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June 15, 2020, 2:55 pm
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As I see the horror happening all across what was at one time the United States of America, but is now the American States, some of which are decidedly Socialist in nature, while others are still Republican in nature. By Republican I do not mean the political party, but rather the form of government. After all our nation was formed as a Republic, not a democracy. Democracies, ultimately fail, look to history and see the truth in this statement. A democratic or democracy form of government lends itself to the strong beating the weak into submission, which is what is happening all across our nation today.

The republican or republic form of government on the other hand is one that allows for protection for the weak, and allows for civil discourse to happen. I see that we have no longer a working republic, because we are being beaten by those who refuse to hold a conversation, it is their way or no way except destruction. They use whatever excuse they can to destroy, they do not wish civil discourse, there is not civility in burning, destroying property, looting and other atrocities which used to be seen as criminal activity, but is not told to be civil disobedience, or peaceful protest according to the likes of CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the main stream media.

What I see happening today, historically led to the Soviet Union, and more recently Venezuela, and Cuba, and now the Autonomous Area of Seattle Washington. There is apparently even a war lord there, and of course armed guards at all the entrances to their part of Seattle, and a Mayor and a Governor who are of course Socialists in their own right. If this is allowed to stand, who knows how long it will be before the thugs will attempt to extend their area of influence. Maybe we will see this sort of chaos spread to other parts of the State, until it becomes the Peoples Republic of Washington State.

The longer this goes on the more emboldened the fascists who are controlling all of this nonsense will become. Witness the burning of a Wendy’s in Atlanta, just because a black man was killed. Was it right that he died, I don’t think so, but destroying a man’s business because it happens to be the place where this began, seems to be a bit of overkill in the extreme. However the politicians keep making excuses for the excesses of their brown shirts, their fascist bullies who are wreaking havoc across our nation.

You may take umbrage at my use of the terms, brown shirts, or fascists, however this was the way the Socialists took over Germany in the 1930’s. They used the bullies to destroy businesses, they blamed it all on the Jews, to allow for taking over the businesses and the properties of the Jewish people and eventually killed 6 million of them, along with many thousands of Christians, Gypsies and other undesirables all in the need, they told people, for the cleansing of the nation under the 3rd Reich. Oh in Italy it was the black shirts, who did the dirty work for Mussolini. This of course led to WW II, and of course we entered the war because the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Today we call the Japanese and the Germans our allies, however we have not learned the lessons of World War two. We see it happening in our streets today.

I have been spending much time studying history, and the history of the Church, and I have seen much of mans inhumanity to men and women over the centuries. I know that God does not play favorites, he invites all to come and be a part of his Kingdom, and of course he sends his messengers to many places, hoping for some to move to become a member of the family. Yet I also see the wrongs of the Church over the centuries too. The church itself has caused the death of millions, by torture, and by other means because those millions did not toe the line. Now of course we have a different world in which we live, yet, we see governments in different nations forcing the christian worship to become State worship, (China), we see in parts of Africa groups such as Boko Haram killing, maiming, destroying whole villages because they were Christians. Even though those they killed did nothing to deserve the kind of destruction the killers visited upon them. They were peaceful loving people, growing crops, and sharing with any who had need.

We also see armies readying for war in the middle east, for no reason other than a 3000 year old hatred. The interesting part of this is that this people are actually cousins, their roots go back thousands of years, and they have been fighting each other for all those thousands of years.

Let me go back just a little bit, I said that God did not play favorites, any one who asked to be forgiven of being an enemy of God could be forgiven and brought back to a relationship, because God loved and loves his creation. Yet we humans don’t want his interference in our lives, or we don’t believe he even exists. Of course there is also the simple fact that many church groups have moved away from God, simply because they don’t like his teaching on sin. Here is what the apostle Peter said to Cornelius, a Roman Centurion, and his family.

