Christian based commentaries and observations.

Quote of Note

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

: 'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free.
: Amen!'

Who is Jesus


Monday, December 18, 2006

Global ID number

For the dispensationalists out there I would like to report the last week a Global Id. number appeared on my pay stub just below my Social Security number.
How much longer can it be before, in the name of terror and illegal immigration, we are forced to have this number implanted in our "right hand" or "forhead"

Rev13:16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.

You decide!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Raca Raca

The image is cropped from Norman Rockwell's The Gossip. It is a funny scene where the accuser is "found out" and confronted by the accused. You must have heard it said at some point that when you point a finger at someone there are four pointing back at you. This is indeed why Jesus said, "... anyone who says 'Raca Raca' to his brother is in danger of the hell fire"(Matt. 5 :21)

One can no longer claim ignorance of the law when they have pointed a finger at another. Finger pointing shows that the pointer knows right from wrong. Imagine the one at "The Judgement" claiming to have not know "The Law" being reminded of rebuking another for failing to keep it, and therefore is judged accordingly with the "...measure they used" Ouch!

However, there is another reason why the such a person is in danger of the judgement. Harsh rebuke are usually done in the form of a "cut down". The purpose of saying another, "is of no good", is usually to elevate one's self, save self ego, at the expense of the accused . It shows they are full of pride, lack humility, and do not extend the grace to you that is offered to them. This was the teaching of Matt. 18:23-33.

Here is another consideration: to be an accuser is to be in a league with Satan:

Rev.12:9 The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God,and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers,
who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

Satan stands accusing the our Christian bothers and sisters day and night. Could it be he is pointing a finger at us in an attempt to gain his own absolution, and position above those of the Kingdom of God. Here is a great place to insert praise for God and Christ Jesus for the plan of grace and the cross. We would otherwise share in Satan's future.

Satan also accuses us directly. He will attempt to place guilt between us and God to hinder our relationship. Also, to hinder our prayers in an area where we might not have been so innocent. He'll tell us we have no right to pray about "that", "its just a consequence of your own sin", "you'll have to live with it". Remember that the Grace of God says, "no such thing is true, You have right standing to bring any prayer and request"

There is of course the need to correct and build up another in Love and help to keep them on the path abundant life in Christ. Sometimes this even requires "tuff love" The key is Love. Remember that "(1CO 13:4) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

MT 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
MT 7:3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwells "Four Freedoms" were inspired by President Roosevelt's speech to Congress in 1941

The speech delivered by President Roosevelt incorporated the following section:

In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor — anywhere in the world.

That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called "new order" of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, excerpted from the Annual Message to the Congress, January 6, 1941

These four freedoms were to be what we were going to fight for during WWII. They were a rallying cry for Americans to produce war materials, for free nations, to fight the Axis powers. Shortly after 9/11/01, during one of those times of reflection, I suddenly realized that one of those freedoms was gone and two others were under serious attack.

The Freedom from Fear

In Rockwell's painting "Freedom from Fear" two children are tucked into bed by their parents. In the father's hand is a newspaper that reads...'bombings horror'. The picture implies the the Children can sleep tight without the fear of being awakened by the ravages of war outside the walls of their home. The parents dote on them knowing that they are safe here in America.

9/11/01 was an attack on American civilians, on American soil. It was an attack that obliterated the "Freedom from Fear'. In the months after 9/11/01 we were constantly faced with some threat of mass destruction. Anthrax, radiation from destroyed nuke plants, dirty bombs, snipers, were put into our minds with every media incarnation. I have not forgotten the 1960's checklist to prepare for thermonuclear warfare after Khrushchev was translated to have said, "we will bury you" . Nor have I forgotten apocalyptic prophesies of Global warming, SARS, AIDS, overpopulation, etc. 9/11/01 was the !!! exclamation mark on proclamation the "fear is now here".
Fear is being used to enslave us and the people of the world. It is out of fear of a World War that the political machinery has been moving steadily toward a global government. Globalism (yes, I used the word 'globalism", because it has become a religion for its supporters) is being fully supported by all of the corperate controlled media. Globalists see this as a way of creating Roosevelt's vision of freedom 'everywhere in the world". Only one side is being painted for the public to consume. Opposition view points are being trounced. The media does not let out the voices warning of global tyranny. Once a global government is formed an ego will surely rise to the throne. How will the world be able to free itself from the ultimate corruption that will result from the ultimate power?! "Who can make war against him" the Bible warns!
The recent hype and hysteria over Global warming and it cataclysmic prophesies are no different. Fear of terrorism caused the people of Spain to change their government in an amazing capitulation. North Korea and Iran are running nuclear programs with the express intent of using fear for political blackmail. The irrational behavior and obscene rehetoric of their government leaders is a multiplier of that fear. Those antagonistic leaders can sense the fear like a hungry wild animal, and they're licking their chops.
Today the resolve to fight for freedom from fear has been lost in America and all over the globe. As a result we will all have more of it. We will be slowly dragged one appeasment at a time into total slavery to those who are not afraid to use violence and fear mongoring on the public.
I pronounce that Roosevelt and Rockwells' vision of "freedom from fear" is now dead and lost!

