Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Protection From The Inner Sinner

          The following story is fictional and does not depict any actual person, entity or event; that is, except for God......., and me........, and you. The names, may or may not be changed, to protect the innocent, and or the sinner.

          The statement above depicts the convoluted way many people view God's Word and His relationship with man. Of course, there are also those who don't acknowledge the existence of God, or the devil, or such a thing as sin. I have just one thing to say to those people: "good luck ya'll". By the way, the guy standing behind you wants your stuff. Because he doesn't believe in God, the devil and evil; he sees no reason he shouldn't kill you, and your family, to get your stuff. Think about it!!!!!

          There are those who say that God doesn't exist, that the devil doesn't exist, that the devil exists but God doesn't and various other combinations that ignore the Bible in setting up a person's thought petterns. Now we have to examine the derivation of your, and my, educational experience. The world view you have is based on the whole of your educational intake through life experiences and formal training.

          Jesus came to pay the price, that was due, for all those who couldn't cover the cost for themselves. "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."[1] "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."[2] There was only one man who was sinless, and because He was sinless, He was able to pay the price for our sin. There are 1050 New Testament Commands and 613 Old Testament Commands[3]. If you think you can, and are willing to try to work out your own salvation, God will allow you to try. However, If you should mess up and break one little commandment, you will have broken the law, which is unforgivable; without the blood of Jesus. Wouldn't it be better to receive Jesus, as your Lord and Savior, which would enable you to avoid the judgment? “You also died to the law through the body of Christ.... By dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code”.[4]

"APA (American Psychiatric Association) create and delete disorders from the list of mental illnesses by vote, not science."[6]
"In 1973, the weight of empirical data, coupled with changing social norms and the development of a politically active gay community in the United States, led the Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)."[7] Even they will admit that they did it based on political pressure and not based on any scientific or medical fact. The scientific and medical facts remain the same today, as in past time when these disorders were classified as mental disorders. Now, how crazy is that?

          Today the same type of controversy is brewing over the transgender issue. Recently, a very well respected psychiatrist, at Johns Hopkins, declared that the belief that you are a sex that you are not biologically, is a delusional mental disorder. Have no fear, however, our PC government has decided that invading the privacy of our citizens in the bathroom is more important, and less intrusive, than getting proper treatment for this disorder. For the PC movement to prosper, all deviancy must be deemed acceptable and normal. If even the smallest part is deemed to be what it really is, it will bring down the whole house of cards. That is why, in some areas of the country, it is against the law to give counseling for people who wish to get out of the homosexual lifestyle. This is obviously a mental illness; not an identity crisis. "Transgender is a less clinical term, referring more to gender identity and gender expression than to sexual orientation or physical sex characteristics. It is also a more general and inclusive term: a transgender person may be gay, transsexual, transvestite, or even genderqueer."[8]

Calls the presidents transgender bathroom directive "child abuse".

They urge "...educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts - not ideology - determine reality....No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept: not an objective biological one....Puberty is not a disease and puberty blocking hormones can be dangerous. As many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty....Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT-affirming countries." -American College of Pediatricians

          Have you noticed that a population of less that 2% (LGBT) of our national population is being shoved in our faces, because of the PC agenda of the progressives? As bad as it is to have that 2% shoved in  our faces, keep in mind that the transgender illness involves less than .03 percent of our country's citizens. It is bad enough that the less than 2% is pushed by the media and entertainment industry to the point that it looks like it is 30 to 40 percent of the population. Even just watching an evening of TV would make you believe that the sodomite community is everywhere. They are not everywhere, they just want you to think so. These blatant sinners want us involved in their sin; so we must be very leary of any of their activities. This is simply another of Satan's progressive activities that attempts to lower moral standards, and divide the country in yet another way.  It is part of the effort to destroy the family unit; the central fiber of the unity of mankind.

          You need to know that, despite what you have been told, you are in grave danger. When Hitler killed the 6,000,000 Jews, he also was responsible for the deaths of 24,000,000 other people in order to be able to kill the Jews. Today's Islamists want the Jews dead. In order to kill the Jews, they will kill, Yazidi's, Christians (Which are also Jews), borderline Moslems, Buddhists, Hindus and others, in order to get to the Jews. For years, anti-Islam activists have warned leftists that they are feeding a crocodile, hoping it will eat them last.

