He reads me when we meet;
Today he reads me in my home.
Tomorrow in the street.
He may be relative or friend,
He may be strange to me;
He may not even know my name,
Yet, he is reading ME.
The Associated Press--Jerusalem--The Dead Sea Scrolls, among the world's most important, mysterious and highly restricted archeological treasures, are about to get Googled. The technology giant and Israel announed Tuesday that they are teaming up to give researchers and the public the first comprehensive and searchable database of the scrolls--a 2,000-year-old collection of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek documents that shed light on Judaism during Biblical times and the origins of Christianity. Officials said the collection is expected to be available within months for free.
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Recently, Biblical Archelogy Magazine has published a list of the names that archeology has verified through evidence from the ground itself. We have it and will want to share those listed names, with scripture references to them, so you look them up yourself! The day is over forever when skeptics among archeologists can dispute the existence of David, for instance. Even his royal palaces have been located, both in Jerusalem and in outlying areas.
You are lonely or fearful, Read Psalm 23
You are in sorrow, Read John 14:1-6
You are grateful, Read Psalm 103
Others fail you [and others WILL fail you, friend!], Read Psalm 27
God seems far away, Read Psalm 139
You need courage, Read Joshua 1
You are discouraged, Read Isaiah 40
You are in danger, Read Psalm 91
You have sinned, Read Psalm 51
You have failed, Read Psalm 38
God has rescued you, Read Psalm 34
You want to praise God, Read Psalm 100
You want to be like Jesus, Read John 15
Responsibility overwhelms, Read Matt. 11:28-30
--No. 201, The Tract League, Grand Rapids, MI 49534-1329, or go to:
David Barton, Wallbuilders, identifies this valuable Bible that was instrumental in the founding of our nation and national identity as a Bible-based, Christian nation (not a Deistic, or 18th Century rationalistic nation like revolutionary and atheistic France, or even today's modern secularist states such as Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, and a host of others like them:
"CONGRESS DECLARES BIBLE THE WORD OF GOD," Public Law 97-280, October 4, 1982, Statute 1211, Approved October 4, 1982
in order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defense,
promote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
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First paragraph and a little beyond: "The name Abigail means "maker of joy." Evidently her name was associated with her deed, because her means of making joy was by building a bridge for peace. In the same order that the fruit of the Spirit is listed: 'love, joy, peace,' so peace followed in the wake of making joy. There must be joy in order to have peace. Conversely, there can be no joy without first having peace--peace from within and peace with one's fellowmen."
"Abigail is described as a "woman of good understanding and of a beautiful countenance." That is a rare combination. So often beauty of face is marred by a character that does not portray true beauty..." [think how this describes the so-called "cool" celebs of Hollywood such as the late Anna Nicole Smith, who are only beautiful as far as cosmetics and even plastic surgery and botox along with the latest fashions in designer clothes can make them. Beneath that superficial mask of beauty, what really is there? You probably wouldn't want to know!--Ed.]
Don't stick your head in the sand any longer, Christian! And, if you are Moslem, how about it, what do you think this bodes for Islam which you espouse as your religion? Nazism is alive and well in Islam, is it not? Islam shares the same anti-semitic spirit, which is Satan's, who hates the Jews passionately and is committed to their extermination and the destruction of Israel and all the promises of God in the Bible that refer to the Jews and Israel. Anti-semitism in Nazism fits Islam like hand in glove. Hitler recognized that fact and personally parleyed with and allied himself with the blood-thirsty, anti-Semitic Chief Mufti of Jerusalem, and from that time on Nazism has remained the most admired way to treat the Jewish people among the Moslems, as they never eradicated this poison from their midst, but nurtured it generation to the generation, until now it has sprung forth full-blown in Iran, and elsewhere in Hamas-stan (terrorist-ruled Gaza) and Fatahstan (the "Left Bank" ruled by the terrorist Abbas).