Freedom of religion

The freedom of religion is definitely not allowed in most of the world. Persecution and death is well documented in China, Sudan, India, and all muslim controlled countries for those who dare to practice a faith other that the one approved by the State. Things are changing here in the free world as well and yes, even in the country that was founded on freedom of religion.
Religious extremists such as radical terrorist Islam have grabbed for and been given center stage. Also in the spotlight are fringe group cults with their absurd practices and beliefs, ( Applewhite and the comet catchers, Solar temple, Branch Davidians, Scientology, all of New Age, and the Catholic Clergy sex abuse scandal come to mind ). The resulting picture being painted is that all religion is insane and bad therefore, so is Christianity. The popular media recites again and again that religion is the cause of all war and because the Pope was once wrong on Galileo, so then, are Christians wrong on Homosexuality, abortion and cloning. I firmly believe that this is a coordinated attack designed to create a spiritual void so that a new religion can be inserted in its place. Those who hold to the Bible as the true Word of God will not escape the tide of persecution that is coming. We are currently being labeled as "bigots" and "insane", not fit to have "Foster Children", hold public office, or to speak our opinion if it offends someone. Christians in America are losing their jobs after, being sometimes tricked into, conversations deemed to be offensive, our homes, children, freedom, and life are next on the list. While Christians have been accommodating in fighting for freedom of religion for others, the favor is not going to be returned. Freedom of Religion is fading to black even in America!!

The Freedom of Speech

The War on the Freedom of Speech has begun in earnest. The mantra is no "hate speech" Hate speech has been redefined as you "disagree with me" speech and, "Your opinions offend or make me feel uncomfortable" speech. Those who speak offending things are labeled as "Bigots". Once bigotry was the realm of hating another for the color of their skin, ancestry, or country of origin. These were things about a person that they had no control, or choice over, and did not speak truthfully of what kind of person they were as an individual. The redefinitionition of terms now applied to "Bigotry" is speaking against another's opinion and personal life choices. Laws which were enacted to fight racial prejudice and groups of NeoNazis are now being applied to matters of choice and opinion. Under these laws preachers are being put into jail, fined, and face civil suits for merely reciting certain verses of scripture from the pulpit or printing them in the media.
In a large way redefinition of terms has taken place in the court. Activist judges have legislated from the bench by ruling in a way never intended by the law. It is a violation of separation of powers sought by the founders of this country. It is Judicial tyranny plain and simple. It subverts the very government they were assigned and took an oath to protect. While not all of the following articles are from America, they support the idea of where we are going.

The Freedom from Want

Roosevelt's version of freedom from want had to do with economics of nations. We were coming out of the Great Depression. I think he saw that the Depression in Germany gave rise to Hitler and the resulting WWII. It doesn't take much thought to realize that this ideal has never been achieved globally. In some cases the populations are too uncivilized to allow for economic growth. In other nations governments or leaders stand in the way. In India Hinduism and the Caste system excludes many from ecomonic success.
Here in America I see poverty as relative. It would seem to still be true that the opportunity to thrive economically exists for all. Unfortunately too many short sighted people are caught up in destuctive diversions and choices. As America becomes more Godless, we also become more enslaved to fill the spiritual void with instant gratification and over time with despair.
Freedom from want still exists in America for those who keep focused and faithful, but the culture is changing and falling. How long before we can say that freedom from want is also dead in America?

Freedom only exists where its owners are willing to fight to the death to keep it!

"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men." By : Voltaire

Freedom only lasts where its owners are responsible to not abuse it. Here is where America has lost three of its "four freedoms" and the fourth is in jeopardy: they have turned away from God and begun forfeiting freedom.

"God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love." By : John Dryden

Friday, September 08, 2006

War on the People of God

There has been a lot said in the last few years about why "they" hate us. Here is my take on the subject.
First of all let me define the "us" and "they" of my opening line. The "us" is the United States, but also inseparable from the "us" are the people who worship the God of heaven, that is the Jews and the Christians. The "they" are the smaller subset of Islamic extremists within the larger group known as the "World". The World (capital "W") is not the globe of the Earth. The World is:
...That organized body of people, contrary and opposed to the things of God and Christ, whose head, whether they know it or not is Satan!

Why "they" hate "us" is as simple as Cain and Able.

Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
GE 4:6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it."
GE 4:8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Cain and Able were presenting sacrifices to God. Cain's sacrifice was not of the kind that God wanted. God needed there to be a blood sacrifice to remind them, and be representative, of the sacrifice that was to come in the person of Jesus. The supreme sacrifice for sins, once and for all, would be the Christ, Messiah, Son of God. Until that day happened, animal sacrifice with the shedding of blood, reminded the presenter of sin = death, and a price must be paid. There could be no relationship with God and life without first paying the price of sin.
Who exactly was Cain angry at, was it God or Able? I think he was jealous of Able and angry at God. Notice that his face was "downcast" that is a position of sadness but also of shame.
Didn't God say, "If you do what is right, will you not also be accepted?" Cain sought to erase the shame of his unacceptance, but on his pride filled terms. He couldn't make war on God so he made war on the man of God's favor! As if God would change his mind once the favored standard had been erased.

