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Love one another
May 21, 2018, 2:31 pm
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I find it exceedingly interesting to see the hatred in our society, even many so-called Christian leaders are becoming hateful persons. Some even going so far as to curse other leaders in other denominations for confessing that the Bible is the one book that all people should read because it tells the truth about relationships. There are two wonderful passages in the Bible that more people do need to read, especially in light of the horrific things that are happening in our world today.

Here is the first: Acts 2:42-46 ESV  And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  (43)  And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.  (44)  And all who believed were together and had all things in common.  (45)  And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.  (46)  And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,

The next is Jesus speaking to a lawyer/teacher of the Scriptures:
Luke 10:25-27 ESV  And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  (26)  He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”  (27)  And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus then says: Luke 10:28  And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” 

I grew up in an integrated neighborhood in New York City, we never worried about ethnicity, we were more concerned about how well you could play stickball, baseball, football, etc. It made no difference what your color or national origin was we were all friends. We played games, we went to school together, and we really enjoyed being with each other. Today, it seems that we have become almost tribal in the way we live and work. The hatred that is now rampant in our streets is a disgrace, this nation was built on certain principles. We all wanted to succeed in life but we also wanted our friends to succeed as well. Now it seems we want those others to fail at life, we even work hard to make sure they will fail.

I remember when my brother came home from the Army, he was told that he was only 10% disabled so he would not be eligible for any benefits other than for that bad hand. He went to our congressperson, a Democrat and that guy went to bat for him and he was upped to 25% disabled, due to the military screwing up his surgery. Later we found out he was also exposed to Agent Orange, but that is a whole different topic. The point is that in those days our politicians worked for us, and it made no difference whether you voted for them or not. We all lived in the same country and we needed that country to be united. We were one people, not many different people living in the same country.

Today it seems we are tribes living in the same country but with different ideas about who we are and whether we want to associate with one another. I see it in many ways as I go through my daily routines. I hear the terrible things said by Democrats about our President, I hear the terrible things said about Christian beliefs by TV personalities and of course I hear that we cannot take money away from Planned Parenthood because they use it for family planning. I’m sorry if I don’t believe that, I note that the only thing they do these days is abortions. I have heard that only one groups lives matter, yet abortions are decimating the Black Community and I have heard none of them saying that those lives matter.

I hear people blaming the NRA for school shootings, yet the NRA wants to insure that our children are protected, not killed. I hear people saying that our children must learn about sex at school, and that some of what they are learning is perversion of the action rather than telling the truth about how disease is spread in the very activity that is talked about. I have read about a school board who wants to teach our kids that there is no such thing as biological sex. In other words we are all born neutral and get to choose our own sex as we get older. I seem to remember reading that all human life has sprung from one female person. That there must be a male and female to produce human children. Oh and of course there is that DNA thing that tells your body what goes where, and what sex you are at birth.

I notice these people running around looking very tribal, tattoos and nose rings, diamond studs through their lips, and other strange things. I note that the “children” are now running the schools, they must be since they decided to go out and protest about guns all across the country, and no one says anything against this because you can’t say anything against a legitimate grievance that the “children” have. I have placed the word children in quotes simply because they are being used by the socialists in our society, they think that they know what they are talking about, but the truth is they have been indoctrinated by the socialists who are running our education system from Kindergarten through University.

The President talks about making America Great Again, but the truth is it is a long and hard climb for the country to escape from the slime that the socialists have made of our nation. The Democrats have become the Socialist Party, the Republicans are still trying to figure out who they are, conservative, liberal, or somewhere else on the spectrum. Neither of them care one whit about the Constitution upon which this nation was formed, they have forgotten we are not a Democracy we are a Constitutional Republic, that our laws are built from the knowledge of the founders who believed in the Christian faith and the ideals that were a part of that faith. Both groups want one thing and that is power.

Well this is a bit longer than I thought it would be, but I am tired of the hatred and the foolishness of our country. We are men and women, we need to learn once more to respect each other and to love one another, so that we may live in peace and harmony and so we will then be able to Make our Nation Great again, and keep it that way.

WAKE UP AMERICA, time is short, and there is very little time left to find the right path to take.

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Love your neighbor?
February 19, 2018, 2:14 pm
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As a Christian I try to practice the teaching of Jesus Christ in my daily life. In a conversation with a lawyer (a religious lawyer), one who studied the Law as found in the Jewish Scriptures. The passage is found in the gospel of Luke:
Luk 10:25-27 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (26) He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” (27) And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” (English Standard Version)
Jesus then answered him that he had spoken correctly and should do as the law required. The Lawyer asked him, “Who is my neighbor”. Jesus then told a story about a man who had been left for dead on a road side by robbers. A priest walked on the road and saw the man lying there and crossed over to the other side so as not to touch the possibly dead man and become unclean. A Levite then came by also a form of priest, somewhat like the deacons in many churches, he too passed by on the other side.

Then along came a Samaritan, seeing the man he went to him, bandaged him as best he could and cleaned out the wounds. Put the man on his animal and took him to an inn. The next day as he was leaving, he handed the innkeeper a goodly sum of money and asked him to take care of the man, anything more that he had to do above the amount that he was given, the Samaritan said he would pay upon his return.

Now we must understand that Samaritans were hated by Jewish people and would normally have nothing to do with them. Jesus asked the Lawyer who was the one who was neighbor to the injured man. The Lawyer replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” He could not just say the Samaritan, they were lower than any Jewish person. He did however realize that Jesus was teaching him that all people are our neighbors.

Since we have removed God from our normal day, no more prayer in schools, no more Bible reading, God is no longer a part of our daily lives in the greater world in which we live. We now have 60 million dead babies, we have school shootings, we have gang violence, drugs are pervasive in our society, we have sexual promiscuity, with children having children, divorce rates have skyrocketed, and marriage is no longer something that is revered.

Evil is rampant in our society, and yet the government says they can solve this problem by just removing guns from law abiding citizens. Problem, then only criminals will be armed, police are armed but cannot come to your aid before you are killed by those criminals. Police are valiant men and women but they cannot stop a crime from happening, they can only react to the crime that has happened. It is my belief that we need to allow for teachers who are licensed concealed carriers to carry on campus, but it is also necessary that we rid ourselves of the “politically correct” crowd in our midst and wake up to the reality of the need for God to be a part of our every day lives.

If God is allowed back into our public square then the teaching of Jesus, of things like “Love your neighbor as yourself” and “Blessed are the peacemakers” will be taught and become a part of our very lives again. We also need to speak up when we see something that seems out of place in our neighborhood, to help avert a suicide, or murder. I know that growing up in New York City, I do not remember teen suicides, or death and destruction on every street. I also don’t remember the hatred I see today in our nation. I grew up in an integrated neighborhood, we played baseball, football, basketball together, there was no thought about black or white, just who was the best pitcher or quarterback. We fought with each other, but it was verbal, very rare was it a fist fight.

We had bullies, but we took care of that too, we stuck together and did what was necessary to take care of one another. We loved our neighbors, even the two German kids on the street, (Joke) we were German, Italian, Irish and African. We did not hyphenate our ethnicity, we did not need to, we were and are Americans. Ethnicity did not make any difference. I blame the government, liberal professors, and lawyers for the mess we are in today. We need more of Christ and less of division in our nation, because we are in the midst of destroying this Republic in which we live. Remember I said Republic, not democracy.

I cannot in good conscience ask God to bless America, for we no longer bless God which we used to do regularly. Our nation is now in the midst of total breakdown, and if we continue on this path we shall end up in groups and perhaps it will be another civil war, and this one will destroy our republic.

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