Friday, February 28, 2014

Do Unto Others As They Have Done Unto You: the GOP playbook

The GOP leaders are doing to the "Conservatives" what the Democrats did to them: beat them down, bully them, threaten them, make them compromise.

They figure, if it worked for the Democrats, it'll work for them.


Not if a person has actual good principles, values, and integrity it won't.

Obama's Loyalty to Islam Over and Above Loyalty to the Constitution of the United States

What's this?  A business, Google, can be forced not to serve a customer -- that would be the YouTube uploader here -- because it might offend somebody's religious beliefs?  

President Obama told the UN back in February of 2012, quote, "The future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," quote/unquote....  

As Obama said, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.  Even you, Sergey, and even you, Larry!" That's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the founders.

~Rush Limbaugh

That's one clear and direct vow Obama has kept. 

Never mind his oath of office to uphold the Constitution which is the law of the land.

A Muslim is a Muslim no matter the nation in which he lives. 

Loyalty to Islam over and above anything else is what a true Muslim has. 

Just remember that.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

From Strength to Strength

The Bible testifies that all believers "go from strength to strength — until each appears before God in Zion" Psalm 84:7.

In weakness — the Lord strengthens them;
in poverty — the Lord supplies their needs;
in sickness — the Lord sustains them; and
in death — the Lord gives them the final victory!

O Father, I am weak — but You are strong. Give me of Your strength so that I may serve You and walk with You all the days of my life on this earth.

Encouragement: Afflictions are Appointed

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"He will certainly accomplish what He has decreed for me — and He has many more things like these in mind!" Job 23:14

The trials of time were appointed in eternity. He who chose us unto eternal life — also planned the path by which we are to reach it! Nothing ever happens to us by 'chance'.

Our little trials,
our great troubles,
our heavy crosses,
our painful losses —
are all a part of God's plan!

Nor did He plan afflictions for us merely haphazardly — He planned them because He saw that we needed them. He intended to make them rich blessings to us.

Every cross is a mercy,
every loss is a gain,
every trouble is a blessing,
and every trial is a seed of joy!

We shall be better in the future — for what we suffer now. If we sow in tears — we shall reap in joy. A wet spring will introduce a glorious harvest. Many of our present tears will crystallize into pearls — and will be an ornament to us in glory!

And not only so, but the same love that planned our trials — also provides strength to bear them. Our choicest comforts will flow from them. Time reveals what God planned in eternity — and eternity will reveal what God had in view in all the trials of time!

Let us, then, bear our afflictions with patience and seek grace to honor God in all that we suffer, as well as by all that we do. If we keep our eye fixed on glorifying God — He will order and arrange everything that happens to us so that it shall work for our good. Nothing shall by any means hurt us. The darkest clouds shall bring showers of blessings; and our sharpest pains shall only introduce us to the sweetest joys!

Gracious Lord, help me not only to submit to Your appointments, but to be pleased with them — so pleased that if the turning of a straw would alter them — I would not turn it! Oh, give me grace — to rejoice in my afflictions!

"So that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them!" 1 Thessalonians 3:3

The Inequality of Religion In America

Offend Christians and then force them to go against their religious beliefs.

Offend Muslims and they can't remove the offense fast enough.

Double standard.

Liberals Forced To Remove Offensive Symbol in Katy Perry Video for Muslims; But No Such Care Is Shown Toward Christians

An Islamic symbol has been removed from the online version of the Katy Perry music video for 'Dark Horse' after an online petition claimed it was offensive to the Muslim religion.
“At 01.15 into the video a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word ‘Allah’ which is the Arabic word for God,” wrote Shazad Iqbal in a petition calling for the video to be removed from YouTube. “Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.”
Some say the move is off base, and that the controversy over Perry’s video spotlights a double-standard, as artists like Lady Gaga and Madonna repeatedly use Christian symbols in music videos in ways that offend some Christians.
How does this square with liberals demanding that Christians serve sodomites or their "unions" when it goes against their religion? Where's the back bend to not offend us? Instead the government is forcing Christians to offend their religion and their God. Yet they won't do it with the Muslims?

Islamic State of Iraq and Levant Demands "Christians" Pay Tribute in Gold for "Safe Passage"

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WASHNGTON – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, considered to be the most ruthless of the Sunni Islamic militant groups fighting in Syria, has ordered a Christian community in Raqqa, Syria, to pay nearly 38 pounds of gold as a “guarantee of their safety.”....
Raqqa, or ar-Raqqah, is a city in north central Syria with a population of some 300,000 people, of which less than 1 percent, or 3,000, are Christian. That means each Christian then would be required to come up with more than $260 in gold.