4000 years later...

Roll forward 4000 years. The scene is the temple in Jerusalem. Jesus is in front of the
Sanhedrin...The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God." MT 26:64 "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."
Filled with pride of their position, they were faced to acknowledge Jesus as God and worship him properly or kill him. 4000 years after Cain killed Able the Jewish leaders did the same to Jesus. In both cases Blood was indeed shed to cover shame of guilt. Some even shed their own blood, while killing others, in a futile attempt at acceptance.

2000 more years...

Another two thousand years have gone by. Once again it is time for the Living God to show up and receive the sacrifice of worship from his beloved creation, and once again those who are filled with pride are attempting to erase the accepted of God: the standard of righteousness from the Earth. Those who hate us are filled with pride. They can't make war on God so they make war on the people of God. The Jews are the "chosen people" and God has said that at the last they will know their Messiah. Satan is once again attempting to make God's word a lie. Once again he is attempting to exterminate the Jews so that all of God's word concerning them cannot become truth in fact. And while the Jews did not accept the Messiah at first, they still insist on worshipping the God of heaven instead of Satan. Satan hates the Jews for this and because God has said, "they are his". Satan controls the "World" with the ring of pride in their nose and will use the "World to TRY to destroy the Jews.
Christians have offered up the proper sacrifice. That is to have "believed on Christ". Paul says, "RO 11:17 If some of the branches [Jews] have been broken off, and you [gentile Christians], though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root" That makes "us" in the eyes of God accepted, favored, and chosen people of God as well. Therefore the "World", which is angry at God and jealous or our acceptance and blessing, hates us as much as the Jews, and wants to destroy us!

A world without God and guilt

The "World" wants a world without God and guilt. They have made up their own gods who tell them what they want to hear and do. They feel that if they can erase the standard of truth, they can erase the guilt of sin, and so they make war on the people of God.
America, though not all Christian, is viewed a Christian, and as a protector of the Jews. The "World "cannot create the world that they want until America has been brought down to insignificance. At the present all we are hearing through the media is that everything USA and everything religion is bad. It seems to be that the "World" mantra is if you can't say anything negative about USA, Israel, and Christianity, then don't say anything at all. All good publicity and good deeds are suppressed and ostracized. America's enemies are inside this country as well as outside. This country and the truth and freedom that it stands for will not last long in its present form. Satan knows his time is short. He wants ALL the people of the earth to be subject to him and worship him. He will not stop until he reaches that end or until intervened upon by God.

In the late 1700's Jonathan Edwards wrote, " if there is not an revival soon, there will be a Christian holocaust". We are again at that point in time. Pray for another "great awakening" and remember that Jonathan Edwards went out and started one.

A Place to Run and Hide

Today's world and especially America is fixated on the X, short for extreme experience. We have Generation X, x-soft drinks, x-games, extreme dating, x-climbing, (x-sports of all kinds, for that matter), extreme wealth accumulation, and who could forget religious ex-tremists. The latter find their particular thrill in seeing bombs blow people to bits, planes crash into skyscrapers, and pulling the trigger of a snipers rifle aimed at unknown and unsuspecting innocents. It all adds up to extreme insanity. What is the point? Why press the boundaries of injury at the edge of death and suicide? My thought is the need for a dying people to feel alive, reinvigorated, powerful, temporarily invincible, and immortal.
Is this any different today than it was at any time in the past? The preacher/Solomon in Ecclesiasties says "there is nothing new under the sun". He saw all the X-games of his time and he saw that it was all vanity.
God told Adam, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." You know the story, the Serpent came slithering around and convinced Eve, with Adam watching and doing nothing, that God lied about that death thing and was in fact withholding something from them, by forbidding them to eat that beautiful fruit.

GE 3:6 When the woman (Eve) saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
GE 3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"
GE 3:10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."

Their first death was a spiritual death, and while their spiritual eyes were darkened, their physical eyes were opened. For the first time Adam looked at Eve with lust instead of pure love and Eve looked at him with need but also contempt and distrust for his failure as a leader. Worst of all instead of knowing the joy, peace, love, and awe of the presence of God, they knew fear at the sound of his footsteps. That sound instead of ringing life in their ears was ringing death, and they hid! Physical death did finally come to Adam after 930 years. The Bible says that to God, "A day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day" Adam died a spiritual death in a physical day and a physical death in a spiritual day!
Since that day each and every human on the face of the Earth has known the feeling, from deep inside them, of impending death. And we run and hide!
All of our need for physical excitement is really a need to feel alive and dull the ache of the impending death. We are attempting to fill our spiritual emptiness, and replace the need for the life giving Holy Spirit, with physical thrills. There is a big problem here. Our thrill seeking is usually in the form of some forbidden activity, or is sin itself in trying to replace God: a form of idolatry. The result is more guilt of wrongdoing and a greater sense of impending death. Worse yet we just got a little older. Time is running out. The cycle repeats, but this time it takes a little more thrill to feel alive and numb the feeling death. So the one whose drug of choice is say, "'sex"seeks out greater and greater levels of perversion. The drug addict seeks new and more powerful drugs, and in larger quantities, the mountain climber seek to conquer Mt.Evrest. And the man of conquest steam rolls over every nation until at last, "he weeps for there are no lands left to conquer".
Paul says, "but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!(Romans 7:23-25).

