Death with Dignity

Part Six

John Locke in his Second Treatise of Government said, “where the law ends, tyranny begins.” We humans seem incapable of escaping tyrannical behavior unless governed by the law. So with our natural predisposition for arbitrary dominance, we surrender to the rule of law. Walk into any law library. You will soon discover how desperate society is to be controlled. Only the law can provide fairness throughout society. The problem for many is how to influence the law to ones personal advantage. To that end is the purpose of this discussion.

For a practical example, this writer well discuss Gonzales, Atty. Gen. v Oregon. This case was chosen because it has some implications for the entire country. Secondly, it illustrates the danger of religious influence in government. Equally important is how non lawyers or ordinary people can influence the law.

Some years ago the people of Oregon placed on the ballot for voters to decide whether they wanted the law to allow for doctor assisted euthanasia. On two separate occasions the voters said yes. For approximately eight years Oregon had a law known as “Death with Dignity Act.”

Then in November 2001, Attorney General Ashcroft issued a directive that said if doctors participated in doctor patient assisted suicide they could be criminally prosecuted. In 2019 that directive is the prevailing opinion governing death in most states.

John Ashcroft, a former attorney general is a prime example of what occurs when religion and government mix. He was a government official, who conducted prayer meetings in his office. He did so as a christian fundamentalists with an extreme right wing political religious agenda. Though he is gone, his legacy is very much with us today.

Who as a lawyer should have known that it was legally wrong to bring his religion into the government work place because it violated the highest law of the land. It didn’t matter than and it doesn’t matter today.

The constitutional requirement for the separation of church and state among religious extremists like Ashcroft are dangerous because they think that their religious beliefs supersede constitutional law. They then act upon their right religious extremism, as if it’s the governing law of the land. It was upon such convictions that Ashcroft wrote his directive halting Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act.

That is this writers opinion having observed the behavior of people like Ashcroft who hold extreme religious convictions. Furthermore that’s exactly what’s occurring today. Mostly observable during confirmation hearings to fill supreme court vacancies.  As extremists to the right politically, in conjunction with evangelical protestant religious extremists pool their resources with the Federalist Society to bring about the horrors discussed through out the previous five discussions.

People who are not lawyers can impact the courts by filing an Amicus brief which is known as a friend of the court brief. What people need to do is learn how to write such a brief. It requires following a format as established by the court which is learnable. It’s not any more complicated than writing university papers which require a certain standard writing formula.

As an alternative to submitting an Amicus brief there is nothing illegal prohibiting people from writing letters directly to judges stating their personal opinion, as to why a court should rule a certain way on a issue of concern.

Previously in this series this writer discussed the Terry Schiavo incident and how the religious right interfered with the desires of her husband. Death and dying should me a matter between family and their doctor. Religious superstition must be excluded from the process which includes all matters relating to privacy.

Old history never fades with time because it is given new life through simular incidences. Usually from religious and political extremist. Determined then, and today to make choice conform to their religious political perspectives.

This writer is available to teach the technique of writing an Amicus brief. Along with how to style a letter for the court. Also available to discuss personal legal concerns. All discussions protected through clergy privacy relationships.

What a Presidential term amounts to for the electorate

The role President Ronald Reagan played in establishing world terror haunts the world today. So far in the past, but true, he was a President, that so many Americans revere. Who like most American Presidents had one focus. Which was his own self interest to go into the history books with greatness attached to his name.

What Americans should demand from congress. Is a national motto. Perhaps stamped on our currency broadcasting “to Hell with the People.” Because that is the end result of their service to the American public. That is most applicable for both foreign and domestic policy. Just think of the trillions spent fighting wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria. And now with ISSI wars that were not and are not win able. With Obama telling the world that ISSI is on the run as a defeated enemy. But ISSI tells a different story as Allah’s best warriors inflect death and mayhem, at will and any where through out the world. With Iraq being more allied with Iran than with the United States. As for Afghanistan, O well, she’ll always remain a place where civilized people would not choose to live.

At home who do you think is responsible for what plagues America? None other than the Reid’s, McConnell’s, Ryan’s, Peloso’s, Clinton’s and the Obama’s. With lies, deceit and self interest being their captive forces. All of whom, who have contributed to the phenomenon of Donald Trump. Because those legislators, and the President make lies, deceit and self interest so attractive. Having convinced the electorate that recovery through prosperity has arrived. But the electorate are now waking up after absorbing decades of their political trickery. After having been told its the resilience of capitalism in the market place. Now the electorate knows its the truth for the few with continued financial hardships for the many. Having caught on to the nastiest of political trickery which is play the blame game. The electorate use to believe that election cycles represented a chance for change for the good. But now the electorate has discovered it isn’t so. They now know that elephants and jack asses are one and the same. They just look different but share this commonalty. Self survival at the expense of others. Welcome Donald to the White House because the electorate is willing to take the chance that you’ll make America great again.

Fault goes deeper than that because the mess the country and the world is in today is largely the fault of the Christians. Because we have allowed our government to govern from a perspective of non-Christian principles. And we the public, to whom the republic belongs must now pay the consequences. As a church, we are to splintered to be agents for change. Our hope rests in the prayer Jesus taught. “After this manner when you pray…. “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth…,” Matthew 6:9-10. Meaning, of course, until that time, work to have government function from a Christ perspective. Even a few can make a difference. The impossible can occur! Jesus said, “…. but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and cast into the sea, it will be done,'” Matthew 21:21. But only through hard strenuous work with perhaps the loss of some lives. Because Jesus was not talking about enormous clusters of rock, stones, ores, trees and dirt making grandeur mountain sites to behold and marvel over. With Jesus perhaps suggesting that mountain sites of great grandeur, represent human governments. The task of the church is to cast those mountains of great grandeur into the sea. Challenging people to be all they can be for Jesus. Then reshaping governmental institutions, committed to serve the public good, for the glory of God.

While a university student, studying political science. Professors often used the expression “might makes right.” It was always phrased as a question. As they went around the globe pointing out the over throw of sovereign governments by U.S. administrations. The various presidents of these administrations used their private or personal army for these regime changes, the Central Intelligence Agency. In particular, this student recalls the time spent by a professor lecturing on the aftermath of the Iranian revolution for the United States. Which ushered in the clerical party of fundamentalist Muslims, headed by Ayatollah Khomeini.

The CIA put the brutal government of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in power in 1953. His brutalization of the Iranian people employing his secret police, the Savak. Which fostered such hate for the Shah, that it resulted in the Shah fleeing to Morocco.

Most likely, the CIA sensing that their long time client was about to lose his control over the Iranian people. Found them busy in Paris, France, creating a new friendship with none other than Ayatollah Khomeini. Khomeini was busy forming a new Iranian government. In order to succeed he would need the support of the Americans.

In the United States, a presidential campaign was going on. Later it became known that members of the Reagan campaign were meeting with Khomeini in Paris. The plan keep the American hostages contained in the U.S. Embassy until Ronald Reagan was elected.

So Khomeini’s Iran, and Reagan’s America both got what they wanted. When all is finally played out on the world stage. It will be an arrangement that the United States will regret, more and, more and more.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a global force. Reeking havoc where ever it is able to root itself. With Islam as its national religion. Islam amounts to a deadly weed, and the world of civilized nations once again needs to exterminate this unsightly growth. Because if the civilized world fails to do so, the end result will be the strangulation of world stability. Know this, the only force that can accomplish this, is the body of believers, who make up the Church of Jesus Christ.

The United States with its power could have moved to replaced the Shah with a true form of a democratic government. Would not have been an easy task because of the U.S. backing of the Shah for decades. But the Iranians were not any more presupposed to a Islamic fundamentalist government. When “might makes right” it was more important to win an election than move to create a democratic government. Which was a colossal error. How colossal the error, only time will tell? Because the clerical government of Ayatollah Khomeini lives on.

The CIA always felt that the Iran was strategic to the control of the Middle East. Not only the Middle East, but the entire world. From that CIA blunder, the Islamic Republic of Iran was created. From that Iranian Republic, the graphics of might making right has been rendered obsolete. With a modern version for inflicting might in order to make things right from an Islamic perspective.

Here we are in the twenty first century and the United States is experiencing the Iranian version of “might makes right.” And just think, all this because of a cowboy. Who became President, and made political deals with the Devil. Resulting in pain, and suffering for Americans then, and now!

What is happening in the world today can be only understood from a religious perspective. That is one lesson the Islamic Republic of Iran is busy teaching the United States and the world community. And they have their allies, even in the United States as they establish one more mosque after another. Global mayhem today is the handmaiden of Islam. Donald Trump says he understands that and that he’ll correct it. It has been said the best learned lessons are learned the hard way. Then, sometimes it is just to late. Let us hope it is not to late for the United States. Will the electorate give Trump the oval office as the nations last chance to learn some lessons the hard way?

Festivities of the supernatural

Some historical events are so chiseled into our memories, never to be forgotten. Etched into ones memory to such a degree. That on any particular occasion, its easy to remember, where we were, and even what we were doing.

For this discussion, it is about the Israeli/Arab Muslim, six day war, which occurred 49 years ago. With clear recollection the history of that day is forever mine. This writer had just finished his morning run. A favorite conditioning program, and was in the process of doing some sit ups.

When the news of the Israeli preemptive strike upon Egypt, came over the radio. In the end, Israel had completely disseminated the armies of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

The war did not come as a surprise. For some time these Arab Muslim armies where marshaling troops on the borders, surrounding Israel. Seemingly, creating an impassible route for escape. Only death, destruction, and possible annihilation, seemed to be the destiny and doom of Israel.