Prior to issuing the demand for the gold, sources say the Christians had met with ISIS fighters who offered three choices: Convert to Islam, accept ISIS conditions or reject their control and possibly be killed.


This shows yet again what Americans don't get: Islam is incapatable with the West and anyone who refuses to submit to Islam will pay one way or another. It is a POLITICAL religion. They've done this for centuries. Of course, liberals would LOVE this b/c they want "Christians" to pay for the sin of even existing. However, Islam will make liberals pay too because they are Infidels. Libs just are too dense to get that just yet.

IRS Tries To Get Dems Elected for Obama

WASHINGTON – The IRS is engaged in a systematic process of delaying and denying tax-exempt applications by conservative groups in an effort to elect Democratic Party candidates favorable to the Obama administration, charged the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in his opening statement at a subcommittee hearing this morning.


It may be time to realize that conservatives may just have to give up tax-exemption and continue on.

Harvard Writer Freely Expresses View That Free Speech Should Be Abolished On Campus

A student writer at Harvard University is raising eyebrows after publishing her belief that free speech on campus should be abolished and professors with opposing views be fired.

Sandra Korn, a senior who writes a column for the Harvard Crimson newspaper, thinks radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy, and the First Amendment only hinders colleges from brainwashing students with her viewpoint.
“Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice,” states the subtitle of her Feb. 18 column, in which she insists Harvard stop guaranteeing students and professors the right to hold controversial views and conduct research putting liberalism in a negative light.

Does that irony escape her? Does her hypocrisy (assuming she's actually serious and not merely demonstrating the absurdity of liberals by being absurd herself)?
Under her own view, she should've been silenced.

Convicted Terrorist "Navigator" Of ObamaStateCare

More thugs connected to ObamaStateCare:

During her tenure as an Obamacare "navigator," Rasmieh Yousef Odeh had access to Illinois consumers' sensitive personal data. Unbeknownst to those citizens, and to her employer, Ms. Odeh has an extremely sordid past. She was convicted for her role in three bombings, including one that killed two innocent people at an Israeli supermarket in the late 1960's....


Walgreen Photo Developer An "Expert" On Copyright Law; refused to print customer's personal photo

A Mississippi woman says she waged a nearly three-week battle to get pictures of Bible Scripture printed, after the photo department at a national chain store insisted that her images of Gospel inspiration violated copyright laws.
Kelly Taylor, 46, of Gulfport, told her local Walgreens refused to process two prints of Scripture verses she had ordered online, first blaming it on a "technical issue," then explaining it was due to copyright law -- which has never applied to the Good Book.
After the publication of this article Walgreens spokesman James W. Graham said in an email to that the customer service employee who expressed copyright concerns to Taylor was not speaking on behalf of the company.
Taylor said she is glad to have her images, which she plans to memorize with her Bible study group, but she and her friends hope the episode will be a teachable moment for Walgreens.
A mere employee of Walgreens is an expert in copyright law?

Gaymes Over: Russia hauls in Olympic Protestors

The real face of Communism:

"Russian President Vladimir Putin played nice with his own citizens in front of the world in the months leading up to the Olympics. In December,he freed famous political prisoners like Mikhail Khodorkovsky and members of Pussy Riot and Greenpeace.

The closing ceremony in Sochi was Sunday. The very next day, Moscow police detained more than 200 activists for protesting against Putin, including those same members of Pussy Riot and well-known opposition leader Alexei Navalny."


Yet Obama is supportive of Putin.

Is it any wonder why half of the Ukrainians want nothing to do with the rule of Russia and Putin?

The right to protest one's government and to have free speech doesn't exist in Russia. Nor does it exist with Liberals (if you dare say sodomy is a sin or refuse to participate in services for a sodomite union, you not only get bullied but also get hauled into court. If you say something offensive on the NFL, you get penalized too.

Ah free speech.

But hey, Communism is the Liberal's utopia.

Until their own followers find out that even their rights are taken away.


Another example: no free speech:

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world.

In a statement, Google said: "We strongly disagree with this ruling and will fight it."
Cris Armenta, a lawyer for Garcia, said she is delighted with the decision.

