Corrupt Politics– Corrupt Church

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It’s Time To Make the Church Great Again!

Some backbone needed! … Apply at the Cross of Jesus.

As I go through the email each day, I have started to eliminate 95% of it, because the election is over and the people have chosen President Elect Donald Trump.  Nonetheless, the Mainstream Media (including Fox, TownHall, and the almost forgotten Blaze of the GB network), simply have the conservative Social Media, in most part simply going over the manufactured news, time and time again, and the more it goes forward the more fake it becomes.  People need to simply see that liberal socialism is in serious trouble in the nation, and just make a stand for making America great again, then simply commit to boycott the organizations and business’ that keep this crap alive.  If you do not react to their mindless stupidity, their evil values.  Stop watching the liberal BS on TV they will not win.

For conservative fundamental Christians, we absolutely must drop the anxieties of the world; grow some spiritual backbone, because the Church of our Lord Jesus is in serious liberal trouble as well.  Nevertheless, Jesus left us some wise counsel on how to deal with the broken church. 

This is a sermon which I preached Sunday before last, and it brought a good response of true Christians, that I am posting it as an obligation of request.

Excited about what God is going to do with the Christian church

in our nation…

Sermon Preached by Rev. R.S. Helms… 11-20-2016– Community Baptist Church.  W. Monroe LA.

There are some things that Christians should not talk about in church, or so it would seem.  One is the vile godless condition of our political front.  It is like a septic pool filled with toxic poison, that draws wretched mankind to drink of that poison, thinking that it is a fountain of utopia, a mystical world of bliss and peace; heralded by the enticing evil wicked beckoning call of the Sirens.

The nation has been under spiritual attack for a long, long time.  and politics is perhaps, the number one thing that has been polluting the pool.  Politics has been growing more and more corrupt and vile.  But it did not get that way on its own, remember, this nation started out with an overwhelming majority of Christians, escaping the rule of the British Crown and the Anglican Church.  They came in hope and promise of their religious liberty, which became a stumbling block to the accelerated corruption of a progressive government.  The Christian values that put character in the very fiber of this nation. soon stood in the way of the political corruption’s progress.

The Christian church was listening to the choir on Sunday morning and for the rest of the week they were listening to the seductive call of the Sirens beckoning the saints to die in the septic pool of corruption, and that is what I would like to address this morning, and time is slipping by.

The intent of the message this morning is for you to look forward with an excited expectation of what God is going to do in his church across this nation, nonetheless, it requires committed and dedicated Christians to do the work.

It is what we may not see that is killing us.  From what I see, Community Baptist Church, is a wonderfully blessed church, we have a pastor who truly loves the Lord and his people and solid in his biblical doctrines – he preaches the word in truth and in the Spirit, the people are not all stuffed with narcissistic pride.  You, and look around you, you are real people who love the Lord Jesus, just regular people who love the Lord gathering together in such a sweet fellowship, and we are not alone, there are many more such churches just like us, we are of the majority in our denomination.  But sometimes, it is the things that we don’t see in the Christian church that is dangerous to us.  So, first the list of the churches of Asia Minor, two of which, Jesus had no quarrel with, he had no condemnation, only commendation, …

Revelation, chapters 2-3. Please. … if you will.

I love this church, and our Pastor Danny, and I find this church is more like the church at Philadelphia, only commendation, no condemnation, so this morning the Lord simply had me stop by on my journey, and give a caution, a caution to watch, and be very careful for we are headed for some good times and some rough times, as I believe God has something great for us to be part of, the revival and restoration of his people the church of Jesus Christ.

  1. Jesus gives us a warning.

The first three chapters of revelation is where Jesus connects the beginning of the end, to the end of the church age, that time from the forming of the church, which took place at the ascension of Jesus.  The seven churches represent seven actual churches, and metaphorically the church throughout time as it cycles through these conditions.  It is used for the local church, and each individual Christian as they are the church.

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor and what they were noted for:

  1. The church at Ephesus – The Loveless Church –loss of motivation, but mostly the loss of their love for Jesus.
  2. Smyrna – The persecuted church – good works, and poverty for Christ’ sake. – No Condemnation.
  3. PergamosThe Compromising Church faithful to Christ – but Tolerance of those promiscuous persons who taught the doctrine of Balaam and the Nicolaitans.
  4. Thyatira The Corrupt Church – Tolerant of the false prophetess Jezebel and her wicked practices.
  5. Sardis – The Dead Church – A reputation for life but, in reality, were dead.
  6. Philadelphia – The Faithful Church – faithfulness to the word of Christ… no Condemnation
  7. Laodicea – The Lukewarm Church – They were neither hot nor cold, and were sickening to the Lord.

These are the church conditions; the churches are both historical and typical.  They refer primarily to the actual condition of the several churches indicated, and now are intended to be used for the instruction, encouragement, and warning of the Church and Churches throughout all time; or the Church age.  They are the measuring plum, which God gave us to see what condition the Universal Church of Christ is in, our Denomination, our local church, and seriously our individual condition.

A month or so ago, I knew that this election would come down to one or the other candidate.  It would not matter so much who would win, because I was thanking God for whoever won, I just was excited to have it over, knowing whichever the winner, God had a plan for the outcome.  And now that it is finally over, except for the crying… God has a plan for the nation, and a plan for the church; both are opportunities.  Both, are opportunities of restoration, revival, and even more so another great awakening.

Should the election have come to a different end, then God would allow the nation to continue in a seemingly death spiral; until our people woke from their slumber or delusion and cry out for god.  But he would have the plan for the church the same plan for the church, either the outcome, Revival, to bring about an awakening – and I for one am so thankful that I have been allowed to see his mighty hand set to revive his church. – one could say I am excited in my thanksgiving because I know that God has a plan.  We chose who the president would be, but I knew, that God would use whoever we chose because he had a plan for the church, and a plan for the nation.  I am happy with the outcome because of what he is committed to do, and one of the most important to me, is he will protect our church.  He will protect the church.