           A racist, rich, white guy (Mohammed) invented a religion to fulfill his lust for riches and territory. This was the initial impetus for Islam. Islam is truly a religion of peace, but you have to know their definition of peace. Peace to a Moslem, will be when the entire world is under Islamic control. An  Islamist can not be forgiven of sin, because the entire religion is sin. The only way for an Islamist to find salvation is to surrender to Jesus. Be very careful when believing an Islamist about their conversion to Christianity. In Islam, it is fully permissible to lie, to "infidels", about accepting Jesus, if it furthers the cause of Islam.

            We are all troubled by sin: doing what we shouldn't do, or being effected by it to the point we don't do what we should.  The apostle Paul said he does what he should not, and doesn't do what he should. "For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me."[9] Satan has infused himself into the government of the United States to a level never before seen in it's history. The progressives are the ones Satan has been using to bring about the changes he wants.  It is a shame that, as I have said before: The fact that the average American can't tell the difference between the will of Satan, and the will of God, is almost unbelievable. Satan has used the progressives to fundamentally transform America. They have fundamentally changed about half of our fellow Americans into lemmings; sheep that will follow that familiar theme of "trust us, we will take care of you, cradle to grave; you don't have to worry about anything".

          What is the difference between a pastor and a charlatan? A pastor is a highly motivated person, who decides to dedicate themselves to the service of their fellow man via Christian work. These people have the heart of a servant. They know that they may not get wealthy, live in a multi million dollar home, have the best clothing - jewelry - cars - boats - vacation homes and other amenities. A charlatan, on the other hand, grasps at every chance they can to live the "good life". Examples of these charlatan preachers are rampant. In their churches you will hear the Bible wrongly divided, to tickle the ears of the congregation rather that confronting the congregation with the truth of the Bible. This is known as the apostate church. Jesus said these people would be better off being killed than prospering by their evil ways[10].

          In the recent Republican primary runoffs, I saw several persons whom I would have said were good solid Christian men. The problem I saw was that these good Christian men seemed to be overwhelmed by the "cares of this world". They started the race talking and acting like good Christian witnesses, but things changed as the competition got more intense, and the atmosphere of the race became more worldly. Several of these Christian men started thinking more about the goal of being elected, rather than serving the Lord. The result was that they were overwhelmed by the leading candidate; perhaps as a signal that they needed to get on their knees and ask for forgiveness. Their inner sinner, the "carnal man" was allowed to surface, and it destroyed their chances.  "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall". I will never forget the advice my grandfather gave to my uncle, when he was planning to run for the senator from the state of Maryland. He advised him not to, because it is impossible to remain honest when you are in politics. My uncle did not run.

Thank you Mr. Soros.

          How many peoples inner sinner/carnal man is going to allow them to accept the mark of the Beast? According to the Bible, it will be extremely difficult to function without the mark, but keep in mind, it will block you from getting into Heaven. Many people will accept the mark because they know God, better than God knows Himself. "Surely, even though the Bible says it, a God of love would never do that." Their main mistake is that, God is the God of justice, as well as love. Please keep in mind that it is His love and His justice, not your interpretation of them.
          As for me and my house, we are very grateful that we have been sanctified by His Mercy and Grace, and our sins have been forgiven. I still have a problem, like Paul did with my "inner sinner". I struggle against the old sin nature, because trying to transform myself to be more like God wants me, is a process that takes a lifetime. I like bacon and shell fish, I haven't taken any adulterers, homosexuals or false prophets out beyond the city gates to stone them to death, nor have I always turned the other cheek. The old Christian saying applies: "I'm not perfect, just forgiven": meaning, I'm just a sinner, saved by Grace. It is my hope that you also can make that claim.

[1] Matthew 5:17-18
[2] James 2:10
[4] Romans 7:4
[9] Romans 7:14-20
[10] Luke 17:2

Monday, May 16, 2016

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Giants In The Bible, And Around Here?

          There are those who don't believe there were ever giants in the world. There are those, even Christians, who have a hard time believing in the Bible, butt,...............we have to look beyond our differences. There are even those who are afraid, because Jesus said in the end times it would be like "in the days of Noah", and the Bible says there were giants in the land.


