Sunday, December 07, 2014

Heaven is for Real... but the book and movie? Not so much.


This is for you folks who believe in the fanciful tales of a child whose 2003 near death experience claimed visions of Jesus in the book, and later movie, called "Heaven Is for Real". It turns out that the boy, Colton Burpo, is claiming that the "Jesus" he saw was from a painting by Akiane Kramarik, an artist featured by Glenn Beck on his CNN TV show in 2006. 
Read more:   Post by Sillie Lizzie's Rock - Subverting the Subversion.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

My apologies, but the Category archives are only one page long and I don't know how to "program" the HTML code to keep searching. A tagged subject may have a 1000 entries in it, but alas, you will only see 6 or 7. Nobody says life is fair. Sorry.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Leapin' Lizzie

Memo to the woodenly literal: 
This is a video metaphor for Sillie Lizzie's approach 
to the Culture War:
(yes, those are snake handling secular media libtards)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

 
 
AMERICAN THINKER: Was the 2012 Election Stolen?

Election stolen. Full communist coup complete with dirty tricks from every marxist revolutionary handbook ever written. National, perhaps global, slow motion train wreck in process. Screw this world. No, it is screwing itself.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus, "Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments."~Revelation 16:7

Sunday, September 16, 2012

FREEDOM'S PURPOSE: Out of Darkness into Light

Its been a long time since I last blogged, and until a friend asked me about it today, I really hadn't planned to do so. Our nation is at the bottom of the slippery slope now, teetering on the edge of the abyss, betrayed by our enemies within and besieged by our enemies without. Only God knows whether it is His will to rescue us, or not. But this I DO know. God will rescue those for whom Christ paid the price of their redemption at Calvary's cross. Our freedom in Him IS secure! Which brings me to the point of this blog entry. First, I need to emphatically affirm that my political activism is not motivated by freedom to pursue wealth, or freedom to pursue self-actualization, or freedom to pursue entertainment, or freedom for freedom's OWN sake. Nothing wrong with any of those, UNLESS those things have corrupted the hearts with sinful greed, selfishness, pride or idolatry. Repent of those things, Christ will forgive you! But therein is the heart of what motivates me. FREEDOM TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL IN PEACE, FREEDOM TO WORSHIP GOD IN PEACE. Those are my motives, to see people SAVED. That was at the heart of this BLOG. The freedom to worship. GOD is not limited by human tyranny. Sometimes, the gospel spreads even MORE where there is no freedom. Woe to those who LOSE IT, for God will NOT lose it, and neither do those of us in Him. OUR freedom is ETERNAL; the temporal suffering will END for those of us in Him. Now you know the HEART of what motivates me. If it offends you, OH WELL. :-) So, to that end, I'd like to bring to the forefront MY OWN testimony of how God SAVED ME, out of darkness and into His marvellous light. DEDICATED TO "DANNY C".

My Journey in the New Age Movement

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Politics, Religion and Wealth Creation

Politics, Religion and Wealth Creation

"But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is gives you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day." (Deuteronomy 8:18)

The above admonition was given to the Hebrew tribes when the Lord Almighty was forming them to be a nation, one that He had chosen and set apart from all the other nations of the earth in His name and for His glory. When they heeded His commands, they prospered. When they rebelled, desiring to be just like the other nations, they became enslaved. Sometimes they were enslaved in their own land; sometimes as exiles.

America is a nation different than Israel in that we were not chosen for that same covenant. But by Divine Providence we were given liberty for self government under God, with a Constitution formulated to secure our "Creator endowed inalienable rights". Guided by that vision, this nation was built mostly by exiles and immigrants from all the other nations of the world, the majority seeking freedom and fleeing tyranny. Once, like Israel, we were a nation with a majority of Judeo-Christians who laid the foundations of our social and economic lives in God's Word, and prospered. But like Israel, we are that no more.

Now, we are a country who has devolved into pluralism, apostasy from God and our own heritage. Like ancient Israel, we become enslaved by crushing taxes, out of control personal and government spending, spiraling private and public debt that is threatening catastrophic levels of personal, corporate and national bankruptcy, and our currency may soon become worthless.

American politics have degenerated into a heated, politically charged war zone where the disparities between people's socioeconomic situations have been manipulated for political power. We are battered daily with the commonly heard rhetoric of class and economic warfare between "two Americas, the haves and the have nots" advocating "tax the rich, no tax breaks for the rich, safety nets, compassionate programs for the needy" (blah blah blah). Its like a daily dose of political waterboarding. It seems that economic issues are the propaganda of choice for the politically needy Looter Class.


How do we restore what has been lost? By returning to God's word!

Well, does the Bible say anything about wealth? ABSOLUTELY!

Does it advocate how civil government should apply biblical truth regarding wealth to public policy? YES.

To understand what went wrong, we need to first discuss elementary principles. Let's focus in on Deuteronomy 8:18 for starters.

1. GOD is the provider of wealth. Wealth does not happen in a vacuum, by luck or by magic. There is no "karmic wheel of fortune" where the universe randomly bestows wealth on some while others are just left out in the cold, oh "poor pity me". NO. Because God IS God, HE decides how, when whom and under what conditions He gives people the ability to make wealth! "The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. ~ Proverbs 10:22

2. Wealth is not inherently evil. Because God is the provider of wealth, therefore it is intrinsically good; neither is it evil or wrong to be poor! What is "evil" is to acquire wealth by unethical or criminal means. And just because some wealthy people might be selfish or greedy, and don't use their wealth as charitably as others might suppose, that STILL doesn't mean that wealth is evil. "the LOVE of money (greed!) is the root of all evil". ~1 Timothy 6:10

3. Wealth is not an entitlement. The Bible tells us in Dt. 8:18 that God gives us the power (i.e. strength, ability) to create wealth, not wealth itself. But that is no guarantee of a successful, wealthy outcome. Wealth creation requires that each of us take that God given ability and put it into action via personal efforts, diligence, and perseverance toward the goal of producing wealth. More often than not, poverty results from lack of effort, not lack of ability!

4. Wealth is not equally distributed, nor is there any guarantee of equal outcomes. God does not necessarily give the same ability to gain wealth to everyone. He dispenses it in proportion to His own infinite wisdom and sovereignty because He is God. And because all of Creation is His, He deserves to be praised for whatever each one of us is given by His Grace! Even if He did equally distribute wealth, everyone doesn't exercise their abilities with the same effort or effectiveness. Therefore we should not expect that everyone will have equal financial success and wealth.

5. Wealth is created not merely exchanged. Wealth is not scraps of paper lacking any intrinsic worth. It is created when God's provision of power, strength, ability, talents, skills, intelligence, physical efforts, etc. are invested in activities that entail the production and delivery of goods, products and services upon which others place "value". In contrast, winning a lottery is not wealth creation, it is merely an exchange between recipients based on dumb luck.

Now let's look at the ramifications of the above principles.

1. Government is NOT the wealth provider nor is that its purpose for existence. When government supplants God as wealth providers, it has elevated itself to godhood. Tyranny is guaranteed to follow, and history is replete with examples.

