, one that was filled with lies, deception, and a shallow and temporary life, and a life canvass that turned out disjointed, disconnected, and, like one of Picasso’s paintings, as if it had been created by a crazy mind..  Sadly, many of the politically correct never turned back to God.  Instead, they filled their lives with self and gave up the eternal riches that God had so wanted to give freely unto them.
          In this fallen world, being Politically Correct is only one of Satan’s tools used for purposes of drawing many away from the Lord.  However, it is a powerful weapon. Trusting in God does not mean that your own canvass is going to always look perfect.  Sometimes life comes in like a flood, and for the time being, your canvass may seem to be faded, tossed about, and as if all the colors were running together.  Because we live in a broken and corrupt world, the evil one and the world itself, will try to paint you in an unfavorable light, and trap you in a pit of quicksand from which there is no escape. We may even fail to resist that evil one, and the paints of destruction, ridicule, and mocking may be used to present you to the PC world as a nonconformist, politically incorrect, hateful, and worse.  Still, seek the Lord and His strength that you may not bow down and conform to the gods of political correctness that would tempt you to stray from God and His protection.  It’s better to have the favor of God than it is to have the favor of man.  The politically correct world seeks to reverse that principle, turning society upside down, enabling good to be called bad.
          In this tyranny of politically correct language, filled with entrapping code or buzz words, with meanings that are constantly changing, the intent is to purposely cause chaos and confusion.  Thus, talking out of both sides of the mouth at the same time, no true standards can ever be determined.  Anyone who resists conforming to them is automatically labeled a hater, bigot, and intolerant.  Let us consider some of these words of this new language that seek to imprison the individual, while creating the most intolerant of all societies in which the politically correct group is tolerant of anything and every thing, except those who do not agree with them.  The corrupt artist, belonging to the powers and principalities of this world will attempt to use that gross and broad brush, and with it he begins to paint all white people indiscriminately with the wretched colors known as white guilt, white privilege, slave owner, oppressor, of homophobic, xenophobic, gender phobic, and, let us not forget that vilest color of all paints known as racist.  In the eyes of the PC world, you are painted with colors that designate you as:  unacceptable, nonconformist, politically incorrect, and hateful because you refuse to bow down and conform to their gods of political correctness.  
          This same perverted abstract artist, with that same gross broad brush, now turns to others who follow Christ, and who happen to be people of color. to paint them just as indiscriminately.  This time he selects tones of paint known as Uncle Tom, Oreo Cookie, perpetual victim, unsuccessful, irresponsible, weaklings, lack of intelligence, and, of course, inferior.  These colors must be used for them for, of course, they can’t possibly be strong and intelligent individuals who can work hard and fulfill their own dreams and goals in life like any other individual, no matter what color their skin is, can they? 
          One color that is always included and used profusely in the politically correct world is divisiveness. But when people of all colors are united in Christ, resist the devil, and refuse to be manipulated by this deceiving agenda, they see themselves as members of one race, the human race, children of God, who can not be separated from God or each other.  They do their best to stay close to the Lord, root and grounded in the Word, that they may not be deceived.
          In order to keep close to the Lord, one must always seek the Lord to make sure that His special paints of true and vibrant colors are used to avoid distortions on your life canvass. Give the Lord a free hand especially in using these that you may more and more begin to be shaped into His image. These are colors such as: character, freedom, humility, forgiveness, obedience, righteousness, holiness, patience and the most glorious and important one of all, known as, God and His love.  I’m sure that I must have left out others, but I think, had they only been used properly, the last two would have covered a lot of errors and made up for the colors that may have been left out or overlooked.  Even so, when you resist the devil, repent and turn from wicked ways, you can depend upon the Lord to pick you up, plant your feet upon the right path, and revive and renew all the colors on your canvass to their rightful hue.  Remember, your canvass is not truly completed till He has called you home and completed the last stroke to perfect you in the presence of your Lord and Savior