Israel knew it was greatly out numbered by these Arab Muslim armies. Knowing that they could possibly realize their centuries old ambition. Which was to annihilate, this small Jewish state. The world community stood by seemingly helpless to intervene to save Israel which included the United States.

But Israel shocked the world, with a stunning, and spectacular defeat. Of their ancient, and modern day enemies the Arab/Muslim world. Consider these staggering graphics which in themselves would make an Israeli victory seem insurmountable. Israel occupies less than 8,000 square miles. While the Arab/Muslim acreages are estimated to be 650 times the size of Israel. Even the state of California has a land mass 20 times the size of Israel. Here we have this tiny Israeli state, shocking the world then. And constantly finding itself prominently heralded in the news today. As if it were a global super power, which it is, because the festivities of the supernatural will make sure that it stays that way.

With the odds for such a victory so over whelming it would seem that only the festivities of the supernatural could save Israel. Maybe that is exactly what occurred. Perhaps a short tour of Biblical prophetic history might be of some help. God said this concerning the Jews. Its recorded in Deuteronomy 26:18, that the Jews would be his people. Because of that relationship, it is recorded. That whenever enemies rise up against Israel. They shall be defeated and forced to flee, Deuteronomy 28:7. Which of course, is what happened during the Israel Arab Muslim war of 1967.

This is how these repeated military assaults occur against Israel. It does not matter if we are discussing the past, present, or future. The goal is the same; annihilate the Jews. Biblical history demonstrates, a constant effort to exterminate any memory of the Jews as a people. Biblical prophecy declares that it will never occur. Although the Jews suffer long persecutions, as they are experiencing today. It will pass with Israel being victorious. Then sometime in the future the scenario replays itself.

Repeatedly, in one form or another Israeli conspirators have laid careful plots to accomplish the impossible. It works like this, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance, Psalms 83:4. This is how it always ends, “O my God, make them like a wheel, like stubble before the wind. As a fire burns a forest, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire. Persecute them with your temper, and make them afraid with your storm,” Psalms 83:13-15.

That was the Arab/Muslim goal, and experience of their war conspiracy of 1967. Israel was transformed immediately into a super power. Causing the Arab Muslim nations, who conspired against Israel. To fear the Israeli storm helped by Elohim, Hebrew for God, meaning God as creator, preserver and judge of the universe. The Deity responsible for all the festivities of the supernatural.

But always, the smell of annihilation of the Jews is in the air in recent years. Two factors seem to be giving this annihilation of Israel fuel. The Israeli/ Hezbollah war, from which the Arab/Muslim nations sensed a weakened Israel.

Then the growing demand from the world community that Israel surrender the *sweet fruits* of their 1967 victory for peace. After decades of propaganda, world public opinion is swelling against Israel. All suggesting. that if Israel fails to surrender land for peace. Their *sweet fruits* of victory in 1967 will turn ‘sour.’

Palestine, all of Palestine belongs to Israel! The Jews were there in 1312 B.C.E. (before common era) and at least 2000 years before the rise of Islam. Therefore, if there are occupiers in Palestine, it is the Arab/Muslim inhabitants.

Quar’an terrorize them until they say-no God but Allah

There will always be war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria as long as there is an American presences in those countries. Because ISSI will make it so. And it will be so even if America exits the region. ISSI is the beginning of a new world order as the world marches into the Day of the Lord. Meaning the last great battles of the era. Resulting in Jesus Himself intervening less the coalition led by ISSI should destroy the entire world, as noted in Matthew 24:22-24.

It can be taken further because there will be no peace in the Middle East as long as Israel exists. Taking the community of nations even deeper into the tunnel of the unknown. Terrorism by Muslims will increase in the United States, as long as the government supports Israel. And, as long as there is any resistance to the dominance of Islam in any non-Muslim country. Two profound books make this very clear, our Holy Bible and Islam’s Quar’an. Even if both religions are figments of ones imagination With both books being the stuff of wishful thinking, it does not matter. Because millions of practitioners from Christianity, and Islam believe what their respective books teach.

Several Muslim groups have warned Americans. That by supporting Israel’s war crimes and massacres. Americans have turned themselves into a legitimate target for all Palestinians and Muslims. Muslims must deal “merciless blows” upon Americans wherever they are found. The American-Zionist enemy understands only the language of blood and force. (source:The Jerusalem Post)

According to the American Muslim Council, “An exact figure of the Muslim population in the United States is very difficult to estimate.” They estimate the Muslim population in the United States to be between 5 and 8 million. Saying that at least 5 million of these people identify Islam as their religion.

In the United States they have 843 Mosques / Islamic Centers, 165 schools, 426 associations, and 89 publications.

The construction of mosques in the United States has experienced about a 42% growth rate in recent years due to generous funding from abroad.

Should any of this be of any concern to non-Muslim Americans? The answer is yes. If Americans take seriously a report released by the Center for Religious Freedom. They produced an 89 page report detailing the dissemination of hate ideology filling American Mosques. This hate propaganda is being supplied by Saudi Arabia. The center notes that the Muslim sect responsible is a group known as Wahhabi. They appear to be the extremist arm of Sunni Islam.

This same report condemns the government of Saudi Arabia for committing human rights violation within the borders of the United States. Because the propaganda, is reaching Mosques in the United States with the full support of the government. And the propaganda, urges a totalitarian ideology of violence directed at non Muslim Americans. If that is not enough, the United States considers Saudi Arabia an ally. Seems to this writer that the nation would be better of with one less friend. Of course that is not going to occur because the nation is dependent on Saudi oil. So Americans, are put at risk because these Muslims within our borders will strike, but not with out permission. They must the Qur’an demands that they strike.

Islam does not tolerate freedom of thought, expression, or speech. Muslims as a people are pretty stagnant. Before any American target is hit, whether one person, group of people, or some structure. An Imam must order the strike. The Qur’an makes it very clear what the duty, and therefore, the obligation of all Muslims are under.

Here are a few quotes from the Qur’an. Sura (meaning chapter) 5:33, ” Those who would wage war against God and his Messenger and strive to spread corruption in the land should be punished by death ….”

Sura 5:51, “You who believe, do not take the Jews and Christians as allies: they are allies only to each other: Anyone who takes them as an ally becomes one of them-God does not guide the wrong doers.”

Sura 8:12-13, “Your Lord revealed to the angels: ‘I am with you: give believers firmness; I shall put terror into the hearts of the disbelievers-strike their necks and strike all fingertips.’ That was because they opposed God and His Messenger, and if anyone opposes God and His Messenger, God punishes severely.”

Here is the Muslim ultimate battle cry or “Jihad” as they say. Sura 8:38-39 “Prophet, tell the disbelievers that if they desist their past will be forgiven, but if they persist, they have an example in the fate of those who went before. BELIEVERS FIGHT THEM UNTIL THERE IS NO MORE PERSECUTION, AND ALL WORSHIP IS DEVOTED TO (ALLAH) GOD ALONE.”


Hopefully, this discussion and the others on the subject of Islam will provide reader with the credits needed to support the thesis that our Muslim neighbors are a threat waiting to be launched until everyone proclaims that their is no God but Allah. And that we as an American Christian nation are engaged in a world war for our survival.

Lessons learned from the American Revolution

This discussions attention will be given to a letter written by Paul to the people of Galatia. In that letter, Paul declared himself to be an apostle by the authority of Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Jesus from the dead, Galatians 1:1.

In verse two, Paul refers to the people of his own inner circle and the people of Galatia as brethren. Brethren by virtue of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Which has an astonishing effect upon its recipients. Paul describes that experience as the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. The grace of Jesus Christ is life transforming which provides peace, verse three.

What drives the world on is its conquest for that small seemingly insignificant five letter word, peace. Peace is sought after through accumulation of gadgets and things. Individuals can easily plug in their variables into the equation of gadgets and things. Thinking of course, that solving the equation will equal peace. But it does not, so the conquest goes on ending in ruin. For that is the destination of those obsessed with material possessions of this world.

It does not mean that individuals can not have gadgets and things as well as peace. It just means it is a very delicate balancing act. A balancing act that topples many Christians because the pursuits of this world are not compatible with the pursuits of Christ.

The same scenario applies to nation states. Obviously on a much larger scale. Nations act and react in accordance for what they consider will deliver them peace. Their gadgets and things are the gross national product, armies, empires and so on.

From generation to generation, millennium to millennium, the chase is the same where the more things change, the more they stay the same. With an exception, as time moves the world becomes more insane. For individuals, and nation states because the state is the image of its people.

Paul wrote that it should not be that way for Christians. Arguing Christ, who gave of Himself as the sole source of redemption from sin had another purpose. That purpose being to deliver Christians from this present evil world, verse four. With a focus on the insanity of this current world society.

Apparently some at the Galatian church’s were being persuaded to accept a new gospel. Paul referred to this as a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ, verses 6-7. The Apostle offered  four words of rebuke, twice, “let him be accursed,” verses 8-9.

Surely under God’s heaven, a greater evil fails to exist. The world press is so filled with vivid examples of that simple truth. Yet the Christian church, for the most part fails to accuse and curse Islam as purest perversion of God’s truth in Christ. There is nothing godly, or decent about Islam and Muslims.

Here is the reality of mayhem emerging through a new world order known as ISSI. ISSI will survive and become more influential. ISSI gives Muslims an identity that has been theirs since the birth of its founder Ishmael. Declared to be killers of their own ilk and others outside of their ilk. And God ordained see Genesis 16:11-12. It’s normal Muslim behavior wherever their numbers make them a majority. Eruptions of violence occurs through mosque leadership. Which demands that governments implement Islamic law as its legal system. Like any religion Islam has followers outside of its closed doors. Those are the Muslims sent on a rampage through out any state, Islamic or not. Westerners are stunned when they learn of suicide bombers entered mosques during a prayer services detonated deadly charges which kill other Muslims. Why? Because particular mosques aren’t radical enough.

