At first glance my tying the same sex marriage ruling to the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, appears to be without merit. But is it? The right to bear arms is clearly stated in the Constitution; whereas, the definition of marriage is unsaid. One firmly implants the stated intentions of the Founding Fathers to forever grant citizens the right to bear arms; whereas, the other denies the universally held position that marriage is solely the union between one man and one woman. Continue reading Same Sex Marriage & the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution
If our leaders are not governed by the same laws they govern us with, they are no longer leaders; they are masters!
When are leaders lead us away from the Cross of Christ down the path of destruction, we have only ourselves to blame. God has warned us time and time again. He sent the prophets, the apostles and his Son. He still sends servants to warn us. Do not mistake manly wisdom for godly devotion. We must not not submit to any authority above our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I have always looked at the military as the prime example of discipline. It doesn’t matter which branch of service, the United States armed services build strong disciplined warriors. However, as I look back through the years, I no longer hold the military at the highest level of discipline. Please do not misunderstand me, the military is just as disciplined as ever, but they are not my number one pick. Liberal Christians are the most disciplined people I know. When I see how absolutely nothing moves them off of their ideology including obvious assaults against Christianity, I am amazed. Why?
- I have always been astonished that many of them support the killing of babies in the womb and believe that evil is acceptable to God. We are not talking gods like Baal or Moloch, which may require the sacrifice of the faithful’s first born child, we are talking about the God of the Bible. The same God who formed babies in the womb per Psalms 139:13. Many liberal Christians claim to be against abortion, but they give their votes and financial support to people who defend abortion. How can you be against something and support it at the same time?
- Many liberal Christians really believe that God will honor two people of the same sex engaging in a perversion of marriage! This is baffling too! God stated that man and woman are to be one in Genesis 2:24. He clearly condemned homosexuality numerous times throughout the Bible, and Paul made it unquestionably clear in Romans chapter 1. Nevertheless, some liberal Christians make excuses for this so-called same sex marriage. Some of my liberal friends claim to be against same sex marriage, but they still support people that protects this abomination. Nothing shake them.
- Recently in California, our state government passed a law (only the liberals voted for this law) which allows any child from kindergarten thru high school to pick his or her gender anytime they want. If a boy feels like a girl today, he can use the girl’s facilities, including the gym and showers. The girls can do the same. They can go to either restroom too! This stupid ungodly law is clearly the work of Satan. I have yet to hear ONE of my liberal Christian friends, teachers or parents complain about this new law. They must know about it, but once again, no complaints.
- As bad as those examples are, this tops the list! When the democratic convention officially left God out of the party platform prior to the 2012 elections, some people were upset. That was a good thing causing the leadership to vote God back into the platform. The vote to restore God was held three times and three times God lost! After the third attempt, the Democratic Party chairperson, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lied to let God back in the party platform! They brought back the God who cannot lie (Numbers 23:19) with a LIE! This must have given Satan one of the biggest laughs of his existence. But it didn’t move the most disciplined people I know. They never said a word.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:33 KJV
One flesh he calls it. One flesh it’s been since our time in eternity.
Two became one. Bone to bone, flesh to flesh, the foundation of life, the example of love, holy, honorable and ordained from above.
When two become one, they are never apart. Though their bodies are un-joined, their hearts beat the same. Their minds think different thoughts and yet united they remain.
The miracle of marriage is not the vows, license or seal; it’s the power of God that makes it real!
The enemy hates God and he hates man. Death and destruction has always been his plan. He said he wants to be like the Most High. Rest assured that this one time he didn’t lie.
The enemy is defeated, even this he knows is true, yet he will still if allowed, make fools out of me and you.
Since he is condemned to eternal torment with his entire horde, he wants all of us to join the discord.
His plans are very subtle, some think logically sound. He uses all available tools to bring man down. A plan many cannot see due to lust, idolatry and greed.
He places the lost, naive and foolish on the frontlines, demanding imaginary rights. Since when has a man the right to be a woman or a woman the right to be a man? He makes the truth hard to understand.
His legions pound on politicians demanding a new call: calls for perverted justice and false liberty for all. They write evils laws which never stand, because the people reject them time and time again.
So they found judges who abandoned their rightful place, and took it upon themselves to decide our fate. Unconstitutional they said with the swipe of a pen and committed an eternal sin.
