End of an eve political nothingness

A snake, and a weasel were fighting in the house where they lived. Instead of killing the mice that both of them were in the habit of doing. When the mice saw them at it they came walking out of their holes. The sight of the mice put an end to the battle; for the combatants at once turned to attack their old enemies.

The same thing is seen in politics. When people mix themselves in the quarrels of rival demagogues, they find, too late, that both parties unite to destroy them. (source: Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“United Against The Common Foe”).

In the United States its not that we don’t know it, its what to do about it. And which party represents the snake, and which the weasel? Your guess is as good as mine. But the mice, O! Aesop, are they us, the American electorate? Maybe because, we know those scoundrel’s are united to kill us. Perfect example, the politicians self created, fiscal cliff. Solvable by ordinary citizens in a speedy manner. Example that thing politicians call foreign aid it, eliminate it. You don’t give your money to your enemies in a attempt to win their favor. Wake up citizenry, it’s our America, and not the world of useless, mindless politicians. Whatever they eventually come up with will be a back alley way that will make things worse. Because America, has gotten on the bad side of God.

SOLUTION: Remember the slogan, for the nations farm lands? It’s God’s country. Well, America needs to return to that slogan with all of its various ramifications, in a hurried manner. Cas, God is plenty angry!

Look America what you have become

The United States for over two centuries has admirably been the moral backbone for the world community. But all that is changing, as the nation drifts further and further from God. Embracing the gospel of secularism as its god which is the perfect vehicle for spiritual, moral, social and monetary decadency. The decadency of today has been so common place. That in some instances, this decadency is considered to be relevant for a modern society. Resulting in many, who are not troubled let alone shocked by what is occurring through out the United States. It has been said, that if a lie is told often enough, the liar believes the lie to be truth. So it is with behavioral decadency, as it is made part of acceptable society long enough, then it becomes believable as normal. All this manifests itself in deception which the Bible addresses constantly through out its many pages.

Jesus himself encouraged people to be aware of world events. Because failure to do so would result in being gravely deceived. (cp. Matthew 24:4). As deception becomes indistinguishable from decadency, it becomes the light most identify with. Leading to a broad acceptance that all religious paths lead to spiritual enlightenment. And from there, a broad acceptance of beliefs, and behaviors God condemns. Which caused Christ, to warn us against such trends which are becoming the hallmark of our modern American society. When Jesus said, “For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ and many will be deceived,” Matthew 24:5. Which only leads to further decadency, sending America deeper into a spiritual, moral, social and economic abyss. Where every person becomes their own god, and their godliness is expressed through its system of governance. Over time the nation will become ethically bankrupt where truth and decency is nonexistent. Where a code of ethics and morality exists, which is, ‘might makes right.’ With the core might being ‘money’ which declares its ‘right.’ With it being ever so prominent during our heated political campaigns. That is what decadency is all about. Where life, liberty and prosperity are not valued, unless it is in the domain of the decadent conqueror. Then the conquerors redefine the meaning of spirituality and morality. Which gives new meaning to what is socially, morally and economically acceptable.

1 truth 2 ways

Two men, who hated each other were on the same ship, one sitting in the stern, the other in the bows. A storm came on, and when the ship was on the point of sinking the man in the stern asked the steersman which part of the ship would go under first. On being told that the bows would go first. “I do not mind dying myself,” he said, “if I can see my enemy die before me.”

Many people do not care what happens to themselves, so long, as they see their enemies suffer first. (Fables Of Aesop-Penquin Classics-“Hating Unto Death).

The Christ way the better way, “Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil; Lord reward him according to his works,” 2 Timothy 4:14, with this promise, “To me belongs vengeance and recompense. Their foot shall slide in due time, for the day of their calamity is at hand. And the things that shall come, make haste,” Deuteronomy 32:35.

Feathers in the devils cap

Some themes live on forever. It’s just a matter of believing in the accomplishment of a particular theme. One such theme was defined by Studs Terkel, 16 May 1912-31 October 2008, who said, “ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things.”

Perhaps at no time during modern times, has the United States been more in need of ordinary Christians performing extraordinary things. The gamut of choices are like ripe fruit dangling from the branches of trees. Which piece of fruit to pick first, so it is with the unparalleled challenges facing the nation. If the nation, and therefore the world, is going to survive. The church of Jesus Christ must step up, big time, and execute the work of Christ.

Challenges like the rotten fruit of Islam which is allowed to dangle from the branches of dwindling American freedom and prosperity. Now threatening the United States, as it has through out Europe. A completely unabated diseased fruit sure to doom the United States. As it has done across the globe, and in particular, the once great nation of Great Britain. A nation being suffocated by the toxic effects of accommodating the Muslim agenda. This is the same goal that they have in mind for the United States.

More than one reason exist for such a statement. But for now, this will have to suffice. Great Britain and the United States have been Israels greatest protectors from the Muslim world. By conquering both nations, the slaughter of the Jews is a foregone conclusion. A centuries old goal ever since Muhammad wrote the Qur’an. And for the spiritual, and political  savvy of the nation. Having, Barack Hussein Obama, in the Peoples House, known as the White House to politicians, for a second term represents a giant leap forward for their desired goals.

The rotten fruit of Islam must be challenged and destroyed, a repeated necessity that has occurred through out history. And the Christian community can’t expect the political community to be of any use. Many things are uncertain in this world, but the uselessness of the political community is unquestionable. After all, President Obama, is a Muslim sympathizer. And as such, we will see his Islamic patriotism grow at an exponential rate. Then using his bully pulpit to directly and indirectly to dismantle our Judeo-Christian heritage. Designed to destroy the anchors that made America a great God fearing nation. For those reasons, it’s the Christian community in and through Jesus Christ that must rise up and make the difference. It’s the church that is blessed by God, and not the president, the supreme court or the congress. When a nation fails, it’s because the church failed God. And, not the politicians from state governments. Because they with the feds, what the kingdom, but not God at the helm.

To make things more complicated is the spiritual darkness within Christianity. As exemplified by Pope Francis, who constantly apologizes for the sins of his clergy. While failing to call his clergy to repentance and redemption through Jesus Christ. Nor has this global religious figure, who is given a world platform, ever attempted to call the worlds citizenry to repentance. Preaching redemption through Jesus to the Jews, Christians, Muslims and all others. Because adherence to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and all others isn’t in itself redemptive. Sometimes Francis refers to the gospel, but he does not preach the gospel. A world community in the palm of his hand, and the Pope fails to explain John 3:16. Which reads, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in him should not perish but have have everlasting life.” The Pope always fails to preach the process of believing and not perishing. Like what’s recorded in Romans 10:9-10, and its life changing aftermath as recorded in 2 Corinthians 5:17.

While the protestant movement unleashed a courageous reform movement within Christianity. Led by Martin Luther, it is today a church splintered by divisions. So much so, that the church is not much of a force. For the difficult task of being responsible for the affairs of God on earth during the temporary absence of Christ.

Perhaps the failure of the Christian movement has moved God to give up on Christianity, as a world force in the preparation of his kingdom on earth. Leaving his believers with what should be a dreaded accounting to him someday for our failures. And, I often wonder what the following really means, and how it will play out for you and me. “And! Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every person according as their work shall be,” Revelation 22:12.

When all is said, and done, this age old drama here on earth has been a contest with the devil contesting God’s authority. And torching the land with repeated feathers in his cap, as he proclaims himself the god of this world. With 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, telling us how the process works. With verses five and six telling us how to stand tall and be proud in relationship to Revelation 22:12.

Islamic mosques upon American soil as hiding places for dirty bombs

While the world community faces many problems, the nations of the world can come together and find resolution for some. However, one problem facing the world which most likely is beyond resolution, at least by we mortals. That unresolvable problem centers around how different nations interpret God’s role in nation state affairs. Which should be, the responsibility of the church to overwhelmingly inform them.

God is the head of state! Which means a nations laws, and social customs must be based upon scriptural doctrines? Which of course, is the case with the United States. But which today is in great danger as being shelved. As America, distances itself from God. But that it is not the case, with many Middle Eastern countries. Because, they embrace the teachings of a mortal man. Muhammad is his name, and Muslims adhere to his teachings, as being sacred because they consider him to have been the perfect man.

The United States with a long history of interfering in the affairs of sovereign states. Making a colossal mistake with its meddling in so many Middles Eastern countries. For the United States, its always been about empire building and establishing military bases for control of the region. And always hungry to take possession of their natural resources, black gold.

Despite the rhetoric from the republican senatorial candidates. That we heard on the campaign trail leading up midterm senate elections. Those who prevail over the democratic candidate. Means to them that they have prevailed against President Obama. And now we know that one evil has fallen to another evil. But after the swearing in ceremonies in January the nations business on the world theater will not change. American elections mean two things. Good-bye campaign rhetoric and hello business as usual!