Is this not pure insanity? It is impossible for such a religion to be of God. Islam is so offensive to even the lowest and crudest standards of decency. So debased that Lucifer is rewriting his perversion manual. Muslims should be isolated as a life threatening plague. Which in reality it is, because Muslims are a ever increasing threat to civility and stability. Wherever Muslims are found, once there numbers are great enough. That is the provable pattern!

Now an example of a different sort. Consider the American Revolution as a prime example for change. England under its King represented pure tyranny for the new American settlers. They gave up on expecting England to free them. In a nut shell they took matters into their own hands. Putting life and liberty in jeopardy which resulted in many paying that price. Perhaps it is time for Christians to take things in their own hands. Because governments, will not be able to free them from Islamic tyranny. During our revolutionary time Americans couldn’t tolerate Brits among them. So it is today Americans shouldn’t tolerate Muslims among them.

Islam is a serious threat to Christians an non Christians alike. Governments are impotent against this Islamic threat. Impotent for many reasons which space does not permit me the time to address. The only hope is for Christians to do what governments can not accomplish. Save humanity from the devils of Islam! It will not be accomplished through violence. But it can be done using the same methods that the early church used against the Roman Empire. Which was the preaching of the gospel though the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

The gospel of Jesus Christ exposes the diabolic threat that Islam presents to civility. As well, as being the most eminent threat of the 21 century to global economic security. In addition, practitioners of Islam are responsible for the current global insecurity which will grow like an incurable cancer. Unless the Christ community, especially within the United States, wakes up to save itself from this barbaric menace.

The preached word of Christ can accomplish so much. No matter what kind of a forum is used. Traveling unencumbered and without exhaustion.

The possibility for the non existence of God

Mark in his gospel hits the ground running. He announces from the get go, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Mark 1:1. So then, what is this gospel of Jesus Christ? Mark reports in verse fourteen that the gospel is about the “Kingdom of God.” Jesus himself defined the gospel as follows. “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel, verse 15.

From all we know about God, perhaps His most astonishing feat was while still being God, He was fully human, John 1:14. Jesus had a discussion with a successful young man. Who referred to Jesus as the “Good Master.” There Jesus set the record straight. “Why call me good because there is no one good but God.” Luke 18:18-19. Meaning that Jesus is either God, or there is no God which creates the possibility for the non existence of God. But that is easy to refute with the billions of people through the ages, who have experienced His life transforming power. Combined with the road map of history unfolding before us today which we call prophecy. And of course the words of Jesus himself, as He asserted His deity before His critics. “I and my Father are one!” John 10:30. And as far as words are concerned, this is recorded, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God. The same was in the beginning with God,” John 1:1-2. Meaning the three are one and the same. God is Jesus, Jesus is God, and the Word makes them one. Because His name is the Word of God, clothed with a vesture (body) dipped in blood, (the holiest of all sacrifices), Revelation 19:13. Fulfilling the eternal promise of God Almighty. Which cancels out the possibility, for the non existence of God.

The initial focus of His ministry was to call people to repentance. That was the purpose of God becoming human. Unless a person repents according to John 3:5. Participation in the Kingdom of God is impossible. In verses six and seven, Jesus clarifies His statement. Paul, in 2 Corinthians 5:17, defines the born again experience in this manner. In Christ people become different. It is like experiencing physical birth all over again. What use to control, and drive people is no longer important. New goals and purposes are formulated. This newness that Paul makes reference to is defined by Jesus in Matthew 3:8, “fruits befitting repentance.” The taking up of the cross to follow Jesus, Mark 8:34. If you please, the purpose driven life.

Why would any one think that the creator of this earth and human life would abandon His creation? It may appear that way because of the state of the human condition. He has not, and will not, ever! Eventually, Jesus will establish the Kingdom of God here on our earth. In the meantime we have this opportunity to be apart of God’s plan and mission.

God has given humanity exactly what it most wants. A kingdom without God in it. And it is not as satisfying, as expected. Jesus, himself said, that unless those days be shortened humanity will annihilate themselves, Matthew 24:32. What precedes this event is war, famines and pestilences. Which are the manifestation of unusual diseases effecting agriculture and humans. Including greater frequency and intensity of earthquakes. With Jesus warning that those occurrences are just the beginning of human suffering, Mathew 24:8-9.

What is going on here? We hear that God is merciful and full of compassion. He is, but mercy and compassion has its limits. Answering what’s going on here as God’s way of trying to get humanities attention. Yes, with the call to repentance! Remember humanity wants it their way. But our way will not bear what most crave, power and dominion over all things. Therefore, humanity breeds war and the like, until earth can bear no further pain.

Another quick glance at Mark chapter one. In verse fifteen, Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Meaning with the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Christ. All had been done that is required for the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth. The actuality of that day is known only to God.

In the meantime those of us who have newness of life in Christ have a mission. Work for the establishment of God’s Kingdom on earth. Which means get on with the true business of the Church of Jesus Christ. Most likely, the church will continue to be more stagnant then bearing fruits befitting repentance. There are some, although few, burning to serve Christ in the preparation for the establishment of his kingdom on earth. Using a more modern term they become a ‘resistance movement.’ Which means they organize, then oppose evil, injustices and social inequality. But evil, injustices and social inequality can only happen through repentance and the newness of life described in 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Briefly, in our time, the greatest evil we’ll encounter is Islam. It is a religion that is determined to destroy liberty and global stability. Take a good look at what is unfolding anywhere through out the Islamic world. It’s summed up with two words mayhem and death. Muslims are famous for beheadings, suicide bombers, ambush shootings of innocent people. Using cars and trucks loaded with explosives crashing into buildings to kill. That’s how life is lived in the Arab/Muslim world. And with Muslims migrating through out Europe its now the European experience.

And now we have President Obama calling on Americans to open their states to migrating Muslims fleeing their homelands so that they can practice what Muslims have done for centuries which is to create mayhem and one disaster after another. Muslims know nothing about civility and the acceptance of people with perspectives that fly in the face from what their war manual the Qur’an teaches.

Not all people within such resistance groups will fight Islam. Some will take up the injustice of pay inequality. Or perhaps, our unfair tax system. Some will struggle for universal health care. Others will concentrate on the environment. Not forgotten are the problems that individual neighborhoods encounter. From as few as one, to hundreds, resistance movements for Christ are needed.

It is impossible to ignore the nations corporate conglomerates from Wall Street, to the mortgage and the banking industries. Who are responsible for so many problems Americans are facing today. It’ll never get better or change as long as the nations focus remains on secularism and not spirituality. So there is plenty of resistance to go around. Right to the Obama administration because he has not picked people to cure the problem. They became the problem.

The end result collectively is to encourage social and economic equality. Which was one focal point about the ministry of Christ, with His main focus being about individual repentance. And, if understood, and done correctly, it will make for a better America. Which is what all this clamoring is all about, from both sides of the congressional isle to the White House and among the people. But it must be done the Christ way, or nothing will change.

Except for Islam which will brand the United States with its own brand for the beginnings of sorrows. After all, we accept our scriptures as the inspired words from God. Having established the Jesus and God are one and the same. Then that makes Jesus the chief condemner of Islam. Because He spoke through the Apostle Paul and asked, What does the scriptures say? Get rid of Muslims. Because they have persecuted God’s people from the past till now, and into the future. Note scriptural texts, Galatians 4:29-30. There we have a discussion concerning Abraham who had two sons. His first son, Ishmael was born of the flesh. And is the father of Islam. While Isaac, the younger of the two was the son of promise. It is through the ancestry of Abraham, to Isaac, to David that allowed for the birth of Jesus.The source of all change for what the people want.

Needed a new face for America

Matthew reported that Jesus had a knack of teaching his material with authority. Just the opposite of the way that people were accustomed to hearing from their leaders, Matthew 7:29. Jesus was teaching a very done to earth practical lesson. A lesson that would endure forever. He said, “Anyone who hears what I say and practices them. Will be likened to those who build a house upon a solid rock foundation. And when hard times come, the worse imaginable the house will survive.”But for those, who do the contrary, the opposite will occur. Jesus likened this behavior to foolishness. Guaranteeing that when the unimaginable occurs the house will fall. Sending shock waves around the world because so great will be the fall, Matthew 7:24-27.

The Bible discusses those times as the most horrific of history. Describing them as a time when it will be impossible for humanity to survive. Leaving Jesus with one option which is to shorten those days and return, Matthew 24:22. Are those days upon us now? I do not think so, but they might serve as a prelude as to what to expect.

Consider these national and international headlines screaming for resolution because the byline is that it will get worse. Earlier in this century the world experienced its first global recession since WW11. With at least 46 million people being pushed into poverty during the course of the first year. And here we are, years later, and we are still feeling the hardships of from that recession.

The American workforce lost five million jobs in the first fourteen months of that recession. At the time President Obama call the job loss astonishing.

The nation set a new record for food stamp recipients that reached 32 million. Demand for food from food banks also hit record highs. Vicki Escarra, head of Feeding America put it this way. “We are in the middle of truly a crisis for average Americans.” And, it continues today!
Though the government says the recession is over and the nation has recovered. That hasn’t been the experience of most Americans. Because new jobs are paying less than those same jobs paid before the recession. With more and more Americans being dependent on welfare programs for survival.

And the news just keeps getting worse. Muslims have ratcheted up their attacks through out Europe targeting France and Belgium. Moving beyond the customary war zones of the Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan. Which is a prelude of what Americans can expect on their streets unless this infectious disease of Islam is eradicated. Americans need to hold Allah, his messenger Muhammad and devotees in check.

