Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas To You

       Tis the month to express joy and appreciation for Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The only one worthy enough and willing to come down to the earth in order to die a cruel, undeserved death. A death undertaken in order to provide us humans a second chance for life. The first opportunity was doomed when the first man, Adam, was unable to live a pure, perfect life in front of God. But Thank God, one who was, is, and always will be perfect and bless the Lord willing, came down to earth and walked and lived a perfect life. A decision He made Himself to walk the earth. A decision He did not have to say yes to. No, nobody forced Him to come down to Jerusalem. Nobody forced Him to put up with all the verbal and physical abuse, all the spitting, and nasty looks, lies, and deceptions. He could have simply opened His mouth and whished every single individual away. He could have stopped Judas Iscariot on his track and immediately put an end to his plans.  "What you are about to do, do quickly", He said (John 13:27). A lot of us would have been shaking our knees while creating some kind of a quick exit plan. But He said "do quickly". He had no fear, not even a slight hesitation. And He carried on His back His cross, our cross. Our weight, every single one of our sins was hefted upon His shoulders as He carried our infirmities to that place called the Skull. Here His wrists and ankles were nailed to a large wooden crossed. Hanging on a cross, accompanied by two criminals who were more deserving of death He hung, while taking more abuse and verbal taunting by the crowd. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One", Luke 23:35. One of the criminals hanging on his own cross had the nerve to hurl insults at Jesus challenging Him to come down and save Himself. Many of us would have felt insulted and likely replied back but Jesus did not flinch. The other criminal defended Jesus rightfully stating that the two of them deserved their punishment but Jesus did nothing wrong. Christ, being the gracious and forgiving one, told the wise criminal that he will follow Him to paradise. Facing death Christ was still able to be gracious toward another being.
       In the end Jesus committed His spirit into His Father's hand and then breathed His last breath. But then lo and behold in three days Jesus Christ the King defeats death and comes back. This is called the resurrection. He comes back showing His disciples, His followers, and the enemy Satan himself that He has won. Love has won. The real love won not some wanton form of lust sold on television. Christ defeated sin. He has defeated death and all Christians around the world can yell hallelujah and dispel from fear.
       That is why as the media sings and prances while it continues to remind the world about ISIS. And why the media rejoices about gay marriage, and abortion, while urging their audience more and more to reject Jesus Christ and His church. And the reason for television, news, and radio's embracing of Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga, and the message from Islam while discouraging any positive reminders of Christ. The media continues to embrace "Happy Holidays" and Santa Clause while intentionally ignoring the true story of the Birth of Jesus and the real reason for the season. This is the reason why the news should often be seen for what it is just a mass cycle of continuous data full of both good and bad information. Kind of like the Tree of Good and Evil. Be careful of what you digest from that tree. And be ever poring over and digesting the Word so that when someone either in screen or in person speaks nonsense of Christianity or substitutes Happy Holidays for Merry Christmas, or replaces Jesus Christ with Santa Clause, etc., you will know and understand the truth. You will know what God's Word says compared to what Rush Limbaugh or Robin Roberts says. And you will less likely be led astray to follow some cult craze like yoga or feminism that will lead you to nowhere else but death.

       Merry Christmas! God Bless you. May your dreams and wishes come true. Stay grounded on God's Word not the television. Attend a good church. Go to your prayer and Bible talk meetings and don't give up on God.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Singing the Devil's Song

       The Eagles of Death Metal, a previously mostly unknown band except for a fringe of purist heavy metal fans, are now remembered for the band performing their music during France's own version of 911. The band was playing inside the Bataclan Concert Hall, located in Paris France. They were an hour into their show until three men walked in and began firing away. The attack was very deadly killing 130 people and wounding more than 180. A result of hatred from a radical religion that just cannot seem to be able to allow people to breathe and walk the earth outside of the strict guidelines of what is written in their Koran.The news media mentioned much about ISIS the Islamic group behind the attacks, as well as the ringleader of the Paris attacks Abelhamid Abaaoud and his henchmen. News about ISIS growing threat to the United States and much of the western world as well as a rising distrust of the true intentions of the religion of Islam in itself has dominated the media. But a band called titled "The Eagles of Death Metal", their fans, their purpose on stage inside that concert hall has pretty much been kept hush hush, why?
       According to Kevin Swanson, during his radio show, Generation Radio, The Eagles of Death Metal were singing an eerie titled song: "Who Will Love The Devil Who Will Sing His Song"before being violently interrupted by terrorism (Kirwell, 2015). Here is an excerpt of their lyrics:
Who'll love the devil?...
Who'll sing his song?...
Who will love the devil and his song?...
I'll love the devil!...
I'll sing his song!...
I will love the devil and his song!...
Who'll love the devil?...
Who'll kiss his tongue?...
Who will kiss the devil on his tongue?...
I'll love the devil!...
I'll kiss his tongue!...
I will kiss the devil on his tongue!... (http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/e/eagles_of_death_metal/kiss_the_devil_lyrics.html)
Who will kiss the devil? Definitely not me. These fellows had no problem kissing the devil and their devoted fans with their pompous bouncing up and down, fist waving excitement were following right behind them. These folks showed their devotion to the devil and Satan awarded them with what he promises all of his followers, death. The group's loyal fans were singing and dancing to the devil. He, in return, presented to them the fire along with the suffering he promises his followers: When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever Revelation 20:7-10.
       The devil deceived his followers and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. Here in Paris, this same devil used his servants, a rock metal band, to lure their followers into a trap where they were gunned down by another group of servants led on a different mission but with the same purpose, the same end, death. One group being led by fiery lyrics and frenzy band playing what basically amounts to a satanic worship church service. Another group being led by a sermon filled with anger and hatred so strong, so terrible, that it will enable human beings to strap bombs and bullets to their flesh and blow themselves up just for the purpose of creating death. What now? What is the end for these suicide fanatics? The burning fire has not ended for them. They are presently still surrounded by the mighty blaze, still feeling the heat. No, this is not a majestic place of eternal heaven, no beautiful virgins here to satisfy lonely souls. It is the reality of eternal hell that is provided for all nonbelievers who do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. And for the people celebrating the devil, they are going straight to his kingdom inside the everlasting fire. Except in their destination there is no partying, no guitar playing, no drum beating, no pretty girls, or sexy men. There is eternal punishment, eternal damnation, The Big Lie. Whew, if only they knew. If only someone could have warned them. Some, perhaps many did receive warning but for one reason or another refused to listen.
       And for the survivors, as they endured their worship service to the devil, we can ask them, did they enjoy his presence? These folks were dancing to the devil's song. They actually witnessed his works as their friends were getting shot up. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work I John 3:8. Again, did they enjoy the works of the devil? It is obvious, the devil does not play and he will not waste time sacrificing his followers if one is foolish enough to offer his or her soul and body on top his platform. The lesson here is that the devil needs to be taken seriously. It is not that we should fear him because when we are armed with God's armor and sword we are much stronger than Satan. But we do not need to be dancing up and down partying with him. We do not need to treat him as if he is our buddy. Forget those rock concerts you see in those music videos with the band members drinking blood and yelling chants to Satan along with their fans. Forget those ladies showing off their bodies for all to see while they engage in crazy sex acts. The consequences for these deeds and immoral behavior are not always immediate, not always witnessed on CNN Headline news, but they do exist. They happen. Females and males are raped. Unwanted pregnancies occur. Friends get involved in freak car accidents where one or more die. Friends commit suicide. Parents lose their children. People lose their jobs. Kids enter their schools and shockingly discover that the kid always wearing the weird grin had just emptied a bunch of bullets on several of their classmates. Friends, peers admit, too late, to themselves that they did not really know their friend real well. It begins somewhere. Why note allow it to end with God?