"Ordering YouTube and Google to take down the film was the right thing to do," Armenta said in an email. "The propaganda film differs so radically from anything that Ms. Garcia could have imagined when the director told her that she was being cast in the innocent adventure film."
Reuters is absolutely wrong in their claim that the video sparked the  protests. That was put to bed months ago. But why would journalists care about the facts?
The real issue has to do with offensive material against Islam. But do the same liberals care about the offenses of Christians? No. Because Christians don't go around committing honor killings and slicing people up who dare blaspheme the God of Scripture. No, instead, it's "just" our rights that are taken away, while the Muslims' remain in tact. Just remember two words: Sharia Law.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Harkin Brags About How Free and Good Socialist Cuba's Medicine Is; Rubio Decimates Harkin On the Senate Floor

HARKIN:  When a woman gets pregnant in Cuba, she gets visited immediately, well, soon as they know about it. She gets visited by a nurse. She gets visited by health officials who put her on a better diet, make sure she doesn't smoke, provide supportive services for her during her pregnancy, make sure that there's someone there for the birth, and that child is -- everything is just covered from the earliest time of pregnancy through early childhood.

HARKIN:  Every one of these students are going to medical school, and you know what it costs them?  Zero.  Not one cent.  The 108 students that are there, pay nothing.  We have over 90 graduates of this school back here in America right now.  And that's another thing, whenever we traveled all over Cuba, I went to the clinics, and I talked to health people, I'd always ask them, "What did it cost you to go to the school? Do you have student debt?"  No.  Medical school is free.  There is no cost to going to medical school.  None whatsoever.

~Rush Limbaugh- partial transcript of Harkin's love affair with Cuba

Marc Rubio, who's parents came from Cuba, responds on the Senate Floor to the propaganda from Harkin hailing the socialist/communist dictator nation of Cuba...Here is the video and part of the transcript (to go Hot Air for the whole thing). It's totally worth watching.

 Excerpts of the transcript from Hot Air:

I wonder if our visitors to Cuba were informed that in Cuba, any time there is any sort of problem with the child in utero they are strongly encouraged to undergo abortions, and that’s why they have an abortion rate that skyrockets, and some say, is perhaps the highest the world. I heard him also talk about these great doctors that they have in Cuba. I have no doubt they’re very talented. I’ve met a bunch of them. You know where I met them? In the United States because they defected. Because in Cuba, doctors would rather drive a taxi cab or work in a hotel than be a doctor. I wonder if they spoke to him about the outbreak of cholera that they’ve been unable to control, or about the three-tiered system of health care that exists where foreigners and government officials get health care much better than that that’s available to the general population.
I also heard him speak about baseball and I know that Cubans love baseball, since my parents were from there and I grew up in a community surrounded by it. He talked about these great baseball players that are coming from Cuba — and they are. But I wonder if they informed him — in fact, I bet you they didn’t talk about those players to him because every single one of those guys playing in the Major Leagues defected. They left Cuba to play here....
I heard about their wonderful literacy rate, how everyone in Cuba knows how to read. That’s fantastic. Here’s the problem: they can only read censored stuff. They’re not allowed access to the Internet. The only newspapers they’re allowed to read are Granma or the ones produced by the government.
I wish that someone on that trip would have asked the average Cuban, ‘With your wonderful literacy skills, are you allowed to read The New York Times or the Wall Street Journal or any blog, for that matter?’ Because the answer’s, ‘No.’ So it’s great to have literacy, but if you don’t have access to the information, what’s the point of it? So I wish somebody would have asked about that on that trip. 
Let me tell you what the Cubans are really good at, because they don’t know how to run their economy, they don’t know how to build, they don’t know how to govern a people. What they are really good at is repression. What they are really good at is shutting off information to the Internet and to radio and television and social media. That’s what they’re really good at. And they’re not just good at it domestically, they’re good exporters of these things. And you want to see exhibit A, B, C and D? I’m going to show them to you right now. They have exported repression in real-time, in our hemisphere, right now.
I listen to this stuff about Cuba and I listen to what’s happening in Venezuela, they’re very similar. Not just in the repression part, but the economics part. You know Venezuela’s an oil-rich country with hardworking people? They have a shortage — we don’t have an embargo against Venezuela. They have a shortage of toilet paper and tooth paste. Why? Because they are incompetent. Because communism doesn’t work. They look more and more like Cuba economically and politically every single day.
~End quote. More here where he deals with the abortion, political martyrs, etc.