God desired to fellowship with his creation/man. He promised a redeemer, one who would "crush the head of the serpent". God took the garments of leaves, that Adam and Eve made to cover themselves, and made for them garments of animal skins. In order to do this he had to have poured out the blood of that animal. It was the first blood sacrifice, a reminder of the sacrifice of a life for a life, the need for blood to cover sins, and foreshadowing of the Lamb of God to come. God provided his Son to be that lamb. It had to be his Son because every son from Adam came tainted:already a slave to sin. It takes a free man to set a slave free. This redemption came also with choice. We can choose to accept Jesus as that sacrifice for our sins, and receive the life giving Holy Spirit, or we can reject him and keep trying to obtain life on our own.
When we accept Jesus as the sacrifice for our sins, God gives us a new garment. It is the garment of righteousness, the indwelling of Holy Spirit. The same Holy Spirit that Adam and Eve lost that day in the Garden. The same Holy Spirit that once filled them with the feeling of impending LIFE. The same one that they used to run to when they heard his footsteps coming in the "cool of the day". When we accept salvation through Jesus the repeating Law of Sin, guilt, and death is replaced with the Law of Grace, forgiveness, and life.
The is no longer a need to run and hide!

A song from Bryan Duncan

When I turn to You, You are always waiting
With a heart that understands before I speak
And I learn from You, All that really matters
Though a million years go by You'll still love me

I no longer look for a place to hide
Cause I know where I belong
When I turn to You
When I turn to You
When I turn to You, dear Lord I know that I love You

When I turn to You, You are watching over me
Through eyes that look beyond the faults I see
And I learn from You, You are always merciful
Though I remember all that You've forgiven me

I no longer look for a place to hide
Cause I know where I belong
When I turn to You
When I turn to You
When I turn to You, dear Lord I know that I love You

Bryan Duncan

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Law of Reaping and Sowing

I caught just a little bit of a radio program a while back while running and errand. I can't even say who the host was, but I remember his message:

Sow a thought....Reap an act!
Sow an act...Reap a habit!
Sow a habit...Reap a character!
Sow a character...Reap a destiny!

What are you sowing?

JOB 4:8 As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.

HOS 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the LORD,
until he comes and showers righteousness on you.

An editorial note:
I found out that the program was Grace To You - John MacArthur .

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Why did I decided to be pro-life

While it has been more than 25 years since Roe v Wade became the landmark Court decision on which legalized abortions are performed, they have been being performed since at least 1778 in America. I hold the belief that this shedding of innocent blood will eventually lead to the destruction, exile, and slavery of America. As a Christian it should be that all opinions and claims be supported by scripture.
Before I begin I want to make it clear that this is not intended to in any way to be condemning or guilt inflicting on my readers. I would hope that this writing would become a preventive "shedding of light" into a dark corner, and give scriptural information to help you make an intelligent argument against abortion. If in reading conviction is brought on the reader, then offer a prayer of repentance and move on. Christ's shed blood for the forgiveness of sins is greater than any of them, and "there is now therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..." (Romans 8:1). Seek Christian counsel if need be.
Rationallizing Life
Regardless of the reason given, for having or performing an abortion, one must first come to terms with whether it is right or wrong to do so, and will there someday be a reckoning. In that process there are three possible rationalizations that I can think of that can be made. (1) there is no God. We all evolved from amoeba monkeys and are all sophisticated animals with no real purpose, moral absolutes, or destiny of reckoning. (2) the fetus is not a life until it is in some stage of development or birthed. (3) That the aborted fetus will be sent back to God and reincarnated into another womb with a better chance of survival.
Rationalization #1 is simple Atheism. The Bible's answers to that rationalization are, "In the beginning God...."Genesis Chap 1 &2, and "The fool has said in his heart that there is no God"(Psalms 14:1) That is all the argument I am going to present it is all that is needed for the Christian.
Rationalization #3 is known as the belief in reincarnation. There is no basis for reincarnation in the Bible. It is Eastern philosophy and heavily put into practice during times of famines, when babies were thrown into the river (sent back to God) to be reborn in better times, or at the death of the father, the practice of "sutee". The Bible says bluntly, "it is appointed unto man ONCE to die, but after this the judgment"(Hebrews 9:27). As for Eastern philosophy God says, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligent I will frustrate". (Isaiah 29:14) ,and, "where is the wise man? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has God not made foolish the wisdom of the wise?"(1Corinthians 1:20), and, "There is a way (path) that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death". (Proverbs 14:12). Buddism is known as "a path" or "a way".Jesus said that, He ..."Is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."(John14:6).
Now for argument #2. This is the rationalization most often used by liberal politicians to justify a pro abortion stance. It is the question of when does life begin in the womb. ( If California Rep. Nancy Pelosi is to be heard that life does not begin until the "child goes home from the Hospital". Obviously to her life is a verb not a noun and that kicking, turning and thumbsucking in the womb is not action, and certainlly not interaction with the mother!! This is the beginning of political argument for Post Birth abortion in America. What is the difference between that and child sacrifice.) I offer this scriptural evidence of Life at the very moment of conception. It comes from the wombs of Mary the mother of Jesus and Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist. I think that it is the single best passage of Bible scripture that speaks against abortion. Luke 1:35 -45. It starts with the angel coming to Mary to tell her that she would give birth to the Messiah:

