The Biggest Fear of Our Forefathers

As they were froming the federal government, one fear drove them more than anything else. It is the reason for having 3 separate parts:legislative, executive and judicial. Each has its own powers and limits. That way, the hope was that no one person or group of people would exceed their authority.

In addition, they added 10 amendments. If you study them carefully, you’ll see that, while each has its purpose, collectively they have 1 purpose, to protect the individuals from the government.

Now, why did they feel the need for protection from our government. It’s because they were afraid of the tyranny of the majority.

Without the bill of rights, the majority could take control of the government. Then, ironically it could be ruled by a small minority. If you doubt the fear to be valid, look at what we have now, a one party rule.

The hope of the forefathers was that a free press would keep them in check. On the contrary, they are doing all they can to assist the overthrow of our constitution.

Now the Bill of Rights is on the verge of being trodden under the feet of socialists. They hate freedom of religion and they are destroying our rights to have our say. They want to remove our right to defend ourselves. I could go on but I’m sure you get the picture.

Still, I must add one more remark i heard lately. It would seem that the dems interpret the 10th amendment as reserving all powers not specified in the Constitution to the democrat party.

Maybe it’s a joke, but I am sure they would accept said power without a second thought.

To be sure, we just might be realizing the tyranny of the majority within the decade. It was the primary fear of the framers of our Constitution and today, the threat stands before us and it isn’t even well hidden. What a legacy to leave for our children, especially considering the freedom we inherited.

Wind and Whirlwind?

The Senate leader apparently was attempting a refinance to the Biblical passage of Hosea 8:7 when he started spouting off about whirlwinds. Just maybe he should read his references before he refers to them.

For that matter, it would do us all good to read or re-read the passage as I did with a few of the verses that follow. I will say this much. It in no way refers to the judgment by men but rather by God.

I do find it somewhat ironic that the passage refers far more to the senator than to the justices of which he spoke.

God’s Solution

Okay. It has been close to a week since the last tragedy. Horribly, 19 kids and 2 teachers were killed. We have heard the solutions barked out repeatedly by the dems, including the occupier of the Oval Office. It would seem, according to them, it is as simple as outlawing guns.

I see two errors in that logic. Guns have been available since before the Constitution and mass killings have only started in about the last 40 years. Certainly, the problem wasn’t around when I graduated high school.

In the 1960s, the gun laws were minimal. When the shootings started, the gun laws increased. If they would be effective, the shootings would have decreased. Obviously, they had no effect. Indeed, the shootings have only increased.

On the other hand, the Republicans want us to turn our schools into fortresses. Perhaps we need motes around them with draw bridges. We need high windowless stone walls.

I don’t yet know but that might actually work. However, there are still weaknesses in such a plan, though I will not go into the reasons now. They should be obvious.

Instead, I ask why should anything be done? Certainly, I am not suggesting that we shouldn’t do anything. Rather, I ask why the necessity? What happened 40 years ago that started the killings?

To understand, we must look at four things that had its beginning in 50s and 60s

First, and most importantly, Americans began an indifference toward God, His word and His law. This caused many other problems.

Satin and his his minions, the communists, the atheist and people who claimed to have an expert knowledge of the human mind…particularly the child psychologist, started teaching ideas contrary to the Word of God.

As things started turning south, these minions began blaming anything and everything but themselves.

As time went by, the minions turned their attack toward the family, knowing the family is the basic building block of any nation.

Then they turned towards destruction of the schools. Beginning with the colleges, the college students undermined every element of our culture.

The result is that this country bears little resemblance to the 1950s.

Now, they have set their sights on the Constitution, specifically on the 1st and 2nd amendments, which are the most important ones. While on the way to these goals, they are well on the way to destroying our voting systems.

So, what should we do. It’s simple but so difficult. Turn back to God. If the people would turn back to God, the families will be healed and their will be no need for gun laws or motes around our schools.

It is God’s solution and it is the only one that will work. Everything else will fail.

The closer a people are to God, the simpler the solutions

The farther a people are from God, the more difficult the problems.