I have invested over 30 years researching the vast history of giants. It has, for the most part, been kept from the public. Proof of giants' existence - their skeletal remains - has been quickly secreted away in obscure museums, when not destroyed. Steve Quayle

Indisputably, the best known giant in the world would be Goliath.

David and Goliath


          There are 36 tribes of giants mentioned in the Bible: Amalekites, Amorites, Anakims, Ashdothites, Aviums, Avites, Canaanites, Caphtorims, Ekronites, Emins, Eshkalonites, Gazathites, Geshurites, Gibeonites, Giblites, Girgashites, Gittites, Hittites, Hivites, Horims, Horites, Jebusites, Kadmonites, Kenites, Kenizzites, Maachathites, Manassites, Nephilim,  Perizzites, Philistines, Rephaims, Sidonians, Zamzummins, Zebusites, and the Zuzims.

There are also 22 individual Giants mentioned, by name, in the Bible: Adonizedec – King of Jerusalem,, Agag – King of the Amalakites, Ahiman, Amalek, Arba, Beelesath, Gog, Magog, Gogmagog, Goliath, Hoham – King of Hebron, Horam – King of Gezer, Jabin – King of Hazor, Jobab – King of Madon, Lahmi, Nimrod, Og of Bashan, Ogias – Og’s father, Perizzites, Sheshai, Sihon – King of the Amorites, Sippai, Talmai, Here is an intriguing verse showing this biblical reality: ► “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” (Numbers 13:33) (And these were after the flood.)

The Nephili -
          The Nephilim: The word Nephilim does not appear in the Bible, nor any Hebrew pronunciation of any words translated in the Bible. But the word Nĕphiyl, pronounced Nepheel does in the first mention of Giants in Genesis 6:4, and in Numbers 13:33 when describing the Giants of the promised land, Cannan. These giants were apparently the original giants spawned by the Gregori, the giant angels who mated with human females. There are also 22 individual Giants mentioned, by name

The serpent mound is near Portsmouth, Ohio. We took our children to see it when we lived in Ohio. In those days it had an observation tower, which gave really good views of the area. The tower fell into disrepair and I understand they did not replace it.

The serpent mound of Adams County, Ohio, contained the bones of giants over eight feet tall in the early 1800s. Thousands of years ago, the Ohio Valley was inhabited by a race of giants. In 1846, Joseph Henry, first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, estimated that in Ohio alone, there were over 10,000 burial mounds. Unfortunately, the early pioneers destroyed most of them.

But at least one burial mound has been reconstructed in Adams County, Ohio. It stretches across the meadow in the form of a serpent ­ perhaps identifying the god of this ancient race of giants. In the nineteenth century, several published accounts of excavations verified that many of the giants were over eight feet and some nine feet tall and each had a double row of teeth.   

In 1883, an article appeared in the journal, Scientific American, in which a reporter asked an aged Indian what his people knew of these ancient graveyards. He answered: "Me know nothing about them. They were here before the red man."

In 1872, the Historical Collections of Noble County Ohio (p. 350,351), a mound was uncovered, in which were found "the remains of three skeletons whose size would indicate they measured in life at least eight feet in height. The remarkable feature of these remains was they had double teeth in front as well as in back of mouth and in both upper and lower jaws. Upon exposure to the atmosphere the skeletons crumbled back to mother earth."?

Giant Skeleton found in Adams County, Ohio


A recent archaeological dig has unearthed no less than two dozen skeletons of giant proportions near the ancient ruins of Rujm el-Hiri, located in the Golan Heights, a contested area claimed by both Syria and Israel.

The team of archaeologists led by the University of Tel-Aviv claims that the skeletons might be older then the ruins themselves, already dating back to 5000 years, according to mainstream archaeology.
The Testimony of Luigi Muscas on his property near Cagliari, Sardinia
Luigi told me about the tombs and artifacts of giants (15 foot tall beings) who lived in Sardinia thousands of years ago. He told me that his father and his uncles, who also own land near his land, have dug up many bones and human artifacts. He also mentioned that traditional archaeology does not accept this discovery and that his entire family has been threatened. He has been told over and over to keep this secret and NOT talk to the general public. 