LK 1:35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God."
LK 1:38 "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.
LK 1:39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"
There is an astonishing occurrence here. First of all, the "spirits" of John the Baptist and Jesus had to be present in the womb for this to take place. If the spirit is in the body no matter how developed, isn't that life? Don't we say that when the spirit departs from the body that death has occurred? Then why do we not speak the truth and say that life occurs when the spirit enters the body? In verse 36 we find out that John the Baptist is 6 months in his mothers womb. Between verses 38 and 39 no time has elapsed: the angel leaves Mary and "at that time" she goes to see Elizabeth. Then at the moment that Mary enters the home and says, ["Hello"], Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit and John the Baptist leaps in the womb. When John leapt for joy in the womb, at the presence of his creator, would it not be fair to say that he worshipped Jesus? John 4:24 says that, "...God is spirit and must be worshiped in spirit". Here we have the spirits of Jesus, John the Baptist and , the Holy Spirit in the womb!! Here is Mary carrying the hours old fetus of Jesus and John the Baptist 3 months before being born knowing that the source of life and spiritual life has just entered his presence. In a sense the "age of accountability for John the Baptist was three months before he was born. Now those are two pretty powerful examples of LIFE in the womb.

Paganism and Witchcraft

My next argument against abortion Is what I call the anti Witchcraft argument. We are taught in the Bible to have nothing to do with witchcraft and the Occult. What does that have to do with abortion?
I looked up the word "abortion" or "abhorsion" in Oxfords Unabridged Dictionary. Along with the definition Oxford's gives the first usages found in English and American literature.
(1) the act of giving untimely birth to offspring, premature delivery, miscarriage; the procuring of premature delivery so as to destroy offspring.
First uses:
1547 Broorde "Brev Health iii" Abhorsion is when a women is delyvered of her chylde before her tyme.
1646 Sir T. Browne "Physitions...Promise therein a virtue against abortion".
1778 Robertson "America I, IV. 297. "The women by the use of certain herbs procure frequent abortions".
The 1778 usage is interesting in the light of witchcraft and the Puritan condemnation of herbal medicines and magic spells. Throughout the middle ages such herbal concoctions were compiled into a practice known as homoeopathy. The name homoeopathy was not attached until 1800. Those Homeopathic practitioners owe their craft to countless occultic practitioners who went before them keeping books of cures and spells. With the advent of sound science homoeopathy went away until recent years. Drug companies did use some of these books and investigated concoctions for active and useful ingredients. Once a substance was found to have value it was isolated and intensified. This process effectively removed harmful ingredients and most of all superstition.
In the 1400's the Catholic Inquisition was just getting started in identifying the enemies of the Holy Roman Empire. The Catholic Church had almost complete control over Europe and the lives of the people. 'In 1486 the "Malleus Maleficarum" or "The Witches Hammer" was published by two Dominican Friars, Heinrich Kramer and Jakob Sprenger. It was accompanied by Pope Innocent VIII's papal bull, which endowed the text with the highest Church authority. The "Malleus Maleficarum" was thereafter a law book for witch hunters for more than two centuries. In the "Malleus" there were three traditional crimes of witchcraft punishable by what the authors call the "extreme penalty"- burning at the stake. They are (1) using or advocating the use of contraception; (2) PERFORMING ABORTIONS, and (3) robbing a man of his virility.(Hitchock*) The use of herbs for contraception and abortion was declared, for a time what it is, witchcraft! Although the methods have been cleaned up and perfected by science they are still the same today in the form of the pill, Ru-486, and surgery.
The Hebrews were warned to follow God's laws when they entered into the promised land. if they did right by the Law they would be blessed, if they did wrong by the Law they would be cursed (Deut. Chapters 28 & 29). One of those curses was that their enemies would put their childern to the sword. Today America's enemies are being allowed and even paid to put our childern to the sword! Why do I call these people America's enemies? Because by the shedding of innocent blood they are condemning America to be destroyed. 1.5 million babies are being aborted each year in America. It is done in the name of sin. The reason are financial, refusal to be married or commit, to cover up sin before the result can be seen and cause shame, revenge against the father, and fear of health complications. It all adds up to selfishness, pride, and a lack of faith.
When a couple goes to or meets at a nightclub/party, has drinks and/or drugs, dances luedly to lued music and then leave to adulterous intercouse, they are performing the Pagan "Rites of Spring" ritual. Some of you might remember the May Day celebrations that accompany the rites of spring. The May Pole is a phallic symbol of the masculin half of the god/ goddes pair. A mound built of an artesian spring with a hedge built around it represent the rebirthing goddess. (thus the ledZepplin lyric 'if theres a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now, its just a spring clean from the May Queen' in "Stairway to heaven")The worship of this pagan pair involves sex and pregnancy to symbolize rebirth and reincarnation. In the fall at harvestime there is a sacrifice. Whether modern couples realize it or not they are performing pagan witchcraft with their irresponsible nightclub rituals. Prom night with its fullmoon themes, King and Queen, and almost ritual loss of virginity and sex, is another continuation of the pagan rites of spring theme. Spiritual adultery and Spiritual death become manifested into the natural realms as adultery and death!!