          Okay, I’m sure you may be wondering where does the “muddy water” (found in the title) tie into all of this?  Well, here it is.  When I was a little girl, we lived in a small town, a mostly rural area, called Columbia, Kentucky.  It was a beautiful place with rolling hills, cow pastures, and grasshoppers that jumped up as I sang “Zippity Do Dah…” and walked through the tall grasses (tall to me, as I was only four years old).  There weren’t any pools or nice clear, clean bodies of water nearby in which we could go swimming.  Instead, there was a muddy creek, which cows crossed as they were taken from one pasture to another.  The water was far from being nice and clear, for it had a mushy muddy bottom that squished up between your toes.  Since the cows went through the creek, you can just imagine, and rightly so, not all that squishy stuff was mud and nothing but mud.  This is the muddy water that we swam in from time to time, leaving me with an acute aversion to the feeling of squishy muddy bottoms, never mind whether the water was cloudy or clear.  I have that same kind of aversion to the muck and mire of political correctness.  With God’s help, I will not accept, agree with, or condone the definitions of these previously mentioned words, which were represented by the sinister and ugly hues.  Nor will I seek to recognize them as having any value, truth, or validity. I will not apply them, or let them define, manipulate, intimidate, or cause me to be conformed by such terminology.  They may be acceptable as truth to some, even though they are words that are constantly being changed and modified, to fit the cultural “climate change” environment created by those who deem political correctness as a thing to be cherished and valued.  Woe unto those who would seek not to be encumbered with this tyranny, but prefer the freedom to apply the truth of God, and not man, in their lives. 
          For me, such words are worthless and only keep the human race wrapped up in unforgiveness and an eternally bankrupt view of life.  For the most part, such an agenda is used for the purpose of replacing the truth of God with the foolishness of mankind, believing that everything is relative, and there is no standard for right and wrong. 
          Instead, as professing brothers and sisters united in Christ, shouldn’t we strive to be loyal and obedient unto God and His word, both of which are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow?  By the grace of God, aren’t we meant to hide His word in our heart, praying that He will write His words (not the words of the world) on the tablet of our heart, that we may have our minds renewed, and having the mind of Christ, be transformed more and more each day into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit?  His word is established and true throughout all the generations.  With God’s help, shouldn’t we choose to reject the gods of political correctness, and thank God while we still have the freedom to do so?  For me the agenda of political correctness is as destructive to truth and life as quicksand and polluted muddy waters are to good health.  Let us not sink into muddy waters which can produce an environment that leads man to call good evil and evil good, producing strife, contention, deceitfulness and lies which never lead to the truth or peace of the Lord.     
          Of course, everyone has to decide for themselves what kind of “art” will be produced in their own life. The agenda, or “art”, of political correctness is as chaotic and destructive to the fabric of a society as the impressionistic and abstract form of art is to the natural God given beauty of the human body.  Political correctness is comparable to choosing to view the awful scene of carnage after the Boston marathon massacre, instead of choosing to view the beauty of Michael Angelo’s sculpture of David.  The former is a scene of destruction and chaos where nothing appears as God intended it to be; whereas, the latter is beautiful, orderly, and wonderfully made.  Most of Picasso’s work looks as if it were a puzzle that has no order and was wrongfully assembled by a drug crazed mind.  I understand that in the world of art, Picasso’s work is often exalted.  Personally, I prefer the orderliness and beauty created by God.  Similarly, political correctness is so entrenched in deceitfulness that it represents chaos, distortion, confusion, perversion, division among the body of Christ, and there is no truth in it.  A half truth is still a whole lie.  It accomplishes no good, and only muddies and pollutes the waters.  Political correctness is in opposition to the truth of the word of God.  It changes with every whim of any given culture to suit the desires of man apart from God.
          I understand that for some people, being politically correct is valued, accepted and condoned.  It happens to be your cup of tea, but it is not mine, Let us walk in true tolerance, accepting our freedom to be and think differently, but without the wrongly added demand that either of us has to agree with, or condone the other’s beliefs, behavior, or action as being right. 
Allow true tolerance to exist.  So while we may, let us peacefully “agree to disagree.” For Christians, I pray that we can agree that God’s word is true, and it does not change, NO NOT EVER, no matter how culture and societies may change.  “There are many devices in a man’s heart (his ways are always changing); nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.”(His word never changes.) (Prv. 19:21)
Encouragement: It’s better to do that which is pleasing in the sight of the Lord than to be double minded, and do that which is pleasing in the sight of mankind.  Don’t let the world define you.  Delight in the ways of the Lord, and let Him do His work within you.  I pray that we will each strive to be obey God and comply with the word of the Lord, and that we shall not try to change the word of God to suit our desires and actions.
It is written:
          “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Psalm 3: 5, 6)
          “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12: 2)      
          “For the word of the Lord is right; and all His works are done in truth.” (Psalm 33:4)
          “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.” (Psalm 100: 5)  

