getting the upper hand

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desirable things cannot be compared to her. (cp. Proverbs 8:11).

They who are slow to anger are more successful than the mighty. And he/she, who rules their souls then he/she, who takes a city. (cp. Proverbs 16:32).

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Along with the possibility that they need agreement among themselves. Before one of them can dramatize we mortals on earth. In order to come to agreement, they war against among themselves, through coalitions much like what occurs on earth, when nations war among themselves. See Genesis 1:26 where we find this recorded, “Then God said (to whom other Gods) let Us make man in Our image and according to Our likeness. Let them have dominion over all the earth.”

Such a biblical recording helps explain the continuous, and worsening tumultuous occurrences on this planet. Which, may result in this planet becoming uninhabitable. Through wars, or greenhouse gases!

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turbulent times real solutions

Side bar your honor signals to the court that circumstances have occurred that one of the parties wants to address the court off the record. It’s also a tactic to request a meeting in chambers to work out a compromise.

Humanity is in serious need of side bar with Jesus. That all parities might go beyond a compromise to exoneration. Because humanity is guilty of serious crimes against God.

Oh, I know, more and more, people are concluding that’s old time nonsense made modern. Because science, has unequivocally proven our origins and endings. Therefore, there is no need for godly exoneration.

But such declarations represent the epitome of nonsense. Because the entire calendar of creation proves otherwise. By observation and experience. Meaning proof is before everyone. And realization can occur through experience. Which concludes ending has no value because ones origin moves on to the next step of being.

First the proof. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, that they are without excuse.” (cp. Romans 1:20).

And, now the proof. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they become a new creation. Behold, all things have become new.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:17). The proof is in the experience.

Here’s the path way to the experience. “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession unto salvation.” (cp. Romans 10:9-10).

People have such negative attitudes towards the church for reasons very understandable. Therefore, the aforementioned, seems to work best for the following people in this category. “I was found of them who sought Me not. I was made manifest to them, who asked not of Me.” (cp. Romans 10:20). My best explanation. It’s the miracle of Divine Providence. It’s also the way, this Padre came to know Jesus.

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independence what it means

It’s alleged that James, who wrote an epistle was the brother of Jesus Christ. Causing some to think that he might have some provoking  insights to share. Here’s one of them, in which, he uses some pretty strong language. “Adulterers and Adulteresses! ‘Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore, wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.'” (cp. James 4:4).

Humanity along time ago made the decision to do things their way. End results chaos! Reaching us to day in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. And the sad thing, is that, its going to get a lot worse.

Most are conditioned to think it’s of our own making, and therefore, we can fix it. Wrong! Because what’s happening is not the singular consequences of we earthlings. But rather the force of a foreign entity known as leviathan. John saw it as the beast rising from the waters. (cp. Revelation 13:1). And Isaiah wrote this, “In that day the LORD with his severe sword, great, mighty and strong, will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent. Leviathan, that twisted serpent. And He, will slay the reptile of the sea.” (cp. Isaiah 27:1).

For now this how, Paul twirled that dial. Saying it’s a combination of forces unseen but experienced. (cp Ephesians 6:12.).

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the screw up of history

Abraham who once held the cradle of humanity within his power. Because, Divine Providence made a covenant with him. But he blew it by laughing at the hand of his destiny. And in a mocking manner, Abraham demanded. Change your mind, and let it be Ishmael, who finds favor with you. Quickly, the response came, “I have heard you, and behold, Ishmael will become a global power.” Recorded for all generations was the screw up of history.

That screw up set the stage for the greatest wars of all time which will be fought by the descendants of Ishmael. The Islamic world will war with Abraham’s descendants engulfing the sons of Uncle Sam and all people not of the lineage of Ishmael.

The United States got its first taste of Islamic destiny, 01 September 2001. And their destiny has played out in various, and sundry ways. Heading for its possible cultivation through the Soleimani-Trump saga. Unaware of their destinies by the peddlers of contemporary on lookers because they don’t know how to fact check Divine Providence.

What was meant to be but got temporarily derailed goes this way. And God said to Abraham, Yes! I will bless Sarah your wife and give you a son through her. And, you shall his name Isaac. And she shall be the mother of nations; prominent rulers shall be of her. And I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and his descendants  after him.

