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Street Preacher confronted by Police

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

A street preacher in England was told by police that it is a crime to say that homosexuality is a sin.  It’s interesting that Obama has just signed into law a bill which ads homosexuality to protected classes for “hate crimes” here in the USA — the Democrats slipped it into the Defense spending bill this week! [yes, you read that right … they put it into the Defense spending bill.  They used the lives of our sons and daughters in the military as leverage to pass their pet legislation]

Why to the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their bans asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.”

Psalm 2: 1-5

No matter how much they legislate their immorality, no matter how much they try to revise history, no matter how much money they get, no matter how much they pour out their ideology in schools and on television, no matter how hard they try to convince us or to beat us into submission, no matter how many people they fine or send to jail for disagreeing with them, the fact is that the Bible still says that homosexuality is a sin. Sin. It always has, and it always will. It is outside of their power to change that.

It’s time to STOP the despair and hopelessness

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

I have never seen so much fear and desperation in America as I have since the election of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States on November 5.

I didn’t happen when Bush was elected, either time. It didn’t even happen when Bill Clinton was elected. Or Bush Senior. Or Reagan. Or Carter.

This time, there is not just the usual disappointment, but fear and despair about what has just been unleashed upon America.

There is something about this man, Obama, that strikes fear into the very heart of common citizens.

Perhaps it’s because Americans are beginning to learn important details about their President Elect that were deliberately hidden from them by the Big Media before the election.

Truth has a way of getting around. You can try to suppress it, you can silence people, you can ridicule people and try to marginalize them, you can delay and dodge, but eventually it catches up with you. When truth is being actively suppressed, it takes some time to get around, but it does get out.

The truth about Obama is now getting out. People are learning about the citizenship issues and the candidate’s blatant attempts to dodge it. People are learning about how Obama supported a ban on shotguns when he was a State Representative in Illinois. People are looking at the vast, ecstatic, hypnotized crowds that followed him on the campaign trail and seeing vivid, disconcerting similarities to other charismatic socialist leaders who have risen to power in the past.

People have seen the degrading racism fostered and encouraged by Obama – the very racism that helped elect him, compelling people with vastly disparate values to vote for him because of his skin color.

We are learning about his plans to draft our children and grandchildren into his mandatory Youth Corps. We are learning about his pre-election deal-making meetings with Hamas and the Palestinians – and his expressed desire to sit down unconditionally with the leader of Iran.

We watch in disbelief as Obama selects hyper-partisan and Clinton-era officials for his team – dashing the hopes for positive change as it becomes more and more obvious that he will simply be turning back the clock to the failed policies of a decade ago – the same policies that ground the powerhouse Reagan Economic Boom into the dry dust of greed, misguided policy, and government-power-lust by the end of the Clinton years.

As revelation after revelation enters the American consciousness, we are left numbed and wondering, “how much more is there that we just haven’t heard about yet?”

And, as a result, millions of Americans are despairing hopelessly. Millions are being overcome by the fear of what Obama will do now that he will be taking the reins of the strongest nation on earth, with untethered access to its deepest secrets, its might, and its wealth.

Gun sales are hitting record levels as people snatch up firearms, fearing an Obama assault on our right to bear arms.

The stock market – despite almost always rising after an Election Day – saw record plummets the days after Obama’s election.

I have heard people ask, “how am I going to be able to protect my children from Obama?”

I have heard more than one person talk seriously about moving out of the country before the tentacles of Obama’s power succeed in obtaining a stranglehold on our nation.

Some are openly calling him the Antichrist.

The disregard Obama has shown for the Constitution of the United States in the citizenship matter has Americans fearful that the Constitution that has protected our rights and guided this nation for more than two centuries will soon pass away.

We wonder how many fatal mistakes such an inexperienced man will make, competing in a world with merciless, cut-throat veterans of the likes of Putin, Ahmadinejad, Bin laden, and Kim Jong il.