2. Government's role with respect to economics should be to secure and protect the rights and freedoms of those engaged in economic activity from the evil, criminal actions of others, and to ensure that all have the opportunity to freely exercise their God given provision towards wealth creating activities.

3. Government should not engage in wealth redistribution schemes intended to achieve the equalization of economic outcomes. If God does not dispense His provision "equally" to guarantee equality of wealth, neither should the government. Prime examples of wealth redistribution includes progressive income taxes (including the "earned income tax credit"; foreign aid programs; transfer payments (e.g. welfare, unemployment, social security, medicare, medicaid, public housing, food stamps, commodity subsidies); affirmative action in employment, loans and access to government services; minimum wage laws; union protectionism; and more. In addition to government injustices against the rightful owners of the redistributed wealth, these policies create disincentives to personal responsibility, industriousness, productivity, and ethics and honesty.

4. Government that engages in wealth redistribution supplants the charitable responsibilities that God assigns to individuals, families, His Church and private institutions. Charity is commanded by God to be given from the fruits of productive labor in wealth creation. "Let him who steals steal no longer; but rather let him labor, performing with his own hands what is good, in order that he may have something to share with him who has need. ~Ephesians 4:28 Government hinders compassion toward the poor in society as a whole when its acts of "pseudo charity" are viewed as unjust or excessive or an infringement on private property rights.

5.Governments that engage in wealth distribution must necessarily engage in theft in order to take from the one who labored in order to give to the one who did not. Therefore, Government must operate in violation of God's fundamental commandment, "You shall not steal", or subvert Just laws in order to operate in an environment where it becomes a law unto itself. Those who promise egalitarian societies where everyone is guaranteed equal economic status most often do so at the price of destroying private property.

6. Government should not promote lotteries which promise "wealth" by appealing to the baser instincts of need, greed, envy, or sloth at the expense of productive use of God given provision to create real wealth - agriculture, livestock, products and services, including art, literature, music, and all of that which flows out of God given human abilities, skills and talents.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

9-11-2001 : WE WILL NOT FORGET!

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9-11-2001 WE WILL NOT FORGET!

Josh Groban sings Star Spangled Banner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BE2WtwqqY

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Let Them Alone

We are beyond politics. Only God can save now.

Ezekiel 14:20 "....even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, declares the Lord GOD, they would deliver neither son nor daughter. They would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness"

There comes a day in the life of a nation, when God says "Let them alone" (Hosea 4:16-17) because they have turned themselves over completely to idols, especially their leaders, to whom they look for the things that only God can truly provide. "Remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to create wealth" (Deut.8:18). But they forgot. As God told the prophet Samuel, "They have not rejected you, they have rejected Me". Nations are judged in THIS world, and once they have crossed the point of no return, He lets them fall into ruin, destruction and enslavement. We are at just such a juncture. Politics will not save us, not when it is no longer Men that we are fighting, but God.

Yet, God is faithful to His own people. He delivers those individuals whom He has elected by grace to save, redeemed from their sins by the death of Jesus and covered by a righteousness not their own, as with a cloak. That cloak is the righteousness of His own Son. That is what Ezekiel meant... it was written during a time when the southern kingdom of Israel (Judah) had been invaded by the emperor of Babylon and was about to be utterly destroyed. Many of the young men had been carried away into exile and slavery, and the fall of the nation was imminent. Forty years earlier, the same fate had befallen the northern kingdom of Israel at the hands of the Assyrians. Those who had escaped the first invasion, would face it again. Through it all, God would save His own, but the nation was destined for ruin. That is my story too, having seen the destruction of Cuba only to see it happen again here. But I know my God, and I trust in Him. Whatever He does is right. Do you?

Isaiah 55:6-9
Seek the LORD while he may be found;
.........call on him while he is near.

Let the wicked forsake his way
.........and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him,
.........and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
.........neither are your ways my ways,"
.........declares the LORD.

"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
.........so are my ways higher than your ways
.........and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"GLENN BECK, "RESTORING HONOR" AND THE EXERCISE OF PROPER DISCERNMENT

On August 28, 2010, myself and an estimated crowd between a half and three quarters of a million people gathered in Washington DC at the Lincoln Memorial for Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" Rally.

It was a tribute to the enduring vision, wisdom, principles and values which were brought forth by the founders of this nation, and the sacrifices of military patriots who have fought to protect and defend our Constitution, rights and liberties with life and limb. Since Beck's theme for the ongoing "Founder's Fridays" shows has been "Faith, Hope, and Charity", he also recognized worthy individuals who are living examples of charity in action with awards of merit. But most importantly, the Rally was a call for the American people to remember the God of our founding fathers, the God of the Judeo-Christian bible, the principles derived from it which laid the foundation of our nation. Ultimately, the Rally was about a restoration of faith in AMERICAN values, AMERICAN revival, AMERICAN civilization, all things truly AMERICAN that the progressives have stolen from us. The progressives can only succeed in oppressing us with tyrannical government because we have abandoned SELF government... INDIVIDUAL responsibility, INDIVIDUAL "faith, hope and charity". Surely, this is what stands at the nexus of the Judeo-Christian religion and AMERICAN values on which the Republic will stand or fall. Glenn Beck knows this as surely as George Washington knew it and said so in his Farewell Address.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens".
EXPOSING THOSE VAIN MEN WHO HAVE BEEN SUBVERTING THAT GREAT PILLAR HAS BEEN THE LABOR OF GLENN BECK! Neither George Washington nor Glenn Beck were preaching the kingdom of God, for heaven's sake, but to the United States of America! The religious fundamentalists who can't sort out the context, and have been viciously attacking Beck, should be ashamed of themselves.

Glenn Beck has been warning us, that unless we return and re-embrace the path laid out for us in the wisdom of the founders, we stand at a precipice in our nation's history from which we may never recover. Consequently, the only safe path is that we must re-affirm, with Jefferson and the rest of the signers of the Declaration, to seek Him, the source of our deliverance from those who oppress us, and "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor". WATCH Complete Rally

The reason I attended was because I wanted to STAND WITH AMERICANS as AMERICANS who share in that vision, alongside Glenn Beck and all those who truly believe that we are at a precipice of disaster, the crossroads between doom or restoration depending on which path we choose to follow. I believe, along with Glenn Beck and everyone there, that the right course towards restoration of this NATION is the one set forth by the founding fathers -- their uniquely JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VISION of justice and the common good with an appeal to the GOD OF THE BIBLE. He is our only hope.

Please be assured, however, that I am NOT AT ALL CONFUSED between this vision of AMERICA with any notion of the "kingdom of God"; I am not confused between this civic application of Judeo-Christian religion and the uniquely Christian gospel; I am not confused by Mormonism, partisan politics or nationalism; by political sloganeering about calls for a "Christian nation" or the political whims of those who seek a quick national fix so they can resort back to their easy lives of consumerism and materialism. This is primarily a POLITICAL MOVEMENT with myriads of undercurrents that could be easily misconstrued, but it also has a spiritual component, and one that I feel must be addressed, both for the advance of the truth and the rejection of the false.

