a merry go round experience pt 26

Job once again responds to his fault finding religious menaces. He now declares that this their tenth such attack must end!

Asking how many more times will you through your torturous attacks, attempt to destroy my public image? While admitting that he has sinned, but declaring that his transgressions remain between him and his Creator. Declaring you are trying to gain stature within the community through your public criticism of me.

If you succeed, then God has wronged me! And has dropped an enclosure upon me, so that if I cry out about your wrongs against me, I am not heard. Therefore, for me, there can be no justice!

You, Bildad, with your associates want to turn the public against me. As though my business successes were gained by ill repute, therefore God has destroyed me. Counting me now as an adversary.

As evidence you are rallying the public against me, warning everyone to create a noticeable distance between themselves and me. Which includes my relatives, and all my familiar friends, who now act as though they never knew me. You are trying to make me an alien in everyone’s sight!

Wake up, and have pity on me, you, who once counted me as your friend. God has touch me. Because I know that my redeemer lives. In the end He will stand upon the earth. Whom I, will see, and I will not be a stranger to Him. My heart is consumed within me.

You Bildad, “Should be afraid because of your unfounded wrath against me. It will bring punishment upon you. Then you will know that your punishment is His judgement!”

Most one way or another can identify with Job’s dilemma. It’s by being able to relate to Job’s declaration, “I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, He will stand upon the earth. After my body is destroyed, then I will see God. Whom I will see, but not as a stranger. My heart is consumed with joy over such an awareness.” (cp. Job 19:25-27).

This discussion was developed from Job 20:1-29 by critical analytical interpretation.

Some of the aforementioned declarations weren’t a collection of fearful expressions. Iniquity is a collection of behaviors that are offensive to God Almighty. For us in this age of grace our iniquities are wiped clean, by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. And then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this life, they will in the next world. And like Job, we will see God, but not as strangers.

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when the coals get hot move quickly pt 15

Job received a harsh scolding from Bildad. Pretty much like what he got from another friend Eliphaz. “Job you got what you deserved because you have sinned.” Arguing that God is just and justice demands punishment.

But those who have been following these discussion, know that’s not so. Satan bargained with God, arguing turn him over to me, and he’ll deny and curse you. Most likely, a satanic tactic today.

With some boundaries permission granted, and Job lost everything, business empire, his ten children and his health. Concluding life is a fleeing moment. Begging God just to be left alone. Cursing the day he was born. Through all that, Job neither denies or curses God.

So after two tirades, and pleading his cause for understanding. He say to his two friends. Truly, “I know what you two have said is so.”

But how can a person be righteous before God? If anyone wanted to defend themselves before Him, no one could give one valid justification out of a thousand attempts.

Declaring, “God is wise and mighty in strength!” Exemplifying His wisdom, “Denying a God presences hardens hearts. And, nothing they do can prosper.”

Then Job exemplifies His strength. God shakes the earth out of place, and its very foundation trembles. He can command the sun and it will not rise. He seals off the stars. He alone spreads out the heavens. He made the constellations and treads the waves of the sea.

Job in humble adoration, God does great things past finding out, yes wonders without number. If God passes by, most do not perceive His presences. And if someone did, who could hinder or question Him?

The above represents His ultimate and complete majesty. All in response, that if given a thousand chances to challenge Him, there would not be one successful challenge.

Job is wise enough to know that God will not withdraw His anger, no matter what is argued. Stating, “The allies of the proud will lie prostrate beneath Him.”

Job wonders, how than can I answer Him, and choose my words to reason with Him? Even though I were righteous, I could not answer Him. Therefore, I would beg for mercy from my Judge. Even if, I called, and He answered me, I would not believe that He was listening to my voice. For He has crushed me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause. He will not allow me to catch my breath, but He fills me with bitterness.

Job says, there is no recourse because if it’s a matter of strength, indeed He is strong! And if of justice, who will appoint my day in court?

Though I were righteous, my own mouth would condemn me. Though I were  blameless, it would prove me perverse. Job declares, “I am blameless, yet I do not know myself, I despise my life!”

Therefore Job concludes, “He destroys the blameless and the wicked. If misery slays suddenly, He laughs at the plight of the innocent. The earth is given over to the wicked. He covers the faces of the judges. If it is not God, who else could it be?’

This discussion was developed from, Job 9:1-24, employing an exegesis interpretation.

