Homosexuals into the Military

Written on 1/12/11

Am I the only one who sees the rank irony in the US Congress (the least respected public entity at 13% approval rating) requiring the US Military (the most respected public entity at over 75% approval rating) to accept homosexuals into their ranks, and the President signed it into Law? I think not!  Now what do Christian, Jewish and Islamic Chaplains (all condemning homosexuality as sin) do about this?  And what do the Military Academies do about this?  Then, too, what do the lawmakers do about the Uniform Code of Military Justice; how do you make an immoral act “legal” after centuries of established law on such reprehensible and debilitating conduct? Many of our laws legislate for or against behaviors. Most legislate for moral behavior, some against immoral behavior. This Law was legislated to promote immoral behavior.

What should we, the People, do about this?  I say we do two things.  One, pray that God will overturn this sin-sick law, and turn out of office all who championed it or voted for it. Two, bombard the President, the Supreme Court Justices and our Senators and Congressman with letters, phone calls, emails, faxes and petitions non-stop until they “get it” that we will not stop until they repeal this abomination, or overturn it, if it gets to the US Supreme Court.

Such treachery at the highest levels is even more stunning in view of the results of many voter referenda around the country, wherein they have, until very recently, overwhelmingly rejected the perverse, deviant, harmful, (and, in God’s words, “abominable”) behavior of homosexual “marriage” in their state. But remember, morality isn’t determined by voting. In some of those states, courts have overturned the voter results because the judges found the results somehow “unconstitutional”. Judges don’t determine morality either; God does. That’s why I suggest we include the US Supreme Court in the onslaught of communication about this sordid issue; we have had enough of judicial tyranny. Wasn’t it Billy Graham who once said, “If God does not destroy America for her great sin [of “official” approval of homosexuality], He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”?

Please join me in this non-stop deluge of the three branches of our elitist, increasingly immoral US Government to repeal the law that forces the military to knowingly accept homosexuals into their ranks. If you do not take your stand here, then where will you take your stand against the onslaught of evil? Perhaps the better question is, “If God does not see us standing with Him on this issue, will He assume we don’t care about morality and righteousness any more? And then will He abandon us to the tyranny that is settling all around us from a government out of control?” If ever there was a time for the People of America to cry out to God for His help in fervent nationwide prayer – and to do what we can to overturn this sin-sick Law – this is it!

Second Amendment’s Original Intent

Written on 2/04/13

Be not duped by certain politicians on their latest “gun control” crusade. They have almost successfully diverted everyone’s attention from the true purpose of the Second Amendment by saying such things as: “large capacity magazines are not needed for hunting”, or “you don’t need thirty bullets to kill a deer”, etc.

The original intent of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution is to ensure the citizens of this nation can arm themselves with firearms (individually or as part of a “Militia”) that can be used against a tyrannical government, if need be. That being so, there is also an implied intent of the amendment that citizens be able to arm themselves with firearms comparable in firepower and rate of fire to those weapons a tyrannical government will use. So limiting magazine capacities, denying firearms that “look” like so-called assault rifles, even denying automatic rates of fire (much less the semi-autos) are all leftist exercises to confuse the uninformed and without warrant infringe the Second Amendment. View this video piece about the 1946 “Battle of Athens” http://voxvocispublicus.homestead.com/Battle-of-Athens.html This clearly reveals that the unthinkable incidence of a tyrannical government is a real threat – and it has already occurred in this nation at a local level; so it is more than possible. Then view this video to see what gun confiscation has done in Canada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmrqT9SIkQw

The Second Amendment is actually the guarantor of all the other Amendments and even the Constitution itself. The Third Amendment greatly assists understanding the original intent of the Second amendment: view this piece to get more about the Third Amendment’s meaning – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F584p5kJL-U&feature=youtu.be We Patriots must keep our focus, for Liberty’s sake.

On an allied note, several online sources report that the federal government, primarily some sub-agencies of the ominously large Department of Homeland Security, have procured over one billion dollars in ammunition. One article stated that the majority of the cartridges are for pistols and have hollow-point expanding bullets, which are intended for killing someone quickly. Such ammo is good for neither target practice nor for normal service carry. It just might serve us well if there were Congressional hearings on the Homeland Security’s intention with all that ammunition. Then there is the issue of DHS training and equipping what appears to be a National Security Force of youth called the FEMA Corps (http://www.dhs.gov/blog/2012/09/14/welcome-fema-corps-inaugural-class). A standing “army” of 18-24 year olds looks potentially sinister. Hearings on this are very much in order.