“Act 10:34-35 CSB  Peter began to speak: “Now I truly understand that God doesn’t show favoritism,  (35)  but in every nation the person who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.” By the way, that word “fears” is actually better translated as “in awe of”. The important part is that God does not play favorites, all who come to Him may be accepted by him. So another interesting thing is something that Jesus taught. Mat 22:37-40 NKJV  Jesus said to him, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’  (38)  This is the first and great commandment.  (39)  And the second is like it: ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’  (40)  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

I understand that sometimes it is difficult to love your neighbor, but if you act toward your neighbor as you would like them to act toward you, things might change between you. I am 75 years old, and a retired Pastor, and I try to act in this manner, I am not always successful but I do work at it. I love my God fully, I trust him to be with me in all the situations in life, and I do love my neighbors and know that sometimes, we might not see eye to eye on some things, but we do so in love and that means we allow for each other to agree to disagree. What I see in our nation today hurts my soul, I can only pray, I cannot stop or control what is going on around us. I do pray for a peaceful solution to what is becoming a terrible war with people who have decided they want only their way and refuse to compromise. I see so many people getting hurt, and some dying, because of the violence, the looting and the other things that are going on.

I shall continue to pray about all of this, confessing my own sins as I do and then confessing that our nation is full of sin and sinful people, and that I pray for each and every soul that is involved, on whatever side they may be. I especially pray for our politicians, in both houses and the executive as well as the Supreme Court. There is much sin and much hatred in these places, they need much prayer. Help me in this endeavor, if you are a Christian, you know that none of us is perfect, so we can all confess that we are sinners, saved by grace. Pray for yourself, your family, your friends, your community, on up the line. Lift our nation before God that the direction we are moving might be changed. Pray for an Awakening in our nation that we might turn back to our God.

Let me know what you think of all this. May God richly bless us in our time of prayer for our nation.

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War or Just Interference?
September 5, 2013, 4:42 pm
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If our sending missiles into Syria is just interfering with the Civil War in Syria, then I guess 9/11/2001 was just interfering with our ability to conduct business. Of course congress at that time gave President Bush the authorization to go to war against Terrorism, so why wouldn’t Syria and their allies go to war against the U. S. in the same way? If the U. S. Military fires missiles into Syria because the Congress gave authorization, will we be surprised if Syria declares war against us? What about their threat to attack Israel, and the Russians saying they will send arms to Syria to help them in their war against their enemies.

Listening to the news makes me cringe, wars, rumors of wars, the return of measles, a disease that was all but wiped out, until we decided that it was wrong to force parents vaccinate their children. It seems that stupid trumps good health. Let us learn from this that inserting ourselves into foreign countries and choosing sides is a losing proposition. It is time to vaccinate ourselves against misplaced charity. All that has happened is that many of our young men and women have been killed or injured trying to bring civilization to these countries. These folks hate us, not because we have been helping them by building schools or helping to bring their countries into the 21st Century. They hate us because their leaders both secular and religious have taught them that the Americans are the great Satan. They will kill us when they get a chance, and feel no remorse.

We have no dog in this fight in Syria, and since the Arab League refuses to step in, why should we do so? Please don’t tell me it is a matter of National Security, that is bunk, this people cannot really hurt us, nor can they seriously think that they can go to war against us. Let them do what they have been doing for over 1,000 years, that is killing each other. The Sunni’s kill the Shia and the Shia return the favor. They treat women like slaves, they claim to revere women, if that is the case why is it that a woman cannot leave her home without a male member of her family. A woman who is raped, must have 3 men witnesses who will testify in her behalf, otherwise she is sentenced to death by stoning for being a harlot. Let these people kill each other instead of killing our men and women, perhaps they will wake up and realize that they are destroying themselves, and will find a better way to live.

We have no dog in this fight and it is time we woke up and realized that it is not our job to try to save these people from themselves. Of course the other truth in this idiocy is that we are only going to send in a couple of thousand missiles killing innocent people instead of actually stopping or “degrading” the ability of Assad to use poison gas. Let the Arabs stop the conflict, of course they won’t they will wait until the Syrians are beaten down, then pick the bones of Syria clean. Contact your Congressman/woman and tell them you are not interested in going to war in Syria. Contact your Senators and tell them the same. This is a senseless loss to life, and a declaration of war because we will be attacking a sovereign nation, like it or not, they are a sovereign nation and it is not our fight.