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KING DAVID AND GOD’S GLORY

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The newest assault on Christianity from the liberal Christian crowd is labeling Israel’s second king David as a rapist.

Not surprising of this, liberal Christianity has no regard to understanding the Bible just creating doubt for others. The first assault was calling David a homosexual or calling his friendship with King Saul (the first King of Israel’s son) Jonathan a homosexual act because the two were very close friends and now we are told David was a rapist.

We are told to believe that David rapped Bathsheba; it was against her will, this actually very telling of Christians that sell this bill of goods. They assert that the Bible is inaccurate and is withholding information in the name of a male oriented God or writer.

The story of David is long and laced with disobedience but most importantly it is filled with repentance from David to God.

First we need to understand God was very disappointed in Israel for wanting a king other than God himself. If you read 1 Samuel 8:1-18 God gives the people of Israel a king but tells Samuel the people have disobeyed him (God) in doing so. Israel, we can see here is not trusting God, they are fearful that Samuel will die and leave wrong people to judge them and lead them so they demand a Kind. In doing so God teaches them a lesson that they can never get out of because they doubted him with leadership and it cost them their kingdom.

In picking a king for Israel we the reader can see why disobeying and doubting God is so dangerous. We see Israel now has to rely on men to govern them, fallible, lying, sometimes good, and sometimes bad men that will always let down this nation.

First king is appointed by God through Samuel as Saul. Saul is given a commandment by God through Samuel to kill and rid all witches and fortune tellers of Israel. Saul disobeys this command by sparing one fortune teller and using the witch because of his doubt and this cost not only King Saul’s life but his son Jonathan’s life as will.

1 Samuel 16: 11-13 Samuel is told by God that he has rejected the first king of Israel and tells Samuel to go to the house of Jesse and he will anoint anther king, that King was to be David. The key here is God is anointing David as king; David doesn’t fall backwards into the position as Kind but is appointed by God.

Now the rape allegation; liberal Christians are telling us David raped Bathsheba against her will. Because the Bible does not say Bathsheba opposed her contact and adultery with King David they (liberal Christians) insist since David was king and there is no way she could have said no. Understanding David was King, rape could have been the easy thing to do and no one but God would have opposed.

The problem with that form of reasoning David raped Bathsheba is it doesn’t follow the text of the Bible, so one has to conclude based on liberal Christianity reasoning: 1 The Bible was written to hide the rape from the reader so as not to cast ill on David (makes zero sense since David is full of ill and disappointment to us all through his rein). 2 This book is written by a man and men have no clue what rape is and will hide it if it does appear. (This thinking is called heresy because it states the writer of the book is not following God when writing. The book is not inspired by God. Begs to wonder how it got in to the cannon if was not the inspired work of God). Textual reasoning gives us this: David is guilty of power abuse, adultery, murder and overall disobeying God that leads to death of more than one person.

The text of the Bible or the book of Samuel is very telling when somebody is saying “no” or being warned by God. 2nd Samuel 11:11 David is told by Uriah (the man who David covets his wife Bathsheba) that David’s responsibility is with the Ark of the covenant and fighting with his men. This blatant disobedience of David to God based on his lust for Bathsheba, it cost Uriah’s life. We are not told Bathsheba ever opposed David in his lust for her so liberal Christians chalk this up that because David was the King and there is no way she could have said no.

The key text here in 2nd Samuel chapter 11 is because David fell into his lust he fell out of holiness with God. James B Jordan puts it as such “Uriah’s protests serve to highlight David’s sin, his sin of not going out to fight as a king was supposed to do (11:1). If David had been with the Ark in the field, he also would have been under conditions of holiness that would have prevented him from having sex with his wives (Deuteronomy 23:10; Exodus 19:15).

Further we see in 2nd Samuel chapter 13 7-14 we find the rape of David’s daughter Tamar by this son (Tamar’s half bother) Amnon in which Tamar protest. Key here is protest. Bathsheba does not protest yet Tamar does protest, Biblical text does give us lead to know the difference between lust between David and Bathsheba and rape or violation of Tamar by Amnon.

Liberal Christians might now argue that well of course we have protest we are talking incest rape the most vial of rape. This is why understanding the Bible requires us to read and discern Biblical text before leveling accusations and interpreting scripture beyond the Biblical text something progressive Christianity often fails to do.