The Bullying By Liberals and Sodomite Activists

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I'm not the only one who sees the bullying by the homosexual activists and liberals:


This is on the Today Show today.  Oh, yeah, it was beyond CNN.  It was in local Arizona Eyeball News there, too, as well.  Mike Taibbi, this is way he set up the reporting of the story on the Today Show today.
TAIBBI:  If Governor Brewer does veto the bill, ultraconservative talkers like Rush Limbaugh say they know who's to blame.
RUSH ARCHIVE:  She's being bullied by the homosexual lobby in Arizona and elsewhere.
RUSH:  Folks, that little innocuous statement, which happens to be nothing more than an observation of what's going on, literally caused liberal brains and heads to explode last night....
So, anyway, that's the Today Show.  Now, here is KPNX Eyeball 12 news at 10 in Phoenix.  This is the anchor Lin Sue Cooney reporting about Mitt Romney and me on the Arizona bill.
COONEY:  Mitt Romney has become the latest high profile public figure to criticize the bill.  Rush Limbaugh is on the other side, saying, quote, "the governor of Arizona is being bullied.  She's being bullied by the homosexual lobby in Arizona and elsewhere.  She's being bullied by the nationwide Drive-By Media.  She's being bullied by certain elements of corporate America in order to advance the gay agenda."
RUSH:  How is this...? How is this even a matter of discussion?  She is being bullied.  That is part of the way the left gets its way, is to bully every opponent practically on every issue.  They've successfully bullied the Republicans into submission.  You know what the Republican position on this is?  (frightened) "Governor Brewer, please just veto it so it will go away!  It's gonna kill us if you sign it! Oh, God! Oh, don't! Don't! Please veto it!  Do what they say!"
They want her to veto and get it to go away. "Just, please!" The Republican Party has been successfully bullied to the point now of submission.  
RUSH:  I have no trouble admitting to you, folks, I find this hilarious. It's such a teachable moment.  It is so hilarious.  There's no question she's being bullied, and yet I'm the bad guy for pointing it out.  There's no other conclusion you can draw, in terms of the pressure that is being exerted on the governor in order to achieve the outcome they desire.  They're not just passively waiting for the governor to make up her own mind.
There's no passivity going on out there.  There's not any patience or people just waiting to see what she does.  Of course they're engaged here in bullying. You know, I guess what bothers them is that they think "bullying" is exclusively a conservative thing.  That's what bugs them. I'm turning around on it, calling them bullies.  Of course, they're incapable of that kind of behavior.  You know, if they don't like "bullying," what would be a better word be? 
End quote.

HYPOCRISY: LA Sodomite Bar Refuses Service To Anti-Sodomite Legislatures, Yet Liberals Attack AZ's Proposed Law Allowing Businesses To Deny Service to Sodomites

David Cooley, the founder of The Abbey Food & Barlocated at 692 North Robertson Blvd., has announced the popular gay bar will add any legislator in any state who votes for “bills to allow for discrimination against LGBT people” to a “Deny Entry List.”
In a statement, Cooley said The Abbey will also display headshots of each state representative who support bills on the security list, including Kansas House Bill 2453, Arizona Senate Bill 1062, Idaho House Bill 426, Ohio House Bill 82 and other similar proposals.


As Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer weighs whether to sign a bill that would allow businesses to deny services to gay customers, top national Republicans just want the issue to go away.
Proponents of the legislation — which Brewer has until Saturday to sign or veto and is reportedly leaning against — say the bill is designed to protect religious liberty. But many Washington Republicans see it as a political loser, giving the left another cudgel to attack conservatives as intolerant while motivating liberals and younger voters ahead of the midterm elections. It also threatens to widen the chasm between social conservatives and GOP operatives, who have become increasingly public in their support for gay marriage.



 A bar owner in West Hollywood can deny entry to anybody he thinks is not sympathetic to LGBT issues, but a business owner in Arizona cannot lawfully protect and adhere to his or her religious views which are constitutionally protected.  And the effort to make that bakery or any other business -- wedding photographer, wedding cake baker -- to force them to do business with people that they religiously object to, why, that's not bullying anybody. Why, no, it's just the way it ought to be. 
Can we agree, ladies and gentlemen, selective enforcement of the law is wrong? 
A bar owner in West Hollywood: you're not getting in here if you're not sympathetic to gay issues.  Somebody bakes cake or takes photos in a business refuses when a gay couple walks in, then all hell breaks loose. 