Blood Cries from the Ground

Satan's purpose in all of this is to bring the "sin of (America) to its fulness and cause God's hedge of protection to be removed from America. In typical war fashion Satan's little fighters are softening up the defenses so he can send in the bombers and lay waste to the place as he did to Job. (Job Chap 1&2)
When Cain slew his brother Able, God said to him, "What have you done? Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground that has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood (Genesis 4:10-11). We now have 47,000,000 million aborted childern crying out from every corner of American soil. Surely God is slow to anger and still holds out loving arms, calling us to repentance, even as Satan is screaming something about removing that hedgeof protection. I think Satan is about to have his way with his old enemy America, that has blocked his evil global plans so many times in the past. It seems to me that we have already reached that point in the "Dueteronomy curses" where "we push back our enemies on one front and they advance on seven"

The First Fruits

Adding to the shedding of innocent blood is the fact that so many of these childern are first pregnancies, "first fruits" of the womb, which God says belong to him. The firstborn carry a special "birthright"blessing from the Lord. Satan wants these for himself. He wants to rob them from us if he can't have them he wants to destroy or enslave them. the Ottoman turks built an empire on the first born males of faithless Christians, who were full of the fear of man rather than the fear of God. Those Christians traded their firstfruits to the ottomans for peace and the right to practice Christianity. The Ottomans took those boys, raised them islamic, taught them martial arts, and conquered the Middle East. They used the same blessed firstborn to oppress Christianity for 600 years. I wonder how many of todays sacrificed firstfruits were meant to be the greeat preachers, teachers, researchers, political leaders, and military leaders that we seem to be suddenly missing in America today. Tommorrow we will be as morally, financially, and spiritually bankrupt as Turkish Armenia.


Keeping in mind that idols are anything that we put before the Lord our God, here are some more scripures: "you slaughtered my childern and sacrificed them to idols. In all your detestable practices and your prostitution you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, kicking in your own blood"(Ezekiel 16:21-22)...."You built a mound [a place of Goddess worship] for yourself and made a lofty shrine in every public square"(v 24)..."because you poured out your wealth and exposed your nakedness in your promiscuity with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols, and because you gave them your childern's blood"(v 36)... "I will punish you to the punishment of women who commit adultrey and who shed blood; I will bring upon you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger"(v 38). Woe is America!

In the Begining of America and the Right to Life

Do we remember the day of our youth, when America was naked kicking in its own blood trying to bring forth a new nation. Remember the reason Pilgrims and others came here in the first place. Remember God's protection and providence that became the celebration of thanksgiving? Thanksgiving to who? This nation was born out of FAITH. Our Declaration of Independence from England says, "all have been endowed by the creator certain inalienable rights...The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". It is possible to think that 11 years later, when they wrote the Constitution, they changed their mind. The Supreme Court on Roe v Wade was wrong to side with the rights of the irresponsible over the rights of the innocent and helpless LIFE in the womb. American was setteled on the right to spiritual life, founded on the right to a free life, and built on the pursuit of happiness, all "endowed by the creator". Will it now be destroyed, sacrificed, aborted on the alter of adulterous idolitry and irresponsibility! Each and every American must decide that question. The next abortion may be the last by our choice or God's.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Illegal Immigration and Abortion

Please consider the possibility of a link between illegal immigration and abortion. Since Roe v Wade there have been upwards to 47 million abortions:

"Using AGI (Alan Guttmacher Institute) figures through 2002, estimating 1,293,000 abortions for 2003-05, and factoring in the possible 3% undercount AGI estimates for its own figures, the total number of abortions performed in the U.S. since 1973 equals 47,282,923."

There are at present an estimated 8-11 million illegal immigrants and another 14 million children born to them here in the U.S.