From the opening prayer that brought tears to my eyes, acknowledging the origins of who we were and what we must remember - the rally was dedicated and infused with giving honor NOT primarily to men, but to recognizing the God of Heaven, and Jesus Christ the King of Kings, as the one who raised us up; to acknowledge how we have deserted and dishonored Him, and to plead for repentance and return to Him, lest we perish off the face of the Earth.

OPENING PRAYER: (approx. 6 min mark): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47V-dpiLM78


ALL of That being said...
.....after listening to clips again after I got home, I am troubled by several things I heard. I must discuss them, lest in the process of trying to "restore honor" to America, we end up bringing more dishonor to God, our King, Jesus Christ. If we truly believe, and I DO, that He is the only One who can heal our land and our appeal for restoration must be made to HIM and HIM alone, then we MUST, as biblical Christians place HIS honor above every other place of honor, so that TRULY He will be moved to restore our nation. It is in that spirit, united with all like minded Americans, that I offer the following observations.


Please understand, this isn't a knee jerk reaction against Beck, so I'll also propose some ways where we can give him the "benefit of the doubt". In Beck's defense, let me acknowledge that Jesus' name and a right understanding of His sovereign role in our history PERVADED THE RALLY and He was the OBJECT of its PRAYERS. Clearly, no one was invoking Allah or some other "false god". But some phrases seemed to be simultaneously wandering into the quicksand of reading too much into the "Great White Spirit" idea. (pun intended), and we must be discerning as to possible nuances of meaning, some false some true.

1) I am troubled with Beck's use of "different faiths" and the "spirit of God" in his opening remarks.

"TO RESTORE AMERICA, TO RESTORE HONOR, WE HAVE GOT TO START AT THE BEGINNING and LOOK AT THE PATTERNS, WHEN PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER OF DIFFERENT FAITHS IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD. THE FIRST THING THEY DID WAS PRAY TOGETHER."

First, let's begin by remembering the CONTEXT, i.e. "WE HAVE GOT TO START AT THE BEGINNING AND LOOK AT THE PATTERNS". Beck gave us examples of his idea of "beginnings" when he spoke of Moses, leading the Jews out of Egypt with a "stick" while talking to a burning bush and introduced Rabbi Daniel Lapin. He spoke of native Americans and Pilgrims,and introduced direct descendants of both, families who were on the Mayflower and Indians who met them. So, the beginnings he refers to are those of A M E R I C A, and that is the object of Restoring Honor.

What does Beck mean by "faiths"?

a. By "faiths", Beck is most likely using a rabbi, as well as descendants of the first settlers, as representatives of AMERICA's "Judeo-Christian" roots. According to Romans 11, Christians understand that believing ISRAEL is the natural olive tree, and we Gentiles who believe are the "wild branches" grafted in to one tree, the kingdom of God. In the context of the Christian worldview which infused America's foundations, there is a reflection of that unity which was represented by her in terms of BELIEFS, IDEALS, VALUES, ETHICS, MORALITY, the best of BOTH Jew and Christian. The founding fathers referenced MOSES as often as they gave glory to JESUS, each in their context. LAW and GOSPEL. GRACE and RIGHTEOUSNESS. It behooves US to once again RECOGNIZE BOTH.

b. By "faiths", Beck could also have denoted different denominations of Christians gathered in the original colonies? Keeping in mind that Beck's closest mentor in that area is David Barton of WallBuilders, the eminent founding era historian, that is the most obvious possibility. "AT THE BEGINNING", the American colonies were Puritans (Anglicans), Pilgrims ("separatists", mostly Baptists), Catholics, Congregationalists, Quakers, Unitarians.... In that sense,one could argue the "one spirit" of Christ but many "faiths" worshipping according to core fundamentals but different creeds and confessions regarding various theological doctrines, many of which still separate us today.

c. By "faiths", Beck could be including others in the political context, such as the Jewish people and the native Americans, who were also present at the founding and included within the political protections of religious freedom intended by the founding fathers. In the Jewish understanding of "God" as Creator, they could in good conscience participate in a broad outline of those principles and values brought forth by the American founding in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, without being converted Christians. Both Washington and Jefferson assured them of these protections, and asserted this in numerous letters they wrote to the Jews, as well as Indian tribes, without any compromise of their own personal faith beliefs. Washington in particular urged them to look into the Christian religion.

By inviting Rabbi Daniel Lapin to stand on the platform beside him, Glenn Beck is reminding us of the same thing. On his website, Rabbi Daniel Lapin affirms this view:

"Jews and Christians need each other if Biblical civilization is to survive...In making the case for Christianity in America, I am not suggesting that Jews ought to embrace the Christian faith. I believe that Jews should actively embrace traditional Judaism; I have spent many years of my life helping to bring that about. But I am suggesting, at the very least, that Jews should stop speaking and acting as if Christian America is their enemy. I feel that all Americans who love freedom, whether or not they are religious, should welcome the reawakening of earnest Christianity throughout the land. I shall try to establish that Jews as well as other minorities have the most to fear from a post-Christian America.".

HE IS EXACTLY RIGHT.

d. Notwithstanding the probable explanations above, I will also make a case below for why I think Beck may COVERTLY advance at least some of the tenets of his Mormon faith under the cover of "faiths" as well, and THAT aspect is something that ALL AMERICANS, especially professing Christians, should beware of.

What does Beck mean by "spirit of God"?

First, let me briefly state what Christianity teaches about the Spirit of God. The apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8 about the operations of the indwelling Spirit. In verse 9 and 14,

"Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His" ....... "those who are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God".

The Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit, is God. Jesus Christ is also God, and we know Him through the one Spirit, and through both of them we know the Father. Therefore, by definition, it is the person of Christ who sends the Holy Spirit to indwell each believer converted by the gospel to Jesus Christ. Different "faiths" do not share the one Spirit, but the one Spirit of God teaches us the one faith, in Christ.

a. Considering that Judaism rejects Jesus Christ as the Messiah, notwithstanding what I said above, it cannot be said that theirs is a shared "faith" with Christianity nor that they pray in the "spirit of God". It is an INTER-faith prayer, not INTRA-faith.

Even Rabbi Daniel Lapin, who was on the platform with Beck, understands this principle. He said this on his website, explicitly denying that he is a Messianic Jew:

"Being infatuated with Judaism and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, I dedicate my study time to expanding my familiarity with Jewish theology. In the midst of a life-long love affair with the searing truth of the Torah, I reject any notion of theological compatibility between Judaism and Christianity; I do not believe a devoutly religious Jew can also be a born-again Christian. One faith has produced Judaism, the longest-lasting, continuous culture in the history of the world, while the other has been responsible for the founding of America, the greatest civilization the world has ever known".

Likewise, there is nothing unchristian about denying "theological compatibility" in defense of our Christian faith!

