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Sunday Morning Thoughts From a Christian American Conservative….And When It’s All Been Said and When It’s All Been Done…

March 22, 2014

Christ on a park benchBlessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This morning, as I am writing this, I am dictating into my android phone and thinking about my own mortality.

You see, I’m 55 years old. Nowadays, that is considered to be middle aged, I know. However, the fact of the matter is as I’m getting older I’m realizing that life is unpredictable. As I sit here, one of my family members by marriage is losing her battle with cancer.

She is a wonderful young woman, who will be leaving behind three teenagers, a boy and two girls, and a husband who worships the ground she walks on.  They are wonderful Christian people who, before we were married, asked my wife to come live with them, as she took in this young lady, her niece, to live with her years before.

This remarkable young lady was active in her church, sang on the praise team, home schooled her children, and kept the books for her husband’s business.

To say that the effect of her loss on her family will be hard, would be an understatement.

The thing is, just as sure as I’m sitting here, I know where she’s going.

Soon, she will be face to face with the Savior.

There will be no pain…no fear. She will be surrounded by Heavenly Glory, safe in His arms.

But, what about the family? It will be up to those of us left behind to comfort them and assure them that God loves them and we do too.

Of course, everyone has heard that God does not give us more than we can handle. Another member of my wife’s family, her 50 year old cousin said exactly that this week, after losing a leg to poor circulation.

She then proceeded to ask the poor young technician, who came to her room to tell her about her prosthetic leg that they were going to fit her with, if they were going to give her a “sexy” leg to match the other one.

God has gifted her with a indomitable spirit and a determination to go on living.

And, I guess that’s why I’m writing this blog this morning.

God gave us this life. He guides us through it. He presents with opportunities and gives us free will to make choices, right or wrong.

There are so many times I’ve seen Him move in my life .. so many times that he has made a way for me… so many times that He has shown His Gracious Love for me.

I know that I’m not the only person that feels this way. if you look back now and you’re around my age, you realize what I am trying to say this morning.

God wants us to be happy. God wants us to live and enjoy the life which is given to us

He wants the best for us. He also wants us to take advantage of the opportunities which He presents to us throughout our life, so that when we stand before Him, we can hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

But what does that mean? does it mean we have to live a life locked away in a monastery somewhere away from the temptations of the modern culture around us? Of course not.

However, we have to keep the main thing the main thing. We cannot sacrifice of Christianity for the sake of political expediency. Heaven is a far bigger tent than any political party could ever be.

I would rather find favor with God than favor with man.

Am I an extremist? You betcha.

God said it. I believe it. That settles it.

For in the end, like the popular Christian song from a few years ago, says,

And, when it’s all been said and when it’s all been done, He’ll ask me, ‘Did you find your way, child? Did you know my son?’ And, when it’s all been said and when it’s all been done, He’ll ask me, ‘Did you find your way within, my son’?

Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Savior am happy and blest,

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long.

Political Correctness: The Liberal Sword of Intolerance

March 17, 2014

Liberalism

Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone — except God. – Reverend Billy Graham

Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day.

The big story that was over all the news was the fact that the organizers of the St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City refused to allow activists to turn the parade into a gay pride parade.

It’s not that they would not let them march in the parade. It is the fact that they told them that they had to leave the rainbow flags and their notorious public sexual behavior at home.

And, there’s a reason for that. The St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City is attended by folks of all ages, from the young to the very old. And, Irish New Yorkers for the most part are Catholic, and like the rest of us Christians they believe that homosexuality is a sin. Therefore, as followers of Christ, just like Protestants, they love the sinner but hate the sin. And,outrageously sinful behavior would be inappropriate in a parade celebrating the life of a Saint.

So, why did the gay activists expect them to change the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade into a flamboyant Gay Pride Parade, featuring sexual acts and attire, which would be inappropriate for family viewing, such as one would see in San Francisco, changing a Gaelic Parade into a Gay-lic parade?

Perhaps it is because, due to bullying and activist judges, Gay Activists are starting to get used to getting their way, So much so in fact, that this new group of politically-correct bullies has become known from coast to coast as the “Gay Mafia”.

The organizers’ actions in banning the Gay Activists from the parade yesterday, resulted in New York City’s Communist Mayor, Bill de Blasio, and other Liberal government officials staying away from the parade to show their support for the new bullies.

So, when did standing up for your beliefs and principles and speaking the truth become “politically incorrect”?

I am aware that political correctness has been around for a good while now.

However, when Barack Hussein Obama became President of the United States, political correctness seemed to become magnified by 100 fold.

For example, you cannot criticize Obama without being called a Bigot or a Raaaciiist.

This seems awfully hypocritical to me, because all of the self-proclaimed experts on political correctness called President George W Bush everything but a child of God.

Remember when Obama first got in the office? His Foreign Policy Team told Americans that we could no longer call acts of Muslim Terrorism, acts of Muslim Terrorism. They were to be known from then on as man-caused disasters.

The longer that the Liberals or “Progressives” remain in power, the dumber their attempts to enforce political correctness over Americans seem to be.

Have you heard about their latest mission?

Now liberals want to ban the word “bossy” because they claim that it demeans strong, aggressive women.

Are you kidding me?

What do these liberals want us to call strong, aggressive, overbearing women?

We Southern Gentlemen do not use the other “B” word in public…or private, for that matter.

It would seem to me that the Liberal Democrats have more important fish to fry than trying to police the vocabulary of average Americans.

The fact that their President has a popularity rating that’s in the 30′s should give them a clue that his and their attempts at radically changing America are being met with about as much enthusiasm as a singing concert featuring the dulcet tones of Roseanne Barr.