One only needs to do a cursory study of the Bible to verify the definite existence of giants, throughout the biblical narrative. The earliest appearance of giants occurs just before the flood of Noah’s documentation. Considering the detail added by Enoch in his accounting of the pre-flood giants, we learn that the flood was caused to rid the Earth of these giant hybrids spawned by devious angels, who were driven by cross-species sexual lust.


giants under Athens


8 Foot Ancient Giant Human Skeleton Discovered in Cayuga County, New



Few Americans, alive today, are aware that once real giants roamed this land; giant red-haired humans. Pawnee Indian Account of Giants in North America. Pawnee Indian Account of Giants in North America - Buffalo Bill Cody was presented with the "bones of one of these giants" by the Pawnee by artist Brian Snoddy


“It is believed that this is the only photo in existence of the Great Norwegian Mountain Troll. It was taken in December 1942 by the crew of an RAF recon flight

In 2007 National Geographic reported the finding of a dozen Cyclops skeletons found in Greece that stood 12-15.5 ...

Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May 1912.

 Sumerian tablet with seated giant king. How tall might this king be if he stood up?

49 Giant skeletons unearthed in Pittsburgh - Mound Builders were Nephilim?

          There are many Bible researchers interested in the Nephelim. Some good people to consult in this matter are, Thomas Horn, Steve Quayle, Cris Putnam and L.A. Marzulli.


Friday, May 13, 2016

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          As a warning, people used to give the cry that the barbarians are at the gate. I cannot give that warning about the barbarians at our gate, because the barbarians are in our house. We did not stop them at the gate. For almost one hundred years now, the barbarians have been chipping away at the Godly values of our nation. The worst barbarians in the history of the United States are the Progressives. They are the movement that has pushed God out of our Christian nation. They are the ones that through abortion on demand, acceptance and promotion of the LGBT lifestyle, promotion of rampant fornication and adultery, intoxication through alcohol and drugs as a lifestyle, the entitlement attitude, dividing the people by such things as skin color and sex, a diminution of the value of human life, and a lessening of respect for fellow citizens, have brought the wrath of God down on us. We were created in the image of God, and we were expected to act that way. The fact that the average American can't tell the difference between the will of Satan, and the will of God, is almost unbelievable. In essence, the American people are like immature children who will not submit to any authority over themselves.

          What we need to realize is that the word progressive has, since the sixties, been hidden under the banner of liberalism. In the twenties the progressive movement came out and was found to be repugnant to the American public. People think of liberalism as a state of mind, meaning compassion and awareness of the plight of others; whereas progressivism is a movement to usurp the authority of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and Biblical authority; to bring about a communist type tyrannical form of government. The fact is that this type of government has been tried many times and turned out to be a dismal failure, each and every time. Far be it from the anti-Christ to use anything for the benefit of the people.

           "A Harvard Law professor is telling his fellow liberals that the culture wars are over and the victorious Left should treat conservative Christians the way the allies treated Germany and Japan after World War II, offering no quarter or clemency. In an online post, the 70-year-old professor Mark Tushnet (pictured), a surviving member of the old guard of 1960s liberal elites, advises his like-minded minions to unabashedly take up “aggressively liberal positions,” because they will no longer meet resistance, especially after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Since “they lost, we won,” Tushnet confidently announces, it is time to press the liberal advantage and abandon any defensive positions. In his post, titled “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism,” Tushnet urges more radicalism, not less, insisting that now is the time to overturn “key cases” that have hindered the liberal cause. So confident is Tushnet in his victory, that he reckons the main issue at the moment has nothing to do with military strategy, but rather how to mop up the mess and deal with the “losers” of the culture wars—America’s conservatives."[1] 

          As you have probably figured out, this guy is not a liberal; he is a progressive. Conservative is a code word to the progressives, meaning someone who is against everything deemed good by the progressives. In reality the "conservatives" are simply trying to protect the world from maniacs like the progressives and trying to conserve the freedoms we have, from being taken away, by the progressives. For instance, Harvard was established to teach the Bible and prepare clergy for a life in Christian service. Professor Mark Tushnet, in the foundation days of our nation, would have been tarred and feathered, and run out of town on a rail. He is the antithesis of everything the founding fathers wanted for our country. Is it wrong for me to say that it gives me some solace to know that he and others like him will, in all probability, burn in Hell throughout eternity?

