Monday, August 31, 2015

God Defines Idols and Consequences of Idolatry

God's definition of what constitutes an idol is found in Isaiah Chapter 44. Notice that God says that includes anything, including ourselves, in which we trust or that we prefer before or instead of the due love, fear, respect, duty, and allegiance that we owe to God. Therefore, all of us have committed idolatry at one time or another.

Jeremiah 7:17-20 is an example of what our idolatry deserves:
17  Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
18  The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
19  Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
20  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

To Connecticut Politicians & Officials: Look At The Real Causes of Domestic Violence, NOT at Inanimate Objects!

To all of Connecticut's elected politicians, as well as to all hired and appointed officials (and with hope for the well-being of all my fellow citizens of Connecticut),

With all due respect to your offices, I submit the following thoughts and comments. I know that most of you work very hard to try to do what you think is right. What we, the citizens of Connecticut need from each of you is for you to NOT practice or rely on sectarian political affiliations, BUT for you to return wholeheartedly to practicing and living by the principles of our State and Federal Constitutions. We need all of you to lead in truth, yes, in real truth, not in political convenience, relativism, or emotionalism. We need you to lead the people in the biblical and constitutional verities that transcend time and human weaknesses.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

THE MOST Astounding Claims EVER Made by Any Person

These are totally amazing claims, made by and about one person.

What you do in response to reading those claims can and shall change your future forever.

Our Will To Sin or To Be Redeemed

In verses 17 and 19 the use of the word "will" indicates a definite decision choosing to act in a specified manner. It is important to recognize that there is actually very little about which we do not make deliberate decisions, as we go through our daily lives, including deciding to choose to commit the sins on which we think and in which we indulge ourselves, against God, others, and ourselves. 

God's response to our habitual sin is plain and understandable. Many, in our modern society, fail to teach others or learn for themselves that there are always consequences for every act, whether we see the fruit of our actions in this life or we see them sorted out at God's Final Judgment. God is not bent of punishing or destroying people, but on redeeming them if they choose to be saved. God wants us to choose Him, choose His ways, and choose to repent and walk with Him, for our own good.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Agents of Darkness or Agents of Light?

Check out the Breit Bart link below. It discusses a recent 'consciousness raising' effort, in which CURE, along with affiliates and supporters, publicly exposed the hateful thinking and scheming of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Sanger's thinking paralleled that of Hitler's "Final Solution": she sought to control and exterminate certain groups of people of which she did not approve

War Stories, Character, & Godly Missions

Inspiring tales of men and women who served in earlier wars:

I salute all those who serve truth and righteousness in this same "on the ground" spirit, caring less for self than for the mission at hand, including all godly pastors and others who believe and serve the living Word of God.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Let God Change Your INTERIOR! Exterior Paint Only Fools People

This is NOT complicated. Whether people put a new coat of paint onto something with great care or just do a sloppy job, they are only altering what the human eye can see, AND, they are NOT changing anything about the nature of the item that is being painted. Likewise, when people make outward changes in their lives without ever getting their souls right with God, then they haven't changed anything other than their exteriors. God sees the inside and what we are really like. INSIDE is where He wants the change to begin to occur in us. That internal, spiritual alteration of our hearts and minds is NOT something that we can do on our own, without Him, His Word (the Bible), His Christ, and His Holy Spirit. He talks to us plainly in the Bible's Book of Romans about our past decisions that have led to our failures and sufferings, and about decisions we can make by which we can improve our future.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ANOTHER Mindless Anti-gun Tax Still Doesn't Address Violence

The following link and quote are part of an email that an info source sent to me. A major issue is raised by mindless taxation of this sort. It is blatantly obvious that those who draft and pass legislation of that sort do NOT think logically nor do they expect their constituents to think logically. I draw that conclusion because there is NO WAY that added taxes on firearms or ammunition could ever, in any effective manner, address the evil & violence of those who are determined to perpetrate evil & violence. In every practical sense, taxes of that nature, as discussed in the email, ONLY affect law-abiding citizens and have virtually ZERO impact on violent perps.

...and I quote...

"Chocolate Bar Mentality" Is Killing USA

I just received this YouTube link. It's CRAZY!! It was emailed to me by a fellow war vet and friend. Thanks, Dave. 

The linked video shows just how badly American thinking is geared toward immediate gratification, instead of toward rational and evaluative thinking.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ashley Madison & Subway Spokesman Child Porn Scandals NOT New Stuff!

The tabloids, TV, and internet are VERY busy flapping on about the current Ashley Madison hack and the exposure of former Subway spokesman, Jared Fogle. BUT, we need to remember that God has been telling us to wake up and get right with HIM for a LONG time, since Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel! For thousands of years, as an example to all of humanity, God has been warning and correcting the Jews about their attitudes and behaviors, rewarding them when they walked with Him, and whenever they didn't do things His way, then, they reaped the unpleasant rewards of their decisions and actions. 

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts..." -Abraham Lincoln

(I received this as an undocumented internet forward. Design creator should contact me for proper credit.)
For numerous reasons, a huge number of people despised Lincoln, in his day. This true quote shows him to have been a bit of a political hypocrite, as President, with regard to certain presidential edicts he issued during our Civil War.  Abraham Lincoln said that he knew that he was not above our Constitution, despite certain of his questionable acts as president. Where is that courage of which Lincoln spoke, that "we, the People" should actively stand on, by, and with our Constitution, especially against the tyrannies of "the men who would pervert the Constitution"?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Faith or Faithless?

Jesus made an interesting comment in John 20:27, telling Thomas to "be not faithless, but believing". Thomas was bold in his denial that Christ had risen from the dead, until he actually was face to face with Jesus, again, in the verse 27 scenario. It's an interesting story about the way that we choose to believe, and the things in which we place our faith.

Despite how religious or irreligious a person is, or how they speak or act, each person has faith and places that faith in numerous things. The issue of whether they have faith specifically in God or His Christ is, in one sense, peripheral to the argument of whether all people exercise faith or not. I put it this way because I can recall several discussions with people who said that they did not have religious faith of any kind. Is that really possible?


A few readers of my blog begged me to add more humor... Well, THIS groaner is a HUGE no-brainer, if I ever saw or heard of one...

As you listen to the recording, remember that the caller claims to have a driver's license, operate a motor vehicle, and is, therefore, out driving the roads of our nation, somewhere… crashing into deer because the deer crossing signs are "in the wrong places”......!!!!

I hope that that caller is
NOT registered to vote!!!!