Virtual Fingerprints

The FOCs would like very much to have us believe their lies while hiding the truths.

The devil, that is Satan would like very much for us to believe his lies while hiding God’s truths, lest men learn the truth of the plan of salvation and be saved.

For those with their eyes open to the truth, it would appear that Satan’s fingerprints are all over the methods of the dems.

Example in point: there is a man, a congressman who stood and repeatedly said he had solid proof of the Russia collusion. Yet, today we have yet to see that proof. Looks like a lie to me. It’s not just a statement of ignorance, but a statement made for the purpose of deceit. Moreover, partially based on this lie, a president was impeached. Now that the lie is exposed, not so much as a hint of an apology from the liar. There is now hint of remorse. Indeed, you confront the man today, he will not admit to the untruth. Indeed, he just might repeat it. Sounds to me as if it has Satan’s fingerprint to me.

If I am wrong, the man owes it to us and the nation to bring forth his proof. But he won’t. For he has no proof and he knew this from the start. Therefore he stands before us one of Satan’s great tools and those who help him aids the devil.

Giving Thanks

Ever since my mid-thirties, I have had serious digestive problems. I have seen a few doctors, even specialists, to no avail.

A number of years ago, I became determined to to say a word of thanks to God every time before I ate. As near as I can tell, it didn’t help the digestion at all. Even so, I still give thanks, though I must admit I have forgotten a few times. I do it because I feel it is the right thing to do. It is not nearly as much as my Lord deserves. Moreover, I think it has helped to change my frame of mind. I have learned a few things.

I no longer have such a tendency to take things for granted. I am thankful also to the farmers, the truck drivers and the grocers. I am careful to thank the crew in every restaurant I visit and I make sure they know I mean it. I am even more thankful for the police that provide us protection and I am even thankful when I am ticketed, just maybe not as much. After all, they do have a thankless job, which in a way, isolates them from the rest of us…almost as much as a preacher.

However, one day, seemingly out of the blue, my doctor told me to start taking Tums. Considering my digestive problems are now almost gone, I wonder just how much one thing has to do with the other. Just maybe I need to thank God for what that doctor told me. I don’t know. Sometimes God does things for us and we don’t even know it.

Just maybe one of the most important things we can learn is giving thanks, first to God and then to others.

When Is a skateboard a Club?

The short answer is, “When someone is beating someone over the head with it.”

Though the above should be casual to the most obvious observer, that stupid prosecutor in the Rittenhouse case clearly is unaware of this fact. Surely, if it was not covered in law school, he should be able to figure it out all by himself. Hence, my use of the adjective, stupid. He should have to have a sign with word on it hanging from his neck.

God warns us whoa to him who calls evil good and good evil. The prosecutor called self-defense murder. I think this somewhat meets the criteria. Moreover, it seems to be the practice of many prosecutors today to charge the innocent with crimes and let thieves and killers go free.

My biggest example is Fauci, who’s activities led to deaths of millions. Why is he not in jail while who knows how many innocent people people remain in prison for January 6. Where is their speedy trial guaranteed to them by the highest law of the land.

On the other hand, President Trump and many of his associates were prosecuted and impeached with bogus evidence by prosecutors, democrat representatives and a fake media, all of them on the rampage without rhythm or reason.

Not Quite Right

I received a pamphlet the other day from a church, if I remember right was in Kentucky. It did attract my curiosity being as I live near Memphis. Nonetheless, I started reading it. I found a list of things they believe.

As I started out, it did seem reasonable. Then I arrived at the statement that said that we are saved and remain saved as long as we remain faithful to the end. At that point, I immediately threw the package away. I determined that it was all counterfeit, the church and the writing and likely their teaching.

I must admit that it does sound reasonable but God said there is a way that seems right to man but the end of it is destruction. (Loose quote. You are welcome to look it up. If you can’t, ask someone to help you.)

