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The World Will Hate You: Jesus warned us that the world would hate us because it hated Him first. What is it that could possibly make the world hate you? Does defending Jesus bring conflict?
Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:04:51 PM by NYer
In Sunday’s Mass (Feast of the Presentation) there was an excerpt from the Letter to the Hebrews which describes our most basic and primal fear. The Hebrews text both names it and describes it as being the very source of our bondage: The Fear of Death
But I am not convinced that many of us understand the phrase as richly as possible, for “death” here is as much an allegory as referring to the actual and singular event of our passage from this world. In order to unlock the secret of the text I want to suggest to you an interpretation of the text that will allow its powerful diagnosis to have a wider and deeper effect.
Consider then this text from Hebrews:
Since the children have flesh and blood, [Jesus] too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. (Heb 2:14-15)
Now this passage is clear enough that the first origin of our bondage to sin is the devil. But it also teaches that the devil’s hold on us is the “fear of death.” This is what he exploits to keep us in bondage.
When I explore this teaching with people I find that it is difficult for many to understand it at first. For many, especially the young, death is rather theoretical. This is especially so today when medicine has so successfully pushed back the boundary of sudden death. Every now and then something may shake us out of our complacency about death (perhaps a brush with death) but as a general rule the fear of death is not something that seems to dominate the thoughts of many. So what is meant by the “fear of death” and how does it hold us in bondage?
“I’d love to see an atheist try to explain THIS. It’s a video about a recent discovery made by biblical researchers in Maryland.” …
Satan, Sin, and Sociology… (Re Cultural marxism, Humanism, Psychology, Etc.) | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !
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Satan, Sin, and Sociology
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Satan, Sin, and Sociology
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 10:32:48 AM by NYer
Satan falling from heaven, as depicted by Gustave Dore in an illustration for John MIlton\’s \”Paradise Lost\”.
In his first homily, given on March 14th, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful that “he who does not pray to the Lord, prays to the devil.” “When we do not profess Jesus Christ,” he further insisted, “we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.” Since that day, he has spoken often of the one he has called the “prince of this world,” and the “father of lies.” And, in the book, On Heaven and Earth, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio devoted an entire chapter to “The Devil”, warning that Satan’s fruits are “destruction, division, hatred and calumny.”
Christian Post ^ | 12/26/2013 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2013 11:56:55 AM by SeekAndFind
A Christian Arab is working on his plan to build a statue of Jesus in Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus which is now dominated by Arab Muslim citizens of Israel.
It will be, he says, larger than the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
\”Slowly, but surely, the Christian identity in Nazareth is beginning to disappear,\” said Bishara Shlayan, a Christian merchant seaman from Nazareth who has come up with the plan, according to Fox News.
Shlayan told The Jerusalem Post he is raising funds for the project from both Israeli Arab Christians and Jews.
The statue would sit atop Mount Precipice, from where a mob tried to throw off Jesus only for Him to walk through them without any harm, as recorded in Luke 4:29-30. The site is owned by the Jewish National Fund, a quasi-governmental, non-profit organization.
Last month, Israel\’s Tourism Minister Uzi Landau told Shlayan if he starts the project \”we will bless it.\” Official confirmation, however, is yet to come.
Churches are expected to join the effort to build the statue, said Shlayan, who has formed an organization called Diglei Habrit, or Flags of the Covenant, which would undertake the project. Shlayan wants international Christian organizations also to support it.
Nazareth\’s population is 69 percent Muslim and 30.9 percent Christian, according to 2009 data by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.
The plan is likely to face opposition from some people and groups. \”People who are against it, it comes from jealousy,\” said Shlayan, adding that some Muslims and Jews are not happy with it.
The opponents include the supporters of the new Muslim mayor, Ali Salam, who have said they would prefer a statue of the mayor rather than that of Jesus.
\”I don\’t believe in statues, but it is a symbol of love and peace,\” Shlayan said.
The project is part of Shlayan\’s larger plan to start a Christian Arab political party, which would be called \”Bnei Habrit [Allies of the Covenant], the Christian party of Israel,\” and support Israel as a Jewish state and national or army service for Arabs.
Robert Goldberg, an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America (formerly UJC) has shown support for the proposed party, Shlayan said.
Joe Sobran on what it is.
Run, Don’t Walk, To the Nearing Jesus. How Advent is a season of running more than waiting… “It is not just that the Lord is coming to us, but we are also journeying to him. In fact, as the Advent prayers in the Roman Missal instruct, we ought to run (don’t walk) and hasten, to greet him as he draws near.”