Including most American politicians who need to held accountable for their crimes against Americans, and thew world community. For that bunch of criminals has only made life miserable for millions. Some of which is spilling over to households very distant from what they thought would be a controlled war zone. Yes indeed we should place troubles, and head aches upon the desks of the nations politicians. Who are singularly responsible for bringing the United States and the community of nations to a time in history that Jesus said would be the worse ever.

End American meddling in foreign affairs now! Where there are countries who are regional problems, then let the region deal with them in their own way. Or suffer the consequences. For those nations who are an international problem let the international community deal with them. Minus the United States involvement. And should any of those counties jeopardize the nations safety, and well being. We should end the threat by reducing those nations to ashes. The center piece of American domestic and foreign policy should center around American exceptionality which should be rooted in the nations Judeo-Christian heritage.

Americans need to relearn the role of our Christian heritage if she is ever to return to her standing as an economic and military powerhouse. If the United States is not careful, we will not be able to contain or win the wars engulfing the nation from within. Which have both of a economic and military face.

And if the current crop of politicians in our congress come to their senses, the best that can be expected is contained mayhem. Meaning ISSI fighters striking at random when all appears to be contained. It may take awhile to materialize, but materialize it will. That is the experience of Europe, with Muslims. So why should the United States be any different from any other country, who has allowed their Muslim population to grow unchecked.

It is eradication time! Its twofold! A checked Muslim community. And a Christ centered United States Congress which includes the oval office. America has a history where that scenario worked. So why not let history repeat itself.

A tribute to Rosa Parks

In the city of Bethlehem a mother gave birth to a baby boy whom she named Jesus. He grew up to be a hard working person. Known for his respect for others. Someone who cared about the human indignities many people encountered. A person of impeccable moral virtue. He spent his life helping people erase the indignities perpetuated upon them by the religious and civil authorities. So profound was his impact upon society that he ushered in new religious and civil law. His community activism brought both religious and civil prosecution which ended with a death sentence. He told his followers that even in death he would live. Followers were encouraged to live by his precepts, and that is how he would continue to live.

Centuries later, another mother gave birth to a baby girl. Her name was Rosa McCauley. She was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, February 4, 1913. On this October day she died. This is a tribute of celebration. We know her as Rosa Parks. Perhaps the mother of the civil rights movement. Just like Jesus she was a hard working person and of outstanding moral character. Quite and polite but determined were some of the attributes that characterized her life. She abhorred the indignities perpetuated upon the African American community by both the religious and civil authorities. She was arrested and prosecuted. Like Jesus, she was found to be guilty. Also like Jesus, she influenced the world community. She helped to usher in new religious and civil law. A devout follower of the Christ principle. She lived her life according to the precepts of Jesus that results in her life continuing after death. For she will live through the deeds of others, just like her Jesus.

For the season of the unusual-this is very usual

On the high seas in international waters the brave Israeli navy captures a massive shipment of Iranian arms bound for Hizbullah. Israel asserts that the flow of arms was from Iran to Syria and then South to Lebanon. All these nations are the enemies of Israel and the United States. Whose only purpose is found in Psalms 83:4. Which reads, “Come let us cut them of from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” And so read on because this posting is about demonic possession, and how it works.

A farmer whose two sons were always at loggerheads tried to persuade them to mend their ways. But found that no words made any impression on them.

So he decided to give them an object lesson. He made them bring a bundle of sticks, and started by giving them the bundle, as it was, and telling them to break the sticks. Try as they would, they could not.

Then he untied the bundle, and handed them the sticks one at a time, so that they could break them easily. It will be the same with you, my children. he said. As long as you agree together no enemy can overcome you. If you quarrel, you will fall easy prey.

Divided men are vulnerable; it is union that makes them strong. (Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-Unity Is Strength)

As simple to understand, as this Aesop fable is; it represents the churches greatest stumbling through out its history. The inability to form a union necessary to humble any enemy.

At the brink of the common era (meaning Anno Domini A.D. or the year of our LORD) this was a major concern of our LORD.

As usual, Jesus was at the center of controversy. This time over the choosing of his twelve disciples and giving them supernatural powers. When his friends heard of this, they decided that they should try and stop him. Certain that Jesus had become a little crazy, Mark 3:21. Even the legal minds (scribes) of that time concurred, Mark 3:22. And perhaps there, we had the beginning of the great divide; that would through the centuries cause the church to stumble in its historic mission. None of this escaped Jesus, so he gathered them around himself and taught his own object lesson.

He held a public meeting, and asked them, if Satan could cast out Satan? Then suggesting that a kingdom divided against itself can not stand. And if that is the case with the supernatural, so it is with mundane. For Jesus reiterates his point by saying, neither can a house divided stand. Only to turn back to the supernatural focusing on Satan. And emphasizing that not even Satan, the most powerful supernatural force upon this earth. Saying with certainty, that he would meet his demise through division, Mark 3:23-26.

Why would Christ turn to using Satan as an object lesson? Most likely because it was suggested that he himself was under the influence of some demonic power. And wanting his disciples, and those who follow after them, to understand what this evil power could accomplish.

This is what we know about Satan and how he works. We have these three facts about Satan, there are more, but the following will suffice for now. First, he is the one, who deceives the whole world. And, he is a resident of this earth, and has an unknown number of associates, Revelation 12:9.

Next, as the Devil, he pursues his prey as a roaring lion always on the prowl to see who he can devour, 1 Peter 5:8. How does Satan devour his prey? He does it through taking possession of the human body. This third reality is presented for us in Luke. “Then entered Satan into Judas, surnamed Iscariot of the number of the twelve,” Luke 22:3. This phenomena was understood by the scribes who accused Jesus of obtaining his power through *Beelzebub* and by the prince of demons casts he out demons, Mark 3:22. Beelzebub suggest an entity presumed to be a God, but rebuked as a non existent God force, 2 Kings 1:1-4.

The angel of the LORD gave Elijah instructions. He was to intercept the messenger and inform him that the problem existed because there is not a God in Israel. Then the LORD himself intervened informing Elijah that Ahaziah would die, verses three and four.

That same problem exists in the United States today. America is no longer a divinely inspired nation. and is dying a spiritual death. There are just to many Beelzebubs asserting divine authority over the nation. America has been deceived into accepting the authority of many Beelzebubs. Pretty much forsaking the God of Moses, Abraham; right through to David, and finally to his Christ. Thus forsaking Aesop’s union of power, and becoming Christ’s divided house. The master of deception has successfully embodied himself as the controlling demon for America’s future. And America will continue to blunder, and stumble no matter who becomes the next American president.

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Traversing the land vampires-n-withches

On a particular Saturday, Jesus returned to Nazareth where he had grown up. It was the beginning of his public ministry.

He was a religious man and was accustomed to going to the synagogue on Saturday. He walked into a synagogue and took a seat. Later he was given a book to read. The book was written by the prophet, Isaiah. Jesus read the following from that book. He read aloud and said, a higher authority had selected me to teach the “good tidings,” Isaiah 61:1-2. Those two verses contain two central doctrines which are very significant to the church. How significant??? So significant that what occurs between those two doctrines, is what history is all about. Unfortunately it is a history not well understood. With there details unfolding right before us, but missed by most. Because of an insufficient Biblical education.

Isaiah predicted the purpose of Christ’s ministry in verse one. Which was to be one of spiritual, and temporal rescue. Concluding with the second central doctrine of the church in verse two. Which would be the acceptable year of the LORD, meaning his return to our earth after his life ended. It would be a period decorated with vengeance and deliverance. Luke one of four chroniclers of the times of Jesus. Recorded that historic occasion in this manner. “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written. The Spirit of the LORD is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the LORD,” Luke 4:16-19.

As time unfolded, this is some of what Jesus meant by “good tidings” and to “preach the gospel.”

Deliver the people from those who would oppress them. It took the form of creating a community of equality. Jesus demanded that people have food, clothing, and housing. Health care was important to Jesus. He was often seen healing people. He placed a special emphasis on the needs of children. And he did not like politicians, or religious leaders.

In today’s complex world the message is the same. Employers should pay employees a livable wage.

A useful government will help create jobs so people will have food, clothing, and housing.

Healing today is provided through professional health care. Governments have the responsibility to see that every person has the necessary care for good health.

And of course, no child should be found wanting. It is written that those things which Christ did should be continued. Christ was not sectarian. He invited all people to oppose those who would oppress the needs and wishes of the people.

The church today is commissioned to take the strategies of Christ and make the government work for the people. Resulting in jobs, fair wages, food, clothing, housing and universal government health care. And of course, spectacular care for the nations children.

In the time of Jesus, poor in what sense? Certainly not the people in this synagogue. They were pillars of the community. Their synagogue was prestigious. People of wealth had built the synagogue. It was a landmark in the community. People of accomplishment in Nazareth attended regularly. After all, not just anybody could attend.

To be welcomed you had to obey certain customs and laws. To be accepted meant you were a very pious person. It’s what gave them the right to snub their noses at the rest of the folk in the community. And to set standards, for acceptable behavior. They were powerful because they had contacts who could legislate their standards into law. They controlled the market place and every aspect of the economy. Decided who went to jail or, who was executed. Sounds much like modern America. The connection between the church and state.

Why these good people even recognized Jesus. They knew he was the son of Joseph. They must have had high hopes for this young Jew. Most likely they envisioned him as being one of them; a community leader. One who would continue perpetuating the way of the privileged once they retired.