The United States government thought the people of Iraq would bow in gratitude for being delivered from the cruelty of Saddam Hussein. That never materialized for two reasons. The United States again failed to understand the importance of national sovereignty to a nations people. Which of course, is cradled around Islam. They were determined to have a nation state based upon Islamic law as seen by the Shia sect of Islam. Giving no voice to the Sunni sects interpretation of Islamic law. There will no peace in Iraq until that occurs. With the United States being a non player in Iraqi affairs. And it didn’t occur and ISSI was born. The United States was focused on the control of Iraqi oil fields. Equally determined to create U.S. military bases on sovereign Iraqi soil. Both of which is a United States priority dictated by the nations elitist regime of corporate conglomerates and powerful politicians. Just where is such nonsense found in our constitution? When, if ever, will the American people wake and put such nonsense to sleep. Establishing a government which is really for the people!

The American presences in Iraq was designed as a  take over of Iraqi oil fields and the establishment of military bases. Iraqi democracy was just an end to a means. A game played by our government to make the deaths of Americans there more acceptable. If we the people had a say so about such shenanigans, things would be different. But we don’t, to our collective shame. Look at the republican senatorial slate of candidates they are all political insiders. Founded by corporate conglomerates and political pacts, all which deny Americans a seat at the table. Other than the privilege to vote for one of their candidates. Don’t fret, the Democrats play the same game and with same results. This we owe to our public educational system which is about social conditioning. All designed to accept the rhetoric that Uncle Sam knows best. Producing a nation of ideal citizens to the governments liking. Which has resulted in a mindless wondering of a people that are becoming dangerously destitute of deductive reasoning. Like a cat chasing its tail!

What makes this dilemma so terrifying is that the world is faced with an American secular government thirsty for wealth and power. But this government is losing its secular ability to govern. But at one time was helped along by a religious movement. Commonly known as evangelical fundamental Christianity or the religious right. But that was yesterday. Today their influence to encourage to govern by long held Judeo Christian values is an occurrence of the past. It can be fairly said that at one time they often were the silent partner, in determining America’s destiny. And to complicate the matter, one suspects that Muslims are successfully playing that role today. The emergence of ISSI has energized Muslims, as no other series of events has ever done. And, ISSI wants America! Will the church say no? And do what has to be done to make it, no!

What is going on over there is the setting of the foundation for the emergence for the apocalyptic war of the ages. For Muslims, the long waited battle of Armageddon is on the horizon. It’s the battle between good, and evil globally with the good being Islam and the evil all opposing views.

Even though the United States stumbled into their wars with Afghanistan and Iraq as a reaction to 9/11. Reacting to the global evil of Islam. Which the government couched as a war against terrorism. Providing many Muslims with sanctuary. Because they could disassociate themselves from the religious faith of their fellow believers, when convenient.

The wars in Afghanistan, and Iraq were, and are necessary wars. Wars which the United States must win! But for different reasons than those held by the government. Because, it is the only way to repel this global evil. Muslims who eye America, as a prize must be chased back to the backward countries that they emerged from. And taught that a severe price is to be paid, for exporting the evil of Islam to the civilized and Christian West.

The problem is that no one in government is explaining the secular dangers of the Islamic onslaught against the West and in particular the United States. To them it is a secular war against terrorism. When in reality, it is a religious war of Islam against Judaism/Christianity.

Worse yet is that the voices yelling for an awareness of the apocalyptic conditions on the world  theater are not being heard. Mainly because the Church is no longer a respected institution. Therefore, the body of believers in Christ, must learn about these apocalyptic conditions from the Christian perspective. And take this message to the people, employing the Jesus method. Which is the sending of people into the community in pairs, to announce God’s truths.

What makes this apocalyptic scenario so dangerous is that Muslims have their own apocalyptic theory for the world. Which puts the world on a collision course with yet to be experienced consequences.

One would have thought that the United States would have learned something from its Iranian experience. There they over threw the government and established a puppet regime. Again, the purpose was to exploit the natural resources of the country. Finally the Iranians revolted and threw the United States out! Iran is governed by Islamic law. And, is no friend of the United States, and with a score to settle. They have launched its war with the United States by providing weapons for the troublesome insurgency wherever there is an American presence. They have long provided sanctuary and training for Iraqi patriots in exile waiting for this opportunity that the United States has provided. The United States has long been aware of Iranian hostilities. That is what the Iraqi, Iranian war was all about. It’s why the United States provided Saddam Hussein with so much help in that war. The United States did everything to help Iraq except send troops. And, that same role by the Iranians is playing itself out again through Arab/Muslims conflicts with Israel.

Nobody should think that Iran will not settle the score one way or another. Let us hope it’s not the result of an an atomic arsenal of dirty bombs. Carefully hidden away in Muslim mosques through out the United States. Later to be strategically used, when the time is right. In the meantime they will create enough havoc for the United States. So much havoc that the United States will regret their ill advised meddling into the affairs of Arab Muslim states.

What we have unfolding on the world stage is war, as never before known to humans. There will be both secular and religious conflicts. How, and when they will merge is difficult to predict at this time. The question is, do we have enough time to avert such a catastrophe? Most likely not because powerful political forces in the United States do not want a peaceful solution to current world events. And neither does the Arab Muslim world.

Saudi Arabia and Iran have a history a history of complicated relationships. But will they come together to destroy America? Will it work like this, will Saudi money which helps build Muslim Mosques in America? Join forces with Iran, who has the nuclear technology to build dirty bombs to be strategically placed, when the time is right? After all, they have a common goal which is to remake America in the image of Muhammad.

A Christmas Waned

“The hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations,” George Washington. Why? Because, “The light shines in darkness; and darkness comprehended it not,” John 1:5.

You are not what you are destined to be in fulfillment of this waned Christmas. Until this ‘why’ is resolved, Perhaps one of histories greatest questions was asked by Jesus, “Why do you not understand my speech? Because you can not hear my word (why) (because). You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father will you do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I (Jesus) tell you the truth (about Christmas) you believe me not,” John 8:42-45.(Emphasis by insertions, this padre).

And if the above is yours to understand, then a ‘hallelujah’ or two is in order. Pass it on to others, with hope, in your own way, because that is what Christmas was meant to be.

Heaven Beckons

During the Christmas season some worthy questions for Christendom. If we Christians, answer in the affirmative, shouldn’t the forth coming prompt make America, and the world very different? “A son honors his father. A servant his master. If I am the Father, where is my honor? And if, I am a Master, where is My reverence? And if I be a Master, where is my fear? Says the LORD of hosts unto you.” (Text: Malachi 1:6a).

My prayer, God have mercy on me for not doing enough. How about you? Want it to be different in 2015? Study the contents of Christmas discussions to follow.

Assemble your own action plan. Keeping in mind that a house is built one brick at a time, nailed by one nail at a time sheltered one window and shingled one shingle at a time. With this end in mind a house that shows our Father his honor and due reverence.

From Yesterday to Today

“And! Have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine, that we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, Sir a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this Truth, that God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?” Benjamin Franklin, 1787, as he called for prayers during our Constitutional Convention.

The prophet Daniel in a picturesque penmanship wrote, “The first was like a lion (national symbol of Great Britain) and had eagles wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.” (scriptural text:Daniel 7:3). The national symbol of Great Britain is the lion. Daniel while dreaming saw this lion as a creature with wings. With its wings being plucked off and lifting skyward. Finding its place on a distant shore, America. And made to stand on two feet like a man. And a man’s heart was given to it. All picturesque of the United States who adopted the bald eagle as its national symbol. Becoming a nation of generosity an tagged as Uncle Sam.

But today, America has lost her fight, as the magnificent bald eagle, who had broken loose from the back of the lion, Great Britain. And told to stand up on its feet and given the heart of a man, Uncle Sam. Today Uncle Sam sails anchor less, in the oceans of confusion. All from the prophet Daniel, making prophecy timely and always ageless.

“And he changes the times and seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to those who know understanding. He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness and light dwells with him.” (scriptural text: Daniel 2: 21-22).

“A State, I cheerfully admit, is the noblest work of man. But man, himself, free and honest is, I speak as to this world, the noblest work of God,” James Wilson, 1793, an expression from Chisholm v. Georgia, 1783.

Expressions, and a nations history that anchored her greatness. Modern America seems to have forgotten who anchored that greatness. Causing God to look the other way, as the great eagle plunders featherless to the ground. Her anchor having broken loose from its divine foundation and wonders aimlessly in the hostile waters of nothingness. Forfeiting the essences of American greatness, “American exceptionalism.” Divinely ordained, to lead the world, as an exceptional nation unlike any other in human history. Better than other countries because God made her, “fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall.” (scriptural text:Genesis 49:22). Giving her the entrepreneurship ability for her people to become the recipients of a land flowing with milk and honey. Milk and honey an Old Testament expression for a people, who honor God in all their transactions.

Is it ISSI and the forces among us

Jesus said, “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches,” Revelation 1:20.

Jesus was not talking about concrete and wood edifices no matter how imposing in structure or number. Rather the golden lampstands are picturesque of people. Symbolized as golden because they are pure and thus indestructible. Because they have experienced the non-comprehensible human experience of 2 Corinthians 5:17, which reads, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; behold all things have become new.” Creating an imposing edifice of community not of flesh and blood. But of the following, “But if we walk in the light, as He is light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanses us from sin,” 1 John 1:7.

From there one never knows who is among them. We have this account from Exodus 3:2, “And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame from the midst of the bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.” And, the life of a sheep herder named Moses was changed forever.

