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PERSPECTIVES

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In Kenya 150 students lost lives while here in America our president plays games with the decision to give or not give a known agent of terrorism Iran nukes.

150 lives snuffed out while a Pizzeria in Indiana is forced to shut down over death threats and harassment for just answering a question a TV reporter asked.

Is it because America has two ocean on each side of her and the two neighboring countries connected are peaceful that we loose perspective on others hurting.

In the Middle East people that refuse to except Islam are inprisioned or killed. People shout how bad states like Indiana and Arkansas are but give a pass at Saudi Arabia for wiping a woman and sending her to jail for 6th month for speaking to the media for being gang raped, in America we call that free speech.

A Jehovah’s Witnesses gets a pass for not saluting our flag its called Religious Liberty but never tell someone why you won’t cater their wedding.

Are we all loosing our perspective on what is really important, I hope not I’m pretty sure most of my family knows what is right from wrong and the people that I call my friend feel the same as well. God I pray Americans can see beyond all this.

 

WATERED DOWN UNITY

WATERED DOWN UNITY

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I was listening to the Glen Beck show a few nights ago and Glen was talking about when he had called an evangelical pastor to interview for his TV show The Blaze. Now mind you I am a fan of Mr. Beck, I think he falls in the top 3 to 4 for best political conservative commentator out there and one of the smartest conservative political minds right now.

With that said Beck knows nothing about religion and further more his combined social religious understanding is more like an impulsive person having his attention dragged from one idea to another.

Mr. Beck went on to say he called the pastor to talk about becoming a guest on the TV show and the pastor wanted to make it known that he and Mr. Becks religious views are different and he wanted to make that clear in the interview.

Beck said that made him feel ill and continued to tell us the audience of the radio program that “all I wanted to say to that pastor was “are you that small to have to say that”. Why can’t we be united in love” I’m paraphrasing the united part  because I listened to it December 10th and I am not a member of the Blaze radio so I have no audio to get the exact quote.

What Beck fails to realize is Christians that believe in The God of the Bible cannot compromise in their faith, not for a TV show not for anything we are different.

Now don’t believe for one minute that I think Mr. Beck was chastising this pastor or don’t believe I think Mr. Beck was being a lovey dovy hippie with his remarks. What Mr. Beck feels and thinks is that conservatives that have common ground need to unite and that I agree.

What Mr. Beck does not understand is that Christianity has one way John 3:16 and we cannot change or differ in that way. Yes we do have common ground with many groups and religions but our faith and the way salvation is obtained is only one way.

Now you might be thinking what evangelical pastor was Glen Beck talking about and to be honest I do not know. I do have speculations since there was only one well known evangelical pastor that the Blaze interviewed in November but again it’s only speculation on my part.

With that said in November Evangelical pastor Ravi Zacharias was interviewed on the Blaze. Before the interview Zacharias did have ” statement “or more of a pray request before he went on The Blaze.

After the interview Beck stated “Yes we do have differences but Ravi and I agree that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world”.

I disagree, Jesus came to save us and give us the individual salvation not the world. Jesus said he would turn families against each other for believing in him something people just don’t always understanding especially living in America. Matthew chapter 10 versed 32-42

There has been a push by Pope Francis to unite other religions to help stop the poor and feed the hungry and again we cannot compromise on our faith. Mark 14:7 Jesus is trying to make a point for the disciples to take advantage of Jesus being with them here and now but his statement is just more than that it is the truth we will always have the poor, sick and hungry this will never change and to compromise on our faith and water it down to unite with other religions is a big mistake Revelation 3:16.

Common ground is important, if we want to define our way of life here in America all of us have to know and understand our common ground.

I cannot expect the LDS to water down their faith and compromise nor the Muslim and do not expect me the Christian to do the same. We have common ground to be free and to worship God but Christians cannot compromise on the word of God and Jesus and we cannot compromise our way to salvation.