The problem is that the statement is simply not biblical. You can look it up for yourself. The fact is that when a person is saved, the Holy Spirit puts His seal on you and it cannot be removed by anyone but God and God will not remove it. He promises eternal salvation not salvation until you mess up. He takes on all your sins: Past, Present and future. He is well aware of all of them. He was well aware of them as he began to lay the foundations of the world. Not the least of them nor the greatest of them will surprise him at all.

Moreover, the god that is presented in the pamphlet is pretty mean. Can you imagine him saying to someone who was saved, Sorry. Can’t let you in. Five minutes before you died, you lost your salvation.”

The idea also assumes a person might be saved multiple times. If not, once a person lost his salvation, he would be forever lost. I don’t think my God is like that. My God saved me when I was 13 years of age and He will not lose his grip on me, though I live to 140. (or even a thousand and forty) He can do that. He promised that He will. It is but one reason why he deserves our faith, our love, our respect our thanks as well as our worship and our devotion. Why would anyone want to turn his back on a God such as that. Strange as it may seem, none lose their salvation, though they may lose the joy of their salvation. Moreover, for many reasons, he just might take such a person home early.

Oh. By the way, one more thing. God does not chastise those he has not saved, only those to whom he has given eternal life. If you can do things you know are sinful and not feel the rod of God, you just might not be among those He has saved. You might want to think about that.

Trust God

The two words seem so simple. Yet, we all know that when it comes time, it is about the hardest thing a person can do. To be sure, trusting God is perhaps one of the best ways to please Him we know of. To be sure, the Bible says that Abraham believed God and God counted it as righteousness. Put another way, God forgave him of his sin because Abraham believed him. It tells us that trust in God is very powerful.

It reminds me of the story that President Reagan told about a man that fell from a cliff. He quickly grabbed onto a limb. So there he was with no way to go up and looking at a 300 foot fall if he let go.

Out of desperation, he called out, “Is there anyone up there!?”

Clouds formed and from the clouds he heard, “This is God. Are you willing to do anything I tell you?”

“Yes God, anything. Just tell me and I’ll do it.”

God told the man, “Let go of the branch.”

The man looked down. Then he looked up. Then he looked down again. Finally, he yelled, “Is there anyone else up there!?”

I don’t remember how old I was when I first heard that story. I might have been in high school. My immediate thought was that, if I were in the man’s position, I would immediately let go. The older I get and the more times I think it over, I’m not so sure. It is easy to say I would trust God but at this point, I simply don’t know. I would very much like to be able to know I would, but none of us really know it until we face the situation head on.

Three Israelites were thrown into a fire for following the Lord. Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den. That’s trusting in God. Moreover, it is more than a story. It really happened. I like to think that I would do the same. The fact is, I don’t know.

To be sure, I have taken stands that have cost me. God did not always intervene for me, leastwise not that I saw. Nonetheless, I do trust Him, that is to say as much as I can. Now, would I jump out of a plane on His instruction. I don’t know if I would, even with a parachute. It just is sometimes we don’t know our faith until it is tested.

To be sure, it is sometimes why he tests our faith… that is, so we will know. He doesn’t need to find out. He already knows. On the other hand, sometimes he wants to strengthen our faith. Every time we go through a trial, it can build our faith. Then again, should we fail, we will learn that too.

Ultimately, we all do need to trust Him for one thing. We must totally and fully trust in Jesus as our savior. We must not try to add a thing to it. If we do, then we don’t really totally trust him. It means we think we need to help. To totally trust in Jesus for our salvation, God counts our faith as righteousness and his reward is to save us from our sins.

Don’t trust in any other faith. Don’t trust in any church or religion. Nothing else can save you. It is what God tells us in the Gospels and it is what he wants us to do. That means we let go of everything else, including our own abilities and we trust in Jesus and Him alone.

John 3:16 does say:

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.

If you don’t believe it, you are calling Jesus a liar. Unless you change your mind, you will pay for that sin in hell forever, regardless of any good or bad you ever did. The instant you believe, your salvation is immediate and forever. God is the only one who can revoke it. If he does, He will not be keeping His promise. So, your salvation is instant and forever.

