Monthly Archives: February 2012

Religious Freedom

Our Country has gone from basicly being a Christian Nation, to quickly becoming a Nation of anything else. The pilgrims came here for alot of reasons, but one of the main ones was religious freedom.

They wanted to have a way to worship, without being told what to believe. Meaning that they didn’t want the State to control which form of Christianity they chose. Nor did they want the State to control how we worshipped, like in England, Italy, France, etc.

When the U.S. was first founded, the Founding Fathers gave us a constitution, which was passed into law to provide for our rights. It was done to secure them, so that the Government or the Courts couldn’t take certain freedoms from us. There sappose to be guaranteed.

This freedom was also guaranteed to people of other faiths, even those who believe in the Religion of Evolution, or those who didn’t have a belief in any religion.

The Constitution guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

But, somewhere between then and now, somebody came up with the idea of the “Seperation Clause”, which doesn’t exist !!! But, our Supreme Court has agreed with this non-existant part of our Constitution.

Some decisions:

Freedoms of speach and press are guaranteed to students and teachers, unless the topic is religious, at which time such becomes unconstitutional.

If a student prays over their lunch, it is unconstitutional to pray outloud.

It is unconstitutional to teach Creation Science [creationism].

If posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the school children to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey the commandments. This is not a permissibe State Objective under the establishment clause.

“In 1980 The Supreme Court considered the Ten Commandments irrelevant in today’s society.” Daniel Johnson

So, instead of promoting morals among our youth in our society today. We see the blatant increase of Greed, Lust, Murder, Theft, etc. Anything that promotes godlessness.

Recently I was watching the TV show Danny Fontana – Fighting for America. He reported that in 2007, seven christians where arrested and convicted of disorderly conduct. Their crime was praying silently in a park, during a Gay Pride rally. [This show is no longer on the air].

How in the name of the Holy God can people in this country be arrested for praying silently? Have we lost all sense? If this blatant abuse of our rights as citizens of this nation are continualy eroded, Do you think that some day you can’t be arrested for telling someone that there’s only one way to salvation? Or worse yet, Jesus loves you.

Now here’s my take on this: What you do is your business, unless what you do harms another person against their will. Anything concerning Murder, Adultry, Homosexuality, Arson, Kidnapping, Abortion, etc, are covered in the Bible, you can make your own decission about these issues. Im not talking about the law, just His position.

Please don’t contact me too tell me your stand on this subject. If you disagree, take it up with God, He wrote the book.

“Satan’s subjects will always despise our King, twist His truth, and hate His people, Why should we not expect opposition?” Author unknown to me.

Weather your a christian or not, if we don’t stand up and be heard about issues like this or freedom of speach. One day [very soon], we’ll be no different than China, or any other nation that tries to control every aspect of peoples lives. If you love this country you have to take a stand, it’s too late to just sit by and let someone else do it. Evil people in our nation are trying to control too many of our rights.

If you want to do something, the first thing you could do is go to the Manhattan Declaration link, Read it then sign it. I also have a link to the voice of the martyrs site. Please check them out, I have the links on my main website. Please wake up to whats happening before it’s too late.

ONE LAST THOUGHT: IF YOUR A PUBLIC OFFICAL IN ANY CAPACITY; SANITATION ENGINEER, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, MAYOR, JUDGE, ATTORNEY GENERAL, GOVENOR, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, PRESIDENT OF THE U.S., MEMBER OF THE APPEALS COURT OR U.S. SEPREME COURT, WHATEVER. IF YOU SWORE AN OATH TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, AND YOU STAND BY AND DO NOTHING WHILE OUR RIGHTS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY. Shame on you!

To my fellow Americans if you continue to put these people in office, and someday your arrested and convicted for not joining a certain party. Or daring to vote the wrong way. Remember we allowed this to happen. Then who do you seek when it turly is in your face?

* This story wasn’t covered in the mainstream press

Six people peacefully protested the Obama administration’s mandate requiring employers to provide contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-producing drugs by kneeling in prayer in front of the White House, and they quickly were arrested and whisked away by U.S. Park police.

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Progression of Great Nations:

From:

1. Bondage to Spiritual Faith

2. Spiritual Faith to great courage

3. Courage to Liberty

4. Liberty to Abundance

5. Abudance to Complacency

6. Complacency to Apathy

7. Apathy to Dependence

8. Dependence back to Bondage

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Jesus

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.” That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic, on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg, or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” C.S. Lewis

In what Christians call the Old Testament there are 16 prophecies that point to Jesus [Yeshua].

