Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why Isn't Japan Some Kind Of Atheist Paradise?

Dear Sam Harris..et al....:
Look no further...your "paradise" awaits....you have several options:

Why complain and moan about being a minority in the US?....when you can live in Japan or North Korea....

From Wiki: The 2000 survey by the Yomiuri Shimbun found that 76.6% of Japanese do not believe in a specific religion.[32] The number fell to 72% by 2005, with only 25% believing in religion and 20% practicing faith.[34] According to Steve Heine in 2011, less than 15% of Japanese believe in gods.[35]

Why is this not an "atheist paradise"...since "religion" is certainly the main "problem" in the world? (according to many atheists).

I am surprised that every red blooded atheist has not emigrated from our horribly repressive and dangerous "religious" country...the backwards USA...right?

...and if you are really hard-core you can move up to North Korea...now there's a real gem

wiki has: currently 64% of the population irreligious and only 1.7% Christian.......hooray!!!! right?

get a clue....{atheists} are in the dark room, blindfolded...ears plugged...holding an ebola-carrying big, black rat......and thinking it's a small cat..

meow...meow....lol...

ps  Atheism doesn't save your soul...it anesthetizes it... until death...JC Goodman

Friday, October 17, 2014

The god Of Atheism Is Dead !

One may say that I am a believer in the dead god of atheism...

I am not denying your god's existence......why do you deny Ours?

Everyone knows there is a Creator of the universe and all living things.

Just be honest and confess the Truth.

Until you have intimately known Christians for YEARS; or lived 2000 years ago...and walked with Christ or His followers.... earnestly for YEARS.....then...you have not EARNED the credibility to tell me that there is no substance to the case for my God's existence.

...and THEN the world will believe you.....

Anything less than this course of action is dishonest.

Our God is NOT a textbook theory god......(that you can understand by reading a book or having an understanding of the deepest desires of your fiancee in an hour).......that is what "atheists" cannot get

...notice I say CANNOT get......because God chooses whom to reveal Himself to; When it is the appointed time..

sorry atheist....FYI.....ITS NOT ABOUT YOU....

My GOD is RELATIONAL to be experienced relationally... growing in the  knowledge of Him daily.....following Him, experiencing His peace and love...to worship the Lord , meditating and rejoicing in Him.......this is also what "agnostics" cannot get.

How can people who deny the existence of  {anything "science" has not observed}...like souls, love, peace, and joy.....understand anything beyond mere mortal existence?

HE IS INVISIBLE...YET EXISTING.....Almighty ....yet apparently weak to the agnostic...

This is by design......He doesn't want robots....to boss around......He wants faithful Children.....living in the Faith...Faith in the Truth that... He loved, loves, and will love greatly and He has His Wonderful Forever in store...

This Love was demonstrated through Jesus Christ....and we are witnesses by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Will of God.

Eternal Life is not merely existing forever...it is knowing The God of Love and Light and His Son Jesus Christ..and sharing in the fullness of the Knowledge Of Him together in Unity by His declared Word and the power of His Name.

For...It is Written... The Son of God, The Christ, The Word has come in the Flesh..so we could be Redeemed To God and Have Eternal Life and enter into His Covenant through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ants Are Smarter Than Humans (Get Some Humility)

Consider a trail of common ants....their precise cooperation, their perfectly "patient" instincts....the team working hard in harmony to maintain the unity and the goal for all....for their queen.

vs

Rush hour traffic in any big city...with its many inept and clueless, single commuters in their selfish, unpaid for, huge SUVs or giant trucks. Observe the rude gestures, the rage, the selfishness, tailgating, impatience, the accidents, mayhem, pollution...and wasted energy/productivity...

{All that}...just to earn...what can only be consumed in {one} consecutive day....each sacrificing inordinate time from their family and friends....and no guarantee of living past a consecutive minute.

clearly...the ants have it...

capiche?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Christians and The Nationalism Dilemma

As A Christian...I am compelled to stand against the hypocrisy of uber-nationalism that I find to be a detriment to the family of our Faith. I follow the One who declares that His Kingdom is {not} of this world. I am now dead to the world and I live in Him.

