Monday, November 23, 2015

Terrorists, Broadway, Obama's White House, & The Gettysburg Address

I just saw an ad on TV tonight that clearly demonstrates that the priorities of President Obama and his supporters are anything but presidential. The Broadway In The White House TV special clearly shows that this supposed leader is more interested in fancy talk, "bread and circuses", and having his wife dance for the public on TV, than he is in taking AND LEADING a fighting stand against terrorism or upholding the natural human rights of U.S. citizens.

This President has purged too many well-seasoned U.S. military leaders. He has peddled alien amnesty and compassion for refugees. BUT, this glib President has shucked and jived the public, and miserably failed to boldly address the aggressive nature of Islamic terrorism. He and his supporters repeatedly fail to admit that the official doctrines of Islam call for violence against any who do not convert to their way of life. While refusing to admit these last 1,400 years of ongoing jihad, this President, our so-called leader, mocks our Constitution, fails in his oath of office, and continues to spew his fancy speeches that call for unconstitutional disarmament of our citizenry, even as terrorists and violent criminals continue to slaughter people in the USA and around the world.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The LORD Is Not Slack Concerning His Promise

Too many people have forgotten the meaning of 2 Peter Chapter 3 Verse 9, in the Bible: "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Though this passage tells us of the extreme merciful patience that Almighty God has with us, it also tells us that He does NOT excuse people who refuse to repent of their sin AND that He does NOT excuse those who reject His plan of salvation. As you read these scriptures, remember all of the local and global chaos that is growing around us; remember the social decay that you see increasing around you, daily.

Here is God's urgent wake-up call (to all souls) in its full biblical context:

Support God's Israel, & Do NOT Fight Them

Too many people, including many in numerous governments and religious circles, continue to keep their eyes on greed, hatred, self-interest, and worldly power, but not on God and His Word. Blinded by their worldly lusts, selfishness, ignorance, and hatred of God and the Jews, they fail to understand, respect, or fear the promises that God made to the Jews, through Abraham.

A few months ago, I wrote about a recent false prophecy that a Muslim leader made against Israel. We must avoid any attack against Israel, in word or deed. We must not fail to support and encourage them. Anything that is done for or against Israel shall be repaid by God Himself, as Jeremiah Chapter 30 clearly demonstrates. The detail of what God says in Jeremiah 30 goes far beyond the general blessings and curses that God proclaimed to Abraham, in Genesis. We cannot allow ourselves or our leaders to pitch U.S. citizens against the Israel of God, nor can we afford to forsake them.

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem" for God has made one and only One solution to the problem of human sin.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Want To Save Our Nation?

I understand that some folks agree with me and some do not. What is important is whether we each agree with God and His Word. I trust God to sort out the differences among us as we each learn to submit ourselves to the LORD's Supreme Authority.

For many decades I have written, in various venues, about the foundationally urgent biblical mandate that every soul must come to accept and walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, IF one desires to have godly salvation, purpose, peace, and power in this life, as well as in the next life. As one preacher quoted to me, recently, "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." Every plan in life must start with Jesus Christ, if we expect to see it bear godly fruit. Most of the Founders of our Nation understood that truth, and a careful perusal of their writings will affirm that.
As we look at our Nation's Constitution and the most recent 100+ years of attacks against our Second Amendment rights, it becomes obvious that fearful people, lustful power-brokers, and evil elements of society are really the flip-flop sides of the same flesh-minted coin. Their lack of faith in and obedience to God demonstrate that they place their trust in things other than God's Word, as they try to circumvent what He has already provided for us. Living in fear and lust are not of God. Perpetrating evil upon others is not of God. What is of God is godly law, order, obedience, justice, kindness, decency, loving self-sacrifice of our lives for those around us, and a healthy admiration, fear, love, and respect for God and his Word, the Bible.
When and if our attempts to resist evil are based on our human inclinations, emotions, politics, fleshly desires or preferences, or any other worldly thing, then that is what Jesus called building on unstable sand. That unstable worldly planning and action are not of God, and are therefore doomed to failure. Those sandy bases of operation belong to the lustful, the evil doers, and to fearful people, alike. 

