• An Inequitable Balance of Priorities

    An Inequitable Balance of Priorities

    Mr. President, Restrict the killing of Babies in the womb and we will support your push to restrict assault weapons. That would be a fair trade agreement.

    It seems to me that our President has a confused set of goals and an Inequitable balance of priorities. On one hand, he wants to stop the killing of children by assault weapons. On the other hand, he supports a woman’s right to choose to allow the killing of her unborn child in the womb. Statistics show that 9 out of 10 of the current abortions being performed in the United States are for the sake of convenience, or as a form of birth control. Only 1 in 10 are to save the life of the mother or for rape or incest.

    I think that many responsible citizens of America would gladly trade their assault weapons for the lives of millions of babies that are murdered every year. The government has the power to stop this injustice, yet it continues to hide under the veil of personal freedom, called “the right to choose”. What about the right of a child to choose to live? It is not freedom of choice to take away the choice to live of an innocent child. Mothers are stewards of their babies lives, not judges of whether or not they have the right to live.

  • The Cure For Gun Violence

    The Cure For Gun Violence

    After a tragedy such as the mass murder of 2o children at Sandy Hook school in Newtown Connecticut, the discussion over banning automatic weapons inevitably comes up. For some people who do not understand the nature of gun violence, they often blame the availability of certain weapons, or all guns, for the violence that often results from people killing others with firearms.

    Outlawing certain guns, or all guns, would not stop a person who is seeking to kill another with a firearm. There are currently over 320 million licensed firearms in the United States. Even if we banned the sale of all new weapons tomorrow, how are we going to control the 320 million guns that are already legally owned?

    The old adage “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”, is absolutely true.

    Studies have shown that in places where there are a high number of good citizens with firearms for their personal protection, the incidents of gun violence by bad people, is very low.

  • The Desolations of America

    The Desolations of America

    In 1644, Roger Williams penned the famous work; “The Bloody Tenet”. This chronicle of Christian religious liberty was the basis for the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    Roger Williams was considered a “Separatist” who believed that only Christianity held the key to eternal life. In spite of his firm stance on Jesus only for salvation, he pushed for acceptance by government for the allowance of all religions to worship God in the manner to which they saw fit.

    Mr. Williams believed that the only way that Christians could thrive in their faith was if the government was kept from interference in how and where believers could exercise their faith. This could only be possible if all religions were protected by the government.

    The purpose of the “Bloody Tenet” was to allow the influence of Religion in the government of the United States, while at the same time, preventing Government from establishing a state religion to which they could control, as with the Church of England. At no time did Mr. Williams ever consider that the government would preclude Christianity from influencing government. At the time the Constitution was framed, a majority of the signers were believers in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

  • America In Prophecy, Constitutional Issues, Politics, Thanksgiving

    Posted on November 16th, 2012

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    Thanksgiving, November 1, 1777

    Thanksgiving, November 1, 1777

    It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the 18th day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor; and that together with their sincere acknowledgments and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their manifold sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor, and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance; that it may please him graciously to afford his blessings on the governments of these states respectively, and prosper the public council of the whole; to inspire our commanders both by land and sea, and all under them, with that wisdom and fortitude which may render them fit instruments, under the providence of Almighty God, to secure for these United States the greatest of all blessings, independence and peace; that it may please him to prosper the trade and manufactures of the people and the labor of the husbandman, that our land may yield its increase; to take schools and seminaries of education, so necessary for cultivating the principles of true liberty, virtue and piety, under his nurturing hand, and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

  • America: Want God’s Blessing? Be a Blessing to God

    America: Want God’s Blessing? Be a Blessing to God

    I watched with great interest the president’s speech this morning on rebuilding the economic prosperity of America. It was a great and inspiring speech and contained many important and relevant facts that inspired me and is the reason that I am writing this post.

    The key element of President Obama’s speech that was missing was the fact that America has been blessed by God in her past history because the citizens of this great land have honored and worshipped the God of the Bible.

    The founders of our nation stated that it was impossible that this land could have come into existence if God had not willed it to be. The reason for our past prosperity and global standing as the most wealthy and powerful nation on the earth is because as a people, we have in the past honored God.

    “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” - George Washington

  • Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Rights

    Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Rights

    The New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the state’s Civil Rights Commission that a Christian photographer who refused to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony violated the state’s discrimination law.

    “Elane Photography may not discriminate in its commercial activities against protected classes as the basis for expressing its religious freedom,” Judge Tim Garcia wrote in a 45-page ruling.

    The case dates back to 2006 when Vanessa Willock tried to hire Elane Photography for a “same-gender ceremony.” New Mexico law does not recognize either marriage or civil unions between persons of the same sex.