So there will be a unexpected turn around, mostly likely when all seems insufferable by human standards.

of men and lions

Once upon a time, a lion and a man were traveling together. And both of them, were talking ever so boastfully about their accomplished feats.

By the roadside stood a block of stone on which was carved an image of a man beating a lion. The man pointed his finger with a degree of uncertainty, and said to his companion, “You see, we men are stronger than you.” A smile flickered on the lions face, “If we lions knew how to carve,” said he, ‘You would often see a lion on top of him.'”

Many people, who talk boastfully about their courage, and intelligence, are shown up when faced with reality. (Source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Men And Lions).

Many Christians, who proudly boast, and say with God, all things are possible.” A claim that is supported in Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing is impossible.” But it is evident that His lions the church, nothing is possible. Except deep divisions among Christians, and because of that a deteriorating world is void of Christ like ethics.

During, 2020, it will only get worse, not because its penned here. But because the the Church Himself said it, “For then there shall be great tribulation, such as, has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be!” (cp. Matthew 24:21).

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truth that hurts

A snake, and a weasel where fighting together in the house where they lived. Instead of killing the mice as both of them where 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 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 understand the contents of Aesop’s fable. It’s what to do about it! And which party represents the snake and which the weasel? Your guess is as good as mine. This most know with certainty both parties in their own way are out to kill us. They just do it in different ways.

So we the electorate must wake up and take control of our America. It’s long past due of letting mindless self severing politicians kill us.

We need to put aside partisan political conditioning, and bring about a socialist governing body. And stop listening to those snakes, and weasels, who say that socialism is communism. It isn’t!  True socialism demands a democratic elected parliament. Whose primary function is to serve the needs of the people and not the interest of elite.

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art of fakery

Trump seems to have ingrained the expression fake news into the consciousness of world leaders. Everything coming from their mouths is fake this and that. Which has caused this Padre to think about that expression and it’s not new.

Jesus used it during His presence upon this earth. The difference is that He expressed what is fake as deception. Fake seems to have a superior resonance or ring to it. For instance He warned people to be aware of world events. Because failure to do so, would lead one into what is fake and that is the same as being deceived. (cp. Matthew 24:4).

With religion, it’s expressed, as all paths lead to spiritual enlightenment. And if, one excepts that notion then Christendom as being the only path to God amounts to fakery. And that is the prevailing notion today in America. Which leads to a broad acceptance of beliefs, and behaviors Jesus condemns.

Which caused Christ, to warn us against such trends which are becoming the hallmark of our modern American society. When Jesus said, “Many will come in My name saying, ‘I am the Christ and many will be deceived,'” (cp. Matthew 24:5). Which is, the ultimate art of fakery. Leading America deeper into the corridors where every person becomes their own god. Over time America will become ethically bankrupt where truth and decency is nonexistent. Because all paths do not lead to God.

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world solutions

The glitter, and merry making of a season called Christmas is behind us. And unfortunately, most of the American population missed its true significance. And that’s a tragedy beyond comprehension, again for most.

Because most Americans, unwitting fails to understand that unto us, God entrusted world stability to we Americans. How? By making the fundamental truths of Christendom recognizable to our neighbors around the globe.

Truth is learned, experience and seen in sundry ways. Take the brewing crisis between Pakistan and India that could erupt into devastating deadly consequences considering both are nuclear powers. For unknown reasons to them and most wherever a crisis erupts the combatants look to the Unites States for diplomatic resolution. it’s esoterically instilled in them. It’s understanding is Holy Spirit gifted, for all who are participants in what is to follow.

And this it, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (cp. Matthew 5:14). Contained within that expression are two factors that can’t be explained through human analogy. Which is the reason why people are drawn to the United States through our immigration process. And why the world community looks to the United States for resolution of problems and global stability.

Modernism denies the fundamental truths of Christianity that allows the aforementioned to occur. We believers express it as the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word, (cp. John 1:1), who became flesh, (cp. John 1:14), who then took upon himself humanities burdens, and those burdens are reduced to one word sin, and then committed to His followers to make His presence known. And, that is the art of problem resolution, for individuals and the world community, (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:18).

And when, all is said and done, that is the meaning and purpose of Christmas.