The start of the David Bathsheba incident caused a calamity for David and his household and those who were close. The key here is that David sinned but he repented from his sin 2nd Samuel 12:13-14 but even with that it cost David and Bathsheba the life of their child. David repents of his sins as we see 2nd Samuel 12:13, Psalm 32, and 51

We also need to look at before we level accusations towards David to know who David was. 1st Samuel 13:14 God tells Samuel to Saul that because he had acted foolishly he will replace him as king with a man after his own heart. Acts 13:22 the inspired word of God reiterates this. Ron Edmondson gives us 10 reasons why David was a man after God’s own heart. David was Humble, reverent, respectful, trusting, loving, devoted, recognition, faithful, and obedient.

It is troubling to see people that call themselves Christians to take such a man like David and try and change our view of him but I assume this is the point of liberal Christianity to take what is of God and change it, redefine it and relabeled it.

What I would say is this, we first might know and understand what the concept here is, what is to be learned from God, and how does this give glory to God something the life of David does give

King David was many things, he did much bad and sin in his own life and for that he suffered and his kingdom suffered with the point being Israel rebuked God for a human king and when one does that they become lost.

With all the sinful deeds David fell into he never stopped loving God, he never stopped trusting and giving God the glory. I believe this is why God used David for his saving grace by using his family line to bring Jesus to us as noted by 2nd Samuel 7 and John 7:42

 

 

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NOT KNOWING THE OLD KEEPS US FROM UNDERSTANDING THE NEW

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Not knowing the old will keep us from knowing the present and surly lead our future to fail. Both the Old Testament and the Bill of Right particularly the 2nd Amendment have a bunch in common and can teach us a lot about mankind history, God and country.

The right to keep and bear arms is important right that most Americans take very seriously.

For the most part people that are for and against this right with little in the middle. With those that are against feeling this right the right to keep and bear arms is much like the Bibles Old Testament.

It’s old and does not apply today, it was relevant then but not now society has evolved better and most of all its very violent.

Much like the Old Testament, the 2nd amendment is just as relevant then and now. It holds a very import piece of history in our society and way of life.

To disregard both text would be to change everything, America would be different not better without the 2nd amendment and Christianity would be obsolete and a fraud without the Old Testament.

Statements like Pope Francis It makes me think of … people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it? become hypocritical in nature since his own money from the Vatican buys guns and weapons to protect him.

Pope Francis is not the only well known face that has made this kind of hypocrisy our federal and state leaders elect do the same.

President Obama and my own state Senator from California Diane Feinstein both have spoken out against private citizens protecting themselves again hypocrisy.

Don’t get me wrong I believe I get what the Pope is saying in a Biblical text way but that way cannot be, it can never be since the day man fell in the garden of Eden.

Although the comment is Marxist in nature and meaning it shows little understanding of historical and spiritual importance of the Old Testament to the nature of man in which led up to the 2nd Amendment to be made.

I will be fare and add that Pope Francis most likely made this a general accusation and not towards one country or one human nature unlike President Obama and Senator Feistein.

The Old Testament and the 2nd amendment both tell a tale of disobedience of man and we can use both to help with the protection of our lives and our societies we live in.

In the Old Testament we are given countless times of disobedience to God by men and by God’s chosen people the Jews. Since the day Adam and Eve fell from grace man has been evil in nature and because of that man has had to arm himself for protection.

No matter if you live in a country like American or a communist country such as North Korea you will always have a moral right to defend yourself from bodily harm. The difference is does the country you live in support your right.

The American framers understood this right, it spurred from many different aspects but they knew this was a right that every citizen needed to be free in this new society.

The American framers saw firsthand what it was like to live in oppressive society and what happened when you disobeyed that form of government.

The Old Testament showed everyone what it was like to live under an oppressive society with God’s chosen people the Jews; the Old Testament also showed everyone what happens when you disobey God.

Understanding the relevance of the Old Testament is crucial to understanding the New Testament just as understanding why the American framers felt so passionate for the right to keep and bear arms be a freedom for every person living in the new world.

For those saying the Old Testament is outdated and not relevant to the new covenant (New Testament, grace and salvation) is truly showing ignorance.

Understand this, Old Testament during the days of Jesus and after his ascending to heaven was a collection of writings put together called the Septuagint in plane it was the Bible of the Jews.

Both Jesus and the saints used this Bible, they wrote the letters of what today we now call the New Testament. If the Old Testament was irrelevant then why would Jesus and the saints use it or quote from it.

For those saying the 2nd amendment is old fashion and relevant only to the war of independence then why was the right to keep and bear arms added to the Bill of Rights after the war of independence?

Without the 2nd amendment how do we think the war of 1812 would have turned out 21 years after the war of independence and 49 years before the civil war; at what time in history did the second amendment become void and who made this call?