Have they become Gods? Are we do what they say? Shall we forsake Christ and do it man’s way? Never will we bow at Satan’s feet. Neither submit to the other enemies we meet. We’ll stay clear of Satan’s path and all other lining up for God’s wrath.
One flesh he calls it and one flesh it remains. Counterfeits and liars are playing a losing game. They think they’ll be normal if they gain the name. Satan feeds them false hope and security, but marriage is only marriage if God ordains.
True happiness is the gift of living God’s way. Man and woman were meant to be one. One flesh he calls it. One flesh it’s been since eternity began. One flesh it will be until he comes again.
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(6) We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive Church, viz: Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists, &c.
(7) We believe in the gifts of tongues, prophesy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, &c.
Counterfeits are only dangerous when they cannot be identified. The Bible provides numerous warning against them. If we know Scripture, we will know the counterfeits.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matt 24:24 (KJV)
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Cor 11:13-15 (KJV)
(8) We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
“Ignorant translators, careless transcribers, or designing and corrupt priests have committed many errors” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 327).
Apostle Orson Pratt. He claimed, “… who in his right mind could for one moment suppose the Bible in its present form to be a perfect guide? Who knows that even one verse of the Bible has escaped pollution, so as to convey the same sense now that it did in the original?” (Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon, pg. 47.)
If the Bible wasn’t translated correctly, why didn’t Joseph Smith correct it? If we are to believe Joseph Smith, we must deny the Scriptures below.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Tim 3:16 (KJV)
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1 Pet 1:23 (KJV)
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Pet 1:21 (KJV)
(9) We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
“I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that god was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. These are incomprehensible ideas to some, but they are simple. It is the first principle of the gospel to know for certainty the character of god and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us, yea, that God himself the father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did; and I will show it from the Bible.” Joseph Smith, History Of The Church, Volume 6 p.6305
The God of the Bible is not a man. God created man. This is not Christianity!
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Num 23:19 (KJV)
I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city. Hosea 11:9 (KJV)
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24 (KJV)
(10) We believe in the literal gathering of Israel, and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes. That Zion will be built upon this (American) continent. That Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiac glory.
“Which city shall be built, beginning at the temple lot, which is appointed by the finger of the Lord, in the western boundaries of the State of Missouri, and dedicated by the hand of Joseph Smith, Jun., and others with whom the Lord was well pleased. Verily this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the temple, which temple shall be reared in this generation. For verily this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and a cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the glory of the Lord, which shall fill the house.” Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Volume 1 p. 288
Did Joseph Smith’s prophecy come true? Was a temple built in New Jerusalem Missouri before the generation of Joseph Smith died? Is there a New Jerusalem Missouri? What does the Bible say about false prophecies?
If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him. Deut 18:22 (NIV)
It appears after the examination of the first 10 Articles of Faith, that Mormonism has no relationship with Christianity. If one is to believe the Bible, Mormonism must be an abomination
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(1)“We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods. If this is in accordance with the New Testament, lo and behold! we have three Gods anyhow, and they are plural; and who can contradict it? Joseph Smith – History of the Church Volume 6, Ch. 12, p. 274
Christian view of God
The Bible states that there is only one God. The Bible calls the Father God. The Bible calls the Son God. The Bible calls the Holy Spirit God. Since the Bible states there is only one God; The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are the One God.
Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: (KJV)
Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. (KJV)
(2) We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.
And they would have had no children; wherefore, they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery: doing no good, for they knew no sin. But, behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of Him who knoweth all things. Adam fell, that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy BOM 2 Nephi 2:23-25 1835 ed.
Christian view – Adam’s sin was a curse
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (KJV)
(3) We believe that through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
“One of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation” (12th Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, p.206; also cited in The Book of Mormon Student Manual, religion 121 and 122, 1996, p.36).
Christian view of Salvation
John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)
Eph 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. (KJV)
(4) We believe that these ordinance are: 1st, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ: 2d, Repentance: 3d, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins: 4th, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Sounds like Christianity, but is it?
The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitious, and covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind. Milton R. Hunter, Gospel Through The Ages p. 15
(5) We believe that a man must be called of God by “prophesy, and by laying on of hands” by these who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
But who in this generation have authority to baptize? None but those who have received authority in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints: all other churches are entirely destitute of all authority from God; and any person who receives Baptism or the Lord’s supper from their hands will highly offend God, for he looks upon them as the most corrupt of all people. Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the “whore of Babylon” whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. And any person who shall be so wicked as to receive a holy ordinance of the gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent of the unholy and impious act. Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 255
Christian authority comes from Christ!