Gal. 6:14
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Phil. 3:20
 For our citizenship is in heaven; whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

In Him we are strangers and pilgrims....waiting for our home ...that will come from heaven....

I do understand Romans 13...quite well...

But, that said; we find no imperative for any cause to up-sell; so called "American Exceptionalism"....or even to get offended by any slander or burned flag against "our country"...whatsoever. To me; and my thinking in Christ; a relational death...{is actually}...a relational death. It is in Christ alone; Who we live for until death. If we serve Him; we serve our country well.

Our perspective countries; are nothing more than geographic boundaries; where we have to live at the present. I happen to live in an affluent and stable country at present; but was it not the wisdom of Solomon; who declared, "all is vanity"?

Paul, an Apostle of Lord Jesus also concurs: Phil. 3:5-8
...5 circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.7 But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,...

The higher you lift up an idol....the greater its fall. In today's world; instability to any nation could happen quickly. We need to hang on to the promises in Christ; not some cheesy political slogan.

The higher you lift up an idol....the greater its fall. In today's world; instability to any nation could happen quickly. We need to hang on to the promises in Christ; not some cheesy political slogan..like..."Make America Great Again"....

That's funny...I was waiting for the U.S. to become even, "Nominal"....

When: She had bullet trains, and compensated teachers, policemen and firemen, more than actors and sports players. When we could go, maybe a month without a mass murder...and companies would keep their jobs here...raise the heartlessly low minimum wage, and lower the cost of housing to 25% of income....and amend the vague, inapt, and unfinished  U.S. Constitution.

As a Christian; I am called to love people that are in the world; I am not called to have a hypocritical passion for any part of the world and its inherent corruption.

John warns : 1 John 2:15 ..."Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

If you have a scriptural reference or insight that can show otherwise; I would be happy to consider it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hope For Relational Death With Siblings - Letters From The Dead

‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
    and to turn away from evil is understanding.’

There are three ways of looking at relational matters. 1) How do I feel about it?

2) How do others feel about it?  3) What is the objective reality? (What is God's Word on the issue?)


Homeless, penniless, and abandoned by any hope of help from any sibling....in late August 2011; I had some baggage to lay down. Baggage; that I can describe as a widely held traditional view of holding on to familial relationships {at any cost}; even those that are beyond repair.

As a Christian since March 2009; I laid the lordship of my own life down; and received the Lordship of the One who was nailed to a Cross and died in my place; fully atoning for {all} my sin. Jesus Christ was resurrected with a new, glorious body and yet lives as the Lord of the Universe right now.

By my Faith in Him, I received a new Birth, a gift of His Holy Spirit and entrance into His Kingdom eternal. By Baptism by Faith in Him, I was reckoned to be [In Him] and {my old, man of willful disobedience to God} was nailed to His Cross....

In {His Resurrection}; I am called to also walk in that newness of life.....free from the bondage {baggage} of sin....in righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 

Can we not do the same with dysfunctional relationships? Well, that is what I did in August 2011.....I am still waiting in hope for the resurrection(s).

Herein lies the wisdom from my God. The {relationships with the baggage were condemned to death}...not the people...

1) People are not condemned ....
2) All the guilt of the past is wiped away....
3) There is no more living in the past....
4) People are free to participate in a resurrected, baggage-free relationship if they choose to do so....
5) Each new revived relationship; has new Christian standards....

Loving one another as Christ has loved us...with His unconditional, self-sacrificial Love....willing to bear relational uneasiness for Christ's Kingdom's sake and patiently and faithfully enduring trials therein....even until death....

The first start is to love without hypocrisy....speaking honestly and truthfully in love, 
and not gossiping behind the backs of loved ones....

This is not new wisdom; this is what I have found in Paul's letters in the New Testament.

This is my story .... and I am sticking to it. 

If this sounds good to you...give me a call...or email.

I am only dead to the past...I am alive to the hope of the high calling in Christ Jesus Our Lord.

Amen.         "Wisdom is proved right by all its results"  from Luke 7:35

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Real Atheists Are Indifferent To Faith

To whom it may concern:

What could bitter, protesting, protestant "atheists" ...possibly be adding to their inapt and unjust case against Christianity?