Rush Limbaugh sees the absolute hypocrisy of this too.
But again I say, the liberals won't DARE deny the "right" to religious freedom of Muslim business owners to sell something or to someone if it violates their Sharia Law. Nope, only conservatives/Christians get their rights taken away.


"RUSH ARCHIVE:  She's being bullied by the homosexual lobby in Arizona and elsewhere."

Black Pastors Call For AG Eric Holder's Impeachment

Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached for refusing to enforce laws against same-sex marriage, charges a coalition of black pastors who are collecting the signatures of a million people who think likewise.

The attorney general of the United States should be impeached over his repeated lawlessness in attempting to impose same-sex marriage through the nation,” said Rev. Bill Owens, president of Coalition of African American Pastors.
“It’s one thing to make a political argument that gay marriage should be the law, but it’s quite another to take actions that ignore federal law, Supreme Court rulings and the constitutions of dozens of states that have specifically rejected the redefinition of marriage which the administration is trying to impose.”
Holder and President Obama arbitrarily decided that the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and refused to defend it, as the president’s oath of office requires.
“As much as President Obama and Attorney General Holder would like it to be otherwise, we live in a democracy – with government of, by, and for the people – not a monarchy ruled by a king issuing decrees from on high,” Owens continued. “The citizens of several states who have voted overwhelmingly to preserve marriage have had their votes voided and thrown out by radical federal judges; and the Obama administration – in particular the Justice Department – has been shamefully complicit in this attack on the rights of those voters.”
The pastors’ coalition, which works to promote values of faith and family, is nonpartisan and nondenominational.

Exchanging "Principles" for Money (just wait until a Muslim owner refuses service for religious reasons!)

As Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer weighs whether to sign a bill that would allow businesses to deny services to gay customers, top national Republicans just want the issue to go away.

Proponents of the legislation — which Brewer has until Saturday to sign or veto and is reportedly leaning against — say the bill is designed to protect religious liberty. But many Washington Republicans see it as a political loser, giving the left another cudgel to attack conservatives as intolerant while motivating liberals and younger voters ahead of the midterm elections. It also threatens to widen the chasm between social conservatives and GOP operatives, who have become increasingly public in their support for gay marriage.


Which is why there is NO difference between the Dems and Repubs and therefore why I left them.

Businesses have historically and constitutionally been able to refuse anyone  they want until recent years.

Ironically, this will come back to bite them as the acceptable religion of Islam which the Liberals LOVE to defend, will also be under fire when they refuse service to infidels and homosexuals because of their religious beliefs (see Sharia Law). But see, Muslims will fight and die for their beliefs; liberals quake and whine and complain but are unwilling to break a fingernail much less die for their cause.

Exchanging principles (so called) for money is sick. It shows that the REAL principle is that of money and power, not of morality and integrity.

Sodomy is being shoved down our throats.  The biblical God will judge these people for this. His eye is everywhere and He calls everyone to account.

Acclaimed LIBERAL Constitutional Scholar Alarmed At Number Obama's Executive Orders

Nationally acclaimed constitutional scholar Professor Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School is the second-most cited law professor in the country.
Testifying before a House Judiciary Committee looking into whether the president is faithfully executing the law, Turley flatly stated, “We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis with sweeping implications for our system of government.”
He also said that while he may agree with many of Obama’s policies, he has grave concerns about the way the president is implementing those policies.
Turley noted he had criticized former President George W. Bush for his use of executive orders, but the professor has become “alarmed” by the increasing number of those orders under Obama.
The professor had previously testified that in his view Obama “has repeatedly violated this doctrine (of the separation of powers) in the circumvention of Congress in areas ranging from health care to immigration law to environmental law.”
The solution, the professor said, lies in Congress. In his legal opinion, Congress, as a relatively small body, is “particularly well-designed” to have legal standing to bring lawsuits challenging the legality of the president’s unilateral actions and executive orders.
~WND excerpts

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Inability of Jesus Christ to Sin

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The Impeccability of Christ by Arthur W. Pink