Who'll love the devil?...
Who'll sing his song?...
Not me. I am definitely not marching towards the gates of death just to make a show for someone who hates my guts. I am not singing his song. I am going to sing for Jesus Christ. Jesus hung on the wooden Cross for me with spike nails hammered through his wrists and ankles. He already took the beatings and sufferings for me making it unnecessary for me to have to blow myself up in order to meet paradise. Too bad that Abelhamid Abaaoud did not know about Jesus and His song, His gift. Too bad for Abelhamid Abaaoud's followers who ended up dying as well. They did not get to realize life. They did not get to receive the good news that Jesus Christ was willing to offer them if only they would allow themselves to receive Him. It is terrible that a religion would encourage its followers to end their lives and the lives of others in such violence and America has a Liberal media too unwilling to love the people of this country enough to warn them of such danger instead of bowing down to political correctness. Fortunately America does have people in this country who are willing to share the Good News: that the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ is free. Will you love Jesus? Will you sing His song?
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:16-21

Kirell, A. (2015, November 23). Pastor who hosted GOP: Paris victims were 'devil-worshippers'.             Retrieved from:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/23/pastor-who-hosted-republicans-paris-victims-were-devil-worshippers.html

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween's quiet Bye Bye

       When I was a kid Halloween was a big day celebrated by all people from young to old, but especially the young. As children the day would begin with just about every kid in school dressed up in some kind of costume. The older we got the more fancy or clever the costume. Grade school children would dress up like cartoon or comic book characters, Scooby Doo, Batman, Spiderman, Fred Flintstone, etc. In middle school the entire school would gather in the auditorium where each class would pick the best costumes and the student would also pick their favorite costumes from their teachers. Towards the end of the day just about all the children in the neighborhood would go out trick or treating. Kids rang the doorbell continuously throughout the night yelling "Trick or Treat". At the end of the night one would count his/her candy and afterwards make their best effort to make that candy last as long as they could. At least I would.
      But I remember each year during the Halloween season, on the Sunday before the holiday my pastor would always preach to his church a powerful reminder. He would tell us what the true meaning of Halloween is. That this is a holiday meant to celebrate witches and goblins. That this is a night where witches and true satanists held ceremonial rituals praising the devil as well as the dead. He would tell us that some people take this day seriously like Christians do Christmas. He would remind us that every piece, slogan, ritual of the holiday came from some kind of pagan custom or ceremonial observance. Terms like pagan druids, Celtic priests, ghosts, spirits would fill the sermon. Explanations of how Celtic druids wore animal heads and skins to acquire the strength of certain animals and how people would provide food, or treats to the spirits at night for fear of receiving malevolence or some sort of dire consequence for failure to provide properly for them.
       Now as an adult after long moving far from that area I have realized a major change in the holiday. I don't know if it is just this area or society in general but Halloween is not celebrated as loudly as when I was a kid. My children tell me that in their school less than half of their classmates dress up in costumes. There are no school parties, no costume dressing contests, no large gym or auditorium meetings. There is not even any casual passing of candy. During Halloween night only one family knocked on the door to say "Trick or Treat". I know that it is not the neighborhood because in the previous neighborhood we lived in about 3 years ago the trick or treat traffic was similar except there may have been a couple more families knock on the door and these were people we knew. Anyways there was nowhere near a continuous traffic. Halloween just is not what it used to be. But who knows I may be wrong. It may just be because I now live in the south or because I live in suburb of a large metropolitan area. It may be because the city I grew up in was a small town and people were more carefree and trusted each other. Maybe most people in the metro area would not dare allow their children to knock on their neighbors' door and trust what they would place in their bags. Or it might be because the neighborhood is more religious and people here simply are not interested in celebrating a pagan holiday. Whatever the holiday is not the same and I am fine with it. I have no interest in celebrating the devil and make sure to remind my children each year how I feel about this day and why they will never catch me celebrating it. Well one family happened to knock on our door and I was happy to give their children some candy. I was also happy to pass along a fun but informative tract explaining my feelings about the holiday and why a some people do not celebrate it. I hope the message works.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kim Rowan's Continues Fight For Her Rights