    Elane Hugenin declined to accept the job and explained to Willock that because of their Christian beliefs the studio only handled “traditional weddings.”

  • America In Prophecy, Freedom of Speech and Religion

    Posted on April 20th, 2012

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    University Takes “Christ” Out of Christianity

    University Takes “Christ” Out of Christianity

    According to email correspondence from the university, the group’s constitution was not approved because the university took issue with a requirement that leaders have a “personal commitment to Jesus Christ.”

    “Please change the following statement in your constitution,” a university official wrote to the group.

    The original statement read: “Criteria for officer selection will include level and quality of past involvement, personal commitment to Jesus Christ, commitment to the organization, and demonstrated leadership ability.”

    The university directed the group to change the statement to read: “Criteria for officer selection will include level and quality of past involvement, commitment to the organization, and demonstrated leadership ability.”

    Ironically, Vanderbilt University was founded as a Methodist institution established for the purpose of practicing – among other things – theology.

  • Telling People About Jesus, “Really a Nuisance”

    Telling People About Jesus, “Really a Nuisance”

    Telling people about Jesus Christ may be a nuisance, but if we do not tell them, the Lord will hold us accountable for our silence. For reasons known only to the Lord, He has ordained that the Good News of Salvation be declared by human beings, to other human beings. God did not proclaim the Gospel by Angels or by supernatural means. He has left the responsibility for the eternal souls of people, to us.

    Saving people is not our responsibility, but telling them about how they can find forgiveness of their sins and eternal life, is our job.

    Jesus, in a manner of speaking said: “You catch then, I will clean them”.

    If we humbly and lovingly tell those whom we come in contact with that God is ready to forgive their sins and grant eternal life to all who come to God in Jesus name, then we have done all that He requires. If we are afraid and fear what they might say to us, or how they would react when we share the Lord with them, then they may be lost for our lack of courage.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Freedom of Speech and Religion

    Posted on March 29th, 2012

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    Signs of the Last Days: Arrested for Reading the Bible

    Signs of the Last Days: Arrested for Reading the Bible

    The video begins with Mark Mackey opening his Bible.

    “Good morning, everyone,” he says to a group of 15 onlookers waiting outside the Hemet California Division of Motor Vehicles. “I would like to read a little bit of the word of God this morning.”

    The video, shot in February of last year, ends with Mackey’s arrest.

    “You can preach on your own property,” an officer from the California Highway Patrol tells Mackey as he leads him away in handcuffs. “Folks, this is what the United States is coming to,” Mackey says to the crowd, who were standing outside waiting for the DMV to open. “You can talk about anything you want, but you can’t talk about the Bible.”

    Mackey is a reverend with Calvary Chapel Hemet, a conservative Christian church that practices an “evangelical ministry,” requiring public testimonials and Scripture readings.

    Church officials believe Mackey was arrested because of “Christian bigotry.”

    The officer who made the arrest disagrees, claiming he arrested Mackey for preaching to a public audience who had no choice but to listen.

    “You’re not allowed to preach here,” he told Mackey, “because this is a captive audience.”

  • Constitutional Issues, Freedom of Speech and Religion

    Posted on March 25th, 2012

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    Teaching the Bible, A Hate Crime?

    Teaching the Bible, A Hate Crime?

    There have been numerous questions regarding whether or not churches, and specifically pastors, can teach the portions of the Bible that deal with subjects such as homosexuality, and be guilty of a “hate crime”.

    An interesting and informative article by Attorney Richard R. Hammar, reveals the issues at hand, and the legal rights that Pastors have as teachers of the Bible.

  • Being a Christian at NASA Will Cost You Your Job

    Being a Christian at NASA Will Cost You Your Job

    Since it’s inception, the Theory of Evolution has remained just that “A Theory”. It has never been proven by evidence that links lower primates to human beings, yet it is used in all of our schools and accepted widely by most of the world’s secular intellectuals, as fact.

    Now, if you subscribe to any other theory for the origin of the Universe and the fact of man’s existence, you are labeled ignorant, uninformed and naive .

    At the United States NASA headquarters, if you are not a believer in the religion of evolution, you cannot belong to their church.

    An evangelical Christian, David Coppedge, has been fired from his job of 15 years for believing in God and the theory that the Universe and man were both created by an infinite intelligent being.

    The following article is from the Associated Press. For a Christian, this firing is both shocking and frightening. That a man or woman could lose their career now for believing in God and expressing that faith while at work, is a travesty of every law of freedom the US. has been founded upon.