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ancient times made modern

World drama! The forces of Major General Qassen Soleimani-v-the forces of President Donald J. Trump. Who will be the victor? Neither! Both will continue to keep the world on high alert. Both determined to annihilate each other. It’s all a matter of who strikes the homeland first. If, you don’t find that scary, see the nearest shrink!

But before annihilation or insanity overwhelms most within our global community. Here’s its etymology. The founders of what was to be or not, choose the not. They choose the not. And global history, took a nose dive destined for constant destruction. And here we are today, on the verge of mutual obliteration.

An Egyptian named Hagar gave birth to a baby boy, whom she named Ishmael. Ishmael grew up and became the originator of Islam. World turmoil then, and now is what it’s all about, who was entitled to be the rightful heirs of the promises made to Abraham. Was it Abraham’s first born Ishmael, or Isaac. Muslims say Ishmael with Jews and Christians arguing Isaac. It’s all about geography, and who has destinies influence through Divine Providence.

Divine Providence has always favored Abraham. And he, was very attached to Ishmael. Abraham was strong headed, and he wanted Ishmael to be his heir. Despite having been advised by Divine Providence that he would have a male heir, who would inherit all the promises made to him. Because of the crippling effects of aging, he assumed, that he and Sarah could never become parents to another son. So he laughed at God and prayed, “Oh, that Ishmael may live before you.

Most of heard it said, “Be careful about what you wish for because you might get your wish.” Bingo! God said to Abraham, “I have heard you; Behold! I have anointed him, and I will make him successful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great world power.” And there you have it two powers striving for global dominance.

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about making wrong right

By now, everyone certainly must be aware of the uproar, caused by Trump ordering the killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani. While many of Trump’s critics, admit that Soleimani was responsible for both deaths of Americans, and the damaging of American assets.

Again apart from being brain dead, everyone must know that Japan attacked a U.S. naval base killing many Americans. And in the process obliterating its naval assets, to the extent many thought it would be impossible for the United States to become a power on the high seas. Wrong!

And what would have occurred, if President Roseevelt, would mourned the deaths and damages. But announced, that if the United States retaliated more American deaths would occur. Along with great losses to American assets. Answer! The world would be a much more darker place than it is today!

Though, not a Trump supporter; he took a step in making many wrongs right. It’s the Jesus way. That is said not to suggest that Trump is somehow connected to Jesus. He’s not not in the truest sense of the expression. However, it is the Jesus way to work through we mortals. Always intending to make wrongs right.

Many examples could be given, but for now here’s an example. The betrayal of Joseph by his brothers, and sold into slavery by them. And when famine swept the land, it was Joseph, who spared them from likely starvation.

As discussed yesterday, Satan walks among us unnoticed. But his wrongs magnify themselves in horrible ways. So it is with Jesus, who resides within us and magnifies many rights. The ultimate one a new earth and an everlasting kingdom. And He invites all to prepare for that the greatest of all good.

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mixed up world-understanding

Wow! What a mess the Soleimani-v-Tromp. With both men being vilified or glorified. It all boils down to which side of the fence one comes from. But is there a neutral party, and that neutral party happens to be Divine Providence. Who is always making wrongs right, and what side, one falls on is the test determinate value for vilification or glorification.

Here’s info for ones understanding. The son born of Hagar, as recently discussed was the act of Divine Providence making a wrong right. Because every wrong must be made right because it’s a cosmic principal. In this instance, Divine Providence was the divine arbitrator in such matters. Because Ishmael the father of Islam, himself, was a wrong. And the wrong would be made right through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David through to Jesus. All were chariot’s of Divine Providence. Who is also known, as Immanuel because global government rest upon Him. How do I know all of that one might query? Divine Providence told me so!

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without yesterday no today

From recent discussions a mythological journey through the windows of the Khamenel’s verses the Trump’s of this world. And with Ares, the shape shifting God from the underworld. Who came topside to reek some havoc. Doing so through the unsuspected. Where, we also met a character named Lucifer. Who walks among us, but is totally unrecognizable to we mortals. And alleged, to be the one responsible for all wrongs globally.

For today a journey through the non-mythological. Discovering that it’s the source for what’s pushing world tensions to new heights. And, it’s all about religion!

Now the LORD said to Abraham leave your country, family, friends including your parents. In other words leave everything treasured including personal belongings. Just go!

