Why? Hell? Really?


The Leftist media acts as the megaphone for any and all who consider Christianity ‘harmful’. They use terms like intolerant, hate-filled, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, you name the pejorative and its been used as a club to defame and berate us.

But Why?

Christ died for the sins of all mankind! He healed the oppressors(Roman’s and the Sanhedrin’s) families. He ate with tax collectors and prostitutes. He asked only one thing of us: believe in Him. Believe Who He is and love Him. He told us how to prove our love: that we love each other as He has loved us.

The ‘free-will’ branch of Christianity has, for millennia, beat people over the head with a bible demanding that they either believe or they will burn in Hell for all eternity. Walk the aisle. Say the prayer. Get Saved! Or Else! If you burn its your own fault! God is Good!

The ‘predestination’ branch has, for centuries, said God chose from before the foundation of the world, nothing you do can change it so if you burn, God foreordained it to be and He is absolutely Sovereign. All things work together for good to those who love Him. For those who don’t? Oh, Well! God is Good!

The Christian religion is replete with all the trappings of, well, religion! Religion, any and all religions, demand like-mindedness, or else. That works out optically as intolerance. The world sees Christianity as intolerant of all who fail to believe as they do because Jesus said He alone was the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one comes to the Father, but by Him. That’s pretty one way!

But proof of Christ in us is sacrificial, not religious. Love your enemies. Be kind to those who despite-fully use you. If your enemy needs water, give them to drink. If they come to your door hungry and naked, don’t just say peace be unto you and send them on their way!

I said all that to say this: Haters hate. That’s who they are and that’s what they do. Will giving a hater drink when they are thirsty or food and clothing when they are hungry and naked make them hate less? No! Hate is out of the overflow of the heart. Gratitude may detour or redirect hatefulness but can never remove it. This applies to religion especially! We can be so grateful to Christ for saving us, say we love Him forever and always, and do little or nothing to prove that is so! Religion is not truth. Relationship with Christ is truth.

God gave the law so we would be able to define the difference between love and hate. Jesus let us know that there is no God-given law against charity. He also let us know the condition of and what flows from the unregenerate heart of man in Jeremiah 17:9 and Mark 7:21-23 among others.

God instituted governments among man so we could deal justly with those who hate. We do not need ‘hate crime’ laws. Crime is the product of hate so if we have a law against murder, murder is murder, the unlawful taking of human life. It does not matter if there is a difference in race, creed, color, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Murder is a product of hating your fellow man. So is theft, gossip, lying, whatever act immorally seeks to harm another. All moral crime is the product of a hate-filled heart. A statutorily defined ‘hate crime’ is a redundancy written large!

Haters want everyone to hate just like they do. They divide. Instead of wanting to believe the reason Christians say Christ is the only way because they love their fellow man and want the best for them eternally, they hate us for our ‘intolerance’ and our failure to reject eternal good for the pleasure of temporary licentiousness. That is how evil prospers–temporarily!

Will haters go to Hell? God says they will. Will those who claimed to cast out demons and do many good works in Jesus’ name be blessed? Jesus said get thee from me ye workers of iniquity, I NEVER KNEW YOU!

Doing something that counts for an-other’s ETERNAL good is not intolerant. Sharing God’s Truth in love and kindness is not intolerant.

But:

Haters PERCEIVE all that disagrees with them as hateful intolerance because that is how psychological projection works. And isn’t perception about 90% of man’s reality; seeing the motives of others through the lens of self instead of the seeing what others do in the light of objective truth.

IS saying Jesus loves you intolerant? Only if your perceptual lens is hate.

Being Played

Talk about being played? They’re(leftist power structure, globalists, MSM fellow travelers, anarchists of all theologies, stripes, and initials, etc., etc.) trying to mail in the vote, defund and disband the police, sit back and watch the most violent anarchists among them, burn, loot and pillage our nation and disavow our history. Then when Trump wants to set an example of reducing or eliminating the inordinate, media-driven fear of the umteenth down on the list of most hazardous health threats in the world by holding rallies, the haters drive hopeful people away with terroristic threats of protest and violence in the streets, personal intimidation, ridicule, shilling for seats to the venue they never intend to fill so the optics favor their narrative, and just generally stirring hate and discontent in any and every way they can.

I would say ‘there ought to be a law!’ but there already are and more than a god’s plenty of them that the libtards in charge refuse to enforce! The only recourse for the hopeful is to suck it up, stop being hopeful and start demanding the return of our God-given rights; refuse to be intimidated. Get involved in recalling the feckless, knee-bending, lumps who are openly and vehemently disdaining their oaths of office. Quit supporting and giving accepting attention to the spoiled, ignorant and lying celebrities who have never truly sacrificed for anyone other than themselves, burning our flag, and pissing on our heritage by kneeling for the anthem and shooting off their mouths about things they know NOTHING about!