It did not turn out as they had expected. Never agreed on very much.They learned to despise each other. Why they even had Jesus arrested by the civil authorities. Who granted them their wish, by allowing them to crucify Jesus.

You mean all went wrong because Jesus decided to talk to the poor of the community? And because, Jesus in the process of those discussion would change the course of their lives? Offer an enlightened perspective to current events? A perspective that would cause them to see what had to be done? It would give them a liberty they craved? They would be free from the religious and political people who caused so much damage? The answer is yes.

But think of the poor, as being more than just economically disadvantaged. To be poor is to fail to see that people can collectively change society or themselves. The result is new found liberty. The defeating of politicians and religious people who have kept people in a condition of eternal tutelage to a system that does not serve their best interest. That is what Jesus was talking about.

It’s what the pompous politicians and pious religious groups have feared for more than two thousand years. The people deciding what is in their best secular and spiritual interest. To sum it up it’s called ” Liberation Theology. ” And that is the way to get one up on ghosts and goblins, of yesterday. And modern day vampires and witches today, who are often found among politicians and clerics of all sorts. So, be certain, and make sure that your associations are not form the dark side.
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Trickery specialty of ghosts-n-goblins but payback waits

Few centuries have seen ocean rivalry so keen as during the 1600’s. When Spain, Portugal and Holland were bidding for supremacy. Treasures in the New World was brought home with such quantity that a single vessel might be loaded with cargo worth many thousands of pounds.

Under these conditions piracy flourished. Many sea robbers were independents, or freebooters. Others held commissions from one or another European ruler. There was little difference between the privateer and the pirate, except that the former did not prey on shipping of his own nation.

According to the law of the sea, every ship was supposed to display a flag or a color. That showed its national origin and identified it as friend or enemy. Many a pirate and privateer made it his practice to sail under false colors. That is, he displayed the flag of some nation other than his own. Using this device to get close to a ship he wished to capture, he would wait until very near it to raise his true colors and at the same instant he would fire a shot broadside.

Today’s travelers are not likely to be hijacked on the open seas, but to sail under false colors is a derogatory term for those who pretend to be what they are not. (source:Word Origins, Webb Garrison, Sail under False Colors)

Today many flags are visible upon the oceans of life. It sometimes is hard to distinguish friend from foe because trickery has become very sophisticated. And it takes an equal amount of sophistication to make sure ones life is not broadsided by some scam. And here, the concern is not about secular scams, but rather religious. All scams are based upon pretenses of being what they are not.

Millions sit in some pew weekly and absorb what they are told to be God’s truth. Yet next door, or across the street or maybe a few miles away. People sitting in similar pews, under visible flags, that indicate friendship, but they are being told your truth is error.

From such experiences families have been divided with the pain becoming unbearable. Good friends separated and lost forever. And from such occurrences new churches have been born. Making the 1600’s sea grabbing pirates the stuff of child’s play. And wherever one turns attempting to make sense of it all, there is always a ghost or goblin to blame. After all trickery is their specialty, with perhaps Halloween having its origin in the failures of the church.

But our God, who sits in the heavens, no doubt could not look approvingly upon such shenanigans. Because his plan, for all of humanity has been seriously compromised. Again wherever one turns attempting to make sense of it all, there is always another ghost or goblin to blame. But in the end, Jesus will sort it all out with this remedy. “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.

The season of ghosts-n-goblins has slipped away with the prize

Festive October, having caused party enthusiasts to reinvigorate themselves. As celebrants of a month, where the brewing of strange things is expected. But it is all make believe, mostly, where houses are haunted, with a ghost or two. Along with some goblins, who might whiz someone away to the underworld. Where the normality of life is forever changed.

This whole Halloween season can be said to be giant exhibition of metaphors. Suggesting the unreal to be very real and in an unusual way that is true. Making “all the world a stage,” Shakespeare, for the brewing of the strangest of things. Where ghost and goblins are whizzing people away to the underworld. While above all seemed secure and invincible just months ago. But that was a Halloween illusion because with this scenario of Halloween. Planet earth is the underground, and the ghosts and goblins are the politicians and their worshipers, who have turned away from God’s solutions for light, growth and prosperity, briefly discussed the last few postings. And now the pay master, is calling in his debt, and woe to the inhabitants of the earth.

But now, whizzing globally through multiple news wires are the politicians. Coming together, and promising to work together to rescue the world from their dimly lit and steamy place where darkness and evil rules. For it is from world capitals, filled with self glorifying politicians, who were easy prey for ghosts and goblins of yesterday. Who whizzed them away to the underworld. And later released them with promises of the peoples glorification of them. As if they themselves, where really the god’s of creation. But there was a catch, they had to promise to send the worlds citizenry to the underworld. And so these politicians brewed some really strange substances that we know have ruined the economy. Brought upon the world community global warming. With the very real threat of global food shortages. A place where wars are endless, despite their promises to make every war the last war. And that is how the ghosts and goblins of darkness hope to expand the underworld.

To cap off this story, lets drift back to memories of old. And take a look at a long forgotten dream for America. It started on an ocean voyage led by John Winthrop. Who was determined to reach the shores of America’s Northeast. Once there, he helped establish what became known as the Massachusetts Bay colony. It was the dream of Winthrop and his associates to create a godly colony that would spread and be observed by the world community. For this to occur America would have to be seen as a *City of Hope* and spread Westward capturing the land for Jesus Christ. But not without shame, for we know the Salem Witch hunts represent some of our horrid history. As does the dehumanizing and senseless slaughter of the lands indigenous Indian population. And of course the dehumanizing of a people through forced servitude to white masters. And nonetheless evil, the immoral brutality inflicted upon women. It is why this clergyman favors four branches of check and balances for America’s disappearing democracy. Which are the checks balanced by the congress against the executive, and the courts against the executive and congress. Leaving the church with the responsibility to make sure the congress executive and courts function according to God’s edicts. And because the church can be all to human, the government is needed to keep the church balanced.

So they lifted, a few metaphors from the book of Matthew which where applicable for the founding of America. And without question applicable, and now crucial for the survival of America. Because a significant part of God’s plan for America is the following, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill can not be hidden,” Matthew 5:14. This is how this city is to survive, “Therefore, whosoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I will liken him unto a wise person, who built a house upon a rock. And the rain (more metaphors) descended and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon the house, and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock, Matthew 7:24-25. Those words when applied individually and accepted nationally result in a prosperous people and nation.

America has lost its way, as a people and as a nation. And because America was destined to be that city of hope on a hill. The results are catastrophic America’s ghosts and goblins dragging the nation deeper and deeper into the underworld of despair. Another metaphor pictures the climatic undertow.
“And everyone that hears these sayings of mine, and does not do them, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon the house, and it fell; * AND GREAT WAS THE FALL OF IT,* Matthew 7:26-27. America’s fall is having profound consequences for the world community. The question is how many can *feel it,* *see it* and are willing to do something about it? I leave you with this from Joel 2:28, for this clergyman has had his share of visions and dreams, and I fear for the nation. And I fear God because of my many failures, Psalms 18:30. My only hope is my rock, who is my redeemer, Psalms 18:31-32.

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Exchanging ghosts-n-goblins for the real

Jesus was the master of the usage of metaphors when connecting the likeness between ideas, truths and actions. For example, in Matthew 10:34, these words appear. “Think not that I come to bring peace on earth; I come not to bring peace but a sword.” In the previous posting when writing about the disappearances of all the necessities for personal and national prosperity. This connection between ideas, truths and actions was presented. With the sword metaphorically being a call to arms for the church to fight against unrighteousness as pictured in that posting.
Though said previously in that posting, it is worth repeating because it amplifies our problems and our solutions and what is to be further discussed here. Capture, and master these three thoughts, and you will understand the souring mood of world conditions transpiring before our very eyes.

First,”It is a war down hear with God pleading for righteousness and Satan pleading for the opposite. The God plan plays out much better. Because God, offers individual and nation state redemption. Which leads to the well of prosperity as pictured for us in Genesis 49:22. And as seen in Malachi 4:2, where the metaphor is one of God, as the ‘Sun of Righteousness’ with ‘healing in his wings.’ Suggesting prosperity as the maturing of the calves in the barn.” Which can not occur without the nourishment of water, and sun. Water and sun are powerful Biblical symbols always suggesting newness which leads fullness of life. When people as individuals or as nations honor our God ordered edicts. But failure to do so, makes it all being applicable to the crashing of world economic conditions. Global droughts threatening food supplies perhaps through global warming, note Malachi 4:1. Is that what is happening today? I have no way of knowing, but it does follow Biblical history, as to how God deals with unrighteousness.

Next, “The angel of darkness, that great Dragon, that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, Revelation 12:9, offers just the opposite. It is said, ‘woe unto the inhabitants of the earth,’ verse 13 of Revelation 12.” With the world feeling the tightening pain of such a simple truth.

Then, It all comes to this, those who do not take up the cause of the cross and engage themselves in this struggle for righteousness are not worthy of Christ’s bountiful blessing which are associated with Genesis 49:22, Malachi 4:2, anchored in the truth of Matthew 10:38.

Which sets the stage for the considerations of some more of Christ’s metaphors, ones which often confuse people. Because they can not accept the notion that God would expect such a price to be paid. What is to follow spoken by Christ should be taken metaphorically and not literally. Christ employs the following as metaphors. To emphasize the elements of seriousness for the task facing the church.

“For I am come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother-law,” Matthew 10:35.

“And a person’s foes, they shall be of his own household,” verse 36.

“He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loves sons and daughters more than me is not worthy of me,” verse 37.

“And they that take not the cross and follow me, is not worthy of me,” verse 38.

He that finds his life shall lose it; and they that lose their life for my sake shall find it,” verse 39.

