WHAT WE NEED IS A SPIRITUAL REVIVAL AND RENEWAL…


BLOG POST 2 - Revival

I am cognizant that some who read what I write do not share my Christian faith and may disagree with my assertion or argument that what America needs is a Spiritual Revival or Renewal.  I believe that this nation has drifted from its moral moorings and the only way we are going to truly restore, revive, preserve, and perpetuate our Republic is to return to our moral and spiritual moorings as well as our constitutional foundations.  I do not believe that is possible aside from a God.  There again, if one does not believe in God or does not believe God involves Himself in the affairs of men, my argument may be like fingernails on a chalkboard.  But, if you do believe in God and can see, even slightly, the drift in our moral foundations I would encourage you to engage in Prayer for this nation.

Some argue vehemently and stand staunchly against anything biblical being connected to matters of state.  They adopt the argument of “Separation of Church and State” as being a mandate to eliminate everything biblical or of the Christian faith from physical properties or political deliberations in government.  I disagree!  I do believe, as is detailed in our Constitution and validated in the writings of our Founders and the Framers of the Constitution that WE THE PEOPLE should be allowed the Free Exercise of our Faith and Worship. I also believe, as that document details that the State SHOULD NOT establish a national church or name any religion as the State Religion.  Additionally, I believe that the teachings of the Bible and the precepts taught in the Christian Religion were an integral part of the deliberations of those men who hammered out our Constitution and System of Government.  I believe that the moral precepts and principles taught in the Bible have been a strong fiber in our preservation as a Republic for these 200 plus years.  You may disagree and that is your right.

I cannot ignore the many references those men made to the Bible and how important they believed its truths were to our society.  That is evidenced by their inclusion of the Bible in public education, their prayers for God’s favor in deliberations, the fact that Congress printed a Bible for public consumption, and much more.  I am sure that many of you are aware that the Capitol Building, often served as a home for religious gatherings in times past.  Today, that would incur the ire of many and would land in the courts in protest.  Amazingly, our Framers and the Founders did not see it as a violation of the so-called “Separation” many demand today.  For most of the 1800’s, the Capitol building also served as a Church building and became the largest congregation in Washington, D.C. It also hosted Christian gatherings other than weekly church worship services.  In 1844, according to Congressional records: Congress ordered that the use of the Hall of this House (the Capitol) be allowed to the American Bible Society on Tuesday evening next.

It was in that particular gathering that John Quincy Adams, a very elderly man and serving as a member of the House of Representatives as well as an officer in the American Bible Society addressed the gathering in the House Chamber.  The same room he would die in three years later.  He reminisced about his decades of involvement with the Society and said: “Fellow citizens and members of the Bible Society: In taking the chair as the oldest Vice President of the society, I deem myself fortunate in the opportunity… to bear my solemn testimonial of reverence and gratitude to that Book of books, the Holy Bible… Having been taught in childhood the unparalleled blessings of the Christian Gospel, in the maturity of manhood I associated with my brethren of that age for spreading the light of that Gospel over the face of the earth [the American Bible Society was founded in 1816 by several distinguished Found Fathers] … It is a soothing consolation to my last hours that having so long been associated in this cause with the fathers, I still find myself associated in it with the sons.” 

He was so thrilled with the fact that this society and Christianity was able to express itself in the Hallowed Halls of the American Capitol he reportedly wept.  He believed and expressed his belief that the Society would continue and that our government would always recognize the importance of the Bible and God in our deliberations.  Sadly, he was wrong!  Rather than continuing to recognize the Bible’s importance in life and government the litigations to prevent that continue to increase in number each year.

He concluded his remarks saying: “The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith.  Whoever believes in the Divine Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth.  Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to hope than they appear to be at the present time.  And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made “bare His Holy arms in the eyes of all the nations, and the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”  Isaiah 52:10

I believe that the greatest need America has today in all aspects including social, economic, and political is a return to our founding principles and, in my view, that will ONLY COME through a Spiritual Revival and Renewal.  Therefore, I call all who believe in prayer and follow the Christian Religion to join me in praying for America.  We cannot overcome hate with hate.  We cannot survive divided to the point of violence in our society.  We cannot prosper as a nation when we violate the basic principles of Human Rights and Human Dignity.  We cannot devalue human life to the place that it is an afterthought to slaughter millions of innocent babies in the womb.  Some politicians are advancing the idea of “full term abortions” and how that can be deemed anything, but murder is beyond my ability to comprehend.  Our Framers and the Founders established this Republic on a basic principle that we must return to All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights including, LIFE, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of HAPPINESS.”  No one is owed anything except the right to pursue their inalienable rights.