Get our country back on track!
Recognize we are being played! Refuse to go along! Americans are a FREE people who appreciate LAW AND ORDER and we better start acting like it or the tyrants and anarchists will get their wish: the destruction of the only nation on earth founded on the promise of Christian Freedom! No matter where they were born, tyrants and anarchist are NOT American at heart, they are UN-American, criminal, spoiled, ignorant, treasonous, backstabbing, divisive, haters. Their goal is the destruction of everything the Founders fought to create and millions since have fought and died to preserve. No the nation is not perfect because the people in it are not perfect — never was. BUT, there is no middle ground here. Which side are you on? The side that wants it to be better with law and order? Or the side that wants it destroyed, ruined and chaotic.

We must quit believing that being an American is an accident of birth! Being an American citizen in 2020 requires of us that we have a heart for the blessings of freedom and respect for life and liberty. The anarchists and dividers among us are haters of the first stripe and need to be held to account by the lovers of what this nation was founded to be! Those born within our borders are responsible to the rest of us as well as the world to preserve and continue to shine as a beacon of freedom. Those with other allegiance have the rest of the world to choose from. But they will not go there. Do you wonder why?

Consider the Dog and Pony show!

We are inundated 24/7 with ‘news’, fake, MSM, Liberal, ‘Fair and Balanced’, Conservative, blah, blahblah, blahblah.  The latest ‘hearings on capital hill’ are nothing more than the opiate of the masses, fed to us in plentiful measure by those who want nothing more than to maintain their position of ‘importance’ as one of those who purportedly ‘represent our best interests’.  There are those in government, accused of every kind of corruption, criminality and debauchery, who have used taxpayer dollars to pay off those they have victimized.  This kind of malfeasance isn’t even questioned in any meaningful legal, let alone moral, way to protect we the people who  have been endlessly footing the bill!

When I say ‘let alone moral’ I mean we who are being victimized by them to pay off their malfeasance, won’t even vote them out of office!  We blissfully watch the dog and pony show created specifically to make us think something is taking place to correct the mess, when, in point of fact, stage right, stage left, and stage center, the status quo is not just maintained but the progressive, globalist agenda marches forward apace.

The few of us who see it coming speak out, raise the alarm and are branded conspiracy theorists, as the least offensive epithet.  Telling people the truth who will not listen is extremely frustrating.  But if we go back to Scripture, it says we who know the truth are duty bound to speak it.  If we do not, their blood is on our hands.  If we do, and they do not listen, we who warned them are free of guilt.

So watch the Dog and Pony Show.  Be entertained! Be reassured! But in your mind know the truth!  It is nothing more than a distraction put out there by those who believe they can and should rule over the rest of us because we really don’t know what’s good for us and they do.  The longer they can delay justice for their cronies, the more they are convinced they are right!

When People Love the Lie!

We live in a time when half the nation is living on subsidy of some sort.  None is willing to let that go, so they perpetuate the fiction that some things are free and they deserve the subsidy they receive.  Recently a teacher denied that the dictionary was an authority on the meaning of words!  She said she was probably smarter than the dictionary!  Over forty years ago I met a girl who didn’t believe in the dictionary and said so, quite vehemently!  And I wondered how she could correctly understand anything!  Or believe anything she had to say!  We parted ways in short order.  When I heard the story, I wondered if she had become this teacher.

Our nation is sick because the people in it are sick.    It is sick to think you can decide the meaning of the words you use!   It is sick to deny objective truth!  We claim to love freedom and yet look around and see something we disagree with and say, “There ought to be a LAW!!”  Politicians are more than happy to oblige us!  We live under hundreds of thousands of laws and regulations.  Many are contradictory in that obeying one puts us in violation of another.

The Israelites demanded a king.  God told them what to expect but they wanted one anyway.  Why?  I submit that it was so they could point to him and say its his fault.  We were just being  obedient subjects.  Well, why couldn’t they just be obedient subjects of God?  Because they loved the lie! What lie?  The lie that man can govern his own affairs and doesn’t NEED God!  We don’t need objective truth. We can define truth for ourselves!  That is the lie and has been since Eden.

That is the inconvenient truth!

The Principle That Governs Life

“…an entire generation has grown up more or less disconnected from the Christian past of the West, and that activists must fight tooth and nail to educate the public on each and every issue. .”

I captured this bit of wisdom from an article on lifesitenews.com.  The reason that “activists must fight tooth and nail to educate the public on each and every issue”   is that we are failing to educate ourselves on the principles that govern vast amounts of the minutia that make up each and every issue!!!

Example:  A woman’s choice in whether or not to have an abortion.  There is a seemingly endless cloud of issues surrounding the reason nothing is getting done to either shut up the opposition or rescind Roe v Wade.