The Southern Baptist Convention had a split in 1991 over the claim of theological and philosophical differences, this division started 12 or so years earlier with the ‘moderate’-liberal faction.  The split created the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and at that time it was called moderate/liberal Baptists. I will not get into all the Christian denominations in the nation; however, so that no one gets the idea that my beloved Southern Baptist Convention, is not without its share of liberalism, it should be known that our convention does have some liberal theologians, teaching in our seminaries, and in our leadership, perhaps it has to do with the political correctness that has been used to not only persecute Christians, but to get them to jump into liberal theology, or try to hold the flock from going liberal.

One thing I will say is that Jesus has given us the eyes to see, and the Holy Spirit has given us the ears to hear (spiritual ears), that we may understand and recognize what condition his church is in at any given time.  In America and around the world, we have more than a multitude of “Christian” branches, groups, cults, denominations, and that is why I am so thankful that God put seven churches at the beginning of the book of Revelation and the Apostle John as the journalist (if you will).

Today we still have the seven churches in the Bible, and praise God we have the Holy Spirit who quickens our spirit and convicts us into participation; not of this world but of the Kingdom of God and merely as sojourners are we, on our way home.

Now two churches (remember the church is the people), that I will briefly look at this morning.  I trust you will find a study Bible or commentary and look at these churches as conditions of today, and what God will require from his people to fix the broken Church, even if our church is not broken, we will need to pay attention and get excited about what God is going to do.  Then again, he may do nothing, except let us continue along the broad path, the Bible tells us that the broad path leads to destruction.  Personally, I pray for revival … revive us again lord Jesus!

I believe, there are people in this church, which are anxious … some a lot … some not so much, about not only the vileness of the campaign cycle, and now the unrest and vile thuggery of protesters.  I can understand, — it takes a special godly man like brother Danny, to project the peace of God as he does.  I don’t want to project anxiety, or fear – that is wrong, but perhaps hope in Jesus for those who feel anxious, and fearful of the future.  God is still God, he is still on his throne, and still, he will quiet the raging sea.

  1. The first Condition.

The churches at Pergamos and Thyatira, …

Pergamos: The Compromising Church.  Why should I call it a compromising church?  Well, my, my, my … it is a church that is faithful to Christ, nonetheless, at the same time is tolerant of those promiscuous people in the congregation.

  1. Please notice that Jesus is telling Paul to write to the angel of the church not the world, it is a concern in the congregation.  Not the nation.  during the campaign, some of the notable Christian leaders, were making it known who they were supporting, and some were condemning them for giving Trump a slide, or tolerating his sin… well, — Trump was not running to be head of the Christian church, … and, we are commanded to be forgiving, his sin of lust is a forgivable sin. So, ask yourself, why would a Christian leader publicly denounce, pastors willing to forgive the actions of someone eleven years prior?  But apparently, some are better than God and just will not forgive. They use words like tolerate sin, not knowing if Trump who is perhaps a different denomination (Presbyterian), and don’t feel he needs to confess his sin to anyone but God or like a whole lot of Christians don’t think their sin is sin. … but he could have done that at any time during the last eleven years.  I don’t know and neither do they.  One reason that we listen with the ears of God not those of some denominational leaders.  Although they are supposed to be our leaders, and examples, they at times sound more like Pharisees.
  1. b. King David, committed lust, he committed adultery, he committed murder. David confessed, to God, he confessed and repented of the wrong, and God forgave him and called David a “Man after my own heart” …
  1. The church at Pergamos, was tolerating promiscuous persons within the congregation. This is what upsets Christ is to have his church compromising the faith, and allowing sin to be tolerated IN the church. The condition of the church, was allowing promiscuous persons, and or false teachings, it was allowing meat sacrificed to idols, it was a plea for freedom in the church to take part in the idolatrous rites, and for introducing heathen orgies into the Christian ceremonies. The doctrine of these antinomian teachers was “the doctrine of Balaam” because, like Balaam, they prostituted their influence to the seducing of God’s people into idolatry and impurity. The similarity of this doctrine and that of the Nicolaitans is obvious; —- but that of Nicolaus (which is equivalent to “conquering the people”) is intended as similar doctrines is only conjecture. Fact is, there were two sects side by side at Pergamum is the meaning of this passage; and though their doctrines were alike in being, to control the people by the people’s compromise.

Church, we need not compromise on the faith, nor on the word of God being inerrant and infallible.  If you believe one verse, you must believe them all, if you fault one verse you must fault them all … oh well it is a good book and some of it may help me through this life.  That is the difference in conservative “traditional orthodox” Christian theology, and liberal theology.

The second Church of my selection

  1. Thyatira – The Corrupt Church.  Again, we have the word Tolerance – Tolerance of the false prophetess Jezebel and her wicked practices.  The church, condition, here projects the word suffer and there is a right and a wrong suffering, — a… the suffering of tribulations, or persecution, — and the suffering or tolerating — allowing a whole lot of wrong to go on.  The church at Thyatira had both, and the rebuke is aimed at the wrong.  The enduring of tribulation, (persecution) is commended, while the toleration, or enduring, of evil is rebuked.  It is not said that Jezebel receives sympathy or encouragement, but merely that she is let alone; her wickedness is left unchecked, and that is sinful.  It is not worthwhile to speculate as to who this individual woman is, she was there and she may be a person or a false doctrine.  It is my studied opinion that Jezebel is not her real name but a symbolical name of reproach, and what her actual name and status was we have no way of knowing.  Whatever, what is critical in this church is the suffering of this as false doctrine, akin to that of the Nicolaitans and to the doctrine of Balaam.  Whatever the detailed difference may be, all three made ‘Christian liberty” a plea for antichristian license which claimed to be above the moral Law.  And she taught and seduced.  This is an independent statement and not be made to depend on the “thou sufferest.”  In the original language, the word for seduce, and lead astray, is the same and used often in the ‘active’ sense, in Johns writing. Here it implies seduction into error of a very grave kind.  Be it fornication (literally) or metaphorically to mean spiritual sense of idolatry.  The Christian church needs to look at itself, and not fail Christ by allowing false doctrines and worldly influence and persecution to corrupt the foundations of our faith.