God bless you and God bless America!

 

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AMERICA, I WEEP FOR YOU…


BLOG POST 3- Weeping

Before you attempt to castigate me for that statement and attack my personal view and beliefs, let me ask, “Do you not see a deterioration in moral fabric in this beloved nation?”  If you do not, then what I have to say will be like fingernails on a chalkboard to you and I suggest you stop reading now UNLESS you are willing to consider views other than your own.  If you do see the deterioration and are willing to consider other views, I invite you to hear what I have to express and if it resonates you can take the appropriate action but if it doesn’t you can dismiss it.  It is entirely your decision.

I am weeping for my nation because of the hate, the divisiveness, the hypocrisy, and the departure from any reasoned attempts at discussing the problems facing us today.  Rudyard Kipling’s Poem “The Ballad of East and West” contains the infamous line that could be modified and appropriately describe the division between segments of our society.  Kipling wrote, “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…”  I suggest that we could adapt that and correctly say, “Right is Right and Left is Left and never the twain shall meet…” or “Liberalism is Liberalism and Conservativism is Conservatism and never the twain shall meet…”  I would not say, “Democrats are Democrats and Republicans are Republicans and never the twain shall meet” because in the Establishment of both Parties they do meet and are often unified in their ideological belief in Big Government.

There are those who seek to create such a division between ethnicities that the only likely conclusion is bloodshed and that causes me to weep.  There are those who want to “fundamentally transform America” from being the Constitutional Republic our Framers and Founders hammered out and that makes me weep.  There are those who seek to so blur the lines of distinction between male and female that there we become a genderless society, and that makes me weep.  There are those who seek to instill such political correctness in America that only the views, ideologies, and agendas of the Liberal Leftist are acceptable and mandate by law that all comply, and that makes me weep.  There are those who feel justified in trashing, vilifying, and attacking any view, not in harmony with their own, and that makes me weep.  There are those who seek to eliminate God and anything from the Bible from society, destroy the traditional family and make morality and ethics an antiquated adventure, and that makes me weep.  There are those who seek to destroy our national sovereignty and make America a borderless nation where constitutional citizenship is meaningless and thereby rob us of our nationality, and that makes me weep.  There are those who would infringe upon our inalienable rights and impose on everyone their narrow views politically, morally, ethically, and societally, and that makes me weep.

In the midst the ever-expanding revelation of the apparent moral atrocities of Harvey Weinstein, Saturday Night Live failed to skewer him as they have the President and others.  That was a bit curious but is reflective of a condition in America that is cause for weeping and concern.  They had gone after Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Anthony Weiner, Donald Trump, and others but not one peep about Weinstein.  WHY?  When Lorne Michaels the creator of the show was asked about that, his response was revealing and hypocritical.  He said, “it’s a New York thing” because Weinstein is apparently from New York.  Seriously?  Could I ask, “Where is President Trump from?”  I do believe it is New York so why give Harvey Weinstein a pass and skewer the President at every opportunity?  It stems from the view that only the view of the Liberal Left is acceptable and anything and everything is excusable if committed by a Democrat or Leftist.

The co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che demonstrated further cause for weeping at the divisiveness, hypocrisy, and moral deficiency existing in this nation.  They also highlighted the lack of rational reason and used their show to promote “gun control” in a supposititious manner.  They were highly disturbed the Stephen Paddock owned 47 guns and I contend the number of guns is not the problem but the intent and purpose he had for those guns.  Jost in a clearly self-righteous manner said, “No one should own 47 of anything!”  He continued his diatribe saying, “If you own 47 cats you are not a responsible cat owner, you are a crazy cat lady.  And unlike with guns, the government will actually come and take you cats away because everyone agrees that’s insane.”  Do you see his inference?  According to Mr. Jost, if we don’t want the government to take away our guns he deems us insane.  His co-host chimed in saying that someone needs to tell the gun-owing “snowflakes” they can’t buy firearms in excess.  We are the snowflakes?  I laughed at the idiocy of that statement.  He then went on a rant saying, “I mean, why is it so hard to get gun control in this country?  I mean, who are these delicate snowflakes that we can’t just tell, ‘No, you’re not allowed to have 40 guns anymore, Earl.”  He then suggested a gun buyback program and inferred that gun owners were men with undersized male genitalia.  The vulgarity of these self-proclaimed experts on what is best for society is disgusting and reveals a problem in this nation concerning our moral fabric and our drift in our moral moorings.

