No Apologies Round Two

"Few if any recent generations could sit with a Bible in one hand and their newspapers in the other and see the fulfillment of prophecy, but for us it’s almost routine." Jack Kelly

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A God Thing

I have written before about those times when you're reading the Bible, and you have one of those "slap me in the forehead" moments. I had another one.

My friend and brother in Christ, David Jeffers has been doing an incredible series on his blog over at Salt and Light (see it in the side bar here and go check it out) . He's been teaching on the importance of Biblical principles, the founding documents and voting on these foundations. Voting for those who hold our values as dear as we do- those who don't separate their Biblical principals and their political asperations.

I have been having a big anger issue for quite a while about those in Washington (NO! I don't say!) While there is nothing wrong with being angry about dishonest and corrupt politicians, and those who are railroading the people, I have found lately that I am no better than those I see who are so hateful towards Biblical conservatives such as myself. I read the comments on so many political sites and some of the language is enough to curl your hair, some of it violently angry. Although I haven't been quite that bad, I have gotten to the point where I call people names and such, but it makes me no better than those who do the same or worse.

After reading Davids articles and devotions this week, and seeing such hatred from people on all sides of the political spectrum, I realized my sin and asked the Lord to help me. To help me not sin in my anger, to help me keep things in perspective.

I know that He is in control, and that all things- good and bad, He is working for His purpose. I'm not saying that He is pulling stings on anyone, and especially not those in power, but those in our capital and around the world in working for their own power, glory and ideals are in fact playing into what the Lord has already told us about. Unless you are a Biblical Christian and know the signs the Bible tells us about, you wouldn't understand how close we are to the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He laid out all the signs for us to follow so we would be prepaired. If you've read any of my prophecies series you would see how many of these are comming to pass before our eyes.

This is what I meant when I asked to keep things in perspective. Now, am I allowed as a Christian to get angry when I see a group of "elites" running this country into the ground and hurting millions of people in the process? Yes. Am I allowed to speak out at what I see as corruption and power plays at the expense of not only our citizens but also those of the world who are effected? You betcha.

What I can not do however is stoop to their own level in my anger, and I must be like Christ when dealing with these things. I need to pray (which I do) for them, that they would know Jesus as their savior, and that we can find Biblical minded people to run for the next elections- whether we have a few days left before Jesus comes or years before He comes. I need to keep on praying for those in power, I need to keep praying that our country will come back to the foundations on which God blessed so richly in the beginning.

Now, for my slap me in the forehead verses which I read last night.

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For evil men will be cut off,

but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;

though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.

The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy,

to slay those whose ways are upright.

But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Amen and Amen! Maranatha!

Friday, October 16, 2009

If it Looks Like a Duck, Walks Like a Duck....

You've all heard that little ditty, and most of you have most likely read the Biblical saying that you are who you are acquainted with.

Even though the lame stream media tried their hardest to keep such things from the public, we all know about Obama's ex pastor- rabid Black Liberation, anti Semitic, anti American Joe Wright. We also know about Obama's friendship and working relationship with domestic terrorist turned University professor (gee, imagine that!) Bill weather underground Ayres.

OK, now I know you're thinking, yeah, well that's old news. Tell us something new why don't you.

I'm working something out now, which will show how much this occupant of the oval office has such hatred for America and the founding documents including the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. It all boils down to who he is by his associations.

A few months ago, I wrote about the Czars. Remember, these people are non elected henchmen for the president, who never went through any vetting process, nor ever had to appear before congress or the senate. These people hand picked by Dear Leader have as much power as Dear Leader himself, but are answerable to no one but him. So who are these folks and why does it matter?

Lets do a quick rundown shall we. First off there was Van Jones. Thanks to people from everywhere but the mainstream media, Jones was exposed as a 9/11 truther nut among other crazy ideas- so before he could be quietly let go by Dear Leader, he stepped down as "Green" Jobs Czar.

We have more than 30 of them. Most of them are as crazy as Jones if not more frightening. So who are these people? According to Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and Democratic strategist, "President Obama is assembling the best and the brightest to help transform our economy to ensure that we can adapt to the new conditions that face us each and every day," she said. "These are people with special expertise."