 

In closing,

  1. Please remember, that compromise leads to corruption, and vice-versa, and as the church we must look past the plea of liberalism as Christian liberty; Christian compassion and tolerance, and hold fast to the doctrines of the word of God; if we compromise on one doctrine of the Bible we corrupt the whole thing. And that relates to our salvation by grace alone, in faith on the work of our Lord Jesus. You, yes each professing born again Christian must affirm the Bible as being the very word of God, without error — being infallible in its instruction and teaching, which is interpreted by the Holy Spirit…  and so far it is still valid in the Southern Baptist Statement of Faith. … what you need to do is examine yourself and our church, and other churches and denominations to see if that is in their personal and church statement of faith.  If it is not? Then why not?  Where did you first compromise on your Christian faith?  And why? … has the liberal world intimidated you to compromise on the Word of God?  … thank God he is a God of second, third, fourth, 7 times 70 forgiving grace.  Do not be afraid of the liberal world calling you hurtful names, and slandering you and your faith!  It is time to pick up your cross and grow a backbone and stand firm in the faith of the Apostles!  A bunch of liberal theologians, preachers of false prophecy, teachers of false doctrine, are not going to intimidate me!  I will stand unto my death for the cause of Jesus and the justice of God … my faith in ‘the faith’ in the belief and conviction of the Holy Ghost on my heart.

Folks … we must fix The church — starting with me, then our church, then the universal church. it is broken and only God can fix it, but he will use only the willing, committed Christian the true disciple of Christ.  The nation is badly broken, and it will take God, working through Trump, and a willing congress to fix it and make it great again; and it cannot happen unless the church goes into revival and sets the stage for a great awakening,  when the delusional and misled people see God at work restoring His church, cleansing it from the liberal theological lies.  then it can happen, and God will heal our land.

My sincere caution to our church is to examine ourselves, and cling to the Bible as our authority, it is inerrant and infallible and we are to test any other doctrines and church traditions by the scripture. We need to prepare our hearts for true Christian revival, unity, and the authority of God’s word.  God said you are either with me or you are against me.  There is no middle ground, you are not to be luke warm, or simply halfway committed to Jesus, it is critically important that each of us have a personal love relationship with Jesus, and if you have never surrendered to Jesus, if you have never known that personal love relationship with him, please take care of that business right now, you don’t know when we will be taken; and that will be too late.  It is that urgent, and such a simple free thing to do. I will open the alter for you to come and pray, or to take care of business with God.

Deacon of the Week, would you please close in Prayer for us all.

 

Enough is Enough!

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COULD IT BE, time for the grass-roots patriotic conservatives (including you fellow “Born again true” Christians) to get up off the recliner, roll up your sleeves and do something about all this BS mind control agenda and ideologies running chaotic in our streets? 

There is not a news source on TV or the Newspapers that is any better than MSMBC, and Huffington Post; like water they have sought the course of least resistance, and the lowest point possible before going down the sewer.  The internet is the only hope for any sort of proven, verifiable, truthful news.  And it is getting harder to find straight forward truth as numerous once good sites like Town Hall, just becomes another pep-rally source for corruption and evil control of our once great nation.

Yes, you armchair patriotic witty-mouthed ‘Monday morning quarterbacks’ who in most part don’t even say the right thing, just what sounds good, and other than that, remain nice and comfortable on your over-stuffed recliners feeding the narcissistic craving of the global establishment, and the global socialist liberals that we are running our country today – and for the past five presidents.

For decades’ real conservatism is being eaten away by the human nature with its vast evil appetites brought on by its total depravity.  Real conservatives and conservative ‘born again’ Christians have fallen asleep and like Rip Van Winkle some are starting to wake up, asking what’s going on?  What’s going on is the devil like a roaring lion has been going about seeing whom he may devour, and devouring us in the name of peace and unity, political correctness, not to mention, redefining words and ideologies of true the sovereignty of a free Republic.

Slowly this evil has been at work, creeping over the landscape of our nation like a creeping plague.  Inch by inch like a giant shadow slowly spreading out from cities to towns from the populated East and West coasts devouring the very integrity of our nation.  it has been happening for centuries, ever so slowly and from time to time there has come along, real leadership with the true heart for America, for greatness, freedom and the American people, while none were perfect leaders, with perfect backgrounds their integrity and character was strong and good, which set them apart.  However, since the late fifties an evilness has been slowly eating the minds of good people, however, not to the magnitude of the last eight years.

Nonetheless, Regan was the best of the presidents, Kennedy a big player but a proud and strong American but played the black voter, and only because of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, and his powerful opposition to “equal but different” Democrats of the South, (Segregation Laws), which had spread into the North nearly as much.  He ended segregation, but Johnson stole his legacy by signing the Kennedy “Civil Rights Act”, None the less Nixon was impeached for doing his wrong dealings which are but a fraction of what Clinton (Bill and Hillary) actually did, Gerald Ford was worthless except for pardoning Nixon while all the Nixon gang went to prison.  Jimmy Carter was just not slick enough, or perhaps too dumb about his globalist “unity” love BS.

George H.W. Bush, is where we really start seeing a phony globalist at work with his million points of light rhetoric, and his establishment mindset.  Clinton is simply controlled by his evil nature and Hillary, being above the law, and Marxist liberal he is, had the sense to go from extreme liberal to moderate and wind up with a budget surplus, but started the total disrespect for the Office.  George W. Bush was handed Islamic Terror of 9-11 and demanded swift action, it is no secret that Iraq had WMDs but that was not exactly the reason for his war with Iraq, his was a war of revenge for the 1993 assassination attempt on his dear daddy.

