Monday, September 30, 2013

Abortion Coverage for Congress and Staffers To Be Paid Largely By Taxpayer Money

Members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are paid for largely by taxpayer money, the Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday.

Lawmakers and their aides are being required to ditch their government-sponsored plans and buy insurance on state-based health exchanges, though unlike most people on the exchanges, the staffers and members will still have most of the cost of their premiums paid for by their employer — in this case, taxpayers.


~Washintgon Times

Liar, Liar: Under Obamacare Ten States Where You Can't Keep Your Existing Plan

President Barack Obama famously promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” He later got even more specific.
“If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have,” Obama said.
But as Obamacare’s rollout approaches, we have learned this is not true. Here are the ten states where consumers may like their health care plans, but they won’t be able to keep them....

~The Daily Caller


Confused if you need to buy insurance or not?


Courtesy: The Washington Times

Pledging Servanthood to a Socialist President

But as WND reported, the “I Pledge”  [2009] video, featuring numerous celebrities pledging to be active in various social causes, also includes distinctly partisan messages.
Tattooed celebrity Anthony Kiedis of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, for example, states while kissing his own biceps, “I pledge to be of service [kiss] to Barack Obama [kiss].”
Actress Demi Moore also chimes in, saying, “I pledge to be a servant to our president.”
~WND

And with a Republican president, I'm just SURE Kiedis and Moore will continue to pledge to be a servant (wow, a feminist actress uses the term "servant") to him.


Hey Liberals, Islam Says Driving Affects Women's Ovaries and Pelvises

(Al Arabiya) Saudi women seeking to challenge a de facto ban on driving should realize that this could affect their ovaries and pelvises, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan, a judicial and psychological consultant to the Gulf Psychological Association, told Saudi news website sabq.org.
Driving “could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said.
~WND

This is consistent with Islam's low, horrible view of women.

The New Tolerance: US Air Force Base Persecuting Airmen for Christian View On Homosexuality

Evangelical Christian airmen at Lackland Air Force Base are facing severe threats and retribution for their religious beliefs and some personnel have been ordered to publicly express their position on gay marriage.
“There is an atmosphere of intimidation at Lackland Air Force Base,” said Steve Branson, the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio. “Gay commanders and officers are pushing their agenda on the airmen. There is a culture of fear in the military and it’s gone to a new level with the issue of homosexuality.”
Branson tells me at least 80 airmen attended a private meeting at the church where he heard them voice their concerns about religious hostilities at the Air Force base. It was a standing-room only crowd.
“The religious persecution is happening,” the pastor said. “It’s getting bigger every day. Gay and lesbian airmen can talk about their lifestyle, but the rest have to stay completely quiet about what they believe.”
But you won't find the Air Force threatening or persecuting any Muslims for any of their views that aren't politically correct.

CAIR in Arlington Hosts Notorious Imam, Co-Conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

WASHINGTON – It was a sellout crowd at the Council of American-Islamic Relations’ 19th annual fundraising banquet this weekend at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
And one of the featured attractions was a notorious imam who has variously supported stoning or jailing apostates of Islam, the arming of American Muslims and turning the U.S. into an Islamic state governed by Saudi-style Shariah law.
Siraj Wahhaj is also one of the unindicted co-conspirators of the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center.
He has a message of Islam reigning supreme, and mixed with his message is the fact of the U.S. being an evil country, and defending terrorism,” said Steven Emerson, a former CNN newsman who now heads the Investigative Project on Terrorism, one of the world’s largest storehouses of archival data and intelligence on Islamic and Middle Eastern terrorist groups.

Wahhaj, a witness for blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, is infamous for statements like this: “In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing. And the only thing that will remain will be Islam. If Allah says stone them to death, through the Prophet Muhammad, then you stone them to death, because it’s the obedience of Allah and his messenger – nothing personal.”
Wahhaj has served as a board member of CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front group and itself an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in American history.
Wahhaj was also the first Muslim to deliver the daily prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1991.
~WND

Islam is a political religion and should be illegal. It's an enemy of the United States of America and has continuously been at war with us ever since Thomas Jefferson's day. Nothing personal.