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:01:29 PM by markomalley
The Lord’s coming is near. And though we have all been well taught that the word “Advent” means “coming” there is the danger that we think we are only passively waiting for him to come. It is not just that the Lord is coming to us, but we are also journeying to him. In fact, as the Advent prayers in the Roman Missal instruct, we ought to run (don’t walk) and hasten, to greet him as he draws near.
The image of the Prodigal Son that comes to mind. His Father…………………………………
The Santa Claus Race Controversy Goes Way Beyond Just Political Correctness
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:24:03 PM by Kaslin
RUSH: Do you remember the controversy that came up with Megyn Kelly when she said that Santa Claus is white? And Jesus. But we\’ll stick with Santa Claus for this, because there was a teacher out there who really got this ball rolling. It\’s an AP story here from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. \”A suburban Albuquerque teacher who told a black student that Santa Claus is white has been placed on paid administrative leave.\” Rio Rancho school district spokeswoman Kim Vesely confirmed yesterday that the teacher is out of the classroom while the incident is being investigated.
Asia News ^ | 11/28/2013
Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:42:10 AM by markomalley
The persecution of Christians tells us that Christ\’s over evil \”is near\”, over \”worldly powers \” for whom religion is a \”private matter \” and who forbid worship of God.
At Mass this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke of the final struggle between God and Evil, which the end of year liturgy offers us in these days.
Renew America ^ | Nov. 1, 2013 | Linda Kimball
Posted on Saturday, November 02, 2013 11:38:54 AM by spirited irish
With over 500 pages and 1,200 footnotes, Ted Flynn’s book, “Hope of the Wicked: the Master Plan to Rule the World,” details many of the agendas of the global ‘elite’ community.
With several thousand quotes it uses the words of prime ministers, secretaries of treasury, secretaries of state, philanthropists and global business leaders to describe their NWO vision and their plans to bring it about as well as the convergence, on a global basis, of multinational corporations, foundations and the political and sociological instruments that would form a one-world government designed to bring about a New World Order.
Flynn writes that there is a confluence of events pointing to major changes that for many years have been coming to the world and they appear to be coming toward us more quickly now. Flynn argues that an 1846 heavenly apparition, a prophecy delivered by the Blessed Virgin Mary to two peasant children and approved by the Catholic Church is a stark and terrible summary of the major changes that have been coming to the world in general but the West and America in particular:
Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 10:17:13 PM by Cheerio
Former governor refuses invite to go on \’shambolic\’ Piers Morgan Live show
(Before It\’s News)
According to this breaking story from WND, Billy Graham has put out the call that the ’2nd Coming’ of Jesus Christ is soon upon us. How will we know Him when He returns? Will He be dressed in modern day clothing? Will He speak English? Is He already here upon the Earth and we do not know it? Have we really reached ‘the last days’? A video at the bottom of the page examines the 2nd Coming, pole shift and a catastrophic global earthquake that is prophesied to come along with His return.
The message was delivered, but was it received?… “C-Span footage shows her calmly walking to the dais where she began making statements about God, the founding of the United States, our Constitution, and the influence that Freemasonry played in the founding of our country. She warned House members that they could not serve two masters and that God will not be mocked. Unsurprisingly, Mrs. Reidy was whisked from the dais and ultimately taken to George Washington University Hospital for “mental evaluation.” She was released after about two hours of evaluation.”
By Doug Hagmann Sunday, October 20, 2013
Following the vote to suspend the debt ceiling last Wednesday night, 48 year-old Dianne Reidy, a floor stenographer for the U.S. House of Representatives for the last 8 years, surprised everyone when she briefly but unexpectedly took over the microphone on the House floor at about 10:00 pm.
Spiritual Battle in our Fallen World
Posted on Sunday, October 06, 2013 11:51:48 AM by jackspyder
Do you believe in God? Do you believe – as the bible says – that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of all who believe in him? If you do, then, terrific! You are on the path of life, the path of eternal life.
(GyG: AS ALWAYS, SEE READER RESPONSES !!!!!) ~ MY GUESS AS TO THE IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST (Dispensational Caucus)
MY GUESS AS TO THE IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST (Dispensational Caucus)
Skip’s Lighthouse ^ | September 28, 2013 | Paul Mutschler
Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:05:25 AM by GiovannaNicoletta
I do not believe it is possible to know for absolute certain, the identity of the Beast of Revelation 13:1-10, but, just as there were dozens of “clues” in the Old Testament prophecies as to the identity of Israel’s Christ, there is one man living today, who appears to “fit the bill” when it comes to the future Antichrist. See what you think.