My God knows..my God cares....He is reaching toward them with His light....to the "sighted" sightless........even with their denial and cursing of the light....

....and if the roles were reversed?

Most atheists cannot even converse decently with their opponents....let alone....
sacrifice their own life for their enemies' sake. I say this after reading hundreds of vulgar
and inappropriate posts in an online discussion forum.

Show us this peace and love and forgiveness for humanity that "atheism" brings?

We see {the bankruptcy} in your every post....and every blasphemous word.
You are still holding The Crusades, and The Inquisition court sessions.....that have not been understood in context and forgiven.

We all have a free choice of every thought...whether to hold to it or deny it...
So, stop whining.......and accept the faith of others gracefully...just as we have accepted yours...

Also, stop the suppression and persecution of genuine faith....and then you will be {real atheists}...just ignoring people that believe in {"myths"}.

...oh those silly "Santa" followers....actual empathy for our delusional "reality"....

...anything more is fake......period.

 Any questions? Any answers?  Have you nurtured your inner indifference today?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What Fake Atheism Adherents Don't Get....A Parable

It's really pretty simple...

A building has a gas leak {"Athiest's" House}....and the "atheist" is inside the house....unaware...and has no sense of smell...no "evidence" of a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas.

The neighbors that really care.....knock on the "atheist's" door...the "atheist" is still alive....but is annoyed by the rude knock at the door. These neighbors are not their to annoy; but to save the person from certain death.

The clueless "atheist" lacks the sense of smell; and rejects the neighbors' pleas to re-think the situation and flee to safety....(based on the truth of actual danger). Again and again; the neighbor's pleas are rejected...and we see that it is evident that {atheists} are the captains of their own predicament.

This scenario is crystal clear ....if that person remains there unmoved..they will die.
Therefore even if the "atheist's" door is pounded down and broken into....it would be worth suffering their anger and hurled insults (like a rabid dog) at you; to save their life...

Therefore, it cannot be considered rational for an "atheist" to get offended; if someone trashes their belief system..

What I have experienced here {online debate forums} is unenlightened and cynical "atheists"; who have taken their identity from "atheism".

The evidence of this is their lack of indifference to people of actual faith in my God...

A real atheist is indifferent...I have had many real atheist relationships.

The real, enlightened ones...understand that we of actual faith are  just doing our job....and are not threatened...

ergo....there has been peaceful coexistence under my roofs for years...I love and have loved my atheist roommates...they are nice..

and yet I have been prejudged by many of the {atheist posters} as this mythical, judgmental monster....

without listening to my warning...when you judge others...you judge yourselves...JCGoodman

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Apology To Atheism........Wisdom Is Justified By Its Results

So called "atheists" need a place to drink....they are thirsty....their religion of death only offers thirst, poverty.....on one extreme.....or fake, smug enlightenment
conditioned by favorable circumstances....

1) Faith is universal...if you are breathing....you have faith. The minority cannot decide to take a definition for millenia and attempt to hijack it......

2) Religion is universal.....because life is not about an {I am} statement...it is about {I do} statements.
Thought , words and deeds from the heart is religion.

.....the most universal religion is simply..."I try to be a good person, obey the laws, and try not hurt anybody"

No matter what people call themselves....the fact is the above religion remains.

those two facts destroy the whole foundation that willful agnosticism...erroneously called "atheism" tries to stand on.

3) Life is not material only.

Is the person rich who has amassed the most wealth?

or is the richest person the one that has given away the most percentage of their wealth?

which statement do you think represents the words of the wise?

which statement represents the words of Jesus Christ?

which statement represents...the prevailing thoughts words and deeds of the world of humanity?

4) The denial of God equals the denial of sin, evil, soul, after death, judgement...
.....so atheists claim...."I simply lack belief in a god"...is not a true statement

5) atheism is a negative....which offers nothing but death

by being a proud atheist....you are being proud of death

that is why you find it so offensive.....

any questions......any answers.....what is in your heart?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Greatest Enemies of Mankind

As I was reading the passage of Scripture in Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places."....

I was thinking of all the loud voices on the American media that continually want us to focus on the enemies of crime, those enemies of war or the state, unjust laws and practices, bad policy, inept or even "evil" ideology, and political leaders themselves.