Can lawyers be saved? Can they? After all, their job depends on their being able to
exclude the damning truth prejudicial to their clients and manipulate the facts--that is how they get ahead and get the best of the
rival lawyer in a case in court. Court decisions can bought this way, if you can afford the highest priced
lawyers to defend you. I learned how to do this as a debater in high school and college. Sometimes that could get very, very embarrassing, particularly when both opposing teams, Affirmative and Negative,
happened to quote from the same manipulated source! Well, the answer to whether such dishonest shysters can be saved
is: yes! Charles Finney, a lawyer himself turned evangelist, proved they could, and he also led
many lawyers to the Lord through genuine repentance. I wonder if they had to quit
law and lawyering after their conversions. Some probably did. Well, read the
account of the revival that captured some lawyers for God's kingdom:
"Revival with George Fox," Part IV, Voice of Triumph, Fe. 1982
Recently, I heard a liberal radio news talk commentator heaping his toxic scorn and vitriol on the Manhattan Declaration, so I had to see for myself what he hated so much, and here it is in its entirety:
AT A TIME
"I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years."--Martin Luther
"All heaviness of mind and melancholy come of the devil; especially these thoghts, that God is not gracious unto him; that God will have no mercy upon him, etc. Whosoever thou art, possessed with such heavy thoughts, know for certain that they are a work of the devil. God sent His Son into the world, not to afffright, but to comfort."--Martin Luther
"The First Commandment You must not have other gods. That is, I must be your only God. Question: What does this saying mean? How should we understand it? What does it mean to have a god? What is God? Answer: To have a god means this: You expect to receive all good things from it and turn to it in every time of trouble. Yes, to have a god means to trust and to believe in Him with your whole heart. I have often said that only the trust and faith of the heart can make God or an idol. If your faith and trust are true, you have the true God, too. On the other hand, where trust is false, is evil, there you will not have the true God either. Faith and God live together. I tell you, whatever you set your heart on and rely on is really your god." -- This text was translated for Project Wittenberg by Rev. Robert E. Smith and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Surface Mail: 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA Phone: (260) 481-2123 Fax: (260) 481-2126
"It was the fact of the resurrection of Christ that called the disciples to go out as burning young revolutionaries to change the world of their day. They preached that Christ was alive. This should be our message, not only at Easter but every day of the year."--Billy Graham, "The Risen Christ," Spring 2011
"THE WORSHIP OF NATURE"
The harp of Nature's advent strung
Has never ceased to play;
The song the stars of morning sung
Has never died away.
And prayer is made, and praise is given,
By all things near and far;
The ocean looketh up to heaven,
And mirrors every star.
Its waves are kneeling on the strand,
As kneels the human knee,
Their white locks bowing to the sand,
The priesthood of the sea!
They pour their glittering treasures forth,
Their gifts of pearl they bring,
And all the listening hills of earth
Take up the song they sing.
The green earth sends her incense up
From many a mountain shrine;
From folded leaf and dewy cup
She pours her sacred wine.
The mists above the morning rills
Rise white as wings of prayer;
The altar-curtains of the hills
Are sunset's purple air.
The winds with hymns of praise are loud,
or low with sobs of pain,--
The thunder-organ of the cloud,
The dropping tears of rain.
With drooping head and branches crossed
The twilight forest grieves,
Or speaks with tongues of Pentecost
From all its sunlit leaves.
The blue sky is the temple's arch,
Its transept earth and air,
The music of its starry march
The chorus of a prayer.
So Nature keeps the reverent frame
With which her years began,
And all her signs and voices shame
The prayerless heart of man.
--John Greenleaf Whittier
July 3--Before they call, I will answer: and while they are yet speaking I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24)
July 10--Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalm 50:15)
July 17--I have made, and I will hear: even I will carry and deliver you. (Isaiah 46:4)
July 24--Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee...I will uphold thee...(Isaiah 41:10)
July 31--I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go. I will guide thee...(Psalm 32:8)
In the Name of the Son
August 7--Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with me. (REv. 13:20)
August 14--Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37)
August 21--Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
August 28--Everyone which seeth the Son and believeth in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise [scripture reference and remainder of verse missing].
In the Holy Spirit
September 5--In Christ ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.(Ephesians 1:12/13)
Sept. 12--When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
ear witness Sept 26--When the Comforter is come whom I will sxend unto you...he shall testify of Me, and ye shall also bear witness. (John 15: 26/27)
--Dorothy Armitage S.R.N.
A few Biblical reminders for some spiritual maladies
April 7--For Fretfulness, Heb. 12:3. "Consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself". [this is an excellent verse for the current U.S. Presidency and all its woes of ungodliness--Ed.]