By contrast, those who truly despise evil and wish to combat it must do as God says, and for the same reasons that God says to fight evil. However, IF we do not ground ourselves in the truth of God, to yield ourselves to Him so that we can learn to deliberately and consistently see and do things His way, then we leave ourselves open to the same earthly failures as the evil doers and the fearful among us.
Worldly, lustful, fearful, anti-Bible, anti-responsibility, and anti-rights people, including many in government, are ignorant of God's Word that mandates the responsibility of government to exact justice for victims and to execute justice on evil doers, which further exposes their willfulness or plain ignorance in which they even dare to reject God's mandated death penalty for various crimes and behaviors. 

Our society is in this present mess because too many individuals have rejected God and His mandates for too long. God has always required that any person who aspires to see our homes, towns, cities, states, and Nation brought to real domestic tranquility must believe, accept, embrace, and adhere to doing what God says we must do, and how we must do those things. The articulation, support, and defence of our Constitution is no exception to this mandate.  Let's not be ignorant of the fact that our Creator is named in our Founding Documents, for these very reasons. Although some of our Founders may have signed those august Documents with a degree of spiritual superstition, many among them firmly believed every word of God's Bible, on which our Nation and our Founding Documents are based.
In order for modernists to excuse their rejection of historical or biblical truth, many, today, argue that we are in a different time or place than our forebears, arguing that time requires that we ignore the past in order to be able to seize our present or future. Nothing could be farther from God's truth. Such clever detractors think that by their fancy words they can somehow exempt themselves from their accountability to God or our Constitution. 

Yet, despite those attackers' desires, God and His Word are not changed, nor shall they be, for God says that He and His Word are unto all generations (whether our Constitution is allowed to continue or not). God always keeps His promises, whether we admit it, or like it, or not. In God's eyes, His standards and expectations for us, today, are no different than what He has wanted for people throughout all the ages, for God has always been in the business of trying to get us to turn to Him in order that we might be saved from our sin, saved from our natural inclination to self-centered rebellion against God, by which people justify their own rejection of God's Christ and therefore reject God's salvation.

IF, therefore, there are any among us who desire to see our Nation live by godly and constitutional principles, then we must set our own lives in order with God and His Christ and start doing and proving all things, prayerfully, by God's Word. If we refuse to accept or to do things God's way, then we shall have already joined in unholy fellowship and practice with those evil forces which we profess to dislike or against which we claim to fight. Let us not follow or do as the world does, for whenever we rebel like that against God, we condemn ourselves to the same worldly strife and consequences as those whom we say we oppose. As God's Word says, that which is not of God is of the world, and those who would be friends with the world are enemies of God. The choice is ours, starting with His plan of salvation, for if we reject God's salvation plan then we have pulled the rug out from under ourselves and wasted our lives, for "all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags". Therefore, let us not despise that which He alone has done to set us free.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Who Are Our Real Enemies?

Lest there be any misunderstanding about the things which I write, or any potential misapplication of what I say or have said, then let the Word of God, the Bible, always be that by which I and my work are tested and tried, for I have put my trust wholly in God's Word and in His Christ, Jesus. Therefore, if anyone think that there is some sort of manifesto on which my life is based, let it be clearly understood that I consider all that I do testable by the Bible, and following passage of Holy Scripture in particular:

Ephesians 6:10-20:
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Does USA Really Want To Be Like Paris?

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris prove that President Obama and many others are poor judges of history, as well as poor judges of the social and political troubles in these present times. Our President can be seen, in news replays, offering condolences and support to the grieving citizens of Paris, who were brutally attacked by terrorists, this week. But, at the same time, President Obama continues to cry out for disarmament of law-abiding citizens in the USA. His mouth is running, but he, and other anti-gunners, are WAY out of touch with the verities of life, our Constitution, and the truth and consequences of moral right and wrong. "Yes, Virginia" there really is evil in this world!

Let there be no mistake, mass murder and terrorism are wrong wherever they happen. But, the bald-faced reality is that police and military personnel cannot be everywhere to protect every citizen all the time. Mass murders and terrorist attacks prove themselves to be, once again, solid justification for citizens to responsibly arm themselves with weapons of their own choosing.