Job, like all of us mortals, is having his trouble reconciling his troubled circumstances with his faith. Now it’s the circumstances that are prevailing, and Job is faulting God. Wishing for his death because he sees his life as being worthless. Today we would classify those declarations as a signal for potential suicide.

Some decades ago, this Padre lost a congregate to suicide. Because his troubles over powered his faith, and as his Padre, I didn’t have the answers he needed. Wish I could have those days back. Because today, I have the answer that I suspect would have returned him to his faith. Meaning victory over his circumstances.

Rarely do I know where readers are in their personal journeys. This I know recovery from troubling circumstances is best accomplished through faith. But it all starts with being one with Jesus, so if you are not one with Christ. Follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if, our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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

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complexities y some r doomed pt 10

The following discourse is a lecture given by God and seen as a strange spirit by Eliphaz. It can be associated with, 2 Timothy 3;16-17. Think in terms of the profitability for learning. With the ultimate result being knowledge with fitting adaptation. Because life is complex, and stepped with troublesome pitfalls.

When one retires from a full course of various activities, it’s usually done to rejuvenate the body. That may have been, Eliphaz’s, intention, but that’s not what happened.

He takes in a lot, and eventually it will have an appropriate response. Which, will be the discourse for tomorrow.

Eliphaz, experienced a source outside of his body. Which brought a word secretly to him, and his ear received it. There was no rejuvenation, as normally expected from a deep sleep. Instead upon awakening fear manifested itself, causing Eliphaz whole body to tremble with a shaking sensation.

Suddenly a spirit passed before his face. Causing all the hairs on his body to stand up. The spirit stood still before him, but Eliphaz had no cognitive ability for discerning what in the world was going on! There was only silence as the two stared at each other. That spirit was God Almighty, as we shall discover in chapter five.

Suddenly a voice asked, “Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a person be more pure than their maker?

If God puts trust in His servants, if He charges angels with error, how much more for those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before a moth?

They are broken in pieces form morning to evening, they perish forever with few taking regard. Does not their own excellence go away? They die without wisdom!

Call out now from the grave, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn? For wrath kills foolish people, and envy slays the simple ones.

I (God)  have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly, I cursed their dwelling places. Their children are far from safety, they are crushed at the gate, and there is no deliver, because the hungry eat up their harvest, taking it from the thorns, and a snare snatches their substance.

The sum of the matter is that affliction does not come from the dust, nor trouble spring from the ground; for people are born to trouble, as sparks fly upward. (cp. Job 4:12 through to, Job 5:1-7).

Gear up, and get a head start for surviving hardships. It’s done by becoming on of us. One of us blessings.! If not follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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.

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

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Monster of the Sea-Pt 7

Job somehow managed to maintain his spiritual integrity. Despite sternly, and being exceedingly vocal, as he cursed the day of his birth.

But, having the serenity of composure realizes the culprit of all of his agonies, Leviathan!

Faulting other evil spiritual agents of darkness, who are eager to rally around the kingpin of evil Leviathan! Wishing all them darkness never again to see the light of their evils. Meaning an absences of any awareness of Job’s loss of his business empire, death of  employees and his ten children. And his own failing physical health, that brought Job to the very edge of spiritual and mental composure.

Mocking them for not being able sabotage his birth. And even after his birth, those glutton’s of evil could not interfere with his spiritual or physical growth.

All would have ended for me just like Leviathan and  entourage silenced many other’s, who became their fallen prey. Becoming highly despised provocateur’s of this earth. Meaning those before the Hitler’s, Lenin’s, Stalin’s. and the Trumps of this world.

Reaching us today with their totalitarian instincts, intended to enrich themselves with wealth. While enhancing God denying realities. Ending sometime in the unknown future, when the man of sin takes center stage. Reeking such unknown havoc that God Himself must interfere, or all of humanity would perish.

You Leviathan couldn’t bring about my stillborn death. Like so many other’s destined to live lives of spiritual integrity for the betterment of God’s created planet. You Leviathan, are the god of this world, but your doom is certain, along with your horde of admirers non-human and human. Who work to deny God’s intended purposes for all people everywhere. A scriptural interpretation from Job 3:8-16. Redemption!

They go to a place created for the wicked where they’ll be conscious, but will cease from being troublesome. Death brings about a ceasing of evil. Foe and friend are at rest there together. They do not hear the voice of their oppressor, Leviathan. The small and great are there, but the servant is free from their master. A scriptural interpretation from Job 3:17-19.