Travel to an unfamiliar land (Palestine) that I will take you to. There, I will make you into a great nation; and you will be a blessing. I will bless those, who bless you, and I will curse him that curses you. And through you all nations shall become prosperous. (cp. Genesis 12:1-3.

Well into his journey, Abraham made this inquiry. Lord what will you give? Seeing that I am childless …. Then He took him outside, and said, “Look towards heaven, and count the stars, if you are able to number them, so shall your descendants be.” (cp. Genesis 15:2;5).

Sarah wondered how that could be because she and Abraham were very old? As far, as equating the stars as being symbolic, as to the number of their descendants. So Sarah, used her ingenuity, and  conceived this solution. She’d encourage her husband to have sex with their employee, Hagar. But Sarah’s, well intended plan back fired big time. (cp. Genesis 16:4).

Time moves on, and so did Hagar. But an angel serving, the interest of the LORD found Hagar. And said to her, “Behold you are with child, and you shall name him, Ishmael. Because, God became aware of your mistreatment.” (cp. Genesis 16:11).

The son to be born by Hagar was God’s way of making a wrong right. Even if it effects those whom God has declared to His people. Abraham, and his descendants which includes, we gentiles. Who by His grace become joint heirs with all the promises made to Abraham. (cp. Galatians 3:29).

There’s a downside to being an heir of promises. It’s that everyone pays the consequences of right made wrong. Irrespective of what side of the fence one hails from. But there’s also an upside, “For by one man’s offense (Adam) death enter the world. But much more, those, who received the abundance of grace, and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One Jesus Christ.” (cp. Romans 5:17).

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twixt between the two

It’s the saga between Iranian and United States interest. Swirling more forcefully, as a result of Iranian Maj General Qassem Soleimani assassination by an American drone attack.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  vows ‘harsh’ retaliation. Promise made promise sure to be kept. As the world, moves closer to global madness.

Here’s a tale or two to make some sense out of those idioms. It’s all about religion making itself felt. As the dominant creator, and resolver of disputes between short sighted earthlings. The Trump’s -v- the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s of the world.

Beautiful Adonis, a man who swung both ways. Having an incestuous love life with Cinyras, King of Cyprus and his daughter. So handsome was Adonis that Aphrodite the goddess of love fell in love with him. Such a fortune was not only dangerous, but deadly for the beautiful Adonis. Adonis lost his life to the shape shifting god of war Ares. Who in fact was jealous of Adonis, and so, he made his entrance topside as a Boar. (Source:Greek mythology).

For those who know their ontology, or nature of being, than it is known, that death makes right. But the saga of wrongs made right will continue, as long as there is a topside.

The nature of being topside plays out through the interests of the underworld where the shape shifting god of war Ares rules. He slides among us in many shape shifting ways. Able to make himself indistinguishable to we mortals, as though he’s one of us.

Lots of happenings occur around us with we mortals being mostly unaware of their presences. Here’s a glimpse of fact. Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and walking back and forth on it.” (cp. Job 1:6-7).

Ultimately, who will prevail the God Allah holy to the Khamenei’s of the world, or Jesus Christ, holy to the Trumps of the world. It’s a struggle both worlds will struggle to resolve. And, the rest of us on both sides, serve as pieces on a chess board. Manipulated because, we don’t take the time to checkmate our opponent.

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Iranian Major General Soleimani

Iran looses an unparalleled modern day warrior. Major General Soleimani, who by all accounts was a brilliant war strategist. And recognized as the father of modern guerrilla warfare. Creating a Shiite axis of terror influence. Projecting Soleimani as a charisma warrior philosopher image. Resulting in his guerrilla forces willing to die, so that Soleimani would prevail.

It’s alleged by Israel and the United States that Soleimami was involved in the Iranian failed clandestine murder of a Saudi Arabian ambassador several years ago within the United States.

In that Iran has promised revenge upon the United States at a time of its choosing. The only way for Iran to defeat the United States is to attack the continental United States. Not by land or air but through a satellite electronic magnetic pulse attack. (EMP). Crippling the nations electronic grid infrastructure. Followed by a massive submarine attack launching nuclear warheads.

Targeted for death because  U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, confirmed Maj General Soleimani’s image by declaring. Soleimani was the main strategist responsible for unrest and death throughout the Middle East. With the Generals main target being Israel and the United States. And that intelligence revealed that the General, was plotting an imminent attack against U.S. and its interest through out the region. That of course will continue but only as side show, as Iran prepares for the attack will really matter, as aforementioned.