     Kim Rowan, embattled county clerk, now infamous for her recent role in the battle for Christians against gay marriage is still understandably in the media headlines. She has stood headstrong against countless numbers of media backlash, criticisms from the public as well as politicians, and  members of Congress. She has also received a whole lot of support from members of both Democrat and Republican parties, politicians, Donald Trump, church members, and strangely the pope. Why strange? The pope in past political and social disputes often sided with the liberal agenda. Pope Francis has sounded liberal to the extant that he has often been described as sounding like Obama. He earlier has shown support for same sex civil unions (not marriage) as well as an extensive redistribution of wealth (Sanchez, 2014). He made his earlier famous statements about homosexuals: "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" "Who am I to judge"? is an extremely popular quote from a Liberal looking for an easy way out from obey the Lord. Now he is showing support for Kim Rowan. Pope Francis made a recent comment after having a private meeting with her stating:  "I can't have in mind all the cases that can exist about conscientious objection, but, yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right. It is a right. And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right."
       And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector he denies a right. Now I am not a fan of the pope. For one I do not trust him nor Catholicism. Jesus Christ in the Bible made no mention of requiring an old guy wearing a funny looking white costume to travel around the world smile at people and give orders. Nor did He ever imply people parading and glorifying such a person (or any person except Christ Himself of course) as if worshipping an idol. But what Pope Francis said to Kim Rowan and to the world is interesting. "Conscientious objection is a right and part of every human right. It is a right. This statement is supposed to resemble The United States Ist amendment of the Constitution. Congress should make no law prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech. Therefore even after the recent judgement by the supreme court making gay marriage legal and the supreme court's judgement against Kim Rowan stating that she cannot refuse to issue same sex marriage licenses, the supreme court has no right to make such laws or rulings against anybody. Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech. It is against the law for the court or Congress to create laws eliminating citizen's right to follow the ways of their religion. The Supreme Court is not the Supreme ruler or lawmaker of the United States. Neither can the court simply create laws out of the air because they have a majority atheist members who don't respect The God, the Bible, nor Christianity. That is why the First Amendment was written to protect Christian people and other citizens of the United States from a possible future uprising of another religion (ex liberals, atheist, Muslim, etc.) that may increase in numbers and grow hostile to non supporters of their beliefs. The Liberal party has grown into a hostile party and certainly needs to be kept in check from trying to take over the Christian people of the United States while enforcing their own immoral rules and make them the law of the land. The same way the Muslim fighters in the Mideast took over countries like Iraq and Iran that were once upon a time dominant Christian regions of the world but are now known for deep Islamic allegiance as well as hostilities towards those who happen to object Islam.
       Americans need people like Kim Rowan to fight back and not allow homosexuals and atheists to tell her that her Christian beliefs are not important or that they don't belong in the government. Unlike what they believe Christianity and the Bible highly influenced the creation of the Constitution. The Constitution of America was not designed to favor Liberalism or atheism as her antagonists insist on believing. Freedom of religion does not equal shutting out people's rights to not follow the religion of atheism or to not follow their belief in God once they enter into government. Freedom of religion, unlike what is often commented by many readers in a lot of these articles written on Kim Rowan's fight with the Supreme Court , does not equal people, government, and business being allowed to tell you to leave your Bible and your beliefs at home simply because they do not respect them. The Liberal party and their gang of followers are simply trying to rewrite the constitution into their own version of what they want to occur in the government as well as US businesses and eventually homes. Kim Rowan is right she needs to fight back. She has done nothing wrong. It is her right. Gay people cannot force her to accept their behavior as normal. It is her right to follow her belief that homosexuality is wrong and gays cannot get married. No one should be able to place her in jail for that. Hopefully someday someone will get it right and Kim Rowan will received monetary compensation for the abuse forced upon her. 
       Thankfully she is receiving help from people, churches, politicians like Mike Huckleberry, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. Hopefully she will stand tall and realize that she is more importantly receiving help from the greatest supporter of all, God. He of all is the greatest and only supporter she really needs. Hopefully Kim Rowan's head is full enough of the good knowledge and wisdom to realize that she does not really need the pope's help. Who knows if that guy is honest about his stance with her or if he has something else in mind. Not that it is impossible for him to take the right stand but she honestly does not need his help. And I hope that she does not fall for the awe of him being the pope and actually meeting him in person to fall for the trap of losing focus on the cause. This is a fight for Jesus Christ and Christianity. A fight against being forced to accept and follow the behavior of homosexuality that is plainly written in the Bible as not only being immoral but also as an act of evil.
  Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Sanchez, N. (2014, July 31). Pope Francis Too Liberal? House Republicans Seem          To Think So. Newsmax. Retrieved from http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/pope-francis-too-liberal-republican/2014/07/31/id/586013/


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kim Rowan, Underestimating a Determined Christian