“And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai.” Who called and said, “Gabriel make this man understand the vision,” Daniel 8:16. And Daniel was privileged to see a history, reaching a time that is perhaps ours. (cp Daniel 8:19).

“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressions have reached their fullness. When the transgressors have reached their fullness. A king shall arise having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power. (cp Daniel 8:23).

His power shall be mighty, but not his own power. He shall destroy fearfully, and shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. (cp Daniel 8:24).

Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule. And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes. But he shall be broken, without human means,” Daniel 8:25.

“And the vision of the evenings and mornings which was told is true. Therefore seal up the vision, for it refers to many days in the future,” Daniel 8:26.

“And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days. Afterward I arose and went about the king’s business. I was astonished by the vision, but no one understood it,” Daniel 8:27.

Is it ISSI? We don’t know with absolute certainty, do we? But the early stages of ISSI coming out of nowhere to become a global threat is both impressive and challenging. And, look at the effect it had upon Daniel. Wonder if it’ll have the same effects upon we the churches of Christ?

Study the graphic details of what this king or caliphate is able to do. Having a fierceness absent of fear with an ability survive through the paranormal described as sinister schemes, v.23. Arriving on the world stage, one suspects through the power of the angel of light. Islam presents itself as light to a darkened world. The world’s liberator, and provider for what the worlds citizenry wants, peace and stability. (cp Daniel 8:24).

It’ll be accomplished this way by ISSI, or a power yet to arrive. Paul warns us by saying, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light,” 2 Corinthians 11:14.

And in the process, the ISSI menace or something yet ahead will be feared as it destroys. And along the way, the best efforts of community of nations led by the United States will cause this power to prosper and thrive. With the tables being turned as he destroys the mighty of the worlds military powers. Including the holy people. (cp Daniel 8:24).

Who are the holy people? If this madness led by evil is ISSI, at the top of their kill calender would have to be Christ’ golden lampstands who are made holy through their redemption by Jesus. And the only force capable of destroying ISSI or a future evil. Because there are angelic influences among the holy ones, his lampstands, so said Jesus. (cp Revelation 1:20).

We have this sacred declaration that should cause all lampstands to fear similar to Daniel’s reaction. By deceit ISSI, or an evil yet to emerge will prosper through deceit. Exalting with inward confidence to rearrange the world order. Even though they are many and declared as prosperous and mighty. Because, prosperity guarantees power. (cp Daniel 8:25).

ISSI or a future evil emersed in self deception thinking that he is God. And will move to install himself as the earthly promise fulfilled. God’s kingdom on earth. And from that act by proclaiming himself as the Prince of princes; with suddenness destruction is experienced by means other than human. (cp Daniel 8:25).

It will happen, maybe not by the evil alluded to because it has God’s seal that it will occur. (cp Daniel 8:26).

Patriotism another name for Paganism

Revolutionary Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini in 1980 boasted. “We do not worship Iran; we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism, I say let this land burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.”

And his revolution which was launched, 16 January 1979, some credit as being the date when Islam declared war upon the United States. Muslims in America, or any where in the world are not interested in national patriotism. Islam worships Allah and not nation states. It gives clarity to Islamic intentions and goals everywhere. Fortified with a Khomeini definition of patriotism, as just being another name for paganism. And if, cities must burn and people die, let it be so because all that matters is that Islam emerges as victor to the rest of the world.

And until that is not just understood, but acted upon by nation states, then their lands will be ravished by Islamic violence, until Islam emerges as triumphant there.

Nation states must put to death the propaganda that they have accepted from the Khomeini’s of the world every time violence occurs. Which is to instantly, emerge from their military fortresses that they call masques. With extended tearful cries for sympathy because of such senseless violence. Declaring that it was the work of a few miss guided Muslims. When their hearts join Khomeini singing let the world see another triumph for Islam.

Some may wonder, what special insight is given one, to know the heart felt beatings of another? From two hearts is the responses, first from the heart of one that no Muslims publicly will challenge. And until they do, all Muslims must be seen as God’s enemy, the enemy of every non-Muslim because no one, or any nation will be safe. So here is what makes a Muslim heart beat with the joy of Islamic evil. It was said by the one, who inherited the mantel of evil from Ishmael, the father of Islam. Their prophet Muhammad in his farewell address in March 632, left behind these instructions to be followed. “I was ordered to fight all men unto they say, ‘there is no god but Allah.'” And since his death, Muslims have added. There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah which must be echoed all over the world.

There you have the global heart beat of the Muslim community, no matter where a Muslim is found. That’s what’s in store for America, unless America wakes up, and is prepared to fight to rid America of an evil worse than Nazism. Meaning evil will fight back because evil never surrenders without a savage fight.

Now the other heart beat, ‘The Heart of God,’ who instructed Moses to prophecy the following. “And he (Ishmael Genesis 16:11), father of Islam will be a wild man; and his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell among his brethren,” Genesis 16:12. Wild destructive behavior among Muslims is what plagues Islam from within and the rest of the world. The strong deadly archer of, Genesis 21:20, with Egypt playing a significant role in Islamic wildness, vs. 21, then as it does today. Through the Egyptian Brotherhood, who were the brains behind the creation of al Qaeda. The Egyptian Brotherhood is suspected as being one of the financial sources of support for a proposed $100 million construction of a huge 13 story mosque at Ground Zero. Which for now is in a holding pattern because of public opposition, until tabled. The F.B.I. has a most wanted list of Muslim jihadist with 7 out 22 of them are Egyptian.

The heart of God knows evil, and did so, by going directly to the source. It’s unfortunate that most Americans and their government can’t accept the truth from the heart of the source. Islam is beyond being dangerous because Islam is pure authentic evil.

The brighter side of the heart of God, also has a brother/sisterhood effect. It’s global and dwells within His creation. And comes to life, as the result of ones 2nd. birth which is identifiable through 2 Corinthians 5:17. And then works, as follows, “There is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him wisdom,” Job 32:8, Followed by, “The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD. Searching all the inner dephts of his heart,” Proverbs 20:27. From all that know this, “For you will light my lamp; the LORD, my God will enlighten my darkness,” Psalms 18:28. Experience, and know those truths, and become a discerning godly vessel of truth. But it requires plenty of this, “Be still and know that I am God,” Psalms 46:10a, because His vessels represent His power of exaltation among the heathen. Our duty is to exalt Him through out the earth, Psalms 46:10b.

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Lampstands of gold

What are we to make of the mystery of the seven stars that John saw in the right hand of Christ? Including those seven golden lamptands? (cp Revelation 1:20).

Just this, of all metals, gold is the most cherished and sought after because of its beauty and monetary value. It’s not unusual to see signs announcing, we buy gold top dollar. If you are familiar with the scriptures, then you know that Jesus, when wanting to make a point often used figurative speech to color a picture.The picture painted concerning His church is clear. There isn’t an institution among men that people should cherish more than the church. Because the church offers everything of beauty and value that humanity is desperately seeking. Whose value exceeds all other aspirations. Using figurative speech again, Jesus put it this way, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupts, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth nor rust corrupt and where thieves do not break through and steal,” Matthew 6:19-20.

From those verses, umpteen pictures could be painted to illustrate what Jesus was speaking about in a figurative manner. But for now, we’ll just concentrate upon the one golden lampstand standing in the midst of the seven others.

What we have before us is a declaration by Jesus Christ concerning his church. Which if taken in totality represents the mission of the church found in Matthew 6:19-20. In other words, the church is commissioned to guide society in finding  fulfillment for all of its sought after golden beauties of value. However, in order for them, not to be corrupted by moths, rust and thieves. They must be brought into conformity with what the word of God teaches. And what is the most sought after golden beauty? Is it not to live forever? The word of God teaches that life eternal is possible. But only on God’s terms, can that golden beauty be attained. Simply put, “God gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved,” John 3:16-17. Like it or not, and most don’t, even things that call themselves churches. That’s where, and how the pursuit of societies sought after golden beauties of values begins.

For reasons known to him, Jesus provides us with a sketch of church history both good and not so good. You can read about that history starting with Revelation 2:1, and ending with Revelation 3:17. Though, Jesus is quick to praise his church. But he wastes, no time finding fault with his church. It doesn’t end there because Jesus wants his church to get its act together and move on with its ordained commission the thesis of these postings. [Get caught up by reading the previous posting]. Then issuing directives like this, “To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also am overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne,” Revelation 3:21.

Interesting is verse 22, because Jesus repeat those words through his rebuke of the church. Which reads, they that have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches. Jesus said that the seven stars in his right hand are the seven angels of the churches. Perhaps meaning this, as Jesus didn’t identify their exact purpose. This expression appears in our scriptures, the angel of the LORD. Appearing for the first time in Genesis 16:7, like this, “And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur,” In that no man has seen God at any time except Jesus. (cp John 1:18). We must except the seven stars as literal angels who have a ministerial functions among the churches to protect the church from extinction. For example, there are at least 52 countries where the practice of Christianity is illegal. Yet churches are there and Christians suffer extreme persecutions which includes jail sentences and even death. Yet the church survives! But its survival is more likely because of what Jesus said. “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it,” Matthew 16:18. Jesus again used figurative language using Peter as an expression for himself. Jesus is the golden lampstand that John saw among the other seven. Jesus declares himself as the church which is rock sold. Even though the agents of hell try, they will not be able to break Him apart. No matter what brutal force they might use to destroy Jesus the rock solid dependable church.