Undoubtedly, the Old Testament scriptures, the historical Jewish understanding of God is that upon which our Christian faith is built and expanded upon by the Apostolic writers of the New Testament. The Jewish Prophets were inspired by God AS INDIVIDUALS to speak for Him, (http://www.biblegateway.com/topical/Holy-Spirit/Nave) were inspired by the "Ruach HaKodesh" (Holy Spirit). However, that historical understanding has been perverted since the first century when Jews first rejected Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah. Today's Judaism does NOT reflect the teachings of the Spirit of God, and this is why Jews must come to salvation in Christ no differently than any Gentile. In John 14:25-26, Jesus said to his disciples:

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send IN MY NAME, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I SAID to you."

The spirit of God is sent IN JESUS' NAME. Period.

That being said, there is something profoundly noticeable about Glenn Beck,the INDIVIDUAL. He walks neither in lockstep with the teachings of the Mormon church NOR has he embraced orthodox Christianity. Nevertheless, on his July 13, 2010 TV show, Glenn Beck presented a clear articulation of the Christian gospel, after seeking the advice of Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention that I challenge my Christian brethren to dispute! (yes its Arminian, so please spare me your emails, fellow calvinists).

If that is his personal conviction, then I think we judge him by THAT STANDARD and not just a broad brush stereotype based on the latest Mormon apologetics manual!! At the very least, iin terms of the CORE GOSPEL, t is CLEAR that he is not seeking to lead his audience to Mormonism. Clearly, Glenn Beck is led by a different drummer... one that has him moving in a specific direction of travel, but has not yet arrived fully at the destination. That is why I am not too quick to judge or condemn him for his Mormonism, nor yet embrace him as a Christian. Yet NO ONE can deny the fruit of his words and deeds... not only by the hundreds of thousands who came yesterday, but the quality of Beck's enemies. I will be careful to consider that God could use EVEN Glenn Beck to bring glory to Himself:

"But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence." (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)

One thing I have learned is not to put God in a box, thinking I've got Him all figured out.

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts." ~ Isaiah 55:8-9

b. Many native Americans believe in nature worship, idols, spirits and "gods", so obviously it is theologically erroneous to speak of these as included in any Christian understanding of the "Spirit of God" either. Perhaps it is entirely possible that Beck simply imputes too much into the "Great White Spirit" idea (pun intended) but generally speaking, pantheists do not pray in Jesus' name in the Spirit of God.

What concept of "faith" and "spirit" overcomes these seemingly irreconcilable understandings? Why Mormonism, of course.

c. Since the overall tenor of Beck's "preaching" and the content of the rally would seemingly exclude the notion of pluralistic/pantheistic religious chaos, there is no question that Beck is most likely thinking in the "Mormons are Christians" and "good Americans" context, and mixing the two together. THAT is an issue which should not be casually dismissed. Neither should it be used to justify exclusion of all else that Beck has said/done which is COMMENDABLE and worthy of standing alongside.

While there was NO MORMONISM at the "beginning" of America that Beck should "look back to", he is clearly invoking a theme consistent with that belief, i.e. that native Americans" were a lost tribe of Israel albeit with an inaccurate, pre-gospel understanding. Presumably, that is why they were on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial beside Rabbi Daniel Lapin. Beck's reflection of that Mormon belief is the only context in which non-Christian native Americans as well as Jews could be included as praying by"the spirit of God". That belief is false, has been thoroughly debunked by scholars, is easily rebutted from the bible, and only one of many reasons that orthodox Christians reject Mormonism as a cult. As I quoted above, the Spirit of Christ indwells those whom He has led to conversion by the gospel of Christ, and He leads them IN Christ. The Holy Spirit sovereignly imparts the new birth but He doesn't do it in a Christless vacuum.

Apart from the Mormon context, there is another possible way to reconcile and include native Americans under the context of that prayer. We know from history that there was a "unity of Spirit" at the beginning among those settlers and Indians that made PEACE, and why. First, we know that the Pilgrims were met by Squanto, an Indian who was taken captive and sold into slavery in Europe, rescued by some monks who converted him to Christ, and later returned to America. After he was providentially returned, he discovered that his tribe had been wiped out, and lived virtually all alone until the encounter with the early settlers. He was instrumental in helping them to survive, plant crops, and hunt, having learned their language while in Europe. For this, Squanto was honored and respected by the Pilgrims with thanks to God for His providential grace. Also, we know from history that the Pilgrims evangelized a great deal among the Indians, resulting in many conversions to Christianity (most notably Pocahontas). An accurate historical picture of the era depicts that it was THOSE with whom they shared the thanksgiving meal, after peace was made in CHRIST between the first settlers and some of the Indians, albeit not all as we know. Once again, keeping in mind that Beck's closest mentor is David Barton of WallBuilders, the eminent founding era historian, Beck could simply have been referring to native American BELIEVERS in his "inclusive" language.

2) Finally, the thing that REALLY BOTHERED ME. What's with that "gods" vs God terminology in the opening prayer all about?!

There were a number of occasions in the opening prayer where the pastor prayed using the term "gods" instead of God. I don't know why he used the term "gods" (plural) and using it interchangeably with the numerous occasions when he spoke of GOD (singular), but I found that PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING!

a. Perhaps it is an allusion to the Hebrew term "elohim", found as far back as Genesis. While it seems to imply plurality, the entire body of scripture within which it is employed repeatedly REJECTS that idea. Theologians have long tried to reconcile the grammatical pluralism with the Hebrew she'mah, "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is ONE God". It is only the Christian doctrine of the Trinity that reconciles the two, qualifying the plurality as three PERSONS in ONE God, not "gods". In this prayer, the use of the term "gods" (elohim) in English, serves ONLY TO CONFUSE or to DECEIVE, I do not know which, but I do know it serves NO GOOD PURPOSE.

b. The other, and most likely possibility, is that this is the clearest expression of the MORMON understanding of "god", a god who was once a man and by virtue of his good works,eventually became a "god" and inherited his own universe. In that theology, there is one god of this universe, and many gods with many universes.... and that is fundamentally WRONG, UNBIBLICAL, UNCHRISTIAN and DEMONIC teaching. If IN FACT that is the meaning of this man's prayers, then I categorically reject it. I truly hope that Glenn Beck has not used America's true historical roots and faith to advance the false teachings of the Mormon cult, because if he has, he has much to fear from the living God who is NOT MOCKED.

Nevertheless, I choose to give Glenn Beck the benefit of the doubt. He has done MUCH good, exposed MUCH evil, invested his time, energy, fortune and his reputation on behalf this country and we owe a debt of gratitude to him for bringing them to the general public is such a way as to wake them up and instruct them in ways they could easily understand. I trust in hope that the goals and desires for America of all who attended this rally will be realized IN TRUTH, and with these qualifications stand by Glenn Beck, unless God reveals the full truth to the contrary.

***** UPDATE - ON THE USE OF THE WORD "GODS" ******
****** IN THE OPENING PRAYER ******
Earlier when I wrote the above notes on the opening prayer and the Pastor's use of the word "gods",I did not know the Pastor's name, much less how it was spelled, and although I googled everything I could about the rally, I couldn't find a program listing all the speakers. So I couldn't get any background information for insight as to who this man was or his beliefs,much less to explain his use of the word of "gods".