Job wonders why is understanding given to me, who is in misery? Who longed for death, along with others, but death would not come! Who finally esteemed death, more than his previous prosperity, as likely  is, and will be the attitude of others in similar circumstances.

Concluding the day will come, when he finally finds his grave. But before that occurs, he wonders, why is life a hidden journey designed by God? Trapped by that awareness from morning onward during the course of the day. Declaring misery is mine, all day, much like the poring out of water.

For Job it wasn’t a surprise, because it was something he feared. Now here it is, his reality, and no end is in sight that might ease his misery, so Job says. Adamant over the reality that there is no relief, for trouble keeps coming.

This discussion was developed through a scriptural interpretation of Job 3:20-26.

It’s all about redemption. Not redeemed, so you can become one of us. It happens this way during the age of grace. Follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. And then notice versed 11-13, all of which creates the universality that so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world. They will in the next.

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Monster of the Sea-Pt 6

Job despondent over his crushing circumstances, “Refuses to to curse God to His face,” (cp, Job 1:21-22), ‘As Satan wagered that he would.'”

Satan angered over his embarrassment wagers that Job, when push comes to shove brags, “He’ll do what ever is necessary save his life!” (cp. Job 2:4), So Satan inflicts his body with cancerous like tumors, (cp. Job 2:7).

These discussions are not just about Job’s life experiences. They are also designed to make readers aware of Satan’s powers. In chapter two, Satan can reek havoc with ones valued possessions and lifestyles. To the degree that Job cursed his very day of his birth, (cp. Job 3:1).

All in accordance with 1 Peter 5:8, the roaring beast seeking whom he may destroy. The lesson to be learned is that neither you, nor me, or anyone else is immune to such satanic attacks. That’s why it’s important to apply vigorously the contents of, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, which reads, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for teaching, scolding, and correction, and instruction in righteous living. That the people of God may be complete, and thoroughly equipped no matter what the situation.”

This is personal, because my mother was brutally murdered. At a very early age in infancy I started having angelic experiences. Though so very young, I experienced no fear. And learned that I was destined to become a Padre. At the time that meant nothing to me. But I drove my mother crazy with my obsession with her family Bible. To young to read, but not to young to be fascinated with its pictures.

It was a cold snowy and road ways were well iced. Standing on the porch with my mother. She put her arms around me and hugged me. And said, “Be a good boy,” and, I replied, “I will.” Our last expressions of enduring love.

Off I went pushing a large box filled with toy trains. Destination my god mother’s house, for a day of play with my cousins, and lots of hot chocolate. I remember sitting at her kitchen table just like it was yesterday. Aunt Ruth, stirring a huge bowl of hot chocolate while talking to me. It was the last good time that I was to have for over two decades.

Even today I mourn my mother’s death like it occurred yesterday. Convinced that it was Satan attempting to interrupt the angelic message from God Almighty. It almost worked, as I would eventually lead a dark life of evil, hooked up with sinister mobsters. Who ended up in prison, me too.

Fate takes its ironic twists  and turns. Through an unexpected situation, I saved the life of a New York mafia figure. We became very good friends. That often happens, when one saves another’s life.

I was showered with all kinds of gifts including a new Cadillac, and free dinners at Mafia controlled restaurants. Knowing his lawyers, I explained why, I couldn’t accept their gifts of gratitude. In return they gave me a have a free talk with anyone troubling me. Guaranteeing that the individual would see things my way. Never took them up on the offer, although I was tempted to do so. Some people are just so annoying!

The Mafia world is a most interesting world of self government. People get in trouble, when they step outside of agreed upon rules. And that’s how mob wars erupt.

A family might decide to infringe upon another family’s agreed upon business interest or territory. There are no courts to serve as arbitrators. Mafia bosses are the arbitrators. Penalties are always severe.

It’s misnomer to think that the Mafia is non-existent. They just made the necessary adjustments concerning business and territorial boundaries. It’s about money and survival. My friend lost his life in a shoot out with police. Yep! In New York City.

Strange as it might be this was my incarceration experience. And we know that all things work together for the good to those called according to His purpose.

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many others.

Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He glorified.

What shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered  Him up for everyone. How shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we more than conquerors through Him who loved us. I am persuaded that neither death or life, nor angels, nor governments nor things present, nor things yet not known, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (cp. Romans 8:28-35;37-39).

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek.

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spirituality of nature

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to be outside. Somewhere where they can be alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be, and that God wishes to see happy people, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exist, and it certainly will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And, I firmly believe, that nature brings solace in all troubles,” Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl.