We are living in a world of sin, and the fearful havoc it has wrought is evident on every side. How refreshing, then, to fix our gaze upon One who is immaculately holy, and who passed through this scene unspoilt by its evil. Such was the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God incarnate. For thirty-three years He was in immediate contact with sin, yet He was never, to the slightest degree, contaminated. He touched the leper, yet was not defiled, even ceremonially. Just as the rays of the sun shine upon a stagnant pool without being sullied thereby, so Christ was unaffected by the iniquity which surrounded Him. He ‘did no sin’ (1 Pet. 2:22), ‘in Him is no sin’ (1 John 3:5 and contrast 1:8), He ‘knew no sin’ (2 Cor. 5:21), He was ‘without sin’ (Heb. 4:15). He was ‘holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners’ (Heb. 7:26).
But not only was Christ sinless, He was impeccable, that is, incapable of sinning. No attempt to set forth the doctrine of His wondrous and peerless person would be complete, without considering this blessed perfection. Sad indeed is it to behold the widespread ignorance thereon today, and sadder still to hear and read this precious truth denied. The last Adam differed from the first Adam in His impeccability. Christ was not only able to overcome temptation, but He was unable to be overcome by it. Necessarily so, for He was ‘the Almighty’ (Rev. 1:8). True, Christ was man, but He was the God-man, and as such, absolute Master and Lord of all things. Being Master of all things—as His dominion over the winds and waves, diseases and death, clearly demonstrated—it was impossible that anything should master Him.
The immutability of Christ proves His impeccability, or incapability of sinning: ‘Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever’ (Heb. 13:8). Because He was not susceptible to any change, it was impossible for the incarnate Son of God to sin. Herein we behold again His uniqueness. Sinless angels fell, sinless Adam fell: they were but creatures, and creaturehood and mutability are, really, correlative terms. But was not the manhood of Christ created? Yes, but it was never placed on probation, it never had a separate existence. From the very first moment of its conception in the virgin’s womb, the humanity of Christ was taken into union with His Deity; and therefore could not sin.
The omnipotence of Christ proves His impeccability. That the Lord Jesus, even during the days of His humiliation, was possessed of omnipotence, is clear from many passages of Scripture. ‘What things so ever He (the Father) doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise….For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth, even so the Son quickeneth whom He will’ (John 5:19, 21). When we say that Christ possessed omnipotence during His earthly sojourn, we do not mean that He was so endowed by the Holy Spirit, but that He was essentially, inherently, personally, omnipotent. Now to speak of an omnipotent person yielding to sin, is a contradiction in terms. All temptation to sin must proceed from a created being, and hence it is a finite power; but impossible is it for a finite power to overcome omnipotency.
The constitution of Christ’s person proves His impeccability. In Him were united (in a manner altogether incomprehensible to created intelligence) the Divine and the human natures. Now ‘God cannot be tempted with evil’ (James 1:13); ‘it is impossible for God to lie’ (Heb. 6:18). And Christ was ‘God manifest in flesh’ (1 Tim. 3:16); ‘Immanuel’—God with us (Matt. 1:23). Personality centered not in His humanity. Christ was a Divine person, who had been ‘made in the likeness of men’ (Phil. 2:7). Utterly impossible was it, then, for the God-man to sin. To affirm the contrary, is to be guilty of the most awful blasphemy. It is irreverent speculation to discuss what the human nature of Christ might have done if it had been alone. It never was alone; it never had a separate existence; from the first moment of its being it was united to a Divine person.
It is objected to the truth of Christ’s impeccability that it is inconsistent with His temptability. A person who cannot sin, it is argued, cannot be tempted to sin. As well might one reason that because an army cannot be defeated, it cannot be attacked. ‘Temptability depends upon the constitutional susceptibility, while impeccability depends upon the will. So far as His natural susceptibility, both physical and mental, was concerned, Jesus Christ was open to all forms of human temptation, excepting those that spring out of lust, or corruption of nature. But His peccability, or the possibility of being overcome by these temptations, would depend upon the amount of voluntary resistance which He was able to bring to bear against them. Those temptations were very strong, but if the self-determination of His holy will was stronger than they, then they could not induce Him to sin, and He would be impeccable. And yet plainly He would be temptable’ (W.G. Shedd, 1889).
Probably there were many reasons why God ordained that His incarnate Son should be tempted by men, by the Devil, by circumstances. One of these was to demonstrate His impeccability. Throw a lighted match into a barrel of gunpowder, and there will be an explosion; throw it into a barrel of water, and the match will be quenched. This, in a very crude way, may be taken to illustrate the difference between Satan’s tempting us and his tempting of the God-man. In us, there is that which is susceptible to his ‘fiery darts’; but the Holy One could say, ‘The prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in Me’ (John 14:30). The Lord Jesus was exposed to a far more severe testing and trying than the first Adam was, in order to make manifest His mighty power of resistance.
‘We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, without sin’ (Heb. 4:15). ‘This text teaches that the temptations of Christ were ‘without sin’ in their source and nature, and not merely, as the passage is sometimes explained, that they were ‘without sin’ in their result. The meaning is not, that our Lord was tempted in every respect exactly as fallen man is-by inward lust, as well as by other temptations—only He did not outwardly yield to any temptation; but that He was tempted in every way that man is, excepting by that class of temptations that are sinful, because originating in evil and forbidden desire.
‘The fact that Christ was almighty and victorious in His resistance does not unfit Him to be an example for imitation to a weak and sorely-tempted believer. Because our Lord overcame His temptations, it does not follow that His conflict and success was an easy one for Him. His victory cost Him tears and blood. ‘His visage was so marred more than any man’ (Isa. 52:14). There was the ‘travail of His soul’ (Isa. 52:14). In the struggle He cried, ‘O My Father, if it be possible let this cup pass from Me’ (Matt. 26:39). Because an army is victorious, it by no means follows that the victory was a cheap one’ (W.G.T. Shedd).
One other objection may, perhaps, be noted, though we hesitate to defile these pages by even transcribing the filthy exhalations of the carnal mind. If the humanity of Christ was, because of its union to His Divine person, incapable of sinning, then in view of its being Divinely sustained how could it hunger and thirst, suffer and die? and seeing it did, then why was it incapable of yielding to temptation? It is sufficient answer to this impious question to point out that, while the Mediator was commissioned to die (John 10:18), He was not commissioned to sin. The human nature of Christ was permitted to function freely and normally: hence it wearied and wept; but to sin is not a normal act of human nature.
To be the Redeemer of His people, Christ must be ‘mighty to save, travelling in the greatness of His strength’ (Isa. 63:1). He must have power to overcome all temptation when it assails His person, in order that He may be able to ‘succour them that are tempted’ (Heb. 2:18). Here then is one of the solid planks in that platform on which the faith of the Christian rests: because the Lord Jesus is Almighty, having absolute power over sin, the feeble and sorely-tried saint may turn to Him in implicit confidence, seeking His efficacious aid. Only He who triumphed over sin, both in life and in death, can save me from my sins.
Taken from Studies in the Scriptures, Sept. 1932.