          The mamby pamby way this administration, and some in the past, have treated our avowed enemies such as Russia, North Korea, China, Iran and the Islamic states [which have declared war against us] is pathetic.  This administration especially, even ignores the threat already present within our nations boarders. This administration ignores the advice and warnings of all of the experts in the intelligence agencies and the military. Even our past alliances with the nations friendly to us has been jeopardized by our actions, and non actions. The worst foreign relations blunder in our history has been the walking away from our protection and friendship of Israel. God will, without doubt, protect Israel. He will bless those who bless Israel, and He will punish those who trouble Israel. God will especially curse those who try to divide the land of Israel. There never was, in the history of the world, such a thing as a Palestinian. The closest thing to being a Palestinian were the Jews who lived in the land when the Roman emperor renamed it Palestine, in order to irritate the Jews. The ones calling themselves Palestinians are simply Jordanians, who Jordan doesn't want.

          As you ponder what you have just read, please realize that even Plato knew -



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Biblical Solutions, By God

     In the old Testament, God set up ways to deal with things that would, if left alone, be detrimental to His people. In the very beginning, Elohim[1] said: “I am the LORD your God...... You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments."[2]


          Most people, in America, have no idea what to do about the Islamic problem. If you just got offended by me saying that, you have no idea what Islam is. God doesn't want us discriminating against the Arab peoples. Not all Arab's are Islamists; some are Yazidi's, Christian's and Hebrews, among others. On the other hand, God does not want us kowtowing to a religion made up by someone under the influence of demons (that is what Mohammed said about himself, when he came up with the Qur'an). Islam is a theocratic military governmental religious sect that is a loose combination of  the writings of several religions(with additions and abrogation's). Those of us who have bothered to study about Islam realize that it is a religion of the blind leading the blind, held together loosely by a montage of  warring factions. Under Old Testament rules, God would direct it's complete destruction, so it would not infect His people. Jesus said He did not come to do away with the Old Testament (the Law), but to fulfill it..


          In the beginning, God created everything, both seen and unseen. Since that beginning, there have been some problems creeping in, known as Satan and sin. Some of these things are so offensive to God, that He refers to them as abominations. One of these abominations is homosexuality, and its offshoots. God designed man to live a certain way, and relate to women in a certain way. Sodomy was not part of God's plan. As with other things, Satan set about to have us deviate from Gods plans. We must keep in mind that God wants us to love everyone, but not to make love to everyone. Allowing this abomination to dwell with us is not God's best for us. In the Old Testament, God directed that non-repentant sodomites be stoned to death. Today we are living side by side with these people, however, we are not to participate in, condone, promote or help to celebrate their deviant lifestyle. The ultimate governmental rejection of God would be for a government to celebrate this abominable lifestyle.


          We are now up to approximately 70,000,000 dead babies by abortion, just in the United States. Most of these babies have been sacrificed on the alter of convenience. The Bible, God's Word, says that He knows us before we are in our mothers womb. Based on this fact, when do you think a baby attains its soul. Now you know the truth about conception.


          Above is a picture of  what is probably the most famous philanderer of all time. President Bill Clinton spent a lifetime cheating on his wife, and having her clean up the messes. The shear numbers of the women who complained about his harassment, abuse and even rape is staggering. His wife was vicious in her treatment of the women as they came to light, blaming the victims instead of the victimizer. Anyone who stood in the way of the Clinton's political ambitions was destroyed. Fornication is the act of cheating on your espoused, while adultery is the act of cheating on your spouse. Same act, different marital status.

 Charles Darwin

          How long are our children going to be taught the religion of Evolution; a religion that has no proof of its origin of the species. The only reason Evolution has not been completely and absolutely discredited is the atheistic lifestyle of the so called scientific community (the science disciples). I'm not sure just when it happened, but there came a time when science switched from trying to prove things by the Bible, to trying to prove the Bible is wrong. Almost all of the major disciplines of science were invented by Bible believing Christians, but you won't hear that in our schools. After all, it was God who invented science.