To make comments “people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it?” is either ignorance to God and history or arrogance to the common man.

One can make the point that Noah is just as guilty for the manufacture of weapons as anyone else.

If Noah had just ignored God and not build the Ark maybe God would have destroyed all mankind and started from scratch with a new and improved man and woman that would be more like a fun loving drone or robot to obey God’s every command.

Should Noah be left out of heaven because he built an ark and saved mankind only to have himself sin and mankind disobey God again and again? That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it?

Why continue with the current model of man, why not scrap that model or heck not make man at all just pretty flowers, birds and maybe some bees.

These argument will rage on I know so I say again know your history both Biblical and what the framers of this country intentions were.

Without knowing the Old Testament we really can’t understand why things happen the way they do. Why God allowed what he did and what his purpose was for and what our purpose is for.

Not knowing and understanding the founding fathers and framers of this country’s purpose of designing the Bill of Rights is pure malicious ignorance on ones self. Without trying to know and understand is to not really love both God and country.

Illogical and absurd Monday 1-26

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Welcome to Monday and more illogical and absurd articles and blogs from the left media to discuss around the water cooler.

Believe it or not it was a slow illogical and absurd week in the progressive agenda due to the state of the union address and deflated footballs I suspect but still there were a few to not ignore.

First up the progressives are panicking over the 2014 election, scared to death ironically that they may no longer be able to kill unborn children. CNN publishes “How states are playing politics with women’s bodies”

Progressives love to frame abortion like this, “it’s our bodies your taking away a woman’s right to end her unborns life”. The article is scary to think our society is demanding this but reality is It’s not, abortion is becoming an extreme idea.

Part of the article reads as this “After she was unable to get the care she needed at the clinic closest to her, she left her small town in the Texas panhandle and went to Oklahoma, where she was told that her pregnancy was too far along to receive an abortion there. So she came to us.”

The writer of the article tries to call an abortion medical care, whatever happened to do no harm I guess they forgot that one. Those of us who oppose abortion are called anti-choice yet does not the choice start before the baby is made.

You choose to have sex and bam a child is made, yes we know pro abortion advocates will want to use rape and incest to condone abortion but be honest this is a tiny percent and believe it or not there are churches and groups out there that will take on the responsibility for these babies that are born.

If a culture wants to hang on to a small percentage and condone killing knowing unborn children are living and feeling inside the mother  then we now have a corrupt and bankrupt society.

Next Slate publishes a blog from Alternet so this is kind of a two for one for these two progressive rags. “The 12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world”

The shocking thing is they actually pick on more than one religion. Normally leftist progressives will focus on Christians or Christianity but I have to say they seemed to try and spread the love hate here. I’m going to just lay out the Christian points since I’m not Muslim or Hindu, I’ll stay out of their domain.

First of the 12 ideas they go after is the concept of Chosen people: This is where lack of reading and understanding your Biblical text bites you and shoots out a red flag in this article, for sure an atheist wrote this (Valerie Tarico).

Chosen people is not an idea it was a name given by God in the Old Testament to Abrahams lineage aka children of Abraham then later defined as the Jews or Hebrews. In the New Testament after dying for our sins by Jesus then his resurrection the chosen people now extend to everyone that excepted Jesus as their  personal savior in their hearts and minds aka salvation.

Only God knows who will except his gift of salvation so only God has chosen these people something atheist and people not willing to give themselves to God can understand.

Heretics: people don’t like the word because it calls them out on their corrupting of God’s word. Heretics tend to water down Gods word or misinterpret Biblical text to fit their immorality.

Atheists look at it as religious people not being tolerant of others belief but as Christians we have to follow the basis of God’s word.

We are not to add to or take away to fit our needs. God fits our needs and we have to add to or take away from our lives to receive what God can give us.

Holy War: Something we see in Islam constantly and it’s apart of their culture. Early Catholic leadership used this to try and free Israel and fight back Islam but in all reality Christians do not fight in Holy wars not for the last few hounded centuries.

What one century mistake made has always followed the Catholic Church and Christianity but let’s be real guys Christians don’t do holy wars.

Blasphemy: Again the writer not understanding Biblical text somewhat gets this wrong in the Christian definition; they have it right in the Islamic definition.

God gives us free will so the ability to disbelieve in God is tolerated but does not go unpunished but man will not dole out that punishment that will be left up to God.

Making fun of Christians and God is something Christians do not like or encourage but living in a free society we have to deal with it and sometimes except its existence but we as Christians are not to harm the offender but to defend God with truth and righteousness.