Happily, today I know more than yesterday. Thanks to a Facebook friend, I now know his name, his church, his website and why Glenn Beck chose him.

Pastor: Dr. Paul Jehle

Church: The New Testament Church, Plymouth, Massachussetts

Website: http://www.tntchurch.net/

Beliefs: WhatWeBelieve.pdf

I read through the website, their history, and their articles of faith PDF document. There is NOTHING there in the essential doctrines of that church that I can find indicating ANY thing other than ROCK SOLID orthodox Christianity, and a mission to serve the Lord in truth. As a Reformed believer myself, I was even more pleased to see them standing there. Moreover, reading through its history and inspiration by the Pilgrims, it is located in a place that has HISTORIC RELEVANCE to the founding of our nation, and to the goals of the "Restoring Honor" Rally. Clearly, that is why Glenn Beck chose Dr. Paul Jehle.

While I SIMPLY CANNOT explain the use of the word "gods", and perhaps it is just an audio/sound issue on the video, I conclude that it was NOT rooted in Mormonism, either by Dr. Jehle OR by Glenn Beck. I STAND BY my original reaction to the prayer... DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO GOD to have attended the rally and stood beside Glenn and 3/4 million of my fellow AMERICANS.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This World Is Not My Home

Our country, and perhaps our world, are collapsing. As I survey the raging storm all around us, I suddenly realize that it no longer touches me. Perhaps because it has already ravaged me? What more is left to lose when all the tears, the rage, the despair, have reduced me to hatred for a world that hates me? I am numb, yet quiet. I am aware, but unconcerned. I am like one watching from the stillness in the eye of a hurricane raging around me, not touching me. Giant walls of separation rise between us, and yet I alone see the sun shining above. Its extraordinary really. So, I was inspired to write again.

Love, like a rose bud that never opens, dies.
Marriage, like oil and water that don't mix, separates.
Children, like acorns that fall on rock, fail to sprout.
Parents, like snowflakes on wet sidewalks, pass away.
Friends, like mirages in a desert, deceive.
Money, like water through open fingers, spills.
Fame, like tempest tossed clouds, dissipates.
Country, like railroad tracks on quicksand, collapse.
Leaders, like foxes in a henhouse, corrupted.
Clergy, like a hall of mirrors, confuse.
Churches, like a masquerade ball, playacting.
Media, like gypsies gazing at crystal balls, lie.
Faith, like lost car keys, useless.
Hope, like vision in a fog, fades.
Charity, like blood from an open wound, dries up.
Enemies, like snakes in the grass, coiled.


"Vanity of vanities. Everything is vanity" said the wisest man who ever lived.

And I agree. But that is the storm outside.

"But He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”


"But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." - Galatians 6:14


The eye of the storm is that stillness where the eye of faith recognizes that this collapsing world is NOT my home. Nor am I alone in that eye; I share the vision with a whole cloud of witnesses:

"These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them." - Hebrews 11:13-16


Rage on, world. You have no power over me, no matter the failures and the sorrows and the tears and the fears.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Pentagon Islam Expert Coughlin Explains Islamic Jihad War Doctrine

This is Part 2 of 6 of a video of the FREEDOM DEFENSE INITIATIVE INAUGURAL EVENT held at the CPAC convention on Feb. 19, 2010, featuring Robert Spencer and Steve Coughlin (attending CPAC but not part of it). In this video, Coughlin updates us on Islamic warfare and threat doctrine from Islamic primary sources, and outlines their "ten year" overall strategic plan. Chiefly undergirded by the tactic of preventing our national security establishment, as well as our society, from recognizing that they are THE ENEMY, it virtually ensures that without identifying the enemy, we can't fight, much less win, any war.

Steven Coughlin's very detailed analysis of Islam ended his tenure as a Pentagon Islam specialist on the Joint Staff, by what Bill Gertz of the Washington Times described as "....came under fire from pro-Muslim officials after a memorandum he wrote identified several groups that are being courted by Mr. Islam's community outreach program as front organizations for the pro-extremist Muslim Brotherhood" (read more
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Nuff said. The cancer of political correctness is malignant within the very halls of the Pentagon; Coughlin's ouster was indicative that the enemy within has tentacles reaching to the highest level. And THAT was during the Bush administration! Now we have Major Hasan, the Ft Hood killer, and recently five Muslim Arabic military translators attempted to poison the food supply at the Fort Jackson Army base. Hello?! Personally, I believe that the cultural subversion of our nation by Islam is far more dangerous than any terrorist attacks that punctuate the process. These demon inspired cultists prey on, and advance their insane pursuit of "submission", i.e. our self-capitulation by DECEIT. It is in the long run, a more effective means to their ends, especially when aided by FEAR and INTIMIDATION.

This is Coughlin's first public appearance, and its a doozy...all 33 minutes of it.




God have mercy on us, and pray that He opens the eyes of the blind before its too late. Unless, of course, He has already turned an apostate nation over to its just and righteous judgment. If so, I pray that He hides me in the cleft of the Rock.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

An Obama Christmas Eve - Darkness For Free World

There are several themes in Canada Free Press 12/23/09 article "Obama Chooses Christmas Eve as Night of Darkness For Free World". I'm not going to get into all of them. I want to focus on some pertinent questions asked by Judi MCLeod:

"How long have we known in our hearts that Obama is not an American?" "How long have we known that even though he professes to be one, Obama is not a Christian, nor even a Christian sympathizer", and "that his actions over the last year prove he is not a benevolent president?"
Without rehashing the detailed background on all the issues involved in those questions, which I encourage you to research for yourself, I am more interested in the likely ramifications as discussed by Ms. McLeod.

"Personal records are required to establish the legal identity of every human being on Planet Earth, but Obama’s ID was sealed off from public view before he was sworn in as the 44th President of the USA. In the reality that follows such a move, Obama could be anything. "

The obvious conclusion is the worst of all scenarios, one that I came to a long time ago.

"Obama is proving to be the worst enemy imaginable. Since September 11, 2001 for America and its freedom loving supporters worldwide, worst enemy could be defined as radical Muslim."

My 54th birthday took place a few days after Obama was elected in 2008. My maternal aunt called me from Madrid, Spain to wish me a happy birthday, but before she even got to that, she shrieked "What you have you Americans done?! Don't you know Obama is a radical islamist?!!!!!" and proceeded to upbraid me in fine Castilian Spanish for how stupid we all are. Of course, (when I could get a word in edgewise), I assured her that I was not one of those, but neither did I have the power to change anything either. She was as distraught as MY FELLOW AMERICANS SHOULD BE, but are not. Why? Well, as I've discussed many times on this blog, these are times of delusion. Pick one. But regardless of which delusion accounts for the near worshipful adoration of this deceiver, they are ALL perpetrated by the false prophets of the media.

Again, Judi asks pertinent questions as to how this usurper came out of obscure nowhere, rose to national and international power, and what ramifications that has for the national security of the United States:

"...back in March 2006, CFP pondered, “Without the media, could Barack Obama have discovered the fast track to fame?

