Sunday, July 13, 2014

Self Help?

There is a lot of debate going on right now concerning the massive influx of illegal aliens entering the US via the southern border. There seems to be a propensity for the left wing liberals to debase anyone desiring to secure the border as inhumane. I have personally been involved in previous events of a similar nature - the Haitian boat exodus. I can personally vouch for the fact that we “screened out” innocent children as “economic refugees” while we knowingly “screened in” personnel who were former torturers for the “secret police”, the HIV positive, the MSRA TB positive, and known criminals. First off, the national health risk posed to the general population is rapidly escalating and is undeniable. This situation is an unprecedented opportunity for terrorists to easily penetrate our borders - practically an invitation from Obama himself! If liberals want to talk about humanitarian needs they could - but will not - look closer to home.
In the USA, the US government says that 1 in 5 children go hungry. According to the No Kid Hungry organization, food insecurity—the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food - exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children. That’s a lot of kids that need our help who do not pose a danger to national safety; and the needs at home do not end there.
As many as 1 in 6 seniors go hungry too. Organizations such as Meals on Wheels, who address the issue of senior hunger, need financial donations as well as volunteers.
The number of homeless in the USA is growing and with it a need for clothing donations. A caution though - not all organizations are truly giving to those in need though - some are multi-million dollar thieves. A good place to check out the credibility of a charity is Charity Watch.
There are literally hundreds of ways to fulfill the commandment to love your neighbor. Most programs, such as the nationwide VA “No Veteran Dies Alone” program, will cost you the only thing you can give to YHWH that He does not already own - your time.
We are told, as individuals, to get our own act right before we try to “fix” our brother. The same can be said for the actions of a nation as well. The USA should heed the saying, “physician, heal thyself”! If only the politicians would leave their million dollar homes and neighborhoods to at least “visit” the neighborhoods of the average US citizen they would find plenty of “crises” needing humanitarian actions that, like the “border crisis”, the politicians themselves have had a hand in creating.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence." - Ronald Reagan
Comment: This quote relates to the old adage, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; but, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime”. Too many folks do not care enough to put forth an individual effort to help others. These folks would rather have the government hand out so called “entitlements”; but, this methodology does not address the roots causes of the issue of poverty and so does not benefit anyone in the long run. True love for your neighbor means more than throwing money at a problem - it means giving up your time and effort to help.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2013, child poverty reached record high levels in the U.S., with 16.7 million children living in “food insecure” households and 47 million Americans depending on food banks - more than 30% above 2007 levels.
In 2012, in the US, 31 million low-income children received free or reduced-price meals daily through the government National School lunch program. During that same timeframe nearly 14 million children are estimated to have been served by just one civilian program - Feeding America.
Comment: Child hunger is a worldwide problem - including the USA; and, hunger has no race, no religion, no border. Of all the charities and programs out there I know of none that directly serve and help more people than local food banks. In AZ one local town’s food bank shut down this year due to low food supplies and a lack of volunteers - and this town has several “Christian” churches! And Jesus said:
And before Him shall be gathered all the nations; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And indeed He will set the sheep off His right, but the goats off the left hand. Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, the blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food to eat; I thirsted and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer, saying, Master, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and gave you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and took you in; or naked and clothed you? And when did we see you sick, or in prison, and came to you? And answering, the King will say to them, truly I say to you, in so far as you did it to one of these, the least of my brothers, you did it to me. Then He will also say to those on His left, Go away from me, cursed ones, into the everlasting fire having been prepared for the Devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you did not give me a thing to eat; I thirsted and you did not give me a thing to drink; I was a stranger and you did not take me in; naked and you did not clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. Then they also will answer Him, saying, Master, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not help you? Then He will answer them, saying, truly I say to you, in so far as you did not do it to one of these, the least, neither did you do it to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life.
(Matthew 25:32-46)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