Special expertise?! Due to space, I will only do a quick look at each.

Energy czar Carol Browner-
Worked on the Socialist International's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which argues that the global community must work collectively to address environmental policies .

Urban czar Adolfo Carrion, Jr.-Has undergraduate degree in world religions from Kings College; became an associate pastor at a Bronx church; earned his master’s degree in urban planning from Hunter College, he was an active campaigner for Obama, travelling across the country to speak on his behalf. He focused particularly on states with large Hispanic populations. The NY Daily News reported numerous developers made tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations to CarriĆ³n around the same time he was considering approving their projects in the Bronx

Science Czar John Holdren - Is an outspoken advocate of the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and believes the United States should sign the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty. In a 2008 New York Times op-ed, Holdren called climate change skeptics “dangerous” members of a “denier fringe.” In 1971, co-authored a paper in Global Ecology suggesting "some form of ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us before the end of the century." He is also a proponent of population control through forced abortion a la China.

Regulatory czar Cass Sunstein - In his 2004 book, Animal Rights, suggested that animals ought to be able to bring suit, with private citizens acting as their representatives, to ensure that animals are not treated in a way that violates current law. A man who's academic specialties include constitutional law, administrative law, and regulatory policy , he is a scary proponent of unconstitutional ideas such as repealing or severely restricting the 2nd Amendment, for population control through methods such as forced sterilization and abortion. He also stated "the state owns the rights to body parts of people who are dead or in certain hopeless conditions, and it can remove their organs without asking anyone's permission." Now if that doesn't give you the creeps, you have no heart.

You can go here for the full list.

Now, we also have other minions who surround the Dear Leader. Who are some of these people? Well, the latest, and also interestingly enough will be "leaving" her post at the end of the year, is Anita Dunn. For those of you who have never heard of her, she is the Communications Director for the Obama Admin. She is also the one who recently stated that " If we went back a year ago to the fall of 2008, to the campaign, that was a time this country was in two wars that we had a financial collapse probably more significant than any financial collapse since the Great Depression. If you were a Fox News viewer in the fall election what you would have seen were that the biggest stories and the biggest threats facing America were a guy named Bill Ayers and a something called ACORN."

She adds, "The reality of it is that Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party. And it is not ideological... what I think is fair to say about Fox, and the way we view it, is that it is more of a wing of the Republican Party."

Funny how Fox back then was reporting on ACORN, considering that non of the Dear Leader's news stations were silent about ACORN's exploits at least until this past summer when the corruption got so outrageous they had to have a fly by. Interesting side note, that although congress vowed to take away funding for Dear Leader's favorite community organizers, that was only a temporary stay- they will, unless people melt phone lines, be re funded starting on Midnight of Oct. 31.

Back to Ms Dunn. Not only is she not a fan of Fox News- did you know she is a fan of Mao! How about this, Mao is one of her favorite philosophers! Her husband is lawyer Robert Bauer, who tried to get the DOJ to prosecute conservative critics and punish TV stations for running an ad critical of Obama’s relationship with Weather Underground Bill Ayers. Her own firm did the ads for disgraced ex gov. Rod Blagojevich in Illinois in 2002 and 2006.

You can see her stirring pro Mao speech here.

We can be sure there will be more to come in following months. I just pray we won't be too late to do something about this. Make no mistake people. With the healthscare bills which promote elderly death counseling, abortion across the board, more govment involvement in people's private lives and this administration's tactic of cutting down and trashing critics- Marxist doctrines are running rampant in the White House.

More to come as news breaks. Until then, I will be working on our Constitution and how dear leader and his lackeys are doing everything they can to work against it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I Am Salt!

I can't say this any better. It's what I have talked (Preached?) about for years. Read on if you are SALT!