April 21, For Brokenheartedness, Psalm 55: 22, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee."
April 28, For Wearness, Psalm 37: 7. "Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him".
May 5, For Weakness, Eph. 6:10. "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might".
May 12, For Solitariness, Heb. 13: 5/6. "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee".
May 19, For Fearfulness, Isa. 41: 10. "Fear thou not, for I am with thee".
May 26, For Faithlessness, Luke 12:30. "Your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things".
June 2, For Forgetfulness, Psalm 103: 2. "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits".
June 9, For Worldliness, 1. John 2: 15/17. "Love not the world...the world passeth away, but he that doeth the will of God abide for ever".
June 16, For Drowsiness, Mawrk 13: 35. "Watch...for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh".
June 23, For Hopelessness, Psalm 42: 5 & 11. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?...Hope thou in God".
June 30, For Joylessness, Psalm 35: 9. "My soul be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in Thy salvation".
A pastor and write sent me the following video from YouTube. I hope this link works, otherwise you can go directly and do a Search and probably obtain it yourself.
Bowing and scraping and compromising our national ideals and freedoms will not aid our cause of defending freedom, ours and the world's. Rather, you are tearing down our walls, inviting the enemy into our society, to do whatever he wills with us. And all the while we cannot call wolves, wolves. We must not offend the wolves with such profiling, right? The wolves might be offended if we called them wolves, after they have been caught terrorizing and killing the sheep. Who is defending the sheep anymore? Not you, Mr. Gates! You are defending the sensibilities and feelings of the wolves, as if they had any--which they don't. They are cold-hearted, cold-blooded killers, and to snuff out lives is their chosen objective, and they do it like machines, with no qualms or feelings involved.
Why not treat wolves like wolves? They are nothing more or less--and you might save some sheep from being slaughtered, Mr. Gates. Turn the wolves loose, as you have been doing, and later they get caught back over in Afghanistan after killing yet more American troops. You are responsible for that, Mr. Gates! Yes, you! You were not replaced soon enough, and you hardly deserved the Medal of Freedom, even if Osama bin Ladin was lately taken out during your tenure. If you won't want to take responsibility for the direct result of your politically correct policies--more slain U.S. troops-- the decent thing for you to do is at least hand the Medal of Freedom back, or give it to the widows of the troops slain because of your stupid policies.
Surely, anyone can make a mistake, but this kind of mistake is incredible, since he had all the means and resources to find out the truth before he published his report. Instead, he chose to endorse the Palestianian position vis a vis Israel, with little or no concern for the facts. Where did he go? Whom did he talk to? How could he have come up with his erroneous conclusions? The New York SUN observes: "Mr. Goldstone should now have the decency to retire from public life did a fine job of avoiding the significant facts! DITTO!
Imagine how the Israeli government, pressured by the U.S. to rob Israeli citizens of their own home, business property and investments, not to mention their synagogues, has treated the Gazan Jews--no, you cannot imagine it. The article tells us that they are now consigned to sweat boxes, trailers they call "caravillas," and since the Gazan Arabs rain rockets on them, guess what kind of bomb shelters the Israeli government has provided? No, you cannot guess correctly: it is sewer pipes, old ones at that. Two benches are set up witin the big sewer pipes. Sometimes that isn't sufficient for all who crowd into them to escape a rocket attack. Most people prefer to die comfortably in their beds than run at night into the sewer pipes. What crime had these Jews committed to deserve this fate? Nothing, except they are Jews. It is considered just and right to treat Jews this way, under the current Obama administration, as well as the United Nations oversight, and the equally high-minded Norwegian government. Would you accept this treatment, fellow American, from our government? Would you consider it fair if you and your family had to endure rocket attacks night and day, and only have a sewer pipe to run into for shelter? I would e think you would be shouting in the faces of your legislators until you got attention focused on how the government was mistreating you and your family! And what about the pitiful amounts of money the Jews of Gaza were paid in return for their beautiful homes, thriving businesses and greenhouses, and synagogues? They had spent the best years of their lives building up these things for the future of their families--and the cruel, indifferent, politically correct liberals of the Bush and Obama administrations stole it all away and gave it to the enemies of the Jews to destroy--which they promptly did when they Israeli army pulled out and took the Jews of Gaza away by force, weeping and struggling in the arms of hands of the military. Would you want to rob these people? Would you steal their futures? Would you subject them to rocket attacks and terror and--pfui!--sewer pipes for bomb shelters? The Bushes did, the Obamas did, the U.S. Congress did, the United Nations did, certain mainline Protestant denominations did, the Norwegian Nobel Committee did--and to this whole lot, I say what the Bible says: you will be cursed, if you curse Israel. The shame and poverty cast upon these poor Jews shall be returned to YOU ALL a hundred-fold! Shame on you all for this incalculable, heartless crime you have perpetrated against Israel and the Lord's Chosen People the Jews!