I weep for America because there are professors in college classrooms telling their students that the problems existing today are caused by white men, conservatives, Christians, and guns.  They provide encouragement and even incitement of violence against that which they do not agree with, and that is cause for weeping.  I weep for America that the former first lady could seriously tell her followers that blacks do not trust the Republican Party because it is “white men” and that any woman that did not vote for Hillary did not like her own voice.  That is sexist and racist and is a cause for concern because it fans the flames of hate that have been growing in an ever-increasing manner over the past eight years.

I weep for America because, in my view, we have drifted from our moral and spiritual moorings and become so self-centered and suffer from such a sense of entitlement many believe they are owed what they do not have and violence is an acceptable means of acquiring it.  Our Founders and Framers possibly never envisioned a time in which there would be such a deterioration of our founding principles we would disintegrate as a Republic.  However, I am convinced they saw it, repeatedly warned against it, and made provision whereby we could avoid it.  I weep because we have not listened and have allowed a morally and ethically deficient mindset to become prevalent.

You may totally disagree with me and that is your right and choice.  My views are admittedly formed from my religious and conservative beliefs.  I long for us to become, once again, that nation where the inalienable rights of all mankind are honored.  We can be that great nation that has been a beacon for the world if we are willing to do what is necessary to return and embrace those principles that made America the America that earned the respect of the world.  The America that was the envy of the world.

God bless you and God bless America!

MY CRYSTAL BALL IS BROKE… But…


BLOG POST 1 - Crystal Ball Broken

I don’t have a crystal ball so it isn’t broken BUT I can see the writing on the wall and know some of the tactics and patterns practiced by the Leftist and Deep State.  Therefore, I am 100% convinced that several things are absolute with regard to the trumped-up Russian investigation and the ever-expanding probe of Special Counsel Robert Muller.  He has already gone far beyond the scope of the proposed investigation and has used some very questionable tactics in his investigation and serving of warrants, etc.  He has a directive from the Leftist, Democrats, Establishment Elites, and the Deep State to FIND SOMETHING.  Not necessarily the truth but something that can damage Donald J. Trump and possibly end his presidency.

He, as did James Comey, already has enough documented evidence on Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Barack Obama to indict not to mention the illegalities of his buddy James Comey.  But, I’ll bet you a dollar to a donut hole that he will NEVER bring anything forth against any of them.  He, as have the Democrats and media found the net empty regarding any Russian collusion between Trump and the Russians so he must turn his attention to subordinates, volunteers, and family members of the president to try to pressure him to resign or allow Congress to issue articles of impeachment.  I do not gamble but I would hazard a guess that before they are through SOMEONE connected to President Trump will be indicted or offered a deal to turn on Trump.  It won’t matter if it is true or not, all they need is someone connected to Trump to say that he is guilty.  He has already been tried and convicted in the minds of the Leftist, Democrats, Establishment Elites, and the Never Trumpest so any suggestion by someone connected regardless of how remotely or closely that he either knew or was involved in something illegal or unethical.  Will they get it?  When it comes to people’s freedom and ability to continue to make money one never knows.

We know that James Clapper has lied repeatedly to Congress about the scope of their eavesdropping on people connected to the president.  We know that the Obama team has acknowledged they unmasked citizens who were not connected to any foreign threat and it is clear those being unmasked were exposed for political purposes.  We know that the criminal activities of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her aid or employee and those of Hillary Clinton and many others have been ignored and it is troubling that the Republicans would allow this to continue but equally troubling that they have not demanded a Special Counsel to investigate the activities of the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton.  WHY HAVE THEY NOT?  The answer is simple, in my mind.  It is because they also hate Trump and want this person they consider an interloper removed and a clear message sent to all “outsiders” that they are not welcome in the political pool.  They want to put enough trepidation in the hearts of any person from outside the Establishment about the consequences of running they have little opposition.  How can we fix that?  VOTE THE ESTABLISHMENT OUT.