I believe that the American people are starting to figure out that those among us who claim to be the most tolerant, are actually the most judgmental and intolerant of all of us.

For example, have you heard about what is happening to Christians in the United States Air Force?

You may recall that a while back I wrote about the removal of God from the Air Force Oath. I also wrote about the fact that Christians, serving in our Air Force, are longer allowed to share their faith with their fellow service members.

The latest wrinkle in this politically-correct War Against Christianity by Obama’s Pentagon involves an Air Force Academy cadet.

The controversy began when a cadet leader posted a passage of scripture on his whiteboard with a quote from the New Testament book of Galatians.

I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

His superiors had him erase it, because, according to them, it offended non-Christians and could “cause subordinates to doubt the leader’s religious impartiality.”

According to friends of the cadet, the young man had posted the verse several months ago and considered the New Testament passage as a source of inspiration.

So, why was it acceptable several months ago, but, not now?

Political Correctness.

Do you remember when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that Conservative Republicans,

Right-to-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.

and the before-mentioned New York City Communist Mayor, Bill DeBlasio, publicly agreed with his remarks?

Imagine if the Governor of the state of Mississippi proclaimed that all Democrats, Liberals, and libertarians, gay or strait “had no place in the state of Mississippi because that’s not who Mississippians are”.

Oh, Lawdy.

Democrat Pundits, and Liberal and small “l” libertarian Politicians, on both sides of the aisle, would have a bigger conniption than that of Michelle Obama, if she were told that she had to pay for her own vacations.

Funny. If “political correctness” does not emanate from the mouths of “the enlighted”, it sounds just like hateful bigotry…doesn’t it?

Until He Comes,

KJ

A Heritage of Love 2014

March 16, 2014

I have had a lot on my mind today.   Yesterday, my bride and I spent 10 hours moving my stepson, my Daughter-in-Law, and my 6-year-old grandson, Robert “Bo”…(pictured when he was a baby, at our wedding reception, eating a strawberry off my groom’s cake) into their first rental house. As I watched my grandson lose his mind over his new room and huge backyard, I wondered what kind of future he has before him.

As I have been writing a lot about lately, our politicians seem to be of wont to sacrifice our Constitutional freedom and American Christian Heritage on the altar of Political Expediency and Electoral Victory.

They are intent on sacrificing our Christian American heritage to the whims of popular “libertarian/Liberal” (libertine) culture., pulling a Bill Clinton and sticking their finger up in the air to see which was the winds of popular culture are blowing today.

To be blunt, the only hope for our children and grandchildren’s future is if they return to their Christian American Heritage…and a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ.

In 1912, Memphis Commercial Appeal Editor C.P.J. Mooney, wrote the following as a Christmas gift to his readers.  It remains immensely popular to this day.

Jesus, the Perfect Man

There is no other character in history like that of Jesus.

As a preacher, as a doer of things, and as a philosopher, no man ever had the sweep and the vision of Jesus.

A human analysis of the human actions of Jesus brings to view a rule of life that is amazing in its perfect detail.

The system of ethics Jesus taught during His earthly sojourn 2,000 years ago was true then, has been true in every century since and will be true forever.

Plato was a great thinker and learned in his age, but his teachings did not stand the test of time. In big things and in little things time and human experience have shown that he erred.

Marcus Aurelius touched the reflective mind of the world, but he was as cold and austere as brown marble. …

Thomas a Kempis’ ”Imitation of Christ” is a thing of rare beauty and sympathy, but it is, as its name indicates, only an imitation.

Sir Thomas More’s ”Utopia” is yet a dream that cannot be realized.

Lord Bacon writing on chemistry and medicine under the glasses of the man working in a 20th century laboratory is puerile.

The world’s most learned doctors until 150 years ago gave dragon’s blood and ground tails of lizards and shells of eggs for certain ailments. The great surgeons a hundred years ago bled a man if he were wounded.

Napoleon had the world at his feet for four years, and when he died the world was going on its way as if he had never lived.

JESUS TAUGHT little as to property because He knew there were things of more importance than property. He measured property and life, the body and soul, at their exact relative value. He taught much more as to character, because character is of more importance than dollars.

Other men taught us to develop systems of government. Jesus taught so as to perfect the minds of men. Jesus looked to the soul, while other men dwelled on material things.

After the experience of 2,000 years no man can find a flaw in the governmental system outlined by Jesus.

Czar and kaiser, president and Socialist, give to its complete merit their admiration.

No man today, no matter whether he follows the doctrine of Mill, Marx or George as to property, can find a false principle in Jesus’ theory of property.

In the duty of a man to his fellow no sociologist has ever approximated the perfection of the doctrine laid down by Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount.

Not all the investigations of chemists, not all the discoveries of explorers, not all the experiences of rulers, not all the historical facts that go to make up the sum of human knowledge on this day in 1912 are in contradiction to one word uttered or one principle laid down by Jesus.

The human experiences of 2,000 years show that Jesus never made a mistake. Jesus never uttered a doctrine that was true at that time and then became obsolete.

Jesus spoke the truth, and the truth is eternal.

History has no record of any other man leading a perfect life or doing everything in logical order. Jesus is the only person whose every action and whose every utterance strike a true note in the heart and mind of every man born of woman. He never said a foolish thing, never did a foolish act and never dissembled.

No poet, no dreamer, no philosopher loved humanity with all the love that Jesus bore toward all men.

WHO, THEN, was Jesus?

He could not have been merely a man, for there never was a man who had two consecutive thoughts absolute in truthful perfection.