Glorified suffering: Something that is not really practiced anymore. The definition given in this the article is basically an old concept of injuring one’s self to keep you on the narrow path of right.

Tarito use the crucifix as a glorified torture again not understanding Biblical history can bite you. God does not and has not suggested injuring one’s self as a means to make things right, this is a man made concept.

Forgiveness has always been God’s way of making things right since the resurrection of Jesus. Our suffering as Christians do glorify Gods name and I go back to again not knowing and understanding your Biblical text and history will mislead you from the truth.

 Genital mutilation: something Islam is known for not Christianity or Jews but Tarico has the stones to say circumcision is a form of genital mutilation talk about being out of touch and hating anything that God has commanded is but wow.

Hell: Yes hell is in the Bible because God created hell, Tarico suggest it is used to change or curb bad behavior and to a degree it is used.

Man still sins and does bad things no matter if there is a heaven or hell. If there is no hell then there is no heaven, the idea of everyone except Hitler is going to heaven is just not reality or Biblical.

Christians are not happy that people Hitler and Stalin existed but they do and did and God has made a place for them.

Christians don’t want to see anyone walk that path but it is a reality since God gave free will. If the concept of hell scares you to do the right thing and seek God out then that’s not a bad thing in my opinion.

Eternal Life: Atheist hate this because it’s not fare so they call this a fairytale. Tarico again lacks the Biblical understanding and states the problem with eternal life is it keeps people from seeing the beauty of what we already have on earth.

“The real reason that the notion of eternal life is such a bad invention, though, is the degree to which it diminishes and degrades existence on this earthly plane. With eyes lifted heavenward, we can’t see the intricate beauty beneath our feet. Devout believers put their spiritual energy into preparing for a world to come rather than cherishing and stewarding the one wild and precious world we have been given”-Torico

Not so, eternal life is just a bigger reward. What is here on this earth is be bigger in heaven and in the new earth that God will have waiting for us. Believe me I have seen some of Gods greatest creations in this country and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the next.

Male Ownership of Female Fertility: This idea is a complete misunderstanding of Biblical text to think God condones female ownership and women are slaves to men. No God celebrates women baring children as a great gift. Women were created by God to have children to continue the human race how much more of a gift from God could there be.

Bibliolatry (aka Book Worship): Now this is really stretching it and again the lack of understanding Biblical text shows us just how much lack of knowledge is at play here.

The concept of Bibliolatry is a direct contradiction of the 1st commandment and nobody that follows God and seeks the truth of Jesus worships the Bible they worships God of the Bible.

I suspect that Tarico thinks all religious idea are bad, I do feel she made some progress by adding Islam and Hindu to the list but but also loses it with some very illogical and communist remarks.

Pretty much she is reaching on most of these concepts. There is a lot of misunderstanding, hate, lack of Biblical studying and understanding of who and what God is so we can’t expect much with this blog.

Mr. T

ILLOGICAL AND ABSURD MONDAY #3

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It’s Monday again and time for some more Illogical and absurd articles from main stream media. Somewhat of a slow news week so the progressives kind of pushed the throttle down on a few of these articles rehashing some old ideas that they would love us to pay for or make illegal.

First up from the Huffington Post “Charlie Hebdo Editor Slams News Organizations for Not Publishing their Cartoons” Now the gist here is editor Gerard Biard feels that if the main stream media really is free speech they should have reported and showed their cartoons in Charlie Hebdo in a solidarity move to show the free world is not afraid of terrorism.

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Ok let’s understand who the main stream media is, they make up of cowards that shout from a glass door. Main stream media has no problem standing up for freedom of speech and expression when they know it won’t get them killed. They are not afraid of Christians or Buddhist because they know Christians won’t retaliate but with Islam they are afraid.

Biard states every time they draw a cartoon of Mohammad or God they defend freedom of speech and I say no you don’t. Every time you draw a cartoon blaspheming God or any other religious symbol you are doing just that blaspheming a symbol that somebody holds important.

If you have no believes in anything then it makes it easy for you to make the statement your defending freedom of speech but look at it this way. If I were to tell unflattering embellishments about you or your family you might get offended you might even try and sue me.

Charlie Hebdo is a vulgar magazine at times, I’m not going to storm the doors and shoot your entire cartoonist but you insult my faith at times and I see nothing but insults not freedom in what you do.

Next article from Time “Pope Francis Opposes Contraceptives During Address of Millions in Philippines” I’m mainly mention this article by Time on the basis of I’m following the Pope due to his embracing of climate change and environmentalism which is nothing short than communism and communism embraces population control.