There is other possible explanation for those seven angelic stars in the right hand of Jesus. Angles are messengers sent by God; therefore, we, the body of believers, who make up the modern church. Figuratively; then, we are his messengers meant to be of angelic purity and strength. Delivering the word of God, as a testimony for Jesus Christ. Thus, God, in his perfect wisdom chose John to deliver this truth to us.

JC at the door

A guy exiled to an island called Patmos. Placed there by the authorities, who knew that his voice; if acted upon by the people, would end business as usual.

What could be so threatening that he was banished to a secluded island? It was because he exposed the record of the word of God. Doing what he was suppose to do which was to give testimony in behalf of Jesus Christ. Bringing to the attention of the people the wrongs in their community. Along with God’s expectations for correcting those wrongs. (cp Revelation 1:2).

No doubt, John wasn’t looking forward to his exile. Perhaps he expected to experience loneliness and boredom. And maybe wondering, what he could have done differently to have avoided his banishment.

When he had a most unusual encounter which would end any loneliness or boredom. Saying, I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet. Announcing that I am the first and the last. What you see; write in a book, and then to send it unto the churches. (cp Revelation 1:10-11).

And the voice spoke again, John turned, hoping to see who was speaking. And, what did he see? Seven lampstands with one being like the Son of Man, v.v.12-13. With that one lampstand  being Jesus Christ. And in his right hand were seven stars.

John was so overwhelmed because the voice he had heard was so very commanding. Described as being like a razor sharp two edged sword. Giving John this awareness, the speaker had the authority of the sun at high noon, vs.16.

Seeing him, John fell at his feet, as dead. But Christ laid his right hand on him saying, “fear not; I am He that lives and was dead. I am alive for evermore, AMEN; and have the keys of hell and of death,” Revelation 1:17-18.

After regaining his composure, upon experiencing such an astonishing supernatural visit. John was instructed to write about three events. First what he had seen, then the things which are and the things which shall be hereafter, verse 19.

Are interest focuses around the mystery of the seven stars that John saw in the right hand of Christ. Along with the seven golden candlesticks. Jesus said, “The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches,” v.20.

Situation for contemplation: John was exiled because he was determined to expose his world to the word of God, as a testimony for Jesus Christ. Consider our 21 century world, and place yourself in John’s shoes. From your perspective, as a Christian, what community behaviors could you bear witness against based upon the word of God? And then testify against them in a public way, as a testimony for Jesus Christ?

Thinking: To what extent are you willing to go to force the authorities to govern according to the word of God? Would governmental hacks banish you to their 21 century Patmos?

Deliberation: Some give so much for Christ while most give so little. But the Spirit of God might ask you to give even more, or pluck you out from among those who do so little. Sometimes it happens from reading the word of God. Like chapter one of Revelation, when unexpectedly you find yourself energized by the mysterious workings of our triune Godhead. You become focused upon God’s determination to extend their Word through Jesus Christ. Done through his church, then, and still reaching us today.

Action: From Jesus Christ, who is the church. (cp Revelation 1:12-13). And said, that He would go before us in righteousness with his footsteps being our pathways. (cp Psalms 85:13). Put together an individual plan, or a collective plan with others. Designed to advance the word of God as that trumpeting two edged sword destroying what God condemns. And building monuments in there place that restore honor to God’s America, as a testimony, unto Jesus Christ.

“They that have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches. To them that overcome will I give to eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God,” Revelation 2:7.

Why be the master when you can be the servant

Revolutionaries are capable of bringing about much good to society. One persons revolution for the betterment of society is another persons demon for the destruction of society. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Jesus was a revolutionary. Without question, the most influential and successful revolutionary known to man. During the time of Christ, the religious, and political communities considered Christ the perfect manifestation of evil. Indeed a real live demon. So again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Here we are in the 21st. century, and that beholden beauty is still owned by the beholder. Which is to say that this padre beholds, evangelical Christian conservatism as the perfect demon for the destruction of society.

Why? Because the Son of Man, than, and now, still is in complete opposition to the interest of the government. Christianity and government are not compatible with the teachings of Jesus Christ. When evangelical Christian conservatism works, to make them compatible, then the Christianity of Jesus Christ is ruined. Which is not to suggest, that liberal Christendom is any better.

Time will be spent clarifying the advocacy of Christ with the intent of demonstrating the incompatibility of Christianity and government. This discussion will show the demoniac efforts of evangelical Christian conservatism. Because of their determination to make Christianity and government compatible, one with the other. Compounding matters even more, the two have become the whores of the nations corporate conglomerates. The very people who deny equality of pay, meaning a livable wage, for every hour worked. For the millions of workers, who make them super wealthy. Those three with their itinerary of oppression and servitude represent an insult to Jesus Christ. Because, his Crucifixion testifies to his opposition to such shenanigans.

Jesus was a man of the people, who represented there interest and needs. Anything else, sets the stage for the complete destruction of Christianity. And today the effectiveness of Christianity, has been pretty much destroyed. Because the 21 century church has become the voice of government policy. With the government becoming the voice of 21 century church policy. Allowing the nations corporate conglomerates to run away with all the profits. Leaving nothing in the way of money for those who make profits available. Society should be able to see this evil at work. How the three interact and support each other. The thorn in their side is that silly old constitution of ours which forbids such a union. Thank God Almighty for such a wise provision. It’s the peoples most authoritative legal document barring complete servitude church, state and commerce.

The Son of Man will have nothing to do with such endeavors. He has threatened to remove any golden lampstand. Meaning the church when not found to be faithful to his cause. (cp Revelation 2:5). A flame has been extinguished. A declaration you guys are a useless bunch. (cp Revelation 3:16-17). Many reasons exist for such a statement, but in the United States, it is that bedroom relationship between Church, government and commerce. And the churches, in America responsible for this national tragedy are those protestant evangelical clergymen. Who reign, from the helm of the churches controlled by the religious right. Again, the answer is not the leftist of Christendom. What we need is a middle where the apostasy of the left is abhorred. And where the right breaks it ties with government and commerce. Becoming the middle, advocating the causes of Christ based upon the complete word of God.

It is interesting to note that among the churches was one like the Son of Man. (cp Revelation 1:13). Suggesting that Jesus while not visible wants very much to be among His churches today. That the messages to the churches, recorded in the book of Revelation. They are just as appropriate for reflection today, as they were, when given to John. Supported by the scripture of, Revelation 1:3, because it is the Revelation of Jesus Christ given to him by God, Revelation 1:1.

There is a lot of misunderstanding concerning the church. The church is not those concrete and wood structures that dot the American landscape. Rather the church is the body of believers of Jesus Christ. The Christ who heard these words from Simon Peter. “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father in heaven. And I say unto you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it,” Matthew 16:17-18. Jesus often used symbols when teaching. The reference to Peter being the rock for the churches foundation. Means this, the rock is solid and impenetrable. And individual Christians (followers of Christ) are also impenetrable like a solid rock because Christ walks among his (churches) individual people.

These judgments upon the unfaithful churches are not limited to evangelical conservative churches of the religious right. But to any church unfaithful to the proclaiming the Christ message in totality. This padre singles out the religious right because of its diabolic association with commerce and government.

In its favor it holds to many sound scriptural doctrines. Like the newness of life through Jesus. (cp 2 Corinthians 5:17). With marriage being allowed only between a man and a woman. (cp Genesis 2:24;Matthew 19:5-6;Ephesians 5:31). Because homosexuality is condemned, by God. (cp Leviticus 18:22;20:13;Romans 1:24-27. Religious conservatism needs to shed its dirty linen of commerce and government.

On the world stage, the church of apostasy to the cause of Christ, would have to be Christendoms liberal left and the Roman Catholic Church. Receiving the brunt of Paul’s chastisements, as recorded in Romans 1:28-31. Who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (cp Romans 1:32).

John, from a place of exile, on an island called Patmos, by the Roman Emperor Domitian. He was there because his message was in opposition to government policy. He called his experiences with the government extremely stressful, by employing the word, tribulation. Because he was executing the teaching of the Son of Man, Rev. 1:9. Followers of the Son of Man had been warned. If you advocate for Christ, you can expect trouble. You will be beaten by religious leaders. Summoned to appear before governments. There Christians are to denounce the state, as a testimony for the sake of Jesus Christ, Mark 13:9.

Not a physical experience for Christ followers in the United States, yet. Now it’s mostly a mental emotional experience of mocking, harassment and exclusion. America is becoming more secular with less and less tolerance for towards devote Christ followers. With some instances requiring the abused Christ followers to retain legal council. So how long before the hour arrives, when Christ followers will experience the dramas of the Patmos experience.

Have you ever known a politician to take kindly to being condemned? In America the day will come when that alone could cause the Patmos experience. Especially since in America today, we have the first U.S. president in Obama declaring that the United States is not a Christian nation.