NSA Collects Social Connections Data on US Citizens

WASHINGTON — Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials.

~NYT

It's not a conspiracy theory. The government really is tracking Americans and violating their privacy.

Obamacare Website Silently Removes Reference to "Free Health Care"

However, sometime between September 16 and September 23, the reference to "free" care was dropped. The title of the topic was changed as well, and now reads: "Where can I get low-cost care in my community?" Here is how the page currently appears...

~Weekly Standard

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Putting It Into Perspective

Tolerance of the Left?

*Teachers try to indoctrinate children with pro-Islamic videos (which aren't telling the truth about quranic Islam), while bullying parents who object such indoctrination of their children. ~ Source

*The State of Massechusetts is weeding out parents who either are "passive" or neutral toward LGBT, and instead looking for those who will totally accept and support (read: push) it. ~Source

*Dept. of Homeland Security has pro-Muslim Brotherhood on its council, who clearly sees Coptics as extreemists while supporting jihadist theology. ~Source

Neutrality by the State? Promotion of Islam, Bullying of Concerned Parent, and Weeding Out Any Other Than Pro-Sodomy Foster Parents

A team of legal experts well versed in religious and civil rights is praising a school district in Ohio for shutting down a video that has been used in 7th grade classes – and proselytized students to join Islam – without waiting for a court battle.
“I applaud the school district for resolving this issue without litigation,” said Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center, which worked on the case involving the schools in the Olmsted Falls District.
He was, however, distressed to find during the course of his investigation that at least one teacher had ridiculed and disparaged the parent who raised concerns about the proselytizing, and “even suggesting she should be fired from her part time job as alumni director for the school.”
“Teachers may not constitutionally show video tapes that violate the neutrality they must maintain toward religion or that engage in religious instruction,” he said. “Showing ‘Muslims and America’ violated those principles and the Establishment Clause of our Constitution.”
That is a fair resolution. However, the teacher who was bullying a parent should be removed and educated on just how horrific Islam is (starting with being anti-women). Little does she know that Islam seeks women like her to do their dirty work.

Then there is this. Excerpts:
A video has been uncovered of Massachusetts officials promising to weed out foster parents with conservative values who would only “tolerate” a youth’s gender confusion and not endorse it.
The DFC speakers confirmed that they are ‘weeding out’ adoptive and foster parents who are not willing to wholly accept and support LGBT (lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, or transgender) self-identification by a child in their care,” she wrote.
Michelle Gordon, a recruitment officer for the state child welfare office, is shown on the video speaking.
“We are sort of setting new expectations,” Gordon said. “We’re weeding out some of this passiveness and sort of destructive behaviors that are occurring. It is often so subtle.
“There is some weeding out of foster homes that are still going on,” she said.
~WND

The Modern Face of True Islam: use women as jihadists


The Telegraph reports:

The message was simple: there are no rules of engagement; the attacks can come at any time and from anyone. And the changing face of terrorism has become all too clear amid the rubble of Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, where last Saturday al-Shabaab militants stormed the building and murdered at least 67 people of all creeds and colour (five of them British)....

Where once secular militant groups were fighting primarily in the name of securing a nationalist identity, now cells are plotting to kill indiscriminately in the name of religion. Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups recognise the value of recruiting women as jihadists....

In 2003, al-Qaeda started issuing statements about setting up women’s units. In August 2004, Al Khansa’a, the first women’s jihadist web-based magazine, was launched offering instructions on how to “support” men in the field. By March 2011, a glossy al-Qaeda magazine Al Shamikha – nicknamed the “Jihadi Cosmo” – gave female readers advice on matters ranging from beauty tips to suicide bombing, a combination that would be farcical if it wasn’t so sinister.

End quote.