Jesus must have been what Christendom proclaims Him to be — a divine being — or He could not have been what He was. No mind but an infinite mind could have left behind those things which Jesus gave the world as a heritage.

Please allow me to leave you today with an early song from a group that got started at Heartland Church in Southaven, MS, when they were kids. They are now all college age young Americans who tour throughout the South.  Here’s Dave’s Highway.

Until He Comes,

KJ

November 2014: A Chance for Redemption (A KJ Op Ed)

March 13, 2014

americaneagleflagYou and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream — the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” – Ronald Reagan, Address to the nation, October 27, 1964

I miss the country I used to know.

The America that was respected all over the world. ..”One nation under God…indivisible…with liberty and justice for all”…where children were raised to love God and country and were taught that anyone could be successful in this great land, if they worked hard enough.

When did the American Dream turn into our National Nightmare?

I know it wasn’t during my parents generation. After all, they were the greatest generation. When all of our American Heroes returned home from World War II, they set upon the task of building a better life for themselves and their families. Then, somewhere along the way, as things got better and better, things started to change for the worse.

Remember how they referred to the Kennedy Administration as Camelot?

It was because there was still a hopefulness in America…an unbounded optimism that we could not only make a difference in our own nation, but that we could go out and make a difference in countries not as fortunate as ours. Then, after the tragic assassination of JFK, something changed. President Lyndon Baines Johnson somehow turned the country’s optimism into pessimism, concerning the future of minorities in our nation.

He told America’s minority population that they could not achieve the American Dream of their own accord. They had to be assisted by a benevolent nanny-state government.

This pessimism became entrenched in the very fabric of our society, as young people began to tune in, turn on, and drop out, protesting the Vietnam War and the very parents who brought them into this world in the first place.

As this pessimism continued in the 1970s, it turned into a malaise during the Carter Presidency,. as Carter’s Domestic and Foreign Policies proved to be failures.

After the debacle of the Carter Presidency, we were waiting for something good to happen…and it did.

A plain-spoken gentleman from the Midwest named Ronald Wilson Reagan told us it was time for “Morning in America”.

This country experienced a resurgence in national optimism and international stature during President Reagan’s 8 years in office. Then, when he left, things started to unravel once again. We endured a sexual predator in the White House and the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil.

And now, after 6 years with an inexperienced community organizer occupying the Oval Office, America is facing challenges domestically and in the field of Foreign Relations, that we have never seen before.

However, our domestic challenges are not just of a political nature. They are moral and cultural challenges as well.

The faith of approximately 70% of our population is being attacked on a daily basis by a government whose founding documents reference Our Creator.

Additionally, those of us who believe God’s Holy Word, as found in the Bible, are being called bigots and are being marginalized as being out of touch with the viewpoint of the majority of America’s population.

Even, if we clearly are not.

Meanwhile, all around the world, America has lost stature, because we have a president who does not believe in American Exceptionalism and would rather bow to other world leaders then look them in the eye and represent America from a position of strength and as a World Power.

As we head toward the 2014 Midterm Elections, it is up to us as Americans to decide what kind of country we want.

Do we want to return to an America that is fiscally sound, with a culture and character that is admired all over the Free World?

Or, do we want to watch the “Shining City Upon a Hill” continue to tarnish and decay as those who are supposed to be serving us, serve themselves instead, while following, intentionally or unintentionally, the failed nanny-state philosophy of Marx and Lenin?

On January 25, 1974, Ronald Reagan spoke the following words in a speech which has come to be known as “The Shining City Upon a Hill” Speech…

Somehow America has bred a kindliness into our people unmatched anywhere, as has been pointed out in that best-selling record by a Canadian journalist. We are not a sick society. A sick society could not produce the men that set foot on the moon, or who are now circling the earth above us in the Skylab. A sick society bereft of morality and courage did not produce the men who went through those year of torture and captivity in Vietnam. Where did we find such men? They are typical of this land as the Founding Fathers were typical. We found them in our streets, in the offices, the shops and the working places of our country and on the farms.

We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so. The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia. In the days following World War II, when the economic strength and power of America was all that stood between the world and the return to the dark ages, Pope Pius XII said, “The American people have a great genius for splendid and unselfish actions. Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind.”

We are indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth. 

This November, this country will, once again, make a choice.

I pray that it is the right one.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Matthew McConaughey Schools the Liberal Elite With an “Attitude of Gratitude”

March 9, 2014

Matthew McConaugheyEvery good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. – James 1:17 ESV

Last Sunday Night, Matthew McConaughey won the coveted Academy Award for Best Actor, for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof in the film “Dallas Buyer’s Club”.

However, as memorable a moment as that was for the accomplished American Actor, what he did next endeared him to all of us average Americans out here in “Flyover Country” and left “the smartest people in the room” out there on the Left Coast and in the “Center of Civilization”, the Liberal Northeast, scratching their heads in bewilderment.

Upon accepting the award, McConaughey said,

First off, I want to thank God, ’cause that’s who I look up to. He’s graced my life with opportunities that I know is not of my hand or any other human hand. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Lawton who said ‘when you got God, you got a friend and that friend is you.

What is so fascinating about this, was the reaction from Liberals.

You could have heard crickets in that theater as he was thanking the One who created him.

To those of you who read my Blog faithfully, by now, I’m probably sounding like a broken record, but there is a cultural divide in this nation.

If you look in electoral map, you know one of those maps that device the country into red and blue states and shows exactly what area of the country voted for whom, you will notice that this cultural divide parallels the difference between the red and blue areas. The area which the Liberals call “Flyover Country”, and which I refer to as the Heartland of America, is represented on these maps as a vast sea of red, with maybe a few blue areas here and there. You know…areas like Memphis, Tennessee, Atlanta, Georgia, or Austin, Texas, which are Democratic strongholds and hold most of the Liberal population of their state.