At any rate while there John had an angelic encounter, Rev.1:1. Maybe he was smoking some of that funny stuff or snorting some white angel dust. Who knows, maybe he was in the mist of pure ecstasy frolicking with a maiden on the beach. One thing for certain, his experience was very different. John turned and saw seven golden lampstands. One was like the Son of Man. His clothing was rather weird. What got his attention was his hair. It was white like wool or snow. Last time he saw the Son of Man he had dark colored hair, brown, maybe black. John thought a lot had changed during the intervening years since he last saw his good friend. John must have thought that the lack of Christ centered deligence by Christendom was the cause for the strange dress of his friend, as well as the whiteness of his hair. Looked like his friend was in full battle gear. Serious stuff must be on the horizon. His eyes carried the look of anger.They were of a piercing nature. Very bright like the bright fire of a furnace. His voice was very captivating. Like the angry roar of hurricane ocean. His words were sharp and quick like that of a double edged sword. His whole appearance had the burning effect of the hot summer sun.

John was puzzled by the lampstands, the strange appearance, His whole demeanor. Now he saw seven stars in His friends right hand. All this, caused John to collapse. But His friend laid his right hand on him, and said fear not, Revelation 1:13-17.

John regained his wits. Had some wine. Hugged his woman friend, and said lets get on with the show. Revelation is a book symbols and symbolic language. It is a book of showmanship. It has some golden nuggets that causes this padre to pay close attention to what the book teaches. Hidden between its pages one is prodded to compare and contrast its revelation with other biblical writings in order to determine what to make of its declaration for the end of civilization.

The Son of Man explains the phenomenons to John. Saying the seven stars are the seven angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. As noted above, Jesus walks among his people, His only church. But hear is another truth, the angels of God also walk among the people of Christ because we are His church, Revelation 1:20.

So why be the master, when you can be the servant? Because according to Jesus Christ, Christian mastership means a willingness to be the servant. (cp Mark 9:35). The lesson is that Christianity represents a life of hard work, self denial and public persecutions. And this truth, society must be reorganized and Obama repudiated with the declaration that the United States is a Christian nation. Non-Christians are the nations quests and must conform to our Judeo Christian heritage.

That’s the agenda for saving America.

You can not make vegtable soup out of chickens

What many admire about the United States is exactly what they should fear. There is a science referred to as social engineering. It’s the art of conditioning people to accept, act and respond to certain conditions in a automatic manner. Like conditioning people to admire what they should fear. Even when it is apparent, that what they admire is causing them personally, so much hardship. Multiple examples could be given, but it is time to put on your imagination caps and see your own examples. If you really use your imagination, as you think. You will discover that social engineering occurs inside and outside of the church. Meaning that the church works just as hard as other social engineers to set limits for controlling and manipulation of the public. Ever think much about your imagination? It is a wonderful gift God has given you to see beyond your limits. Kind of like seeing the world as it really is, and not as some want the world to be viewed.

At any rate, have you ever wondered what goes on in God’s head? As God observes world events, the needless suffering, violence and death. Much of it the result of social conditioning. The ultimate struggle for domination and preeminence. Social engineering is applied by individuals as well as nation states. But for this posting, the emphasis will be on the United States. And those forces, who have a vested interest in social engineering.

A large part of the problem centers around the government of United States. Because the American government is about expansion and control. Whether it is of a domestic nature or foreign. Have not most Americans been conditioned just to look the other way? Trained to accept the wise instincts of our government. This is my government right or wrong!
In order to accomplish that task a primary element was needed, religion. Still, one more piece was needed and it was corporate America. With a unique brand of economics called capitalism. This along with a particular brand of religion referred to as evangelical Christian fundamentalism or the religious conservatism. The merger of those three entities has resulted in a formidable attack on the freedom, and economic justice through out the country and around the world.

When religious conservatism, discovered that they were failing to get God to legislate their agenda, they linked themselves with the state. Make no mistake, religion as practiced by the religious conservatism is a dangerous evil. Something to be feared by all freedom loving Americans. But they now have formidable foe to contend with, and it is the nations Muslim community. What is interesting, is that they are very much aware of this Islamic foe. While corporate America is mostly clueless, And the government being completely, clueless. With maybe the exception of a few in the congress. And certainly not President Obama, who is most likely thrilled to help Muslims destroy America. Especially when one hears, Obama repeatedly announce that America is no longer a Christian nation.

The British crown once bragged that the sun never set on its empire. The world knows the evil that empire inflicted upon its subjects. Today that empire is paying a dear price for its transgressions. In the not to distant future, Great Britain will be more of a fundamentalist Muslim state than Turkey which is a moderate Muslim state. And, not an American friend.

In America, we have a government that sees itself as a beacon of light on a mountain top as a world model. The world also knows the evil that beacon of light has beaned upon the world. Like Great Britain, the United States is beginning to pay for its transgressions. And that punishment is being inflicted mostly by the Arab Muslim world. And with help it can depend upon the Muslim community grows exponentially in America. A people whose religion is hostile to any religion other than Islam. A religion, that is also hostile to democracy. Will they corrupt the United States to the degree that they have corrupted Great Britain? That question will be answered, by the degree that the non-Muslim community responds to this threat. This Muslim threat is guaranteed to succeed if the non-Muslim population relies on the government. Our government has capitulated itself to its surrender to Islam. Through its inability to eradicate the practice of Islam through out the nation after 9/11. Those who want a safe, and prosperous America, better pretty soon pick up the torch and eradicate this demonic evil.

Then to compound matters more, we have a failed economic system called capitalism. Thrust upon us, and the world from an American platform. All these economic treaties designed to enhance the bottom line for corporate America and world capitalism. This is all done at the expense of this nations workforce. Who have seen their jobs flee abroad. This is what American workers have learned from those economic treaties. The few will become richer while the majority will experience economic loss. This has created a very dreadful time for the American work force. All this has been successfully forged upon the American psyche by slick social engineering. Seemingly paralyzing most with an inability to really grasp these multiple dangers.
There are three evils that must be brought under control. The United States Government, Religious Conservatism and Corporate America because they have joined forces. Each with its own agenda. This trilogy has great appeal one with the other because it is absent of any serious in fighting and power grabs. Each gets what it wants! Resulting in an almost invincible trilogy.

The government is made up of self serving politicians. Who love to see that beam of light shining from the mountain top as they proclaim democracy, religious freedom, and free enterprise for the world community. Religious freedom for the world means fundamentalist Christian consevatisim. Which equates to a loss of freedom to speak, act, and behave, outside of its narrow perspective of Christian theology. Corporate America gets to rescue itself from economic peril. At the expense of economic loss to the nation, and especially its workforce. While the government, gets to make it happen in a legislative manner.

We are told by God that humans are deceitful. This deceit is above all things. According to God, this deceit is desperately wicked. So dangerous is the nature of God’s creation that God describes this nature as being beyond comprehension. Capable of creating great violence, suffering, and death. (cp Jeremiah 17:9).

God deals with this behavior according to Revelation 13:10, in the following manner, those that lead into captivity shall go into captivity; they that kill shall be killed. Serve as instruments to bring violence and suffering upon others. Expect to experience violence and suffering yourself. Then in Luke 6:31, the golden rule appears, as you would that men should do to you, do yourself also to them. As has been said, what goes around comes around. When all is said, and done, maybe its all about *the patience and the faith of the saints.* (cp Revelation 12:12).

The world stage is set for even greater human suffering and violence. Readers might want to consider the roles people played, who think of themselves as being the nations masters and what to do about it. Because life in America, will never ever get close to the good old days.

How desperate were Americans for the good old days? Accomplished by the sweeping of the nation of its feet with Barrack Obama, not once, but twice. A man who has proven himself to be the problem rather than the solution. Even though he lacked a distinguished legislative history. His gift was talk. He was able to capture the White House despite his 20 year association, with a clergymen who hates white America. Obama has called clergyman his mentor. But now Obama denounces him saying, he did not know about his mentors racist attitudes. The voting public should not have bought such rhetoric, but they did because of desperation. And repeated that mistake by reelecting him. And the nation faces the prospect of a presidency by another Clinton, or Bush. Neither represents what most Americans want at home or abroad. But both, are masters in the use of social engineering. And neither do the current cartload of republican hopefuls, hoping that their brand of social engineering will propel them to the presidency.

“I never let my education interfere with my learning,” Mark Twain. I can assure you of this, neither has this padre, how about you?

Y Christianity & democracy r dangerous

Few things are more intriguing than the knowledge of religion and government. Both are deeply ingrained into the consciousness of the nations people. But both have proven themselves to be very dangerous.

The teachings of Jesus Christ, offers hope for democracy, and Christianity through two little known doctrines. Both of which Jesus taught, and are known as liberation theology and situational ethics. Which are old doctrines dating back to around the 1800’s. You will not find them mentioned in your Bible. Because they are doctrines developed by theologians. But firmly rooted in scriptural teachings of Jesus Christ. The focus is on what Jesus said and how he lived his life. The life of Jesus was about liberation. Each situation he encountered required a different situational response in accordance with his ethics. With His liberation teachings and situational responses playing out on the world stage today. It just that many are unable to see them because of insufficient insight into scriptural teachings. It is one of many messages of the book of Revelation offers. Seven times in the early chapters, a significant phrase is stated with a specific promise. The phrase, “Those that have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches. To those who overcome will I give to eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God,” Revelation 2:7.