       Kim Rowan, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same sex marriage licences, is finally freed after being forced to sit in prison for six days. After hearing learning of the news hallelujah screams were being fired by both Christians and non Christians here in the US and much of the world, but where do things go from here? U.S District Judge David Bunning, who ordered her release, said she shall not in anyway interfere indirectly or directly with her deputy clerks in the distribution of marriage licenses to gay couples. The judge stated in his words "all legally eligible couples".  Well, what is Kim and the rest of the firm American believers against gay marriage going to decide on doing now? Do they obey the judge and bow down to atheist groups like the ACLU and the Americans for Democratic actions? Do they follow the religious teachings of scripture defying groups like the Presbyterian Church (USA)?
       Kim Rowan because of her faith in God and persistent desire to walk in obedience toward Him refused staunchly to provide approval for marriage certificate to gay couples. Even though many government officials and presidential candidates, like Republican runner Carly Fiorina,  like the President Obama, the abrasive Donald Trump, Kentucky governor Steve Beshear, and President Barak Obama himself were against  Kim, using the law as their excuse the county clerk still boldly stood her  ground, She went farther in her stand for God, taking more abuse then most people would have even come close to tolerating. She did not appear to much of the government and liberal media to have much going for her. Only one of her six deputy clerks stood with her in defying the Supreme Court ruling and that was her son. She did not appear to much of the government and liberal media to have much going for her. But help and strong words of encouragement kept on pouring in from good politicians, as well as churches, thousands, perhaps millions of Christians. Prayers kept on and continue to keep pouring in. Republican presidential candidate, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee ran to her side to provide her support. He stated that the Supreme Court, by itself, does not get to decide what the law of the land is. He earlier started a petition for her release that drew more than 55000 signatures (Scott & Diamond, 2015). Presidential candidate and former senator Rick Santorum stated that he disagreed with forcing people to do something that they believe is a grievous sin. Senator Rand Paul (Ky) called her jailing absurd. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal supports Kim Rowan. Senator Ted Cruz (Tx) personally arrived in Rowan County Kentucky to show support for her.
       This may have been a huge mistake for the pro gay supporters and judge David Bunning to have made. A match has already been sparked underneath the toes of Christian men and women living in America when the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal. Now their very navel is being torched and burned with the reality of people's jobs being interfered with and individuals being forced to participate in a grievous behavior that Bible firmly calls an abomination (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13), Homosexuality is one of several sins listed in I Corinthians 6:9-12 that will send one to hell if not repented. Now Judge Bunning has released Kim Rowan from jail on the threat to send her back if she interferes with her clerks issuance of  the marriage license. Judge Bunning has set up an extremely tense show down between his authority and the freedom and rights of Christians walking and breathing all over America. He has brought up issues and defense of the IST Amendment that gives Americans freedom of their religion. Attorneys will be all over this. Republican candidates are already all over this. This issue will likely affect whoever gets elected as the Republican Presidential nominee.
       From one reading and browsing through these news reports and hearing Kim Rowan's emotionally charged but courageous speeches to the press, she does not appear to be at all ready to quit. This woman looks like she is going to staunchly refuse to the very end to allow her office to grant marriage licences to gay applicants. She may even fire her deputy clerks who was issuing the licenses under the order of Judge Bunning. Which now leads to a question of the legitimacy of those marriage licenses. Does Judge Bunning have the authority to place those marriages done in Rowan county under his name? Can a marriage license in Rowan County be officially legal if not signed and approved of by Kim Rowan? This fight is far from over. Atheists, pro gay rights groups have not clearly understood but maybe now will begin to understand how much suffering a True Christian will undergo to defend and obey her God. This is not just a matter about laws. Well now wait, even the laws as mentioned are in question. Many Christians in America still do not believe that Supreme Court, 9 people, have the right to simply state that gay marriage is legal and it becomes legal just like that, especially when many US citizens and governors, in their very own states, already legally voted to make gay marriages illegal. How much power and authority over each individual state and each legal citizen does the Supreme Court actually have?
       These are questions and comments that will be going back and forth through all these television news editors, commentator, government representatives and politicians for the next several months, perhaps years. This is an argument that may likely change America permanently. A lot of people are not going to go for this acceptance, especially not their personal involvement in the legalization and encouragement of homosexuality. A lot of people will not support this gay marriage hype and not just staunch Christians. Islam law forbids homosexuality. Orthodox Judaism does not accept gay marriage. Surprisingly, even with the 60% support numbers paraded by the pro-Liberal media many non religious or even atheist people are not supportive of gay marriage. Their opinions are simply ignored by many television and news reporters.
       This is a stunning news of events for many Americans. Many cannot believe this. For them a man or woman being gay is not a big deal or as often mentioned by the media "none of my business". But for many they have already seen this coming and now are ready to fight. America better be careful. Remember what happened in England several hundred years ago when they had a pompous king who belittled Christian people and believed he could treat them anyhow. His callous, unwise behavior eventually created war and what we now call the United States of America. Be careful Steve Beshear Be careful President Obama. Be careful Judge Ginsburg and Sotomayor. Be careful.

Scott, E. & Diamond, E. (2015, September 4) Mike Huckabee To Visit Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis In        Jail. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/03/politics/2016-kim-davis-presidential-candidates-responses/index.html