So what is the principle governing the whole thing?  A principle that would put an end to the endless dissension and hate surrounding the issue.  What is the truth of it?

In the Declaration of Independence it says that we as Americans believe certain things:  WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed,…

The principle is that this nation (a nation of laws) was founded to preserve and protect the inalienable rights of its citizens.  First among these is the right to life.  The author of these rights is not the government.  Those rights are endowed by our Creator!  The sole purpose of the Government is to preserve an environment in which they are protected.

It is to protect the right to life from the moment life begins until it ends.  That is the principle.  Any law should adhere to that goal.

How should we err if there is some question as to whether a person should live or die?  Is the person guilty of some heinous act or is the person absolutely innocent?  This is the governing question, or at least should be under the principle of right to life.  Obviously, one surrenders their right to life by criminally taking another.  The government has no right or authority to make any law that legalizes taking the life of the innocent!  Not the Federal Government, not the state government, not the local government!

Medical necessity is not in view here.  It is not part of the question and is best left in the realm of the doctor and his upholding the Hippocratic Oath.  There are always options to take if malpractice occurs.

The question is one of murder for the sake of convenience made legal by a government that, under the Founding Charter of this Nation, has no right or authority to do so.

The consent of the governed is NOT the mandate legalizing murder of the innocent.  If that were the case lynching would not be illegal.

We have for so long been immersed in the effort to see to our interests that we have blinded ourselves to the principle that governs LIFE!

 

How Smart Are We?

 

If I asked you ‘Do you believe you are more intelligent than Benjamin Franklin?’ what would your reply be?  Seriously, not smart-alecky, but honest truth!  How about Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, John Hancock, or any of the other signers of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, do you believe you are more intelligent than they were?

Even if you were able to prove that you are, does that mean that you, without taking the time to study and think about what government is supposed to be and do, and without taking the time to thoroughly understand what their ultimate goal was in creating this nation for their children and yours, are you qualified to judge the moral and ethical virtue of what they accomplished?

The true test of your humility as an AMERICAN is your desire to know why those men came to the conclusions they did and were willing to make the sacrifices they did.  Until we have walked in their shoes, at least conceptually, and looked at the world systems through the lens of historical truth, there is no way we can judge whether their work is worth preserving.  There is no way we can pass it on to our children as something of transcendent value if we fail to treat it as such.

Scripture says seek wisdom as gold and precious gems.  The opposition to that idea makes up nearly half of our government today. If we are not governed by men and women who seek wisdom and believe that ALL men (women included) are created equal; if we are not governed by those who know that equality is not measured by material possessions or governmentally guaranteed sameness; If we are not governed by those who FEAR the Lord; we will be governed by despots who think they ARE the Lord!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the truth that our Founders knew first hand.

The book of Genesis Chapter 6 verse 5: And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Has The God of Creation, the Father of Jesus Christ, changed His mind about the state of mankind’s heart since before the flood?

Jeremiah 17:9 says: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

The Words of Jesus in Mark 7:21-23:

20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

The Israelites demanded a king, just like all the other nations had. The Founders knew that power corrupts and did all they could to delay that happening to their children.  Are we smarter than they?  Aren’t we crying for our president to be king and ‘just fix it’!  Be very careful what you wish for, you just might get it!

 

Of Compassion and a Snake!

Ya know, this is supposed to be a free country. That means that people are generally free to pursue their own happiness as they see fit…AS LONG AS, that pursuit does not bring harm to others. The ideology of Christianity does NOT call for the destruction or forced subjugation of any and all who do not agree with what we believe. The laws of this nation are constructed around that ideology. As an American I am free to voice my beliefs and you are free to either agree or disagree as you see fit. An ideology (Islam) that calls for the forced subjugation or elimination of all who do not agree cannot peacefully coexist in a nation where we are free to disagree with that ideology.
President Trump tweeted a video today:
A lady came upon a poor half frozen snake in the road. She picked it up and held it to her breast and warmed it and gave it strength. As soon as it was able it bit her trying to kill her. She didn’t understand and asked the snake why it had done such a thing. The snake answered back, What did you expect? I am a snake!
The law of Islam is Sharia. The law of the USA is Judaeo-Christian. The two cannot peacefully coexist. It is up to us civilized people and NOT barbarians, as humanely as possible, to refuse to allow ourselves to fall victim to that which has already shouted from the rooftops that it will kill us as soon as it has the strength to do so.
Any Thoughts?

Cherishing Liberty

Those who have no opinion to express will be RULED by those who do! You could be ruled by those with whom you disagree anyway, but if you have no opinion you don’t really disagree OR AGREE with anyone, do you?
If you refuse to use your Freedom of Speech to express your opinion, What good is having it to begin with?
If you are unsure what opinion you SHOULD have on a particular issue, why not EDUCATE yourself so you have an opinion to EXPRESS and are able to DEFEND IT?
I’m sorry. Is my frustration showing?
Truly cherishing Liberty requires that I try to pass on the passion required to KEEP IT! For making an effort to do that I shall NEVER apologize.