          “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (II Cor. 3:17)

Friday, March 25, 2016

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United Nations

          The United Nations is the result of a second attempt, by the Progressives, to set up a world authority, under the pretence of ending the chance of war. President Wilson tried to set up something similar in the 1920's but was unsuccessful. The UN has become a battle ground of the Socialists, Communists and Progressives against freedom loving people world wide. it is especially adverse to nationalism and religion.

United Nations plan to build a global religion
          "Bawa Jain, secretary-general of the Millennium Peace Summit, says he thinks all religions and spiritualists, as well as assorted witch doctors, sha-mans and medicine men, draw their wisdom from the same source. But he applauds efforts to outlaw proselytizing since it matters little whether one worships a downed World War II airplane with a cargo cult, is a snake-handling Baptist or a Roman Catholic. That view has been met with strict opposition from the Vatican and mainline Protestants, who oppose the notion that all religions are equal. As host of the U.N.'s Millennium Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, Jain told an international meeting of 1,000 delegates that religions need to accept the validity of all beliefs to attain world peace. The summit, the first of its kind to be sponsored by the United Nations, was held in New York City Aug. 28-31 just before political leaders gathered for the U.N. Millennium Assembly. The timing was perfect, says Jain, as it allowed religious leaders to update their political counterparts on how to usher in the peace of the new world order through religious universalism."[1]

U.N. panel suggests slavery reparations in U.S.
        But, which slaves are they talking about. Blacks were not the only race enslaved in the U.S. The white slaves from Ireland were the worst treated slaves in the US.[2] It would be nice for the people making these suggestions to do a little research, rather than leaning on their feelings. "WASHINGTON — The United States should consider reparations to African-American descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity, a United Nations working group said Friday. [The international slave trade was conducted mostly by Islamists, and still is today, but lets not let truth interfere with Political Correctness] The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released its preliminary recommendations after more than a week of meetings with Black Americans and others from across the country, including Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and Jackson, Miss. After finishing their fact-finding mission, the working group was “extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African-Americans,” chair Mireille Fanon Mendes-France of France said in the report. 'The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the U.S. remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth[3] and reconciliation for people of African descent.' For example, Mendes-France compared the recent deaths of unarmed Black men such as Michael Brown [who died while attacking a police officer] and Eric Garner [who died while refusing to comply with the lawful order of police officers] at the hands of police to the lynchings of Black men in the South from the post-Civil War days through the Civil Rights era. Those deaths, and others, have inspired protests around the country under the Black Lives Matter moniker [a George Soros funded group]."[4] It has been proven that the international financial raider, George Soros, is behind, and sponsoring, the Black Lives Matter and other radical anti American movements. It is obvious that Soros and his friends have been directing the Democrat party, and at least some of the Republican party in his effort to bring down the United States, for his profit. The apathy of the American people has resulted in a constant chipping away at our constitutionally guaranteed rights, buy the Progressive movement. The Progressive movement has been, for many years, doing its best to turn our country into a Socialist nation. The first and second amendments are constantly under attack. The freedom of religion, the freedom of speech and the freedom to protect yourself with weaponry are essential for the maintenance of all of our rights. We have been walking away from the blessings of God since about 1960. The Communist Manifesto best describes the plans of the Progressive movement.