Please consider that God loves us and wants a full happy, healthy and prosperous life for us. I think that when he places us in the womb he also grants the blessings that set in motion all the economies of such a life. What if that life were aborted? Is God an "indian giver" that he would take back those blessings? Is it not possible that people are running across the border to scoop up the fallen blessings meant for those aborted children.
This thought first came to me when salaries began to run up during the technology boom of the late 90's. Business media began to report that the boom was unsustainable due to the lack of labor force. At that time I remember some in the U.S. celebrating 25 yrs since Roe v Wade and estimates of 25 million abortions safely performed. At age 25 a child would have graduated college and had a couple of years experience in the workforce. Add another million or so per year after that and we have a sustainable labor pool flush with youthful ideas, strength, and ambition.
Yes, I know that not all go to college to become tech. engineers, some work at Wal Mart and the like. Some even grow up to wash floors, farm, and mow lawns for a living. that is exactly my point.
It's just a theory or is it?

9/11/01 Part II

I could not help thinking that day about the humanity in those towers. Many there had worked in the trade and financial markets and were very wealthy. Many there were climbing the corperate ladder and seeking to duplicate the financial and professional success of their boss. I wondered how many of them had ever read or heard this verse from the brother of Jesus?

JAS 4:13 Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

It is very important to begin our journeys and days seeking the will of God for our lives. Shortly after 9/11/ 01 we heard in the media many threats and possibilities of more terrorist attacks. These parts of scripture jumped into my thoughts and I could not get them out. It was as if God were saying, "We are about to pass through "roaring lion" territory, stay close, and listen for my voice, you will be safe".

JN 10:14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me-- 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep... listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd... 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one."

1PE 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1PE 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
1PE 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

After 9/11/01 came the great earthquakes of Pakistan, the Sunami in the Indian Ocean, The great hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, and the potential epidemic mutation of the Bird Flue. Can the increased frequency and amplitude of the major catastrophic events be and thing less than the beginning of the "birth pangs" Jesus spoke of in Matthew Chapter 24:

MT 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
MT 24:4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, `I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
MT 24:9 "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Draw close and listen carefully sheep!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Treatise on The E.U., 9/11, and the Book of Job

This is an observation that I made shortly following the terrorist attack of 9/11/01. While I have talked to many people about it I never wrote it down anywhere to save it.
In the book of Job we get a look behind the curtain of the spiritual realms and see how Satan works and his limitations. God brags to Satan about the faithfulness of Job. Satan argues that if "the hedge of protection" was to be removed, so that he, Satan, could destroy Jobs blessings', then Job would curse God. This is similar to Jesus telling Peter that, "Satan has asked to sift him like wheat". Its nice to know that Satan is limited in what he can do to the righteous. When he is allowed to test and get in behind the hedge of protection he reveals what his ways, motives and plans are.
Any one who has looked into biblical "end times" prophecies has read the the Antichrist will probably rise to power in the revived Roman Empire and from there control the rest of the world, before he moves his capitol to Babylon. The majority of writers point to the European Union as the Revived Roman Empire. The E.U. comprises the land area controlled by Rome at its height and the populace of Roman ancestry.
Now the E.U is being built on three foundations; Economic, political, and military union. To qualify that statement have copied research with a web like here:

Europe had to witness a second catastrophe, World War II (1939-1945), so that it fully becomes aware of the suicidal absurdity that nationalist rivalry had led the continent to. The necessity of some type of European integration in a new way to reorder the European political map became evident.
Three realities evinced the necessity of this new orientation towards the European integration:
Firstly, the Europeans' awareness of their own weakness. Second World War had put a definitive end to the traditional European hegemony in the world. The two new superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, had a very superior economic, political and military might than the heterogeneous group of European States.
Secondly, the conviction that it was necessary to avoid, by all possible means, coming back to a confrontation among European States. The two world wars had begun as European civil wars and our continent had been the main battle field in both. Essentially, it was a question of searching an accommodation between France and Germany. A compromise that would be endorsed by the USA. The European integration will paved the way to guarantee peace.
Thirdly, the extended desire among many Europeans to create a freer, fairer and more prosperous continent in which the international relationships were developed in a framework of concord.
[In 1950] , the French government proposed the establishment of an European defense Community (EDC). This project was aborted in 1954, when the French Legislative Assembly vetoed its application. The EDC, that implied a strong military and political integration, was substituted by the Western European Union (WEU). Since NATO and WEU overlap, it has had a minor role in European defense.....
In spite of this mishap, the integration process went on. The Treaty of Paris was signed in April of 1951, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). The common High Authority common was presided by Jean Monnet. The Six: France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Low Countries and Luxemburg made up this first European Community...It was evident that economic integration was the only practical way toward a political union that should be achieved after a long time. The failure of the EDC had demonstrated that political and military union was still an utopian objective.

If Europe is to take center stage in world dominantion than it seems to reason that the United States must recede in the same arenas. Enter Satan hedge left, driving Al Qaeda, with three targets in mind. Satan, when allowed, attacked the same three institutions in America that he was using to build his earthly kingdom in Europe. The World trade towers were important centers of our economy. The next target hit was the Pentagon, our center of military organization. The third and most likely target of the attack was the White House or the Capitol building, our center of political union. That was probably the destination of the plane which was crashed in Pennsylvania.