The Left’s anti-Americanism

Oh! The Left isn’t anti-American?  How could anyone  look at the actions, leadership, ideological expressions, methodology, all that has come to look like an almost pathological opposition to the ‘Right’, how could anyone look at all this with real objectivity, and with an eye toward the ultimate goal of their political agenda, and come to believe otherwise?  My guess is that the habitual denial of truth is what ultimately leads to this irrational thought process.

To defend this thesis I offer the the following examples and the truths they deny.

  1.  The effort by the Left  to delay and obstruct the acceptance of the legitimacy of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.  This began the night of the election and has continued through efforts to get rid of the electoral college, recounts of votes, unfounded claims of foreign interference and hacking, violent protests, and Congressional foot dragging.  All in an effort to deny the truth that we have a duly elected President who has the right and obligation to form a cabinet of advisors and begin to accomplish all the promises he made to get him elected.  And the truth that ALL elected officials are there to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, not entrench their party in political power at the expense of all those who might disagree with their political ideology.
  2. The visible disdain shown to the duly elected President and by extension all those who elected him by refusing to stand when he entered the House chamber to address the Joint assembly of Congress.  The truth they deny is that it is the office that deserves such respect because the man occupying it represents ALL Americans, both those who voted for him and those who did NOT!  Denying that truth says that they do not recognize that responsibility of the person occupying that office, NOR their responsibility to aid in responsibly carrying out their oath of office in doing all they can to uphold and defend the Constitution both in cooperating with him as called for and opposing him as necessary!
  3. The complete dismissal of the rule of law when one of their own is obviously engaging in illegal activity i.e. HRC using a private server to conduct government as well as personal communications, sharing classified information with others not cleared to view it, accepting campaign funds from foreign contributors when others have been tried and convicted for lesser infractions of the same types.  The truth of the American Republic is that NO one is deemed to be above the law most especially those who are in a position to betray the public trust.

These truths they deny as well as many more I have not mentioned help  define Americanism.  They are the structural bones of the ideology that is Americanism.  So I leave it to the reader to decide whether or not the Left’s anti-Americanism is evident.

 

Redefining Nationalism!

Redefining Nationalism!

We have good conservative pundits crying out that nationalism is a bad thing! That it IS the idea of deserved national superiority at the expense of everyone else.

As defined in the online free dictionary: nationalism, political or social philosophy in which the welfare of the nation-state as an entity is considered paramount. Nationalism is basically a collective state of mind or consciousness in which people believe their primary duty and loyalty is to the nation-state. Often nationalism implies national superiority and glorifies various national virtues. Thus love of nation may be overemphasized; concern with national self-interest to the exclusion of the rights of other nations may lead to international conflict.

As defined in Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary it is:  nationalism, loyalty and devotion to a nation; esp: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.

I must confess right now that I am a nationalist. I consider the UN (a supranational group) to have proven time and again to be anti-American and globalist in its philosophy and ideology.  I am NOT a nationalist by the online dictionary definition with its caveats, but because:

I believe that the USA as envisioned and created by the Founders is the greatest form of government that man has been blessed to live under.

I believe that the USA as envisioned and created by the Founders was not meant to force itself or its ideology on anyone else.  Indeed given the isolationist bent of our country until the opening of the twentieth century, I am certain of it.

So AMERICAN nationalism was never meant to crush other nations or force our will on others.

AMERICAN nationalism recognizes the right of sovereignty that every nation has.

AMERICAN nationalism lauds the freedom of the individual to pursue their dreams unfettered as long as those dreams do not infringe the rights of others to do the same.

AMERICAN nationalism is about defending the inalienable rights of the individual to do and be all they can to IMPROVE the human condition or NOT, as long as they do not harm others.

I could go on but the MEDIA both conservative AND liberal do us all a great disservice when they fail to understand and SHOW the difference between AMERICAN nationalism and the results of virtually every other form of nationalist ideology extant!

AMERICAN nationalism does not seek power over others. AMERICAN nationalism exalts the freedom of the American Citizen to live in freedom and prosperity always willing to help the less fortunate.

The ideology of AMERICAN nationalism is being buried in the distortion of the redefinition and the dumbing down of our citizens and our children makes it ever easier to manipulate us into a crass nationalism that has forgotten the responsibility to our fellow man that our Judaeo-Christian foundation requires of us individually and collectively.

The Founders passed on to us the responsibility to EDUCATE ourselves so that we WOULD NOT fall victim to such tactics.

Am I the only one left to speak up?