          "You are about to read a list of 45 goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963. As you read this, 39 years later, you should be shocked by the events that have played themselves out. I first ran across this list 3 years ago but was unable to attain a copy and it has bothered me ever since. Recently, Jeff Rense posted it on his site and I would like to thank him for doing so. by Greg Swank

[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike."[5]
Two additional goals -
46. Import anti-white racists from the Third World, via an open-borders policy, then force their integration to divide and conquer white Western civilization in North America.

 47. Feminize and disarm both the citizenry and military; especially disarm white males.
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 Infiltration of established states

          "After having literally created the refugee crisis from start to finish —destroying multiple Middle Eastern nations and then demanding that Europe accept the millions of displaced victims — the internationalist establishment is now exploiting the chaos it unleashed to push more globalism and statism. Europe, Africa, and the Middle East are all in the cross-hairs of billionaire George Soros (shown), the global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations, and other key globalist forces. Among other efforts, the refugee-crisis instigators are using the horror they unleashed as a pretext to erode what remains of national sovereignty in those regions — all while further empowering supranational institutions such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, and even a globalist-backed “Middle East Union” yet to be formally unveiled. A new “Marshall Plan” and even an EU paramilitary force with unprecedented powers are also on the agenda, all on the road toward what establishment voices regularly refer to as a 'New World Order'."[6] 


          "Americans revere the Bible - but, by and large, they don't read it. And because they don't read it, they have become a nation of biblical illiterates."[7] 

          "The 'Church' of Jesus Christ isn't a building, the 'Church' of Jesus Christ is the people of God, who are part of the congregation which is worldwide and we just happen to be the local chapter of the big "C".[8]

          "I challenge any skeptic to find a ten square mile spot on this planet where they can live lives in peace and safety and decency, where womanhood is honored, where infancy and old age are revered, where you can educate your children, where the Gospel of Jesus Christ has not gone first to prepare the way."[9]

          Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world. I really hate to use the term religion in reference to Christianity, because Christianity is an individual relationship with the Messiah of God, whereas religions are simply clubs where no real commitment is required to join. Even in the heart of Islam, Iran, Christianity is growing at a rate of almost 20% per year. Christianity is the biggest danger to Islam and the One World Government people.

          U(nited) N(ations) I(nternational) C(hildren's) E(mergency) F(und),  (an earlier official name). The stated mission of UNICEF is: The United Nations Children's Fund works for children's rights, survival, development and protection. UNICEF's 'Rights' Focus Is All Wrong. Their focus on children's "rights", however, is undermining the rights of parents, religions and nations.

           The United Nations bias against the United States, Israel and selected others has been well established. Their effort to set up a one word religion and one world government show their intolerance to those who believe other that they do. Only through the apathy of the American people and the compounded efforts of the Progressives are we still involved with the UN.

           The UN Commission on the Status of Women ended their annual meeting in New York this week by condemning one and only one country for violating women’s rights. Who they chose proves the UN is a complete joke and a total waste of time.The poisonous anti-Semitism at the United Nations spilled over again as Israel was singled out as the single worst oppressor of women on the planet. Not Saudi Arabia, where women are forbidden to drive, or Iran, where wives are stoned to death for adultery, or Egypt, where genital mutilation is commonplace, or the Sudan, where women give birth while in prison with their legs shackled simply for being Christian.

          Individual rights, such as free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and freedom to keep and bear arms must necessarily be limited for the 'One Worlders' to take over. The Bible gives great detail about how the spirit of anti-Christ will bring about Satan's plan to take over the world. The UN will be a major player in this plan.


[7] George Gallup, Jr.
[8] David Jeremiah
[9] James Russell Lowell


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Open Our Eyes Lord

          In reality, there seem to be areas, that we cannot see with the natural  eye. There is another dimension of sight available, but it has to be spiritually  initiated by the Lord. This insight is apparently only given when there is a time of need.