No pain no gain

Imagine this scenario: A kid’s parents promise him a weekly allowance if he tries to mind well, do well in school, and do his chores. After a week goes by and the day to collect his allowance arrives the kid asks if he can have the car for the evening too. The mother hesitates and points out that the kid usually failed to take the trash out and that she ended up doing most of the dishes by herself. The father points out that the kid failed at least half the time to help his little brother get to and from school like he was asked to do. The kid just shrugs and says, “Okay, so no car for the evening, I understand, can I get my allowance now though? You promised.” The father replied no to the car for evening and that he had forfeited his allowance as well. The kid is stunned and says he ought to get at least half his allowance; after all he had done at least half of his part of the deal. The father points out that the deal was not do what you want and get paid for it. The deal was to try to do what was asked of him and he’d get the full reward for it.
This scenario fits a lot of so called “christians”. While ignoring over half of what YHWH has asked them to do they will still ask for a variety of things and then question why they do not get what they want. They obey only what is convenient for them and ignore the rest. They act as if obeying at least half the commandments is the same as being obedient. Most would not murder or steal even if it was allowed. Still they expect forgiveness for wilful acts such as coveting, adultery, etc., yet would never think of forgiving someone else for the damage done by an accidental car wreck, a medical error by a doctor, etc. Many will tithe to a “church” for their own convenience: so they can have air conditioning, nice carpet, and softer pews during “worship services”. Yet you will not find them personally “inconvenienced” by feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, visiting a jail, or even visiting a hospital to check on the well-being of strangers.
It is easy to find preachers preaching a get rich gospel, preaching activism for the rights of a racial or sexual minority, or even a gospel treating Jesus as just a great moral teacher - teaching an earthly, humanitarian, gospel of love that ignores the spiritual fact that love and obedience to YHWH is first and foremost. Can you name one “well known” preacher who teaches the gospel Jesus did - that salvation comes by love and obedience to YHWH above all else and then agape toward your fellow man next.
And behold, a certain scribe stood up, tempting Him and saying, Teacher, What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And He said to him, What has been written in the Torah? How do you read it? And answering, he said, "You shall love YHWH your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind," and "your neighbor as yourself." And He said to him, You have answered rightly; do this, and you shall live.
(Luke 10:25-28) (Seer also Matthew 22:37-39, Mark 12:28/29)
(References to Deuteronomy 6:5, Leviticus 19:18)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
In the final years before Arcadia’s fall, there were many signs that disaster was at hand. Had the Republic still been governed by godly men in those years, much suffering could have been avoided. Barbarians raided along the borders with unnatural success, yet the stewards of the provinces chose to hide their depredations rather than admit their weakness. - Velnius, On History
Comment: As the Scriptures tell us there is nothing new under the Sun. The USA, once considered a “Christian” nation and a champion of freedom, is doing to itself what no other nation could do - destroying itself.
DID YOU KNOW?