So, what am I trying to say? Am I trying to say that Liberals do not know who God is?

Not at all. Liberals know who God is, because with a 78% Christian Population in America, while a Liberal might not have been raised in a Christian Family, they have relatives who are or they have friends and acquaintances who are believers.

In many cases, Liberals put God in a box and bring Him out when it is to their advantage. For example, when they are at a wedding or a funeral. Or, in the case of our present president, when they’re speaking to a large group of people and attempting to act as if they are a devout Christian

The Liberal Elite simply feel that God is not “cool enough” to be a part of their culture. You see, the Lord “slows their roll”.

While God gives us unconditional love and forgive us our sins, he expects us to live within the guidelines, which are established in His Holy Word. And, without ambivalent morality and situational ethics, today’s liberals and their political leaders would be forced to take responsibility for their own actions. And, screenwriters in Hollywood would actually be forced to produce quality scripts. So, instead of a show about gangs and drugs, they would have to write a movie like “Mr Smith goes to Washington”.

Oh, the humanity.

So…what was it that Matthew McConaughey said that was so wrong in the eyes of the liberal elite?

He simply said that the wonderful opportunities that he had received in his life were not of his own making. He told those pompous jackwagons that God is the Giver of all good things.

McConaughey also said that gratitude is reciprocal. In other words, if you remain humble and grateful to God for all the things that He has given you, then He will continue to bless your life and make a way for you, when there is no other way.

I know from my own life, that I would not be here today if not for His Unfailing Grace.

And, if those who consider themselves the smartest people in the room could just understand that simple fact, then we would not see any more senseless deaths like those of Heath Ledger and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

And, babies would not be taken from their mothers wombs before their birth.

Yes, I am a dreamer. I see things as they are and dream of what they could be.

I wish that all Americans knew the Triune God… the God of Our Fathers, who gave us the Sacred Land.

Then, the Hollywood Liberal Elite and the Liberals on the East Coast, including the Halls of Power in Washington DC, would know what we know here in the Heartland of America:

When you have God, you have everything you need.

God is good. All the time.

Until He Comes,

KJ

The War Against Christianity: When “Trolls” Attack

February 23, 2014

Christian America Fish LogoCatching flack for sticking to my Christian American Conservative Principles in nothing new for me.

My posts, concerning American Christianity, seem to “touch a nerve” in both Liberals and Atheists, alike. (But, I repeat myself.)

Their reaction has hardly been unexpected.

Of course, those Liberals and Atheists who responded, over the years, immediately denied that our Founding Fathers were Christians and that our country was founded on a Judeo-Christian belief system.

Evidently, they had never read anything, except what their like-minded, non-believing soothsayers, allowed them to.  Or else, they would have read historical documents like President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, written on November 1, 1777, and found at wallbuilders.com:

The committee appointed to prepare a recommendation to the several states, to set apart a day of public thanksgiving, brought in a report; which was taken into consideration, and agreed to as follows:

Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of; and it having pleased him in his abundant mercy not only to continue to us the innumerable bounties of his common providence, but also smile upon us in the prosecution of a just and necessary war, for the defense and establishment of our unalienable rights and liberties; particularly in that he hath been pleased in so great a measure to prosper the means used for the support of our troops and to crown our arms with most signal success:

It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the 18th day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor; and that together with their sincere acknowledgments and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their manifold sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor, and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance; that it may please him graciously to afford his blessings on the governments of these states respectively, and prosper the public council of the whole; to inspire our commanders both by land and sea, and all under them, with that wisdom and fortitude which may render them fit instruments, under the providence of Almighty God, to secure for these United States the greatest of all blessings, independence and peace; that it may please him to prosper the trade and manufactures of the people and the labor of the husbandman, that our land may yield its increase; to take schools and seminaries of education, so necessary for cultivating the principles of true liberty, virtue and piety, under his nurturing hand, and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

And it is further recommended, that servile labor, and such recreation as, though at other times innocent, may be unbecoming the purpose of this appointment, be omitted on so solemn an occasion.

One of the first reactions to my posts, by the Liberal/Atheist responders continued to deny Jefferson’s Christianity.

Atheists like to bring up the fact that he wrote a version of the Bible which left out Christ’s miracles.  What they are reluctant to do, though, is explain why he wrote his book that way.  David Barton explains on wallbuilders.com:

The reader [of a newspaper article which Barton is replying to], as do many others, claimed that Jefferson omitted all miraculous events of Jesus from his “Bible.” Rarely do those who make this claim let Jefferson speak for himself. Jefferson’s own words explain that his intent for that book was not for it to be a “Bible,” but rather for it to be a primer for the Indians on the teachings of Christ (which is why Jefferson titled that work, “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth”). What Jefferson did was to take the “red letter” portions of the New Testament and publish these teachings in order to introduce the Indians to Christian morality. And as President of the United States, Jefferson signed a treaty with the Kaskaskia tribe wherein he provided—at the government’s expense—Christian missionaries to the Indians. In fact, Jefferson himself declared, “I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus.” While many might question this claim, the fact remains that Jefferson called himself a Christian, not a deist.

Finally, the Eight Per Centers who replied to my blogs insisted that Crosses and other Chrstian symbols have no place in the Public Square.  They wish for Christians to remain unseen and unheard from, worshiping in private.

Well,  y’all can wish for a unicorn to magically appear in your backyard…but that ain’t gonna happen, either.

As a free nation, all you who are non-believers have every right to exercise your faith.