         This presidential election season has brought out the worst in many of us. What we must keep in mind is that no matter how hard we work to elect the person we think would be the best, we have to realize that there is a higher office who decides whom He wants to be in power. A member of the RNC recently said, essentially, that the people think they pick the candidate, while in reality the RNC decides who will be the candidate. The absolute truth is that God has the final decision. The Bible tells us that no one can come to power, but that God allows it. Many of us Bible believers, believe that because of the degradation and sin of our nation, at least most of our recent presidents were elected as punishment for our lack of morality. God will not be mocked. He gave us the most powerful and wealthiest nation in the world. We, in turn, have ushered Him out of our lifestyle. In order to save our nation we need to humble ourselves, get on our knees and beg God for His forgiveness. If we fail to do that, He will see to it that we are humbled in an involuntary manner. If we get to the point where He thinks we are worth it, He will return our nation to the protections and blessings we used to have. At this point, I see no one, who looks like they may be the candidate in either party, that I could, in all good conscience vote for. I cannot vote for Donald Trump because he, for political advantage, claimed to be a Christian. He does not qualify (as far as I can tell) as a Biblical Christian. Therefore I have to believe his claim is simply a political lie, for profit, that disrespects my Lord.  I have stated in the past that I would never vote for someone who has done that. Hillary Clinton has provably lived a corrupt life. I have seen no reason to believe she will ever change. Unless the situation changes, the presidential selection on my ballot will remain empty. I know that there are those who say, that if I don't vote at all, that will be a vote for Hillary; however, I consider my position to be moral instead of political. If another viable candidate emerges, in place of Trump, I will be off the hook. If Trump or Hillary are our punishment from God, so be it.  Open our eyes Lord, so that we can see.

Open his eyes Lord

          In Numbers 22:31,the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

          In 2 Kings 6:17, Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

          "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"  Matthew 6:22-23

          Why don't all people understand and recognize the truth of the Bible? There are some who have never heard about the Bible.  There are those who have heard the truth, but for some reason they reject it. there are those who don't hear the truth with an open heart. It does take a bit of faith, to understand that the Word of God is really from God. You have to see the scriptures through the eyes of biblical faith, known as the power of the Holy Spirit, in order to understand them. I hate to put it that way, because the Islamists say that if you don't read the Koran, in the original language in which it was written, you can't understand it. This is a perversion of the biblical truth about biblical understanding; written 600 years after Jesus. 1st.Corinthians 3:1-3 tells us: "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"  Open our eyes Lord.

          The Bible is the most researched, the most scrutinized and the most documented book in the history of the world. Much of this research was conducted in efforts to discredit the Bible. It is better corroborated and confirmed than the history books you were taught from, the math books you studied and the grammar books your teachers used.

Some examples of biblical proof -
1. Archaeologists have discovered remains of the Egyptian army, at the Red Sea, from the biblical exodus.[1]
2. Geneticist says evidence confirms historical Adam and Eve.[2]
3. Genetics expert confirms the reality of Adam and Eve.[3]
3. Giants in the Bible - Archaeologists have unearthed ancient gates in a biblical town believed to be the home of Goliath. [4]
5. Archaeologists believe remains of Sodom's fiery destruction have been found.[5]
If the stories, in the Bible are all just fables, why are so many scientists trying to find "natural" explanations for them? Open their eyes Lord.

          Adam and Eve had perfect sets of DNA, and nobody knows what color they were. They had, as reported by Josephus, 56 children.  These children were born with their own sets of DNA, which were the combined DNA of their parents.  As we know, not all of our children look the same. If you have 10 children, with the exception of twins, all of our children will look differently.  Many times our children will have a variety of skin coloring. All of mankind are shades of the same color, starting with Adam and Eves children.  Please Lord, open our eyes.

          Everyone is entitled to believe, or not believe, whatever they wish. However, this supposes they have researched the consequences, and accept them. If you walk in the truth, the truth will set you free. If you ignore history, you are destined to repeat it. "His Story" is the instruction manual for mankind. Open our eyes, to your Word Lord.