This kind of undue and inordinate attention on these "enemies" can certainly distract us from discerning the greatest enemies of all mankind. The Lord Jesus Christ has made this abundantly clear from His life and from His words.

In Mark 12:30, 31 it is written:
30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’[a] This is the first commandment.[b] 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no other commandment greater than these.”

In light of this revelation from the Kingdom of God....from the King Himself...we can clearly also draw a conclusion. That the greatest enemies are the the unseen enemies that would; 1) stand in the way of and oppose giving ourselves completely as living sacrifices to our God and His will and purposes for each of us; and 2) stand in the way of and oppose our absolute devotion to love others sacrificially; without condition or condemnation.

In Luke 9:23, we read:
And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.

Surely the current or former U.S. President is not stopping us from loving God with all our heart, soul, mind or strength. Surely our perceived lack of "freedom" or the "Axis Of Evil" is not preventing us from reaching out to the poor with mercy. That abortion clinic or "gun control" law isn't making anyone stingy toward God. The rumors of wars and socialism to come cannot make our love grow cold...

Let's get it straight...to discern the greatest enemies...

1 John 2:16 :
"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world."

1Timothy 6:10 :
"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs."

1 John 4:18 :
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love."

We should all know very well that the world mostly uses fear to accomplish its ends. The Kingdom of God will vanquish this common and terrible enemy called fear; and His love is its greatest conqueror.

Matthew13:18 - 23
18 “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.[b] 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

In light of this truth; let's stop whining, worrying, and sowing fear about the political woes of the world; and not engage in arguments over how to best solve them. We should have discerned by now that this; in and of itself; is a strategy of the enemy; namely to divide and scatter God's chosen. 

I pray that we wisely put our full energy into serving the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life; so that now we can walk in His resurrection power and take part in destroying the works of the devil, the arch enemy of The Kingdom Of God. We do this as we proclaim and live out Christ's gospel everywhere in this evil world. We also lay down our lives for one another in His name and shine His light as we walk in His love by faith in Him.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Favoritism And Sports...As Sons Of God

...I have recently been attending High School Varsity basketball games. My friend's son is the Athletic director for the High School.

We only attend the Home games. At the first game I was very partisan....only cheering for "our side"...and thankfully..."our side" won the game....Yeah!!!!

But....at the next game....last Friday night ...I was in a very joyful spirit...and a different frame of mind. I actually began to think...not as a partisan....as we are programmed by our culture...but....more like God....no respecter of persons...

So, ...I started clapping.....not just for "our side"....but for the other side as well....

And as I thought about it more...it dawned on me......this is simply ...basic practical Christianity

If I make a basket....It is good and worth  applause.....no matter what side I am on.....
If I trained and practiced and prayed and attended...(sowed)...unto God....I would expect the reward of applause from all of God's people...

..not just ...."our side"

This is the same principle that I use for political partisanship and zealous nationalism; also.....I think it is childish, divisive, and doesn't bode well for unity.

What do you think?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Fallacy of Political Labels

Is it possible that everyone doesn't fit in a political label? If a person has not professed to be a "liberal"...why should he/she be labeled one? Labels are mostly for
children, medicine and ppps....pedantic, political pundits....GRIN...

But seriously, as a follower of Christ; (a non-partisan)...I think that labels are for the skin deep....and seriously impede constructive, political discourse.

The more rigid one's partisanship....the more it will be a weight around their neck.....and compel them to rigorously defend their illusive grasp on their narrow interpretation of political reality.

The only place where true, political reality is....The Kingdom Of God and His Christ the King.

If a person defends a "liberal" stance on one or two issues...it doesn't make that person fit a "box".

Why can't  we understand that the goal of discussion is to understand the other person's view....not to just practically communicate the inappropriate attitude ..eg.."yeah...that's another one of "those" people.

I have been labeled a left winger....but I actually think that privately administered schools would be better.....that's not a "liberal" talking.

As a Christian...I am "pro-life".....which includes gun control and the opposition to unnecessary, pre-emptive wars.

I also am "pro-education".....and I actually have a "conservative" stance on this issue; which simply stated...