When I read, what Anne Frank wrote, this writer immediately connected with her experience. Because creation, and nature have always been sources of enduring solace, when circumstances seem overwhelming. They just purify me like an uninterrupted night of sleep.

What’s at work here that brings about such wholesomeness? It’s multiple faceted because it’s the Spirit of God bearing witness that to deny all that the heavens reveal in itself is a sentence of guilt and thus condemnation concerning the redemptive needs of all mortals. For it’s recorded, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (cp, Romans 1:20).

The next facet, we the redeemed experience is the witness of God’s Spirit and we are reinvigorated. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (cp. Psalms 19:1-4a).

“In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. It’s rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.” (cp. Psalms 19:4b-6).

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things  which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (cp. Hebrews 11:3).

All such awareness brings about a rejuvenation from stress, and other ills inflicted from being subjected to daily demands encountered daily. For which there is no explainable commentary, because it must be experience. Experienced through the witness of God’s Spirit which dwells in all of us. But is only brought to reality though our redemption by Him.

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10, then notice verses 11-13. All of which creates the universality so many seek. And if we don’t meet in this world, we will in the next.

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

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love a very different thing

“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love, so to speak, have pawned a part of their narcissism. Meaning self love that rises superior to everyone else,” Sigmund Freud.

Freudian psychoanalysis may be helpful, but being able to deeply love, without any self expectations, well that’s done through the newness of life that’s imparted to us through Jesus Christ.

When one experiences the newness of life in Christ, we take upon ourselves as a gift, His persona. It goes very much like this, “Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death.”

Therefore, we were buried with Him through  baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in the newness of life.” (cp. Romans 6:3-4).

God Himself lives within the believer which allows believers to differentiate between the following. “What! ‘Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God! (cp. 1 Corinthians 6:19), It is a level above Freudian psychoanalysis that can’t  match the Spirit filled believer because it’s superficial.

“Though I speak with the languages of men and angels, but have not love, I have become like sounding brass or a clanging cymbal, v. 1.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing, v. 2.

And if I away all my goods to feed the poor, and though I have all faith, so that I can remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing, v. 3.

Love suffers long and is kind,  love does not envy, love does not brag, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, but  rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things, v, 4-7, 1 Corinthians chapter 13.

The perfect summation between psychoanalytical love and Christ imparted love.

It all starts with being a part of our Christ family. So if you are not one of us, join our family, by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then note verses 8-11, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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. Through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

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

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sigmund freud

“Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find nowhere else but in a state of hallucinatory confusion. Religion’s eleventh commandment is, ‘Thou shalt not question,'” Sigmund Freud, The Future of Illusions.

Two Biblical verses destroys Freud’s entire thesis concerning illusions. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness, that the people of God may be thorough equipped for every good work.” (cp. 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

All of us are born alienated from God and a series of premises must be accepted, or one will forever be trapped in Freud’s pitiful world of illusions. Where he himself spent his life time. No doubt, He’s singing a different tune now! Being very much alive in Hades. At least He’s not lonely, as he has lots of company. No pun intended. Note Luke 16:19-31.

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and death spread to all people because all have sinned.” (cp. Romans 5:12).

If one takes the time to become familiar with the Genesis account of creation, every one, who does so will conclude that God never intended Adam to die. That’s why we have the aforementioned verse from Romans.

“For if by one man’s (Adam) offense death reigned through one, much more those who receive abundance of grace, and the gift of righteous will reign in life through the One Jesus Christ.” (cp Romans 5:17).

“For as by one man’s disobedience (Adam) many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience (Jesus Christ) many will be made righteous. (cp. Romans 5:19).

“So that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21).

No matter the toils of this life there is a future where toils will be non- existent. See Revelation 21:1-5, “Now I saw a new heaven and new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea,” v.1.

“Then I John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband,” v.2.

“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold the tabernacle of God is with humanity, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God,'” v.3.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There  shall be no more pain, for the former things will pass away!” v.4.

“Then He who sat on the throne, said, ‘Behold, I will make all things new,'” v.5.

Don’t miss it because it’ll be a celebration like no other. Note verse 2, this new heaven is pictured as a bride adorned for her husband.

The scriptures provide a great comfort as a inner source of peace and contentment. That completely escapes the Freud’s of this dying earth. Swallowing up its inhabitants in misery one way or another.