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truth makers

It has been said that our greatest enemy is ones self. And so it seems to be, considering the following. The earth is under siege from an exterior attack called global warming. Which according to the scientific community unless that siege is reversed life on this planet will become inhabitable. They say the evidence is refutable, nevertheless, even if the science is rejected. Observation should be convincing enough to extinguish that enemy within one that denies reality.

Here are two irrefutable realities that are mostly rejected. “For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (cp. Romans 1:20). And, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (cp. Psalms 139:14).

So explicit are they, that if anyone gives thoughtful consideration of them. There truths could not be denied. Acceptance of them from an experiential perspective would change ones life. And once that occurs Christianity becomes more than a religion. What’s really wrong with the world is that there are to many religionist and not enough Christ souldiers.

Denial of the citations from Psalms and Romans is far worse than the siege of an inhabitable earth through global warming. Because what’s God made is endurable, as opposed to the shenanigans of humans which always leads to destruction.

What is eternally endurable is called the gospel of grace. It is as follows, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jews and Gentiles, for the same Lord over all is rich to all whom call upon Him. For whoever calls upon Him, shall be saved.” (cp. Romans 10:9-13).

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difference maker

As discuss yesterday, this Padre is as far away as possible from organized religion. Then one might wonder, why have any association with Christendom?

That question is best answered by reading yesterdays discussion. Just because some apples from a purchased bushel of apples have rotted. That doesn’t mean that the entire bushel is absent a few good apples.

So it is within, the institutions of Christendom. And that may well be a good omen for society, because often it’s the few that make the difference, when destiny hangs in the balance.

So in the end, if you are one of us, then perhaps we can become partners in collaboration towards a common goal of resupplying Christendom with fruit that honors Jesus Christ. The only hope for a world being over run with rottenness.

And if you are not one of us collaborators, then perhaps you’ll consider joining us.

Here’s an interesting scripture, “I was found by them, who sought Me not, and I was manifested to them that asked not of Me. (cp. Romans 10:20). Paul was quoting an Old Testament writer, who perhaps. was like himself a hater, and persecutor of those with any alliance to God.

From experience it seems that people raised within traditional Christendom are the most lethargic, when it comes to walking the Christ walk. Or they swing to the opposite extreme twisting scriptures to mean something incoherent with church age doctrines. It’s difficult to understand, why that seems to be so prevalent through out Christendom.

Than conversely the Paul’s take their Christ experience seriously, and study the scriptures in order to exalt their victoriously risen Christ.

Who accomplished the following, “Knowing this that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. For he who has died is freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. Knowing that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God.” (cp. Romans 6:6-10).

It’s an experienced that can’t be learned. When Christ enters ones life, there’s an inner compelling drive to live ones life for God.

Clergy people get sick, die, vacation or move on. This Padre duly ordained is available to fill that vacancy temporarily. Perhaps teach a Sunday school class. Share in an adult Bible study group. You select the topic from the very traditional galaxy available. Or, take a biblical excursion through the avenues often ignored.

With a degree also in political science a whole repertoire of topics can be selected from the cradle of the traditional arena right through to the corridors of topics seldom discussed.

Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can meet.

CfS is a church with out walls, and therefore, without membership.

 

jesus 4 sale

For the most part, what people receive through the various mediums from places called churches beware. Apart from a few of them, they are entrepreneurs. They sell bundles of religious concepts packaged in deception. Apparently, people are wising up because church attendance is at an all time low. When it should be at an all time high, because of the screwed up times we live in, and, as a result our growing population.

And that is of great concern to this writer, as a clergy person. Because, having had a personal experience with Christ it is a life transforming experience.

It indeed was a personal experience of mine decades ago, so that’s why I can make such a statement. However, it occurred during a time, when I was embarking on a career anything but Christian.

Someone had placed conspicuously a booklet containing the gospel of John. Later, I read a book written by the late evangelist Billy Graham. I went to my knees, confessed my sins, and accepted Jesus as my Savior. That experience of mine is contained in, Romans 10:9-10. At that time, I had absolutely no association with organized religion.