Remember: The cost of Freedom is eternal Vigilance.

Age of Earth

Written July of 2014

Back on December 12th of 2012, because there were so many figures (millions/billions of years) floating around about the age of the earth, I decided to use the Creator’s own book, the Holy Bible*, to calculate a more accurate figure. Here’s what I found:

A quick look through the Bible reveals there are:

Ten generations from Adam thru Noah with an average lifespan of 858 years and with an average generation timespan of 155 years. (Genesis 5)

Ten generations from Noah thru Abraham with an average lifespan of 317 years and with an average generation timespan of 49 years. (Genesis 11)

Forty-two generations from Abraham thru Jesus (Matthew 1:17) with an approximate average lifespan of 80 years. **

Totaled there are 62 (10+10+42) generations from Adam to Jesus.

Doing a bit of basic mathematics with those numbers, we find:

We have the total generation timespan from Adam thru Abraham to be 2040 years ([10×155]+[10×49]). We can calculate the total generation timespan from Abraham thru Jesus to be 1134 years (42×27). The total generation timespan from Adam to Jesus then is 3,174 years (2040+1134).

To determine the age of the earth and creation from Adam to today, we must add the figure of earth-age from Adam to Jesus (3174) to the figure for the number of years from Jesus to now, which is 20 centuries plus 14 years, or 2014 years. (I am quite aware of the issues surrounding when the use of Anno Domini began. For our purpose here, such a consideration is well within round-off error).

Therefore, we can conclude, based on God’s Word (His Holy Bible), and by application of basic mathematics, that the earth and therefore, all of creation is about 5,188 years old, which, rounded to the nearest thousand, yields 5,000 years as the approximate age of the earth, and by extension, the age of all creation.

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* The Bible chronicles the creation of the earth and the universe by God in six days – to His Son’s birth, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension – ending with the follow-on work of Jesus’ disciples.

** The lifespan of people from Abraham thru to Jesus’ time was shorter than the early man lifespans. The Bible makes reference to a man’s age being three score and ten and even 80 years for a strong person. I use 80 as the figure for lifespans from Abraham’s time to Jesus’ time. Now, the timespan for a generation is roughly one-third of a lifespan. A man who lives to 80 years of age will produce children starting about age 27. (If any reader wants to rework this calculation with more rigor, I welcome it.)

COMMENTS:
Some may say this is not right. Then bring me a more accurate figure. It is entirely conceivable that as a flawed mortal man, I have made some mistakes in retrieving generational data from the Bible. My figures are based solidly on the one source of Truth in all of creation – God’s Word. You can (and sadly many will) dismiss the Bible with a sweep of the hand – but that won’t change what God’s Word shows us about His created universe.

Look at it this way for a moment, why would God falsify any of the numbers in His book? He doesn’t need to. His very nature as a Holy, Righteous God prevents Him from even thinking about giving us erroneous information. So forget that idea and realize that we are dealing with the Truth of God as revealed in His inspired Word to us. He can be trusted absolutely on this whereas man’s theories cannot be trusted, because such theories all depend on unsupportable assumptions.

God’s Truth stands immutable – whether we believe it or not…

Fixing a National Crisis Video

Fixing A Major National Crisis

An Essay for Pastors, Church Leaders, and Parents

Before reading this,  view the 16 minute “Fixing A National Crisis Video” on this Blog.  That will give you the larger context for this essay.

We have a huge silent Crisis in our Nation.  Our once Godly nation is no longer seeing the numbers of men and women of integrity and Godly character coming into our workplaces from our families through our high schools and universities as are needed to keep our focus on God and His Glory, and to run the affairs of the nation in a routinely honorable manner, according to the tenets of Scripture and our US Constitution.  We have people who now seem to be more interested in their own glory and not God’s or the Nation’s.  How has this happened?

One of the biggest reasons is that the church universal in America has been trying valiantly to teach and train each person to be a good and Godly person, but it is a blunted teaching in many churches because we have forgotten to teach and train in the context of family.  (Another reason, sad to say, is that some churches have caved in to the ways of the world and have left their first love, the Lord Jesus Christ.  When salt loses its saltiness, as an apostate church has, it is of no more use than to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men [Matt 5:13].)