Escape it! If not one of us, join our Christ family. By following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. The note verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next. And together, we will enjoy our God’s festive celebration, as His honored guests.

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. Through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

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

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue of topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

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sigmund freud

“Religion is and attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of a wish filled world, which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.

But, it cannot achieve its end, because its doctrines carry with them the stamp of the times in which they originate, the ignorant childhood days of the human race. Its consultations deserve no trust! Experience teaches that the world is not a nursery.

Biblical commands to which religion seeks to lend its weight, requires some other foundation instead. For human society cannot do without them, and it is dangerous to link up obedience with religious belief.

All of the above amounts to another Freud tirade to discredit what the world needs most, which is a foundation well rooted in not religious but Christ doctrines anchored teachings. There’s a humongous difference!

As best as this writer can determine, Freud associated the Christian teachings only through the lens of the Mosaic law as found in the biblical scriptures of Genesis through Deuteronomy.

Which of course makes Freudian psychotherapy the villain of society. Because during his lifetime reaching us today, the Mosaic law is history, and the age of grace is standard bearer for individual and overall societal guidance.

During this age of grace, also referred to as the church age study should be directed fourteen books of the Bible. They were all written by the Apostle Paul. Starting with, The Acts of the Church through to Philemon. And Hebrews which may have been written, by Paul, but we aren’t certain. Hebrews is interesting because it discusses both the church age interests, as well as a review Old Testament doctrines.

That doesn’t mean that the rest of the Bible should be discarded. Much can be learned by studying them, and they are of great value, when it comes to understanding global history.

In Addition, the Old Testament provides lots of previous advice. Like the following, “They who are slow to anger are better than the mighty, and they who rule their spirit than he who takes a city.” (cp. Proverbs 16:32). It takes more than just reading such scriptures. Combine ones reading with prayer. Learn to pray the scriptures and make an effort to overcome what ever one is seeking to overcome.

Here are some scriptures this writer prays. “Bless the Lord O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His Holy name! Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all of His benefits. Who has forgiven all my sins. Who has healed all my spiritual diseases, who has redeemed my life from destruction, who crowns me with living kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies my mouth with good things, so that my youth is renewed like that of the eagle.” (cp. Psalms 103:1-5). Tip: Memorize scriptures and personalize them.

However, Paul’s discussions are exactly what we, as individuals, need in order to find, and experience Christ pleasing lives during this current age. Which will also end, and another age will be ushered in.

When dealing with tirades from the worlds Freud’s, here’s what Paul said about them. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us, who are  saved, it is the power of God.” For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring down the understanding of the prudent.” (cp. 1 Corinthians 1:18-19).

“But the natural person does not receive the things of the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to them; nor can they known them, because they do not have spiritual insight. (cp, 1 Corinthians 2:14).

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts within Romans 10:9-10) Then note verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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the good fight

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one of us may receive what is our due for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:10).

Good or bad explained: The judgment seat of Christ is about ones contribution to the various causes of Christ. Scriptures often frame them as works.

It has nothing to do with the ones redemptive experience through Christ. They are two very different experiences. For example, this Padre’s primary focus is upon serving the various needs of the poor and homeless.

Also serving as an advocate for people concerning their multiple needs and circumstances. None of them, no matter how good, successful or not has anything to do with my redemptive experience in and through Christ Jesus.

Good, bad successful or not is explained in 1 Corinthians 3:11-15. Which reads, For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if anyone builds this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or straw.

Everyone’s works will become clear, for the Day of judgment will declare it. Because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

If anyone’s work is burned, he she will suffer loss, but he she will be saved, yet through fire.

Judgments is about works and not one’s salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Note: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the councils of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God. (cp. 1 Corinthians 4:5).

Then like the, Apostle Paul, this to will be our declaration. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but also to all, who have loved His coming. (cp. 2 Timothy 4:5-8).

Power of the Word: It shall be health to your body and nourishment to your bones. (cp. Proverbs 3:8).

So shall My word be that goes out of my mouth. It shall not return to Me void. It will accomplish what I please! (cp. Isaiah 55:11).

How: The wind blows where it wishes. You hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it will go. (cp. John 3:8).

Not one of us? Join the Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then note verses 11-13. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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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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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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b careful what u study

An aged, and respected professor at Paris University, Jacques Lefevre, in France. Was a devout papist, who had been studying ancient literature. His research centered around what historians had written about church saints. Lefevre wanted to write a book that would serve as an introduction on the subject for his students.

