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My personal prayer in Colossians

September 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Progressivism: the mechanism of the Deep State

July 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Rediscovering Americanism: and the tyranny of progressivism

July 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Six Minute Interview w Mark Levin

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I read Levin’s book Rediscovering Americanism. I am in the process of re-reading it. It is a scholarly work with fair even-handed analysis. The first half of the book is some tough reading (at least to me) because it is delving into the written words of Rousseau, Hegel, Marx etc. Levin then provides a history of progressivism which IMO is a nomenclature which couches the philosophy and goals of these individuals and their followers, in a term that is deceptive implying something good. I know he didn’t coin the phrase and that he is actually using their vocabulary and then providing the information, history of what it actually is. His final analysis and conclusion are correct IMO. Rediscovering Americanism… is a great work and one that everyone should read.

 

Remember

November 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Open-minded

March 5, 2016 3 comments

I lost a supposed friend last Sunday. One who had some different beliefs but was open-minded (supposedly) and we had been friends for about a year. Heck even pen-pals. Open-minded, I love that when people claim that. Yep the person was open-minded as long as I apparently didn’t believe God, the Lord Jesus Christ and Christianity. Open-minded, you underestand, as long as the beliefs are the same as theirs. Open-minded. So far in my limited life experience of almost 51 years, the person who claims such isn’t REALLY. I apparently thanked God too much in my posts when I wrote about blessings and answered prayers.
What is kind of interesting is I have been thinking about the term “open-minded” a bit recently. I had recently heard that for a Christian that being “open-minded” in essence allows ourselves to vex our souls (2 Peter 2:7-8). Put another way, it puts us in constant environments that we know we should not be a part of (ex. abstain from all appearance of evil – 1 Thess. 5:21-22). So I have been thinking about that and what that really means/implies on the whole and to my own self. I am still not sure of the whole paradigm (if that is the correct word to use) but I must agree that I have been getting a bit wore out having to skip posts by individuals who embrace a lifestyle or belief system that is so contrary to mine. I know not everyone agrees with everyone else on everything so that isn’t the issue. It’s more about serious systemic beliefs that I understand to be wrong. So then maybe the fact that the individual isn’t open-minded after all actually means that they have more serious convictions about their own beliefs than I do, which if that is true, means to me I have allowed my soul to be vexed when I was trying to be engaging and open-minded myself. Which gets me to thinking about the phrase “open-minded” and how it should be correctly used/applied. Maybe – though now I am pretty positive it is the case – the willingness to be “open-minded” isn’t always a good thing or more importantly – the right thing.

It is more important in trying to develop relationships and friendships to be true to what you know is right even if that limits the opportunities to gain friendships. After all, for a Christian, the most important relationship one should have is with the Lord. If the chief “aim” of the human being is to glorify and enjoy God I am sure that obedience to Him trumps open-mindedness for the sake of being engaging is not going to lead to success in accomplishing one’s chief aim.

From the Clarion Project

January 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Kent State honors known terrorists supporter

Why is the FBI not allowed to arrest this individual? Freedom of speech has nothing to do with it. It is aiding and abetting enemies of our country. That used to be called treason. That use to result in one’s arrest, prosecution, trial and death. And in pretty swift order at that. Why isn’t it news in Ohio (where I live) that such a college is rewarding such character and activities?  Is it because universities are known (very well-known actually) to be strong supporters (usually) of criminal and amoral behavior? Hmmm, I wonder what it is about so-called higher education that results often into degeneration?

Milwaukee man arrested after plotting to attack Masonic Temple

While I’m not a supporter of the masons I am sharing this info because the reality of the convenience of a target is a factor. How long before he is back on our streets? Probably just long enough to be further radicalized in our prisons. Which brings up the topic of our prisons. Why are we ALLOWING them to be places where people can be radicalized whether in white supremacy garbage or muslim extremism? How come prisoners aren’t being converted into saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ? You know, Christian beliefs of the Reformation? Or heck even Buddhism? At least they would act with peace. I thought one of the purposes of prison was the rehabilitation of the individual. What happened to that?

 

 

Do you understand?

July 1, 2015 Leave a comment

A lot of haters out there in the the “love-people” who are so “open-minded” when in ref to those against/unhappy with the Supreme Court’s decision last Friday.

I am glad Christians live under grace and not under the Law because no one can be saved and redeemed by the Law (Romans 2:12, 3:20-21; Galatians 2:21, 3:11 KJV: I can’t vouch for the other translations)  (Sentence for those who want to quote the vast number of rules for the Jews in the OT.)

Disagreeing with the decision and with so-much of what is norm in society doesn’t (or at least shouldn’t) come with hate/venom and I hope what I wrote wasn’t misconstrued as such. I actually only had grief, concern and troubled-spirit when I wrote it. I am aware that a trick or SOP for the people referenced in the first sentence of this post is to call sincere objectors – haters. I can say/write I do not hate those who celebrate the decision on Friday. I do know – with certainty – it is all a spiritual battle.

“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 2:10-16 KJV) don’t

So yes proper judgement is expected of the Christian. As the old saying goes “We are to be fruit-inspectors”. And don’t forget “by their fruits you shall know them” (Matthew 7:20) – and btw, Jesus did say that.

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