NOTICE: All links in this article are to the taxpayer funded Voice of America website!
In 2010 Kenya adopted a new constitution which OK’ed abortion and the partial implementation of sharia law. This was done with the full support and backing of the Obama administration - which, in violation of US law, spent millions of US taxpayer money to push it thru (as well as promising more “foreign aid” if it was approved). After a United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) meeting in May 2010, the US also pushed the LGBT agenda for a repeal of all Kenyan legislative provisions which criminalize sexual activity between consenting adults. But Obama did not get all he wanted; so, on 26 June 2012, the United States embassy in Nairobi held what was believed to be the first ever LGBT pride event in Kenya. A public affairs officer at the embassy said, "The U.S. government for its part has made it clear that the advancement of human rights for LGBT people is central to our human rights policies around the world and to the realization of our foreign policy goals". Similar events were held at other U.S. embassies around the world.
The percentage of folks in the USA claiming to be LGBT is miniscule compared to the political power they wield: http://www.voanews.com/content/lgbt-percentage-highest-in-dc-lowest-in-north-dakota/1605262.html
But they, the LGBT mafia, have the full support and backing (via taxpayer money) of the US government to enforce their agenda worldwide (2011): http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-elevates-gay-rights-as-a-foreign-policy-priority-135136743/174955.html
Is it any wonder embassy security suffered in Africa? Don Obama and his administration were too busy using resources to push their LGBT agenda (June 2012)! http://www.voanews.com/content/us-embassy-in-nairobi-hosts-gay-pride-event/1252825.html
Security was not and is not a top priority (Benghazi, September 2012) - the LGBT agenda is!
Not to be out done the UN is pushing the same US backed agenda (2014): http://www.voanews.com/content/un-ramps-up-free-equal-lgbt-campaign/1908316.html
Comment: A leader held to no account is a no account leader. I proudly served 12 years in the Armed Forces of the USA; but, this was not the voice of the America I served. I still fully support the US Constitution and our form of government. However, I am ashamed and sicken at what our government has become and at what it is doing to people worldwide. America is no longer the land of the free and the brave have become too few. I fear the actions of the folks in Washington D.C. more than anything a terrorist could do. Obama’s pen and phone have proven far more dangerous. Further, the worst may be yet to come. Congress is so full of cowards the American people are being held hostage by Obama as he violates law after law with no consequences to himself or his acolytes. Whether the end of the world is near or not the end of the United States is well underway. Speak out now or be prepared to fight tomorrow.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chrislam, Abortion, etc


Chrislam and the LGBT

          It has saddened me for quite some time to see so many so called “Christians” who do not keep the Sabbath of YHWH.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

(Exodus 20:8)

I am saddened too by how many follow the trinity doctrine and place Jesus as equal to the One True God - YHWH.

You shall not have any other gods before Me.

(Exodus 20:3)

Hear, O Israel, YHWH our God is one - YHWH. And you shall love YHWH your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

(Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

But, Satan has successfully used these deceptions for quite some time. In these more modern times I feel the sadness growing as I see the increase in numbers of those falling into Satan’s other deceptions. Some of these deceptions are not so new; but, they are certainly growing among so called “Christians”. I speak of murder by abortion and the growing influence and acceptance of the LGBT crowd. Yet there is another deception that has a new twist - chrislam. It is the melding of “Christianity” and Islam - more on that in the “In the Spotlight” article this week.

Our poor children have a heavy burden with so many parents deceived and societies (e.g. the USA) that not only allow sin but require its acceptance and promote its practice. Obama and his ilk, as tools of Satan, did not start these trends but they have certainly accelerated their growth and popularity; and, they are forcing this, their evil agendas, as hard as possible down the throats of the citizens of the USA as well as promoting them to the world in general - with taxpayer money no less.

The LGBT mafia has mastered the art of extortion. In most states in the USA a private citizen is allowed to make a “citizen’s arrest” for a crime committed in their presence. Can you imagine what would happen if someone arrested a LGBT mafia member under the RICO Act! (18 U.S. Code Chapter 96 - RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS) -- sections 1461–1465 (relating to obscene matter), or sections 2251, 2251A, 2252, and 2260 (relating to sexual exploitation of children) or even section 278 (relating to importation of alien for immoral purpose), etc.! Do states have RICO Acts at the state level?

Much of the LGBT crowd is ok with Islam being taught in public schools but not “Christianity”. This is ironic because under sharia law the LGBT crowd would be executed - as they currently are in many Muslim countries. If the end does not come quickly this could lead to some rather strange consequences. I would say I am waiting to see how the battle between the chrislamists and the LGBT mafia plays out but since they are both on the same side - with Satan - it’s a moot point. Though maybe if the women hide their sexual preference they, being infidels, will just be made into sex slaves - just not with the type of partners they prefer. Still, they could then get all the abortions they can handle since pregnancy would lower their value!

The One testifying these things says, Yes, I am coming quickly. Amen. Yes, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.
                    (Revelation 22:20-21)

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest, who travels alone. - Rudyard Kipling
Comment: All worshippers of YHWH are part of a single flock, but, we are still individuals. No matter who you affiliate with it is your own actions and beliefs that will be on trial when Judgment Day comes. You will answer for your own works or lack thereof. Christ Himself said the unfruitful branch is cast into the fire (John15:1-6).
 