~The Telegraph

Sadly, Islam is seeking silly Western women, luring them in by romance (literally), get them to convert, then use them as instruments in their jihad (although not just Western women, to be sure). This happened with Samantha Lewthwaite, 29, of Buckinghamshire, England, who at 15 was seduced into Islam by a school-girl crush on a Muslim, then later married one of London's 7/7 bombers. She's currently one of the most wanted women in the world, and known as the "White Widow".

This is something Westerners don't understand: that Islam doesn't play by the Geneva Convention rules, or by use of rationality, or even a Western worldview. Westerners look at Muslims and apply to them a Western worldview and then treat them accordingly, which is the gravest of mistakes. They don't play by our rules. They have no value of human life. They risk even women and children for their dreadful political religion. 



US's DHA's Mohamed Elibiary Endorses Jihadists While Calling Coptics Extreemist Instigators

JERUSALEM – An adviser to the Department of Homeland Security has used his Twitter profile to defend the Muslim Brotherhood while accusing Egypt’s persecuted Christian minority of inciting against Islam.
Earlier this month, Mohamed Elibiary, who was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council by then-secretary Janet Napolitano in 2010, tweeted that he was reappointed and even promoted....
The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported Elibiary’s tweets about Egypt’s Coptic Christians.
“For decade since 9/11 attack extremist American #Coptic activists have nurtured anti #Islam & anti #Muslim sentiments among AM RT wing,” Elibiary wrote.
Earlier, Elibiary attacked the U.S. Coptic community for its protests against a wave of Muslim attacks on their relatives in Egypt.
WND further found Elibiary tweeted in defense of the Muslim Brotherhood and its U.S. offshoots in an exchange with the Investigative Project.
Elibiary is a strong supporter of the radical Islamist theologian who calls for “war” with the non-Muslim world and whose teachings inspired and continue to govern al-Qaida and Islamic terrorist organizations worldwide.
~WND
This is how Islam wants to take over the country; by getting into key positions and promote their political religion while threatening or persecuting non-Muslims.

This isn't a conspiracy folks. It's happening.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported Elibiary’s tweets about Egypt’s Coptic Christians.

Do You Know God?

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints (Eph. 6:18).


Man's highest purpose is to know God. Jesus prayed to the Father, saying, "This is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent" (John 17:3). Of us He said, "I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me" (John 10:14). John added that "we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding, in order that we might know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ" (1 John 5:20).

Every Christian knows God through salvation, but beyond that lies an intimate knowledge of God. That should be the quest of every believer. Moses prayed, "Let me know Thy ways, that I may know Thee, so that I may find favor in Thy sight" (Ex. 33:13). David entreated his son Solomon to "know the God of [his] father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind" (1 Chron. 28:9). Even the apostle Paul, who perhaps knew Christ more intimately than any human being thus far, never lost his passion for an even deeper knowledge (Phil. 3:10).

Such passion is the driving force behind powerful prayer. Those who know God best pray most often and most fervently. Their love for Him compels them to know and serve Him better.

How about you? Is your knowledge of God intimate? Does the character of your prayers reveal that you're in the process of knowing God?

~John MacArthur, Drawing Near Devotional, for Sept. 28, 2013

Love and Obedience

“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21)

The final verse of the beautiful hymn “Take My Life and Let It Be” expresses a desire to unreservedly love God, enthroning Him as King.

Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.


“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love” (John 15:10). He promises to send His Holy Spirit as His guarantee of our acceptance into His love. “He that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us” (1 John 3:24).

The hymn’s prayer reveals a desire to fully give oneself in obedient submission to the Lord. That is perhaps the sum total of the hymn’s message, that we must consecrate every aspect of our lives and being to Him—our life, our time, our praise, our hands and feet, our voice and song, our worldly goods, our mind and abilities, our will, our heart, our love, and indeed our whole being. Then we will truly be “all for Thee.” 