I strongly propose private schooling...that comes with public money....with only the minimal, "safety" strings attached.

At the end of the day.....apt government is about what is {just for all}...and what actually {works....for all}.

...but ...."Labels are for the limited"....JC Goodman

Capital's Unquenchable Quest For Mammon

..Here in the 21st century...Sodom...the world.... is under a historically unparalleled GLOBAL....economy.

..since 1981....we have seen the astonishing expansion of Capital's.....unquenchable thirst for cheaper and cheaper labor...and expendable people...who
are valued to be worth less and less...and abused in many parts of the "developing world".

...while people can be heard in multitude speaking out against ...this injustice or that one...

NEWS FLASH...game over.... Capital has won....Labor has been defeated....The war on Labor has prevailed...in disgraceful triumph!

I am astonished at the lack of mainstream news coverage about this global war on labor.....that was attempted to be misdirected to the inapt and murderous "war on terror".

Last time I checked....Al Qaeda...or... Obama; the popular catch-all for blame....was not responsible for the prevailing U.S. (sub-1964 buying power) minimum wage that forces many, hard-working people to need government/assistance programs for food and shelter. These prevailing low wages have had a major impact on the ultimate decline in living standards in major parts of America's cities...like Detroit.

Child and slave-like labor, unsafe working conditions, etc. seem to not be newsworthy, unless there are inevitable tragic events involving deaths from this negligence; in the amount deemed significant by media standards.

I have only heard the lone voice of the Pope...speak out in warning....and identifying this snowballing economic paradigm shift in the world. There is an overt, aggressive attack on what is just; what leads to peace; and what most would deem as noble in terms of labor compensation.....as its manipulated devaluation continually oppresses the world's people economically with indifference.

 ....Yes ...we saw it well illustrated in the enslavement of the Israelites....in Egypt.

How can a person who loves righteousness; be silent about this horrible quest for mammon.....under the guise of this global, libertarian labor market....advertising...."economic freedom"...."free trade"...?

When actually it is the old, Egyptian Slave Trade.....in new packaging...
where the world's forgotten people...are left at God's mercy...in Capital's ever increasing by-product.....slums and wars.

Thankfully...the Lord will call His Son.... "out of Egypt".....again when Jesus Christ returns.....

Until that day.......woe to those who call good ..."evil"......and call evil...."good".

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

America.....Repent...To Christ... And About Your Nation

Some have said:

"There is no better system than [America]"...and go on to ascribe the USA's current
  problems to the President in hyperbolic, partisan terms. Terms like "Anti-God", "Anti-American", "Socialistic", and "Imperialistic".

The only solutions that they offer is their narrow, right-wing ideology, and  partisan voting strategies....that will..."turn the country around" and "stop the damage".

These are odd statements coming from  mature, Christian political pundits on the radio. Especially from a country that has continually propounded the falsehood that all three of its branches of government are "equal". Not only do they not back up their inapt assessments with logic and Scripture; they also don't even invite any opposing viewpoints to expose their vacuous errors.

 Others have said:

"If you invent an economic system that is better than capitalism, you will be a mega-billionaire and have enormous amounts of money to help the poor of the world and other causes about which you feel strongly".

The Lord already did.. He said...It is more blessed to GIVE than to receive.....and commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves.

This was demonstrated perfectly and zealously in Acts 2.......not 21st century Sodom..... America.

Cut-throat capitalism.....hardly fits....and Mexico is the perfect example....of an incredibly prosperous Aristocracy..(number 12 largest economy in the world)..but with very little regulation and so much corruption......over 85% of that "Catholic Capitalist Country"...has desperate poverty...and cannot run over the border fast enough...

Therefore; ...this arrogant and exuberant exaltation of "Of the public...limited government" or any one economic or political system shows the lack of this essential understanding....that the sovereign purposes of Almighty God behind any political leadership in any country can yield favorable results for His purposes.

This is why we, as Christians, are told to pray for our leaders....not to erroneously criticize them, complain, and offer vain "solutions".

Joseph's position In Egypt that the Lord God gave him....was a DICTATOR......yet God's will was done and this story is part of Scripture's Blessed Canon....any questions?