“Those that have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches. Those that overcome shall not be hurt by the second death,” Revelation 2:11.

“Those that have an ear, let them hear what the the Spirit is saying unto the churches. To those that overcome will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in that stone a new name is written which no one knows except those who receive it,” Revelation 2:17.

“And I will give them a morning star. Those who have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches,” Revelation 2:28-29.

“Those that over come the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot their name out of the book of life, but I will confess their name before my Father, and before his angels. Those that have an ear, them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches,” Revelation 3:5-6.

Warning: “Behold I come quickly; hold fast to that which you have. That no person take your crown. Those that overcome will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and they shall go no more out; and I will write upon them the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which comes down out of heaven from my God; and I will write upon them my new name. Those that have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches,” Revelation 3:11-13.

“To those who overcome will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Those that have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches,” Revelation 3:21-22.

The above scriptures are representative of the practice of liberation theology along with situational ethics. Which recognizes the conflicts, and the dangers inside and outside of the Christian perimeter. Always casting a suspicious eye on government. Government is not the friend of Christianity. To the contrary, government is the enemy of Christianity. Government uses religion to advance its own agenda. In some instances putting into jeopardy its own survival. As the government gives safe haven, for the growth of Islam through out the American community. But the United States government, has always favored one religion and its doctrines over all others. One example is the current marriage between the religious conservatism and the lower house of congress. A very dangerous marriage that threatens democracy for many modern Americans. But has a historical history, dating back to the inception of the country engulfing the entire government. Whose modern history is responsible for much of the global destabilization around the globe.

Here is some of its effects upon the nation. From ancient history, recall the Senate hearings for defeated Supreme Court nominee, Robert Bork. Who said that the Declaration of Independence does not allow room for human equality. And denounced Justice O’Connor, as an activists judge because she voted to allow women and people of color to have equality under the law. Considered to have been the judicial prince of the religious conservatism and their right wing political partners. Religious conservatism and right wing politicians use the term “activists judges” to tag judges who see human equality and other constitutional safe guards in the constitution. That is what was meant, as one example, when it was said that the religious conservatism and their political pawns in our government are a threat our democracy. (Previous discussion, 05 December 2014).

It is interesting how the religious conservatism and right wing politicians use Jesus Christ as a platform to launch their tirades against free expression and assembly without being declared an “enemy combatant” hauled of to jail and denied basic constitutional rights. Or to be told, that you do not have free choice as to where you want to travel; like to Cuba. And that you do not have the right when the inevitable is upon you, to ask a doctor to put you to sleep because of an incurable disease. Or that certain research can not occur, even if that research will provide a cure to suffering and disease resulting from stem cell research. It’s all tied up in a very narrow Christian doctrine espoused by the religious conservatism and their right wing politicians. Along with the corporate conglomerates, who fund their political campaigns. It’s nothing new! It’s the same doctrines used by the same kind of people during the near extermination of the nations indigenous peoples. Known by some as Indians or native Americans. Along with the New England witch hunts of yesterday. The very people, who found people of color to be the property of white folks. Who thought it was okay to hang people without a trial. These same people in the name of Christianity and democracy trampled the rights of women. And for decades saw them as being inferior to men and their personal property.

Even some of the nations founding fathers harbored such theories. Thomas Jefferson was the author of our Declaration of Independence. He denounced slave ownership while he himself owned and used slave labor. Mr Jefferson was the nations third president and served from 1801-1809. Even Senators from the late 20 century like Senator Byrd sympathized with slave owners. Because he was a Ku Klux Klan member.

At no time in history has it been good to be in the hands of the religious conservatisim or right wing politicians. The examples Jesus left us should not be forgotten. Jesus had nothing good to say about the religious order or politicians of his day. He called them hypocrites and said they would experience greater damnation, Matthew 23:14. Why, because they bind heavy burdens and lay them on the shoulders of the people, v.6. They represent blind guides, v.24. Jesus said they had the appearance of beauty but were really rotten to the core, v.27.

Like the religious conservatism of that era, the religious conservatism of today has only the appearance of righteousness, v.28. Like in the time of Christ, so it is today. Religious conservatism stirred up the people and turned Christ over to the government, Mark 15:1. Religious conservatism accused Jesus of many crimes, v.3, and demanded his crucifixion, v.13. The government turned Christ over to the religious conservationist to be crucified, v.13. That is how two evils work together to silence opposition to their shared agenda.The tactics today may be different but the end result is the same. At any cost silence the opposition, to the agenda of the religious conservatism and right wing politicians.

Sometime in the future the Son of Man will gather all nations together, Matthew 25:32. The people of the world will be judged, verse 34. Hungry and you feed me, thirsty, and you gave me water, you provided shelter, clothing, sick you visited me, in prison you came, verses 36,37.

The question was asked, when did we we do those things, verses 37-39? The answer followed in verse forty. If you did it for one of my ” brethren ” you have done it onto me. That is what liberation theology and situation ethics is about. One of the key words used is brethren. It has no exclusions. All races, creeds, cultures, represent the global unity of all humanity through Christ. It is our world duty to look after each other. There is one God, and that God can only be experienced in accordance with what the Bible teaches. Irrespective of race, creeds and cultures. But being able to hear, and see what the Spirit is saying unto the churches. Is only made possible through the life changing power Of Jesus Christ. Resulting from this sacred experience. Therefore; if any person be in Christ, they become different people. Behold! All things have become new. (cp 2 Corinthians 5:17). That is the only way races, creeds and cultures can come together in peace and harmony. It’s God’s only solution for a world gone mad.

Madness is the best that the world can offer. With Jesus offering this advice. “Take therefore no thought for the morrow. For the marrow shall take thought for the things of itself. sufficient for this day is its own evil, Matthew 6:34.

The doctrines of liberation theology and situational ethics were just touched upon. They are rich in depth and include the gnostic gospels. Including church writings not authorized by King James when he commissioned the canonization of the King James Bible. Most of those writings and teachings are neglected by the modern church. But not included, are all prohibitions of behaviors opposed by God Almighty. Like lying, stealing, murder, homosexuality and in a vain manner the abuse of His holy name within and among His family.

Barking dogs never bite

When it comes to politics, it’s all about power. Through it comes the control of the government of the nation, through three distinct stinking but equal partners. They have but one goal which is to keep you, as poor, as possible while enriching themselves. They are the nations politicians, corporate conglomerates and religious elitists.

The opponents of those three oppressive conglomerates is the work force of the nation. The millions of us who live from one paycheck to the next in order to survive. The very people, should they miss a paycheck will find themselves in serious financial peril. Today for more, and more people, one paycheck is not enough. It takes two, and sometimes three paychecks to avoid financial peril. The politics of these millions of people stinks. Because these people don’t earn a livable wage. And worse yet, the millions without jobs, who have lost their homes and more.

Two factors play into this tragedy. Most are not willing to make the necessary sacrifices necessary to get out from under their task masters oppressiveness. To a certain extent history has taught these task masters how to control their workforce. They do it by offering workers crumbs from their bread basket of profits. In the form of food stamps and workman’s compensation benefits, as examples. And that pours cold water upon angry workers. Creating a mind set that thinks a little of something is better than lots of nothing. What is not understood is these oppressive forces working against the American work force. Know that if workers unite and get angry they’ll get a whole of something and dump their oppressors with lots of nothing. The other factor is that the work force doesn’t know how to get lots of something. Thus escaping lots of nothing that they have been conditioned to believe is lots of something. It’s a yo men’ job which has been lost, as an American art.

One of the main problems is that the work force for the most part, are kind of yanked by the ear to the polling booths to perpetuate the politics that enslaves them. But O boy, those good hard working people sure can make lots of annoying noise. Just like the annoying noise of a barking dog. Who have learned from experience to quiet down, until the next disturbance. The barking will ends in November. In Florida, where two mis-fits ran for governor, Scott bested his opponent Crist in a nasty disgraceful and hateful campaign by both men. Only to have Crist announce, now we must unite with Scott to bring the state together. A scenario that played out across the country leading up to the November 2014 elections. Then in January when all these bums are made legitimate, the call will go out, unite.

There is a group of people, who enjoy influence, power and wealth. Those delicious fruits were gained by having a winning political strategy. That for them fills their nostrils with the most enjoyable fragrances of smells, control, power and money. And they have the working class to thank because we collectively allow it to occur mostly unchallenged. Most likely because they allow us to have periodic pay or pension checks. But as we all have noticed, those checks do not keep up with rising prices, so our money keeps buying less and less. But that is not the case for our oppressors because their money keeps buying more and more. They refer to that phenomenon as profits. Likened to mysterious hand of God in the market place. And it is at the expense, and suffering of every day working Americans. It is about time to stop barking and start growling.

The political savvy of the nation long ago learned some valuable lessons. Public protests to denounce public policies. Along with wages, and working conditions is not a strategy that is going to bring success. O! do not misunderstand, public protest sure has a valuable place in the scheme of successful protesting. It is, however, way down on the list of things that needs to be done in order to gain the ultimate end. Which is the absolute control of the government. So that the politicians become the pawns of laboring Americans. It is not the politicians, who control the government. They are just pawns in the hands of others. Their only function occurs because we have a paper document. That says that the politicians must legislate. It is also the reason working Americans have so much trouble staying on top of the economic curve. Maybe the barking turned to growling will change to inflicting some serious bites. Because pain is the only remedy that control, power and money understands.