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Leave Donald Trump Alone

       The name Donald Trump and his often hysterical comments have been played repeatedly on air throughout the media. What does Donald Trump think about this and what did Trump say about that? Everybody who watches television has heard about the now infamous verbal battle Donald had with Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly. The duo squabble initiated with Megyn's charging statement: "You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals," Trump interrupted her while smiling charmingly,"Only Rosie O'donnell". Kelly kept pushing it, "For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O'Donnell. You once told a contestant on celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hilary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?" Donald Trump replied "I don't frankly have time for political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either," ( Klein, 2015).
       Trump continued "Honestly, Megyn, "if you don't like it, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn't do that." And the war of words, preconceptions, misconceptions, among news commentators, journalists, politicians (especially presidential candidates), and the everyday Jane and Joe have been rolling since. America has heard from companies, celebrities, presidential candidates who have been jumping up and down criticizing Donald Trump. The Great White and Blue has also been hearing from commentators, everyday people, including women who have come to Trump's defense. The nation, funnily, has also heard from people representing both political parties and the general public who are simply sick and tired of hearing the name Donald Trump altogether.
       When looking at the situation and trying to determine right and wrong, one cannot help but look back at the both 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and how the media so influenced the thinking of American voters and the American citizen cannot afford to fall for it again. I agree with Donald Trump, to some accord. yes political correctness has controlled for too high of an extant the decision making of both the people elected into power and the voters of this country. Political correctness has dragged America down economically and socially and we don't have time for it. Political correctness has influenced American leaders in making crucial decisions involving one practicing his religion in school or another being able to freely run his own business guided by his personal religious beliefs. Now, Donald could have made his point in a much nicer tone, but that is Trump, that is how the guy communicates and Megyn Kelly with all her years of experience being a journalist knew that or at least she should have known. She at least should know that if she was going to charge at Donald Trump with a tough, personal question he was going to charge right back at her, no holds barred. She should be ready to handle his sharp/rude replies without turning the debate into an emotional Megan versus Donald "Primetime Smackdown".
       Donald Trump has a point, America is in trouble and this country has to be ready to make some tough decisions. We have important decisions to make. One of them is deciding who is going to lead this country after Obama leaves Washington and we cannot allow people like Megyn Kelly to make that decision for us. I mean, Megyn Kelly is nice. She is smart, entertaining but it is not her job to be trying to influence who we want to vote for the Republican nominee. It is not her job to fight for woman's rights while officiating the Republican Presidential Debate. That is not what the program is about nor is the debate her forum. If She is angry with Trump about comments he made in the past about women then she should set up a personal one - on - one with him and allow the two to squabble it out on their own time. If viewers wish to entertain themselves watching such a debate, fine. Air it, but just not during the time when we are supposed to be hearing the Republican presidential debate. This is a presidential debate to help America decide who they want to represent the Republican Party during the presidential race not hear her to bicker about woman's rights. And I have no problem with woman's rights. I love woman. I just don't believe that the subject should be the centerpiece for the Republican Presidential Debate. America has much bigger challenges that it is facing at this moment of time.
       If Donald Trump is a sexist and if he is totally anal against women then America is capable of figuring it out themselves and deciding whether they do or do not want him to be elected as president. If Donald Trump's previous comments regarding women are indeed demeaning and make automatically make him ineligible to become a US president, that is up to the American voters to decide. America does not need Megyn Kelly to weed out our presidential candidates for us. That is not her job. Her job is to simply ask the candidates the tough questions and to ask them in an unbiased manner.
       Since Donald Trump announced his run for the 2016 presidential office the media and other political candidates have been bashing Donald Trump left and right. Every other comment from a journalist has began "how do you feel about Donald Trump when he said blah, blah, blah." "Do you think that Trump was appropriate when saying blah, blah, blah?"  The presidential race is about selecting who is going to be the leader of the United States of America, not the media being Donald Trump's personal babysitter. What about ISIS, the conflict occurring between Russia and Ukraine? the conflict occurring in Syria, how long America plans to keep troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. What about the continuously growing conflict between the Christians in this country and those who are atheist? There is a growing number of children in school who are living in poverty. They are going to school everyday without eating breakfast. Arguments and clashes like the ones between Trump and Kelly are the type that spoiled people engage in who are clueless about the real problems that are occurring in America. I know that a lot of people will disagree with me but women's rights is not America's top problem. Women's rights is a problem and women do need to be treated better but compared to poverty, lack of jobs, low wages, sky rocketing school fees it is not America's highest priority. And even if it is, people like Donald Trump still deserve to be able to get up in front of the camera and be respected because he is a US citizen like everybody else, who pays his taxes and has contributed both financially and economically to the growth of this country.
       In the 2012 presidential race the media contributed greatly towards helping President Obama win the election. The media refused to discuss Obama's failed economy and practically ignored the occurrence even when Republican candidate Mitt Romney tried continuously to bring it up (Trump Defends His Treatment of Women, 2015). Right after the Libya attack in September 11, the media initially reported Obama as being a hero and reminded voters of his power as commander in chief. But as news began leaking portraying Obama as something different than a heroic commander, news of Benghazi was pushed aside to the sidelines. Media moderators like ABC's Martha Radditz and CNN's Candy Crowley ran heavily biased, left leaning debates frequently interrupting  Mitt Romney and bombarding the discussion with an often Liberal program.
       The media, even right leaning stations like Fox news has often shown to be incapable of being fair to each politician. That is the main reason why I always make every effort to not allow CNN or Fox news influence who I want to be elected for a government position. Donald Trump makes some interesting comments regarding ISIS. He said he will knock them out and then take the oil for America. "They have great money because they have oil"(Heavey, 2015). He is right. Not only is he right, what he is saying is not rocket science. ISIS has a large abundance of oil as does Al Qaeda. Both own a ton of money because of it. Knock the crap out of them and then take their oil. Why not? He wants to build a high wall on the Mexican border. Yes that plan does sound crazy, but maybe he has a point? Maybe some kind of structure or force needs to be placed at the US-Mexico border to keep illegals at bay. Maybe the President and Congress can work on building some kind of structure on the American -  Mexico border to keep illegals at bay. I don't mean build an entire wall down the whole border line, but a partial wall, with some guards placed here and there. And there could be a plan created where border patrol will change the land areas where they are patrolling every few weeks or days. The government would keep secret the order of which areas they would be patrolling. It won't protect the border area 100% but it's a start.
       Whether Donald Trumps ideas are crazy or sane it is up to America to decide. I like Donald Trump. That does not necessarily mean that I will vote for him but his comments may affect who I decide to vote for. It is great to hear someone talk in front of television who is not afraid to speak up about certain things because of what groups like Planned Parenthood will say or what National Organization of Women are going to do. Left media has constantly insisted on branding anyone who disagrees with anything these organizations stand for as a male chauvinist or sexist. That is foolish. Planned Parenthood gets to be lauded for helping slaughter babies and one cannot criticize them? No, that is not the country America was meant to be. America is supposed to be a place where if I disagree with someone's opinion I can come out and say it without harassment. I should be able to disagree with Planned Parenthood and NOW and not be immediately labeled as someone who hates women. I should be able to hold opinions that differ from LGBT groups and not be quickly dismissed as a "bigot". This is the plan of the Enemy to quickly turn much of America from a pro-Christ mindset to one that is extremely secular and mainly anti-christ, many without even knowing it, through the immediate silencing of the voices of the individuals who disagree with him. Political correctness is commanding American people how they can and should feel concerning every single social topic. The decision is being made by popular Liberals who dominate the media air waves. It is agreed upon and praised by the Obama's and Clinton's in order to maintain their popularity especially with the younger generation and some minorities. And then a huge official stamp of agreement is forced upon the country determining what is and what is not accepted. Those who are not willing to follow the rule set is heaped upon them names and have their opinions drowned out by the media air waves and their brainwashed followers. Nobody is allowed to have their own opinion anymore, especially if it does not follow along the mainstream line of thinking.
       So leave Donald Trump alone Megyn Kelly. He is an American and is allowed to have his own point of view even if at times it is annoying. Even if you do not like it he is still allowed to have it. And though it surprises you and much of the media, a whole lot of people want to hear it.