Family is God’s vehicle for ensuring that the teachings of the church, which ultimately should mean the teachings of Scripture, are made a permanent part of each young person’s life as they mature in a family and then launch out into the deep of their lives as solid, Godly citizens.  So it goes beyond teaching and training – it goes directly to modeling.  This old expression still has it right: ideas, behaviors, concepts are best caught, not taught.  Our children need to see them in action in their parent’s lives before they will consider adopting such principles into their own lives. But today, not only are many parents not modeling, training and teaching their children to become responsible adults, they have, as almost a norm in many churches, “abandoned” their children to the “Youth Sector” of the church. More time is spent by their children with other children than with them. The results are obvious and are cascading in the wrong direction.

So, somehow we need to get the family once again directly involved in the teaching, training and modeling of Godly principles of right thinking, faith, and behavior in the lives of our children.  Why?  So the children will adopt them and become the men and women of integrity and Godly character our nation so desperately needs to have in quantity again throughout the Government, Business, Education, Church, and in every other area of our society.

Dads/Moms must be taught to
teach/train & model righteous living
so their Sons & Daughters
become strong, mature, Men & Women
of Integrity and Godly Character…
so that this internal Family dynamic can be restarted.
Then their children can teach and train
their children…and on and on
to the Glory of God alone!

Let me suggest to you that the first thing you, as the Pastor of your church, do before you tell anyone else in your church about this approach to “doing Church” – is get on your own face before God Almighty and tell him you’re in on this deal – but that you want him to guide you the whole way.

Then and only then, get your elders and other senior staff members together to tell them what you’re up to, by the grace of God alone and for the glory of God alone. 

At that point, you’ll be ready to begin to construct this God-sized thing the right way for your church. Here are some hints…

Knowing in general where you are going, start by reviewing all that you’re doing now. Probably much of what you are doing is okay, but some of it will need to be reoriented – to do it in the context of family.

For example: the youth and children’s pastors will be reorienting their ministry to work with the dads and moms about their young ones about 40-50% of their time, with the rest of their time coordinating with the other church staff leaders (about 10%) and dealing directly with the youth and children (about 40-50%). 

Retaining ministries in other areas, such as Singles and those in Recovery, is necessary, too, most likely.

Done properly, this one process will not only accomplish the rebuilding of your church families, for this generation, and the next, and the next, but it will also accomplish all the other commands that Jesus gave us just before He ascended back to heaven, for example:

Love one another as He loves us…

and Go into all the world and make disciples…

Now – do you think you will need wisdom to mount such an effort correctly?  Of course.

You know where to find this wisdom.  Through both solitary prayer (first) and corporate prayer with your Leadership team (second), searching the bible, seeking much Godly counsel from others who have gone this way, and through the several good book resources, you will find the wisdom you will need – up front and along the way.  A partial resource list is attached.

Probably, one of the first things you will want to do after you and your Leadership team have prayerfully structured your plan – is to call a holy huddle of every man in your Church. At that meeting you will present the plan and its rationale and ask for 100% commitment to it by every man, whether single, married, widowed, a father or not. Every man – because there is a job for every man, no matter his status.  If this looks like I’m suggesting that men be “thrust” back into their God-ordained role of leading in the church and home, your perception is quite accurate.

Later a similar meeting with all the women.

Then the final introductory meeting could be with all the families of the church.  This might be a good time to have dinner on the grounds as part of celebrating your new beginnings.

I wish you success in tackling this grand enterprise.  The future of our nation depends on enough of God’s churches getting back into the holy business of building Godly families which will, in turn, produce enough men and women of integrity and Godly character to enter into the activities of our society and begin to turn us back to the God who made us and sustains us.  That is, He sustains us as long as we are doing things His way…  The alternative is unthinkable – and yet we have been experiencing some of that ugly alternative for the last several decades.

You might also read my blog post entitled “The Truth About America’s Only Hope” as a supporting adjunct to this paper. To God alone be the Glory!                                           

 Family Ministry Resources

American Family Association

Answers in Genesis
Book: Already Gone
Answers Bible Curriculum

Building a Godly Home
by William Gouge

Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes To Raise Sons & Daughters
by Voddie Baucham

Focus on the Family

Perspectives on Family Ministry
Edited by Timothy Paul Jones

Rite of Passage: A Father’s Blessing
by Jim McBride

Sheep to Shepherd – Become a Man of Integrity and Godly Character
by Tom McDonald

Shepherding A Child’s Heart
by Ted Tripp

 Shift
by Bryan Haynes