conflicting natures

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner. Inside of me are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog  wins, he reflected for a moment and relied, “The one I feed the most,” George Bernard Shaw.

Who has not struggled with those inner beasts? They manifest themselves sometimes in subtle ways. No matter how the Apostle Paul saw both the problem and the solution. Saying, no such manifestation can over taken you except that which is common to all people. But God is faithful, who will not allow anyone to be plagued with their struggles beyond what is bearable. But with such manifestations He will make a way for change. (cp. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13, with exegesis).

It’s a matter of knowing your Bible, so that anyone can change their lives. It’s all apart of grace meaning God’s riches at Christ’ expense.

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it is a matter of attitude

“You are not here in this world for yourself. You have been sent here for others. The world is waiting for you! The waters are rising, but so am I. I’m not going but over.”

“Whatever the particular call is, the particular sacrifice God asks of you to make, the particular cross He wishes you to embrace, whatever the particular path He wants you to trend, will you rise up and say in your heart, ‘Yes my Lord, I accept it; I submit, I yield, I pledge myself to walk in that path, and follow your Voice, and to trust you with the consequences!'”

Some will argue, “Oh!” ‘I don’t know what He will want next. None of us know that, but we know we shall be safe in His hands. Though death be the result from our Christ calling and obedience,'” Catherine Booth.

The calling has always been take up my cross, or causes, and follow me. The cross is the symbol of many adjectives looking for ready recipients.

Once we enter the sphere of unity with our Maker, this sphere of existence is foreign to us. We then are referred to as ambassadors. Representatives of a King from a sphere thought to the object of delusional folks. Until death do they discover it isn’t.

There will come a time when the Christ deniers may well recall the various admonitions of the worlds, Catherine Booth’s for repentance and then service. Now is the time to act one way or the other. Not to react is to react, so there is no escaping ones regrets.

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trust and perseverance

“Twant me!” “Twas the Lord I always tell them and I trust Him. I don’t know where to go, or what to do, but I expected Him to lead me and He always did,” Harriet Tubman.

Harriet was born into slavery, but she escaped, and subsequently made some thirteen dangerous missions to rescue seventy enslaved people. Using the underground of antislavery activist, and safe houses known as the underground railroad.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. (cp. 2 chronicles 16:9).

Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, and trust also in Him, and He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. (cp, Psalms 37:3-6).

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2 paths which 1 to 2 take

“Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent  or careless, but on the contrary it awakens us, urges on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good,” Ulrich Zwingli.

That’s a good thing because trumpism has swept the country. And if not reversed, America, will become a nation of nothingness.

If you take the time to study church history, it’s doubtful if Zwingli’s admonitions swept the globe, including America in any meaningful way. Of course there were pockets of such spirituality, but that’s much different from the Christianity of religion. Which populates most of western societies of Europe and reaching, the United States.

Churches are in great number hooting and hollering His praises in accordance with their respective idioms. And most congregants, leave those sacred palaces in ignorance of Zwingli’s perceived lifestyles.

And it’s not unusual to see governments at all levels everywhere opening their parliaments by invoking the stewardship and blessings from the Almighty.

Something is seriously wrong by virtue that the world is becoming less like Zwingli’s world vision.

Ulrich Zwingle was a 16th century protestant church reformer. He hailed from Zurich, Switzerland, a country dominated by the Catholic church. A country that made it unlawful to adhere to doctrines not authorized by the Catholic church. To do so was to commit the crime of heresy which was punishable by death.

A neighboring pastor was burned while alive to death for the crime of heresy. That crime infuriated Zwingle and he called for war to avenge his death. But, war was temporarily avoided by an mutually agreed upon peace treaty between Catholics and Protestants. Each city was given the authority to decide which religion would be lawful to be practiced in their city.