Problem with the WMDs being the motivation of taking out Saddam Hussein is that he broadcasted it to the world weeks and months before the strike.  He played with the Democrats in congress trying to get congressional approval, then, with the reluctant U.N. trying sanctions and other sidetracking methods to attack the Islamic terror organization Taliban in Afghanistan, meanwhile Saddam simply moved his WMDs to Syria and bury the manufacturing hardware somewhere in the desert.  I have no doubt that the Bushes’ loved the United States, however, that does not justify their establishment global politics.

Obama, is another kind of global socialist, more evil, and truly hates America.  He is a Muslim and not so good Liberation theology Christian.  Obama could care less that people call him dumb, inapt, global socialist, because he is of a wicked heart and a proficient bully who will lie on demand, blame everyone else, and has worked his way of blame to intimidate the American populace, and in doing so dumbed down most of America.  He has divided everyone and continues to work his evil as he takes the nation towards a global socialist union.  he has reduced our military, and demoralized our strongest troops and brought us to the point of destruction from without and from within to accomplish his goal.

One lesson he learned well, which most megalomaniac narcissists do; the teaching of Jonathan Gruber, “the American people are stupid and will believe what you tell them”.   That statement is a standalone statement of stupidity which has been used to browbeat good people into acting like zombies, or string puppets with the evil of liberalism its puppet master pulling their strings. He is out of control, and so are the liberals and establishment globalist RINOs.

Meanwhile those who stand against him are being bashed in the media, (which he controls) through rich and powerful global socialists top one percent rich.  The news media (including Fox’s Murdoch) play puppet masters over the American populace.  Not to mention those who are brainwashed and going along with this madman but who continue to support the madness in politics by supporting Hillary Clinton, she is a scaggy version of Obama on steroids.

I am tired of the Glenn Becks, and Bill Crystal, the O’Reilly, and Kellies who are only interested in the dollars, of lying and trying to keep people dumbed down on the American truth.  The façade is over and with the help of God putting energy to the ones who talk the talk but are most comfortable sitting in the recliner with a cool one thinking they are cool, but are not.  They make a fair cheering section, but are being used by the globalists to keep the spin going.  Stand up and be counted worthy of being an American Patriot.  Stop the stupid thinking and stupid baseless hope.  Where will you go should Hillary Clinton be elected?  American was once the only safe harbor in a chaotic world, we are perhaps at our weakest in our history, but still the only safe harbor, free as long as we protect our freedom.

The real Tea Party needs to stand up and be counted as the patriots they are, we need to clean up our mouths and partner with the 1&2nd amendment people, partner with Christians, partner with true Americans and say enough is enough and mean it, all the bullying in the world is not going to make me sit down and be silent any longer, don’t stand on the sideline get active and by all means vote!  If you don’t know what Republican to vote for, ask the Tea party, (that is if they will stand up and separate themselves from the counterfeits that seem to be everywhere. We truly need God fearing true Americans in office, not the phony promise breaking RINOs more interested in their pocketbooks and power than the sovereignty of our great nation buying in and selling out to globalism and special interest groups.

I am saying we need to take the advice of the Apostle Paul, he admonished the congregation about the taking of the Lords Supper, now listen to what you are reading – it is important that you not lie to yourself. In 1st Corinthians 11:27—29   (27), “Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  (28) But let every man (men & women) EXAMINE himself, and so let hi m eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.  (29) For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lords body.

I know we are not at the communion (Lords Supper), However the word “examine” is the focus, because we need to examine our heart to see what is really in there, you cannot escape your own truth, try as hard as you might in covering it over with platitudes of justification.  The bare naked truth is there, either you are or you are not a true freedom loving American patriot or you are not.  Of course, there is a lot wrong with the nation, there was decades ago, but compared to what we have today it is nothing.

Even the Atheist of Atheists knows there are two things in this world, good and bad (good and evil) and we as a free sovereign nation must change course, and put the nation on the good course in order to survive in freedom.  You know in your heart that we must get back to where we were, even in all of our imperfection we had hope within the American spirit.  absolutely we made great progress, and we should desire to progress more, but please understand that what has been happening in this nation’s progress is wrong for decades, we surely don’t disregard our values, our once great culture our greatness as a nation because some corrupt evil and wicked politician or mogul says we are wrong!  We cannot allow political correctness to brainwash us any longer, we as conservative Americans must stand on our two legs like men have done before us and walk the walk, put action to our words “Enough is Enough”, Put congress on notice … not to be bullied by this administration and liberals any longer do the right thing and put the law breakers out of business.  Use the power of impeachment and make it work, for the liberals and RINOs who stand in the way vote them out ASAP, our politicians need to stand up and be Americans, the press will always be chained to the globalist moguls as mere pawns in their army of destruction.

We don’t need to grab up our gun (as of yet) nor a baseball bat, but march and protest if need be, boycott if need be, but whatever you do, don’t stoop to their level of violence and rioting.  Use your power to vote and vote in those who will not be shy to impeach someone.

But it is time to stand up and be counted, America first.

R.S. Helms, and this is my humble Opinion.

What Happened to America?

 

What Happened to America?

The only way to post this to Facebook, Tweeter and LinkedIn is to cut-paste it like this and then either blog it or just post it if I can … it is worth reading a letter by a Democrat to a Senator.  (I inserted the Constitution)… Nonetheless, E M Rowell is a friend who I follow.  And I got this in an email notification.

 

 

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Good Letter from a Democrat.

 

 

 

This is a letter from a Democrat to his two Democrat Senators. My belief is that it applies to virtually most Senators of both parties and probably the House also. Caution, this is political but also bipartisan. This is really a great letter. I am most impressed by the fact the gentleman that wrote it signed his name and address to it. Snopes.Com confirmed this letter to be true. This came from a democrat much to my surprise! I read it and it certainly hits the nail where it would hurt. Google has the letter posted on their web site. This is well written…….and should be read by everyone in these United States! It will be well worth the three minutes it requires to read this. It is quite impressive.