DID YOU KNOW
According to WHO (World Health Organization) there have been over 20 million abortions worldwide so far this year and every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. Abortion is the leading cause of death worldwide - even when you add many other causes together. Consider the statistics so far this year:
Alcohol related - 1.2 million
- AIDS - .75 million
Cancer - 3.7 million
- Children under 5 years of age - 3.5 million
Communicable diseases - 6 million
- Malaria - .45 million
Suicide - .5 million
- Smoking - 2.2 million
Traffic related deaths - .6 million
For a combined total of 18.9 million - still less than death by abortion!
Furthermore, studies show that abortion accounts for 13% of women’s deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. And for so called “Christians” - 37% of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% identify as Catholic!
Comment: That means over half the abortions worldwide are solicited by women who call themselves Christians! These women are responsible for more deaths in a year than Hitler was in his lifetime! And to add insult to injury in the USA they get taxpayer money to pay their contract killers (abortionist). Is it any wonder that Jesus said, “many are called but few are chosen”.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Is Your Family Tree a Tree to Life


With all the turmoil, uncertainly, and chaos in the world today it can be challenging to keep a focused mind and a settled spirit. Some folks try to hide in ignorance - choosing to play ostrich and stick their heads in the sand, some strive to try to predict the future - as if they can know what Jesus has already said no one but YHWH knows (beware of these false teachers):

But as for that day and hour no one knows it - not even the angels in heaven - except the Father alone.
(Matthew 24:36)

Still others, I include myself here, find solace in drawing closer to YHWH as best we can. One way to do this is the study of our multifaceted roots, our beginnings, as gentile worshippers of YHWH. On one hand we began like all men - we were created by YHWH; and, we all trace our lineage thru Noah to Adam. But, YHWH’s first chosen people - the “root stock”, include Israel in their line, gentiles do not.

The descendants of Israel are still YHWH’s chosen people - the covenants He made are everlasting. Gentile worshippers of YHWH have not replaced the chosen people of YHWH; rather, Jesus told us we are made, thru Him, a part of the flock of Israel:

And I have other sheep which are not of this fold. I must also lead those, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock, one Shepherd.
(John 10:16)

Gentiles worshippers of YHWH can be, in essence, grafted into the family tree of Israel; but only if we remain obedient and fruitful (John 15). Today, many “Christians” act as though they were the only chosen people of YHWH. These same “Christians” have a family tree leading to roots found among the pagan gods of Rome, not YHWH and the nation of Israel. That is why the “family tree” of “Christianity” looks more like the evolutionary tree of Darwin! That tree comes from Pagans, Paul and the Popes, not YHWH and His Prophets, or Christ and His Apostles.

Everyone needs to learn their family tree - or you may be barking up the wrong tree:

Not everyone saying to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of Heaven, but those doing the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name do many works of power? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, those working lawlessness!
(Matthew 7:21-23 -- reference: Psalms 6:8)

          As James told us:

But someone will say, you have faith and I have works. Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.
(James 2:18)

                    For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so
                    also faith without works is dead.
(James 2:26)

          Do your roots lead to the tree of life? You must be doing the will of YHWH and not just believing:

The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will permit him to eat from the tree of life that is in the paradise of God.
(Revelation 2:7)

Blessed are the ones doing His commands, that their authority will be over the Tree of Life, and by the gates they may enter into the city.
(Revelation 22:14)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Roots?


The word catholic means essentially universal or all-encompassing and the etymology is from Greek katholikos “universal, general”.

The term pontifex maximus - which the Catholic pope uses, comes from the Roman king Numa Pompilius (he was actually a Sabine), circa 715 BC. He also founded, among Romans, the cults of Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus. The etymology is Latin meaning “great bridge maker”.