God's command to Pharoah in Exodus.....was "Let my People Go"...not... "Stop your Anti-God, Socialistic Dictatorship".

In Jesus Christ we have left "Egypt" already...and our citizenship is in heaven....This is the mature perspective that we are called to....not.... voting "Tea Party".

....so when I hear all this exuberant exaltation...of any man-made "ISM".......I can destroy it with my axe in five graceful blows........

America has 5% of the world's population and spends about 40% of the world's spending on weapons of death and destruction...

The sign of maturity ...is pressing on and walking worthy of the high calling to which we were called....and sacrificing like the widow that Christ praised in proportional
giving.

Concerning America's generosity.......Jesus said.....when you do a good deed...
Matthew 6

1 "Take care! Don't do your good deeds publicly, to be admired, because then you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. 2 When you give a gift to someone in need, don't shout about it as the hypocrites do -- blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I assure you, they have received all the reward they will ever get. 3 But when you give to someone, don't tell your left hand what your right hand is doing. 4 Give your gifts in secret, and your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.

....so when I hear all this boasting about how much U.S. money is given.....it's wealth..

I answer with the perspective I find from the mouth of Christ....not a pundit on Christian radio..

Living in a culture that values material wealth and power and fame.....and has an entitlement mindset....of what can I get......but I don't want to pay taxes....is where we are at......while our infrastructure and stability as a nation is in peril.

Many seem to ignore the relationship of America's God-forsaken....Anti-Christian culture.....its divorces, crime, murders, unjust war, incarcerations, suicide, and drug use....and war on labor.....with its UNIQUE BRAND of toxic capitalism.....under the guise of this "false economic freedom"...

......Perspective....with maturity..is what we need to seek by God's Grace.

When we were children....(spiritually speaking....being in Christ...therefore being Israel through Him).....we had many laws that God in His wisdom gave us because He saw that it was Good.

.....How can we think that we can take away these laws...less regulation......which equals right-wing ideology...and come out with a just outcome?

I have been on this forum for 2 months...and NOBODY has been able to answer this....maybe you might try.....?

...Democracy and small, limited government...is only worshipped in America...but they are not found in the Bible...and world history doesn't support their success.

When I read right-wingers writing...and your writing.....I see that you acknowledge the sin of humanity....but you cannot connect the dots to apply it to apt government. It is obvious to many that BECAUSE OF GREED AND SIN....more regulation and laws...therefore...more liberal government...in the true sense of the meaning...liberal.

 Some have said....
 "It is the job of the Christian Church to gradually and
incrementally over the coming decades, centuries, and millenniums to make
America a better nation state."

When Jesus saw a tree was bearing no fruit....He did not bless it.....Axe to the roots of this truth- and-justice-choking, idolatrous, divided, Plutocracy!

....The first step in making America a better place.....is for people to .
1) Repent....(greek)...Re-think the esteeming of America better than it really is.....Romans 12:3
2) stop worshipping it more than the Kingdom of God.....Matthew 6:33
3) take a big axe and destroy the lies about America EVER being a God fearing Nation...when Scripture clearly records Israel's devout periods under God-fearing Kings...Chronicles....
4)take a big pair of scissors....and seriously get rid of all idols.....starting with our unnecessary and practically non-workable Congress ...democracy, usury, and re-regulate capitalism and labor to 1964 standards...and re-negotiate the true meaning of fair and reasonable labor compensation....
5) Establishing a Non-Partisan....Board of Directors...in lieu of Congress to actually get things done

 ...Remember when Israel repented ...how things turned around for them...

....Now...do I think this will Ever Happen ?...even though I believe with God it would be a great choice...

I am not here to throw a wet blanket on anyone's enthusiasm...keep it for the Lord....but just remember His words..and His apostles' words

Matt. 24:12 "And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold."

Peace be unto you.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Imagine... Re-written...

Imagine there's no democrats......
                         And no republicans too.....
 No liberals or conservatives.....
                                    And no libertarians too...
   Imagine all the people...
                                  United in One Perfect King....
   You may say that I'm a Christian...
                                              But, I'm not the only one...
     I hope someday you will join Us....
                                            When the Earth is new again.....
   Imagine there's no money....
                                             No material hoarding to do...
  Plenty of love for everyone...
                                          And no more dying too...
Imagine all the people...
                                        Being in perfect peace...
You may say that I'm not from here...
                              But I'm not the only one...
  With the King we'll live forever...