Zwingle opposed the treaty. He argued for the free preaching of the gospel and freedom of conscience through out all of Switzerland unabridged. He wrote, “Let us be firm, and fear not to take up arms. We thirst for no man’s blood, but we shall clip the wings the oligarchy,” Ulrich Zwingle.

“A single individual must not take it into his head to dethrone a tyrant. This would be a revolt, and the kingdom of God commands peace, righteousness and joy. But if a whole people with common accord, or if the majority at least reject him without committing violence, it is God Himself that acts,” Ulrich Zwingle.

War eventually commenced and Ulrich Zwingle lost his life on the battlefield. Zwingle was bending done to console a dying soldier, when he was struck in the head. Four times he tried to rise and four times he was wounded again. “What matters this misfortune?” He murmured, as he lay dying under a pear tree, “They can kill the body, but they cannot kill the soul.”

With the battle won, some Catholics roamed the battlefield torturing the wounded to force them to call for help from the saints. By this time Zwingli was unable to speak, but he shook his head refusing to confess to a priest. One captain finally recognized him, and jabbed him through the throat with the cry, “Die obstinate heretic!”

The Catholics later held a mock trial for heresy, and found him guilty of treason. They quartered his body and burnt his body parts with soaring flames. Source material: History of the Reformation, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne.

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David Henry Thoreau and reality

“The mass of people lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city one goes into the desperate country to console oneself  with the bravery of minks and muskrats. All representing stereotyped but unconscious despair. Despair is concealed through various kinds of amusements. But it is not a characteristic of wisdom to do and live lives of feared desperation,” Henry David Thoreau.

Thoreau was a 19th century philosopher and transcendentalist. Wonder how Thoreau would react to our global pandemic, and American politics with the likes of trump and his allies like, Rep.Taylor Green of Georgia?

From Thoreau’s history it would appear he’d support the Biden pandemic relief package, as is, without compromise. The impeachment conviction  of Trump for deliberately mobilizing an over through of the United States government. And certainly the expulsion of, Rep. Green, from the House of Representatives.

Oh! By the way Thoreau’s opening commentary was meant to represent a ditty of the Republican mind set. Excuse making and fault finding and without any wisdom. It’s all a journey into no where, unless, We the People say, Enuf is Enuf of Republican despair.

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Collection of Wackos = Republicans

In a world within the United States, a world few if any ever thought could exist. A world of Americans determined to bring about the collapse of our American democracy, and thus our way of life.

Well it’s here with the likes of Donald Trump waiting in, Palm Beach Florida, to be summoned to return to the White House to continue his insurrection. With the ultimate intent to form a government more like, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, then the America being crafted be We the People.

If you watch the news, then you know that not only did Trump incite an insurrection, but he keeps flaming the flames. To the degree that House Democrats are fearful that their welfare and safety is in danger.

That sparked the interest of reporters covering Pelosi. So collectively seemingly all the same time wanted to know why the fear? Responding she said, “The enemy is within we have members, who want to bring guns on the floor and some threatened violence against them!”

Pelosi herself has had to absorb such threats. Wacho Republican Rep Taylor Greene of Georgia posted a speech on the internet declaring that Pelosi was guilty of treason a crime punishable by death!

Greene is the same wacho that said school shootings were, “false flag,” operations. Also known to harass students over the matter of guns. Telling students that were a threat to the second amendment.

How did Wacho McCarthy, and his wacho associates respond? Greene was made a member of House Education and Labor Committee. Causing Pelosi to demand, “What could they be thinking?” Then adding, “Or is that too generous of a word about what they could be doing.”

Get this, House Minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, made some unfavorable remarks on the House floor concerning Trump and his insurrection. Bingo! McCarthy made a quick trip to South Florida to make right his wrong between himself and the thing called trump.

Never in America many suspected would never happen, has happened. Pelosi will be meeting with retired, Lt. General Russel Honore, who has been conducting a security review of the capital. Including security threats facing House members district by district. As well as their transportation between their individual districts to the Capital and back.