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Progressives and leftist love it when Pope Francis preaches about climate change and compromising on evolution but they hate it when people preach about birth control something very important to the Catholic faith.

This is where progressives despise Catholics and Christians for even thinking people take reproductive responsibility. Time keeps it tame but doe quote one person here to dig at the Popes stand on birth control.

They quote Jun Chura a former street child “Many terrible things happened to (street children) like drugs and prostitution,” said a former street child named Jun Chura. “Why is God allowing such things to happen? And why are there only very few people helping us?”

My response to Chura is I might ask you the same question, why are you allowing this to happen. You see the Pope and the Catholic/Christian church do not want to punish people by taking away their contraceptive tools they want you to take responsibility and follow God’s will.

Even if you can financially afford ten children does not mean you have ten children, can you emotionally afford ten children. Psalms 127-128, God blesses one that has children but he does require us to walk with him to be successful. Basically this, if you’re not willing to fear and walk with God then you just might limit your success.

The blog from Slate “French Government: Protesters Don’t Understand Our Values (But We’ll Imprison People for Speech)” is kind of interesting on the account that not only do Muslims and Islam do not get French values but nor does Slate and nor do they get values and freedom.

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France has some interesting laws that are very free when it comes to speech but very strict when speech and expression becomes treason. France allows freedom of speech to a degree but when it become treasonous it can levy a stiff penalty in jail time something America seems not to practice thus is why Slate probably just does not get it.

The issue is Islam has no clue what true freedom is, both the Islamist practicing countries have little or no freedom and the religion its self has no freedom either.

Most progressive’s lack the understanding of freedom and values as well, feeling a government entitled society is freedom they just do not get free will and rugged individualism and their value system has no value.

The French are trying to play sides, embracing European socialism and still trying to stay as a free state can be quite complicated and will yield a very unfair society.

US NEWS and World Reports “U.S. Stands Alone on Lack of Paid Leave” published this blog on how the U.S. just won’t increase its taxes on the American People and pay for mothers to stay home with their children.

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At this point pretty much if you’re a mother or father you have to option to stay at home for a few months of bonding time without pay.

Those of you that can afford it do so, some have special insurance that pay the whole time and some don’t so they have to come back to work early seems unfair.

Should not a mom and a dad bond with their new born child why are the American people not willing to be taxed enough so all moms and dads at least the moms be paid to stay home?

You have to put yourself in the eyes of the employer; I know that evil corporation you work for that just makes tons of money off your sweat. It’s very hard on a company to have to replace somebody for a short time then give that position back.

The concept of free trade and independence is lost if a private business cannot do anything without the federal or state permission.

There is a compromise that our government could make but wont. If staying home and bonding with your child is so important and I believe it is as far as the mother is concerned then why not lower taxes.

Lower income tax maybe end the income tax as we know it, lower gas tax, lower property tax make it so a two parent family can afford for only one to work.

I know that does not work for everyone since everyone makes different pay something progressives would love to change but that’s called communism.

For the most part it would work if we lowered taxes so families could take home more money and have one parent stay home nurturing the children I know it worked for our family.

It’s easy for progressives to cry on this issue saying it’s not fair but their hypocrisy is huge on family values.

They want taxes to increase so both parents have to work, use that tax money so both can stay at home for a short while and bond then send that child to government daycare and public school.

It just seems smarter to lower taxes and have the parent stay home and bond and develop their child instead of having the tax payer do it.

Solon atheist goes all out in “Bill Maher is right about religion: The Orwellian ridiculousness of Jesus, and the truth about moral progress” This is a very long and tedious blog that hates all over Christianity again fear of Islam goes into play and a double standard is used but the writer Michael Shermer does attack the Jews and Mormons as well but I’m sure in his mind anyone that uses the Bible or Biblical ideas is bad.

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Basically Bill Maher is never really quoted but for those of you that don’t know Maher has said that God is a serial killer in the Old Testament.

Both Maher and Shermer don’t back any historical data up but take Biblical text out of order it’s mainly Shermer’s lack of understanding of Old Testament Biblical history of Israel and the tribes and societies that surrounded the Jews.

When you deal with atheists that bring this kind of hate to the table it’s like talking to a brick wall. They use this double standard to hate on Biblical belief and Christianity because they are afraid of Islam.

Christians are an easy target because true Christians practice peace through Christ something Maher and Shermer conveniently don’t read in the New Testament or even mention in their rants.

The truth is Maher and Shermer hate Jews and Christians because we try and live Gods truth, no we are not perfect we make mistakes but God forgives us something that Shermer I would bet hates to admit.