However, as Orthodox Rabbi Daniel Lapin of the Jewish Policy Center clearly explains:

[I] understand that I live . . . in a Christian nation, albeit one where I can follow my faith as long as it doesn’t conflict with the nation’s principles. The same option is open to all Americans and will be available only as long as this nation’s Christian roots are acknowledged and honored.

…Without a vibrant and vital Christianity, America is doomed, and without America, the west is doomed. Which is why I, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, devoted to Jewish survival, the Torah, and Israel am so terrified of American Christianity caving in. God help Jews if America ever becomes a post-Christian society! Just think of Europe!

Is the Rabbi prophetic? I pray that he isn’t. 

I have, however, noticed in the last few years, a propensity among those who have not been raised in a Christian home, to be intolerant toward those who have….staring with the individual who sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

Americans’ Christian Faith, of which 78% of us, according to Gallup, still anchor our lives around,has been the Solid Rock upon which our nation was built. To deny that, is to deny reality, to re-write history, and, to, quite frankly, endanger “the Shining City on a Hill”.

As President Ronald Reagan said, 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. 

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Craigslist Killer Says The Devil Made Her Do It

February 17, 2014

Craigslist KillerThe “Craigslist Killer” has been arrested. A 18 year old Pennsylvania girl named Miranda Barbour is accused of joining her husband in the murder of  Troy LaFerrara.

However, she claims that she has also murdered 19 others. And, on top of that, she says “The Devil made her do it”!

According to dailyitem.com,

Miranda said when she was 4, she was sexually molested by a relative.

Elizabeth Dean, Miranda’s mother, confirmed Saturday that her sister’s husband was later arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

“It was bad,” Dean said. “I never let (her) stay anywhere except for my sister’s house, and I was devastated when I found out.”

Nine years later, Miranda joined a satanic cult in Alaska. Soon after, Miranda said, she had her first experience in murder.

Barbour said she went with the leader of the satanic cult to meet a man who owed the cult leader money.

“It was in an alley and he (the cult leader) shot him,” she said, declining to identify the cult leader.

“Then he said to me that it was my turn to shoot him. I hate guns. I don’t use guns. I couldn’t do it, so he came behind me and he took his hands and put them on top of mine and we pulled the trigger. And then from there I just continued to kill.”

While in the satanic cult, Miranda became pregnant. The cult did not want her to have the baby, so, she said, members tied her to a bed, gave her drugs and she had an “in-house abortion.”

However, her mother on Saturday said that when Miranda told her about the abortion, she took her daughter to a doctor who said there were no signs of an ended pregnancy.

Miranda said she spent the next three years in Alaska, continuing in the satanic cult and participating in several murders.

“I wasn’t always there (mentally),” she said, adding that she had begun to use drugs. “I knew something was bad inside me and the satanic beliefs brought it out. I embraced it.”

During those three years, Miranda said she became pregnant again.

“And I moved to North Carolina,” she said. “I wanted to start over and forget everything I did.”

She left Alaska as a high-ranking official in the satanic world, leaving the father of her second pregnancy, a man named Forest, the No. 2 leader in their cult, who was murdered.

Back in 2009, examiner.com posted an article about Satanic Cults and their involvement in crime and murder,

“The adherents of this violent [quasi-]religion number over 300,000, ” claims Lieutenant Larry Jones of the Boise, ID Police Department.

“The kids become involved in sacrificial rituals, violent song lyrics, Satanic symbolism, suicide notes or recordings, all enhanced with illegal, mind-altering drugs, which play a major role [in the drama of a Black Mass]. And the added secrecy of the cult members makes estimating their numbers impossible.” says Detective Jerry Simandl, a veteran of the Chicago Police Department and assigned to the Gang Crime Task Force.

Are there any estimates based on other information or police intelligence? The San Francisco Police Department’s Sandi Gallant can only estimate that ” … at most 1% of Heavy-Metal music fans become seriously involved in the occult.”

It should be pointed out that when Det. Gallant talks about Heavy-Metal music, she isn’t referring to bands such as Guns & Roses, Metallica and other popular musicians, but to the sub-category of HM music known as Black Metal, played by bands that are truly underground with a limited audience.

The question is, how many Americans actually believe in Satan?

Per a story posted on patheos.com on 9/21/13,

Almost six in ten Americans believe the devil is real, and more than half think that people can be possessed by demons. 

Those results are from a recent YouGov poll of 1,000 respondents, though it’s not clear how reliable the numbers are — I couldn’t find an explanation of the methodology. YouGov says its poll has a margin of error of three percent.

When you drill down past the headline and summary, you can see which religious adherents are most likely to believe that Satan exists. To no one’s surprise, “born-again” Christians top the list at 86%. The Lord of Darkness is met with a lot more skepticism in non-Christian circles: only 17% of Jews and 25% of Muslims believe that he’s real, as do 20 percent of Nones.

One odd poll result is that education level appears to be a bad predictor for devil-belief. YouGov tells us that 39% of high school dropouts think that exorcism is an effective way to deal with demonic possession. That number climbs to 49% for respondents who have “some college, and it’s still a fairly staggering 44% among post-grads. I’m not sure that makes sense: almost every other study I’ve seen, foreign and domestic, indicates that more education drives down superstition.

There are internal anomalies, too. When asked Do you believe someone can be possessed by the devil?, only 11 percent of Jewish respondents answered “Yes”; but when the question was Do you believe in the power of exorcism?, 37% of Jews answered in the affirmative. I don’t think that computes.