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disturbers of the present 4 better tomorrow

“We are not here in this world for ourselves. If we are to better the future, we must disturb the present,” Catherine Booth.

Catherine was a 19th century disturber of the present for a better future. For those who know her history, she, and her husband gave all to accomplish such a monumental task.

She also wrote, “Many do not recognize this fact, as they should, that Satan has managed to cast a deep slumber of contentment upon entire world. Especially the church.”

“As long as they sing songs like, the sweet by and by, say prayers and and hear sermons that make people feel good. Bringing about a contentment that all is well between themselves and others. Then, looking forward to the next time of smiles and hellos , along with refreshments before and after services.”

“Satan is content to let them continue their delusional existence. Getting on the bad side of Satan occurs when the preacher calls sinners to repentance, and tells them that they are to be disturbers of of the present for a better future the Christ way.”

None of the aforementioned comes as a surprise to God Almighty. For this is recorded, “Lawlessness will increase.” (cp. Matthew 24:12). The multiple avenues lawlessness has been acerbated by modern day Christendom, who have reduced the Christ reality to a collection of nothing more than, at best, fiction.

The standard, Catherine Booth, lived by is relevant today, “I don’t believe in any religion apart from doing the will of God.”

The only way for a better future is to disturb the present. And it’s not as monumental, as many may think. If one is synchronized with the incarnate Christ, who lives within and manifests Himself through His Spirit.

Meditate upon the following: “For as many, as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the people of God.” (cp. Romans 8:14).

From the infinite breath of Divine Providence, Paul recorded the working of the Holy Spirit within us. And Paul prayed,

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, MAY GIVE YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM, v. 17.

“That the eyes of your understanding BEING enlightened; that you may see what is the hope of His calling, and what are the RICHES of the glory of HIS INHERITANCE within the SAINTS,” v. 18.

“And what is the exceeding  greatness of His power toward us who believe, ACCORDING TO THE WORKING OF HIS MIGHTY POWER IN US,” v. 19.

“WHICH HE WORKED IN CHRIST, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,” v. 20.

“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come!” v. 21.

“And He shall put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the HEAD of the church, which is HIS BODY the fullness of HIM, who fills all in all,” v. 22. (cp. Ephesians 1:17-22).

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A – Z in one leap

“Logic will get you from A-Z, imagination will get you everywhere,” Albert Einstein.

Some help from God get you there faster. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abountantly above all that ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generaations, forever and ever. Amen: Meaning so be it!

Something is seriously amiss because if it were so there would be complete harmony among the churches. And there is everything but harmony among the thousands of churches that dot the global landscape. Woe, to the many Reverends guilty of this mess!

So who is at fault for such a mess? Some would argue the devil. But who thinks that there is a real devil among us today? Who knows?

Centuries ago a guy named Paul wrote this, and it so today. “For such are false prophets, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of rightousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (cp 2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

The mother church in Rome was destined to be the way for truth and unity. But unfortunately, she became the mother of darkness and not trust worthy. Then came the protesters revolution offering conflicting light. Reaching us today with confusing rhetoric that has resulted in a church of uselessness.

Solution: Church out! Study the scriptures, ptivately or in small study groupd. Apply them accordingly, meaning don’t make them say something they don’t teach. Develop a sound foundation by mastering Romans through Philemon. And then move on slowly. and carefully, mastering the complete volumn of scriptures.

Is any of the aforementioned believable? It’s up to individual persuasion.

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when the heavenly meets the earhtly watch out

“I am enough of an artists to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world,” Albert Einstein.

Seems that perhaps there are some other elements. “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared that we should walk in them.” (cp Ephesians 2:10).

“But if we imagine what we can not see, we eagerly work for it with perseverance.” (cp. Romans 8:25).

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” (cp (cp. Philippians 4:13).

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” (cp. 1 Corinthians 2:9).

“Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feel His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” (cp. Psalms 37:3-5).