          It is really hard to make people understand that this country was founded as a Christian Nation. The First Amendment is meant for freedom of the Christian religion: not any other religion. Jesus said that He didn't come to do away with the Old Testament Law, but to fulfill it. Therefore, we can see that those rules God set up to protect His people apply today, every bit as much as it did 3,500 years ago. Even the Supreme Court determined the United States to be a Christian Nation. Only the spirit of rebellion denies this.

          With the administration, that is in place at the moment, it is ignoring what God wants and doing what Satan and ungodly men (the progressives) want. We allow "another god" to run free in Jehovah's territory. President Obama promotes Islam to the point that many people think he is a Moslem. Israel suffered when Ahab and Jezebel were in power. In like manner, The United States is suffering under Barack and Michelle.

          Lets see how the Bible tells us to relate to the people who are fighting God and God's people.
1. Psalm 144:1 - Blessed be the Lord my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2. Luke 22:36 - Then said he (Jesus) unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
3. God didn't tell David to turn the other cheek to Goliath.
4. The Lord instructed Joshua to kill every man, woman, child and some of the animals when he went in to conquer the Holy Land. Joshua was not to make treaties or otherwise leave alive anyone who might corrupt His people.
5. In Matthew 10:34, Jesus says: "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."

          Christians are spiritual Jews. When the Pilgrims and Puritans came here, they called the foundation of this nation "The New Israel". "America is "a shining city on a hill".[3] "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid."[4]

          God's people, who are called by His name, need to strongly assert the Christian principals and rights of this country, because "Great evil does not cower, in the face of subtle resistance."[5]

[1] Elohim (Hebrew: אֱלֹהִים) is a grammatically plural noun for  "Deity" in Biblical Hebrew.
[2] Exodus 20:3-6
[3] President Ronald Reagan
[4] Matthew 5:14
[5] Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle

Saturday, May 7, 2016

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Election 2016

          There are those Christians that think it is inappropriate to participate in politics, whether it be by running for office or by participating in the voting process. It is my opinion that "rendering unto Caesar" means to do for your community in the similar way you do for God. Jesus never said not to render unto Caesar.  I am sure there are many verses that can be used both pro and con. Suffice it to say, for now, that it is the civic duty of every American citizen to do their share for the sake of the country. For one thing, lack of participation will lead to Christianity being shoved off into second class status in our Christian nation. Oh, that's right, it already is happening. It is estimated that 30% of evangelicals stayed home in the last presidential election. That number could easily have swayed the election to one side or the other.

          In the "Old Days", it was said that the Democrat party was for the working man, while the Republican party was for the business man. I am 73 years old,  and I have not noticed this to be true. In my opinion, both parties are out for themselves and all they can get. I am a registered Republican, because I want to be able to participate in at least one of the primary elections. After this year, this might change. Generally speaking, the independents have to wait on the democrats and republicans to tell them who they can vote for. I would have trouble registering as a Democrat because of their official positions on abortion, same sex marriage, their socialistic leanings, their extra constitutional activities, their stand on inclusiveness and tolerance - both having new definitions (the new definitions meaning to celebrate the differences despite the conflicts with your basic principals of right and wrong), and their general disregard for the fundamental foundation of our nation. The republicans, on the other hand, are against old people, health care for children, women's health care, clean water, clean air, feeding the poor, religious freedom, equal pay, tolerance and inclusiveness. Oh, no, that is what Democrats SAY Republicans are. Considering this to be mixed company, I won't say what the Republicans say the Democrats are. So the rule to go by is..........research the persons running for office and don't simply vote the party line. There are good and bad people in both parties (including independents), but you will never know which is which if you just go by what is presented on the surface. You never know if the water under the ice is deep or shallow, until you break the ice. Christian's are supposed to be "instant, in season and out". That means you should be able to explain the things of God on a minutes notice. I believe that it also means we should be just as knowledgeable about the world around us. This is the United States of America. We are all allowed to have our opinions, whether they are right or wrong. It is a primary prerequisite however, when giving your information, to be able to present the proof behind it.