 

You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or Libertarian and I bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.

 

This gentleman is obviously quite smarter than the two senators he sent it to. All I can say is amen to everything he said. A very articulate letter sent to the two U.S. Senators from Washington State.

 

HERE’S THE LETTER:

 

Senator Patty Murray

Senator Maria Cantwell

Washington, DC , 20510

 

Dear Senators:

 

I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

 

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

 

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

 

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

 

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

 

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job.

 

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

 

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 -1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

 

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

 

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

 

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

 

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

 

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Schoonover

3096 Angela Lane

Oak Harbor, WA

 

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My Upcoming Book

In The World – Not – Of The World

The priestly prayer of Jesus as we read it in John. 17: 1–26, however, verses 14—26, tell the story of what is meant by in the world but not in the world.

John 17Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world hath unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

This among other scripture passages teach us that we are not of the world (as Christians), we are physically present here and doing our level best to cope and move forward in the power and might of Jesus, to do our level best to be like him, in our Christian character, however, in Christ Jesus we are not of this world, we are of the kingdom of God, and sojourners upon this terrestrial globe.

One morning in November of 2015, I was midway through my usual morning routine of getting my coffee, and setting down at the computer to sort through the hundreds of emails, I simply skim them and see who they are from and what the news headlines are, actually only reading the personal and certain breaking news, if indeed it is new.  On this particular morning I looked over the emails, there was well over a hundred and I thought of how the enemy had sidetracked me from a book that I had started years before, and now, here I was stuck in a routine that was serving little purpose, except an occasional blog, and a lot of comments on articles.  I was absolutely doing nothing about what is so wrong with our nation, our church and the lives of our future generations.

The book, which I had been kicking around for several years is a book about circumstances surrounding clients in a faith based recovery program which I was the Director/Counselor/Pastor and the cause in effect of some of the problems and the characters who brought these debilitating problems to the camp.  However, over the past seven and a half years the nation has accelerated in decay, headed towards a horrific end if changes are not made.  Closely related circumstances are front page tragedies in an out of control anti American culture movement of government and liberal socialism.

By no means is it all one political parties fault, but the purposely exploitation of the citizens of the greatest nation in the history of time, by political forces who are mere puppets to evil ideologies.  Nonetheless, “In the World Not of the World” is by necessity priority number one as far as writing goes, two others are in the wings and I will deal with them when the time is more appropriate.

In writing this book in a non-politically correct style, I pray to show a bit of our history, our heritage, our values, principles; when and where we began to lose them, to change them, to eliminate them.  I do plan to name those in leadership and the intent of where they enticed the people to listen to the lies and false promises of a manufactured utopia that will never happen.  The liberal movement, Marxist movement, and the liberal theology movement against conservative politics and Christianity.

The obstacles which are the only resistance to an otherwise free falling great nation.  It is my purpose to do this in some sort of order and systematic method of alternating between our politics, social order, and Christianity.  For certain, to bring an understanding that God is in control, God can and will fix it, however, God will only act through the people to bring about the change in direction, to build the resistance which is needed to slow and arrest the free fall to destruction which we now find ourselves.

It is basically aimed at the Christian, especially the ones who think they are, and the ones who are not, but love the nation enough to want to do something about our condition.  Pray for me that the Spirit lead, and I do the will of God for His sake and not of my own.  I keep one thing at the front of my thoughts, it is what God has led me to do, then I realize I will not be real popular, I will be demonized, and the world will come against the book and me.

How do I know this, you ask?  Because the world hated Jesus, and He told us, that we would be persecuted and hated because they hated Him first.  I am not comparing myself to my Lord Jesus, for I am just the least amongst a multitude of servants in His house; I am only standing firm on his admonition.

Please take note, that this book is not to argue creation or evolution, it is to point out what is wrong with our nation, and corruption and evil that is advancing, nearly unchecked.  As I said, this is not a book that I would expect a liberal or progressive to pick up and read, it comes from an “evangelical” Christian perspective; the redefined, redefinition, of the redefined conservative theology.  Who did the redefining? Christians who were looking for a compromising church, and a theology that would not be demanding and not in conflict with the ideologies of the world.  One that would not be bullied, by intimidating name calling, where the authority of God’s written word would not be the measuring stick of acceptable practice and behavior.

After all, Jesus didn’t really mean that Christians would persecuted and hated by the world, did He?…  looking for a watered down gospel that didn’t offend and confront sin and man’s sinful nature.  Well they found it in liberal theology, which has nothing to do with modern liberalism, except they are compatible.  Perhaps that is the reason that once strong denominations like the Presbyterians, United Methodist, some branches of the more than 30 something, Baptist sects have left their faiths and went to liberal theology.  It has become so divided that the Christian church is no longer recognizable as the Church of the first century, you know, the one that Jesus started and was the foundation of. I have no idea how people of liberalism and liberal theology have such a problem with loving the person, and hate the sin.

Political correctness has become the standard of how people relate to one another, yet carries such a double standard with the liberals who promote it.  It is okay to divide the church down to three, which are fundamental, conservative Christian and yet they are the three not willing to compromise so the bully politicians can continue their attempt to intimidate them into submission.  For me let them continue, let them continue to support such a septic evil as Islam, and mock real conservative Christianity until the cows come home, nevertheless, it will not be the cows that come home, but the chickens who will come home to roost.  “For me and my household, we will worship God.”  That is the God of the Bible, not the moon god of Muhammad.