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro through out the whole world to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9).

Keep in mind God doesn’t measure imagined success as we mortals do. It’s based upon faithfulness and in accordance with Romans 8:27-28, which reads, “Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. For we know all things work together to for sucess who are called according to His purpose.”

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Heavens Bounty

All things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:18).

Troublesome times for all of us, and it appears its only going to get worse. Scary indeed, but not for those of us, who have experienced His reconciliation through Jesus. From that experience emerges the urge for wanting others to join us. But how, arises the question within us.

It’s pretty simple because the only prerequisite is for you to be you. Someone said, “Silence speaks the loudest.” And there is a scripture that shows us how. Given to Paul, who recorded the following, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those of faith and those who are not.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

What a privilege, God Almighty, who had declared that He doesn’t need anyone in order to accomplish His counsel and purpose. (cp. Isaiah 46: 9-10).

Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (cp. John 3:8).

Now then, we are all ambassadors for Christ. It’s as though God is pleading through us be that fragrance for the betterment of society. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:20).

Just think someday someone will know that God made Him, who new no sin to be sin for them. So that they could become righteous in the sight of God through Christ because of you and me. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:21).

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hoax or not

They say these are troubling times, and its thought to be the reason, more and more people are acting in irrational ways. Some to the extent of endangering themselves and others. Whose the villain for such occurrences, COVIT-19, so they say.

Generally, I don’t write in the first person, but for this discussion, I’ve decided to just that. Because, I’m very content and at peace dispite all that I see and hear about COVIT-19.

I attribute my contentment to my faith in Jesus. There is a huge difference between faith in Jesus and being religious. I became a part of the Christ family more than 50 years ago. Totally unchurched, and isolated under the most unusual of circumstances. This can be said of me also, “I was found by those, who did not seek Me. I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.” (cp. Romans 10:20).

Everyone can share in that experience by following these prompts. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (cp. Romans 10:9-10).

For the scriptures declare, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For whoevers calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (cp. Romans 10:11;13).

For me at 18:30 hrs the aformentioned became my experience. I was very isolated, but I knew that I was a very different person. Many months later, after much searching I came upon 1 Corinthians 5:17 which reads, “If any one is in Christ, he/she has become a new creation; old things have passed away, behold! all things have become new!

Newness of life through Christ instills this sinsation, at least that was my experience. For me it worked this way, “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:18).

During the course of time, I became an ordained priest. Providence moved on and my disapointment caused me to leave the church. And, eventually creating an on line church. Church for Sanctuary which means just that sanctuary. In that it has no walls, it has no membership, hierarchy or budget.

The Bible contains many complex and difficult subjects to understand. As opposed to seeking answers through the many denominational churches doting the world wide landscape. It’s suggested that interested people start home churches. Study the scriptures especially those designed for this historical period of history, which are the books of Romans – Philemon. And when, ready move on to study the rest of the Bible. The entire Bible is profitable for the undrstanding and the rooting of faith.

During your home church experience be sure to pray, praise and engage in the ministry of reconciliation for the lost and needy.

Create your own kind of santucary. And of course, ones home church can be a ministry of a family. All it takes is one person, because that’s what it takes to be a lampstand. For the promise is that Christ will be amidst you with an angel or angels.

As a Christ lampstand, I have had angelic experiences. Perhaps sometime later, I’ll share some of those experiences. Our scriptures teach that within our earthly domain there are invisible forces of evil. Know that Satan himself is discribed as an angel of light. So that trip into angelolgy needs to be carefully journeyed. If the revelation can’t be substantiated scripturally, it shouldn’t be trusted.

Also know that there is a constant unseen war be fought between God and Satan. Every time a lampstand avoids a satanic attack Christ has bruised his head. And when we fail, the heel of Christ is bruised. (cp. Genesis 3:15).

That’s why we also have this recording, “He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only ours only but also for the whole world.” (cp. 1 John 2:2).