“They that receive you, receive me, and they that receives me, receives him that sent me, verse 40.

Verses 38 and 40 shows the way for individual and national prosperity. It is how the church satisfies God’s grievances or *controversies against the nations,* Jeremiah 25:31. It is how the branches climb the walls from the filled wells of water, Genesis 49:22. Climatically returned by the *Sun of Righteousness with healing in his wings, so as return prosperity metaphorical pictured as the growing calves in the barn, Malachi 4:2.

With the verses of Matthew 10:35,36,37 and 39 teaching the all consuming energy required, so as to metaphorically suggest the separation from family. Done with such intensity that the cause of Christ is more important than ones own life which is the lesson of verse 39.

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Spirit world of ghosts-goblins-angels and what they are up to

For over 148 years, the heralded hymn, “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” has been associated with war. Often used as a tribute to fallen heroes and thought to be divinely inspired. And rightly so, as a godly tribute to the fallen because America was chosen for greatness.

It all started when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, Genesis 32:28. Jacob had twelve sons who constituted the twelve tribes of Israel. His son Joseph had two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. From that lineage, came to powerful nations, Ephraim-Great Britain and Manasseh-the United States. Nations endowed with unprecedented prosperity through every conceivable aspect imaginable. The writer of Genesis, put it this way, so as to suggest that there was no limit to their imaginable and conceivable prosperity. The writer said, “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall,” Genesis 49:22.

A sacred history few Americans understand. And to the churches shame a history not appreciated let alone understood by many Christians. and even fewer Americans. And perhaps because of that the nation and, the world is headed for a global moral collapse forcing and inspiring an economic depression. Mainly because the enriching power of water, has dried up. Causing the fruitful branches of life sustaining substances to die, ending their glorious manifestations of life.

For now, just three examples, not to many decades ago, school children in unison recited, “The Lord’s Prayer,” Matthew 6:6-13. And our Holy Bible was prominently displayed on the teachers desk. Some where the Ten Commandments were sure to be prominently displayed. All symbolic of the well of water that caused the branches to grow over the wall. Today, it is all considered *politically incorrect* because it is offensive to non-Christians. My simple argument is, *neglect our Christian heritage, and experience the dryness of the well through the brittle decaying branches of prosperity.* It can be aptly said, as the children go, so goes the nation. And the children have been put on the fast track traveling away from God, as is the nation as a whole. And as America’s history has demonstrated, as America goes, so goes the world. The nation and the world is in serious trouble.

I leave this final thought on the matter for the readers contemplative conclusion, The mantel of Jeremiah has been passed onto us, “Therefore tell them (prophesying). The LORD has a controversy with the nations,” Jeremiah 25:29-30. So in the end, the argument is enlarged. This whole notion of political correctness needs to be eradicated and replaced with the notion of spiritual correctness. Because it is our duty to offend those who would cause our Lord to have a *controversy with the nations.*

What we do as Christians, we do, because we in our own ways we have each pierced him. Redeemed now, it has left a taste of bitterness upon our conscience, Zachariah 12:10. With the piercing from those refusing God’s redemption. Causing this crisis among the nations, (because evil goes from one nation to the next nation, Jeremiah 25:32) but now we have been redeemed. Now we mourn for him as family with a sense of bitterness for any rejection of his gospel of good news. It is through the mantel of men like Jeremiah, and others, that we take our LORD’S pleadings to the people, lest he give the wicked to the sword, Jeremiah 25:31.

So while, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, has aptly and appropriately served the fallen of the nation. It it is long pass due for that the hymn to become the sacred anthem for the body of believers who represent his church. As the church moves on to war, with battle cries enunciated by the prophets and Christ himself.

How ever one wants to say it God has always expected the righteous (redeemed) to oppose unrighteous (unredeemed). The first war that we know about occurred in heaven between the archangel Michael and his angels. Who fought against Satan, and his angels, and upon losing that war. They were cast to the earth, Revelation 12:7-9. And all conflicts, thereafter, have been in one way or another. A war over right and wrong, as perceived by God and opposed by Satan.

Through the centuries God has given his faithful their deployment orders. Skipping all the way to the last book of the Old Testament. The prophet Malachi laid out this deployment to war this way.”You shall track down the wicked; for they are ashes under the soles of your feet,” Malachi 4:3, “in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.” Meaning God will see his faithful to victory. He declares so in verse two of Malachi chapter four. Where he declares, “But unto you who fear my name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up like calves in the stall.” It just another way of saying what was written about Joseph in Genesis 49:22. The grandfather one might say of Great Britain through his son Ephraim, and the United States through his son Manasseh. The faithful family by the well whose branches run over the wall. Adding that he is the Sun and through his righteousness there is healing. Resulting in prosperity because sun and water are powerful necessities for growth and prosperity.

That is precisely why Christ himself, the New Testament warrior, picked up on Malachi’s theme. When he said, “Think not that I am come to bring peace on earth; I am come not to send peace, but a sword,” Matthew 10:34.

It is a war down hear with God pleading for righteousness and Satan pleading for the opposite. The God plan plays out much better. Because God offers personal redemption which leads to the well of prosperity as pictured for us in Genesis 49:22. And as seen in Malachi 4:2, where the metaphor is one of the God of righteousness with healing in his wings. Suggesting prosperity through the maturing of calves in the barn.

The angel of darkness, that great Dragon, that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, Revelation 12:9, offers just the opposite. It is said, “woe unto the inhabitants of the earth,” verse 13 of Revelation 12.

It all comes to this, those who do not take up the cause of the cross and engage themselves in this struggle. Are not worthy of Christ’s bountiful blessings of prosperity, Matthew 10:38, which is associated with Genesis 49:22 and Malachi 4:2.

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Ghost-n-goblins haunt America but can not win

An obscure woman, Julia Howe, visited an Union Army camp during our nations civil war. The camp was located near the Potomac River not far from Washington’s District of Columbia. There she heard some soldiers singing, “John Brown’s Body.” She was overwhelmed by the strong marching beat. A war hymn in honor of John Brown, who lived a short insurrection to free the slaves. Later it was sung at the funerals of Winston Churchill, World War 11, statesman, Assassinated Presidential candidate, Robert Kennedy and former Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. And a favorite of the slain civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King.

Deeply moved by the rhythm and beat, she would later recall that she was awakened in the predawn of the following morning. Waiting for the first twilight of the new day. When a mighty string of words began to formulate in her mind. She did not reveal those words, but I can not help but think they were from the Bible. Realizing that she had to get up and formulate those words into verses, lest they be forgotten as a result of falling back to sleep. So springing from her bed with very little light. She found an old stump, and with pen, she created the verses for what would become a world renowned hymn. Here are those Bible words, “The LORD shall thunder from his holy dwelling, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his land; he shall give a shout, like those who tread the grapes against all the inhabitants of the earth,” Jeremiah 25;30. Then verse 31, “A noise shall come to the ends of the earth; FOR THE LORD HAS A CONTROVERSY WITH THE NATIONS; he will plead with all flesh; he will give those who are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.” Today we know those words as the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” If you notice the first few words of verse 30, Jeremiah was told to prophesy against them all those words. Which would manifested itself in the form of a hymn, centuries later.

So, there seems to be different ways, to announce to the world God’s gospel, or good news. Depending on how individuals and nations live their lives, as to whether the news is good or not. One such way was accomplished by Jeremiah. Later we shall visit the prophet Malachi and take a look at his gospel plan. Which takes the form of a call to arms. And even a short visit to what Jesus had to say about his call to arms.

But first, lets look at the Battle Hymn of the Republic, where we find these word. Which pretty much parallels Jeremiah 25:30-31. Rallying deep within my soul a sense of God’s majesty and might. As the hymn is read, read it slowly, slow enough to feel the depth of the words. In a very real sense it is the realization of Zechariah 12:10, with an emphasis upon *the spirit of grace and supplication.* What we do as Christians, we do because we in our own individual ways, have pierced him. Now we mourn for him because we are family, and share a common sense of bitterness for any rejection of his gospel of good news. Looking at the world stage with a sense of familiarity with General Douglas MacArthur, who said, “It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.”

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
They have built Him an alter in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery Gospel writ banished rows of steel;
As ye deal with my condemners, so with My grace shall deal:
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heal;
Since God is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet;
Our God marches on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free;
(originally-let us die to make men free)
While God is marching on.

He is coming like the glory of the morning wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave;
So the world shall be his footstool, and the soul of wrong His slave,
Our God is marching on.

And after each stanza is the following chorus:
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

There are many renditions of the hymn. All suggesting the power of God guiding the nation through difficult times. Resulting in the hymn having been sung at state funerals. And celebrated during Christian festive holidays like the 4th. of July and Memorial day. And most important during Christmas, and Easter, as we celebrate the entire spectrum of the hymns capturing magnitude.

By using a search engine, and typing, youtube Battle Hymn of the Republic, you will be able to select a number of renditions and also watch a short video. To the right of the screen you will be able to scroll down and make your selection. I particularly like the rendition tagged as the most important song of the Union during the war. There perhaps, you will be able to sense, why the the rhythm and beat of the drums so moved Julia Howe. Followed by a to tribute to Christ during Christmas season. But my very favorite rendition is sung by the Festival Choir and Hosanna Chorus, which does not seem to be available through youtube.

Malachi and Jesus each have their take on MacArthur’s war statement but that will have to be taken up in a later posting. However, this writer clergyman is available to discuss our LORD’S,* controversy with the nations.* Please refer to the navigation link for contact information and other serves provided.