        Heaven and Earth will be as One.....

"When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all". 1 Cor. 15:28
                                                                              

                                                                                       .....to the rhythm of a famous song.....

Saturday, January 04, 2014

My Wonderful Government-Run Health-Care Plan

With all the negativity about Obama-Care in the media....it's time for folks to get another side of the story....from someone who is actually on U.S. "government-run" health care...via my State.
 At 53, I was without health insurance for my whole life...I managed to get by with low-income community clinics..(horrible)...I even crossed the border into Mexico...(dangerous)...in times of severe pain and misery; I was forced to use the E.R. (more horrible)...and this has been the Republican plan for the uninsured for decades now.

The message I have heard from the Republican platform has consistently been:  I am rich.....You should be too...USA health care is #1... and doesn't need any changes....If you can't afford health insurance...too bad.....go to the E.R..

The message of the Democratic  platform has been and still is : We would rather have universal Medi-care not-for profit health coverage....but we will compromise with  whatever we can force
out of the other party of the reactionary, liberalphobes...and see what we come up with....which is called Romney-care/Obama-Care.

 What does health care look like when one has a serious health crisis and they don't have insurance? People are forced to go to a hospital. Maybe a hospital in the Los Angeles area; where you must line up and pass an airport-style security clearance with x-rays...before you enter a waiting room with literally hundreds of people waiting....Oh, about eight hours average....on a slow day. Unless they see blood or you can't breathe...your chances of being admitted to a hospital stay is slim.
Then wait for the bill....that plunges many into home and food insecurity; and/or bankruptcy.

Without health insurance, I had to pay the full amount for MRIs, medications, anesthesia, etc.  with my credit card. Thank the Lord..I had good credit...the cards, and a decent limit...otherwise I would have been
homeless and bankrupt.....This is all courtesy of the failed, fear-mongering, regressive policies of  the merciless on the radical right.

With the help of financial aid...I was still over $6,000 in debt....with no job, and disabled...and was refused needed surgery. The "death panels"...that the right made up as a fear-mongering media blitz....was just a lie; as well as the typical lying hyperbole that oozes from their overpaid media pundits.

The real death panel...is my experience of going to a hospital with acute Sciatica...very painful....needing immediate care; you cannot walk, stand, or sit, nor sleep...and they literally kicked a 52 year old disabled man to the curb...
after falsely accusing me of "drug seeking"...the most horrible nightmare.

Almost every country in the world would have treated me and admitted me into a hospital....but U.S. patients do not have the rights to request MRI's....unless the god-like U.S. doctors; who never make mistakes; think that you are worthy....Yes my friend...the death panels are only for the uninsured.
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Now I will tell you my story; briefly of what it looks like to be on government health care...that I acquired recently on 10/30/2013... I couldn't be happier with
the care I have received.....Medicare/Medicaid works very well...it just needs to be reformed.

First...I was granted disability benefits....no thanks to the ruthless right.
Second I was reimbursed thousands for my medical payments.....no thanks to the ruthless right.
Third...I have had very good "Standard Plus" health and dental insurance... I like my doctor...He even works on Saturday! Once I had a bad migraine....and I was able to see my doctor...that very afternoon....

It's about time...that my fellow Christian family....actually obey what Romans 13...and James 3  teaches....and decide to not be part of spreading healthcare misinformation and rumor for purely personal, partisan reasons....

Remember...Medicare for all is the goal.... 

Why should health care have any different funding.... than the U.S. military?     Should we have for-profit .....war insurance?     When the firefighters put out your house fire...should you get a $45,000 bill? It's the same illogical conclusion.
       
Bottom line.....the Right  wanted a dinosaur (Romney-care)....and baby that's what we've got ... We have reaped what was sown.....
Any questions?...Any answers?...seen a death panel lately?                   

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Biblical Hypocrisy.....Explained.....