Basically this is the unedited introduction to my upcoming book, which is as I used to say in some of my sermons, “Where the rubber meets the high-way.”  It is a request for Christians to stop playing at church, and Christianity, Satan is not playing and is dead serious about what is going on, as all the evil of the world is inspired and initiated by him, and is the product of the world

What We Learn From The Wise Men

 Wise Men

Story By: R.S. HelmsR.S. Helms 01


 

The Story of the Wise Men, the Magi who traveled from the East, guided by a star, seeking the new born king of Israel, is a part of the Christmas story that has a variety of meaningful applications, just as the part of the Shepherds tending their flocks, and the story would not be complete without all the parts, it is sort of like a four-part play, being played on the stage of the world.

Nonetheless, we have Wise men, who knew of the prophecies of the Israelites, and more so the prophecies concerning their coming king.  They searched the heavens for a sign, then, behold… a star appeared.  One that they had never seen before, and strangely far brighter than all the others.  Guess it was one of those “WOW!” moments that happen from time to time.

The gospel of Matthew records this story as follows:

Matthew. 2:1-12

1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,

2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

6 ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.’ ”

References for Matthew 2:6

 

7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared.

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”

9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

Now back to the “WOW!” moment. The wise men saw the Star and had a decision to make,” hmm what should we do?” “Perhaps we should write about it, no, that would most likely not be read, and people might make fun of us…” I have it, we will travel there and take some worthy gifts to this new king, so okay let get our party ready invite the Magi who are interested in making a trip… Ah … how far did you say it was?”

I doubt if the wise men’s decision went like that, no not at all, they knew they would undertake an impossible journey, it most likely would not have been just three Magi on three finely decked out camels; but rather, a whole caravan, and they would be crossing the desert. Heat and wind, long distances between water and rest. Some scholars say the journey would have been between six months to two years.

They committed to embark on a journey, their guide was a star, and their destination was the baby Jesus. They wanted to see him, reach out and touch him, to worship him, and give gifts, they knew what their destination was, and the divine star to guide them. All though the journey would be overwhelmingly hard at times, it would be the reward of their destination that would give them peace, joy, and understanding.

The wise men knew where their journey was taking them…   might I inquire of you; do you know where your journey is taking you? What is the object of your destination? Is your destination Jesus the Lord?

With every journey there is a path or road that we travel in order to reach our destination, however, with this road there is many roads leading from the main thoroughfare, some are plainly marked as danger dead end do not enter, yet many enter and are lost. Other roads are marked as necessary detour, and will give signs to get you back on the main road to your destination.

The wise men detoured from their course, it was a detour of necessity, the customary protocol would be that anyone of high prestige, when entering another country, would go and pay tribute to the king, and give their purpose for being in the country, remember this was in Jerusalem and they were not yet to their destination.

We may find ourselves somewhere along a detour from our main path. Could it be, that the Christians along with the rest of America, find ourselves on a detour of necessity? The makeup of the United States has been changing for decades, subtle nudges became obvious shoves, such as the removal of Judeo-Christian values and ethics. The removal of any sign or mention of God from the public square, opening the floodgates to all kinds of social behavior. The global demonization of our nation, our power, our culture, our ethical values, our constitution, and at every chance our citizens. All of this is coming from our administration. The president is the most lawless, most anti-constitutional, most anti-Judeo/Christian values, most anti-American culture spawn of Satan that has ever sat in the Oval Office. Our President has willfully by intent and self-admission “changed” our nation.

Of late, the past seven plus years, we no longer are experiencing shoves, but rather, the shoving became hard pushing towards a one-way dark destination. A destination that will remove our sovereignty, our constitutional and freedoms, our personal wealth, land, and worse yet our personal freedom to worship as we see fit. There is nearly nothing left of the 1st and 2nd amendments, and others are being shattered. Our nation, like it or not, is in the position centered on an unstable keg of high explosives.

Perhaps a divine star is guiding us now down the road well marked “necessary detour”, or could it be that the sign reads “do not enter, danger and darkness ahead”? know this I am not going to let on that most is doom and gloom, for it is not, not until we give up on God. When all else is lost He is not. It does not matter anymore if someone is black, brown, Christian or not. It is time that we come together in one heart and one mind and defeat the darkness.

With the wise men, they ask of Herod where the new king might be found, and after Herod conferred with his advisors and they told him generally in Bethlehem, the city of David. Now this is another point. Herod told the wise men to return and tell him so he might also go and worship him. What do you think, did Herod lie to the Magi? Of course, he did he did not want to worship Jesus he wanted to kill him.

The President, his staff, the liberal—RINO, progressive politicians, have for decades been lying to the people. More now than ever before, the progressive movement believe the people are stupid, (I call it the ‘Gruber’ mindset), it says, you can lie and tell the American people anything and they will believe you…

Our national security is nearly nonexistent, open borders, gangstas and black racist charlatan ministers of bad theology, leading activist protesters calling for death to cops, and white people, tens of thousands of Muslims some citizens, some not. Millions of illegal aliens, some really bad, some not. A demoralized military, the Islamic Middle East is on fire, and ISIS “Islamic Terrorists at war with the United States, and our president would rather attempt to demonize anyone who does not agree with his Muslim refugee plan calling us bigots, than to address our Muslim extreme threat to our national security.

That is the road detour in which the patriots, Christian and non-Christian alike find ourselves, we are black, we are white, we are brown, yellow, red, purple green. We must realize we are all precious in God’s sight, and unite and reclaim our nation from the vile evil darkness that has nearly overcome us.

My journey, at this evening time of life, is that of the wise men, we have similar destinations, theirs was to see the king, to reach out and touch him, to worship him. My destination is not unlike many Christians to be with Jesus to reach out and touch Him, to worship and praise Him, to lay crowns at his feet, and to spend the rest of eternity with Him. That is where my journey is taking me. If I do not make it past this necessary detour, my destination remains the same, and Jesus knows where I am to be found, He knows my name.

So again, where is your journey taking you? What is your destination?