It is more than ghosts-n-goblins-it is worse

There will always be war in Afghanistan and Iraq, as long as there is an American presences in either country. It can be taken further because there will be no peace in the Middle East as long as Israel exists. Even deeper into the tunnel of the unknown. Terrorism by Muslims will increase in the United States, as long as the government supports Israel. And as long as their is any resistance to the dominance of Islam in any non-Muslim country. Two profound books make this very clear, our Holy Bible and Islam’s Holy Qur’an. Even if both religions are figments of ones imagination. With both books being the stuff of wishful thinking, it does not matter. Because millions of practitioners from both Christianity, and Islam believe what their respective books teach.

In this struggle, Islam should prevail for several reasons. First, they have the better war strategy, inspired by their prophet Muhammad. Closing with scores upon scores of Muslims willing to sacrifice their lives for their Islamic cause. While most Christians scoff at the notion of the existence of Islam being a threat of any kind. Having bought into Western governments tag, *Islamic radicalism is the work of a few misguided extremists.* Because of that Christians are without a war plan to preserve either church or country. Lastly few Christians would be willing to sacrifice very much for Jesus, let alone their lives.

Muslims have correctly identified a crippling flaw about Christianity and Western governments. Which is our moral and spiritual decadency, played out with our unrestrained self gratification and self indulgence. Aptly demonstrated with the collapse Wall Street and the banking industry. And equally displayed through out Western societies by the majority citizens. Leaving Christians and Western governments easy pickings for even moderate Muslims. The only difference between moderated, and radical Muslims is that radical Muslims get all the blame and attention for Islamic eruptions. With moderate Muslims being equally dangerous because they walk among Christians as an accepted neighbor. Allowing them to infiltrate freely the infrastructures of business, academics and government. Building one Mosque after another on Western soils which become fortified command centers for fund raising and deadly launching pads for their radical counterparts.

It is a changing world where the complexities of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as forces under God. These three religions at this particular time in our history will determine the future of the world.

It will not be the United States, or some other world body like the European Union or the United Nations. Because politicians and diplomats with an agenda of diplomacy and conquest for political gain, simply do not understand this 21 century paradigm. As it relates, not only to the Middle East, but to the rest of the world and its Islamic problem.

Muslims represent the most imminent threat to global economic security. Fueled by the ignorance of Western governments, and the people who make up those societies through out the world. In addition, Muslims are responsible for the currant global insecurity which will grow like an incurable cancer. Unless the world community, specifically the United States wakes up to save itself from this Islamic menace. But there success will be determined by a revitalized body of believers who represent the church of Jesus Christ. Believers must remember this: the political arena is no substitute for securing God’s blessings upon the United States. A peoples redemption reaching to the highest levels of government streams from the faithfulness of believers to the eternal teachings of Jesus Christ.

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Perhaps God has had enuf of people spitting in his face

The Vermont democratic legislature on the verge of sending a bill to the states republican governor legalizing gay marriages. History will be waiting for his signature. Making the legislation law, or with his veto pen sending the legislation to hell where it belongs. That is the choice Gov. Jim Douglas must make. No doubt, he will be under great lobbying efforts by both sides of the issue. In that he is a politician, he will more than likely do the popular thing and not the godly thing. Unless he is a man of strong Christian convictions, who knows God’s stance on the subject. Time will tell because he will have to give a reason for his decision. He has already upset the legislature by saying that he will veto the bill. Charging him with interfering with the democratic process. The governor said that in these extraordinary times, the people did not need any more anxiety to cope with. Referring to the crumbling state of the nations catastrophic economic condition. Where each closing month announces things were worse than anticipated.

This bill by the legislature is not a bill about following the wishes of God. It is a bill about denying God. A decision to be made about godliness or the lack thereof, with perhaps God having had enough of people spitting in his face. And therefore, the tale of the nations multiple woes. Jesus said, …”every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation…,” Matthew 12:25. Jesus is talking about one of two kingdoms. The kingdom of people who honor his teachings and those who deny them. Jesus went on to make it very clear. “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me is scattered abroad, Matthew 12:30.

This writer is not an admirer of the United States because of what it is and what it stands for today. However, this writer is an admirer of the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution itself along with the Bill of Rights. Because the, Declaration of Independence, contains the necessary ingredients to make the United States what it should be and what it should stand for. Along with other gems of profound enlightenment in the Bill of Rights.

More than two hundred years ago, fifty six men, gathered in the halls of Congress to affix their names to the Declaration of Independence. This writer has decided to plunk out a rather profound phrase which he has pondered for some time. While struggling, to determine its applicable meaning. Where they referring to past, current, or future events? Finally, settling on all three as markers of human nature.

From the document itself …”and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed…”

Those words have many applications, but none more applicable than to the stagnate Church of Jesus Christ. The church has been predisposed to accept evil as tolerable and sufferable. With the church being so acclimated to the acceptance of certain evils. That the church can not rise to abolish the evils that are destroying the nation. It can be said that the modern Church of Jesus Christ is the problem and not the solution.

What a story those thirty words tell, from the nations, Declaration of Independence. Actually, you can read it for yourself, as it appears in the second paragraph. Along with some other gems. Like, “We hold these truths to be self-evident ….” “Governments are instituted among Men from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to abolish it.” University courses are taught from those thirty words. Those words are the subject matter of law school courses. Visit your local library or book store, and you will discover volumes of books about those thirty words.

Later another gem of profound enlightenment was added. Savvy Americans refer to these gems as the “Bill of Rights.” Amendment or Article one contains three clauses. The first clause announces that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or the prohibition thereof.” This is known as the separation of church and state clause.

It is perhaps the gem of greatest value. Because it allows the Church of Jesus Christ to do its work, without politicians interfering. By making a particular religion, the religion of the state. While at the same time, not allowing a particular religion to mobilize itself to overpower the state, thus installing itself as the religion of state.

The problem is that the Church of Jesus Christ has failed miserably to do its work. Its work is to hold the secular state to moral values clearly advocated in the Bible. Moral values, like the prohibition of same sex marriages. For such marriages, are an abomination unto God. Leviticus 20:13 makes this very clear. “If a man lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

The morality of sexual unions sanction by God is recorded in Genesis 2:18. God said it is not good that man should be alone. Then God said that man should leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh, verse 24.

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The cloak and dagger of secrecy

Many Americans think that the most imminent crisis for the nation is the continuing dive into oblivion of the economy. With all the peripheral consequences of of a national and international recession. Which is threatening to become a global depression, them bringing on the kill, deflation. When it costs more to grow crops than they can be sold for on the open market, and the same for manufactured products. But there is not a more formidable, and dangerous enemy threatening the United States and the world community than Islam. This threat has it religion entrenched solidly in the soil of the United States. And it is growing exponentially through out the United States. Which should put a happy face on of every Muslims. Who really wear the face of a cloak, and dagger. That loose fitting garment announcing assimilation into American culture. But carrying that twisted sharp dagger that will cut to pieces those who deny Allah and his messenger.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C., released a study,”The Mosque in America: A National Portrait.” Below are some of its findings.

Demographic Characteristics:
The number of mosques and mosque participants are experiencing tremendous growth. On average there are over 1,625 Muslims associated in some way with the religious life of each Mosque.

In a six year period the number of mosques in the United States increased by twenty five percent. The number of people associated with these Mosques grew by three hundred percent in that six year period.

CAIR estimates that there are six-seven million Muslims in the nation. With two million of these Muslims associated with a Mosque.

The Hartford Institute for Religion Research (HIRR) reported that the total number of Mosques in the United States grew by 42% in a ten year period. That statistic is substantial, when compared with a 12% growth in churches for evangelical protestants. Followed by 2% growth for traditional protestant denominations The same growth rate was experienced by Catholic and Orthodox groups.

It would seem that Islam is becoming a major religion in America. And could someday be the largest religious body in the United States. Especially with CAIR reporting that their Mosques are “spiritually alive,” excited about their future, and have a clear mission.

When ever a Muslim mentions the Prophet Muhammad by name, they recite,”may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. This is the declared mission of their adored Prophet. Who said, “I was ordered to fight all men until they say ‘There is no god but Allah,'” Prophet Muhammad’s farewell address, March 632. (source Islamic Imperialism: A History, Efraim Karsh)

That begs the question, is that the stated mission of Muslims in this country? Until this writer hears, the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemn Muhammad’s statement of hate. Then this writer must assume that the Islamic mission for America is also to fight, until all people in the United States say that there is no god but Allah.

During the Bush years the world had heard the war of words between President Bush warning the President of Iran. Over their nuclear program, and support for insurgents into Iraq. Including their quest to be the regions dominant military power. Today that rhetoric has changed with peace overtures coming from President Obama. But with Ayatollah Sayyid Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme leader declaring his overtures as, “a hand cast in iron wearing a velvet glove. Suggestion that nothing has changed, at least not from the Iranian perspective.

How can it change? This is what the first Mullah of the Iranian revolution said, “We will export our revolution through out the world…until the calls ‘there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah’ are echoed all over the world,” Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, 1979. (source Efraim Karsh)

One can only assume that the Council on American-Islamic Relations has brought the Khomeini revolution to the shores of the United States. With the intent of eventually forcing all Americans, to pledge that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad his messenger. Force and violence is the Islamic way. Convert to Islam or encounter your death.

Until the Council on American-Islamic Relations, distances itself from the Prophet Muhammad and Khomeini’s revolutionary calls for violence and war. And because Islam in America, is based upon the same teachings. It must be assumed that Muslims here will eventually fight against non Muslim Americans through out the United States.