“Looking at his day job, the Senator from Illinois is a senior lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Chicago. Make that the Rockefeller-funded U of C, a school that is Rockefeller down to the bone.

“Obama’s Dad, a Muslim from Kenya, left home when he was two. His Mom remarried and went with her new husband to Indonesia where Obama lived during his salad years. It is well known that Obama, the teenager lived with his grandparents in Hawaii, where he attended the same school attended by Hawaii royalty. Yet little is known about who Obama’s stepfather was. But some say that he was an Indonesian national and a Muslim.

“Still, Obama must have attended school in Indonesia. Is it possible that as a young Muslim boy he went to a Saudi Madras?

“Yes, that’s a possibility.

Considering that all nineteen 9/11 hijackers were Saudi's, Osama binLaden is a Saudi, Al Qaeda (what's left of it) was a Sunni (Wahhabist) Muslim sect, that various member of the Saudi royal family have funded a variety of islamic charities and established mosques all over America, and much much more that I wont' get into here, the possibility of Obama's early influence cannot be simply ignored.

Nor can his influence by communist mentor Frank Davis Marshall, or that of Saul Alinsky's Luciferian cult at the Industrial Trades Foundation with his pal, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and the merry band of criminals at ACORN. Surely such competing forces at work in this man's life MUST have left him spiritually confused, at best, or a spiritual tornado of contradictions unleashed on Americans, at worst.

Regardless of the perspective that takes precedence, the nexus of all scenarios is that Obama is a man driven by a "works ethic", to save himself by his own righteous deeds (as defined on his own terms), and thereby to save the world. All of this may be variously seen through the lenses of communists and jihadists, different flavors of totalitarians, but each defined by both tyranny and a sense of self-importance in a cause greater than themselves, albeit each in their own sphere. Oh, and both systems conveniently include a moral relativism that not only condones LYING, but elevates it to a virtue when engaged to "advance the cause" (I've covered all those subjects on this blog in detail; search the archives). Add an arrogant, condescending narcissism to that, and we have the picture painted by Judi Mcleod:

“The chapters in the Life and Times of Barack Obama always race ahead. It was during one of those chapters when we found him taking up community organizing in the Altgeld Gardens housing project on the south side of Chicago, when he converted to Christianity, formerly being secular. (brainsip.com—Now can only be searched in wayback machine). “As a fledgling Christian, Obama didn’t join just any church. He joined the United Church of Christ.

“The United Church of Christ is very anti-Israel and supports divestment. It also sponsors speeches at its many functions by the Arab “Christian” pro-terror religious organization, Sabeel. Sabeel holds some of its biggest meetings in Chicago., (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00139.htm).

UCC is the same denomination that sponsors Barry Lynn of the infamously secular "People for the American Way", and has spent decades in a scorched earth policy to ban the Christian faith from American Culture.

The UCC is also very left-wing, socialist supporting and globalist, nor do they seem to be the least bit concerned about the utterly RACIST "Black Values System" adopted by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright at Obama's church of 20 years, Trinity UCC in Chicago. Complete with a black African Jesus who came to save the black race. After all, they're so PC touchy feely "inclusive" about those "many paths to god".

Hmmmm. Let's put all that together. What else is simultaneously very anti-Israel and very anti-Christian, politically aligned with the American left, has aspirations of global dominance, and is the fastest growing religion among American blacks (especially in prisons) ..... Islam? Have they been engaged in creating a vacuum for... what exactly?! Perhaps for JIHAD, anyone?

Judi looks a little closer and considers more ramifications.


“Essentially Obama is a Christian convert—but also then a Muslim apostate.

What if Obama is engaged in pious fraud? This is a Muslim practice of pretending not to be Muslim to further the cause of Islam or to “defend the faith”. He becomes President and then says, “Gee…I think I want to be Muslim again” after he finds the “football” in his hands that carries the launch codes for the USA nuke forces.

“What if Obama’s into Pious Fraud Islam–Hudaibiyah treaty"kiss the hand of your enemy until you can cut it off”?
(http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/708295/posts).

Not Obama? Remember the pictures of the little kids bobbing their heads up and down at the Madrases? They are all of the age Obama would have been in back in Indonesia.

“What if the converted-to-Christianity Barack Obama decides to exercise his right to revert back?

“Then what?

“Currently, Obama is an apostate as far as Islam is concerned. This is a fact and not a conspiracy theory. They say all babies are born Muslim but then parents of infidel religions brainwash the baby Muslims into other lesser faiths. That is a fact.

“What must be done with an apostate of the Muslim faith? Give him a chance to convert back to Islam. "

“Obama is soft on the handover of the ports to Dubai.

“Obama’s Mom met his step Dad at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii. The Center gets money from Bill Gates, the Rockefellers and, of course the United Nations.

“Obama went to Occidental college, whose motto is “West is nearest to the East”.

“Occidental College has a historic connection to the Summer Institute of Linguistics (now known as SIL International.) Associated with the Rockefellers, SIL has something going on in Dubai (http://www.finanz-adressen.de/asien/UAE-info.html, Now can only be searched in wayback machine) Scroll down three quarters of the way until you see their blinking pyramid logo.

“Meanwhile hype notwithstanding, “the new face of change and reform for the democratic party” is no Abe Lincoln, but could be the most upwardly mobile Muslim of the millennium.”

Holy canoli, Batman.

"It will be four years ago this March when these questions were being asked by CFP. The elephant in our living room has been sitting there all that time. But at 9 o’clock on Christmas Eve, Obama, the Christian, will pull a dark curtain down on the Free World.

On Christmas Eve, the elephant’s trumpet will sound very much like the camel’s bellow."

Enough said. Draw your own conclusions. Have a Merry Christmas anyway. Jesus Christ is STILL on His throne, and this conceited, deceitful usurper isn't going to knock Him off. But make no mistake, the American people DID CHOOSE to kick OUT the God of America's forefathers and founders. All the while thinking they could do so without consequences, and continue to presume on His blessings and provisions while spitting in His Holy Eye. FOOLS! If your own family or friends did that to you, how long would YOU continue to operate that way before your wrath would spill over? You're not even holy. Well, that's the vacuum Obama and his ilk are moving to fill with a false god and his army instead of the TRUE GOD and His protection, one that we enjoyed for two hundred years before the rise of the so-called "military-industrial complex". Don't be surprised if the Lord may just let our enemies have their way now, superpower or NOT, for that very reason. Even if America's goat is about to be roasted, the God of all Grace is calling through the Holy Spirit, extending forgiveness in His Son. To those who repent and turn to Him in truth, there is deliverance, and salvation from God's wrath. Answer the call.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Muslim Mafia: CAIR and the Infiltration of the US Security Establishment



I've been reading a book named "Muslim Mafia", by P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry,. They detail the undercover infiltration of CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, in Washington DC by Gaubatz's son Chris. His investigation uncovered a "well funded conspiracy to destroy American society and promote radical Islam". CAIR was included as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Holy Land Foundation trial alleging charitable fund raising in this country for terrorist use by Palestinian jihadist organizations. While characterizing itself as just a "civil rights advocate", even calling itself the "NAACP for Muslims", CAIR has long been suspected of being a front organization for HAMAS and associated with a variety of terrorist groups. Most notable of its associations is with the root of all islamic supremacists, the "Muslim Brotherhood", which spawned the Muslim American Society that is aligned with the American Left. According to Robert Spencer of JihadWatch.org, the Muslim Brotherhood has "spawned or aided most of the Islamic terrorist organizations functioning around the globe today, including Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Lashkar-e-Taibah...."