Israel Today Magazine carries an article that gives us the most shocking news about Israel I have yet heard: This shouldn't be happening in Israel. Israel should be the last place it should be happening, but Israel is aborting Israel, at the clip of 40,000 Israelis a year! I don't think the radical Jehadists can claim anything close to that number of Israelis they manage to snuff out. How wonderful for the Palestinians, that Israel, run by the same secularist and liberal crowd we have in Western countries and America, is energetically killing its own people and eliminating the Jewish race as fast as it can! 40,000 babies are aborted each year, so that adds up to TWO MILLION ISRAELIS SINCE 1948, THE YEAR ISRAEL BECAME A NATIONAL STATE! Hurrah for secular humanism and liberalism-- you've killed off more Jews in sixty or so years than the Palestinians could even dream of killing--and you did it at your own expense too--Arafat was not out even a dime! But there is worse: if these Israelis had been allowed to live, they would have created ten million Israelis--so there you have it, Israel is cutting its own throat, expecting returning Jews to fill the gap in population created by the abortion mills. But it can't do that--no amount of returned, emigrant Jews can make up for the stupendous loss of these Israeli children. I for one would cut off all aid to Israel unless this genocide is stopped! That might wake up the secularist liberals presently leading Israel to extinction as a nation and people. They can bemoan the Shoah or Holocaust all they like, but they are creating a worse Shoah/Holocaust by their own misguided philosophy--secularist humanism/liberalism. On this issue Israel sinks or falls, and it is falling, make no mistake about it. America, and Canada, and Britain, and all the other provinces of the nauseatingly sophisticated and arrogant death culture of the European Union, are falling in the same, self-dug pit: extinction. We can pray for Israel all we like, give all we can to ministries and charities supporting Israel, but meanwhile the undertakers in the Israeli abortion industry are busily making a mass grave of Israel. Chemosh is become the god of Israel, the infant-devouring God of the Moabites stands like a colossus over the nation of Israel. What a charade--this democracy they tout as the only one of its kind in the Middle East! A democracy where you can have abortion on demand is just what Chemosh likes best--for the Jews of old voluntarily sacrificed their children to Chemosh, to be devoured by flames in the idol's furnace like belly. They did it for the god's favor, so deceived and degraded they were in their minds and souls. But our present generation is more depraved, we do such abominations for "convenience." The Israel Today magazine article gives two examples of women who were at their road's end in life and considering abortion when a pro-life evangelical group rescued them and their babies. That is worthy of support and prayer too. But meanwhile the babies are being aborted in the tens of thousands a year--how can this be stopped? Once set up as god, Chemosh has Israel in its ferocious grip, and only God can break that idol in pieces. Would all-out war with its neighbors end the abortion epidemic in Israel? Maybe. Maybe not. How will Israel come to its senses? Our own nation America is hardly coming to its senses, even with the tremendous economic meltdown of the last years of Obama's maladministration. Chemosh will drag us all down to hell, that is its whole Satanic aim--while we play our games at church and try to make a feel-good religion work as a substitute for a First Century-type Christian faith. Jesus has the ansswer: revival and restoration in America, Israel, and the dying West. Jesus IS the Answer. He is the Only Answer. But Jesus is rejected. He is not even an option on the table. That is why I see we are doomed as nations, Israel included. We cannot and will not change. Yet God...He is able to save us still, despite ourselves. We can still hope in God--for in the Bible we see marvelous restorations that no man could have engineered or even imagined. Restoration and Revival--it is possible only with God acting sovereignly, though he chooses to move through a few obedient saints who stand in the gap, as intercessors, for the lost and doomed people. I have my hope in God, but as for society? A nation like Israel that bemoans the Holocaust but kills off its own people for profit and convenience as it is presently doing-- that typifies the monster, the Chemosh, we are up against--it is a madness, a desperation, a scrambling to find a way out of individual distress and misery brought on by drugs, immorality, and abuse, as well as a politically correct philosophy of state allied with hell itself to support and enable that madness and desperation--surely, this duarchy of doomsday is the neo-Nazism of our times that is digging our graves and shovelling in the millions we are eliminating, all the while we go about our lives hoping things will get better somehow. Living in fantasyland, denying the reality of pay-back someday, we dance to the liberals' tunes. I am very tired of it! Aren't you?