Here is a series of scriptures that I treasure and hopefully so will you, and you will, if they are spiritually obsorbed.

Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death.

Therefore, we were buried with Him through  baptism into death, that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in the newness of life.

For if we have been united to gether in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.

Knowing this that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.

For he who has died is free form sin.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.

Knowing this that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over Him.

For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all, but the life He lives, He lives to God. (cp. Romans 6:3-10).

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O heaven how myterious u r

“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die, and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask how many good things have you done with your life? Rather He will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?'” Mother Teresa.

So here are a few thoughts about that mysterious place. That most anticipate to be theirs someday. But, unfortunately that experience will elude many. Because admittance demands a successful screening before admittance is granted. One does not have to be a member of a church, or a sect of some kind. It’s not costly, or cumbersome, it’s free.

It’s as simple as the following, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart the God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says,’Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.'” (cp. Romans 10:9-11).

Frankly the less religious one is the easier it is to become apart of the Christ family. Why is that so, because one is not encumbered with burdenaome religiousocity.

Such a non-attached life style allows the Spirit to work miracles. Every new birth in Christ Jesus is a miracle. Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is every one that who is born of the spirit.” (cp. John 3:8).

Now here’s a quick look into that place called heaven. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. And in My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also, and where I go, you know, and the way you know,” declared Jesus. (cp. John 14:1-4).

Heavens citizenship: “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” (cp. Phillippians 3:20-21).

“O death where is your sting? O Hades where is your victory?” For the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of deaf shall hear. Then lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing. And God will wipe away  every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no  more pain, for the former things have passed away! Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold shall make all things new!” (cp. 1 Corinthians 15:55-Isaiah 35:5-6-Revelation 21:4-5).

Not a moment to squander for time is of the essences. Because it is appointed for people to die once, but after death comes the judgment. (cp. Hebrews 9:27). And after death, perhaps this what, Sister Teresa eluded to, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each person may receive the things done during the course of their lifetimes, whether good or bad.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:10).

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a history maker

“Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent or careless. On the contrary it awakens us, urges us on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good,” Ulrich Zwingle.

Ulrich was one of several 16th century church reforemers. Who fought the darkness of catholicism, often experiencing a brutal torturous death. Usually tied to a stake with easily ignitablede substances. Slowly ignited so as to lenghten suffering before death claimed another saint.

They died because they declared, Salvation is of grace. The Innocent One is condemned and the criminal is acquittted. it is the cross of Christ alone that opens the gates of heaven, and shuts the gates of hell.”

History sheds much light upon the willing suffering of others, for the benifit of one generation to the next.

There are so many ways for us today to live and pass on those truths today. Often it’s just by the way we live from one day to the next. “Thanks be to God, who always leads us to triumph in Christ. And through us, diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ everywhere we go, and among all people that we come into contact with.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15, with minor exegesis).

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Biden-Harris the impossible task

“If you know your enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles,” Sun Tuz, philosopher and Strategist.

A philosophy and strategy with merit, but there is a better way.

America is seriously divided, and President Biden, and Vice President Harris have promised to heal the divide. We as a nation wish them the best.

But their is a more sure way to heal the nation, than through the best intentions of President Biden and Vice President Harris, if they’re relying only upon their intellectual capabilities,  and not upon their supernatural instincts provided by God’s Spirit. It’s through the lessons taught and lived by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and others.

It’s all bunched together in the Christendom of Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Rep John Lewis, and other spiritually oriented people. Like Catherine Booth, Harriet Tubman, Mother Teresa, and perhaps the greatest of them all. Mary Magdalene. Who was credited as being the woman, who kept the disciples from abandoning the  young Christ movement after the cruel murder of Jesus, according to the Gospel of Mary and recorded in the Gnostic Bible.

Each of them merits a discussion on their contributions in making for a better world. Embodied in all them perhaps was the way, Dietrich Bonhoeffer defined community harmony.

