Wednesday, November 05, 2008
1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
Because so many Christians prayed for God's will to prevail in the Presidential elections, we know the outcome has been ordained by God.
Christians must now overwhelmingly pray for God's guidance for those we elected to office to govern our great Nation. With the Democrats gaining seats in both the House and Senate they now hold a majority in both, and the addition of a Democratic President means two-thirds of our government is now held by those with liberal Democratic views. The concern of many conservatives is the tip to the left in the check-and-balance system created at the founding of our country to keep the best interest of all citizens in mind. We need to pray for fairness and impartiality for those who are making decisions that will affect us all.
From now until January 20, please join me in praying for Barack Obama in these days leading up to his inauguration and thereafter by registering with the Presidential Prayer Team. By signing up, you will be sent email notification each day reminding you to pray for his health and safety and for his discernment and wisdom to be that ordained by God.
Maybe these changes in government are what we who hold the Bible firmly in high regard needed to call us to more earnest prayer to our gracious heavenly Father.
Monday, November 03, 2008
By now, everyone has heard the infamous Joe the Plumber interview and the resulting "spread the wealth" idea brought about by Senator Obama. But the question remains, who is responsible for caring for those unable to care for themselves like widows and orphans?
Socialism views the government as responsible to ensure everyone has equal parts of the share, whether they participate financially or not.
Democracy views everyone as responsible for themselves.
Which is the correct Biblical view?
In the Epistles, we see a clear outline for the care widows and orphans. Who were these letters written to? Certainly not for the Roman government, but to the Church.
1 Timothy 5:3-16
3 Honor widows who are widows indeed;
4 but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
5 Now she who is a widow indeed and who has been left alone, has fixed her hope on God and continues in entreaties and prayers night and day.
6 But she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Prescribe these things as well, so that they may be above reproach.
8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
9 A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
10 having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
11 But refuse to put younger widows on the list, for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married,
12 thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge.
13 At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.
14 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;
15 for some have already turned aside to follow Satan.
16 If any woman who is a believer has dependent widows, she must assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows indeed.
27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
If we, the Church family, are properly caring for those who can not care for themselves then there will be no need for government aid and the issue of "socialized programs" will no longer exist.
By the way, in case you didn't notice Senator Obama told Joe the Plumber his tax breaks would start for those making under $250K per year. On Friday that number was down to $120K and that's not take home pay. That's what you make before taxes, insurance, mortgage, bills, food, clothing...
Friday, October 31, 2008
In addition to the facts listed in the video above, here are some other ways recognizing a homosexual marriage as a legal marriage would affect you and your local church:
• Pastors or other religious leaders could be sued for refusing to perform same-sex marriages.
• Wedding services such as photography, catering, gown designers, etc. could be sued for refusing services to same-sex marriage couples.
• Churches and temples could be sued for refusing to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in their sanctuary or on their property.
In Arizona, Proposition 102 is on the ballot November 4. Here's the complete wording taken directly from the site Yes For Marriage.
"Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state."
That's it. The entire proposition is only 20 words in simple clear English. I urge you to vote YES on Prop. 102 in Arizona and YES on Prop. 8 in California.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
So, I missed the multi-million Barack Obama 30 minuet "infomercial" last night because I WAS AT CHURCH. Was it by coincedience the airing was when evangelical Christians would not be at home to watch? I think not. Evangelicals, by and large, have already backed John McCain. By purchasing network time that conflicted with traditional Bible study, Senator Obama didn't give his opponents the opportunity to even view his advertisement let alone question him on the content.
It's obvious that we are not his target audience anyway.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Maybe Senator Obama doesn't know it is illegal in many states for your employer to forbid you from exercising your Constitutional right to vote. There are people all over the world who stand in line for hours in the extremely harsh elements to vote in free elections.
By sanctioning skipping work obligations, this ad takes arrogance and irresponsibility to a whole new level.
Monday, October 27, 2008
According to the Untied States Constitution, these are the requirements for being United States President:
"No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States." (Article 2, Section 1)
Both Senators Obama and McCain have had their eligibility questioned based on the Native Born requirement.