From the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - pontifex - Member of a council of priests in ancient Rome. The pontifices were responsible for administration of the jus divinum (laws concerning religious practices). There were 3 pontifices under the monarchy, but by the time of Julius Caesar the number had grown to 16, of which 1 was designated chief priest, or pontifex maximus. Also included in the collegium (college) of pontifices were the Vestal Virgins. Among the duties of the pontifices were regulation of the calendar and of expiatory rituals, consecration of temples and sacred objects, superintendence of marriage and the family, and administration of the laws of adoption and succession.

Comment: There is a reason why it is called the Roman Catholic Church and not the Roman Christian Church or the Christian Catholic Church. The job of the Roman Catholic Church Pontifex Maximus, the great bridge maker, was to “bridge” the differences between all the roman religions and come up with one “catholic” state religion. They did and it is primarily an amalgamation of the previous roman pagan religions and the teachings of Paul with a small percentage of “Christianity” twisted by anti-Semitism. It is not based on YHWH or the teachings of Christ.

Eliot Quote



We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time. - T.S. Eliot, Dry Salvages

 

Comment: Our beginnings, our roots, have a lot to do with who we are and what we believe. However, we can change who we are and what we believe. Do you know the “roots” of what you believe or are you afraid to explore your beliefs and instead are going blissfully unaware through life as one of the “sheeple”? The destiny of your soul depends on what you do and believe. Do you care enough about yourself or your children to explore the truth?

Muslims and the USA


NOTE: I was recently contacted via the contact form and had a running e-mail conversation concerning my websites home page widget that depicts the terrorist attacks by Muslims since 9/11. The writer had some good, valid points so I will be moving the widget to the Christian Prepper Page - not removing it from the website.

There is a running debate here in the USA concerning Muslims. On one side there are those that look at all Muslims as actual or potential terrorists. On the other side are those that claim that most Muslims are peaceful and are not terrorists.

To me the answer lies in history. Many today are still taught about killing done by Christians in the Crusades. This is false. The killing, and there was a lot of it, was done by adherents of the Catholic Church. The Catholics slaughtered Muslims and Christians alike. The Catholic Church “claimed” to be Christian though, so we have to look deeper for the truth. The Truth is easily found in the teachings of Christ in the Bible. No person who actually follows the teachings of Christ would ever launch an offensive attack on another person. Obviously the Catholic claim to being followers of the teachings of Christ was a false claim.

Nowhere in the teachings of Christ are we told to kill another human being - just the opposite. This includes not killing even those that worship Satan. The killing of alleged witches is another example of folks killing others against the teachings of Christ while still claiming to be “Christian”. All the killings - murders actually - done in the Crusades, the witch hunts, the Inquisition, “Manifest Destiny” etc., where against the teachings of Christ. True followers of the teachings of Christ would never commit such heinous acts.

This leads us to today and the issue of Muslims and terrorism. The problem here is almost the direct opposite of the issue of “Christian killing”. While no teaching of Christ says to kill, some of the teachings of Mohammed do teach to kill non-Muslims! This means every follower of the teachings of Mohammed could, in light of their religion, justify being a terrorist - this includes every “sect” of Islam - Sunni, Shiite, etc.

The question changes from “are all Muslims terrorists” to “are all Muslims really following Mohammed”. Just as for much of its history the Catholic Church forced people to convert to Catholicism or die, Islam has done and is still doing the same thing. Many folks living under sharia law in Muslim countries may assert that they are Muslim when they really are not - primarily because if they do not “act” Muslim they will be killed!

Most of the left wing liberals that claim Islam is a religion of peace would be killed or enslaved under sharia law. Women, at best, would be relegated to a status even lower than “second-class citizen”. The LGBT crowd would all be killed outright - as would adulterers, pedophiles, etc. Ironically, and sadly, the way the USA is headed lately it would become closer to being a “godly” nation under sharia law than under our current system!

Anyway, the bottom line is that Christ taught not to kill; and, Mohammed taught to kill or enslaved all that do not follow him. If only all the left wing liberal “Islamophiles” would move to an Islamic country.