La Salette Journey ^ | September 27, 2013 | Paul Melanson
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 10:29:46 AM by cleghornboy.
Bill O’Reilly, in an interview with CBS, claims that the Holy Spirit inspired his book entitled ‘Killing Jesus” even as he attempts to “correct the Gospels. When confronted with such an arrogant approach to God‘s Word, they responded in no uncertain terms:
Bill O’Reilly is Killing Jesus
Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 1:14:52 PM by rhema
“I’m researching Killing Jesus, do you know why Jesus was killed, by the Romans? … You don’t know and you shouldn’t know because it was about taxes, taxes!” – Bill O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor, March 2013 (see here: Jesus killed over taxes)
Now, I am no expert on Jesus Christ or the Roman occupation of Judea in the first century A.D., but I am a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ and once, on the way to visit my in-laws, I slept in a Holiday Inn Express.
But it wasn’t until that statement, from the renowned theologian Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, that I realized the true reason that Jesus Christ was killed was not atonement, redemption, propitiation or reconciliation, but “Taxes! It was taxes!”
On Tuesday, the 24th of September, Killing Jesus: A History by BILL O’REILLY (in big bold all caps and the same font size as……………
What Was the Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah?
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2013 3:22:24 PM by SeekAndFind
People find what they want in the Bible. If one looks hard enough, he can find “biblical” support for reincarnation, Eastern religions, Jesus as a guru, divorce for any reason, and flying saucers. Every cult of Christianity uses the Bible to validate its claims and so does some of the occult.
Thomas R. Horn — Read it Before It’s Banned by the US Government….. “I wouldn’t know until later how necessary that rebirth and change of heart and mind had been. Some of the very people I had mocked as conspiratorial had turned out to be closer to understanding these enigmatic truths than I ever had. Naivete and blind acceptance, especially of specific controlled versions of American history had kept me in the dark, blinded from the actual course that a frightening network of hidden powers had set our nation upon years before.”
By Thomas R. Horn
April 18, 2009
It was 2:AM when suddenly I sat straight up in bed. A moment earlier during REM sleep (rapid eye movement) when most dreams or “night visions” occur, a last piece of an important puzzle had fallen into place, shaking me from slumber.
I had been wrestling with certain images and enigmatic information for years, trying to make sense of what I had found. But not until recently had something deeper troubled me. It was as if an ominous voice somewhere was ready to show me what I was finally able to receive.
Of course I was very familiar with transcendent subject matter. I had been involved with religious institutions for more than 30 years in official capacities including as an executive in the largest evangelical organization in the world. During that same time I had appeared on international television and radio programs with opportunity to expand my presence to a regular audience, if desired.
By Thomas R. Horn
July 27, 2013
Many assume when God created the Sun and the Moon that He did so for light, heat, gravity, and other natural mechanisms. While those facts seem obvious, when looking at Genesis 1:14, we learn of four other purposes behind why the lights in the heavens were created and placed where they are. The Bible says these are for “signs,” “seasons,” “days,” and “years.”
The Hebrew word for signs in this context is owth, a word meaning a “miraculous sign,” “omen,” or “warning.” It signifies, among other things, that God created the heavenly bodies to communicate important matters at particular times to His covenant people.
The next reason God created the sun and the moon is for “seasons.” Again, in our Western mindset, we figure God is talking about winter, spring, summer, and fall. This is the farthest from the truth. In Hebrew, the word here is mow’ed and is accurately translated as “an appointed time” or “divine appointment” especially related to “sacred seasons” or Feast days. This same Hebrew word is translated into English in Leviticus 23 as “feast” where it talks about the Feasts of the Lord. At first, these two words—appointments and feasts—seem about as far apart as you can get. This is why one needs to keep the Hebrew language in perspective so as not to miss the deeper conveyances of this text. The word mow’ed implies that God has a day timer or calendar on which He keeps predetermined “appointments” with human history and that are connected with His Feasts or Holy Days. For example, in the Book of Revelation it says that the Messiah was slain “from the foundations of the world.” This means God the Father knew the year, the month, the day, and the exact time His Son would die and how this event would be played out in fulfillment of the Levitical feasts of Israel.
Finally, God declares that the sun and the moon were created to determine “days and years.” Obviously, this has nothing to do with our modern calendar, which was created by a pagan Roman ruler and is based on the sun. The Muslim calendar is based on the moon.
