God Rules – Like it or Not

After Moses reminded Israel of several facts, before their entry into Caanan, he said; “Know therefore this day, and lay it to thy heart, that Jehovah he is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath; there is none else. 40And thou shalt keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days in the land, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, for ever”. (Deuteronomy 4:39,40)

It is evident that man has forgotten who is charge, and who rules among men. Who is man to change God’s laws? It seems that our government, religious institutions, individuals seem to make decisions based on what they think is good, not what God says is right. If you think that way it is time to remember “who makes the rules.

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Judicial Benchmarks: Hate Crimes Law Challenged

The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center is challenging the constitutionality of the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, which was attached to defense authorization legislation last fall. The bill adds gender disorientation or identity to the list of protected minorities, which in turn means stiffer penalties for crimes committed against these “special” classes of victims. The plaintiffs are three pastors and the president of the American Family Association of Michigan, who “take a strong public stand against the homosexual agenda, which seeks to normalize disordered sexual behavior that is contrary to Biblical teaching,” the Law Center said in a news release.

According to CNS News, “The lawsuit alleges that the new law violates the plaintiffs’ rights to freedom of speech, expressive association, and free exercise of religion protected by the First Amendment, and it violates the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment. The lawsuit also alleges that Congress lacked authority to enact the legislation under the Tenth Amendment and the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.”

The Patriot Post records the above information. Looking throught the news reports and speeches from the President it is evident that most in our government support homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle along with all benefits of a legal marriage. They do not want to hear what the scriptures say on the subject, or disregard it completely. Is it accurate to disregard God when deciding our nations laws? Our founding Fathers didn’t think so or they would have written the Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. to so reflect. It’s time to tell our leaders to let the scriptures guide their decisions.

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There’s nothing “gay” about gender-disorientation pathology

There’s nothing “gay” about gender-disorientation pathology
By Mark Alexander · Friday, June 2, 2006

It’s that time of year again, when many unsuspecting American families travel to one of the nation’s favorite family-theme parks only to find themselves at the epicenter of cultural degradation. This week, hordes of extroverted homosexuals congregated in Orlando at Disney’s Pleasure Island for the annual exercise in societal entropy they call “Gay Days at Disney.” Fortunately, the gaudy and lurid displays of sexual deviance at Disney are not typical of the public etiquette maintained by most homosexuals.

Our forefathers understood “gay” to mean “licentious, lacking moral restraints, leading a debauched or dissolute life.” The “Gay ’90s,” for example, was a decade the sagacious Mark Twain dubbed “The Gilded Age” — an era of unmitigated opulence and unrestrained immorality exercised by a subculture of the elite. Now, in the current vernacular of the fashionably PC, “gay” alludes to “homosexual” and therefore evokes the words of that inimitable American philosopher Yogi Berra: “This is like deja vu all over again.”

They may call it “gay,” but it’s not. Indeed, today’s “gay” culture is equally dissolute, and its agenda is anathema to the bedrock institution of our past, present and future — the American family.

Of course, homosexuality is not the most insidious of social trends that undermine the continuity of the traditional family — the essential governing unit and innate building block of natural society. That unfortunate distinction is reserved for those who divorce — particularly men who abandon their responsibility as husbands and fathers.

Concerns about divorce and its consequential degradation of social and moral order are not new. As Founding Father John Adams wrote, “The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?”

What is new is the vast number of fatherless children in America, kids who have been largely abandoned by their biological fathers, and the incalculable burden that places on them and society. One deleterious outcome associated with some of these broken and dysfunctional families, in addition to the life sentence they serve trying to sort out the rejection issues, is the absence of a healthy sexual identity — particularly in boys who have not been fathered properly. This identity void can result in lifetime pursuit of homosexual approval.

Though divorce, unlike homosexuality, lacks a well funded and well organized advocacy movement attempting to normalize it (divorce lawyers notwithstanding), it isn’t difficult to connect the dots between dysfunctional families and homosexuality.

To understand fully the homosexual subculture and its aggressive social agenda, then, one must gain some rational insight into the pathology of homosexual behavior. Unfortunately, there are few comprehensive treatises on the subject that inspire rational discourse — as opposed to emotive rants.