One thing to keep in mind is that Jews form only about two percent of the U.S. population, and Muslims less than one percent. If YouGov managed to find a representative sample of 1,000 people living in the United States, only 20 respondents would have been Jewish, and only eight or nine would have been Muslim.

Indeed, in this survey, the 11% of Jews who believe someone can be possessed by the devil came from a sample with only 23 Jews. The 37% of Jews who believe in exorcism came from a sample size that’s in the single digits. Those sub-samples are way too small to accurately represent the larger Jewish or Muslim population. As always, the devil is in the details.

Several years ago, thanks to the CBS television show, “Touched By an Angel”, Americans became fascinated by angels.

Then, about ten years ago, people started becoming fascinated by “ghost hunting” reality programs such the silly “Most Haunted”, a British Import from the BBC and the American Programs “Paranormal State”, “Ghost Adventures”, and the popular “Ghost Hunter”.

Now, if Americans can believe in angels (which they should) and ghosts, is it such a stretch that Satan and his demons can affect our lives?

In fact, regarding those ghost hunting shows, a former Pastor of mine, told me, “As Christians, we know where we go when we die, right? What makes you think that these”ghosts” these programs encounter aren’t really imps and demons playing games?

Something to think about…

So, do I think that Miranda Barbour killed all of those people because she was involved in a Satanic Cult?

It is a very distinct possibility.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12

Until He Comes,

KJ

America and the Son of God

February 16, 2014

American FreedomI have been writing a lot lately about the Culture War going on in our nation and the war between Christianity and those who would rather our nation ignore the “Faith of Our Fathers”, because if we do, we are a more subservient to the will of those who stride the Halls of Power.

Unfortunately for “The New Pharisees”, us darn American Christians are still alive and well, by the Grace of God.

According to The Hollywood Reporter,

Church groups are seeking to take over entire theaters for opening night screenings of Son of God, the upcoming movie about the life of Jesus Christ.

Various religious organizations throughout the country have been buying out screens and distributing tickets to groups of thousands of people for “Theater Take-Overs” on Thursday, Feb. 27, the night before the film’s officially released, according to production company Lightworkers Media.

Crossroads Church in Cincinnati is bringing thousands of people to a Cinemark theater, where Son of God will be showing on 13 screens at the same time.

“Our church bought out every screen in the theater,” Crossroads’ Brian Wells said in a statement. If anyone comes to the theater to see another movie that night, they’ll be out of luck, unless we have a few extra tickets to give them!”

There are a few other theater buyouts for Son of God scheduled at Cinemark locations throughout the country, according to the theater chain’s marketing and communications head James Meredith.

“It’s very interesting to see this level of excitement around the movie,” Meredith said in a statement. “The interest level for meetings, events, screenings and buyouts seems to be on par with that of major blockbuster, tentpole or franchise movies.”

Mega-church pastor Rick Warren is buying out screens in eight different theaters throughout Orange County.

“I’ve seen most of the films about Jesus produced in the past 50 years, and Son of God is the best,“ Warren said in a statement. “We’re excited Jesus is back on the big screen, and we’re going to fill the theaters. I want every other faith leader in America to do the same. Whether you can buy out a whole theater, or just one screen, now is the time to show up. This is a rare opportunity to bring the story of Christ into our mainstream culture. We want to see Jesus in movie theaters where sight and sound can open up our senses and let grace come in. The message of the Gospel deserves to be on the big screen – and this is our chance to see it there.”

Other churches and organizations, ranging in size from 10,000 to 4 million, are distributing tickets for a “Theater Take-Over.” Some pastors will also buy out screens showing the film in Spanish and Korean. There’s even a Catholic “Theater Take-Over” planned for Miami.

Various business leaders throughout the country are also donating tickets to churches and non-profits.

Son of God is a version of the hit Bible miniseries, featuring new and used footage, focused just on the story of Jesus Christ. The Bible averaged 11.4 million viewers during its five-week run on the History channel and became the top-selling miniseries on DVD of all time.

What a concept.  A movie about the life of Jesus Christ, aimed at attracting the 75%  majority of Americans who proclaim Christ as their Savior.

Why, next thing you’ll be telling me is that a well-known Hollywood actor will also produce a movie about the Life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, with English sub-titles, which will stay in release for 156 days, and bring in a worldwide gross of $611, 899,420.

Oh, wait…

I am a Christian American Conservative. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I will not apologize for the greatest country on Earth.

There has been a lot of conversation during the reign of Barack Hussein Obama The First, within the ranks of American Conservatives. In-fighting about what political philosophy and attitude to take. Should Conservatism be abandoned for the same kind of pseudo-intellectual arrogance and snarkiness that the Liberals practice with regularity and glee?

Or should Americans embrace Conservatism? Which kind of Conservatism? Fiscal? Social? Beltway/Moderate/Independent (a.k.a. Squishy)?

The Republican Party has been practicing “Squishy” Conservatism since the Clinton Administration. We are currently living with the consequences of that. Practicing this political philosophy of relative ethics and relative morality is akin to building a house on shifting sand.

Americans do not tolerate vacillating leaders for very long. Look at the problems besetting The Magnificent One, Barack “Scooter” Obama. Few Americans, except for his Far Left sycophantic base, are still buying the “Hope and Change” he is selling. And, they are upset with him because all of his promises of a “Socialist Paradise” have proven to be empty ones,

He even tried to reach out to the rank and file of his party and the Independents (one or two) who still might support him by attending church a few times over the years, such as on Easter Sunday when, once again, he held a photo op at Allen Chapel, a historic African Methodist Episcopal Church, founded shortly after the Civil War. These actions came from the man who once said, “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation…” and who regularly worships at the Sanctuary of the Holy Basketball Court and kneels at the Sacred Putting Green. But I digress…

Conservatives have a great opportunity ahead of us this November. But we will blow it if we do not present a united front. Our country is under siege from enemies, internal and external, that want to turn the “shining city on a hill” into a third-world barrio. We don’t have time for Internet Flame Wars, questioning the legitimacy of each other’s Conservatism. Nor do we have the luxury of wasting time ridiculing another Conservative for being old-fashioned or Christian. It’s time to man up. The barbarians have knocked down the gate and they are ransacking our homes. They have burdened future generations with a tax burden that may be insurmountable.