Americans are wondering if the current economic crisis may have been brought artificially to a head at this time in order to provide a vehicle to bring a new fascist socialist leader to power – right here in the Unites States of America, this time. After all, nearly every fascist leader of the past rode to power on a wave of economic desperation.

We wonder how long it will be before Obama takes over our healthcare system. Or, how long until he succeeds in sliding America down into the mediocrity of European-style socialism. How long will it be before we are just another France or, worse yet, a Nazi-era Germany?

The realization that Barack Hussein Obama is a thoroughly “ends-justify-the-means” man has many Americans shivering at the thought of a marxist president who will resort to anything that brings him closer to his socialist goals.

Never have I seen such hopelessness, fear, anger, anxiety, and desperation in Americans. Never have I seen such widespread pessimism for what the future holds for our nation and people.

It ought not be so.

It cripples us. It prevents us from thriving, growing, and succeeding.

Whenever in history two peoples with differing ideologies have clashed, the one with hope and optimism rises up and overcomes the one filled with pessimism and despair.

We are in an epic conflict. The outcome of this conflict will determine whether the United States of America continues to be a beacon of freedom in the world, or slumps into the junk-heap of history’s failures.

On one side of this conflict is the liberal elitist left, believing that big government is the solution to all our problems, and that government should be involved in every aspect of our lives. This faction is currently lead by Barack Hussein Obama. They are filled with exuberance as the Big Media paint his slim victory as a “landslide” in an attempt to invigorate their supporters while demoralizing others. This faction has a leader and savior – their messiah.

On the other side is traditional, family-values, working America. This side appears leaderless and stunned. The trust they had in their government, in their media, in their journalists, in their schools, and – yes – even in their churches is shattered. They watch in disgust as the Republican Party, the historic champions of this group, turns to the same old left-leaning, visionless “moderates” as leaders as it attempts to reform itself. This faction sees its future, and the future of its children, being snatched from them by dishonest Big Media, inept politicians, and a socialist power structure that has just grabbed the White House. Fear for the future and despair for the present are generating anger, anxiety, and hopelessness.

If we do not change today, our nation is doomed. I’m not talking about changing our government or our neighbors. I’m talking about changing ourselves.

Throughout the ages, every time a people with hope and optimism has clashed with a people with despair and pessimism, hope has always won. The people who see a bright future move ahead and leave the pessimists in the dust of history.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” reads Psalm 29:18.

There is a double meaning in this important verse. In a literal sense, it means that where there is no proclamation of God’s Word, the people perish – as individuals and as a nation. However, in a symbolic sense, it tells us that if a person or people or nation has no vision for the future, nothing to grow toward, nothing to aspire to, they will die. If all we see is despair and hopelessness, if we are full of anxiety and anger, then we will fade away and be no more.

Yet the “other side,” the socialist crowd, sees a bright future for themselves, so they will thrive and overcome.

If we don’t quickly stop our angry blame-throwing, our hopeless commiserating, our dwelling on the betrayal that victimized us, then our gloomy prediction of the future will most certainly come true. There will be no alternative.

Right now, we need to lift ourselves up by our bootstraps, brush off the dust and dirt of despair, and refocus ourselves on the vision our founding fathers had for this country.

We need to begin by refocusing ourselves on God and His will for our lives. He is our Hope above all. He is the King of Kings, and the King of Presidents, that all powers answer to. He is the Ultimate Power. He is just, gracious, and merciful, and He provides us a way to live above this mess of a world.

This one fact alone, that we have hope in the living God, should wipe aside all despair, all pessimism, all wrath.

Is Obama going to introduce age-old socialist fascism to the USA? The let’s oppose it – not with emotional anger, violence, and desperation, but with our own vision of a better America.

Is Obama the Antichrist? Praise God! That would mean Jesus is coming soon and war, disease, pestilence, greed, and lust will soon be but a faded memory.