Eventually his research caused him to consult the Bible as a reliable source on sainthood. Seemed like a reasonable source for information on the subject. Especially since Lefevre was an enthusiastic admirer of such people. Especially those who lost their lives as martyrs for what they believed.

Studying the Bible can become a dangerous study because the Bible isn’t an ordinary book. It has a way of drawing the researcher into discoveries never contemplated. Causing them to become advocates of scriptural matters, that they once had held as an abhorrence. Lefevre ended up teaching his students all about his admiration for scriptural truths.

For example Lefevre taught, “It is God, who gives us by faith, righteousness. And, grace alone justifies to eternal life.”

Lefevre, dwelt upon what he considered to be the mysteries of redemption. Exhorting enthusiastically, “Oh, the unspesakable greatness of that exchange. The Sinless One is condemned, and they who are guilty go free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the glory is whelmed in darkness, and they who knew nothing but confusion of face are clothed with glory.”

And while teaching that the glory of salvation belongs solely to God, Lefevre taught, it’s the duty of obedience that belongs to the redeemed. “If you are a member of Christ’s family,” then, “you are a member of His body, then you are full of His divine nature.

Oh, Lefevre exclaimed, “that if people could fully understand such a privilege, how pure, chaste, and holy would they live, and how contemptible, when compared with the glory within them, that such glory which the eye of flesh cannot see, then would they deem all the glory of this world.”

Source material from The Great Controversy: Allen G. White, pages 147-148.

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life its ramifications

“The boundries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and the other begins,” Edgar Allan Poe. The Premature Burial

Unfortunately for Poe, and millions of others reaching us today. Were, and are not students of biblical knowledge. Because the scriptures are very clear. For a detailed primer concerning the origins of life from dust read, “Humanities Varied History,” published, 11 December 2020.

And also in that process this occurred, “And the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being. (cp. Genesis 2:7).

And, we know that man as Adam, and Adam became the most intelligent man ever to grace this planted. Because, he was created in the image of God. (cp. Genesis 1:26). And just by thinking he could travel great distances. Because that’s what Christ was able to do.

This Padre, believes that the following is perhaps two of the greatest conversation to have ever occurred. It’s a convesation between Jesus and Mary Magdalene and His disciples. (Note the instantaneous appearance of Jesus).

But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she looked down into the tomb. And saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet of Jesus, where the body of Jesus had lain.

Then they said to her, “Woman why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my LORD, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”

She supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, Rabboni!” (which is to say Teacher).

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father and you Father, but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am asending to My Father and your Father and to My God and your God.'” (cp. John 20:11-17).

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors where shut where the disciples were assembled. For fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood and stood in the midst of them and said to them, “Peace be with you!”

(Note the doors were shut, and Jesus not knocking or let in just appeared instantly in the midst of them). (cp. John 20:19).

And that will be our experience, if redeemed by beleiving in His death and resurrection.

In the days of COVID-19, and uglyness of donald j trump, no matter what, we have the same responsibity as did His disciples. Saying, “Peace be to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” (cp. John 20:21).

Despite the ugliness of the here and now, this is our life and future experience.

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagarly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Who will transform our lowly body that it may be transformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He ia able to subdue all things to himself. (cp, Philippians 3:20-21).

But there is a sometime process about all of the aforemetioned, which blinded Poe, and many others, its called death. The Bible announces, “And its appointed for men to die.” (cp. Hebrews 9:27a). “You take away their breath and they die and return to dust.” (cp. Psalms 104:29b). “And, the spirit will return to God who gave it.” (cp.Ecclesiastes 12:7b).

And that concludes an analogy between life and death. But there is a lot more to death, which is for another discussion.

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applicable 4 everyone

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by chance observers,” Arthur Conan Doyle.

24 such chances: O LORD, You have searched me and known me! You know my sitting down and rising up; You understand my thoughts afar off.

You comprehend my path and my lying down, and you are acquainted with my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but O LORD, You know it altogether. You hem me in from behind and before and laid your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there, if I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall hold me.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me, even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well. My body was nor hidden from you, when I was made in secret, and skillfully created in the lower parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your book they are all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am with you.

Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart form me you bloodthirsty men. For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take your name in vain. Do I not hate them who hate You? I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (cp. Psalms 139:1-24).

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its that one or the another one

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer to God,” Fydor Dostoevsky.