I cannot explain why Donald Trump backed Luther Strange in Alabama over Judge Roy Moore a true Constitutional Conservative.  There are many possibilities including the idea that if the President backed Mitch McConnell’s man Mitch might be more willing to advance the things the president wants.  If that is the thought, Mr. President, I suggest you begin a watch party for unicorns on the South Lawn and have someone document every flying pig they see flying overhead.  IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!  Mr. President, if you truly meant what you said during the campaign and have demonstrated, at least somewhat as president, then you need Senators like Roy Moore not Establishment Elitist like Mitch McConnell and his man Luther Strange.

How many of the Republicans in Congress would vote to Impeach if the articles were presented?  How many in the Senate would vote to convict if the President were Impeached by the House of Representatives?  It is one thing for the House to Impeach a president and we must never forget that impeachment is usually a political statement.
As we saw with Bill Clinton it is meaningless UNLESS the Senate votes to convict and remove from office.  I do not trust the Establishment Republicans any more than I trust Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff or any of the leading Democrats.  The Establishment of both parties working with the International Organizers are out to destroy this president and eventually this Republic.  I don’t know if anything will be forthcoming before the mid-term elections but I would suggest it is highly likely that sometime next year there will be a bombshell of some kind dropped with the intent of defeating the Republicans in the mid-term and restoring control to the Democrats.  If they regain power and control, the proverbial fat lady will have already sung and we can kiss the Constitutional Republic goodbye.  UNLESS, and this is a big UNLESS.  Unless we lock arms, become of one mind, and exhibit such commitment and determination that we go to the polls in great numbers and vote out the Democrats and vote in candidates who will honor the Constitution.  Voting out the Democrats is priority number one and close behind is voting out, during the primaries, the Republicans who DO NOT honor the constitution or their commitment to us.

Some do not believe as I, but as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I urge everyone who prays to seriously and earnestly pray for America.  God, please bless America again and restore us to our foundational principles and return us to our moral moorings and let us once again be a true beacon of hope to the world.  God, bless you and please stay engaged.

 

MASS MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES – What Is the Root Cause?


BLOG POST 2 - Mass Murder

There are no simple answers but there are some potential solutions and almost none of them coming from the Left in this country.  Sadly, there are virtually no answers coming from the Republicans either, but there are reasons and remedies for some of what happened in Las Vegas, at the Softball Field in Washington, DC and many of the mass shootings that have transpired in these United States of America.  I do not pretend to have the answers and may have none, but let me advance some ideas that I have through years of studying people, my faith, prayer, and what I have pieced together from many other sources.  If any of it resonates with you, wonderful and if not, then you are free to form your own conclusions or continue in a state of perplexity wondering Why and possibly laying blame at the wrong doorstep(s).

What do we know about the Las Vegas shooter?  At the time of this writing, not much other than his name, Steven Paddock and that he has a girlfriend who was out of the country at the time of the rampage, named Marilou Danley.  We know that he murdered almost 60 people and wounded over 500 more.  We know that he had about two dozen weapons in his hotel room and almost that many more in his residence along with thousands of rounds of ammunition and explosives or explosive materials.  We know he had modified the semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons with the “bump stock” and some reports have indicated that one of them might have been modified to full auto.  We know that he had no known criminal record, and reportedly no religious or political affiliation.  We know he was seemingly financially well off and that he was 64 years of age.  That tells us virtually nothing as to why he did this or what might have triggered this action.

It would be impossible to say this was simply an impulsive action or spur of the moment for the intricate details of the apparent planning suggests this was a lengthy developing plan and his target was specifically chosen for any number of reasons.   It also suggests that he was not alone.   It could be he chose this event because of a large number of potential victims.  It could be that he chose this music festival because it was an easy target.  It could be that he chose this event because they attendees were country music fans and as many on the left have suggested were probably largely Republicans and/or Trump supporters.  However, if he had no religious or political motivation that seems unlikely, but cannot be ruled out.