In Shermer’s eyes Christians live this smug holier than thou hypocritical life and they can’t stand that. If he really knew the truth and that is I don’t always live a holy life and yes I’m a hypocrite at times but every day I ask for forgiveness and every day God forgives me

“Meet the Right-Wing Judge Who Just Screwed over the People Taking Care of Your Grandma” From Alternet the same magazine that is willing to expose this judge but wont print Charlie Hebdo. This story is not about a judge but about a union that wants its workers paid more simple as that.

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This story is near to me because I work in health care and at one time I worked in nursing/convalescent homes. I can say to you without a doubt the people that work in these nursing homes do not get paid much but the work is not that technical.

Whether you agree with this judge’s decision or not I will say this, if you really are concern for your loved ones you need to pay for their care because government insurance and that is who is paying for the majority of these people does not pay well meaning the nursing homes don’t get reimbursed well from social security or Medicare.

If you want the best care for your loved ones you’re going to have to pay out of pocket. I know that seems odd all those years of paying in to social security and it does not take care of your parents well welcome to the real world FDR was wrong and your loved ones fell for it.

Finally from Common Dreams “Supreme Court Could Settle Marriage Equality Fight Once and For All” Yes a few people that are not elected and have a job for life will decide on the not marriage equality but decide on the dismantling of God’s union between a man and a woman.

This is why voting is important; all these judges were appointed by a president and allowed in by our representatives that we voted for.

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When it comes to the defense in marriage I use Matthew 19: 4-6 and I refer you to 1 Corinthians 7: 1-16.

The best hope at this time is for the Supreme Court to make this a states rights issue something Jeb Bush used to get out of stating whether he is either for or against the homosexual movement.

The big question then will be if a gay marriage that is legal in California will it still be good in say like Oklahoma. Hugh Hewitt made a good statement on his radio show a few days ago stating that you may have a legal conceal carry permit in Texas but that permit is not valid in New York.

No matter what happens the fall and decline of the defense of marriage is here but it’s not the end. Abortion is legal but we still fight and pray for that issue daily and this issue is no different.

EXODUS, NO GOD ONLY KINGS

EXODUS, NO GOD ONLY KINGS

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Exodus Gods and Kings the second major biblical motion picture made this year using “A” list actors and an atheist director. The story of Moses and the Exodus is a great story written firsthand account by Moses himself and it’s a wonder why Ridley Scott refused to just make Exodus based on what was wrote in the actual Exodus.

Read it for yourselves Exodus chapter 2 through chapter 14 it’s an amazing account that should have been used but I guess if director Scott did he had to either except this was a complete historical event that reads like a fairytale or supernatural; or believe there really is a God.

Unlike the movie Noah Exodus Gods and Kings does follow the book of Exodus pretty closely, there are a few scenes where Scott’s atheistic view points are thrown in and it’s is why I believe Scott did not follow the book completely because if he did like I say he would have to admit there is a God.

Because the movie left some parts of the actual Exodus out it makes the movie lack its full potential and in my opinion never reach that status as an epic movie.

The parts that were left out and I’ll tell you because it does not spoil the movie and this way if you have not yet seen it you can compare and have your own opinion.

Left out: They never give the history of how Israel became slaves of Egypt. Scott leaves out some important events that happened at the burning bush. God gives Moses signs with his staff and cloak to convince Moses he is talking to God.

Moses is portrayed as an atheist, he believes in himself not God. Although Moses does what God tells him the movie paints a picture that Moses never completely understands who God is.

Left out: Aaron and how much God used him to help Moses drive his message from God to Pharaoh also the fact Aaron is told by God to meet Moses in the wilderness is left out.

Yes Aaron is in the movie and played by Andrew Tarbet but was mainly an observer of what Moses was doing. In real life Aaron was Moses’s voice and with Moses’s staff in Aaron’s hand God invoked the plagues something the movie never shows.

I believe the reason why Scott never shows how the plagues are really started based on Exodus is the director was trying to explain scientifically how these plagues could have happened without God.

Scott actually tries to explaine in a scientific way by one of Pharaohs advisers on how the plagues could happen, this is another atheist point of view. No God just freaks of nature happened maybe God allowed it or just freaks of nature you the audience be the judge.

God is shown in a child form while the book of Exodus clearly states he came to Moses as a burning bush once and talks to him several times throughout the Exodus it is not known if God showed himself in human form.

Most likely not since in Exodus chapter 33 verses 18-20 God tells Moses nobody can see his face and live. Nowhere in the Biblical Old Testament does God show his face, he uses Angles, profits and sometimes objects to talk to people but he never talks face to face to man.