Articles: The Obama Doctrine of Control Through Dissension… “Undoubtedly, Obama understands the Alinsky principle that teaches that in order “To organize a community you must understand that … the word ‘community’ means community of interests, not physical community.” That’s why the president subtly stirs dissension in diverse places. His method is to “Pick…freeze…personalize… and polarize” a wide variety of groups, individuals, and philosophies. Therefore, in his unending quest to “fundamentally transform” America, Barack Obama has stealthily managed to….”
By Jeannie DeAngelis
The president has more than proven that he is not a uniter. He is a committed divider. Jesus said, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Hence, try as we might, it’s getting harder to ignore what appears to be a burning desire on Obama’s part to destroy the great and glorious house called America.
With an eye toward stepping in and reorganizing everything from our social and economic structure to the U.S. Constitution, it appears that Obama’s plan to gain control involves stirring up discord and agitating every area of society to the point of near-collapse.
Thomas R. Horn — ZENITH 2016: Did Something Begin In 2012?, Part 6… ““Ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42). Jesus further told His followers that the exact date of His arrival would be known by “no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36). While the particular moment of His appearance thus remains a mystery, elsewhere Jesus explained …”
By Thomas R. Horn
July 16, 2013
A couple of points need clarification at the beginning of this entry having to do with 1) date-setting; and 2) extra-biblical sources for interpreting end-times prophecy. Setting dates in particular for eschatological affairs have been illustrated historically to be unwise, discrediting those who make such predictions concerning the timing of future events.
In general, Christians should simply always be ready for the end of the age and the coming of Christ, because, “Ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42). Jesus further told His followers that the exact date of His arrival would be known by “no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36).
While the particular moment of His appearance thus remains a mystery, elsewhere Jesus explained that the “signs of the times” can be discerned (Matthew 16:3), and when His closest disciples asked Him frankly, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” He provided a long list of specific indicators that would herald His arrival. He then added that, “When ye shall see these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” (Matthew 24:3; 33–34). Therefore, while most Christians agree they cannot know the exact “hour” of Christ’s coming or the end of the age, they can know the “season.”
…..John Brown, who had declared himself to be a communist, had organized terrorist attacks in Kansas which included the murder of entire families who did not own slaves, and the murder of free black men. “Perhaps most appalling,” writes Fleming, “were the murders of James P. Doyle and his two oldest sons, while Doyle’s wife, Mahala, pleaded frantically for their lives . . . . The Doyles were immigrants from Tennessee who . . . had no interest in owning slaves.” Brown claimed that his purpose was “to strike terror into the hearts of the proslavery people.” He planned even larger acts of terrorism at Harpers’ Ferry in 1859 where he was apprehended by U.S. Marines led by Colonel Robert E. Lee, and he was hanged for his crimes.
Against the World – Against the World… Re Conspiracy In Philadelphia (Gary North) … “I SMELL A RAT!” – Conspiracy in Philadelphia
Jul 22, 2011
In this new book from NiceneCouncil.com Conspiracy in Philadelphia: The Broken Covenant of the U.S. Constitution Dr. Gary North, in nearly five hundred pages with thousands of footnotes rehearses the story of the deeply theological origins and implications of that coup against the God of the Bible and His people, the Church of the Lord Jesus!
…..”Going back to 2008, consider the unprecedented messianic rhetoric that reporters, politicians, celebrities, and even preachers first used in celebrating the “spiritual nature” of Obama’s meteoric rise from near obscurity to U.S. president, and how this reflected people’s strong desire for the coming of an earthly savoir.“
By February 2009, Obama had replaced Jesus Christ as America’s number-one hero according to a Harris poll, and dedication to his come-one, come-all mysticism has continued to spread in esoteric circles, with evangelists of the new religion calling for the “tired” faith of our fathers to be replaced with a global new one. Terry Neal, writing for the Hamilton Spectator, is such a disciple, and proclaims boldly: “The faiths of our fathers are tired now…only a global world view will suffice. The marriage of a believable faith with the husbandry of government is the union that must be contracted.” This has to occur under Obama, Neal concludes, for only then will there be “peace on earth and goodwill toward all.”[xxi]
End Times Surveillance in the Terminal American Republic
American Clarion ^ |
June 11, 2013 |
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:37:40 AM by WXRGina
Of course, it’s hard to resist being cynical. It’s a daily battle to keep hardening of the heart from setting in. The horrific deluge of wickedness gushing from the Obama administration is almost enough to make even the most seasoned patriot want to check out.