For our children’s children’s sake, we must politically repel these invaders who wish to make us subservient to their failed ideology.

It is time for America to reclaim Our Heritage and, there is only one way in which we will be able to succeed: and that, is through the Power and Grace of the One Who Made Us and Bestowed Upon Us this Sacred Land.

I wish to leave you with the words of the greatest American President in my lifetime. There are those who say he wasn’t a believer. I beg to differ.

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.“

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

“We are never defeated unless we give up on God.”

“We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.”

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”

“Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.” – President Ronald Reagan 2/6/11-6/5/04

Until He Comes,

KJ

Fascism in an Age of “Redefining”

February 14, 2014

White House Youth CorpsWe are living in an age of “redefining”.

Words and phrases are being redefined by liberals or progressives in order to change societal norms to advance their political agenda.

For example, what Americans use to call a one night stand has been redefined as a “hookup”.

What we used to refer to as drug addiction has been redefined as someone’s “right to lead their own life”.

What we used to refer to as a baby in their mothers womb has been redefined as “an inconvenience” for the woman carrying it to discard at their leisure.

What was formerly referred to as a sexual preference or deviant sexual behavior has been redefined to as a “struggle for Civil Rights”.

Moderate Democrats have been redefined as “Republicans”.

Republicans have been redefined as “The Conservative Base”.

Average Americans, living in the Heartland of America, have been redefined as “Bitter Clingers”.

Libertines are redefining themselves as being “Conservative”.

American Evangelical Conservatives have been redefined by the Obama Administration as “Terrorists”.

This “shift in societal norms” has been going on for years. However, since the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama, Progressives have felt empowered…unencumbered by the previous “restrictions” placed upon them by the moral and ethical values of average Americans like you and me.

Ever since Obama took office, all those societal issues which we previously thought were long ago decided upon through our Founding Documents and by the popular vote of the majority of God -fearing Americans are being overturned by Propaganda Campaigns,  Judicial Activism, and Executive Orders issued by the Prevaricator-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm).

This political power grab concealed as a “shift in societal norms” is very reminiscent of the time in Germany History known as the Weimar Republic, a time period between 1919 and 1933, immediately before Adolph Hitler took control of the country and the German Constitution became effectively meaningless under his Third Reich.

The country itself during this time was a coalition comprised of numerous political parties, each battling one another for control of the German people.

Additionally, Germany was suffering under the weight of serious financial challenges. Inflation was out of control and 6 million Germans were unemployed.

Hitler took advantage of the chaos and rose quickly to power, making promises he knew that he could not keep and taking advantage of the population’s feeling of hopelessness desire for change.

Sounds familiar, huh?

So, how did a psychotic megalomaniac rise to a position of power, through which he was responsible for the almost-extermination of Europe’s entire Jewish Population?

Adolph Hitler, a former church acolyte and house painter, rose to power, literally by organizing the average German Citizens into a “civilian army”.

Yes, boys and girls, Hitler was a Community Organizer.

Hitler was a master Rhetorician. He was a mesmerizing speaker, who spoke the words and made the promises that the disillusioned Germans so desperately wanted to hear.

They were already upset and resentful of the other European Countries, feeling as if they received a raw deal from the Treaty of Versailles, signed at the end of World War I.

Additionally, Hitler used a strategy of Class Warfare, stirring up resentment by Germany’s poor and working class citizens toward an indigenous group of German Citizens, who were perceived to be wealthier than the rest of their countrymen, and therefore, “responsible” for the horrible economic plight which German found themselves in.

Hitler chose the Jews because they were easily targeted and identified, due to their different appearance from the average blonde German Citizens, and ridiculed their strict moral code, and the unique rituals of their faith.

**cough cough** American Evangelicals **cough cough** Bitter Clingers **cough cough**

The future Fuhrer promised the Germans that if they made him Chancellor of Germany, he would offer them hope and change the terrible economic situation which the proud German people found themselves in.

This hatred of “the wealthy foreigners” and distrust in their own present system of government, were used by Hitler to turn average citizens into bloodthirsty thugs.

However, once Hitler came to power, the Germanic people soon found themselves in a long, seemingly endless, national nightmare in which they were not only worse off than they were during the days of the Weimar Republic, but, they were also spending all of their national resources of Hilter’s mad quest to conquer the world, while their kitchen pantries remained empty and their husbands remained unemployed, if they weren’t “conscripted” and sent to the Front Lines of World War II.

Additionally, their children were recruited to be a part of a Youth Movement, designed to sing the praises of an ever-expanding Facist Government, and to actually spy on their own parents and fellow citizens.

See something, say something.

So, by now, some of you are saying,

KJ, have you completely lost it? You’re over-dramatizing things a bit, aren’t you? President Obama is not Hitler. He’s not building a new “Third Reich” nor perpetrating a “New Holocaust”. If he is any thing, he’s a socialist.”

So, tell me then, what was the full name of Hitler’s Political Party? Wasn’t it the National Socialist Party?

To return to my original statement, we are in an Age of “Redefining”.