There are many things written about him in all the books of the Bible, lets take a look at what was told about his coming and life.

1. Seed of Woman; Genesis Chapter 3

2. Born in Bethlehem; Michah 5

3. The time of his coming; Daniel 9

4. To be born of a virgin; Isaiah 7

5. Slaughter of the innocents; Jeremiah 31

6. Ascension to the Father’s right hand; Psalm 68

7. Flight to Egypt; Hosea 11

8. Declared the Son of God; Psalm 2

9. Galilean ministry; Isaiah 9

10. A prophet; Deuteronomy 18

11. To heal the broken hearted; Isaiah 61

12. Rejected by his own people; Isaiah 53

13. Triumphal entry; Zechariah 9

14. Betrayed by a friend; Psalm 41

15. Sold for 30 pieces of silver; Psalm 41

16. Accused by false witnesses; Psalm 35

The odds of just 7 of these things being fulfilled by one person is about 1 in 10 to the 17th power. If you read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. You’ll find that he fulfilled all of them.

According to Dr. David R. Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries;

He fulfilled more than one hundred distinctively different, specific prophecies about the Messiah’s First Advent.

“The claim of resurrection is vital to Christianity.

If Christ has been raised from the dead by God, then he has the credentials and certification that no other religious leader possesses. Buddha is dead. Muhammad is dead. Moses is dead. Confucius is dead. But, according to Christianity, Christ is alive.” R.C. Sproul

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” John 1:1-3

“The plainest reason why the Son of God is called the Word, seems to be, that as our words explain our minds to others, so was the Son of God sent in order to reveal his Father’s mind to the world. What the evangelist says of Christ proves that he is God. He asserts, His existence in the beginning; His coexistence with the Father. The Word was with God. All things were made by him, and not as an instrument. Without him was not any thing made that was made, from the highest angel to the meanest worm. This shows how well qualified he was for the work of our redemption and salvation.

The light of reason, as well as the life of sense, is derived from him, and depends upon him. This eternal Word, this true Light shines, but the darkness comprehends it not. Let us pray without ceasing, that our eyes may be opened to behold this Light, that we may walk in it; and thus be made wise unto salvation, by faith in Jesus Christ.” Matthew Henry

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace, There will be no end. Upon the thrown of David and over His Kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice. from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:6-7

“Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:1-4

In the passages above Paul is telling us that Christ was the one who spoke to Moses. The God of the Old Testament is Jesus in the New Testament! Lets look at what else has been said about Jesus. “God replied to Moses, I Am Who I Am. Say to this to the people of Israel, I Am has sent me to you. God also said to moses, Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors- the God of Abraham, the God of Issac, and the God of Jacob-has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations.” Exodus 3:14-15

“Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the Prophets.

Who do you think you are? Jesus answered. If I want glory for myself, it doesn’t count. but it is my Father who will glorify me. You say. He is our God, but you don’t even know Him. I know Him. If I said otherwise, I would be as great a liar as you! But I do know and obey Him. Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad. The people said, You aren’t even fifty years old. How can you say you have seen Abraham? Jesus answered, I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I Am.” [Yahweh] John 8:53-58

“By the word of the Lord [Shema] the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” Psalm 33:6;  John 1:1-3

“Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded; and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:8-9

“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb; I Am the Lord, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone; Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself.” Isaiah 44:24

“For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens.” 1 Chronicles 16:25-26

“Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? Jesus said, I Am.[Yahweh] And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” Mark 14:61b-62

“Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Evan so, Amen. I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, Says the Lord, who is and was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:7-8

“For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, and the Water, and the Blood; and these three agree as one. 1 John 5:7-8

THE CONFLICT OF THE CHRIST

“Think of Christ correctly. Take Him out of the man class. Put Him in the God class. He never had a beginning. He is an eternal being. Associate yourself with Him and you will become a recipient of the same eternal life that we saw manifested in during the days of His flesh. He was born into this life for a purpose.

We saw at Bethlehem was the consummation of that plan, the materialization of the original conception in the mind of the Infinite. Jesus Christ did not come to reform but to transform. Not to repair but to replace. Not to save us from wrong-doing but to save us from wrong-being. He came to bring life. The natural man is dead in trespasses and sin. He said: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

The personality of Jesus Christ is the hub, the great central fact of all Scripture. Both the Old and New Testaments and are woven around His majestic personality. He was born in a supernatural way. He lived in poverty. He grew up in obscurity. He had no wealth. He attended no college. Yet the profoundest wisdom of men has never equaled His discourses.