Do Something Worthy of Persecution

By Dave Welch

At the risk of offending all the sensitive pastors and young evangelicals who are so anxious not to be the "Religious Right," I would like to propose that it is time they do something worthy of persecution. I had the privilege of being in a meeting with Open Doors USA President Carl Moeller last week and heard about the incredible work they are doing to support our persecuted brethren in countries where it really means something.With the passage – again – of hate-crimes legislation in Congress last week as Democrats deviously leeched it onto the Defense Appropriations bill, the noose continues to tighten on biblical Christianity in America.Also last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, our ACLU activist-turned-judge, postulated that as a resolution to the "unconstitutional" situation of a cross as a veteran's memorial in the Mojave National Preserve, the federal government "remove the cross, then sell the land back to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which originally built the memorial 75 years ago."(A side note – Justice Ginsburg is late to the game … the "Market-Driven Church" has already "sold the cross.")To cap the week off, our president reaffirmed his commitment to destroy marriage and family by removing barriers to open gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, etc. practices in our military and overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.Not exactly a banner week for Americans who hold to traditional values and Judeo-Christian principles as espoused by 400 years of our forefathers. But then again, We, Those People, are really the problem anyway, are we not?According to British theologian and author Os Guinness, the "Religious Right" is the cause of the militant gay-rights movement, and we repeatedly hear major neo-evangelicals apologizing for and distancing themselves from the religious conservatives who have fought for the sanctity of life, the protection of the family and God's design of marriage.Let me give some good news to those of the "new" evangelical paradigm: Very few of you are in danger of immediate persecution through hate-crimes legislation, the pro-sexual diversity tyranny of the Obama administration, the global elites of the major media or even proponents of Islam and "inter-faith dialogue" on "social justice."Why? These evangelicals are no threat to them because they don't preach from the pulpit or speak publicly anything that raises a standard of significant opposition but rather placates the American Christian church into a state of spiritual, moral, cultural and political neutrality.The clear truth is that not even the most hardened secularist of the cultural or political left will attack a pastor for feeding the hungry, clothing the naked or sheltering the homeless. It is also clear that our Lord directs we do those things IN HIS NAME.The problem is that the social side of the Gospel is only of value if it is inseparably linked with the spiritual side of the Gospel and the "hard truth" of our sin nature with redemption only through Jesus Christ. His name is the offense, not the actions of religious conservatives.The message of our day for Bible-believing citizens is to feed, clothe and shelter the needy, but don't do it in Jesus' name; shut up and let us continue to steal your children, kill the unborn, glorify sexual perversions and force you to declare that all religions are equally true.Not on my watch.Those of us who refuse to parse our faith in that blatantly unscriptural manner are indeed going to be targets of various types of "persecution," but it is time we just say, "Bring it on!" I must bow with shame before my brothers and sisters in nearly every Asian, Middle Eastern, African and South American country who truly suffer and often die for simply following Christ.The American Christian church is largely an embarrassment to 2,000 years of our forebears not because we have stood too strongly but because we have not lived and practiced "holy living" as described by Dr. Moeller as the primary reason Chinese Christians explain the revival there under Communist tyranny.We have reveled in our comfort and blessings, sought peace rather than righteousness and fallen down before the evil in our land. The God-given duty to govern righteously was thrown off of the biblical bandwagon decades ago by the evangelical church to focus on "spiritual matters."There are two basic biblical reasons for persecution, both found in Matthew 5, and I will leave you to consider which we legitimately can claim in this country today:
Option 1: "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me" (Matthew 5:10, 11).
Option 2: "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men" (Matthew 5:13).Pastors in particular need to remember the warning by Mordecai to Esther as she was considering whether to risk her life to speak out:
"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14)Paul Middleton, one of my early mentors and a pro-life champion from Washington state, used to quip that it was his goal to either help bring about renewal and revival or "be first in line for the firing squad." How about you?

A little end note by Carolyn:

I don't want to get in people's faces, and I'm not going to intentionally provoke with anything I write or post. However, I will never shy away from teaching and writing the Truth of Christ, and since it is Christ's Name in which is offensive, I know that it may be that I will find myself in touble some day because of other people's version of tolerance. I am NOT politically correct, and I am NOT soft on opinion and truth. People are tolerant of all sorts of lifestyles, religions and speech these days UNLESS it is a fundamental Bible believing Christ follower.
All I can say is if you need to persecute me for my faith in Jesus Christ- Bring it on.