Heavey, S (2015). Donald Trump on ISIS: 'I would knock the hell out of them,' and then 'I'd take the oil for our country'. Business Insider. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/r-trumps-plan-for-islamic-state-put-a-ring-around-it-2015-8

Klein, E (2015) Donald Trump's fight with Fox News and Megyn Kelly explained. Vox. Retrieved from http://www.vox.com/2015/8/8/9121377/donald-trump-megyn-kelly

Trump defends his treatment of  women, tries turning tables on Bush, (2015, August 9). Retrieved from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/09/trump-defends-his-treatment-women-tries-turning-tables-on-bush/

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Obama Leave Kenya Alone

       While reading articles and readers' commentaries on President Obama's pleading of East Africa's beautiful country of Kenya to abandon her laws against criminalizing homosexuality I grew amazed at this leader's tenacity toward carrying the world flag for this awry behavior. Let's see, ahh, world hunger, fatherless children, high murder statistics, crime, drug abuse, national security, poor economies, company layoffs, unemployment, workers overburdened with paying off large student loans, increasing cost of tuition, high taxes, high gas prices, poor education in many neighborhoods' public schools, decreasing value of people's homes, African, Middle Eastern civilians being bombed and harassed every day by Allah fanatics, etc., etc., etc. And this guy wants to talk about supporting homosexuality?!? One has to wonder where is this guy coming from and does he even care?
         Let's look at Obama's father's home country, Kenya. Here is the home of one of the most advanced economies of East Africa with an emerging market but as of 2005 still comprised of 17.7% of its people living on less than $1.25 a day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya).  In Kenya, the agriculture economy employs 75% of the country's workforce. Imagine 75% of Americans working in farms, raising goats, or harvesting corn. Here is a country that needs new ideas and money for creating jobs, attracting companies, further educating its people to create new and bigger markets. Obama's priority is homosexuality. Obama, you are the president of the most powerful country in the world, one of the most powerful governments of all time, people from all over the world are looking upon you, trusting you to accomplish great things. We are talking about the Kenya, home of your father. You have a big moment to visit the huge continent of Africa in the country that is home to your paternal ancestors and the best you can come up with is homosexuality? This is unbelievable and a great disappointment not only for Kenyans but Africans in general. I have spoken to people from Africa living in America and heard their roar of approval when you won the lead office in America. I heard even louder roaring of approval from African Americans when discussing your winning the office. I went to Nigeria and heard some approving comments about also much concern about your moral decline. But All in all, for the most part, black people living in the world looked upon you to create change. CHANGE, that was one of your popular presidential campaign slogans. Yes black people of the world need change. Kenyans are looking for some vibrant changes, but not in the prospects of homosexuality. Johnny marrying Jimmy is not going to improve the lives of Kenyans. Juanita marrying Tanisha is not going to cure the problems for the many fatherless black children in America. Juanita and Tanisha's kids still are going to want to know who their daddy is, especially their son. They still need to have a male role model to look up to. Gay marriage is not going to improve Kenya's economy. Homosexuality will not improve manufacturing or create better schools. 
       Yes I am disappointed and I am sure millions of Kenyans are as well. When their son got elected president I am sure they were hoping for new jobs, millions, perhaps billions of dollars in aid, assistance toward improving the tourism economy, free world advertisement, maybe even one or two documentary films. Hey, even a couple of more visits so that the world could notice how much this president of the United States loves his homeland. But no this guy comes to the home of his father to preach homosexuality. Ohh, the disappointment is just there and one cannot just fathom. I am sure if Jesse Jackson had ever won the presidency (miracle) and visited Africa, he would have accomplished much more.
       No Obama, Kenya does not need homosexuality. Africa does not need homosexuality. Homosexuality will not solve Kenyans problems. In fact it will make their problems much worse as it has for America. Just as you won the office promising to unite this country, America has become more divided than ever with increase crimes and crazy people shooting innocent folks in businesses, schools, churches, because they have no where they can go to ask for help in solving their deep psychological issues. Obama's solution is homosexuality. No Obama homosexuality is not going to solve America's problems. Greater approval for the behavior is making it worse as it will for Kenya if this country ever decides to takes the poisonous bait.
       Thank you Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, for sticking up to President Barak Obama. I know it is not easy, but one has to know what is good and what isn't for his country. One also has to have the courage to stand by what he knows is good for this country even while a powerful force in the media and Western World politics is trying to dissuade you. Good job Uhuru Kenyatta for not buying that old black slaves, Civil Rights excuse. You showed the world that you are not an idiot. Comparing African slaves to homosexuals is like one trying to assimilate boiling fire to polar ice. It is like night and day. God did not call black people an abomination nor will simply being a negroid preclude one from entering unto the Kingdom of God. And no one has ever proven that anybody is ever born an homosexual. Finally an important figure in the world news had the ability to think for himself and not allow Liberals, media harassment, money, governmental influence to bully him while forcing him to change his moral standards. Please Uhuru Kenyatta don't change. Kenya does not need US money or support not for this at least. Not in exchange for wickedness. Hopefully a new president will replace Barak Obama and enter Kenya with first an apology and an aid offer with no moral strings attached.
         My apologies to Kenya and their president Uhuru Kenyatta. Your son came to your lands and insulted his people. But no worries. Stand up look upon God. He is where your real abundance will be found. Here is someone who has a true concern for your people and well being. And you don't even have to be pro Democrat or even Republican. You just have to place your faith in Him and I promise you there will be so much more treasures and rewards to attain your banks and storehouses will be overflowing. 
       So no thanks Obama. Kenya does not wish to invite homosexuality in their lands to spread diseases and curses among her people. And please do not come over to Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt, and the rest of the beautiful African continent to demand more moral poison to be spread across these lands. Like President Uhurua Kenyatta said "The fact of the matter is that Kenya and the United States share so many values. But there are some things that we must admit we don't share" (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-clashes-kenyan-host-urging-155554118.html?bcmt=comments-postbox). I am one hundred percent with you Uhurua as are millions of people and many nations spread throughout the globe


Talev M. (2015, July 25) Obama clashes with Kenyan host, urging gay rights expansion. Retrieved from http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-clashes-kenyan-host-urging-155554118.html?bcmt=comments-postbox
Kenya (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved July 26, 2015 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya

Monday, June 22, 2015

Not About The Guns

       Another horrific, bloody tragedy took place in America. One so senseless, leaving millions of Americans to repeatedly ask "Why". How can a fellow human being bring himself up to committing an act so cruel, so wicked? One just cannot imagine. And again from the left side we hear the continuous argument about gun control. From 2016 presidential candidate Hilary Clinton we hear a loud, defiant proclamation stating she will not be afraid to keep fighting for common sense reforms because of all this senseless gun violence (Fox & Friends, 2015). Current President Barak Obama calmly states that once again innocent people were killed because an individual who wanted to inflict harm had no problem getting his hands on a gun. Sad it is and quite desperate how two prominent, well liked leaders from the left used a horrible tragedy such as this brutal slaying of nine innocent people to twist it into an opportunity to fight for a popular political stance. A young, white man walks into a black christian church as a visitor. He is greeted and welcomed by the church's black christian members. He sits in the bible meeting, listens to an hour of preaching, praise, and worship, then gets up and begins annihilating these folks with gunfire and some one wants to call this a gun control issue? These folks were in the House of God studying the Bible, having prayers and some guy simply shoots them down because he simply don't like black people and Christians. And they dare blame this heinous act on the Second Amendment?
       Dylann Roof's (the killer) friends describe him as a racist who often complained about black people in general claiming that they are bringing down the white race. He wore a patch to celebrate apartheid in South Africa. This individual obviously held a deep hatred for black people. Too bad Barak Obama and Hilary Clinton did not speak intentionally about this fact or at least care to mention it earlier to the media. And not just Obama and Clinton but the entire left media seems to be fully committed to bashing the right wing, the NRA, and anyone else remotely supporting these groups while ignoring the obvious fact that this guy harbors a lot of hatred for black people and the church. How many people are bold enough to go into a church during service and gun down members of Christ's house of worship as well as their leader then afterwards just carry on with themselves without a care in the world? Just looking at the dude's face as he was being carried off while shackled he still appeared as if he was on a mission. One could tell that he felt satisfied with his action and held not even an inch of remorse. Why won't Clinton and Obama talk about the lack of care in this man's face for the lives he has ended? Why won't ABC News or Chuck Todd create a news report or documentary discussing why/how this country has come to the point where roughly every six months to a year a cold shooting massacre occurs in America? Since Columbine in April 20, 1999 over twenty senseless shooting massacres have occurred, many occurring in schools and universities, places where people are not supposed to meet any threat of violence. And all of these killers carry the similar distant look on their faces. That look portraying a mind that is simply blank, seared off any semblance of conscience. Could a knowledge of Jesus Christ have helped any of these people? Could the constant reminder that Jesus loves them and will provide for them regardless of what the bullies, abusive parents, mean friends, enemies, an unfair boss and coworker may have said or even done, maybe have changed their minds and led them to a different path, another choice in life? Could Dylann Roof meeting Christ earlier in his life, before he had already made up his mind, motivated him to seek Jesus for the miraculous cure and defeat of whatever demons were provoking him?
       Perplexing how as America continues to fight  for further separation from God and for silencing the Bible, and the Christian church, more and more of these senseless crimes take place. And each time each one takes place a prominent person quickly mentions the NRA and/or gun control as in clockwork. Gun Control is announced and preached in order to immediately remove any suspicion of this act simply being committed by pure evil. What is occurring today America represents an almost everlasting chain of violence going back to Columbine, to Edgewater Technology employee, Michael McDermott shooting and killing seven of his of his coworkers at the office in Wakefield, Mass to Terry Ratzman killing nine people plus himself at a hotel church service in Brookefield, Wisconsin, to the mass killings of 32 people by Seung-Hui Cho April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech. And there are so many other murder massacres that have occurred in this country going even back to the 1800s one could write books upon books describing these crimes. And these atrocities do not include the everyday murders, rapes, beatings, child molestation, etc.. that occurs in this country. Let's also include the media and much of America's hyping up of homosexuality and gay marriage. America's problem is much bigger than "gun control". This country has an evil problem. Yes, I agree there may need to be a little tweaking of the right to own a gun but I don't believe that alone will solve America's problem. America has an evil problem. There are a lot of evil people walking and breeding in this country thinking evil thoughts, doing evil acts, some of them are on television, some of them contribute towards the daily news shown on internet, television, and print, some of them are even active in politics, running for various offices. America has an evil problem and until the people admit it and work together to deal with it, sadly, this country will continue to endure these types of crimes.

'Fox & Friends ' (2015, June 21), Ben Carson on Fallout From Carson Attack, Lead in Polls. Retrieved from http://video.foxnews.com/v/4311029031001/ben-carson-on-fallout-from-charleston-attack-lead-in-polls/?#sp=show-clips

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Supposed Decline of Christianity

       The Decline of Christianity in America, the author goes on writing happily of the supposed decline of Christianity as if it is a wish come true for him. As I read one of these articles go on and rant about the fall of memberships of once highly populated Catholic churches in the northeastern parts of the US and the closings of Protestant churches in the Northeast and Midwest, as well as the decline of memberships in even Southern Baptist churches I keep saying to myself "Man this fellow has no clue what Christianity is all about. And this is quite literally an ongoing publishing of articles and comments one will notice or walk upon every now and then. Quite a few "experts" have gone on writing and talking at will of this supposed soon downfall of Christianity and often with seemingly great anticipation. A Christian who has read his/her Bible and who is close to God will think out loud "these people have no clue who God is!"
       Often I hear about the dearth of live bodies in many of those old catholic and protestant churches located around Europe. They say that many of these pews are empty Sunday mornings while the numbers of atheists in much of Europe continues to rises. Researchers and news magazines are constantly reporting articles full of polls and surveys showing a dwindling interest of christianity in America. Online news reports of Islam replacing Christianity in southern Italy and other places in southern Europe. People have reported there being more atheists in countries like Germany than there are in the United States. More Muslims attending mosques in Britain on Friday than Anglicans attending church on Sundays. The North American Mission Board once reported there being 28 churches for 10000 Americans back in 1900. Just fifty years later there are now 17 for every 100,000. That number being reported as the population in the country has risen tremendously.
       First of all probably the biggest important detail about Christianity and one that is mentioned over and over again in the Word of God as well as TRUE Bible Believing Churches, one that many people, especially atheists, agnostics, and similar thinking people do not seem to comprehend is that not everybody who says he is a christian is truly a christian. In fact there are a lot of people, likely the large majority of people who call themselves in this world Christians who are not true friends of Christ.