Will Obama draft our children into his Youth Corps, as Hitler indoctrinated the German youth and as Darius abducted the Jewish youth? Then let’s train our children now to love and serve God – by our example, not by our words – so that they will be Daniels, Shadrachs, Meshechs, and Abednegos. Build them into heroes for God and country instead of letting them succumb to the apathy, laziness, and desolation of popular culture.

Let there be a new generation of giants in the land. Let there be new hope. Let there even be a new, epic struggle for freedom in America so that this generation does not take freedom for granted, so that Presidential Elections will never again be cast so lightly as a gaudy episode of American Idol, with candidates as performers and Big Media as judges.

Let there be a new generation of Americans willing to give everything and anything to keep their country free.

Let a new day dawn, in which elected officials and bureaucrats alike are held accountable for every decision, every sell-out, every attempt at self-serving political positioning.

Let a new, passionate army of writers, journalists, debaters, and thinkers arise to build our own news sources and relegate the old, out-of-touch, Big Media to the fanatic fringe they serve.

Let there be a new vision of a free and vital America, rising from the ashes and dung of failed socialism, apathy, godlessness, licentiousness, and political liberalism. Accept nothing short of the liberty our founding fathers fought for.

Without this vision we are doomed to failure. With this vision, we are assured of success. That success will have a price, but we all know that freedom is never free.

We must stop worrying about what is going to happen to us and begin building the new future, full of hope, grace, and optimism.

Yes, Barack Hussein Obama is bad news for America. Very bad news. But he gives us a priceless opportunity to renew our faith and a new occasion to pick up the banners of freedom and liberty and bear them high for all the world to see.

Fling off your coverings of despair and hopelessness. Those only serve the enemy. Fill yourselves with hope and optimism. We have a great future ahead of us. Rise up and show the nation that we have a better vision, and that we relish the privilege of sacrificing and struggling for it.

Where are we going?

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

I spoke with a fellow yesterday who was set to retire this December.  After the events on Wall Street these last couple weeks, he now finds that he doesn’t have enough money to retire, but he’s already put in his date for retirement (8 months ago) so there’s no turning back, now.

Another fellow had $150,000 invested in a financial services firm, and in the space of one day he saw that go down to $10,000.

Every day I see these same stories on the news.  Along with the housing crisis — as many as 1 out of every 6 homes headed into foreclosure — skyrocketing food prices, and the ever-high oil prices, our immediate future looks grim.

What’s happening?  Where are we going from here?

I have to wonder, when I see polls that show a neophyte, inexperienced man with plans to heap unprecedented amounts of power onto the federal government, if maybe we are finally seeing God turn His back upon an unfaithful nation.

We see precedents in the Bible showing us that God sometimes brings evil and foolish leaders into power as a means of exercising His judgment upon a people who have turned their back on Him.

We certainly can’t claim that ours is a “Christian” nation anymore.  We certainly can’t claim that our hands are free of innocent blood, with millions of babies dead at the hands of our countrymen.  Sexual perversion has reached a level that exceeds that of ancient Rome — with the blessing of our government.  Churches are emptying out almost as fast as bars, prisons, and strip joints are filling up.  Violence fills our culture, from our public schools to our music to our televisions to our streets.

False prophets and Baalams rule the airwaves, promising people that their prayers will be answered if only they send money.

Even born again, saved men and women have lower standards, less commitment, and less grace and love than even the casual church-goer of a generation ago.

Our young people are lazy, ungrateful, without natural affection for their parents, siblings, and fellow mankind.

Now our fragile economy, depleted of it’s great manufacturing industries after years of sending factories overseas, is reeling under pressures from artificially high fuel prices, profit-taking by the Federal Reserve (which is an organization of private banking magnates, NOT a government entity), bad tax policy, and failed government interventions.

Last week, congress voted to borrow $700,000,000,000 in our name (that’s you and me) to bail out some large corporations and to give new powers to the privateering Federal Reserve. Almost all parties are now saying that the real bailout cost will reach well into the trillions of dollars, since the corporations “saved” last week are just the first of many to stagger, and many others will follow in the next few weeks.