BLOG POST 2A - Most Wanted

His father was on the FBI’s most wanted list, having escaped from prison in 1969 and lived on the run until 1978 when he was arrested in Oregon. Is that germane?  I don’t know but it is another piece of the puzzle that cannot be summarily dismissed as inconsequential.  Until and if there is a real determination of his MOTIVE nothing can be overlooked, including the claim of ISIS that he was a recent convert and an ISIS Soldier.  The FBI and Law Enforcement determined that was not the case in just 36 hours and have gone a full year without determining the absence of any collusion between Donald Trump and Russia.  But, that is not my point in this.  My objective is to see if there is anything that connects the dots in the mass shootings in America, and much that is going on in our present society.  I believe there is something worthy of note.

Another piece of the puzzle is the fact that just before this event he wired large sums of money to the Philippines and his girlfriend was either in the Philippines or Japan.  How they don’t know for certain is a bit of a mystery but then we are talking about our FBI and considering some of their more recent faux pas I can understand.  Philippine authorities are looking into photos that indicate Mr. Paddock was in that country in 2012 or 2013.  What was his reason for being there?  Has he had any connection with International Terrorist or Subversive Groups?  I know the authorities have ruled that out but can it be ruled out?  Why do I say that?  Simply because ISIS has a very strong presence in the Philippines and they have claimed responsibility for the carnage.

BLOG POST 2B -Root Causse

But on to my thoughts on WHY and WHAT we can or should be focusing on.  It is not, as Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel, and the entire chorus of Leftist – GUNS and the NRA.  That is not the problem.  We can increase background checks and have more stringent gun laws and this man apparently would have been able to walk through all those doors with no problem.  Criminals do not care what the Law is but this man had no apparent criminal record, therefore, would have been able to purchase guns legally.  The NRA had nothing to do with this event and they are probably at the forefront of “gun safety” and “gun training” promotions.  They DO NOT run the Republican Party or Control Politics in this country.  That is a political talking point that is baseless.  We have the inalienable right of self-defense and the Framers and Founders believed the 2nd Amendment MUST NEVER BE INFRINGED UPON.  So, do I.

We can target MENTAL HEALTH and that will not resolve the problem, at least not with the present process and prescriptions being offered.  I suggest that it is a MENTAL ISSUE but not as most think. I believe it is an ATTITUDE PROBLEM that is being promoted, engendered, inspired, and enabled by our multi-generational thrust to make people Victims in our Society and to absolve them of all responsibility.  We have a growing number of people in our present society that take NO RESPONSIBILITY for the actions or how their lives have turned out.  They blame someone or something and are deeply entrenched in a Victim Mentality.  The Democrats and the Leftist are determined to encourage as many as possible to adopt this mentality and tell them to be angry and desire revenge or retribution and if they vote Democrat that party will avenge them.  That is conducive to a total collapse in our society.  We have 20% of college students now expressing their belief that it is acceptable and justified for violence to be committed against anyone not agreeing with their ideological positions and who offend them.

When a person accepts no responsibility, they have no moral bumper to provide a check to their retaliation and since they are not to blame and not responsible for what has happened in their lives they are absolved of any guilt for acting out in violence.  That is what we are seeing in ANTIFA, the riots of BLM, the KKK, and the Aryan Brotherhood and many other groups.  It is not simply white supremacy or black supremacy it is a pervasive attitude that I AM A VICTIM.  It is the attitude that says, “If I can eliminate you (whatever it is that has victimized me) I will be okay.”  This opens the door to such deception and destroys all moral moorings to the point that the only life that matters is their own and often they are willing to throw away that life to satisfy a desire for revenge and retaliation.

The hate that is being promoted today especially by those on the Left is the breeding ground for this mentality and is the root cause of events like Las Vegas.  We can pass all the laws we desire and the problem will not be resolved.  We can increase funding for Mental Health Treatment and the problem will not be resolved.  I saw a tweet from a preacher that said, “Let’s pray that only Trump supporters die.”  Hey, Preacher, you should never step into another pulpit until you have repented before God and the nation.  You are expressing a view that is completely opposite of the Bible that promotes love and forgiveness.  When people on the Left can say as did the former vice president at CBS that the country music attendees were likely Trump supporters and deserved no sympathy for being slaughtered.  She called Republicans “Repugs” short for Repugnant and many others have chimed in to express their belief that if you were at a country music festival you were an ignorant, red-neck, gun-toting conservative that deserved to die.  That is part and parcel to the problem.

