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Fracture Lines and Confusion

Nov 8th, 2009 Posted in Faith, Liberty | no comment »
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Coming out of the Fort Hood massacre, we’ve heard words like “heroism”, “terrorism”, “combat disorder”, “fear”, “Muslim”, “hate”, and “harassment”. The thing that is frightening to many however, isn’t that these words are used, but what each of them are describing and what they are being used to justify. I’d like to take a short look at what several aspects of this case seem to indicate about the state of our hearts and minds in America today.

 

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Jesus was a Socialist

Oct 13th, 2008 Posted in Liberty, Politics | no comment »

Hammer and SickleWith a socialist potentially being elected to the most powerful post in this nation, there has been an outcry from those involved in modern independence movements (among whom I might count myself), and there have also been some ridiculous statements made by those with socialist agendas (like the title of this post). Because of the fear associated with this change and the misunderstanding – on the part of quite a few – of the nature of God, what He desires, and how that relates to us, I thought to write this post.

You see, everything that happens here, either happens because God wants it to, or God allows it to happen and then uses it for His good. Just because we can’t seem to figure out how it could be “good for us” doesn’t mean it isn’t. God is frightfully wise compared to us.

Instead of looking at the death to which we are bound here, and then trying to draw some conclusions about what God might be like and what He might want, we must shed our view of this ‘reality’, realize that we are only strangers here, and read Scripture to get a view of what God desires and what God wants; regardless our condition here. Looking at what’s around us and drawing conclusions about God is much like a deep-sea dwelling creature believing that the entire world is covered with water, because his local area is. That creature’s view is understandably narrow, and so is ours. God has a frame of reference that is eternal and complete, and He’s given us a view into it through His word. Let’s investigate what God says about how to live and how to govern…

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A Visitor From the Past

Jul 4th, 2008 Posted in Constitution, Liberty | no comment »

Revolutionary Soldiers

I had a dream the other night, I didn’t understand.
A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my bed.
He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said:

“We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty.
We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny.
For future generations, this legacy we gave.
In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

“The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you’d always keep.
But tyrants labored endlessly while your parents were asleep.
Your freedom gone, your courage lost, you’re no more than a slave.
In this, the land of the free and home of the brave.

“You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun,
Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one.
On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent.
Although you have no voice in choosing, how the money’s spent.

“Your children must attend a school that doesn’t educate.
Your Christian values can’t be taught, according to the state.
You read about the current news, in a regulated press.
You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the I.R.S.

“Your money is no longer made of Silver or of Gold.
You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can be controlled.
You pay for crimes that make our Nation, turn from God in shame.
You’ve taken Satan’s number, as you’ve traded in your name.

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“You’ve given government control, to those who do you harm,
So they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm,
And keep our country deep in debt, put men of God in jail,
Harass your fellow countrymen, while corrupted courts prevail.

“Your public servants don’t uphold the solemn oath they’ve sworn.
Your daughters visit doctors, so their children won’t be born.
Your leaders ship artillery, and guns to foreign shores,
And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other people’s wars.

“Can you regain the freedom for which we fought and died?
Or don’t you have the courage, or the faith to stand with pride?
Are there no more values for which you’ll fight to save?
Or do you wish your children, to live in fear and be a slave?

“People of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
Defend the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land!
Preserve our Great Republic, and GOD-Given Right!
And pray to GOD, to keep the torch of Freedom burning bright!”

As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from whence he came.
His words were true, we are not Free, we have ourselves to blame.
For even now as tyrants, trample each GOD-Given Right,
We only watch and tremble, too afraid to stand and fight.

If he stood by your bedside, in a dream, while you’re asleep,
And wonders what remains of our Rights he fought to keep,
What would be your answer, if he called out from the grave:
“IS THIS STILL THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE???”

10 mph over the limit, sin?

Apr 15th, 2008 Posted in Faith, Liberty | no comment »

speed limit signI recently had a discussion on driving habits with a gentleman with whom I commute to work fairly regularly. This man is a consummate professional, erudite, well-spoken, and possesses a quick wit and ready answers; and he made a statement to me that I’ve heard often, “I don’t think that my going 10 mph over the speed limit is an issue between me and my God”.

First, let me say that I don’t believe this man was sinning, because he honestly doesn’t believe that it is an issue. We’re asked to examine ourselves and the Scriptures to decide what is right and what is wrong, that is, to undergo a process of examination to decide what is right and I’d like to make sure, so I go to Scripture since it is infinitely wise and right.

This is the point that we’ll examine in this post. Is it “a sin” to go a few miles an hour over the set speed limit? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Are There So Many School Shootings?

Feb 14th, 2008 Posted in Constitution, Faith, Family, Kids and Parenting, Liberty | no comment »

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I responded to this question on another forum today and thought that I would post my answer here. In short, I ask, “Why are there so FEW school shootings”? Read the rest of this entry »