Surely is so concerning the stars, however, not so sure that people find closeness to God through grief. My experience is that more often than not, it’s the opposite. There seems to be a tendency to blame God, for the circumstances that brought about ones grief.

Grief like all other human experiences is all about our humanity. There is an exit from one humanity which is based upon the future. The more familiar we are with the holy writ given to us by the everlasting God. The more equipped, we are to deal with grief through its many expressions.

There is an expression given to us by the brother of Jesus. He jumps all over us by going, as far, as to call us, adulterers and adulteresses! His scolding of us is about our tendency to be so earthly minded that we are of no heavenly good. He’s saying to us that we have a tendency to put the buggy before the horse. He concludes by saying such ways make us enemies of God. (cp. James 4:4). It’s the surest way for not being able to deal with grief.

Don’t be to critical of James because he was addressing people, who should have known better. People who were familiar with his brother Jesus, either from personal experiences or from others, who knew all about that experience directly from Jesus.

This writer knows a lot about grief because his mother was murdered when he was 9 years old. It happened on a very cold, iced and snowy day. Our last encounter ended this way. On our front porch, she put her arm around me. Gave me a big hug and and a kiss on my cheek, and said be a good boy. I responded, I will. Off I went to my godmothers house, to join my brother and cousins in fun filled day. In was the last fun filled day for me for nearly two decades. My grief nearly destroyed me. It didn’t bring me any closer to God. Quite to the contrary! Then I found Jesus. My life was reinvented from grief to joy.

True Christendom is all about this experience. “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, they have become a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new! (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:17). To get there everyone must get there through Romans 10:9-10).

It has nothing to do with church, social standing, or Dostoevsky ideologies. Which often serve as the greatest blockades, to closeness to God no matter what the season.

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when all is said and done there is more to be said

What is there about God that allows Christendom to have so many conflicting notions concerning Biblical doctrines. Crusades had been fought costing millions of lives, So that a particular Christian doctrinal ideology may be deemed as having its origin from Almighty God Himself.

It amounts to this, with a particular mortal announcing the God gave him or her a particular message for a particular ism. Bingo! A new denominational church comes into existence. And, it’s safe to say God had nothing to do with it.

Murderous conflicts between Christian sects caused civilized countries to pass laws forbidding certain behaviors that were contrary to civility as being criminal. Now that’s a terrible history for any tent that has such a legacy. Especially when Jesus declared, “Peace  I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled or be afraid.” (cp. John 14:27). There is simply no violence of any kind tolerable from or among those who name Christ as their Redeemer.

Christendom today must be seen as an entrepreneur of rivalries between competing businesses. The products they sell are various religious paraphernalia. At a cost to the congregants sometimes beyond their means. They do so because they are told in some incidences, that a 10% tithe of ones gross income is a Biblical requirement. And in various ways, some are told, you don’t want to get on the bad side of God. Not so! Though it was so under the law of  Moses. Right through until this current epoch in history. Today the emphasis is on cheerful giving. Though cheerful giving sometimes amounts to skillful blackmail. It’s an doctrine introduced by the Apostle Paul. No matter how its accomplished the most successful of those chief operating officers, called clergy, living extremely plush lifestyles.

By now it might seem strange to some that this Padre is a devout Christian. But it’s so! There is no exploitation for personal power, social status or economic gain.

Here are a few Christian doctrines that are irrelevant today. Prayer, speaking in tongues, Sabbath observation, end of this age transition into the next historical epoch.

For example, Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, they who believes in Me, the works that I do, they will do also, and greater works than these, they will do because I go to the Father. And whatsoever they ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” (cp. John 12-14). Doesn’t work today!

Various similarities occurred during the age previous to ours. Which, included the four Gospels, with modern Christendom still stuck in the notion that prayers must offered to God in the name of Jesus. Is prayer relevant today? Yes! But! No promises are made. (cp. Philippians 4:6-7).

Next: Speaking in tongues a modern day an errant phenomenon practiced by evangelical fundamentalist Pentecostals. They collectively utter on with indistinguishable  babbling. Again, Paul wrote. “Those who speak in a tongue edifies themselves. If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.” (cp.1 Corinthians 14:4a; 27-28).

Sabbath observation by certain denominations is also an errant practice. Though all of Christendom should respect, but not observe Saturday as God’s Sabbath day of rest. (cp. Exodus 20:8-11). Why respect and not practice God’s Sabbath? Again, it was instituted by God through Moses as a part of the age of law. The law condemned, and proved that humans were forever alienated from God. Christendom today honors Sunday as the Lord’s day. Because His life, death and resurrection did what the Sabbath day observation couldn’t. Abolished the law of death through Christ. (cp. Romans 6:3 -10).