John McCain's Natural Born citizenship was questioned because he was born on a US Naval Base in the Panama Canal prior to the annexation of the canal as a US territory. This claim was dismissed because the Panama Canal was annexed in 1937, one year after McCain's birth and the citizenship requirement became retroactive to his birth in 1936.
Barack Obama's Natural Born citizenship was questioned because evidence has surfaced that he was born in Mombasa, Kenya and NOT in Honolulu as stated on his Certificate of Live Birth. This claim has yet to be refuted as Jerome Corsi who was investigating Obama's birth records was forced to leave Kenya after being told the records in Kenya are sealed.
Here is the document the Democratic Party has produced claiming it is a legitimate Birth Certificate. Here is what an authentic Birth Certificate looks like. Note the obvious omission of details such as the statistics of the birth (length and weight) and the name of the hospital as well as the doctor who performed the delivery are missing. Also of note, Barack Obama Senior is listed as "African" where in 1961 he would have been listed as "Negro" or "Colored". Use of the term African-American would not have been used until after the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
The most pressing question in my mind is why are Obama's Kenyan records sealed? If he wasn't born in Mombasa, why do they have records of him at all? Is it possible he is heavily involved with the Orange Democratic Movement which is lead by Raila Odinga, the current Kenyan Prime Minister who was granted a government position to appease the violent uprising after the election (which Odinga lost to Kibaki by 200,000 votes)?
Once again I am not surprised many of my friends and relatives haven't heard any of this information in the media. Why would they? Of course the media will do nothing to upset the chance of election for their darling Obama, even to the detriment of the American Republic and loss of the freedoms the Founding Fathers fought and died to create.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The video states our country has never been more divided in our lifetime. The last time such division gripped The United States was when The American Civil War waged a great cost to our nation as 620,000 soldiers gave their lives to grant freedom to all Americans.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Forwarded by my Dad from an email letter by Christian apologist Brad Harrub, PhD:
1. He has voted in support of infanticide
In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortion.
16 There are six things which the LORD hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood
2. He is pro-abortion rights
He has maintained a 100% pro-choice rating with planned parenthood and NARAL, cosponsoring the Freedom of Choice Act.
5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
And before you were born I consecrated you;
I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
3. He is not in favor of traditional marriage between one man and one woman
In an open letter to the "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual" (LGBT) community that was posted on Obama's official campaign website on February 28, 2008, Obama wrote that he unequivocally favors completely repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
4. He supports same sex marriage
The Illinois senator said he supports extending "fully equal rights and benefits to same-sex couples under both state and federal law."
1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,
10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
5. He supports the teaching of homosexuality in schools
"And if we feed them hope, and we feed them reason and tolerance, then they will become tolerant and reasonable and hopeful. And that, I think, is one of the most important things that the next president can do."
5 "And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea."
6. He supports funding research using human life in the form of embryonic stem cells
"I stand in full support of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act as I did when this bill was introduced and sent to the President's desk in the 109th Congress. I am proud to be an original cosponsor of this bill."
1 Listen to Me, O islands,
And pay attention, you peoples from afar
The LORD called Me from the womb;
From the body of My mother He named Me.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother's womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
7. He has known ties to convicted felon Tony Rezko
Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn helped found the radical Weathermen, launching a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and United States Capitol. While Obama was only 8 years old at the time, he has since served on boards with Ayers and bonded their relationship as Obama jumped into politics with Ayers help and support.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:33
33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
8. He believes anyone who disagrees with his views to be bitter
"So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and [d]crawling creatures.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
9. For twenty years he sat at the feet of a "preacher" who promotes more racial strife
If ever there was a place in which someone should get up and leave if you don't agree with the teachings, it would be in this horrible worship setting--yet Obama remained there for 20+ years.
21 Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
10. He was educated for at least four years in muslim schools
Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a muslim school as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage?
MATTHEW 7:15, 21-23
15 Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
21 Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
22 Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
Help get the word out. This man is not a wise or Christian choice to lead our country.
Thanks for your time.
Brad Harrub, Ph.D.