Merry Christmas from my family to yours 

Thoughts for Today part one

Thoughts of Today…

Part one

R.S. Helms

Yesterday, I wrote a column on the worse situation that has cast a wicked shadow over Washington DC. Therefore, it casts its shadow over the whole US and effects all of us. I usually spend time going over two to three hundred emails, 50% of which are advertisements, even from current events news feeds, I go over the news headlines of four Web sites like MSN, Town Hall, Drudge Report, and Fox News. Now being completely disgusted and feeling a tad ill, I go back to the Bible and my daily devotional. This brings me back to earth and allows me to briefly go over Face Book and Tweeter, and see how things are going with my friends, looking with some anxiety for those who are encouraging and who I love and care for, I start the task of putting a meaningful column together for an occasional post.

Last evening, I found a couple really profound and meaningful devotionals from Dr. Charles Stanley. Truly, in many ways he is America’s Pastor. If you are so inclined, his “In Touch Ministries” is where to look for the devotional.

Nonetheless, I found myself being more of a conservative political activist rather than actually pleasing God. Although I will still write some activist opinions, of course, I am a conservative political activist, writing what I hope would make it to some politician’s reading list. However, generally what I write is not what they want to hear or want their supporters to hear. Nonetheless, I do give appropriate praise where it is justified.

I believe that we live in a Christian nation founded on biblical principles, starting with the Ten Commandments. The first four, command and instruct us to how we are to live in a relationship with God and how to please God; I call these the vertical relationship commandments. The following six are given that we may live peacefully among other human beings. These are what I call the horizontal relationship commandments. All ten are simply basic laws, the legal foundation for all free people.

However, the Ten Commandments, guide a free civilization or culture, and is the most obstructive element in a tyrannical socialist regime, and there lay the liberal and progressive ideology’s war on the Christian faith. Over several decades the persecution of the Christian faith, has covertly removed critical elements from our culture; it has as well, added some elements detrimental to our very freedoms.

In the beginning, the war on Christianity was rather covert, or stealth in nature with subtle changes, and when noticed for the first time it became a matter for the Supreme Court, on “separation of church and state”, unfortunately the Supreme Court changed the intent of the meaning of church and state. Therefore, anytime liberal and progressive ideologies face challenges it goes to the Supreme Court to exercise a misinterpreted First Amendment of our Constitution. I say misinterpreted because they wrongly interpreted the intent, of church and state. However, that is a whole other debate, which we may never see in congress but does go to cause.

I use the term covert or stealth, as the mode of operation for progressivism in the political and religious elements of our great free Republic of the United States of America. Therefore, you can see plainly the intent of our forefathers, as they set to paper what is the rights and freedoms of our people, and to limit the size and authority of the government, and in turn allowed more power and control of the states being more aware regionally, to the needs of the people.

Nevertheless, I will remind you of some of the things that have resulted in the liberal and progressive quest to satisfy their unquenchable thirst for money, power, and control of the people, and the size of government. We have lost our values, and played favoritism to the sinful nature of mankind.

In the beginning, God created all things and nothing was created that was not created by God. Fair religious statement I should think. Which brings me to the discourse on “Who then created evil?” I must stand on my prior statement that God created all things and nothing was created except by him. Evil was not created, it is the result of rebellion.

God created the hosts of heaven, all at one time, genderless, yet a being with a free will, in order that the hosts of heaven my experience the love of God, and freely choose to love him in return. He created the hosts of heaven in echelons and at the top was Lucifer; Lucifer then considered himself to be equal if not higher than God, however, God said no, and Lucifer rebelled and convinced a third of the hosts of heaven to follow him and not God; evil now entered the equation.

God created man in the image of God, “holy”… however; he gave man a free will, to choose freely to love and in that love to obey him. Put them in a utopia, the Garden of Eden. Gave them one simple law, not to eat of fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden, the tree of life.

Lucifer, referred to as the serpent, deceived the woman, and caused man to sin, it was then that man fell from his created state of a holy nature and took on the nature of sin. Evil, through a little chain of events had entered the world through the Devil who enticed eve, by appealing to her natural appetites, the fruit looked good to eat, and then he affirmed the law, (one rule), by twisting what God actually said. ‘Surly God will not kill you, but rather, you will become like God, knowing good and evil’.

That is sort of like politicians and charlatan preachers who first lay blame on someone else then appeal to the sucker constituency, (the American people — you and me). They entice us through our natural appetites. Just as Satan attempted to sway the resolve of Jesus, he quoted scripture; he made promises of power and wealth, and enticed him with food.

St. Augustine of Hippo, made the point of the nature of man, which was elaborated on by John Calvin, but so simple it is often overlooked in the quest of understanding human nature; human nature is simply put as being “totally depraved”, another word is evil, debauched, immoral, corrupt, wicked, degenerate, decadent, dissolute. In Calvin’s theology, he simply put it as “Total depravity of man”.

The Atheists agree that there exists good and bad, evil and good, right from wrong. Therefor I submit that the causation of war is actually the ongoing war against evil. Throughout the history of the Old Testament, wars ravaged mankind. Right from wrong, good and evil, when lust for what a man has and another has not, kings and kingdoms fought over land, wealth and control; it has never deviated from the natural appetites of man, and we know the condition of man’s fallen nature too well, total depravity restraint.

To put it bluntly, the ‘holy war’ has been continuous from the time Lucifer told God he was equal, even above God. From that time the devil has known his fate, he by necessity, would be the big loser. Man has the capacity to do well, and demonstrated in the random acts of kindness, honesty, morality, and helping others in need; one does not need Christ to do good. One does not have to be a heathen to do bad, for we all have sinned, (been evil), and come short of the glory of God, yet Christians have hope in the resurrection of Christ, that through confession and repentance, I have the opportunity to again be pleasing to God.

In our modern or postmodern world, we are looking forward, and not paying attention to the past, unless it is to associate various positive achievements with what a plan forward would require. When moving forward without an adequate plan there is failure in achieving the goal. Its only common sense let alone biblical wisdom, to count the cost, to build on a firm foundation and more, which reflect the mind of God. An ill devised plan is ruin and reflects the mind of evil.