Monday, February 24, 2014

How A Sip of Soda Affects Your Health

Chart source: Natural News

Liberals Not Outraged By FCC Media Monitoring: first Amendment rights aren't worth protecting for Conservatives

Any freedom-loving person would be outraged at the attempt by the Federal Communications Commission to inject itself into monitoring the practices of print and broadcast media organizations, but the outrage came almost exclusively from conservatives, which is highly instructive...
Simply put, everyone should object to this proposed action, and the fact that only conservatives did shows they are the only ones acting as freedom’s guardians. That liberals didn’t object is bad but is made much worse by their opinion that conservatives’ objection is itself objectionable.
If blindly ideological liberals had a clue, they’d understand that the primary reason conservatives object is not their fear that certain media outlets will be exposed as unfairly conservative. Conservatives strenuously oppose the proposed action because it is such a threat to our First Amendment liberties, and any government that would even casually contemplate such a move is one to be greatly feared – and beaten back.

~David Limbaught, WND 

Preconceptions of Women: what do you do when it's not what women want?

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The front page of a local newspaper in northern California featured the headline “The Promise Denied,” lamenting the under-representation of women in computer engineering. The continuation of this long article on an inside page had the headline, “Who is to blame for this?”

In other words, the fact that reality does not match the preconceptions of the intelligentsia shows that there is something wrong with reality, for which somebody must be blamed. Apparently, their preconceptions cannot be wrong....
Women have their own agendas, and if these agendas do not usually include computer engineering, what is to be done? Draft women into engineering schools to satisfy the preconceptions of our self-anointed saviors? Or will a propaganda campaign be sufficient to satisfy those who think that they should be making other people’s choices for them?
That kind of thinking is how we got Obamacare.
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~Dr. Thomas Sowell (excerpts)

Read more at  WND

Five Year Olds "Having Sex" In Class Bathroom

(DAILYMAIL) — A kindergarten teacher has been suspended from her job after two of her students were found ‘having sex’ while naked in her classroom’s bathroom.
Kelly Mascio, who has been teaching for more than 15 years in Mullica Township, New Jersey, has been suspended with pay since the incident on September 30.
According to a police report, Mascio found the two five-year-olds – a boy and girl – naked in her in-classroom bathroom. They told her they were ‘having sex.’