Law-abiding citizens in France might well have been able to act in mutual and self-defense to more quickly abbreviate the terrorists' attacks IF the citizens had been allowed to commonly carry weapons for self-defense. But, the truth is that French anti-gun laws are even more strict than those of NYC, NY. Take away people's means of self-preservation and the lawlessness of evil is eager to step into the void and perpetrate violence against the basically unprotected masses of unarmed people, who simply try to get along with each other. Excessive government has proven, once again, that excessive regulation does NOT protect citizens, but rather hampers law-abiding citizens from achieving mutual and self-defense.

Listen to Obama's own comments, only a few months ago, in an anti-firearms polemic, where he dramatically alleged that nothing like the violence of this recent French tragedy ever happens outside the USA. This President is a total embarrassment to our Nation.

Stand up, my fellow citizens, for your constitutional and biblical rights and responsibilities, before those who hate such things have stripped and bound you and the rest of us completely, leading us all to their slaughterhouse.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Priceless Team Effort Becomes Commentary On Selfish Interests

A friend sent this link to me. I am SO GLAD that I watched it, as it shows what kind of GOOD social pressures can be placed on people who refuse to pay attention to the practical rules of life. Just imagine if we all started to use similar moral and spiritual influences on each other, just as God says we should! Evil and ignorance would not know what to do with themselves, because people would be busy helping each other straighten out their lives, instead of aiding, abetting, enabling, or making excuses for sinful behaviors.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Romans Chapter One & U.S. Citizenry

Let's be honest.

First, prayerfully read Romans 1 and then take a good hard look at our society. Although godly leaders would be nice, we already have God Almighty and His Christ to lead us, if we are not stubborn or rebellious against Him, or against His Bible.

We do not need human superheroes, but rather we need everyday citizens, like you and me, to be willing to stand up for what is good and right in God's eyes. If you and I are willing to give our lives to do that, then we have a fighting chance to overcome the evil that seeks to tear us down, even as God says to contest evil works.

... Now, let's keep reading the Bible and put God's Word into action in each of our lives. This applies to every nation and culture in the world, as God says.

Monday, November 2, 2015

"60 Minutes" Smart Gun Report 11.01.2015

While almost any discussion of firearms tends to raise many or most people's hackles (for one reason or another), this blogger must acknowledge and salute the 60 Minutes TV reporting team for their respectful and even-handed inquiry and programming on November 1st, 2015, in which they broached the topic of smart guns. Before readers start hollering at me, please look up that story:

The "smart gun" technology doesn't bother me if some firearms owners want to own or use them, though, personally, I have no use for auto-locking firearms, for a host of practical, safety, and defense  reasons with which I'll not afflict the reader.

What should alarm all citizens is that, in typical anti-gun illogic (that ignores the reality that outlaws do not care about laws), the reported, exposed boldness of the N.J. law mandated that all N.J. firearms sales should be forced to revert to "smart gun" technology IF even one "smart gun" happened to be purchased by any customer in any state in the USA... if I understand the implications of that law correctly. 60 Minutes was careful to speak with the N.J. lawmaker who is now considering repealing her proscriptive "smart gun" law, since her law has backfired and stirred a tremendous groundswell against the technology. Despite the backfire and the lawmaker's reconsideration of the "wisdom" of that law, the specter remains of the potential future passage of more such laws, which are not beyond the intent or reach of certain "politically correct" elements in society that neither honor nor respect our Constitution, free will, or the basic human rights of self determination, personal responsibility, and defense of self and loved ones.

And speaking of free will and human rights, my last major concern is that so many violent threats were made against the gun store owner when he was simply looking to ply his trade and offer customers something different. If eons of weapons customers had not come to embrace changing technologies then we all would still be throwing rocks at our targets. Granted, as I understand it, the sale of one "smart gun", by that shop owner, would have activated the rule of N.J. law and done grievous injustice to law-abiding citizens and customers everywhere, not just in N.J. However, the misplaced anger and hatred that some have exhibited by raising deadly threats against an honest shopkeeper should better be redirected to reclaim and rebuild nationwide interest and respect for God's Word and our Constitution. IF we are going to educate the public and protect our constitutional rights then we need to put away bitterness and frustration and get busy working together to solve our nation's problems.