          Anybody who votes for a party, instead of a person is simply to lazy to be considered a well informed voter. Thus, these people have been labeled "low information voters". They essentially think that the party is looking out for their needs, whether they tell the party their needs or not. Generally speaking, believing in people and organizations having these psychic powers is dangerous, because psychic powers are always controlled by demon forces. The correct way to vote is to investigate each candidate and determine if their views fall in line with your own and more importantly, the Bibles. I say this because I am writing this for Christians, and Christians try their best to live up to biblical principals. Especially this year, we are having to decide between two evils. One is a known quantity and the other is flamboyantly all over the place. The decision should not be to stay home and ignore the election. The decision should be to determine which of the candidates do you stand a better chance of swaying to godly position's, and which will return this country to its basic founding principals.

          I consider it a real shame that I believe I have seen good Christian candidates fall victim to the "cares of this world" during this election season.
We all need to keep "what would Jesus have me do" in mind, as we go about our activities.  Competition is good, but lying and slander are not acceptable. There are several candidates that need to get on their knees and ask forgiveness for the way they have conducted themselves. Yes, I know that it's called "just politics", but Christians have a higher calling than non Christians. You don't get down into the mud with the others, because "that's the way it is"; you stand by the puddle with a towel, to help clean up the non Christians when they have finished fighting and wallowing. You set the example for what should be; not what is.

          To sum up, we Christians need to render unto Caesar our civic duty, in the same manner as we render unto God what is God's. Unless you are a Trappist Monk, in which case you probably can't get away from the monastery long enough to vote. Or, perhaps an absentee ballot?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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          I have been accused, by some, of being judgmental in my writings. I say I am not judgmental, except in the way the Bible tells me to be. I will admit to being bigoted, intolerant and a hater. Bigoted in that I have an  obstinate belief in the superiority of the Word of God, over all else. Intolerant of the things that are spoken against in the Bible as sins or abominations. I do consider it perfectly acceptable to hate the things that the Bible says God hates. For these reasons, there are people who think I am despicable. Where these people fail in their reasoning is that they have not gotten to know me well enough, or delve into conversation deep enough, to see if their opinion of what I write is the same as what I actually mean. It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of things that get added to my writings, by those who interpret what I write in the light of their own prejudices. Many times I have found that the things objected to are not what I have said, but rather what God has said and I voiced in my writings. It reminds me of a story I heard as a young man. The teacher had the class read a book, by an author who would be visiting the class. They were instructed to write a paper on what the author meant by what he wrote in the book. The papers were collected and the students' ideas were discussed by the class. Nuance, hinting, hidden agendas and other things were discussed, but a consensus couldn't be reached. On the day the author was to visit, there was excitement in the air. Al last, they would get to know the secret, hidden meanings that were so elusive. When the teacher and the students were at last allowed to ask the author questions, the author simply stated that he wrote exactly what he wanted the reader to know, in the simplest way possible. That is exactly the way we should approach the Word of God. God says what He means, and means what He says.

          I do my best to live by the examples the Bible sets for me. I am instructed to love everyone, and that includes the sinners.  Loving the sinner, however, is quite different from accepting or loving the sin. This explains why a Christian shopkeeper should refuse to bake a wedding cake, supply flowers or photograph a same sex marriage. As in recent cases, the shopkeepers had the same sex couple as customers in the past, and conducted business the same way they would for other patrons. Where the line has to be drawn is when accepting the business becomes participation in the same sex marriage,  which would constitute the acceptance and condoning of the abomination to be performed and celebrated. In similar manner, don't ask me to drive a pregnant woman to get an abortion.

          "Religion is the enemy of Christianity. Religion started toward God, but wound up enthralled with itself. The Pharisees and the Sadducees were religious. They were the liberal wing and the conservative wing, and both of them missed it. Religion is the enemy."[2] Christianity is a one on one, personal relationship with God, the believer becomes a part of the Church; where two or more are gathered in His name for worship and fellowship. Every Christian is a member of "the" Church, but every member of "a" church is not necessarily a Christian. Only Born Again people are members of the Body Of Christ. These Born Again people are who the scripture calls The Church. If you wish to know the authenticity of a Christian, ask them for their testimony (the story of their Born Again experience). Christians, as a rule, love to tell you how they came to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

[1] Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment
[2] Jack R. Taylor