BLOG POST 2D - Enemy Within

If we are going to turn the corner on this type of situation in America it is going to require us as a society to return to a mindset that has been around since the beginning of man, “You are responsible for you and must be accountable for your choices.”  If life hands you a lemon don’t simply suck on the sour fruit, turn it into lemonade and determine that this too is temporary.  If you blame others for your difficulties you will never learn to overcome them and will always be an angry retaliatory person and doom yourself to the plight you blame others for.  I am not saying that if you try harder, work diligently, and refuse to blame others your life will magically be transformed into success.  No one owes you anything and no one is responsible for you – THAT IS YOUR JOB. 

We need to stop the insanity in our classrooms, that of the Hollywood Elitist, the political activist, and the politicians and begin anew to teach personal responsibility and accountability.  We need to strive to teach our children that no matter your ethnicity, religious affiliation, political persuasion or socioeconomic status you are the most significant piece of success in life’s puzzle.  We need to teach our kids to dream big dreams and inspire them to strive to achieve those dreams with a spirit of thanksgiving and respect.  We need to teach them to be motivated by what others have but never become envious and covetous to the point that they blame others and hate those who do not look like them or are in the same socioeconomic condition.  We need to teach them the truth of the words of our Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…” 

We can return to our founding principles and in my view, to God, and although we will not stamp out evil, we will move much further toward reducing the type of carnage that was witnessed in Las Vegas than any Gun Control, Gun Confiscation or any mandates from government about how we are to think, speak, or live.  Only a few decades ago this type of behavior and mentality was extremely rare, but today it is becoming the norm rather than the exception.

lease forgive me for being so lengthy but I felt that I needed to weigh in on this in one setting rather than in a series of posts.  God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!

 

TODAY’S TROUBLED WORLD NEEDS ANSWERS MORE THAN EVER…


EASTER - Risen

Unapologetically, I affirm my faith in God and declare that Jesus is my Lord and Savior.  I celebrate this day as a remembrance of His resurrection but also that He came, lived, died, rose from the dead, and is now ascended to the right hand of the throne of God making intercession for us.  THAT IS HOPE, at least for me!  I know the transformation that took place in my life when I repented of my sins and received Him as my Lord and Savior and others took note immediately.

We are living in a world filled with chaos and incredible evil and need HOPE in a time of hopelessness.  We are seeing the rise of Islamic Jihadism and Terror slaughtering innocent people by the scores in the name of their god.  While that is happening we are often chided that to speak truth about what is happening is to be suffering from bigotry, racism, or a phobia of some kind and that is not who we are as Americans.  I suggest that is exactly who we are and have always been.  We have been people who valued the influence of the Bible and God in our lives and were willing to honestly face the issues, deal with the problems, and fight to defend our Freedom and Families and do so out of our Faith.

If America were the people that this president, Hillary, Bernie, and many on the Republican side tell us we are, we would have lost World Wars I & II.  Had we been the kind of people they suggest the Cold War would likely have not ended but escalated into a Hot War with nuclear ramifications.  Now, because of the push to be the kind of people they declare we have a hostile irrational and often unhinged North Korea with nuclear weapons, Iran rapidly moving toward acquiring them, and ISIS running rampant throughout the world and promising to bring their brand of terror to America’s shores.  That should not be acceptable to any American regardless of political persuasion.

I believe in Faith and Forgiveness.  I believe in peace and turning the other cheek but I also believe that when there are those who declare they are doing god a service to destroy all who do not believe and adhere to their brand of religion it is time to TAKE UP ARMS and fight.  The Bible authorizes and I believe instructs us to “care for our own” and that caring includes protecting and defending them from harm.  If an intruder breaks into your house with the intent to harm you and/or your family and steal your possessions do you think it bigoted, racist, or phobic to STOP THEM?  I do not, and have no fear of facing my creator after having stopped them. 