As a caregiver for years for my aged mother, I gained an insight into the preciousness of old people in society, the invaluable role they play. They are treasures! Now when you see drugged-up oldsters vegetating in a nursing home, you don't see "treasures," do you? But that is not God's work, it is man's. It is also the direct result of Adam's fall and sin against God. One thing that sort of bothers me about Heaven is that there won't be old people there--so I am told. Old people are so beautiful! They really are! I don't think I will get the same joy out of seeing everyone in heaven looking about 33 years old. That is my impression, and hopefully it will change.
At any rate, old people on earth, and the sick and the retarded too, are precious human beings. Keeping "vegetables" on life support is not God's view in the least. Did you know that (an insight given me in a dream a few months ago) these "mentally challenged" folks such as "Downs symdrome" patients or clients in group homes are on a holy fast and their praise is precious to God their Creator. They don't have to do anything else to please God and be fulfilled in His eyes. They are fasting all their lives, long or short. Just look at what they can't do (most of the things we do and take for granted but consider definitive of a "productive, viable human life--which is really behaviorism and Planned Parenthoodism in a benign form until we decide how long a loved one will live who is in a hospital or facing long-term intensive care!). Yes, they can't do all those things, or can't do them well. They need expensive care. They cost us all a lot of money. But...on the other side of the ledger, they are indispensable. They keep us from becoming souless monsters, such as the Nazi doctors of the deathcamps or the practicioners of the Planned Parenthood abortion mills and all their allied politicoes in Congress who are swilling the taxes of state-supported abortion. Euthanasia and abortion are the same thing really, except that the victims are young or unborn on one hand and elderly or "mentally challenged" and sick on the other. Murder is murder in God's eyes. We play God over the lives and destinies of other human beings who are helpless. We better watch out! They have one helper, one Advocate left: God! If we choose to eliminate those we prejudge as "unfit," God will have to eliminate us as "unfit." Pay-back is coming to the "progressives"--and it is beyond description. Stand for life, all life, in any shape or form, and let God decide the issues, that is the wise thing to do. We don't have to have the answers, because God is the Answer to life's dilemmas. Job found that out, didn't he? His friends had life figured out and condemned Job, but God denounced Job's friends and vindicated Job who didn't have the answers and admitted it. One thing only he claimed: he was righteous because He trusted Almighty God. What Job did is exactly what we are wise to do: trust God with life. He created it, He can handle it. Only He can and should decide its issues. To pull or not to pull the plugs? That is not the question. To trust or not to trust God--that is the real question. "Oh, but the poor dear is suffering too much, she would rather go home"? God knows all about suffering, more than we do. He still has a time for everyone to live, and a time to die--so says Ecclesiastes. It is high time we in America who value God and revere God to call the "progressives" to task for their mishandling of human life. Unless we stop this movement now in its tracks, their misguided, godless philosophy will infect all human relations to the point where we will be eliminating "unfit" life Nazi-style but for simple convenience (as as we already see in the case of 50 million abortions in America--since Roe vs. Wade, I believe, and 40 million in Russia in the last 20 years). Just think how mean and phoney-compassionate a society becomes that goes the route the progressives are taking us--we can't want that to happen. It is happening, however. Fifty million Americans are not with us--that alone is the biggest catastrophe in American history, and it is a catastrophe for the whole world. No wonder why the world is in such a chaotic, crumbling state! We are headed for a world dictatorship to "fix" the problems we created with liberalized society and politics playing God with human life. The political, socio-economic "solution" progressive society will concoct and enforce with all the powers of state will be the "Final Solution" that brings not only mass extinctions of human beings on this planet during the Great Tribulation but also the end of "progressive liberalism"--thank God! But what a cost in human lives and suffering and countless damnations in hell! It didn't have to go and end this way--but it certainly will. Revelation is the book that shows us conclusively that we will have to learn the hard, hard way, that to trust God our Creator is life and happiness, but to do the opposite is endless woe, death, and destruction.