That experience was such a transformable experience that I purchased a Bible. I was determined to discover, how my life was miraculously  transformed. It took some time, but finally, I came across these words, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things pass away; behold, all things have become new.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:17). Bingo I had my answer!

Now I had to change my career path. Recall at the time of my acceptance of Christ, I had no church affiliation. So after years of preparing for the ministry, I was ordained.

My traditional church experience was short lived. I scheduled a breakfast meeting with a bishop associate of mine. I announced that I was leaving the church. He didn’t seem surprised more like he expect it. He just replied, I got just the perfect assignment for you, which was within the inner city ghetto of Philadelphia, Pa. There I found one of my passions helping the needy. Absent the falsehoods of Christendom.

All that was shared that readers might gain trust in what I share with these discussions. Because a life with Christ is vital because someday everyone will give an account of themselves, as they stand before Him. It goes like this, “Then I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heavens fled away. And there was found no place for them.

And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God. And books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead, who were in them. And they were judged, each according to their works.

Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” (cp. Revelation 20:11-15).

Nothing shared is trivial or for personal gain or profit. All that is written is urgent because the world we live in is dangerous with no hope of it getting better. No matter what the church or politicians assert. There will be no return to the good old days. What appears good from appearance is a charade of deception, Designed to keep people from realizing the seriousness of what lies ahead.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within the American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape. You select the topic from the broad repertoire of issues available to be discussed. From either the secular or religious perspective.

Scheduling arrangements can be made through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

trump way is not the american way

The United States for a very long time has admirably been the backbone of moral courage through out the world community. Consider our former world enemies, Japan, Italy and Germany. They fell at the feet of American might and decency.

The United States became the first global conqueror, who didn’t become their occupiers. Where the head of state would be an American. Guaranteeing that the people within those nations would be a pipeline for American wealth. Instead the United States helped those nations to become free thriving democracies. With no obligation of servitude to the United States! Now that’s greatness!

And for a very long time such stellar attitudes filtered through, and among the American populace. All that help America to become the envy of the world community. Causing people to immigrate to the United States. Embracing all of what it meant to be an America. And with appreciation, those immigrants made America better and stronger.

That was yesterday but not today. And, donald trump is at the helm of making America non-American. He’s remade the Republican party in the image of his hateful ideologies. To the extinct that Republicans are afraid to oppose his dictatorial rants. Trumps admiration for dictators suggests that’s his goal for the American presidency. Trumps voice is of the likes of Vladmir Putin.

Then the treatment of woman as his play things. His constant boisterous declaration that he’s the sole determiner of what’s right or wrong. Putting it all together, trump is wrong for America. He’s got to go, one of two ways, by impeachment or by the 2020 ballot box. Modern day America can’t endure much more of trumpism.

Evil has a unique shrewdness with trump being the perfect servant to evil and thus shrewdness. Through the ways he peals away foes and brings them into his sphere of influence.

Besides Republican politicians, trump has become the emperor of Evangelical Protestantism. Especially, Pentecostal Evangelical Protestantism. And by so doing, they have allowed their true character to manifest itself which is one of cunning bigotry. Making their so called biblical declarations misleading and thus irrelevant. Making them as dangerous as their emperor trump. Because they’ll do whatever, he asks of them. Having no reason to fear for the consequences of their behavior because they know that the donald has the pen of pardons.

Trump uses pardons as a means of gaining allies. Do a study of some of the people trump has pardon. Some of those pardons having been vehemently criticized by the peoples friends. The fact checking media outlets. Whom trump is a critic of by signaling again his propensity to abhor democracy.

This Padre is a devout Christ follower. Believing in the power of the gospel to change people lives and thus nations. However when, churches become business entrepreneurs for profit and empire building. The gospel loses its transforming authority. And that’s another element plaguing America and the world community.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape. You select the topic from the broad repertoire of issues available to be discussed. From either a secular or religious perspective.

Scheduling arrangements can be made through the Contact Us link on my Home page

Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

 

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 harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works,” 2 Timothy 4:14, with this promise, “To Me belongs vengeance and recompense. Their foot shall slip in due time, for the day of their calamity is at hand. And the things to come hasten upon them!” Deuteronomy 32:35.