~JDM

Wisdom

Pro 28:26  Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Pro 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Pro 3:6  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Pro 3:7  Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Barrack Hussein Obama: Negotiates With Iran, Not Republicans



That pretty much says it all.


Obama said that "Iran's supreme leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, President Rouhani has indicated that Iran will never develop nuclear weapons." 

~The Weekly Standard

Sorry but I can almost laugh at the utter absurdity of what Rouhani says (except it's too serious to laugh about). There's a reason why we haven't communicated with Iran since 1979. But most basic of all there's a reason for distrust. The reason is this: Islam and Islam's god are deceivers, according to the quran. Therefore any true Muslim can't even be trusted, much less their "supreme leader". Their god and their religion is full of lies and deceit.

Iran is banking on gullible Americans and Westerners like Barrack Hussein Obama to believe their word and end up doing their dirty work for them. We know that Iran was building nuclear capabilities for war while claiming it was for "peaceful" reasons, back during Clinton's administration and here we go again. Same lies, but this time with a willing believers named Barrack Hussein Obama. Ask Israel if Rouhani's claim is believable. Trust me, they aren't that stupid. They know better.

NPR reported in 2012:

In the two rounds of international talks so far this year — Iran on one side, the U.S., Europe, Russia and China on the other — Iranian officials have argued that the fatwa should persuade the world that Iran has no intention of acquiring nuclear weapons.

But this fatwa — or any fatwa — is not inscribed in stone, says Mehdi Khalaji of the Washington Institute on Near East Policy.

"Fatwa is changeable by nature and the Shia theology gives this freedom to be flexible and go for the most updated interpretation and circumstances," Khalaji says.

Iran's supreme leader understands, says Sahimi, that circumstances in the world are always changing and thus fatwas must face scrutiny.

"Once it is issued, it doesn't imply that it can never be changed," he says. "The conditions can change and therefore a new fatwa can be issued that would basically nullify the previous one regarding the same issue."

There are other concepts in Shiite Islam — lying to protect the life of Muslims or expediency to guard the interests of the state — that Iranian leaders could cite to reverse a fatwa.

End quote.

I do find it interesting that the heavy role of religion that plays in Islam isn't understood by most people. It again, makes my point: Islam is not just a religion. It is a political religion. Relying on a religious proclamation (fatwa) in foreign policy, Obama seems to be giving terrorist countries more religious ground, not to mention more of an ear, than he does American Republicans. He is making political and nuclear negotiations with people based on other religious reason, who can change their minds  at the flip of a switch.

Remember this: Muslims can lie for the sake of advancing Islam. Its called Al-Takeyya    

Then again, we've seen Obama lie too. Repeatedly.

Keller and Piper: CS Lewis Luvfest

According to John Piper's Desiring [I Don't Know What Kind of] God site:
"Lewis was a world-class scholar of English literature, and a Christian layman and apologist, and one of the main formative heroes for both Tim Keller and John Piper.
In this new 10-minute video, Piper interviews Keller about Lewis’s ongoing impact on him and Lewis’s model of cultural engagement which has marked Keller and continues to be relevant in the twenty-first century."

                    

As usual, this is the video defense of why the focus at Desiring's conference. This year they are focusing on....not Jesus Christ....not Scripture....but on CS Lewis.



You literally can not get more man-centered if you tried.

Did CS Lewis go to heaven? Was he even a Christian? A book titled "Mere Christianity" would make it sound like he was all about Christianity. But the reality is, no. He was a false teacher who basically was a Romanish Episcopalian who denied some very fundamental doctrinal truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Far from "mere" Christianity, his work (including other books and letters) reveal nothing short of mere Roman Catholicism. Open up "Mere Christianity" and look up every quote Cecil Andrews refers to in his defining work on Lewis' damnable error. I did. Andrews is correct.


Another excellent and well documented source is the Trinity Foundation's article "Did CS Lewis Go to Heaven?"