Indeed as well intended Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are in uniting a fractured America. It will have its limits just like the way of Sun Tzu, unless they personally own the following.

So here’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s pathway for individual and the collective good. And it’s all focused upon the spiritual concept of grace which has to be individualized. It’s focuses on one word and it’s called grace. And, the collective scriptures define grace being as God’s riches at Christ’ expense.

The great Nazi hater, and author of situational ethics, who declared that the situation determines the ethics. In the end Bonhoeffer attempted to kill Adolf Hitter. The plot failed, and Bonhoeffer was hung by the Nazis. He also advocated to his last breath, “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow upon ourselves. Cheap grace is expecting forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without Christ discipleship. Communion without confession. Cheap grace without discipleship, is grace without the cross, grace without Jesus incarnate.”

The incarnate Christ is the solution for healing a broken nation. It has nothing to do with church association. Because the church is very much the problem. Biden, and Harris have the impossible task of uniting a divided nation. Because the church is already at work preparing for more insurrections.

They’ll wait for Trump’s coded directives before attacking. Then they, and other Trump loyalist will reek more havoc in defense of their president. Who still believe that the election was stolen!

Despite the overwhelming evidence that the election wasn’t stolen. Judge after judge said so, as did many Republicans involved in recounting votes.

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the final say so

“Let the wife make her husband glad to come home. And let him make her sorry to see him leave,” Martin Luther. The great 16th century societal reformer who helped people understand personal responsibilty belonged to them. And in so doing, he striped responsibility away from the church and crown.

Five centuries later much has changed, but the principles remain the same whether between husband, wife and family. Making sure that church and crown don’t meddle in affairs where they are not wanted.

Complex! An understatement, perhaps that’s why Luther admitted to the following, “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” With tha Apostle Paul saying this, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. Being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplications for everyone.” (cp. Ephesians 6:18, with slight exegesis).

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is it real

America is experiencing multiple dramas, all occurring at the same time. Which is the ever dangerous pandemic, that refuses to be defeated. All because of the ineptness of Trump. Who was, and is more interested in over throwing the government. Most likely his plan was to secure a second term. And from there, he’d make himself the Vladimir Putin of America. And that’s what is meant by multiple dramas, and most worrisome neither drama is far from over.

To survive Americans need Divine Providence, to raise up a person, or persons to instill for the first time, a Christ centered focus among the people. That’s very different from the multiple plagues dumped upon Americans by organized religion as discussed recently. They’ll be difficult to eradicate because that’s the way of flesh eating and body destroying viruses.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (cp: John 14:6). Give Jesus a chance to prove to you His bold declaration.

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money and action talk

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. When we come to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on,” Franklin Roosevelt.

Americans have a lot to fear through an endless pandemic, and the certainty of probable multiple insurrections on behalf of god trump and his crazed disciples. So it’s going to take more than securing  a knot and hanging on.

Today, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, will assume their respective offices as heads of state.

They’ve got to juggle multiple tasks at the same time. Among them convicting Trump through a senate hearing. If Republicans have any sense, they’ll join Democrats in convicting Trump. If they don’t, then they are nothing more than pawns on the Trump chess board. Whose only purpose is to sever his interests. And that will endanger American democracy beyond the limits of current awareness.

Then the state courts must pursue Trump civilly and criminally. With the results being heavy fines and imprisonment.

And along the way his political pawns will cry, that’ll only further inflame a divided nation. And it will, but that’s the price that has to be paid, if America is ever to become a nation of oneness, liberty and equal justice for all. Because today, it’s only a collection of euphemisms.

Biden has promised to unite the nation. This should be high on his agenda. Fair, and just financial reparations for all people who have had to deal with discriminatory racism dating back centuries, and continues to plague them today. A must for the nations indigenous peoples. The original owners of these lands, African Americans and Latinos, who all previously and currently suffer from white racism.