We should not be impressed or misled by these glitzy Cause-Celebs, whatever their names and impressive positions. They are worthless and vile individuals without redeeming value--far as their fake renown is concerned. What they are, in truth, is something utterly different from their image and awards and fame. What is Al Gore, for example, apart from his Global Warming/Climate Change agenda? What is Barack Hussain Obama, the "community organizer" from Chicago and some rather shady circumstances therein? Oh, yes, he was voted in as U.S. President. We've had absolute failures before voted in as presidents, have we not? Jimmy Carter is a case in point. What really are all these thousands of other Cause Celebs who follow in their wake?
The pathetic reality behind the facades is probably most shocking; therefore, it is all the more earnestly covered up by the supporting media. Remember the odd but charming traveling-salesman who masqueraded as the grand Wizard of Oz to Dorothy and her frightened, bamboozled friends? Keep that picture in mind, for it is a true one describing what is going on in American society, in the papers and magazines, on TV, in films. It is all fake, fake, fake, and we Americans are bamboozled by all the smoke and mirrors shows being put on, all designed to fool us into giving them our money and our votes and whatever else they are out to get from us.
Isn't it high time we demand these people produce something of true value for a change? Produce some real contribution to society that uplifts and doesn't degrade us? Or just be real and admit they, like the so-called Wizard of Oz, aren't what they are making themselves out to be?
Cause-Celebs are social parasites, whose careers are built on a tissue of lies and deceit, all for the sake of aggrandizing themselves at the expense of their victims. However glamorous they appear, the reality is ugly--they are taking naked advantage of gullible people, making fools of them too. Satan was glamorous too once--the most beautiful angel in heaven-- but now the reality is totally different-- he is nothing but a low, slime-y con-artist. Our government now is run by con-artists, and the entertainment and even the sports worlds are riddled with similar con-artists. Con-artists even run main-line churches and some ministries for their own advancement, prestige, and power--not for Christ's kingdom at all. The Church is no better than the depraved popular culture in this respect of rampant Cause-Celebritism. Look at all these fake, tinpot bishops and prelates (Bishop Tutu, et. al.) who like to parade around in fancy robes and color-coordinated miters, with huge gold crosses carried in processions before them to meetings of foolish people where they usually champion sodomy and same sex marriage and every other evil named in the Bible!
Where is the humble man today? He is virtually gone from the contemporary scene, a place where Cause-Celebrity rules and high-sounding fakes in designer clothes are spouting sound bytes to the cameras or, in B.H. Obama's case, reading Saul Olinsky-laced garbage off his teleprompter.
Jesus Christ first, and all the rest, starting with myself the Mighty and Proudly Self-Sufficient King, will fall into line.
No need to puff me up, friend. A Lutheran cousin beat you to it, as he said I should be on the radio--but no need of it! I am on THIS website--that is enough notoriety for me. Anything more is trouble and grief.
A third item I want to address soon is: "What is the Role of the Church (or Christians) in the American Police State?" All the signs tell me this country is a police state in the process of final consolidation, in case you wondered or not about what is going on. Don't be confused or distracted. In other words, a neo-fascist, authoritarian government has triumped over our Judaeo-Christian civilization and the Constitutional government our Founders instituted. They would never claim this country is a representative Republic. It is just the opposite, despite the trappings of a Constitutional system. The Supreme Court itself as it has devolved is an absolutist panel of nine kinglets, they ought to wear crowns and robes, not black robes of judges. One step back toward freedom would demand we fire them, send them packing without cushy retirements in gated communities and round-the-clock Secret Service guards to protect them from God, and let the lower courts operate and decisions be made on the local levels again, not at the top by this infamous, dictatorial, supremely kangeroo "court".--Ed.