A few years ago, the most learned debates over the ordination of a homosexual cleric as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire revealed that not only the Episcopal clergy and laity needed assistance understanding this issue, but the Christian Church as a whole needed clarity. Indeed our whole society needs a better, and in some cases more compassionate, understanding of homosexual pathology.

Consequently, The Patriot has just published The Homosexual Agenda and The Christian Response on line, a comprehensive yet concise review of gender-disorientation pathology. It’s an essay that anyone, inside or outside the Church, making a psychological, theological or social argument concerning homosexuality, should read.

The real value of this landmark report’s substance is not measured in the accolades from conservatives around the world who have reviewed it, but in the unguarded praise it has received from homosexuals (including some activists), who responded that, for the first time, they have been able to comprehend, with the help of this analysis, both the Christian theological and conservative social perspective and objections, without feeling personally attacked.

Every American family is under assault from many quarters, one of the most menacing being the challenge to traditional sexual morality. The Homosexual Agenda and The Christian Response, provides context for understanding sexual deviancy and addresses the familial origins and pathology of such deviance, the political, cultural and social “normalization” agenda of homosexual practitioners, the conflict this agenda has created within the Christian Church, and an appropriate Christian response.

High on the homosexual political agenda list is same-sex marriage. President Bush announced this week his support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. While we would support such an amendment, we believe that if the President is going to use what is left of his political capital to mobilize a national movement to amend our Constitution, there are much more important amendments to consider, starting with one mandating [a balanced federal budget| http://PatriotPetitions.US/intro.asp?id=16%5D (just as most states require a balanced state budget).

That debate aside, if you’re interested in healthy marriages and families, the consequences of broken families and the potential implications of a largely unabated homosexual agenda on the next generation of our children, take a few minutes to read The Homosexual Agenda and The Christian Response — regardless of your theological orientation.

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SAR-SEKIM THE BABYLONIAN

SAR-SEKIM THE BABYLONIAN
October 22nd, 2009 by Frank Walton

Recently translated Babylonian tablet (595 BC) naming Sar-sekim as “chief eunuch” of King Nebuchezzar
“…Recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes” (Dan 4:32).

Jerusalem was captured by King Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian army in 586 BC (Jer 39:1-2). The unpopular prophetic warnings of Jeremiah, mocked by the Judean Jews, had come true. His ministry was vindicated by God’s control of history for His redemptive purposes (Jer 1:10).
“Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon” (Jer 39:3). “Nergal-sar-ezer” means “king Neriglissar” who was the son-in-law of King Nebuchadnezzar, who later reigned over Babylon’s world empire in 560-556 BC.

It is quite interesting that the Babylonian official, “Sar-sekim,” has been recently discovered in an extra-Biblical text that was translated in 2007 from Babylonian tablets in the British Museum. This character’s historicity is validated in this 595 BC tablet naming him as the “chief eunuch” of King Nebuchadnezzar.

The scholar who translated this said, “These officials are mentioned very rarely in these sources…[It] is quite extraordinary.” The Bible is the historically accurate record of God’s intervention in time and space to accomplish His plan of salvation.

Remember that the Babylonians, as world rulers, captured and entered Jerusalem only because God allowed it! God said of the Babylonians, “I will gather them into the center of this city” (Jer 21:4). God gave the city “over to the hand of the Chaldeans” (Jer 22:25, cf. 32:28). God decreed the Jews would serve the king of Babylon seventy years (Jer 25:11), so a purified remnant would emerge to bring the Messiah into the world.

God still oversees history! With massive political changes, economic problems, and world turmoil, we can trust that God is in full control of the universe. Governments rise and fall, but God still has His all-knowing, all-wise, all-powerful Hand in it all. “Recognize that it is heaven that rules” (Dan 4:26).

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Homosexuals give Obama standing ovation

Christine Simmons – Associated Press Writer – 10/11/2009 6:25:00 AM WASHINGTON

President Barack Obama was given a hero’s welcome last night as he addressed the nation’s most powerful homosexual group.