That’ll take brave and bold action by a President Biden. Frankly, this writer doubts that he’s up to such a challenge. Fortunately perhaps age and bouts of amnesia will usher in the administration, Vice President Kamala Harris. It’s just a matter of time and patience.

Some might ask, where is the source of income for such an ambitious endeavor? For starters, revoke the tax exempt status for churches. Tax their by products, books and other paraphernalia, that helps make some of them very rich.

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a nation on edge

Tomorrow, President Elect Joe Biden, will become the 46th President of these United States, and maybe the last, if god trump and his disciples have their way.

What we don’t know is what kind of secret communications are taking place between the two? And what kind of explosive war artillery do they have at their disposal? And what kind of discipline do they have before they attack? Will it be sooner or later? Will the attacks be simultaneously attacks upon the nations capital and state capitals, or spaced out between the two?

They’ll most likely will fight a highly camouflaged war. Such warfare needs the ability to slip in, and outside of what appears to represent normal society.

Recall Trump had significant numbers of religious advisers as part of his inner circle. And that, Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Association declared that religious evangelicals aren’t about to abandon him. Message: They’ll be his camouflage. Allowing them to slip in and out churches, pastoral parsonages and homes of church members.

Protestant evangelicals opposed the Biden’s presidency because they feared he’d put burdensome restrictions upon religious liberty. Like taxing their properties, taxing their varied profit making incomes. And equally troubling for them, expanding abortion rights for woman, expanding LGBTQ rights, gay marriages and child adoptions.

It’s what the state is suppose to do because it’s apart of what it means to secure life, liberty and justice for all. The hallmarks of true democracy.

Now if God is almighty, as they argue He is, then they should use the greatest weapon known to humans, prayer. Prayerfully they should bring the state into conformity with His standards found through out the Bible. And if He doesn’t, then perhaps the state is serving God’s interest.

Supernaturally Divine providence can work miracles! Recorded history shows the coming and goings of pestilences, starvation’s, disappearance of people, and their kingdoms just by the whisper of His word.

Organized religion through the ages has screwed up the ways and means of Divine Providence in human affairs. To the point that most believe that God is irrelevant as a solution provider. And hear we are today, on the brink of who knows what is next. A sprawling pandemic and trumpism. What does it all spell, guaranteed chaos.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

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ultimate crisis what it means

The United States for over two centuries has admirably been the moral backbone for the world community. All that ended during the Trump presidency. Soon he’ll be gone forever, and half the nation will say fare well to a characterless rogue.

While the other half will mourn his departure, as the crucifixion their savior through a stolen election.

In the public square all kinds of false accusations can be leveled. Which Trump exemplified, and his followers accepted as truths. But in court it’s facts and not accusations that decide truths from falsehoods. It’s estimated that Trump filed more than fifty election law suits. And no court found a single instance of election fraud.

But Trump ignored reality, that he got beat fairly. He continued his rampage of falsehoods. The result the, 06 January 2021, insurrection on the United States Capital.

A never before occurrence shadows the Biden/Harris inauguration. As the city has been fortified with tall well secured fenced walls. It’s estimated that 25,000 National Guard troops have been summed to protect our national peaceful transition of power.

However it’s not known the reason for so many troops. It can only be assumed that intelligence gathering has warranted such precautions. All fifty states have been advised to be prepared for possible attacks upon their capitals.

Today the gospel of secularism is the nations God. Which is the perfect vehicle for spiritual, moral, social and monetary decadency. Such decadency is so common place. That decadency in most instances is considered relevant for our modern society. Resulting in many people, who are not troubled let alone shocked by what is occurring through out the United States.

It has been said, that if a lie is told often enough it becomes truth. And Trump, the  god of lies, has made himself believable. To the extent that the entire nation is at risk through his disciples. Perhaps reaching into Congress, and the nations police and military apparatus. SCARY!