Evaluating Muslim Dreams and Visions of Jesus/Isa Part 2

***Update***

More dreams of Isa, not Jesus, being hailed as the Jesus of Scripture, supernaturally coming to myriads of Muslims and some Hindus in this WND report. Interestingly the Jews are always left out of these visions. As always, this "Jesus" (Isa is NOT Jesus at all, but a ficticious Muslim myth of a Muslim man), never lays the weight of sin upon the person having the vision, doesn't announce Himself, doesn't display His absolute holiness, doesn't call them to repent of their sins. As usual, they have a vision that makes them feel at peace while at war with God; their Isa doesn't proclaim to be God the Son, born of a Jewish virgin named Mary who died and was resurrected according to the Scriptures. Their Isa leads them to Roman Catholicism, which is also filled with false visions and dreams of "Mary" and "Jesus" (neither are the biblical Jesus or Mary for the same reasons--and with Mary she's dead).

An Evaluation of Muslim Dreams & Visions of Isa (Jesus) Part 2 by Dennis McBride

McBride goes through the various passages in the NT regarding visions and dreams, since defenders of a gospel-less Jesus-vision is claimed to be saving tens of thousands of Muslims.

Excerpts:

The visions Peter and Cornelius experienced are often cited as patterns for Isa preparing unbelieving Muslims to receive the gospel from Christian evangelists. But Peter and Cornelius aren’t a pattern even for New Testament evangelism, much less modern-day evangelism. Theirs was a unique situation in which the Lord drew them together supernaturally for a specific purpose that has no parallel today or in any other period of church history.
Further, there is no correlation between Cornelius’ experience and Muslim unbelievers whom Isa is reportedly preparing to receive the gospel. Cornelius was not an unbeliever, but “a devout man, and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people, and prayed to God continually” (Acts 10:1-2). He did not see Jesus, but an angel (Acts 10:3730-31) and was then directed by the Holy Spirit to send for Peter (Acts 10:20). Cornelius’ vision was clearly revelatory and intended to be included in the canon of Scripture (as were Peter’s).
But beyond those dissimilarities is the unique role their visions played in redemptive and revelatory history. Peter’s visions were intended to teach him that God was including gentiles in His covenant promises. Peter represented Jewish believers to whom the gospel was entrusted, and through whom it was first proclaimed following Christ’s Ascension. He also represented apostolic authority. Cornelius represented gentiles, who were previously outside the covenant (cf. Eph. 2:11-12) but who were now to be included.
End quote.
We know in Scripture there is but one way to be saved:
Rom 10:9  because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 
Rom 10:10  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 
Rom 10:11  For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame." 
Rom 10:12  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 
Rom 10:13  For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." 
Rom 10:14  How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 
Rom 10:15  And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good 
2Co 4:2  But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. 3  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. 4  In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5  For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 
1Co 15:1  Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2  and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. 3  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5  and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 

It's important to note that Isa is NOT in any way, shape, matter, or form, the risen Lord Jesus Christ of Scripture. Isa is a Muslim prophet, not God the Son who was born of a Jewish virgin, Mary. True biblical Christians who were saved out of Islam do not use "Allah" nor "Isa" to refer to God or Jesus. The distinction must be made and is desired to be made between the false gods of Islam and the true triune God of Scripture. It's also of interest that Muslims refuse to share "Allah" with Yahweh. They don't want Christians using their god's name.
His name matters.
Php 2:9  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10  so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 
Exo 3:13  Then Moses said to God, "If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' what shall I say to them?" 14  God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" 15  God also said to Moses, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. 
Psa 79:9  Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name's sake

Isa 54:5  For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. 



"Muslims claim that the name Allah can be found in the Bible. This is no different than what the Jehovah's Witnesses do for the name Jehovah. Allah is not called Yahweh once in the Koran but neither is Yahweh called Allah in the Bible. So they can't be the same God. Neither is the word Elohim which is applied to Yahweh over 2,500 times in the Bible used in the Koran. Neither is he called I Am, which He said to Moses would be His name forever."