  • “Free Exercise of Religion” Not Allowed in North Carolina

    “Free Exercise of Religion” Not Allowed in North Carolina

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

    First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

    The Supreme court has ruled that prayer specifically referring to the name “Jesus Christ” cannot be spoken during any meeting in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

    Where is the correct balance between establishing a particular religion over other religions, and the prohibition of any religion?

    If religion is to be allowed at all in the United States, it must be unimpeded by the government. To allow prayer to be conducted during a meeting, but restrict the structure of that prayer, is a clear violation of the free exercise and freedom of speech clauses of the first Amendment of the Constitution.

  • Stand Up For Jesus, And Be Used By Him

    Stand Up For Jesus, And Be Used By Him

    I just read an amazing article on Fox News about Denver Bronco’s Quarterback Tim Tebow. His desire to be visibly outspoken for Jesus has continually allowed the Lord to use him to be a witness for the truth of Jesus message to the world. It just goes to show that if we take a step of courage and begin to really live our lives for Jesus by letting the people know who we come into contact with everyday about Jesus, He will use us to bring Glory to His name.

    The Lord is coming for all of us soon, the signs of his appearing are all around us. The opportunities to tell people about Jesus are also all around us every day. I pray that we might all be more bold to live our lives like we actually believe the Bible is true and that Jesus is the Savior of the world…

    Hope this article blesses and inspires you as much as it did me. “May you receive much glory Jesus from each one of our lives…”

  • Atheists Seek to Rewrite History

    Atheists Seek to Rewrite History

    There are certain facts in life that cannot be disputed. George Washington was the first president of the United States of America, that is a fact of history. The Civil War brought America to a battle with itself over the issue of slavery. On September 11, 2001, the twin towers in New York tumbled to the ground after a terrorist attack.

    In Bethlehem, nearly two thousand years ago, a tiny baby was born who is the Savior of the World.

    The facts of Jesus birth, life, death, and resurrection, are a matters of history. There are more documents that prove the facts of Jesus life, death, and resurrection from the dead, than any other event of human history. Why then are various atheists groups trying to re-write history and claim that the gospel accounts of Jesus Christ are a myth?

  • Freedom of Speech and Religion, Political Candidates

    Posted on December 8th, 2011

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    Presidential Candidate Rick Perry and the Rights of Christians

    Presidential Candidate Rick Perry and the Rights of Christians

    Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to address the big elephant in the pew as we head into 2012 – the Obama administration’s relationship with religion – specifically Christianity.

    “As president, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion,” Perry declared in a new television advertisement. “And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.”

    Perry’s declaration immediately resonated with millions of Christians around the nation who believe their faith is under attack and who’ve been waiting for a Republican presidential candidate to have the candor and moral fortitude to stand up and articulate why we are truly the greatest nation on the face of the Earth.

    “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate or pray in school.”

  • The Return of Jesus and the Acceptance of Sin

    The Return of Jesus and the Acceptance of Sin

    As we approach the return of Jesus for His church, world-wide the acceptance of sin is increasing dramatically. Young people who claim that they love Jesus, yet live together in the same home without being married to each other. Men and women who claim to be Christians, yet live in a homosexual or lesbian relationship.

    Rather than offend those who live in these lifestyles, Christians say nothing, hiding behind the phrase “I just love them and accept them the way they are…”

    Jesus said that when we accept the sin of a confessing follower of him and say nothing about it, that he will hold us accountable for our indecisiveness.

  • Constitutional Issues, Freedom of Speech and Religion, Gay Marriage, Homosexuality

    Posted on August 19th, 2011

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    Florida Teacher Suspended For Gay Opposition on Facebook

    Florida Teacher Suspended For Gay Opposition on Facebook

    An article this morning at Fox News is one more example of why the gay marriage/homosexual lifestyle controversy has gone too far.

    It seems that a Florida Teacher with a perfect teaching record has been suspended for private comments that he made on his own Facebook page.

    For this writer, when the day arrives that the constitution no longer protects my right to express my opinion on Facebook, this web site, or any other medium, in opposition to a moral question that I find extremely important, they can lock me up and throw away the key. I will not, nor should any Christian, be silent about the unreasonable and horrific course the United States is on granting equal rights to those who chose a reprobate lifestyle.

  • The First Amendment and Stupid Christians

    The First Amendment and Stupid Christians

    I know, the title of this article is a little offensive. I debated whether or not to write on this subject at all. The Supreme Court’s decision over the rights of a church to protest during the funeral of a soldier who was killed in Iraq has caused a tsunami of emotion.

    On Wednesday of this week the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment of the Constitution does protect the speech of church members who do not have a brain.

    The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued church members after they picketed his son’s funeral.

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