The record says: “Never man spake like this man.” He associated with sinners. He ate with publicans. In fact, one had to be a sinner to attract His attention. He said: “The Son of man is come to seek and to save, that which was lost.” He has power to transform human lives. He specializes in making bad people good. That is the greatest of all miracles, transforming sinners into saints. He never mobilized an army, drafted a soldier, or fired a gun. Yet no military leader has ever enlisted as many volunteers as those who take orders from Him. Great men have come and gone. He lives on.

Herod could not kill Him. People at a religious service could not stone Him. Satan could not tempt Him. Death could not destroy Him. The grave could not contain Him. Demons obeyed Him. He fed a hungry multitude with the lunch of a small boy. He broke up funerals. He gave life back to those who were dead. He said: I am the resurrection and the life.” He conquered death. He rose on the third day as He had previously announced. He ascended into heaven. He sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high. He is the perfect One. He is the chief among ten thousands. He alone can satisfy the soul and give everlasting life to those who will accept. He is altogether lovely.”

Dr. Gerald B. Winrod

“This most beautiful system of Sun, Planets, Comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being”… “This being governs all things, not as the Soul of the world, but as L’ord over all; and on account of His dominion He is wont to be called L’ord God.” Sir Issac Newton

“You cannot receive what Jesus gives and refuse who Jesus is.” “We can’t confess Him as Lord and serve any other master.” Dr. Adrian Rogers

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

In the book of Luke chapter 1, verses 31-33 there are six promises concerning Jesus. The first three have been fulfilled.

The last three are yet to happen.

1. You will conceive a son.

2. He will be called Jesus.

3. He will be called the Son of the Highest.

4. The Lord God will give Him the thrown of His father David.

5. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever.

6. Of His kingdom there will be no end.

If your still not sure who Jesus is, Look at this book; The Case for Christ; by Lee Strobal

Zondervan Publishing House ISBN 0-310-20930-7

Universe; Latin; Uni = single, Verse = spoken We live in a single spoken sentence. “God said”

“At it’s highest level, wisdom focuses us on a direct, personal relationship with God.” Clifford and Johnson

How can I be sure I’m Saved?

From Jesus.org

How can I be sure I’m Saved?
R.C. Sproul

If we think the Bible teaches universal salvation, we may arrive at a false sense of assurance by reasoning as follows: Everybody is saved. I am a body. Therefore, I am saved.

Or, if we think salvation is gained by our own good works and we are further deluded into believing that we possess good works, we will have a false assurance of salvation.

To have sound assurance, we must understand that our salvation rests on the merit of Christ alone, which is appropriated to us when we embrace Him by genuine faith. If we understand that, the remaining question is, “Do I have the genuine faith necessary for salvation?”

Again, two more things must be understood and analyzed properly. The first is doctrinal. We need a clear understanding of what constitutes genuine saving faith. If we conceive of saving faith as existing in a vacuum, never yielding the fruit of works of obedience, we have confused saving faith with dead faith, which cannot save anyone.

The second requirement involves a sober analysis of our own lives. We must examine ourselves to see whether the fruit of regeneration is apparent in our lives. Do we have a real affection for the biblical Christ? Only the regenerate person possesses real love for the real Jesus. Next we must ask the tough question, “Does my life manifest the fruit of sanctification?” I test my faith by my works.

Taken from “Rejecting False Assurances” by Ligonier Ministries (used by permission).

Gossip

GOSSIP:

This is in response to a situation that came up. The details are not important but, the subject is very important to me. Almost all of the information came from: Yochanan יהוה-הוא-אדיב Lilley, I really appreciate him taking the time putting the info together.

I will attempt to show why God according to His word hates gossip…

Proverbs:

8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.

10:11-14 The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins. 13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, But a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding. 14 Wise people store up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

11:12-13 12 He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, But a man of understanding holds his peace. 13 talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.

12:23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

15:28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.

16: 28 A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends.

17:27-28 He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. 28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

James 1:19-20 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

James 3:1-12 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. 4 Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh

Ok you get the idea. I have to make it clear that I have participated in gossip also, and I don’t want anyone to get the idea that I have put myself on a pedestal here. I have had to ask the Lord to forgive me too many times. But

I am coming to realize more and more how much of this goes on in the church. As the body of Christ we have an obligation to be diligent in our ways.

If your participating in this type of behavior please think of the damage it causes.

Exposing false teachers and gossiping are not the same thing. Exposing false teachers and  false doctrine if righteous is done in the open. Gossip is usually done behind peoples backs.