America needs answers on so many fronts but one that continually tugs at my heart is we need to find our moral mooring again and return to the foundational principles that made this nation great.  We cannot do that with the leftist agenda nor a passive agenda as some in the Republican Party suggest.  The time for talk is passed and now is the time for serious actions to deal with the issues at hand.  Therefore, I pray and urge each of you to pray seriously, fervently, passionately, and faithfully for America.  We need God today as much if not more than ever.

HAPPY EASTER!  God bless you and God bless America!

A REPUBLIC IF YOU CAN KEEP IT…


Blog Post 1 - Republic If

The words of Benjamin Franklin keep echoing through my mind as I view the current condition of America and the world.  I will lose some with this statement but I am convinced that without a spiritual awakening in America the Republic is not being lost it is lost.  There are a number of reasons that I believe that and I hope to address some of them and leave it to you to decide.

Blog Post 1 - Iran Terrorism

Just a short time ago Barack Obama gave an hour long speech in which he admitted that he had no illusions that the Islamic regime of Iran would use some of the money freed up by lifting the sanctions to fund its military and terrorist activities.  He acknowledged they had funded activity that killed American service personnel and harmed Americans and would do so again.  That in itself is so unconscionable and utterly outrageous that one would think that any American would be up in arms but there is no outrage.  The outrage even among conservatives is so minuscule that it boggles the mind and screams of the condition of our society.  That any sitting president of these United States would admit something of that nature and then insist that the deal with Iran is in the best interest of America is beyond belief.  Iran has declared their intentions, rejected all possibilities of verifying their activities and gave up nothing while demanding we make concessions on every point.  How is that in the best interest of America, Israel or the world?

Blog Post 1 - Planned Parenthood

            The recent fervor over a lion killed in Africa and the ho hum attitude about the Planned Parenthood revelations is cause for concern about the moral and spiritual condition of the nation.  When the brutal slaughter and the merchandising of body parts of babies is deemed acceptable and the killing of a lion in Africa worthy of intense outrage and a death sentence for the hunter how can I not be concerned about the state of our society?

When Louis Farrakhan can stand publicly and call for people of color to begin stalking and killing those deemed their enemies and no national outrage how can we not be concerned?  He cited the Quran and declared that God’s way was retaliation a message totally foreign to the Bible and Christianity.  He declared that if the federal government will not intervene for the blacks then they must take matters in their own hands.  He called for murder in violation of God’s laws.  He was not railing against black on black crime or the activities of Planned Parenthood who provides more abortions to blacks than any other group proportionally.  When the only lives that matter to people like him are black and/or Islamic lives and promotes vigilante actions and murderous rioting and there is no immediate action from the government or a moral outcry from the citizenry does that not proclaim our dilemma?

Blog Post 1 - Moral Decay

            When the Supreme Court, the president, the media, most Democrats and many Republicans can support forcing churches, businesses and individuals to not only accept same sex marriage and force them to violate their religious convictions what does that say?  When the president of these United States can proudly proclaim that America is not a Christian Nation and that we are the largest Muslim nation in the world what does that say about our spiritual condition?

There are many who are incredibly patriotic Americans that do not believe in God or do not believe that God has any place in political affairs who will possibly take exception to my assertion but look at our society and our government.  Can anyone honestly say that our moral fabric has not been severely strained?  I am unashamedly a Christian and believe that to help facilitate the progress of jihadist who want to destroy this nation and anyone who does not adopt their religion is a sign of our decline spiritually.  I believe that when a society can be unmoved by the revelations of Planned Parenthood it is an evidence of our moral decay.  I believe that when as a people we can be less than outraged by the racist call for murder the assault on our constitution and thumbing the nose at our laws is an evidence that we have become a nation that no longer has its moral moorings.  I believe that when politicians can demonstrate such corruptness and the myriad of scandals surface with not real outrage or push to evict and prosecute those committing such acts it reflects the moral moorings of this day.  I am reminded of the words of George Washington in his inaugural address, “…we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained…”

Therefore, it is my belief that unless we have a spiritual awakening in America and return to our moral moorings the Republic is lost.  I am convinced that the goal of those who hate our American System and Republican Democracy and has been majorly advanced by the current administration.  I am equally convinced that if we realize our condition and return to the moral moorings that held us for generations we can see the Republic restored.  There is little time and maybe not enough time without divine intervention.  Regardless of your religious or spiritual views surely America is worth fighting for.  I pray that resonates with your heart and that we join together in the pursuit of keeping the Republic.