One might say, “Oh, but America made it through the Great Depression and came out stronger than ever before!”  Yes, but in the 1930’s, America owned America.

Today, massive companies, pillars of our economy and defense, are being bought up for pennies on the dollar by Middle Eastern and Chinese interests.  A never-before-seen transfer of wealth has been underway over the last 2-3 years, and vast amounts of American dollars are sent to foreign oil producers, while America sits on oil reserves it is unwilling to use.  Our children are being sold into foreign slavery to save an ocean reef and an arctic tundra.

Moscow, Russia, now has more billionaires than any other city in the world.Our culture has already collapsed upon itself, leaving a black hole of putrifying filth and violence.  Our economy is crumbling faster than we can imagine.  Our government is being handed over to selfish, vain, ignorant people.

And, if Nero can burn Rome and then get everyone to believe it was the Christians’ fault, how long ’til they find a way to blame the Christians for all of America’s woes?
What is left now, but to watch God’s judgment upon America unfold?

Are we to the point of no return?  Are we in the situation of the rebellious and wayfaring people of Israel described in Jeremiah 15?

“Then said the Lord unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people.” (v. 1)

That’s scary.

“And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth?  then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the Lord; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for captivity, to the captivity.” (v. 2)

Is there hope for us?

“Thou hast forsaken me, saith the Lord, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.” (v. 6)

That’s one of the most chilling verses in the whole Bible.

Are we to the point of no return?  Is America on a one-way slide to oblivion?

I don’t know.  But, I am going to keep praying for America.  I’m going to keep praying for her children and her churches.  I am going to keep praying that her Christians rise up and seek God anew, that God’s people give themselves up to Him at a new level of surrender and service not seen in generations.I am going to keep praying that we discard our pride onto the garbage heap of sin where it belongs, and that we humble ourselves and seek God.

We are entering stressful and worrisome days.  Philippians 4:6-7 is more important now than ever.

Many will be overwhelmed by the events of the near future.  The opportunities to minister to people will be manifold, but the ministers will be few.

Let’s be ready.  Let’s prepare now for what is to come — prepare with prayer, with food stores, and with a humble spirit — so that we can minister for Him in the coming crisis.

Obama vs. McCain?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Of all the presidential elections in my lifetime, this has been the one I have been the least interested in.  There is no good choice among all of the potential candidates, which leaves me quite uninterested in voting.

Had Huckabee remained in the race, maybe there would be a reason to go to the polls.  But … McCain?  McCain is so far to the left that he could just as well run as a Democrat. 

I have heard more than one Republican say they intend to vote for Obama.  This creates a problem for the Republican Party.  McCain needs the conservative voter bloc to turn out in great numbers in order to win the election.  However, he has betrayed the conservatives so many times, that this large bloc of voters has no inclination to vote for him.  McCain, on his own, cannot get the conservative vote.

If Hillary Clinton were to get the Democrat Party nomination, her presence in the election would have motivated the conservative voter base to turn out en masse in November just to vote against her by voting for McCain.  Plus, the less conservative replublicans would be more committed to McCain because of Hillary’s association with the Bill Clinton presidency, and her wild attempt to grab control of the health care industry with her failed universal care plan.

If Obama gets the nomination, McCain’s goose is cooked.  McCain doesn’t have the integrity with conservative voters to get them to turn out for him, and many middle-of-the-road Republicans will be actually voting for Obama.  Because of his relatively unknown past (not much political baggage, plus the perception of being “fresh” and “different”), coupled with his commanding and authoritative oratory style, he will capture huge swathes of Republican voters.  In an Obama-McCain race, Obama will be the next President of the United States.

Where does that leave us?  Well, our next president will either be bad or worse.  But, it won’t be the first time that God has judged a nation by placing a bad ruler over it.