"Moussaoui, the only person charged in the United States in connection with the September 11 attacks, took the stand in his own trial in Alexandria, Virginia March 27, 2005 and testified that he was supposed to fly a fifth airplane into the White House as part of the September 11 plot. Moussaoui, 36, a French citizen of Moroccan descent, said convicted "shoebomber" Richard Reid was to join him as part of the crew in the suicide mission. " (REUTERS/Sherburne County Sheriffs Office/Handout)

I remember that grocery store checkout rag sheet that had the headline and picture, "Face of Satan seen in world trade towers smoke". Indeed it was!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

the Christianity difference

Did you ever take a good look at the major differences between Christianity and all the other religous systems out there. For me it is one of the reasons I believe Christianity is true. "broad is the road to destruction, but narrow is the path to life"! Swim against the crowd!
Religion is man attemping to make himself good enough to reconcile himself to God. Do enough good deeds to balance out the bad ones. In some cases (crusades and Jihads) shed his own tainted blood as a sacrifice. It is: salvation by works to obtain grace.
Christianity is God making man good enough for himself. It is God's good work and self shed pure blood as a sacrifice. It is: salvation by grace enabling good works, without damning pride, to follow.
I kind of like God's way better. I think that his efforts are always going be better than mine. (Did you ever try to create a universe from nothing) Who are you going to count on for your destiny, him or you?
One more thing: the founders of the other major religions claimed to be Seekers, Teachers and Prophets. Jesus made the claim to be God and backed it up with selfless love, irreffutable teaching, accurate prophecy, miracles, and ressurection.
Now who do you want to count on, Jesus, or the others and yourself?

Monday, January 02, 2006

Rights and freedoms under attack

In the last few years we have heard a lot of talk from the political left and the proponents of "political correctness" about how the political right and the Christian right want to take away our hard earned rights and freedoms. At the same time The ACLU has gone out of its way to and doubled its efforts to remove "God" and all mention of "God" and creationism from everywhere publicly seen or heard. These two groups have also fought bitterly for control of the High Courts. Are the two campaigns of public opinion and policy connected and why?
I believe that these groups are closely related and that their leaders have a single minded agenda. Consider that the foundation of this great country is the "Declaration of Independence" and the subsequent "Constitution" and "Bill of Rights". All of these documents were written by mostly the same founding fathers with the goal of creating a new nation of free people. All of the freedoms and rights of United States citizenship spring from these documents. What was their basis for thinking that we should and could have such freedoms?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." —

There it is, those certain unalienable rights were endowed upon men by their "CREATOR"! If the creator can be eliminated then the rights are not unalienable. Further more the intire basis of the constitution and our government crumble into nonexistance. The enemies of freedoms and rights are not the religious right or "Constructionist" judges, it is the left and ACLU. Under the guise of fighting for one persons right to not hear or see any opinion or belief contrary to their own they are chopping away at the supports of all freedom.
It is interesting how they fought against "one nation under God" in the pledge of alliegence. If it is nation is not under God, then it is divided. No matter what our political disagreements have been in the past, when attacked from outside we have always united and stood together under God and fought for what the Judeo/Christian ethic has taught was civil and humane. With this in mind the left has even removed "so help us God" from Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech as inscribed on its Washington Memorial. A historical revision to rival anything the old Soviet Union ever published to be sure! The next battle on their list is "In God We trust" on our money.
What could their motive be except to tumble the government by the total corruption of the Constitution. And what kind of government would they establish? To save time I am copying a newsletter from "Constitutionally Speaking" by Devvy Kidd, published in WorldNet

'The ACLU was founded in the 1920s by Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman, described as a "progressive" and "the perfect feminist."
Earl Browder was general secretary of the Communist Party of the United States from 1930 through its dissolution in 1944. When the party was reconstituted as the Communist Political Association later that year, Browder was chosen as its president. Browder proudly proclaimed that the ACLU functioned as "a transmission belt" for the party. To deny the ACLU's founding was attached at the hip to communist organizations is to deny what can easily be proven as truth.
For the past few decades, the ACLU has been on a major crusade to destroy Christianity in America, promote filth under "freedom of speech and expression," and of course, vigorously defend the homosexual culture of death. On Jan. 10, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr., D-Fla., read a list of 45 communist goals into the Congressional Record. Below are the communist goals being implemented by the ACLU in their quest to destroy America's culture and traditions:

Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
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.
Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings," substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and television.
Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural and healthy."
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."
Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
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. Obliterating the American past, with its antecedents in principles of freedom, liberty and private ownership is a major goal of the communists then and now.
Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.'
Devy Kidd

Does anyone remember the various Communist revolutions and the bloodbaths that followed. Was there any "Freedom" that resulted or upgrade in the standards of living. Does anyone remeber what happened to ideas of faith and God under the various socialist governments.
Rights and freedoms are only maintained where God is held high. Furthermore the rights, freedoms and respect for women is only held high in Christian nations.
Christians get out of the political left!!