            God bless you and God bless America!

SOBERING REALITY – I CAN’T CHANGE THE WORLD…


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In simple fact, I can’t really even change myself in my own strength much less the world.  I can exercise self-control.  I can work to present a better image.  I can identify the kinks in my armor and work to hammer them out.  There is much I can do to present myself a better person and I can work diligently to inform and encourage others to DO BETTER but the real change is in the heart and I cannot change that, only God can!

Some will reject that because they are not religious and I understand the rejection but ask, “How much of your surroundings can you change by willing them to change or worrying?”  Jesus addresses this in Matthew 6 and gives us the solution.  I am convinced that much of our effort today is misdirected albeit well-intentioned.  We do what we do with a desire to reclaim our rogue government, reestablish our constitutional liberties and rights, and return our Republic to her guiding principles.  It is a noble effort and one that cannot be abandoned but are we being as successful as we would like?  I can answer that for myself using one word NO!

I have been praying for our leaders and that is a biblical mandate.  I have been praying for my nation and that is right.  I have been praying for the lost and that is biblical.  I have been praying for my own heart and that too is directed in scripture.  At times, it almost appears that God is turning a deaf ear to our cries for America and maybe He is.  If He is then it is imperative to find out why and what He desires from us.  (I believe that deep inside we know.)

America has, in my view, lost its moral mooring on numerous fronts.  We have taken steps to evict God from anything public or supported by tax-payer dollars while using those funds to support abortion and things that are diametrically opposed to God’s written word.  We allow the followers of Islam to pray on public grounds but ban Christians that privilege.  We endorse sexual behavior the Bible and past societies deem deviant while attempt to legislate those in opposition to not just accept but to help facilitate.  Deceit and following the philosophy of ‘the end justifies the means’ are acceptable norms but ethics, integrity, honesty and personal responsibility are ridiculed.  We have become a society where we call evil good and good evil.  Some have said that if God does not judge America He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.  I do not believe God has to apologize to anyone and He is incredibly longsuffering.  If you recall He was willing to spare those cities if TEN RIGHTEOUS could be found.  I am confident there are more than TEN in America but our righteousness are as filthy rags in comparison to Him.

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            Is there anything we can do?  YES!  The Bible gives us numerous directives including 2 Chronicles 7:14 is a call to repentance, humbling ourselves and prayer.  Although we are not islands the only person we are truly responsible for other than our children while in our care is OURSELVES.  Therefore, if I want to change the world I need to take steps to change me.  I personally am devotedly a follower of Christ, a believer in the legitimacy of the Constitution of these United States of America and patriotic.  I labor to inform, identify and warn of dangers individually, nationally, and spiritually but is there more I can do?  YES!

My heart has been directed to pray for the Church and the Church Leaders in a new way.  I am praying that a door will be open for them to advance the Gospel but I am now praying that God will give them boldness and willingness to STAND FOR HIS TRUTH and RIGHT.  I am praying that God will drag them into the political process even if kicking and screaming.  I am not asking that God make them politicians but that God cause them to have the heart to declare truth to those following them.  Truth whether convenient or inconvenient!  Truth whether it fits Political Correctness!  TRUTH!  I ask God to send men and women to the pulpits throughout the land with TRUTH.  I do not ask them to be Republican, Democrat, Independent or Libertarian but I ask them to be TELLERS OF TRUTH. 

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            If lives matter than speak for life!  If honesty matters then speak against dishonesty and for honesty!  If integrity matters then expose the lack thereof and encourage honesty, ethics, personal responsibility and commitment.  If Freedom matters then labor to see men free!  I ask every Christian leader, every Christian and every person to consider David’s Prayer and make it the objective or your heart.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.”  (Psalm 51:10 Amplified)

I LOVE AMERICA and desire her restoration to the founding principles upon which she was birthed as revealed in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.  I believe that if we return to those principles the propitious smiles of Heaven will be upon her again.

            God bless you and God bless America!