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A hand cast in iron wearing a velvet glove

When the Bush administration realized the nation was in a financial tail spin, the solution a stimulus package for individuals and the business community. All to no avail! Then along comes Obama, a person who won the presidency because of emotional discontent among the people. And not of presidential stature or substance. His solution, an even larger stimulus package. If the chatter is on target from economist, it will not work either, because they can not agree as to what will work to fix the country. Now we have another crisis stirring in the ocean of unsettled global economics, a trade war. With nations turning inward for self survival, called protectionism. Which could lead to regional wars and even a another global conflict. Similar conditions existed for the launching of World War Two.

With President Obama looking a lot like British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, as he thought Germany had been poorly treated after its World War 1, defeat. So he sought to appease Adolf Hitler of Germany and Benito Mussolini of Italy. And we know how that played out. Today we have President Obama saying pretty much the same thing as he works to appease the Muslim world. But Ayatollah Sayyid Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, rebuked Obama’s overtures. By saying, Obama presents a hand cast in iron, wearing a velvet glove. At least, Khamenei knows his enemy and that is more than can be said for Obama. No doubt designed to secure even greater appeasement. But the Muslim world can afford to taunt the United States because they have a fighting force unprecedented in history. Legions of troops safely secured in mosques scattered all around the world, including the United States. Who can not afford not to attack, when Islamic clerics order them to invade from their secure fortress, their mosque. What is really troubling about all this that Islam is a greater evil than either Nazism or Fascism. And because they claim association from God through Abraham, many are deceived as to their true intent. All this, despite Jesus warning us that this would occur. Jesus was at the Mount of Olives, in Jerusalem. When Peter, James and John asked him a question, privately. Jesus wanted them to focus on the following. “And Jesus answered them, …, take heed lest any man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, (God) and saying, I am the Christ; and deceive you,” Mark 13: 3, 5-6.

While Obama sleep walks with dreams of illusions. Here are some concerns rich with real awakened reality. Do all Muslims pose a danger to America? Maybe or maybe not! But, it is to risky to take the chance. At least from a biblical perspective, understood by those who have read recent postings. One would hope, that like practitioners of other religions there are Muslims, who simply want to practice their religion while ignoring the Qur’an’s call for terror. The problem is that local Mosques allows for, and encourages the development of sleeper cells for terrorists. Who do mean Americans harm. When push comes to shove, who will they side with? This posting should answer that question. And, just how tolerant Islam is of other religions

Islam has an attraction to a particular segment of our society. Which happens to be people, who feel disenfranchised. Along with people who enter the United States, giving any number of reasons for entry, but with primary intent of harming the nation. That has been the European experience. It has also been the American experience of September 11, 2001, and thereafter.

While searching the web this writer came across a Chicago based site. With the following prominently posted. “SLAVE,” From the beginning of the cotton veil, I held an oath as they made sail in the belly of the wooden whale. That I would not fail to reach my home again. All tied to the same chains with our new names, we remained – till our counted days. Listen to our call and hear our screams and please that one day we would be set free. God’s promise to me. Out of it all we would come with great substance. Knowledge of, THE ONE.” (author unknown)

When this writer read that posting, I was struck with the notion that it was an appeal to disenfranchised African Americans. Knowledge of The One impacted this writer as a reference to Allah. Conclusion drawn from websites that offer on line courses on Islam.

In simple language our Constitution puts it this way, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or the free exercise thereof;…” That is what makes America unique! Come to our shores. Free to honor God, as your religion teaches. But do not expect your neighbor to respect your God, or give any credence to your beliefs. As a matter of law, Americans can show as much disrespect to religion as they elect. Because that same article guarantees “freedom of speech.”

Islam is a violent religion. That is not to say that Christianity is not. For history, tells the true story of both religion’s violent history. In this country, secular law has reigned in the violent tendencies of rogue Christians groups. With the battle starting with the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, a devout Christian. With Islam, it might be a more formidable task. Islam has a particular disdain for secular customs and favors replacing such customs with those of their religion’s legal system. Americans must exercise diligence to make sure that does not occur. All adherents of religion should practice their beliefs in the house of their religion. Government by law must honor that practice. In return, Americans have a duty to make sure government is free of religious influence and bias. There we have a lot of work to be done. Because, America is far to prone to cater to still a rouge element, the religious right. Often referred to as evangelical protestant fundamentalism. And the American public can expect Muslim’s to want the same special influence. When that occurs, two opposing religious philosophies will collide. With the nations then sailing upon uncharted waters. Which will likely be very stormy.

Following are just a few verses to make one realize; that the waters may indeed be stormy. The Qur’an declares, “I shall put terror in the hearts of the disbelievers – strike above their necks and strike all their fingertips. That was because they opposed God and His Messenger, and if anyone opposes God and His Messenger, God punishes them severely, Sura (meaning chapter of the Qur’an) 8:12,13. “If anyone seeks a religion other than [Islam] complete devotion to god, it will not be accepted from him: he will be one of the losers in the Hereafter,” Sura 3:85. “If the hypocrites, the sick at heart, and those who spread lies in the city do not desist, We shall rouse you [Prophet] against them, and then they shall be your neighbors in this city for a short while. They shall be rejected. Wherever they are found , they will be arrested and put to death. This has been God’s practice with those who went before. You will find no change in God’s practice, Sura 33:60-63.

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About tomorrow from yesterday

It is an American tradition that Presidents at public events staged across the country. Call upon a clergyman to offer a prayer of invocation. Generally, it is a prayer addressing God Almighty, through Jesus Christ to bless the event and the events extended purposes.

But a guy named, Dan Gilgoff, who works for the U.S. News and World Report, has reported that President Obama is having all prayers censored. All prayers now must be approved by an official from the White House Office of Public Liaison. Here is how it works according to Gilgoff. The clergyman must submit the prayer in advance for approval. This is how the government approves prayers. A call must be placed to the Office of Public Liaison and a recitation of the prayer is offered to an aide. If the prayer is acceptable to the editorial censor, the prayer can than be offered. But it is not automatic because approval in not instantaneous. After review, and if the prayer meets the requirements of the sensors, the prayer is approved for delivery.

A clergyman from Elkhart, Indiana was asked to offer a prayer of invocation. The Reverend Ryan Culp spent 1 1/2 hours crafting his prayer of 20 seconds. Following the administrations new protocol, the Reverend submitted his prayer for approval. With a censor telling the Reverend that it was a beautiful prayer. This is the text of the approved prayer. “Dear Heavenly Father, we come to you this day. Thanking you for who you are. A God that cares about each of our needs, our desires and our fears.” Reverend Culp offered his prayer at Obama’s town hall meeting the following day. According to Mr. Gilgoff, President Obama, really liked the Reverends prayer. Because the President sought him out after the meeting, to offer a warm congratulatory handshake. Catching the eye of several newspapers, who then reported on the event.

In Fort Myers, Florida another clergyman, who went through the same process offered this reaction. Prayer now have to be crafted to avoid any mention of Jesus. Because, the President does not want to offend anyone in the audience. In an age of religious diversity and the increasing secularization of the country. With the clergyman, declaring that for some strange reason, the word Jesus is like pouring gasoline on a fire, for some people in this country, said the Reverend James Bing.

People who make fun of politicians like President Obama are quick to point out this proven science of politicians. Which is, never say a word, until you put your finger in the air. In order to determine which direction the political winds are blowing. And as everyone knows, that is the science of telling people what they want to hear, and not what they need to be told. Apparently Obama’s, political finger is telling him that the nation is torn between wanting more gods and greater secularization. So President Obama has decided to play both ends against the middle. Hoping to crush the few and the fewer in the middle. In this case, the fervent believers, who know that Jesus is the answer to what is ailing the nation.

With that being said, what are the chances of the Obama, stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan in succeeding? For Obama, it appears, he is counting on infidels and hypocrites to mobilize together. At various levels within society to give the nation the push it needs for economic recovery. With infidels being our modern day secularist and hypocrites, being religious people who deny any need for Jesus Christ. A team that can not succeed, and meaning neither can the Obama plan. Furthermore, there are frightening trade wars emerging on the economic horizon. Which will create, more economic havoc for the American economy.

Before the political winds changed, the chatter was all about the free market with the mysterious hand of God guiding the nation to economic prosperity. Shadowed and protected by the light of the world, Jesus Christ. Who was often pictured as the beacon of light in the harbor, signaling the route to safety. During those times, Presidents depended upon the clergy to weave those concepts into their prayers of invocation. And America, found its way through one crisis after another.

It seems that modern America has decided that it no longer needs Jesus. That the fix can be obtained absent what is needed most, the calling of the nation to a national day of prayer and fasting, as did Obama’s political mentor, President Abraham Lincoln. President Obama needs to dig deep into the mental chambers of Mr. Lincoln and come to grips with this truth. “In regards to this great Book, I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could know right from wrong. All things desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it,” Abraham Lincoln. We will not hear any thing close to that coming from the lips of President Barack Obama.

Most likely, President Lincoln succeeded in guiding the nation through his crisis. Because Lincoln knew this truth, about what Jesus said. “Whosoever, therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father, who is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father, who is in heaven,” Matthew 10:32-33. President Obama can not guide the nation through his crisis with censored prayers. Because it amounts to deny Jesus, who in plain language said that he in return would deny President Obama to his Father.

Verse thirty two in Matthew ten is manifested through Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.” Exhibiting themselves some thing like this, the market place prospers because of the mysterious hand of God in the nations economic affairs. Shadowed and protected by the light of the world, Jesus Christ. Who serves as the beacon of light in the harbor, signaling the route to safety.

America’s hope is in the past! America’s only hope for the future! Believe it, than America has a future. Deny it and America has no future. Time will tell, was the Lincoln path to crisis resolution the route to safety, or is it the Obama route? One with Jesus the other without Jesus.

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