So. Whatever it is that is keeping you from accepting Christ as you savior, let go of it. It can’t save you. In the end it will do you no good. Stand on the words of Jesus himself as John quoted. Trust Jesus, the living Son of God and He will save you.

On the Wrong Side of Things Maybe

This is a very rough paraphrase of something I heard Christina Bobb say about the abortion bill they just passed in the house.

Point 1. The bill would make abortion legal just about any time any place for any reason.

Point 2. The church of Satan highly favors the bill.

Question: Do you really want to be on the same side as the church of Satan on anything?

This is my little thought I have added on.

In the first chapter of John, the Bible speaks of evil as dark. It also says that the world prefers the dark over the light. This is just another example of just how truly true it is. It is sad when people prefer death over life. How tragic that a nation does not respect life… or that they prefer dark to the light that God provides.

Counterfeit

In Matthew 17, Jesus told Peter to catch a fish and take a four drachma coin from its mouth. I was young the first time I heard the story. It seemed odd to me. Jesus did not need the fish. He could have made dozens of the coins with his spoken word. I suppose he could have also used many other methods as well. But, he told Peter to get the coin from the fishes mouth.

In the musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” we could hear the whimsical song, “If I Were a Rich Man.” I totally enjoyed the song long before I saw the movie or play. To be sure I identified with it. Actually, I still do. I’m not greedy. I would be very happy with a million or two. I would not turn down five or six. It would not solve all my problems but it would solve most of them.

What does the one thing have to do with the other? Although God can make money, He rarely if ever does. On that day, when Jesus was asked about the taxes, if Jesus produced the money out of thin air, that would have been an act of counterfeiting. The money He would have made would have been produced outside the authority of the government and Jesus recognizes authority, even human authority.

I don’t know how that works completely, but had he made that coin, that would have been a sin, and Jesus does not sin. It does go beyond that. Let’s say God took pity on me, and maybe a few thousand others. He spoke the word and instantly, we would all have five million dollar bank accounts. That would not only be counterfeit in mass, but it could be very damaging to our economy.

That money represents work, skill and knowledge. When it is just given to me, it short circuits the system. It can and would likely negatively effect our economy. Suddenly, there would be millions more money in circulation and hence, each dollar would be worth less. Therefore, God would be improperly taking the representation of the work of thousands and giving it to me. I would benefit from the work of others wrongfully, as would the others.

So now, the government, in all its wisdom has decided it is okay to redistribute wealth. I get to benefit from the sweat of your brow and you get to benefit from the sweat of mine. Never mind the product of our work. Never mind my laziness. All those who have worked so hard to build those apartments. Never mind them. Let them go into debt while those who refuse to work live in the fruits of the work of their landlords.

God does not redistribute wealth because he knows it is not right. Why should the government know better.

Communism is a relatively new economic system. Capitalism is as old as trading. I will give you so many of these if you give me so many of that. I will help you build your home if you will provide food and clothing for me. If you provide me a boat, I will provide fish for you.

The coinage only made it all simpler. At first it had no government backing. However, over time, only the governments coined the money. At least that is the way it was supposed to work. Then they started taxing to pay for mutual defense and roads and such. Now it has gotten into a tangled mess, but it works the same.

The problem is that that there are a number of things that throw things out of kilter. There is, of course robbery. As mentioned a fore, counterfeiting. Then there is gambling and lotteries. In the blink of an eye, gambling can transfer the equivalent of large amounts of work from one to another. Such things throw the capitalists system out of kilter.

The man that loses all his wages cannot pay his rent. The gambling sites draw crowds of unsavory types. And then of course, those that own the “house” live on the fruits of the labor of others without adding one thing to society. Indeed, they become the “rich men” as sung of in the above song.

The work they do is a counterfeit work. But they are not alone. Those in government know how to counterfeit their contributions to society too. They tax some while they give to others… all the time skimming some off for themselves. It is the most important reason to keep government small. It is one of the most important reasons to limit the power of government. It is the biggest reason FOCs get involved in government.

It is one of the biggest reasons that governments fail.