The estimated crowd of three thousand homosexuals and supporters attending the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign gave Obama a standing ovation as he repeated his pledges to meet some long-standing demands of homosexual activists.

Obama restated his campaign pledge to allow homosexual men and women to serve openly in the military. ” I will end ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ he told the crowd.

He offered no timetable or specifics and he acknowledged some may be growing impatient.

“I appreciate that many of you don’t believe progress has come fast enough,” Obama said. “Do not doubt the direction we are heading and the destination we will reach.”

Some advocates said they already have heard Obama’s promises and now they want a timeline. Cleve Jones, a pioneer activist and creator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, said Obama delivered a brilliant speech, but added “it lacked the answer to our most pressing question, which is when.”

“He repeated his promises that he’s made to us before, but he did not indicate when he would accomplish these goals and we’ve been waiting for a while now,” said Jones, national co-chair of a major gay-rights rally scheduled for Sunday on the National Mall.

Obama also called on Congress to repeal the Defense Of Marriage Act, which limits how state, local and federal bodies can recognize partnerships and determine benefits. He also called for a law to extend benefits to domestic partners.

He expressed strong support for the HRC agenda of ending discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people but stopped short of laying out a detailed plan for how to get there.

“My expectation is that when you look back on these years you will look back and see a time when we put a stop against discrimination … whether in the office or the battlefield,” Obama said

“We have never had a stronger ally in the White House. Never,” Joe Solmonese, the group’s president, said at the dinner before the president spoke.

We realize that many do not want to insert the bible into this subject, but like it or not, God does and will have something to say about. Our nation is becoming more and more evil in the things condoned by the laws our government is passing or attempting to pass. The discussion is not merely about human rights, but about the justification of sin, the violation of marriage as God made it, and evil in general.

This example of our President, and Congress, is an example of how little effect God has on the direction of our leaders. Does anyone think that the founding Fathers would have even considered such, or were they familiar with Sodom and Gomorrah.

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The Christian and Racism

A lot has been said about racism recently. Some accuse those who demonstrate against certain government issues of being racist. One of our former presidents recently played the race card. News broadcast help spread the racism issue.

Are there still racist in our nation? I suspect there are. Did it exist in the past in all walks of life? Certainly. Does racism involve all races of people? Yep. Can a person be a christian and a racist? That is the subject we want to explore. 

Since Accuracy In Religion accepts only the bible as the final word on any religious matter, notice some scriptures.

“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him;” “And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him;” “But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons;” “And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear”  “For there is no respect of persons with God.” (Acts 10: 34, 35; Eph. 6: 9; Col. 3: 25; I Pet. 1: 17; Rom. 2:11). We can see that God shows no favoritism. All nations are His creation. Nor does he allow his children to show respect to individuals (James 2). Notice James says “If you show partiality, you commit sin”.

The bible plainly shows that a Christian cannot be partial, whether in race, social statis, government position or in any other way.

The other question we ask is, can a christian express agreement or disagreement on some fact or subject without being a racist. Again, look at the bible. The apostle Paul expressed truth about the idols in Athens (Acts 17:16-34), Peter and John expressed disagreement with the Jewish rulers upon being told to quit speaking in Jesus name (Acts 4). Other examples could be sited, but these will suffice.

For any man to level charges of racism, without factual knowledge of the other persons mind is sinful in itself (Titus 3:2). Also, trying to deceive others into believing an untruth about another is sin within itself (James 4:8). Many honest people agree or disagree on various subjects without race entering the picture. 

It is time for honesty in our nation. People need to be honest in all things. It may seem like to much to ask since many “seek their own” as Paul said, but we need to strive for that characteristic. Stop the lies, false charges, self serving, and “speak every man truth with his neigbor”. Christians cannot be racist and be right before God, but neither can any other man. However, speaking truth, seeking honest answers, standing against deceit and lies, and seeking a host of othe good things, as described in the bible, have nothing to do with race, or ethnic background. THEY ARE ASKING FOR MAN TO DEAL WITH MAN AS GOD EXPECTS HIM TO DO.

Published in: on September 24, 2009 at 4:13 PM  Comments Off on The Christian and Racism