Public protesting is the first option of working Americans which is a waste of time. Because more often than not, little is accomplished, so nothing really changes. Believe it or not, the power structures, who represent these three distinct stinking groups of people; love to see those protest. Because, it gives the protesters a since of power. And through their falsely perceived presences as protesters, they hope that things will change. The nations oppressors only allow people to protest because its seen as the megaphone of democracy. They know the American people must think that they live in a democracy. Its why the dog barks a lot but never bites. The dog thinks it has accomplished something by barking. It makes, lots of annoying noise. But then noise is tolerable, for short periods of time.

Concerning American democracy, what a charade of pantomiming! These elitist groups can be likened unto tourist agencies. They make these gestures of body motions, as a means of communication. The tourist must interpret their response believing that they will find their destination. Voters represent our tourist. They have heard of this wonderful notion called democracy. So the voters, as strangers in their own country. Approach the ruling elite presenting them with all kinds of gestures of body motions. Their communication in return is to point to a series of pawns like presidential and congressional candidates. With additional gestures, they direct the tourist to the next election cycle. When one of them will be crowned as the prince of a democracy and the house packed corporate legislatures. In a short time the tourist will become disappointed with this prince of democracy. And will look forward to another trip, hoping to secure more satisfying experience four years later. And the lucky tourist, gets the chance vet their anger every two or six years.

First of all, I do not know about you, but I never decided that Obama or Romney were to the candidates to become the eventual crowned jewel for the nation. It was decided, as we all know, by the nations elite. And the same applies for house and senate candidates. If America is ever going to have a democracy, the whole process must be changed!!! I keep hoping the dogs will stop their barking, growling and really start biting. Inflicting deep and powerful wounds which must occur if America is ever going to have a real democracy. There are many peaceful non violent ways to accomplish this task. Two of them are represented by determination and sacrifice. And of course, it applies to state and local politics.

Just another thought about mediums of protesting before moving on. What was said about people gathering to protest. Equally applies to other forms of protest. Like the use of print, radio, and the television media.They all play valuable, and necessary roles for those intent on gaining control of their government. People wanting to take over the government from those exploiting most Americans. Must use those mediums, but learn not to rely upon them.

Although dated, a perfect example were the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. The occupant sent to the White House did not win. He was made the occupant by the republican justices on the Supreme Court. The justices split along party lines. Simple lesson, control and you will prevail. In 2004 the state in dispute was Pennsylvania and not Florida. But the end was the same because of who controlled the voting machinery. The lesson learned from 2000 was that a legal challenge would have been futile because its all about control. Resulting in another stolen election through control, money and power. Life is good when you possess those three gems.

As we have seen, control of one branch is not enough. Powerful political strategists in this country represent the wealthy and are often referred to as elitist. They know that to really succeed they must control all three branches of our government. They have accomplished that goal starting with the presidency of Ronald Reagan. With the exception off brief moments, the first being the presidency of Presidents Clinton and then Obama. The latter being the democratic control of the congress. And today a split congress which ends in January 2015. These elitist know that having control of two of the three branches of the government is not enough. They also know that having control of all three branches is not enough. These elitist know they must have people in office, who are more than just politicians. They must be politicians, who endorse completely the agenda of the the nations elitist minority.

If you have not suspected who these elitists are, perhaps this as good a time as any to define this elitist group and how they work. The most significant party of this prestigious elitists group has a religious orientation. They practice an extreme puritan conservative evangelical fundamental type of Christianity. The public knows them as the religious right. They are very dangerous, if not held in check by popular moral sentiment. They have a history who slaughtered the American Indian and stole their lands because might made right. Who advocated that African Americans were less than human and therefore could become the property of others. Where woman had no rights and were made to be in complete subjection to their husbands.

Here are just a few of their dreadful follies. They served as the fuel for the near extermination of Americas indigenous population. Referring to these people as savages and reducing them to being sub-human.

Then of course, the absolute horrors of the Salem Witch trials. Where people were burned to death, based on superstitious religious projections by the religious right.

Including the forced enslavement of African Americans because they represented free labor. Another group of people they saw as being sub-human. Treating them that way for decades.

The religious right were the pioneers of capitalism in this country. That demonic theory of the mysterious hand of god in the market place. Along with its twin notion of supply and demand. Giving capitalism a two edged sword for the devouring of any chance the working public had for economic equality. Because when times are good, capitalism allows for exploitation of the workers labor. When times are not so good, the exploitation continues. Through demand of products in short supply which cost more money.

Last but not by any means, the least among people severely violated by puritan dogma. Executed by theory and practice was the notion that women were the property of their husbands. This went on for so very long, during the course of American history.

To a lesser degree, and in some cases to a greater degree, the nation still is suffering from these abuses. Because of the egregious tortures of so many people over such a long period of time, many reject the Christianity of Jesus Christ by being down right hateful, agnostic or atheistic towards God. Which is unfortunate because the gospel of Jesus Christ is about spiritual, economic, and social equality through God’s justice.

I have given this American elitist group considerable space for this discussion. Because the American religious conservatism is what sets American totalitarian enterprises against the working class of this American nation. They are the billboards for American oppression. But because Americans have religious liberty, many think they live in a democracy and not a totalitarian system that works against there best interest.

The religious conservatism is important because they are the glue that holds the other two elitist groups together. Namely America’s corporate conglomerates and the United States government. Whether corporate conglomerates, put any stock in the notion of the mysterious hand of God being at work in the market place is irrelevant. Along with its twin theory of supply and demand. As long, as the notions of social engineering continue to turn out the big bucks of profits they are content. Featuring the continue exploitation of the employees production of good and services. Keeping wages low while production improves. Social engineering is all that capitalism is about. That is where the federal government comes into play. It legitimizes the exploitations of their bedfellows through the legislative process. Both are whores of deceit!

There is the need also to understand this about the religious conservatism. Religious conservatism is responsible for having plunged the nation into its health care crisis. One example will be used which pits the religious conservatism against science. Embryonic stem cells extracted from frozen embryos could lead to cures for debilitating disease. Should congress send legislation to the President making federal funding for stem cell research available. Presidents as a perfect pawns of the religious conservatism would veto such a bill. Not to be outdone by any President, who might buck the system. The religious right has their perfect pawns in the Congress. They have labeled such research as murder.

It seems to this writer that religious conservatism must not be in communication with the one and only true GOD. Religious conservatism claims to be the people of prayer. If prayer works for them, why not simply ask GOD to heal people with such debilitating diseases? Such a miracle would eliminate the need to turn to science for a cure. Their GOD says ask and you shall receive. Knock and it will be opened for you, Matthew 7:7. In that their GOD is not answering, they must be nothing more than dangerous religious zealots. They are the dreaded wolf in sheep’s clothing, Mathew 7:15. That magnificent beautiful creature that is capable of sudden destruction. Adequately describes the religious conservatism as they control their pawns in the government.

What makes religious conservatism so dangerous is that they know that the above is true. Knowing that they must take control of the government to legislate their prayers. GOD better be careful. Religious conservatism might lead a rebellion. Replacing GOD, with a GOD, who is more attentive to their conservative agenda of religious, corporate and governmental abuses. Just what the people need, as if we do not suffer enough from such abusers. Hard to believe that it could get worse but the reality from the Bible says it will.

Gee, this writer wonders, if that GOD might be in the person of one of our presidential hopefuls in 2016? Wow, maybe the warning from Revelation 12:12 represents the family tree of the evil one, the devil. That group seems to meet the archangel Michael’ criteria to be feared. Announcing, “Woe unto the inhabitants of the earth. For the devil has come down unto you.”

In the mean time they have regained control of the congress. It’s imperative for the legislation of their prayers. Yes, it is all about strategy. To that end they have worked and succeeded. Next stop, the office of the presidency
Unless of course, the one and true GOD returns according to Revelation. And throws that evil bunch into the bottom less pit to wail and burn for all eternity. That would be a fitting end for such a sorry saga.

Do you think there is a need for us to stop barking, growling and start biting?

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Making the punishment fit the crime

A land rat, in an evil hour, struck up a friendship with a frog. Who played a mean trick on him. He tied the the rat’s foot to his own.

They started out on dry land to get themselves some dinner. But they came to the edge of a pond, the frog dived in. He revelled in the water and kept on uttering his familiar croak. While the unlucky rat, who was dragged down with him swallowed a bellyful and was drowned. But his dead body floated. Still tied fast to the frog’s foot. A kite that spotted it snatched it up with his claws. The frog unable to free himself, was hoisted up with it. So the kite ate him too.

Even in death, the dead can get justice. For nothing escapes the eye of divine justice. It weighs crimes in the balance and allows the appropriate punishment. (Source:Penguin Classics Fables of Aesop-“Making The Punishment Fit The Crime”).

“To me belongs vengeance and recompense. Their foot shall slide in due time. For the day of their calamity is at hand. The things that shall come upon them make haste,” Deuteronomy 32:35.

“O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself,” Psalms 94:1.