What’s equally scary is that millions of evangelical Christians bow in decadent idol worship of god Trump. Those within society, who are knowledgeable of Christ like standards, know it’s impossible to be a trump loyalists. and a Christian. The marriage between the two exist because they share the same decadent ideologies.

The disciples of Christ approached Jesus and had some questions. Jesus replied, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here that shall not be overturned and throne down.” (cp. Matthew 24:2).

That violence has happened many times through out global history. Including in the United States as it was founded upon violence. Stealing the land from the indigenous people. Calling them savages, and murdering them indiscriminately.

Making other people of color their property for profit. The first eight presidents owned African Americans, as commodities of personal property. Their combined struggles for freedom, equality and justice continues to this very day.

Trump isn’t going away. One way or another, he’ll continue that legacy, and he’ll expand it. Reeking unimaginable havoc upon America. He must be convicted by the senate as charged.

It’s been rumored that the party of Trump is about to emerge. If that happens, the Republican party will will be powerless. America will have a two power system with the Republicans serving as spoilers for the other two parties.

It is possible that America will be engaged in another civil war. Frankly, this writer thinks Biden is the wrong person for the job. Hopefully, Vice President Kamala Harris will be the brains behind the short lived Biden presidency. She’ll eventually become the President America needs in a time ultimate crisis.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

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worlds within worlds

2021 still in its infancy still offers hope for what everyone in their own ways craves. Despite the mounting evidence to the contray.

Through the sickening state of American politics. Bringing this reality that the American dream happens to be one of histories greatest frauds.

Equality for all, was, and is a lie. The founders purposefully designed equality to be the experience of mainly wealthy office holders within and through out the federal government. And, mimicked through all subsidery governing jurisdictions below it. Meaning of course politics in your home town.

If you are really want all the details of how such a facade was, and is, and will contiue to be, then engage this writer in a truth telling, and therefore, a revealing of its reality.

Truth be told, and here you’ll only find truth. Biblical truth with a solid foundation through the mystereious scriptures. No one will undersatnd such a declaration religiously because religion is the problem.

Religion is the formation of human declared declarations decreed by numerous proponents as coming from God Himself. It’s a mess, and is very difficult to sort the fiction from the truth. Because a good liar, must mix some truth with the falsehoods of their religious ideologies in order to create believability.

All that can be said is be careful. Because if careful scrutiny is exercised you’ll stripe them naked. Seeing them for what they are. Frauds!

For starters supporting political candidates whether democrats, republicans or independents is a sure sign that their spirituality is self designed and not from Jesus.

The Prophet Daniel, a product of, 2 Peter 2:6, which reads, “Prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

Here’s the spiritual art of prohecy from Daniel which is the prophetic way for us today. God changes the times and the seasons. He makes changes as necessary when it comes elections and all other matters. His wisdom prevails when sought prayerfully. The hard to understand issues are then clearly understood. Because the way or light dwells with Him. (cp. Daniel 2:21-22, with moderate exegesis).

Then vote or act in accordance with verse 23, “I thank You and praise You, O God, for You have made known what was asked.” Remember thanks is in order when things go conversely to ones desires. Prayer must be absent human desires.

God’s ways will always in the end prevail. The difficult part is to avoid making ones desires God’s desires. And that’s exactly what occurs and plagues Christendom today.

Modern society is faced with many complex and conflicting behaviors. With the Bible taking a firm stance on all of those behaviors. The problem is that religionist have politcalsized them. When the solution is to spiritualize them through collective prayer.

There’s are competing entities natural and supernatural competing for global dominance over people and the universe they exist upon.

Consider: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, (Mary mother of Jesus and belivers referred to as lampstands attended to by angels Hebrews 1:14; Zechariah 6:5) between your seed and her seed. He (Christ) shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel. Anti-Christ forces invisble and visible. (cp. Genesis 3:15; Luke 1:26-38 and Revelation 1:12-13;16 and verse 20).

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within out communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertiore of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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