But, even in the face of what is clearly the ongoing, deliberate destruction of our American Republic by enemies within, checking out is not an option.Many of us have been warning, shouting from the rooftop for years now, that we have a criminal administration in Washington that is waging a not-so-bloodless coup against our federal government, military and all our major institutions.
Thomas R. Horn — ZENITH 2016: Did Something Begin In 2012?, Part 1… “The fifth projection is geopolitical in nature with growing anarchy throughout the former Soviet republics prompting Russia to conduct training exercises around its borders, a Russian alliance with Iran, soaring gold and silver prices and global military responses. “
That Will Zenith In 2016?
In 2008 and again in 2012 with input from Steve Quayle and I, Sue began working on one of her last articles titled The Fourth Turning: The Protocols and The Gray Champion. A couple months back, she had emailed me from her hospital room and said she was about to expand this Fourth Turning work based on some “Zenith 2016” material I had just shared with her.
Unfortunately, like with the passing of David Flynn, the world will probably never know what Sue was about to reveal. What we do know is her work was partially based on a book published in 1997, The Fourth Turning, which describes itself as “a book that turns history into prophecy.” It explains cycles of life and generational archetypes through the examination of Western historical paradigms over the past five centuries.
Prayer for Our Military and Our Country
May 21, 2013 | Jeanbl
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:10:11 AM by Jeanbl
Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 4:28:56 AM by pookie18
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ObamaHussein Obama is mentally ill and getting worse.The angst will continue as long as he persists in Islam World Rule rather than America with Christian heritage intact.Obama has the spirit of antichrist.
Obama walked to the sanctuary front during an altar invitation.There he met Jesus who became his friend.
Is the Whole World Deceived?… “…We have seen exactly that. Starting several centuries ago, and prompted by the theories of men such as Charles Darwin—who came up with a way to explain creation without the Creator—many people began directly challenging the authority and inspiration of the Bible. They began to ridicule, as mere myth and superstition, the existence of a spirit world, long accepted without question by those who believed the Bible.”
Is the Whole World Deceived?
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:33:21 AM by DouglasKC
Is The Whole World Deceived?
If you were the devil and wanted to deceive the entire world, how would you approach such a challenge?
One brilliant strategy would be to convince people that you’re not really there—that you don’t even exist. And the best way to do that would be to get them to believe that the only source of information that reveals who you are, along with your motives and methods, is little more than a collection of fables that have nothing to do with their lives.
We have seen exactly that. Starting several centuries ago, and prompted by the theories of men such as Charles Darwin—who came up with a way to explain creation without the Creator—many people began directly challenging the authority and inspiration of the Bible. They began to ridicule, as mere myth and superstition, the existence of a spirit world, long accepted without question by those who believed the Bible.
In the world’s leading universities skeptics challenged the validity and accuracy of the Bible, and materialist reasoning under the guise of science—rejecting anything that cannot be detected by the physical senses—became the order of the day. Generations of leaders were taught to discard anything that could not be measured by scientific methods.
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Is Obama the Antichrist ? (VIDEO purports to show that Christ was referring to our President) | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL
The anonymous narrator introduces his provocative four-minute video by asking if Jesus identified the name of the Antichrist, then says, “I will report the facts; you can decide” (reminiscent of Greta Van Susteren’s tagline on her show on Fox News). The narrator then notes that in Luke 10.18, Jesus says, “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan falling from the heavens.”
He then begins to link several hypotheses together. First, he claims that Luke 10.18 was written originally in Greek, but that Jesus spoke these words in Aramaic, “which is the most ancient form of Hebrew.” Second, he observes that the Old Testament was written in Hebrew and claims that the Aramaic that Jesus spoke would have been quite similar to the Hebrew that is spoken today and, presumably, similar to the Hebrew of the Old Testament.
Third, he then says that Jesus spoke these words in Hebrew, and retranslates the text as follows: “I saw Satan falling as lightning from the heights, or from the heavens.” Fourth, he discusses the Hebrew words for ‘lightning’ and ‘heights.’ He notes that the word for ‘lightning’ is baraq. Fifth, he claims that Isaiah is the source of the Christian understanding of Satan or ‘Lucifer’ (Isa 14.12 in the KJV).
Abomination of Desolation? We report – YOU decide!… “Last week, Obama stood in the place where Jesus was born…”
I COULD NOT SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING I WAS LETTING THIS OPPORTUNITY SLIP BY…FIGHT PEOPLE…WE ARE WINNING THIS ONE!!!!