Would you hire a contractor to build your new home, and started work with the wrong set of plans? No I doubt it, yet we hired a president who has been leading this nation with the wrong set of plans; his evil plans, to set the nation equal with the worst in the world.

He is very clever, cunning, charismatic, deceitful, and evil as his master Satan. Full of self-pride, and will resort to anything in order to have control. Human nature’s appetites have robed his soul, and only a third of congress has enough spine to stand up to his ideologies and agenda to bring the greatest nation to its knees.

Our President continues to press forward with his evil plan to destroy our free nation, while building on his egotistical pride; he is the Pied Piper leading his blinded liberal and progressive captives skipping down the pathway to self-destruction. He does it by breaking the constitutional law separating the three powers of government, and a liberal progressive congress too spineless, or too stupefied to stop him.

Everyone is with the mindset, just hang on; in a year and a half, we will have a new President that will fix the mess. That is stupid thinking, it is the way he wants them to think, it keeps them divided three or four ways. It is that type of thinking, which will help him finish what he set out to do; make this a Marxist style socialist republic, without constitutional liberty and freedom. He will accomplish making this country equal with the rest of the world, ready for redevelopment under the authority of the United Nations… (It would not surprise me if Mr. Obama were not setting the way for him to become the Secretary General of the U.N.).

Does Obama hate the United States? I really do not think he hates the United States any more than any other nation, however, his actions prove he does not love or respect the United States, its constitution or its people. Black, white, brown, red, yellow, blue or purple, Christian, Jew, Reformed Muslim, Gay, Atheist, liberal, or conservative; just the ones that worship him, and he has been known to throw them under the Obama bus or feed them to the wolves as needed.

However, taken from the “back when” years, there was a radio show Inner Sanctum Mysteries, the squeaking door and “who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men — The Shadow knows. Of course, most of you are not going to date yourself, as pre TV … I don’t mind, they were still on in the 50’s but we were too poor for a TV. Radio, on the other hand, filled my young head with the horror of evil mankind. I really did not have a reference point of actual relevance until the ministry.

Nevertheless, the question stands, moreover, it comes home to roost in our liberal and progressive politicians. As for the charlatan preachers, deceived by their own ambitions preach legitimacy to the Godless aggression of Liberal and Liberation Theology. The outright false interpretation of “social justice” as a biblical doctrine of Jesus is not even close to what Jesus taught, nor the intent of the teaching.

So what evil lurks in the hearts of man? The fruit is in the pudding, it is just that simple analogy, and the character of the man is measured by what he does. The Bible says that bitter water does not flow from a sweet spring, nor does a lemon grow on a sweet plum tree. (My paraphrase). Inspect the fruit and you will know what is in the heart of a person.

Thoughts for Today part two

Thoughts For Today

Part two of two

We pick up where we left off, and that is inspecting the fruit of people. Here at home, people become outraged at the evil carnage committed by the Islamic State in the Middle East, Kenia, and other Muslim regimes, while downplaying radical Islamic terrorist bloodbaths in western nations. Yet these so-called homegrown terrorist cells enjoy the freedom to move about and organize using Islam Mosques for recruiting and radicalizing Muslims. Where is the sustained outrage? The president, demonstrated outrage over evil committed in Paris, and then went back to yuking it up with his friends on the golf course. He demonstrated his outrage against the Christian Crusades, ether not knowing the facts, or purposely blaming Christian aggression for committing this evil, or indirectly placing blame on the Christians for the problems with Islam.

From the day Adam took a bite of the fruit of the tree, there has been evil in the hearts of man, it is in the human nature. Good and evil have always been at war, which the Muslims call it Jihad, (holy war). Some of the more moderate Muslims distance themselves from the Jihadist carnage by claiming the Jihad of the Quran means a Spiritual battle; well I give some of them the benefit of the doubt. However, in context it is the intent of the teaching of Muhammad that the intent of the Jihad is world caliphate. death to anyone who does not embrace Islam, death generally by beheading, or at times a simple shot to the back of the head. Mass executions with several Jihadists with AK-47s just shooting into the kneeling mass of men, women, and children. Children regularly abused, women stoned, even those who have suffered rape. Women are regularly whipped black and blue, girls not allowed education, and the family honor killings, to me is more than an evil tragedy; it is purely the product of evil motivation of a false prophet.

The Jihad is not new and goes back to Muhammad, his bloody conquest of the Middle East, Spain, Northern Africa, even into Italy. Occupied that land acquired by Jihad and made into a Caliphate. The encroachment of the Islam caliphate is why Pope Urban gave the nod to the kings of Europe to drive them out; the Crusades were bloody wars, cruel and overreached into their own countries and the slaughter of peasants.

There is no justification for the horrid atrocities waged against our fellow man who were not Roman Catholic. There is no justification for the execution of women patriots like Joan of Arc, a fierce leader and liberator of France, just because she was a woman who they said had visions; burned at the stake. No justification for the witch hunts of Salam and the deaths of dozens of women. No justification or the slaughter of tens of thousands of Native Americans all across this nation.

No, as for Christianity in general, I would dare say that we must be embarrassing to God, to call us his children. We struggle just as everyone else, yet we are moving forward, nonetheless, most have joined the church at Ephesus; fell from their first love. I would rather be with the church at Laodicea, who compromised and fell under the delusion that they could walk on the fence; but Jesus told them he would spew them from his mouth.

Today we see several mainline church denominations, which fit well into each, especially for my article. One some have fallen from their first love, and some have compromised their faith. It is easy to see the warning of Christ in Revelations 2-3 and hear Jesus say, “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.”

What is Jesus saying to you? Do you have the spiritual ear to hear? Only you can answer that. You can tell me what you wish, but if you so choose to lie to yourself, shame on you; and you cannot lie to God.