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-23.
A lot of people, yes even some of those shouting and screaming Jesus Christ's Name while dancing on the church stage will be met during the Day of Judgment with Christ's daunting words "I don't know you".
22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”
He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’
“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’
26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’
27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’
28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. Luke 13:22-28
       Jesus Christ made it clear to His disciples that the road to heaven is narrow. That means that getting to heaven is hard. That also means that the dude you saw at church who cussed you out the same day he preached a brewing sermon about the Holy Ghost may not be a real Christian. Or aunt Mabel who always goes to church but who also has a new man sleeping over her room every other weekend may not be a true Christian. All of these popular tv evangelists who have messed up big time that are favorite targets and at times psychological weapons use by Jesus Christ antagonists and other such non-believers, some of them may not be true Christians. Let's peruse through a list of them. Paula white, Jim Baker and Tammy Faye, Jimmy Swaggert, Ted Haggard, all of these one time highly revered Christian leaders, and some likely still have highly devoted followers, messed up big time. And this leads us to another highly misunderstood point of Christianity. Christianity is about following Jesus Christ not just the leaders. Jimmy Swaggert is not the author of the Bible. He is just a guy that took a highly responsible task and made a major fumble. And this is not to say that all of these guys are not Christians or that any man who claims Christ but somehow behaves spiritually erratic is headed to hell but it is a big clue that there is something wrong occurring and that instead of blindly following the pied piper maybe someone ought to get his or her Bible out, have a conversation with God and find out what He wants him or her to do instead.
       Another important detail about Christianity that is misunderstood is when people mention crimes committed by major religions and nations under the Name of Christ. For example the murdering of pagan priests and people accused of being witches between 315 and 6th century. Emperor Karl (Charlemagne) who beheaded 4500 Saxons in 782 because they refused to convert Christianity. The Crusades in places like Turkey, Hungary, and Jerusalem that slaughtered thousands of Muslims and non Catholics. Native Americans who were slaughtered in North America many in the name of Christ. And the often mentioned slaves from Africa who were brought to the Americas and where false teachers used the Bible to back up their mistreatment and enslavement of them. All of these were false teachings. Non of these acts accused of being committed in the name of Christ are supported anywhere in the Bible. These acts were committed by bullies and criminals who very likely did not ever study their Bibles. They took orders from dishonest leaders and assumed that what they were preaching must be true simply because of their status held. Others may have known their teachings were wrong but did not care. They were getting land, money, power, and free labor.
       I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. Romans 16:17-18 ESV
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. Colossians 2:8 ESV.      
       If one would pick up the Book and read it for him or herself the person will know that Christianity has always been related to the dwindling of numbers. 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple Luke 14:25;33. The number of true Christians in America, Europe, the world is likely even much smaller than the amount imagined by these authors. But this is not Big News. The details has already been predicted two thousand some years ago by the Messiah. The same information is preached every Sunday by the true Christian churches located everywhere in the world. The message is mentioned all over the Bible, in both old and new testaments.Anyone who wants to know, anybody who is interested can pick up the Book and learn for him or herself. And if the reading is difficult for them they can go out church shopping. There are churches out there with members who are not even leaders who probably know one hundred plus times more about the Word of God then many of these writers and so-called experts who have know clue what Christ had predicted for His Church. Let's call the dwindling of church membership and church numbers Christ's huge trimming season, when He shaves off those whom He knows are not or perhaps never were in it to win it for Him. The Bible is full of true stories where God cut down the numbers in order to show His followers that He does not need a huge crowd in order to get the work done. Spend some time to read over some of these stories before allowing yourself to accept whatever popular figurehead on television or worlwide intellectual declares about God or Christianity. What does the Bible truly say about what a Christian is? How does Jesus describe a Christian?  Are the two equal?

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Old and The New

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17 King James Version.
       Here is a verse I used to here often as a young child but I hardly hear anymore. As a man in Christ one is supposed to be a new creature. Old, bad habits are supposed to pass away. Good, better habits should make this old person new. A nice, positive outlook for God's child but one that much of the world had great difficulty agreeing with. If one does not measure up to this statement by the Lord: "all things are become new", the person is typically called a hypocrite. Let's stretch this command from Jesus out a little bit:
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! II Corinthians 5:16-17 NIV
"So for now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view." Jesus tells us not to regard anyone from a worldly point of view. So does Jesus apply the word "hypocrite" as a typical person living in the planet earth would?

       As a frequent commentator on online journal and articles, typically yahoo.com, I have read the words "hypocrite" on a frequent and just about daily basis. Myself have even had these words fired verbally to my face. Much of the accusations of hypocrisy comes from not even knowing the person, just simply blaming Christians for actions and wars committed by Romans, Americans, Israel, Confederate slave owners, Republicans, tens, hundreds, even thousands of years ago. The commentator assumes that these are all the same Christian as what Jesus previously defined in the Bible.

  1. Matthew 7:21-23New American Standard Bible (NASB) “ Not everyonewho says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
 Often the accuser lumps all Christians together with tribes from Iraq or Afghanistan who call themselves Christians but have been accused of committed some at times atrocious acts. 
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation II Corinthians 5:16-19 NIV.
Jesus answers all of these accusers by earlier stating that "from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view." That means that when President Obama bashes Christians for standing up against gay weddings by calling them Hypocrites, while ignoring the thousands of Christians being slaughtered by Muslims in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and many others, we don't regard Christianity from his point of view. We don't allow people who praise gay marriages define who is and who is not a Christian. We don't allow people who openly disregard the punishment Christian Nigerians, Christians from Cameroon, and Niger are taking from Boko Haram to define who we are or who we are supposed to be as Christians. Those people are not themselves Christians and are trying to define Christianity outside of the Word of God which Jesus described as a Big No, No.
       Jesus took great punishment from the world while He was walking the earth. He took brutal beatings and verbal abuse from the very same Boko Haram, Liberal - Christian taunting folks who don't themselves desire to obey the Bible but in return expect perfection from Christian people. Jesus loves us but in the same way He loves us, He expects the best from us.

60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” 
62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Luke 22:60-62 New International Version (NIV)Jesus knew Peter's heart. The world would have called Peter a hypocrite. Jesus did not see Peter in a worldly point of view. It is time for Christians to take a long break from listening to the Oprah Winfrey's, Cyndi Lauper's, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Madonna's. Writers from the Huffington Post who have made a career out of taunting Christianity, those people writing those articles don't know Jesus. "Obama?", well I will leave that comment for somebody else. Read our Bibles. Jesus will tell you what a real Christian is and who are the true hypocrites. And that is all we need.