The American Thinker ^ | 3/17/2013 | Mark Musser
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 3:48:35 PM by Olympiad Fisherman
The crucifixion of Jesus Christ (33 A.D.) is the most attested historical fact of the ancient world. In addition to the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, it is also widely attested by Greco-Roman and Jewish writers.
When the Government Tries to Be God
The Aquila Report ^ | 3-15-13 | David Murray
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 9:12:39 PM by ReformationFan
Of course, for too long successive governments have enacted and tolerated laws that are evil (such as the legalizing of abortion). What’s new in our day is that laws are being proposed and enacted that attempt to force Christians to give up core Christian doctrines (e.g. Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation) and ethics (e.g. biblical definition of marriage). When the Government does this, it is crossing the line from being God’s servant to being God itself. When that happens, what should we do?
Although Christians ought to be the most loyal citizens in any nation, we are facing the increasing challenge of a government that instead of acting as God’s servant for good, is becoming God’s opponent for evil?
Most of us are taught from childhood to respect and obey the law. On the whole, Americans are law-abiding people. This is only fitting for a nation that was built on the principles of law. Remember, at our core, this is supposed to be a “nation of laws, not men.” This is one reason that our Founding Fathers bequeathed us a republic and not a democracy.
Unfortunately, it has been over one hundred years since America’s teachers (both secular and sacred) have taught the principles of Natural Law. This has created a vast ignorance that has blinded people (especially Christian people it seems) from being able to properly understand, evaluate, and judge the law.
How Hollywood De-Christianized Johnny Cash
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:46:45 AM by Bratch
It’s an early scene in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. The young Cash, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is auditioning for the man who might make him the next Elvis Presley. That man was Sam Phillips, the Sun Records impresario from Memphis.
When Jesus established the papacy, the gospels report that he told St. Peter: “Amen I say to you: You are Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” These words are emblazoned in Latin across the front of St. Peter’s Basilica. St. Peter’s successors have incorporated his name to describe their work, the Petrine ministry, and refer to themselves as Papa Petrus.
But the Petrine ministry is more than work. And being Papa Petrus is not a job; it is a calling in which a man has been chosen by the direct descendants of the 12 apostles as agents of God to be the Vicar of Christ on Earth. One becomes the pope not as one becomes the president, but as one becomes a Catholic priest or the father of a child. The papacy, like ordination and fatherhood, is a life-changing and irreversible imprint – and hence, my sadness at the abdication of Benedict XVI. It shook my soul to the core.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I was a waitress at Applebee’s restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on Reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke.
This didn’t even happen at my table. The note was left for another server, who allowed me to take a picture of it at the end of the night.
Someone had scribbled on the receipt, “I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?”
Since the 2012 election I have personally made it a point NOT to listen to Rush Limbaugh or tuned on the Fox New Network etc.. etc… Why you might ask? Well it is very simple, they have absolutely NOTHING to say to me anymore. If Jesus Christ and the Glorious Gospel are left out of their “analysis” and “commentary” on the dire crises, which engulf our nation at present then you have absolutely nothing to say to me and I for one will not partake anymore (1 Cor. 2:2). We are far past the point now for human remedies.
These political commentary slaves to the world offer only vain solutions and “dog chasing the tail” remedies for our incurable nation. You cannot help a dying man wasting in hospice and you cannot help a dying nation like ours in this critical hour. Hear me my dear friends, there was a time when we as a nation were able to keep things afloat and that fighting to hold the Founding Father’s vision and to preserve our God given freedoms as a nation were practical and in God’s will for His Divine means. The dam was not yet broken and we as a people could hold the line for God and country and to our Founding Father’s ideals in time for our children’s future.
By Al Benson Jr.
Most of the legitimate ones are gone, having been replaced with dictatorships, oligarchies, or fake “republics” that fool people with charades they refer to as elections and whose results have already been predetermined long before the “election” takes place. We recently had one of those in the United States.
There is a place for legitimate governments in God’s economy, governments that fulfill their God-ordained duties and functions and do no more than that. When I talk about the kingdom of man (the state) I am not referring to those few governments that do this. I am referring to all those governments run by men who think they are, or wish to be “god” in their own countries and around the world. Such people and governments are at war with God’s Kingdom. As horrendous as things look at this point in history, this is a war that those who seek to be “god” cannot win. They will always, at some point, lose, even if we do not live to see it.