Well, its GREAT to have the documentary evidence to finally prove the connection with CAIR. Maybe NOW some of the politically correct dunderheads and perfumed princes in law enforcement and the military will finally WAKE UP from their sensitivity trained stupor and fulfill their oaths to "protect and defend the United State Constitution" from these enemies seeking to impose their sharia law caliphate. But I'm not holding breath either. Here's why.

According to Gaubatz, it seems that political correctness isn't the worst problem we face, oh no, there's MUCH more. Some of the recalcitrant blindness is really ISLAMIST INFILTRATION. I'm only to page 58 in the book and I'm already shaking in my boots.

On Page 58 of "Muslim Mafia", Gaubatz discusses a three year investigation into Muslim linguists under contract with Gitmo which "revealed the presence of pro-jihad anti-Western activities among the civilian contractors and military linguist population serving Joint Task Force Guantanamo." In May 2009, that investigation was detailed in a classified briefing prepared for the FBI, CIA and the congressional intelligence committees, explaining that "dirty Arabic linguists have gathered classified data involving detainees, interrogations, and security operations in an effort to disrupt Gitmo operations AND U.S. intelligence collections capabilities".

But the real SHOCKERS come next.... namely that the enemy infiltration is not limited to Guantanamo. Gaubatz writes:
"The report strongly suggests that its SPIES HAVE PENETRATED NEARLY EVERY SENSITIVE U. S. SECURITY AGENCY INVOLVED ON THE WAR ON TERROR, POTENTIALLY COMPROMISING INTELLIGENCE GOVERNMENT-WIDE."

"Strongly suggests?"..... Major Hasan shooting up Fort Hood, anyone? How many more await in the wings.

And if that's not enough to send a chill up your spine, Gaubatz concludes with this:
"Persons participating in this activity move regularly between multiple contracting companies, various intelligence agencies in the U.S. government [FBI, CIA, DIA, NSA, etc) and every branch of the U.S. military".

"Houston, we have a problem". Between the marxist axis of Pelosi/Reid/Obama/Holder, the one world globalist progressives, and now the jihadist infiltration, I am becoming more certain every day that I DARE NOT TRUST MY GOVERNMENT, and perhaps, not even my politically correct "tolerant" neighbors who REFUSE to recognize the sword about to be applied to our necks.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rid the GOP of RINO's: Starting with McCain


I'd like to address the following post to conservative Republicans, those who voted for Senator McCain in 2008 and are feeling despondent over the loss to Barak Obama. Folks, "the fix was in", and it WOULDN'T have made much of a difference. I'm going to show you why. The same people who fund, organize and promote the radical agendas of the left have been doing it on both sides of the aisle for years. There isn't much more than a donkey's butt-hair of a difference between McCain and Obama, except in the speed and extent that the radical agenda would have been implemented. At least, with Obama, YOU FOLKS are WAKING UP to what it is. Well let me wake you up a little MORE to what REPUBLICAN RINO McCain and his sidekick Joe Lieberman have been up to, and how it relates to what Pelosi, Reid and Obama have been up to.

Did you know :

...... that "In 2001, Senators John McCain (Republican) and Bob Kerry (Democrat) founded the Alexandria, VA based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros's Open Society Institute, as well as other leftist non profit organizations?"
(
Jerome Corsi, America for Sale) Yes folks, Soros funds McCain TOO. But that's not all. Its worse, much much worse.

Now, why would a Republican Senator with presidential ambitions accept funding from likes of the Tides Foundation, Theresa Heinz Kerry's favorite charity? This list of Tides grants tells you all you need to know about THAT: "ACLU, ACORN, Center for American Progress, Center for Constitutional Rights (a communist front,) CAIR, Earth Justice, Institute for Policy Studies (KGB spy nest), National Lawyers Guild (oldest communist front in U.S.), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and practically every other radical group there is. ACORN's Wade Rathke runs a Tides subsidiary, the Tides Center." (from "Barak Obama and the Strategy for Manufactured Crisis" , James Simpson, The American Thinker, September 28,2008)

... that Arianna Huffington, radical leftist, syndicated columnist and creator of the HuffingtonPost.com, has served on the Reform Institute's advisory committee since the group's inception?

Less well known is the fact that Arianna's former husband, Michael Huffington, was an early activist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New York City based leftist environmental organization that was also funded by Soros' Open Society Institute and Kerry's "Tides Foundation", among others. But more importantly is Michael Huffington's long history as a REPUBLICAN, all the while hiding everything from the bisexuality which resulted in divoce at his "coming out" in 1998, to his promotion of the Lesbian Bi Gay Transgendered (LBGT) activist group, involved in the formation of the homosexual Log Cabin Republicans, and executive producer of a movie purporting to "reconcile homosexuality with a literal reading of the scriptures", "For the Bible Tells Me So", aired at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. All that with the full knowledge and support of his still much beloved wife Arianna who knew of his bisexuality, etc. since BEFORE they were married. And folks, nothing in the HuffPO would indicate that she is no less of a pervert supporter now than ever. Sound like an agenda to you? With Republicans like the Huffingtons as "advisors" to John McCain, who needs Democrats? But I digress....

..... that the mission of the Reform Institute was to make America more "resilient", but in ways that would benefit John McCain and the LEFT? Resilient in what way?

In addition to all of what I've already discussed, the Institute bills itself as a "'a thoughtful, moderate voice for reform in the campaign finance and election administration debates". One wonders then, why someone who so vociferous about campaign finance corruption refused to disclose the names of his donors on Form 990? Who was the anonymous donor listed as "Contributor #8", Senator McCain? And let's not forget the controversy over that $200,000 contribution Sen. McCain solicited from the Institute's biggest donor, Cablevision, in exchange for using his membership on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to write the FCC on their behalf regarding the pricing of TV programming? But more germane to the "mission" of the Institute is perhaps that, in retrospect, we now know that it was a useful tool in advancing the 2008 presidential aspirations of John McCain. Again, Jerome Corsi writes in America for Sale, "evidence from the public record suggests that McCain used the Reform Institute to promote his political agenda and provide compensation for his key campaign staff operates between elections".

.... that the "political agenda" Soros and the left were funding through McCain's Reform Institute was actually none other than global warming and "cap and trade"?