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (KJV)
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
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I asked ten members of my black, democratic Christian family members to participate in a small survey. The survey was a test of loyalty, but loyalty to whom? The survey consisted of the following questions:
1. Are you a Christian? If the answer is no please stop. If the answer is yes please continue.
2. Do you believe that abortion and homosexually are sins against God and man? If the answer is no, please state why they are not and then stop. If the answer is yes, please continue.
3. Did you vote for President Obama and other politicians that support abortion and homosexual relationships? If the answer is no stop. If the answer is yes, the final questions are as follows:
4. Why would you vote for people that openly support evils that God condemns when you could have voted for people that supports God’s values?
The survey responses are followed by my comments and commentaries on the responses.
M: I’m a Baptist cuz. I tell everyone I love them.
Sam: I do not understand your response, but thanks anyway.
Commentary: He did not answer any questions. He seems to be a fence sitter. He doesn’t want to offend anyone. Maybe he doesn’t know that Jesus came specifically to separate believers from unbelievers.
Matt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. (KJV)
L: Yes, yes, I (not God) wanted to see a black man in the office as president of the United States.
Sam: That’s an honest answer.
Commentary: While L shared his true reason, he hasn’t explained why he votes against his beliefs. He claims to be adamantly against abortion and homosexuality. I do not believe that his decisions are based solely on voting for Mr. Obama. If that were the case, he would not vote for other pro-abortion and pro-homosexual politicians. L has been voting against his interest before President Obama came on the scene. No L also seems to be seated on the fence. He apparently doesn’t understand that fence sitters in up with splinters in their posteriors.
Rev 3:15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.16 “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. (NKJ)
J: I think that a lot of people voted for Obama including me because he is the first black President. God does forbid homosexuality but he is also a forgiving god and we are not to judge.
Sam: If you’d like, I can give you some insights on the judging thing. But I do have a follow up question. Isn’t repentance required before forgiveness? J did not respond to my follow up question.
Commentary: J spoke of God’s forgiveness, but never responded to my inquiry about repentance. She knows that Mr. Obama still holds anti-godly moral positions and has no intention of abandoning them. She apparently has no problem voting for politicians who support ungodly policies.
She also fails to understand the biblical principles of judging. How did she come to the conclusion that I was judging the president? How do you determine biblical fruit?
Matt 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? (NKJ)
S: Yes, yes, I voted for Obama and honestly I voted for him not knowing that he supported either on those issues.
Sam: I did not ask S a follow up question.
Commentary: I wonder how S will vote in the future now that she knows what she knows. If given a choice, will she vote for the prolife and traditional marriage candidates?
B. I truly love you, but we are not having this conversation.
Sam: I did not ask B a follow up question, because my survey was not welcome.
Commentary: How can a loyal faithful Christian refuse to discuss the will, teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ? Which Jesus is she following?
Matt 10:33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. (NIV)
D. Yes, yes. No I did not vote.
Sam: D was a senior in college at the time. He was pre-occupied with his academics.
Commentary: Like many young men and women, D is trying to find his place in the world. He has definite prolife and anti-homosexual opinions, but he is not politically astute. Once he decides to venture into the political process, hopefully his moral compass will guide his political decisions
JE. Yes, yes, yes. I believed the whole hype about the first African-American President, and promises of a better economy sounded very promising for me living in poverty. I realize now that I should have educated myself more before deciding so quickly, because I want to be sure that my morals and ethics align with who I vote for.
Commentary: The failure of President Obama’s economic policies caused JE to reconsider her vote. But what if those policies produced a robust economy? Would she still reconsider her decision? Would she still make sure that her morals and ethics agreed with her vote?
If we are firmly grounded and rooted in the word of God, neither good nor bad economies will influence our decision. Our decisions will be based solely on our understanding of God’s will.
Deut 6: These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (NIV)
No responses were received from Sh, R or G.
My short unscientific family survey provided some interesting insights:
1. One member voted for politicians who support abortion and homosexuality without knowing their position on practices. Therefore, 10% voted against God out of ignorance.
2. One member did not vote, but claims to hold a strong pro-life and anti-homosexuality position. Therefore, 10% did not vote against the will of God.
3. One member knowingly voted for politicians who advocate policies against God, because of promises of prosperity. This member belatedly regrets the vote. Therefore 10% voted against God out of greed or perceived necessity.