FIVE years old. How in the world do they even KNOW the word "sex" much less get naked in the bathroom and claim to being doing it??

This is the sexualizing of our little, vunerable children, clearly at home and then brought into the classroom, and certainly not helped by the school. We know how the government is pushing sexuality on them as well via pushing sodomy and sharing bathrooms depending upon how which gender a child "identifies with". Besides that, we know that many children come into a family that has significantly older children who expose them to absolutely inappropriate topics of discussion as well as music and t.v. shows. I know. My youngest was exposed to that junk in elementary school through a classmate who had a 15  year old sister.

We should as parents and grandparents, be protecting our children, not exposing them to sexuality.

But hey, that just doesn't happen, right? Not in "your" school, right?

Alpha Course, Pete Greig, Rick Warren, Tope Koleoso

From my friend  who runs the discernment blog "Discern The Time":

This upcoming conference (link below) is about as bad as it gets. Please take a moment to review what Alpha Course is about:

The speakers for this conference are false teachers. In fact, one of them; Pete Greig, is creator of "The Order of the Mustard Seed" ( ) which is a mystic, catholic, demonic order which offers a 'vow'- ( and a 'ring'- ( to show membership. Greig (UK) is the creator of contemplative, mystic Prayer Rooms called "Boiler Rooms"- that run up to 24 hours a day.(24/7 Prayer) (You will also see that Mike Bickle of IHOP offers this here in the USA)

This conference affirms Rick Warren as a false teacher as he links arms with a Bendictine Monk and Mystic, contemplative teachers.

Please recall that Warren is ALSO on the advisory board of Tony Blair's "Faith Foundation" which is an interfaith false foundation having NOTHING to do with God's Word and the gospel message.

Folks- you are looking at a preview of the one world religion of the AntiChrist with Rick Warren greatly aiding it's arrival.

Anyone who states that "Rick Warren is my brother in Christ" must be scrutinized also to see if he is truly "in the faith". There is NO liason with dark and light according to God's Word. (2 Cor. 6:14)

(Also.. as a side note.. Tope Koleoso is another promoter of The Alpha Course: )

Here is the conference-- truly the worst I have seen yet:

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Remember, Warren and Tope are endorsed by John Piper.

2Jn 1:9  Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 
2Jn 1:10  If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, 11  for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works. 

Average Joe Starting To Fight Against Tyrannical Government

From the protest of the DHS plan to build a nationwide license plate database, to the protest against the FCC controlling news coverage in the media, to gun-conrol protesters, Reynolds sees the "ruling class" (average Joe?) fighting back against the onslaught of anti-Constitutional rights. He concludes with:

"Though people have taken to the streets from Egypt, to Ukraine, to Venezuela toThailand, many have wondered whether Americans would ever resist the increasing encroachments on their freedom. I think they've begun."

~USA Today

Adios, Piers

David Carr writes on CNN's dumping Piers Morgan:

It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. After all, the people who tune into a cable news network are, by their nature, deeply interested in America.

Crossing an ocean for a replacement for Larry King, who had ratings problems of his own near the end, was probably not a great idea to begin with. For a cable news station like CNN, major stories are like oxygen. When something important or scary happens in America, many of us have an immediate reflex to turn on CNN. When I find Mr. Morgan telling me what it all means, I have a similar reflex to dismiss what he is saying. It is difficult for him to speak credibly on significant American events because, after all, he just got here.

Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he said. “That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”

~Excerpts, New York Times

Exactly the problem. Morgan wanted to tell Americans how wrong and stupid they are. What did he think was going to happen? Get higher ratings for insulting an American audience?

Perhaps this is a glimmer of "hope" that Americans are still, even in the CNN audience, anti-socialist.

One can only hope, but the reality is, many of them also likely voted for the socialist Obama.

World Champion Chess Player Says: Under Obama, he'd still be a citizen of the Soviet Union

Soviet Union born world champion chess player states:

I've said it before, but if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, I'd still be a citizen of the Soviet Union.