It Bears Repeating

God’s Word is true. And if something does not line up with God’s Word, it is not true. And it is not additional truth. 
You see, many of you... let me ask you a question. You would possibly say, “Yes, brother Paul, I believe in the inspiration of Scripture. I am a conservative Christian. I believe in the inspiration of Scripture, that Scripture was God breathed, that it is infallible, inerrant. It is a faithful communication of God’s truth. 

Ok. You believe in the inspiration of Scripture. You have only won half the battle. Here is the next question. 
But do you believe in the sufficiency of Scripture? Do you believe that the Scripture is sufficient to make the man of God adequate for every good work or does the man of God also need Freud, Skinner, Rogers and everything else in order to counsel God’s people, in order to train God’s people? 

You see, this is what Scripture is saying. This is what it is saying. 
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Every good work that needs to be done in the body, every good work, the Scripture can adequately prepare us for that. Everything the Bible says in 2 Timothy chapter one, 2 Peter chapter one, everything that we need for life and godliness has been granted to us. 

Everything we need to direct our marriages have been granted to us in this book. Everything we need to raise our children have been granted to us in this book. It is found there. It is. You have to make a decision. Do you want a biblical church or do you want a halfway biblical church?

~Paul Washer

This is exactly what I believe and what every biblical Christian must believe. 

ONLY in Christ Jesus is the treasure of all wisdom and knowledge--nowhere else:

Col 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself
Col 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 
Col 2:4 I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument. 

Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. 
Col 2:9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 
Col 2:10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority

~Originally posted here

Lie and then Blame The Customers

Pro 20:10  Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD. 

I have found that unselfishness pays because it tends to engender unselfishness. --J. C. Penney

The old and honored retail adage,"The customer is always right" is wrong at JC Penny (and no, I refuse to use their grammatically incorrect all-lower-caps logo):


DENVER - A CALL7 hidden-camera investigation finds the discounts at one major national retailer may not be as significant as shoppers would think, after finding prices on tags were marked up so the item can then be placed on "sale."

"Don't you think that's deceptive to the customers?" Rabon asked.

"Well, that's what the people want," the manager said.

"That's what the people want? Is to pay more?" Rabon asked.

"Well, yeah. They wanted coupons and sales. You know when you have coupons and sales, you have to have, the price has to be higher," the manager replied.

End quote.

~ABC News from Denver


On the one hand, its pretty much like anything else. For example, the horrific preachers we have today in "Christianity" are in fact giving what the customers  want (yes, they are seen as "giving units"---and marketing strategies are used to make "churches" bigger with more money coming in), and deceptive leaders are only happy to oblige.

Worldlings are worldlings, whether in the religious sector, market sector or the political one.

And people are too willing to be gullible, especially if it feeds their flesh.

However all that said, to blame the customers for the deception instead of taking responsibility for it is disgusting.

Kind of sounds like Adam's blame-shifting when he blamed "the woman You gave me" before God when asked why he sinned, in Genesis 3.

Does God care about deception even in retail? You better believe He does.


Pro 20:14  "Bad, bad," says the buyer, but when he goes away, then he boasts. 

Pro 20:17  Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel. 

Pro 20:23  Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good. 

Mic 6:11  Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights? 12  Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth

God won't bless the JC Penney current company. The founder was a professing Christian and no doubt would be absolutely enraged and horrified at what the company has become and done in his name and to his name: of his seven principles for fair pricing and good service, one was:  "To test our every policy, method, and act in this wise: 'Does it square with what is right and just?'". In fact, his first store was called "The Golden Rule" which was based on what his parents taught him: to be fair with others. (Of course in this Post-Modern age, what "right and just" are has changed to be subjective and fluid instead of what is biblical--the worldview that Penney grew up with--so it's no shock that today's JCP doesn't even CARE much less DO what is "right and just"). Penney strove to be a fair and honest retailer, even refusing to sell liquor to his biggest client when times were tough. Penny and his stores faced bad financial times more than once. But how he handled it compared to how JCP handles it today is the difference between night and day. 