The Reform institute launched the "Natural Resources Stewardship Project", proudly displaying its role on the institute’s site saying 'Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman have introduced the 'Climate Stewardship Act' in Congress" starting in 2003. (history of the Acts here) . The two Senators and their staffs at the Reform Institute have engaged in six years of legislative efforts to promote "cap and trade" environmentalism, until hijacked by the even more radical wing of Pelosi's House in 2009. Albeit it the House passed an even more radical and inefficient bill than McCain/Lieberman wanted, Arianna Huffington still can't figure out why McCain is "sitting on the fence" now on Cap and Trade (Ho Hum). So,with that understanding as to why John McCain's primary issue in the 2008 presidential campaign was none other than global warming (the "myth" thereof!), or that the only Democrat that stepped up to the plate to defy his own party in order to endorse Senator McCain's candidacy was Joe Lieberman, ask yourselves: why did the GOP select HIM as our nominee when there were other fine conservatives running in the primary? And why did 58 million Republicans vote for him ANYWAY???

To say that our illustrious Republican Senator John McCain, RINO EXTRAORDINAIRE, has been effectively working to promote the political and perverse agenda of the Left would be an understatement, except maybe only that it was slightly "less to the left" than say, Karl Marx or Mao Tse Tung, the political idols of Pelosi / Reid / Obama and Van Jones.

It is HIGH time to RID THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF traitorous RINO'S, starting with the EXPULSION of John McCain. Before we can TAKE AMERICA BACK we have to TAKE THE GOP BACK.

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Socialized, Progressive Medicine: What Goes Around Comes Around

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As some of the regular readers of this blog know, Sillie Lizzie was born in Cuba. Well let me tell you a little story. In 1959-60, Fidel Castro imposed rent controls on the Cuban economy and created a housing crisis. Shortly thereafter, justified by the "crisis", all private property was nationalized. ("Never let a good crisis go to waste", thus saith Rahm Emmanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff). My father, an architect with a thriving private practice in Havana, was forced to close it and was conscripted into government service building public housing. We lost everything, even the weddings rings on my parent's fingers were confiscated at the airport when we flew out. Well, as they say, history repeats itself, and those who fail to learn its lessons are doomed to repeat it. Here we are, with health care "reform" being battled in Congress, and the parallels are instructive.

Our nation is facing an INSURANCE crisis (masquerading as a "health care crisis") that governments created back in the 1980's. Goaded on by the feds, the states "solved" that "crisis" with the creation of HMO's, PPO's, assigned risk pools, all "fixed" by bureaucrats regulating coverage, benefits, etc. and telling the insurance companies what to do (reminiscent of the mortgage lending crisis created by Congress's Community Reinvestment Act and the use of Fannie/Ginnie Mae to loan money to every one with a "need". You know how that ended up). All the while, those same bureaucrats were both ignoring the REAL causes of the explosion in medical costs and impeding all efforts to address them through tort and malpractice reform, as well as other initiatives which would put people's health care decisions into their own hands and responsibility. Like sharks circling a bleeding fish, the lawyers just salivated and licked their chops all the way to the bank. All that was accomplished THEN was to exacerbate and postpone the problems into the even bigger "crisis" we have today. And now they're using the "crisis" to transfer totalitarian control from state to federal government. The truth is, government is NEVER the solution to ANYTHING, it is only a means of protecting the rights of individuals by encroachment from others, or as Jefferson put it, "governments are instituted among men to SECURE these rights"... not to CREATE THEM or REDISTRIBUTE THEM according to the whims of a few "enlightened" ones.

Why did all this happen? It happens because of people with a) unquenchable lust for power and money, and b) because of the fraudulent and bankrupt worldview of those who call themselves "progressives". People need to know that this mess didn't START with Obama and it won't end with him.

Progressivism wraps itself in compassion and concern for the poor and downtrodden, all the while promoting a despotic view of "social justice" rooted in class warfare and malicious envy -- or as Robin Hood put it, ROBBING THE RICH TO GIVE TO THE POOR. They do "good" by FORCE, and that FORCE is the power of the State. That's not "justice", its theft, or as I think of it, just plain communism. There is no good in It, its EVIL dressed in noble drag.

Not everyone sees through it, however, and many are just dupes. Those "progressive" fellow travelers and useful idiots who helped the communist deceivers bring us to the brink of national disaster need to read the documented historical facts regarding who they have been following. Read it and REPENT or reap the eternal contempt of your countrymen.

Obama's Comrades Push Socialized Medicine
http://www.aim.org/aim-report/obamas-comrades-push-socialized-medicine/

As for those "DOCTORS" who call themselves "progressive", do not be surprised when the same thing happens to you as happened to my father. Should "socialized" medicine (or "universal health care", or "the public option", or "co-ops" or whatever the latest deceptive label that communists tag to their power grab) become a reality here in the United States, do not be surprised if you lose your practice and you end up working in a public clinic for a pittance of what you earned before. Your kids will wind up on the receiving end of the loss of everything you worked for.... just like I did.. What goes around, comes around. Don't expect sympathy from me. At least I had someplace to RUN to... YOU DON'T, and now, neither do I.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Green Dragon of the New World Order

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"mmm mmmm mmmm". I hate to say "I told you so", but I told you so. The REAL "new world order" is the perfect storm of paganism, socialism, Christian apostasy, the religious and secular Left, and Satan, "the father of lies". (And yes, I do include new age Islam in there with "paganism"). Others are finally beginning to echo what myself and others have been warning against for the last two decades:

"But what is the real agenda behind the fraudulent "science?" Is it something more than political and economic control over people's lives? Dr. James Wanliss, Associate Professor of Physics at Presbyterian College, has written The Green Dragon, a book about how environmentalism is actually committed to "the reconstruction of a pagan world order" and "rejection of Christian spirituality." Wanliss argues that the environmental movement "is a religion with a vision of sin and repentance, heaven and hell. It even has a special vocabulary, with words like 'sustainability' and 'carbon neutral.' Its communion is organic food. Its sacraments are sex, abortion, and when all else fails, sterilization. Its saints are Al Gore and the InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change."

"Both professing Protestants and Roman Catholics bear a burden of guilt for the current political mess we are in with the global warming and other hysterias," he argues.
"If the church had not turned from the gospel of Jesus Christ it is unlikely the Green Dragon would have been able to so deeply sink its fangs into our lives." -- "ClimateGate, the Green Dragon, and the End of Christianity", AIM Column By Cliff Kincaid, December 9, 2009

I would only qualify that last statement by saying that the ones who "bear a burden of guilt for the current political mess" are the FALSE PROFESSORS - Catholic, Protestant, independents. Those who corrupt the gospel, corrupt the politics, and ultimately reveal their own apostasy and damnation for failing to "examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith".


Related Posts:
How the Religious Left Serves Satan by Worshipping a Defeated Messiah

Reject "Red Letter Christian" Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

Globalism: A Toxic Scourge to Planet Earth

Anathema: Pope Endorses Global Authority

Leftist Churches Have Set a Time Bomb For Us All

"Communitarianism: Globalist Vision of a Totalitarian Society"

"Christian Marxism: A Slippery Eel Only Christ Can Grab"

America, A Cult Nation

Spiritual but not Religious

The Sad Sorry State of American Christianity

America Commits National Suicide OR Is It Euthanasia?

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