Exodus Gods and Kings is a cinematically stunning movie visually, the acting is A + with Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Ramses and John Turturro as Pharaoh Seti. Where the movie fails is in the story.

If Gods and Kings had followed the book of Exodus this probably would have been an even more visually stunning historical accurate movie about how a man trusted God and defeated a great nation.

Director Scott’s atheist view pot shots are riddled throughout this movie making this a very dangerous movie to take your kids to without some discernment.

My suggestion is read Exodus chapter 1 through chapter 14 it will give you the much needed information to take with you to the movie. I suggest maybe you read it with the whole family before you go, together study it and have a Q and A session as well. Be well educated before you take your kids to this movie.

If you want to see a good movie with good actors about a great story then Exodus Gods and Kings is worth seeing. If you are going because you want to see a good Biblical movie with “A” list actors then this is not for you, you will be disappointed with what director Scott left out.

I give Exodus Gods and Kings 2.5 stars it reached out for greatness but was much too short for goodness.

Relevant Compromise

Does keeping a church relevant to today’s issues mean we have to compromise on morality

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That is what I asked myself when I read three articles (Christian Post, Charisma News and Barb Wire) on mega church Hillsong and pastor Brian Houston unwillingness to publicly state Hillsongs view on homosexuality. Houston has been doing nothing but dancing around this issue and in my opinion Houston is saying ( I personally am against gay marriage and the gay life style but that may not be a relevant in this day in age for our church). So my question is if your in a leadership position say a pastor should not your own beliefs be apart of your church.

Should leadership compromise with immorality to keep the congregation happy? Houston is eluding that yes he is against homosexuality on his own personal level but feels his own opinion needs to be on reserve with these issues since it may effect his church. I’m not sure I get this if you are the leadership of the church then yes your personal opinions on moral issues do count. We are not talking about trivial issues like whether or not to support Israel or the best biblical translation NKJ or NIV we are dealing with issues that effect people on a biblical and moral stage.

I’m sure Houston is not the only pastor that is dealing with these issues but when you command a mega church like Hillsong a lot of people look at you, they look and listen to what you say. Your actions speak volumes and that is why the way I see it is Houston wants it both ways and morally I just don’t see having it that way. He wants legitimate hard core Christians like myself to know in his heart and mind he’s against homosexuality but he also wants newbie, lukewarm and progressive Christians to know his church is relevant with today’s times.

Abortion is legal too should not Hillsong be at least on the fence about some abortions, what about petty crimes can we give a pass to some just the ones that don’t make a big deal or impact on the church?

I’m curios if Houston lived in the times of Lot if he would have questioned Lot’s decision to leave Sodom. Houston is right about  a relevant church it is more than playing electric instruments and drums to contemporary Christian music on Sunday, there is more than having a Starbucks at the entrance of your church but does that mean we compromise Biblical principles so as to be up to date with today’s world and it’s issues.

Are the 10 commandments no longer hip to today’s standards, do mega church’s bend and change Gods natural law to stay relevant in a world of 24/7 information

I realize mega churches have to deal more so with a wide verity of people, emotions and issues but one must ask is it a mega church because God and biblical principles are not only taught but are encouraged and studied or is it a mega church because biblical concepts, principals are dumbed down in the name of numbers. In the name of not offending the sinner regardless of the sin, in the name of expansion, and in the name of worldly exceptance. How strong is your walk and your faith and what is your goal, do you want to only offend some and not the majority because I guarantee Mr. Houston has now offend some question is who has been offended and is Hillsong willing to make a compromise on morality.?

 

NO FAITH LEADS TO INCOMPETENCE

No faith leads to incompetence

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As was the words of President Reagan “There you go again” John Kerry has not only showed his lack of faith in God but now he is showing his full on incompetence as our Secretary of State.

Last Thursday TheRightScoop.com posted Kerry Stating if people doubt the science of climate change and we do nothing, in his quotes “life as you know it on earth ends”. With that said Kerry not only points out his lack of faith in God but his complete out of touch with the today’s world, this behavior also implicates president Obama as also being out of touch and lost for appointing Kerry to his position.

First off, whether you want to follow the climate change rabbit down the hole of unproven facts feel free. If you are not a Christian and lean left I get your urge to believe but if you’re a Christian then we need not be afraid of this world for God created it, God wiped it clean once with the flood but God has never tried to destroy his perfect creation. Second listening to Kerry try and predict the end of the world is moronic because he nor anyone knows when life on earth ends. 