History moves on, and as it does, new scenarios confront humanity. They are all the handy work of Divine Providence. The prophet Isaiah recorded it this way for us. “Remember the former things of old. For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning. And from ancient times, things not yet come.” Saying My counsel shall stand, ‘I will do all My pleasures.'” (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10). His counsel, and pleasures are all contained in what we call the Bible.

History, as we know, and experience it, is due for a sudden change. Biblical scholars refer to this present age, as the age of grace. Better known as the church age. Suddenly, Christ will return and close out this age. And instigate, His day of wrath upon humanity. Better known as the Lord’s day

What shouldn’t be surprising is that, the so called men of God, do not stand united concerning the details of such a historic and horrific event. But each holder of the Lord’s day, declares that their interpretation is a God given to them revelation.

Basically, it’s a seven year period known as the great tribulation. Some argue that just prior to that event Christ returns and raptures (Latin for remove) believers. So that they will not experience God’s wrath upon a Christ denying world.

Others argue that the rapture will occur after believers experiencing 3 1/2 years of unfathomable anguish.

That third group of pompous theologians, say not so fast! Believers, or the church will experience all seven years of the Great Tribulation. Then Christ will return to exit His believers. What will follow will be His 1,000  year reign upon this earth. With a peace unknown to humanity since before the fall of Adam and Eve.

In closing, return and review the opening paragraph. There is an answer, but it requires setting aside every thing held truthful about Christendom. The less one knows, or holds, as accurate Christian doctrines the better! The Bible is a dependable truth teller. All that is required is a sincere heart and an open mind with no ulterior motives. There is one prerequisite. All seekers of divine truth must have a relationship with Jesus. It’s a merciful uplifting experience. See, and apply Romans 10:9-10, for the beauty of the experience absorb verses 11-13.

Some last suggestion do no not join a church. You are a church. John calls us Lampstands. With Christ Himself and His angels serving as our guardians. See Revelation 1:12-20; Hebrew 1:14; Psalms 91:11-12. It’s exhilarating to experience angelic occurrences. The greater the entanglement one has with this world the greater the difficulty one has experiencing the fullness of Divine Providence. (cp James 4:4; Psalms 1:1-3).

Carefully study Romans through Philemon because they focus on what we must know about this current epoch of history. That doesn’t mean you are to exclude the other books from your study. The entire Bible contains vital information. But if our epoch in history is not clearly understood, it’ll be impossible to fully grasp the massive writings within our holy writ.

Here’s a tip: The past is just that, the past. The future can be understood by observing the presence. It’s the complete doorway to the future of Biblical history. Amounting to end of civilization as we know it! An eventual make over of the earth and heaven. And the scoffers laughed, but it’s said, they who laugh first, don’t get the last laugh.

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up for debate

“Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find nowhere else but in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion. Religion’s eleventh commandment, is ‘Thou shall not question,'” Sigmund Freud.

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

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

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

American democracy in crisis mode

“Where you came from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good, unless you can get away from it,” Flannery O’Connor.

We can all take O’Connors sentence with each of us weaving  different narratives about life’s realities. Especially her suggestion for a needed avenue around its realities.

Greater insights can be gained by reading her novel, “Wise Blood.” There she writes a fictional account about redemption, retribution and misleading churchman.

She wrote her novel in 1952 leaving this impression the more things change, the more they remain the same. From the perspective of many it’s all about misdirected religious influence. Whether it’s about redemption, retribution which have a way of wrapping themselves around politics.

Churchman, mostly a collection of Pentecostal religious zealots, who are in the business of empire building. And usually aligned  with the likes of Donald J. Trump. They’ve been around for a while, and have been influential in presidential elections dating back to at least the Reagan presidency. They influence millions who believe they speak for God, so they must vote for the presidential candidate they back. Their vote propelled Trump into the Peoples House in 2016 and they are a threat to it again in 2020!

They are all very dangerous because they ultimate goal is merge their religion as one with the state. They falsely think Trump is their ally. Trump is using them for political purposes. Trump will eventually turn on them, when he no longer needs them. That Trump’s history! Trump’s apparent goal is create a dictatorial government. Fashioned much like what exists in places like China, Iran, North Korea and Russia.

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.

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

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

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