It seems like I need to explain the Biblical definition of hypocrisy....with actual scripture...to oppose those who are using a Biblical word in a worldly fashion.

Some quotes from Scripture:

"You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”"
Matthew 15:7-9 ESV
"If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless."
James 1:26 ESV
"If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen."

These are but a few of the many scriptures on Biblical hypocrisy...

....Which is.... the act of someone pretending that they are so close to God and truly know Him ( in their own minds and to those deceived by the outward appearances)...but their fruit and/or practices....and words that they speak or write....tell of a person who really doesn't personally know the Lord very well....by their hard-hearted questions......by their contempt for the Truth and the freedom it brings (from the legalism that they hold onto) by really knowing it by experience.....by their mocking statements that  attempt to subterfuge the actual Truth (but it cannot be true because THEY don't think so).

Hypocrites will cover their own unbelief and unwillingness to study scripture and seek, ask, and knock themselves....with their emotional show of severe disdain for the things that they personally hate....
...yet have ...ZERO TO DO WITH GOD, HIS WORD,  AND WHAT HE HATES...

They are very artful in peppering questions to their adversaries....Matt. 12:10

And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"-- so that they might accuse Him.

Another is Luke 20:1 - 8....is classical, Biblical hypocrisy.

The most telling sign of a hypocrite...is that they don't know that they are one...and they can't see real hypocrisy...so they make up their own definitions of hypocrisy.....to put another notch on their self-righteous scoreboard.

Jesus said....don't be deceived....hypocrites will be known ( by those not deceived ) by their fruit.

Biblical hypocrisy....is a very serious charge...and should not be thrown around loosely; according to our Lord....Matt.5:22

We are all hypocritical at times....because we are not perfect.....but there are some you can smell three blocks or three posts away!!!!   he..he..he.. Any questions? Any answers? Know any modern day Pharisees?

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Christian.....How Partisan Are You?.... In Twenty Questions

 Yesterday....I answered several questions offered on a political discussion post....that asked a loaded "How are your views on {any "ism"}?   Most of my answers were not yes or no....which would be a typical sign of a centrist.

For example.....the glass of water filled to the halfway mark; some say .."It's half full".....some..."it's half empty".....a centrist says..."it's both at the same time"....which view is the least limited and allows the most freedom?

These are some questions to consider...if one were to gauge
their level of mild to staunch partisanship.

 1) Do you vote for a particular party all the time..year after year?

 2) Do you vote for the party that promises the lowest taxes....because you would like to have that money?

 3) Do you deserve everything you own because you earned it with your sweat?......

 4) Does God own everything; teach us to be generous, and we own nothing (outside of Christ)..but we are stewards of what we've been given, and God gives wealth by grace.

 5) Should I complain, name call, and  get upset when an elected government passes a law that doesn't have anything to do with suppressing the Gospel Of Jesus Christ...eg... raises taxes....?

 6) As A U.S. Christian...should my citizenship be exalted above a mere legal status?

 7) As A Christian...Am I a stranger and a pilgrim; whose citizenship is in Heaven..seated in Christ..in His Kingdom...and not of this world?

 8) Are my individual legal rights more important than the right of collective society to justly curb them?

 9) Is man's government the problem?

10) Is man's government the solution?

11) Is man's government useful and instituted by God...and ultimately under his final Justice. (Does Jesus Christ have the Last Word)?

12) Do I blindly accept every comment about  U.S government policies according to the particular view of the media?

13) Do I google search and fact check, and ask the Lord for wisdom and clarity on controversial policy issues?

14) Do I love my President and all in authority and pray for them as Jesus Christ taught?

15) Do I curse and badmouth and judge the hearts and motives of elected people that all have to answer to Jesus Christ..including myself?

16) Can you calmly disagree with a Christian with a different point of view and hold a discussion  with the respect that you would also give to Christ?

17) Can you back up each answer to these questions with at least two scriptural references?

18) Are there any scriptural references that point to partisan preferences to the size government should be?

19) Have you considered the U.S. Constitution to be unjust, inapt, vague, and corruptible to a fault; and in need of reformation? Why or Why not?

20) Have you considered the U.S Constitution to be a fixed canon that is perfect and complete and unchangeable?  Why or Why not?