“God is jealous, and the LORD avenges. The LORD avenges and is furious. The LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries. He reserves wrath for his enemies,” Nahum 1:2.

“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God. And that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,” 2 Thessalonians 1:8.

“After this manner when you pray …,” Matthew 6:9. “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven,” Matthew 6:10.

“He who testifies these things saith, surely I come quickly, Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus,” Revelation 22:20.

A thinkers thoughts Anthony and Feuerback

World problems today often seem to center around religious ideology. For this posting just a couple of thoughts from two profound thinkers.

“I distrust people who know so well what God wants them to do. Because I notice it always coincides with their own desires,” Susan B. Anthony.

“Faith is essentially intolerant because it is essentially bound up with the illusion that ones cause is also God’s cause,”Lidwig Feuerback.

Could that possibly be the major problem in the Middle East? And is it possible that the tensions there could erupt engaging the entire world? If so, is there a spiritual solution?

Yes! Continued tomorrow.

A rendezvous with death at some disputed barricade

What is the purpose of this treasure we call life? For most, it is about looking as nice as possible for as long as possible. Doing what is necessary to etch out a good living. Accumulating as much of the good life as possible. In the form of homes, cars, travel and what ever else is necessary to make one feel good about ones self. Of course, good health is a must. Because without it, all is for naught. With the inevitable occurring sooner than desired. That is an abbreviation, of course, but it is picturesque for mental imagery for what this treasure is about for many. Unfortunately for people both inside and outside of the Church of Jesus Christ.

One concern about this treasure is the fear of aging with its crippling consequences. A discussion on the topic took place when he was in his late eighties. During a syndicated radio program the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, who died at the age of ninety four on 27 January 2014. For any one, who has ever lifted even an eye brow of opposition to war or social inequality. His name should ring some remembrance of unique talent and compassion for people.

In his eighty eight year of life, Pete Seeger, had this to say. Talking about a life that has spanned 60 plus years of strumming his banjo and several other instruments. Weaving poetry, and story telling into heart moving ballads. With enough passion to motivated countless numbers of people to emulate his disdain for war and social inequality.

He described aging like this. “I wish, I could live another twenty years just to see things that are happening.” He complained about his fingers not working the way they use to work. Severely inhibiting is ability to play his instruments. Not being able to sing. Being forced to hum his ballads. Saying it is no fun to lose your eyesight, hearing and memory. Like he was sensing the reality of a World War 1 poem his Uncle Alan wrote. “I have a rendezvous with death. At some disputed barricade.”

Seems fair to assume that Pete Seeger has accumulated as much of the good life as possible. But as sure as day will turn to night, Pete will meet his rendezvous with death, and like most will dispute that barricade. With a longing for more life that allows a return to the past, absent the plagues of age.

Then how can a life be measured that spanned ninety four years? Is it measured by several decades of peak self gratification? Followed by declining mobility with mental disorientation and confusion. With ones rendezvous with death at some disputed barricade; approaching more quickly than anticipated. Is that what this treasure of life is about? It is not a new question because its been asked since the dawn of time.

Perhaps that is what caused a particular person, a young person. Who also appears to have accumulated as much of the good life as possible. And maybe, sensing his own personal rendezvous with death, though young. Sought out Jesus in Matthew 19.

This man is described as being rich. So he approached Jesus and asked, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I might have eternal life,” verse 16? The reply made by Jesus is interesting, “Why do you call me good? There is none good but one; that is God.” Implying that he is God. And if not, than he is not a good man.

Jesus went on to say. But if you want that life, keep the commandments referring to the Old Testament Commandments. While adding his New Testament Commandment “love your neighbor as yourself,” verses 18-19.

Sensing that the catch was in the net, he replied. “All these things, I have kept from my youth up.” Now, the catch got out of the net. Jesus replied, “Well if, you really want to be perfect, then go, and sell what you own giving it to the poor,” verses 20-21.

After selling, and distributing your possessions. Then you will have treasure in heaven; then come and follow me, verse 21.

Upon hearing that the young man went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions verse 22.

Did such a conversation really take place? Who knows for certain and is it important? Seems that Jesus set the guy up because keeping the commandments is impossible. Forget about loving your neighbor as you love yourself because it can not be done. If there is anything, agreed upon by most, being perfect is out of the question. Jesus often used stories to illustrate strategic lessons. Few are more important than what is to follow. Because it is what Jesus talked about most, the Kingdom of Heaven or God.

People know about Christmas and Easter. That mirror the birth, life, death, and Resurrection of Christ. Necessary occurrences, if one has any hope of participating in the first resurrection. Followed by participating in Christ’s Kingdom on Earth and eternal life

Jesus said to his disciples that it would be difficult for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Because it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God, verses 23-24.

In short summary, it has nothing to do with wealth. But every thing to do with attitude. Jesus put it this way, ” For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also,” Matthew 6:21. People who are wealthy are fortunate and shall not be excluded from the Kingdom of God. What matters is the “come and follow me” requirement of verse twenty one. The camel, the needle and rich person analogies are illustrative of most refusing to follow Christ. To busy with self gratification even though it is for such a short time. The Pete Seeger syndrome is not unique to Pete. Most have those few decades of peak gratification followed by its inevitable decline.

Unfortunately Christians are not exempt from this drive for things beyond the necessary. Even at the expense of service to our risen Lord and Savior. Who warned of the serious consequences for such life styles. Which should help explain, why the modern church is so stagnant. Remember Christ is not opposed to the accumulation of wealth. For Christ, it is a matter of attitude. What is more important then success, or the following of the Master?

Apart from encouraging people to embrace Christ as their Savior. The task of the church is to work for the establishment of “God’s Kingdom” on earth. The gospels of Matthew through John are devoted to the discussions of Jesus’ central message about the “Kingdom of God” on earth.

Just what is this business concerning the churches responsibility for the helping establish this kingdom on earth? In a nut shell, it is a Christ resistance movement. Opposing evil and injustice where ever it is found. Which can only be overcome through the preaching of the gospel of repentance, and newness of life in Christ.

And make it a focus to target the most eminent threat of the 21 century to American freedom, prosperity and security. Such threats is the purpose of the practitioners of Islam. Whose goal is remake America in the image of Islam. And that threat, will grow like an incurable cancer. Unless the Christendom wakes up to save itself from this growing American barbaric menace.

Need some suggestions as to how to launch various actions against Islam. Whose ultimate goal is to silence the church and remake America in the image of Ishmael or Islam. Do you know about that Ishmael Isaac connection? It’s one of Ishmael persecuting Isaac then and today. Paul urged the church to cast out the bondwoman, Hagar the mother of Islam and her son Ishmael the founder of Islam. Read about it for yourself by going to Galatians 4:28-31. Got the know how, to teach how, as to how Christendom can execute the Pauline directives found Galatians four. Found through the *contact us* tab associated with the navigation link.

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Old Joe still picking cotton 4 ur ribbions & bows

President Lincoln at Gettysburg observed that a nation had been created that saw all people as being equal. That notion did not exist for long. People were enslaved and made the legal property of others. The civil war erupted and a step was taken to ensure that the nation governed it self, as a nation of equal people. However, well into the twentieth century people fought, and lost their lives in pursuit of equality.The fight goes on today.

The focus maybe different but the struggle continues. As acknowledged by Leonard Cohen, poet folk artist. Who penned these words into one of his ballads. “Everybody knows that the dice are loaded…everybody knows that the good guys lost. Everybody knows that fight was fixed. The poor stay poor and the rich get richer. That is how it goes. Everybody knows! Everybody knows the ship is sinking. Everybody knows the Captain lied. Everybody knows that the deal was rotten. Old Joe still picking cotton for your ribbons and bows. Everybody knows the plague is coming. Everybody knows it’s moving fast. Everybody knows that is how it goes….”

Scanning the national mood seems to support that notion. When reading, that many Americans can not name the speaker of the House of Representatives. That some Americans believe that newspapers should have to submit their journalism to the government for approval before it can be published. That Obama is still in the White House. With the Congress unwilling to legislate laws that really benefit working people. Yes! indeed the plaque is coming and it is moving fast.

Such notions are becoming firmly etched into the American psychic. Maybe because of that the dice will remain loaded, and the good guys will continue to come up short in their search for equality. Perhaps the founders of the nation knew that to be fact. When it was etched, two centuries ago into the Declaration of Independence. ” …mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms they are accustomed…” Reminds me of the American idiom, better the Devil you know than the Devil you don’t. We sure have lots of devils to contend with. The question is how do we rid the nation of those devils?

Great men have an instinct to say great things for what needs to be said, as did President Lincoln at Gettysburg …. “The nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Today we do not have a government of the people, by the people, for the people. Therefore, democracy could perish from the earth. We have a government that houses a Captain who pilots a sinking ship. A Captain who lies to the American people. A Government that is self serving. Owned by corporate America and a collection of elitist. The notions the founders of this nation fled from. The very notions this current crew is striving to reinstate.

O! What to do about it? Shall we just meander along and allow ourselves to be swallowed up by the nations evils? Most likely so, so sorry to say. Most Americans have lost their stomach for a good old American revolution. There are no more Thomas Paine’ around town from the secular side. Or Dietrich Bonhoeffer’ from the Christ perspective.