Kerry has shown us not only his lack of understanding of the United States issues but the issues that face the world. I think at this time climate change can take a back seat to oh say ISIS or Ebola or maybe both since our borders are wide open for both ISIS and Ebola to cross or enter in our country with or without a passport

We have a terrorist group killing Christian in Syria and Iraq hates the west and hates Israel. ISIS wants to advance its perverted concept of Islam on the whole world killing anyone that disagrees so much for a peaceful religion. While the death tole of over 7 thousand killed by ISIS Kerry I guess assumes if we don’t get the climate under control it won’t matter what ISIS does, the world according to Kerry will die. Problem is Kerry has nothing to back his ideology of climate change, too many science talking points disagree with each other. Kerry’s  climate change would cripple the world’s economy most likely just bring us back to the concept of communism that Russia and China tried and that failed. Two countries still follow that way of life Cuba and North Korea is that our goal emulate those countries. And by the way ever see the pollution China and North Korea have

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Ebola is killing West Africa and it’s spreading like a fire death tole has reached 4033, France the UK and surrounding African countries have banned all air travel into their respective countries for protection while Kerry insist climate change is our biggest threat. Now I’m not sure where climate change falls on the duties of the Secretary of State but sinking your whole resources into a weatherman’s theory is a bit risky when known proven threats like ISIS and Ebola are now the front and center issues of today.

 I know Kerry has had issues with biblical quotes and concepts in the past but I believe if you are going to go that route and state scripture requires us to protect countries from climate change then you have be responsible for knowing those scriptures and know the bases of God and the Bible. Yes as a Christian nation we need to help our fellow people throughout the world but stopping the production of cars that use oil, stopping people using coal for heat and fuel is not the answer right now and most likey will never be the answer and I’m not sure where in scripture it is, ever read Genesis 8:22

Kerry has lack of faith and understanding of the Bible and the Christian faith and I also believe Kerry lacks an understanding on what to do with our current world issues of today. It’s that or Kerry has been ordered to stand down and not go against what the president has issued and ordered, either way you see it Kerry is showing his complete lack of knowledge or his contempt for man by ignoring the real threats and pursuing a unproven idea while real issues to our country continue to get larger and more unstable.

America stands with Israel just not the America’s president

AMERICA STANDS WITH ISRAEL JUST NOT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT 

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Yes I do feel this way our only ally in the Middle East, the country that takes the brunt of terrorism and the country that has tested all our military might in real time battles is respected my most of America but not our president and his administration.

I think one main reason why Israel is our ally is due to location, they are really the only Free State in what is plethora of dictators, and police states that practice lawless and Stone Age leadership. The west puts up with the Arabic States behavior mainly due to both need each other. The west needs oil so to speak and the east needs leadership and technology. Since the Israel became a nation in 1948 America has supported this small country based on my first reason. Israel is the only real democracy in the region. Whether it’s been a democrat or a republican our government has supported this diamond in a region of terror and hate.

It’s my contention that this current president does not want to support Israel but was forced into the support based on Israel is our ally. Although we cannot know what is in our presidents heart it’s safe to say President Obama is an Islamic, borderline radical Muslim sympathizer who I feel would leave Israel to its own support if the polling data would let him.

While most Americans support a free Israel and believe they have a right to defend their country I feel our president would like to see Israel gone forever. What our president lacks in knowledge is if Israel is lost to the radical Islam terror groups so will the rest of the world. The biggest thorn to Israel has been Islam and the biggest thorn to Islam has been Israel. Presidents that know and understand this use this to the advantage of peace with these Arabic states because when you already have a guard at the gates it gives you a bigger ability to monitor the inmates.

 I do not believe our president and secretary of State knows and understands this, nor did the Clinton administration when they tried to monkey with the Israeli elections to broker a peace with Israel and Palestine. It failed because of pure hatred of the Islamic community towards Israel and another reason why Clinton 2016 for president needs not to happen, Israel will again pay the price for a Hillary presidency.

President Obama states he is Christian, yes once a practicing Muslim he was converted by Jeremiah Wright a pastor who’s sermons of hatred for America and Isreal converts a peace loving Muslim Barack Obama to a Christian. Obama’s own religious advisor Joel Hunter lacks faith in God himself. His idea of God’s beloved creation of man could destroy his creation of the earth is pathetic at best.

It’s very sad to see our current administration trying it’s best to turn its back on Israel our first line of defense of the Middle East. What we need to do is to pray that God will continue to guide good decisions on the behalf of Israel, America and the European west. Pray our representatives will make the right decisions and stand up with Israel and continue the support that I believe America has with this small but great force in a region of hatred because if Israel falls radical Islam will come for us next.