For a fascinating article on the life of James Cash Penney, go here ( I don't typically post from " 'Christianity' " so always proceed with caution at that site). Here is the book that the article was somewhat based on.

When they continue to boldly push sodomy and then be deceptive with prices and tactics, treating the customer not only without respect, but as stupid and a pump for money, how can the thrice holy God bless such wickedness?

Barilla: no homosexuals in their commercials

Barillia pasta giant says he would not do a commercial promoting homosexuality. While a live-and-let-live attitude is given (isn't that supposed to be the hallmark of liberalism?), the sodomite activists are upset.

Even with pasta, no one is allowed to say sodomy is wrong, much less say anything else negative about such a sinful lifestyle. But boy, can they slam Christians--that's tolerated.

What tolerance from the sodomite activists!

Obama "Hope" Poster Designer's Regret

The artist who created the iconic “Hope” posters during President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign says he’d choose a different caption now....“How about drones?” Fairey said.

~Raw Story


Well sorry, Shepard Fairey, but he is your guy. You pushed for his election, even while many of us saw the problems with him. This is what Obama meant by "change".  Guess you should've dug deeper into Obama's worldview and associations to see this. Blind following for the sake of skin color or any change is foolishness.

Drones are just the tip of iceberg. Liberalism demands to control everyone else while whining "You aren't the boss of ME!". Obama is the epitome of liberalism: big government and a nanny state, violating constitutional rights.

Thanks for the "hope" and "change". 



The New Covenant

“Whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; but whenever a man turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” - 2 Corinthians 3:15-16

One of the most important truths the Holy Spirit unveils for us is the glory of the New Covenant.

In contrast to the Old Covenant, the present New Covenant age is characterized by the clarity of all the key doctrinal and practical passages in the New Testament. This progress from the veiled glory of the previous era to the unveiled glory of the present era occurred when the Holy Spirit came in the Book of Acts. All that God wants us to know and do is clearly brought into focus now because of the teaching ministry of the indwelling Spirit.

The Spirit guides and enlightens New Covenant believers as they read and study God’s Word. Therefore, there is no longer any need, for example, to unscramble the pictures and prophecies regarding Christ. Thus Paul can say, “We use great plainness of speech” (2 Cor. 3:12, KJV). He goes on to say in verses 17-18, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”


Those verses describe the essence of the Christian life: becoming like Jesus Christ. The only way to do that is to know well the unveiled glory of the New Covenant and allow the Holy Spirit to change you more and more into the Savior’s image.

~John MacArthur, Strength for Today for Sept. 27, 2013

Prayer: not a suggestion nor option but a lifeline to spiritual growth

"With all prayer and petition pray at all times" (Eph. 6:18).

As important as prayer is to your Christian life, you might expect Paul to list it as another piece of spiritual armor, but he doesn't. Instead, he makes it all-pervasive by instructing us to pray at all times. That's our spiritual lifeline--the air our spirits breathe. The effectiveness of each piece of armor is directly related to the quality of our prayers.

We see the importance of prayer throughout the New Testament. Jesus instructed His disciples to be on the alert at all times, praying so that they would have strength to face the trials and temptations that lie ahead (Luke 21:36). The apostles devoted themselves to prayer (Acts 6:4), as did godly people like Cornelius (Acts 10:2). Every Christian is to be continually devoted to prayer (Rom. 12:12).

In Philippians 4:6 Paul says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." He told the Thessalonians to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17) and instructed men everywhere to "pray, lifting up holy hands" (1 Tim. 2:8).

Jesus and Paul not only exhorted believers to pray, but also modeled diligent prayer in their own lives. Jesus often went for extended periods of time alone to pray. Paul wrote often of his own fervent prayers on behalf of others (cf. Col. 1:9; Philem. 4).