Clergy people get sick, die, vacation, retire or move on this Padre is available to fill that vacancy temporarily. Perhaps teach a Sunday school class. Share in an adult Bible Study group. You select the topic from the conventional to the unconventional

Some readers despise organized religion but are specific topics. Like the possibility that other Gods coexist with the God of Christianity. Like Allah the God Muslims worship. If so do they debate issues among themselves, or war with each other throughout the heavens?

Also with a degree in political science a whole repertoire of topics can be selected. From the cradle of the traditional arena right through to the corridors of the political galaxy, where certain issues are seldom discussed.

If interested scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

preparing for 2020

Some issues live on forever, so it seems. It’s just a matter of believing in ones ability to make sure ones issues have a prevailing outcome. The late, Studs Terkel, 16 May 1912 – 31 October 2008, saw prevailing as a matter of attitude, for he declared, “Ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things.”

Perhaps at no time during modern times, has the United States been in greater need of having ordinary people accomplishing the extraordinary.

The gamut of choices are like ripe fruit dangling from the branches of trees. Which, piece of fruit to pick first? It doesn’t matter! Because it’ll be sure to be one representing an unparalleled challenge, if American democracy is to survive.

Here’s on of them. The peoples vote was ignored because Hillary won the national vote by nearly three million votes over Trump. Though trump lost the election, he was awarded the presidency because of the nations antiquated Electoral College.

How did the nation get stuck with such a system, that destroys the very foundation of democracy which is one person, one vote. It occurred because the nations founding fathers didn’t think ordinary people were capable of making such an extraordinary decision, when electing a president.

So they allowed the states to elect electors for their state. Five hundred nineteen of them, then each state, would vote. And whatever, candidate secures 270 votes within the Electoral College is declared to having been elected president.

Two of the nations last three presidents won the presidency in the Electoral College, despite having lost the popular vote. Both were Republican candidates, meaning that the majority of voters were democrats.

Fourteen states, and the District of Columbia have successfully gotten their jurisdiction to become by law part of a movement to bypass the Electoral College. Each has pledged to give their votes to the presidential candidate who won the popular vote. That movement is known, as, The National Vote Interstate Compact.

Jurisdictions within that compact now have a total of 189 Electoral College votes. The compact will formally go into effect legally once the jurisdictions secure a combined 270 votes in the Electoral College. After that is accomplished, democracy in America will be realized for the first time. Because the voting public, will finally have what has been erroneously fabricated, one vote per person nationally. Securing two hundred seventy votes out of five hundred nineteen votes is not democratic. The Electoral College from its inception was designed to suppress the will of the people.

Of course their is resistance for various selfish reasons. Florida is one of those jurisdictions. Elected state Republicans are the majority party in the state legislature. Joining the compact would mean their 29 Electoral College votes would have to be given to whatever candidate wins the popular vote.

Good bye trump, if you survives impeachment. You won’t, if freedom denier, Republican Mitch McConnell agrees to a fair senate trial. However, its nothing new for working America to see democracy denied.

Twice in the last three presidential election cycles the loser has been declared the winner and both were Republicans. Republicans serve the interest of the elite.

Always in nondemocratic ways Republican goals are to deny working people the power of one vote one person. Think what that would mean in the work place, for health care, pension benefits and whole repertoire of other benefits.

Clergy people get sick, die, vacation, retire or move on. This padre duly ordained is available to temporarily fill that vacancy. Perhaps teach a Sunday school class. Share in an adult Bible study group. You select the topic from the traditional calendar right through to the corridors of nontraditional. Formal churches are businesses though most deny it. What ever perspective about the churches primary purpose. One thing is certain, they have to keep the pews full with people, so that bank accounts are replenished. Forcing the clergy to avoid controversial topics. With me that’s not a problem. If the flock get work up, no problem because its easy to say good bye. Then on the other hand, they might respond enthusiastically. Wouldn’t be the first time that this Padre would have learned of such responses. After all, there’s got to be a reason why church attendance is down. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

Some readers despise organised religion for a conundrum of reasons. But are very interested in specific religious topics. So select a topic of interest from the alleys of the somewhat traditional right through to corridors of issues often avoided.

With a degree also in political science a whole repertoire of current issues can be selected. From the cradle of the traditional arena through to a galaxy of topics that don’t get enough attention, but should, like the one addressed today. Take a bold step by laboring for the enactment of the National Vote interstate Compact nationally. Resulting in democracy becoming an American experience.

Arrangements can be made through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can meet.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.