America’s Liberal Leaders and their lapdog Main Stream Media, have systemically fabricated, obfuscated, ignored, and downright lied about the systematic erosion and elimination of societal norms, which have been foisted on the American Public through Propaganda, Judicial Activism, and Executive Order.

Average Americans, like you and me, have been isolated and harassed by Obama’s IRS, for daring to hold a different Political Opinion than “the Ruling Class”.

American Christians have also been harassed, Evangelicals identified as “Terrorists” in U.S. Military Training Classes, and Christian military members have been told that they cannot share their faith with other members of our Armed Forces.

Additionally, “So, help me, God”, was purposefully removed from the US Air Force Oath.

Now, hear me out: I am not saying that Obama is the re-incarnation of Hitler. There have been so mass murders of American Christians. At least…not yet. 

Although, there is the anihilation of four brave Americans at the US Empassy Compound in Benghazi, Libya that he needs to provide a legitimate answer for.

So, what is the solution? Will we, like Europe and the average Germans, suffering under the of Hilter’s Third Reich, require other countries to come to our aid and “rescue” us from an out-of-control, tyrannical Central Government?

NO, WE WONT.

You see, regardless of what the current occupier of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue says and does, America is a country like none other. WE ARE EXCEPTIONAL.

We are well-experienced at dealing with tyranny.

As Ronald Reagan once reminded us,

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

And, that, my friends, was the reason for the formation of the TEA Party Movement.

We can fight this “Tyranny of the Minority” at the Dinner Table and at the Ballot Box.

To paraphrase the legendary Revolutionary War Hero, John Paul Jones,

We have not yet begun to fight!

Until He Comes,

KJ

Obama Delays Employer Mandate. “I Can Do Anything I Want.”

February 11, 2014

obamadoctorDateline:  Monticello

At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”.

“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson’s study.

The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.

The French president is here in the U.S. on a state visit”Doling what he wants, evidently means acting as if there is no Constitution, nor 2 other Branches of Government…especially when it comes to attempting to “fix” his Signature Legislation, Obamacare.

WSJ.com has the story…

Most employers won’t face a fine next year if they fail to offer workers health insurance, the Obama administration said Monday, in the latest big delay of the health-law rollout.

The Treasury Department, in regulations outlining the Affordable Care Act, said employers with 50 to 99 full-time workers won’t have to comply with the law’s requirement to provide insurance or pay a fee until 2016. Companies with more workers could avoid some penalties in 2015 if they showed they were offering coverage to at least 70% of full-time workers.

The move came after employers pressured the Obama administration to peel back the law’s insurance requirements. Some firms had trimmed workers’ hours to below 30 hours a week to avoid paying a penalty if they didn’t offer insurance.

A senior administration official said the shift was a response to businesses’ concerns, though the official said no one reason was behind the change.

Under the original 2010 health law, employers with the equivalent of at least 50 full-time workers had to offer coverage or pay a penalty starting at $2,000 a worker beginning in 2014. Last year, the administration delayed the requirement for the first time by moving it to 2015.

The new rules for companies with 50 to 99 workers would cover about 2% of all U.S. businesses, which include 7% of workers, or 7.9 million people, according to 2011 Census figures compiled by the Small Business Administration. The rules for companies with 100 or more workers affect another 2% of businesses, which employ more than 74 million people.

Monday’s announcement of fresh changes comes as the administration weighs how much of the law to adjust in the wake of its troubled rollout. Health care is expected to be a central issue in the November midterm elections.

And, rightfully so.

Obama acts as if we are all merely serfs, and he is the Lord of the Manor, acting completely oblivious to the System of Checks and Balances put in place by the brilliant gentleman whose home he visited yesterday, and the rest of our Founding Fathers.

This is not some Community March he is trying to organize, this is America’s healthcare System, which was already the finest Healthcare System in the World, before he and his mindless minions in Congress started screwing it up.

As I write this, my beloved bride lay in a hospital bed, awaiting a stress test this morning, in order to determine why her blood pressure has skyrocketed.

Needless to say, I am grateful to the One Who Made Me, that Obamacare is not fully implemented, yet.

The harsh reality of my and my family’s future existence being controlled by a Federal Government, who cannot even properly construct a stinkin’ website, makes me glad I place my faith in the God of Abraham and not in a President.

Now, see if you can follow this:

I have actually been told by Liberals and “Fiscal Conservatives” (but, I repeat myself) that I am “selfish” in my concern that, as a lifelong severe asthmatic, I will not have an affordable, life-saving, health insurance plan available to me in 2014, after ObamaCare.

According to projections, which the Obama Administration itself issued back in July 2010, officials knew the devastating impact of ObamaCare three years ago.

Additionally, according to the Federal Register, its mid-range estimate was that by the end of 2014, 76 percent of small group plans would be cancelled, along with 55 percent of large employer plans.

The reason?

Current plans don’t meet the requirements of ObamaCare, which dictate that each plan must cover a list of essential benefits, whether people want them or not.

“Essential benefits” like Free Birth Control and Maternity Care.

Excuse me, Soooper-Geniuses…but, after a certain age, those “benefits” are not longer “essential”.

I am alive today, thanks to the American Healthcare System that your “messiah” and the rest of you Liberal idiots, on both sides of the political aisle, are trying to turn into a money-making arm of the Federal Government, not out of any altruism, but out of an unbridled lust for control of Americans’ lives from cradle to grave.

Take your rapidly-tanking “Affordable Care Act”, along with your over-sized and under-stuffed craniums, do something anatomically impossible…and disappear.

Average Americans, like myself, my family and friends, and the land that we love, will be a lot better off.

Until He Comes,

KJ


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