As a child, you may have been taught that prayer is reserved for mealtimes, bedtime, or church services. That's a common misconception many children carry into their adult years. But believers are to be in constant communication with God, which is simply the overflow of seeing all of life from His perspective. Just as you would discuss your everyday experiences and feelings with a close friend, so you're to discuss them with God....

~John MacArthur, Drawing Near for September 27, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mark Driscoll Claims The Church Is Dying

Mark Driscoll,  R-rated hierling claims that "the church is dying" in these darker days, according to "Christian" Post,

"Christians are being ostracized, gay marriage is being legalized, the bandwagon has stopped carrying us and has started running over us," he continues in the letter. "The church is dying and no one is noticing because we're wasting time criticizing rather than evangelizing.
"The days are darker, which means our resolve must be stronger and our convictions clearer. This is not the hour to trade in work boots for flip-flops," Driscoll adds. "You didn't think you were here to kill time listening to Christian music until Jesus returned, did you?"
End quote.
Seems like Driscoll's "killing time" by talking about sex , writing about sex, and going on a sex-book tourtwisting the Song of Solomon .   
Evangelizing? He's far too busy criticizing the critics. 
In short, Driscoll is why the days are growing darker. He's an unholy man who treats that which is pure as impure.
Jesus Christ promised that HIS church will not die. And it won't. But those that are not built by HIM, those who have a foundation of sand, will be destroyed by HIM for God will not allow His name to be mocked.
More about Driscoll's problems here.

The God Who Sees

This could be speaking to today's rulers and religious leaders like the Word of Faith, New Apostolic Movement, and New Calvinist Movement leaders:


Mic 3:1  And I said: Hear, you heads of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel! Is it not for you to know justice?-- 
Mic 3:2  you who hate the good and love the evil, who tear the skin from off my people and their flesh from off their bones,
Mic 3:3  who eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them, and break their bones in pieces and chop them up like meat in a pot, like flesh in a cauldron.
Mic 3:4  Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not answer them; he will hide his face from them at that time, because they have made their deeds evil. 
Mic 3:5  Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry "Peace" when they have something to eat, but declare war against him who puts nothing into their mouths. 
Mic 3:6  Therefore it shall be night to you, without vision, and darkness to you, without divination. The sun shall go down on the prophets, and the day shall be black over them;
Mic 3:7  the seers shall be disgraced, and the diviners put to shame; they shall all cover their lips, for there is no answer from God. 
Mic 3:8  But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin. 
Mic 3:9  Hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who detest justice and make crooked all that is straight, 
Mic 3:10  who build Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity. 
Mic 3:11  Its heads give judgment for a bribe; its priests teach for a price; its prophets practice divination for money; yet they lean on the LORD and say, "Is not the LORD in the midst of us? No disaster shall come upon us." 
Mic 3:12  Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height. 

Using God's name to  hide  or even justify (read: redefine) one's sin, one's unholy practices, one's ego, love of fame, money, power, and abuse of power etc. does not go unnoticed by the God Who Sees. He will judge such leaders.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bisexual Visibility Day Held In Secret White House Meeting

Sept. 23:

"Today, in honor of Bisexual Visibility Day there will be a White House roundtable discussion “about issues facing the bisexual community” attracting bisexual activists from around the nation."

~PJ Media

Apparently it was a closed-door meeting.

Besides the unnecessary meeting, closed doors, hypocrisy, and agenda, the real problem is that this administration continues to lead our country down an immoral, wicked path that does not escape God's notice.  How far this country as come from its beginnings of men and women who at least had a Judaic-Christian worldview, and at best had a biblical worldview.

Isa 5:20  Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21  Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight! 

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 
Rom 1:19  For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 
Rom 1:20  For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 
Rom 1:21  For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 
Rom 1:22  Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 

Rom 1:24  Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 
Rom 1:25  because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 
Rom 1:26  For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 
Rom 1:27  and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. 
Rom 1:28  And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.