4. One refused to discuss the issue. Another obfuscated by claiming universal love. Three others never responded to the survey. Therefore 50% of my professing Christian family members surveyed would not present a witness to Christ.
5. Two proudly defended their presidential votes based solely on the color of the candidate. L admitted his selfish reasoning; whereas, J express the necessity of our tolerance and God’s forgiveness. Both acknowledged the political sins against God and man; however, neither seems to be troubled about their continued support of politicians who stand against God. Therefore 20% gave unbiblical defenses for voting against God’s will for mankind.
No one took a biblical approach to voting. How can followers of Christ cast Him out of the voting booth? How can true Christian believers, vote against their beliefs? God never changes (Hebrews 13:8) and neither should we!
Christians must always defend God, protect the children and marriage. How can we allow for the destruction of God’s creation and expect Him to bless us:
Ps 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (KJV)
Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. (KJV)
God made man for woman and woman for man. Who are we to change that?
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (KJV)
1 Cor 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders (NIV)
Who are we to condone evil? If something is evil in God’s eyes, it must remain evil in our eyes. At all times must we see the world through the lens of Jesus Christ.
On December 8, 2011 on the floor of Congress, Congresswoman Barbara Lee claimed that the Republican Party is engaged in a coordinated effort to disenfranchise the voting rights of minorities, the elderly and the poor. She claimed that the efforts of forty-two states requiring voters to produce government approved identification at polling places, will result in voter suppression and the reinstitution of Jim Crow laws. She stated that 21 million Americans do not have adequate identification and implied that her 100 year old aunt would not be able to provide a birth certificate or the necessary documentation needed to obtain government approved identification. Finally, she stated without sources a cost of $26.00 to obtain the necessary documentation, which she calls a poll tax.
I think Rep. Lee is really saying that minorities, the elderly and the poor are just too stupid? My question to her is does she think we are too stupid to get the identification or too stupid to know when we are being conned? If I had the opportunity, I would ask Rep. Lee the following questions:
Which state requires proper identification from minorities, the elderly and the poor, but doesn’t require it from white people? If you know of such a state, they would be in violation of the 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th amendments to the Constitution. They would also be in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Where is the evidence? Where is the violation? If there is a violation, notify the Justice Dept. If there is no violation, what are you talking about?
Concerning your 100 year old aunt, she turned 21 in 1932. Therefore, she has been eligible to vote for 79 years. Has she ever driven car? Does she have a bank account? Did she ever purchase alcohol or maybe cigarettes? She qualified for Social Security over 30 years ago. Does she get a Social Security check? The identification required to engage in those practices is the same identification required to vote. How was she able to survive all of these years without proper identification?
Rep. Lee, you stated that it may cost $26.00 to obtain the proper identification and that amounts to a poll tax. You also claimed that Republicans were trying to bring back the days of Jim Crow with the voter identification requirement. As you spoke from the well of congress, why didn’t you tell the country that poll taxes and Jim Crow laws originated from the Democratic Party? Why didn’t you tell the country that those tactics along with lynchings were popular democratic tools utilized to keep blacks in line and stop them from voting? Why do Democrats constantly try to change history and paint themselves as the protectors of blacks, when they were the persecutors?
You claim that the efforts to require voter identification in California is an attempt by Republicans to “disenfranchise” voter participation, but you also stated that 40% of eligible voters do not participate in the process. Which is correct? If 40% do not vote, but can, is that the faults of Republicans?
Let’s examine how the lack of proper voter identification can disenfranchise voters. Joe and I decide to vote for a candidate of our choice. Both of us go to our polling place and request a ballot. We are not required to show identification and exercise our right to vote. Having completed my patriotic duty, I go home and await the results. Joe goes to another polling place and votes again. Joe can keep on voting at different locations as long as he knows which name to use, because there are no checks and balances. There is nothing preventing him from voting early and often. THAT IS DISENFRANCHISEMENT.
Rep. Lee, how does allowing anyone to misrepresent themselves protect the vote of minorities, the elderly and the poor? Are we to take your word that only the “legitimate” voters will show up at the poll? Why should we trust you? You spoke of poll taxes and Jim Crow laws and tied them on the backs of Republicans instead of their true authors, the party you represent. Republicans fought and died for the rights of blacks to vote, Democrats fought and died to keep blacks enslaved.
Based on your logic, we should not trust Republicans, but we should trust whoever comes into a voting booth. Why should we trust them and why should we trust you?