All Christians Please Report For Duty

This article has as its focus the decline of America and our present leadership. Yes there are other important subjects such as prayer and winning the lost to Christ. As a free Nation we all have the opportunity to stand in favor of the Bible. To be silent as to the direction of our country is to be complicit. Cut the cake any way you want but to not speak out for what is right and speak against wrong is sin.

We just elected a new leader. And yes we must give him time. Going on 5 months as President we are slowly learning some things. No one expected the Democrats to get on the Trump team. But we were all hoping he would unite the Republican party. Since the Republicans control the Executive branch and both houses of Congress this thing should be a cake walk.

I love many of the things our President has done. Giving more responsibility to our military, promoting not only our military but also our police. I loved it when he went to Arlington National Cemetery, said the pledge of allegiance with his hand over his heart and sung the National anthem. I love it that he has rescinded some of President Obama’s executive orders. There is more but I find I must speak out on my concerns.

Plus I am much pleased that Hillary Clinton is not at the helm. On the other hand I still have reservations concerning President Donald Trump for the following reasons:

OK, I don’t like his background of casinos, strip bars and his multiple affairs and marriages. I did not like it when he said to the Nation to hear that he has never asked God to forgive him, However that was then, this is now and I am willing to overlook them.

Many of you have told me we are not electing a Pastor. In my view the qualifications should be much tougher. I’m not asking the President to preach the Gospel or the Bible but I do expect him to do the right things such as keeping campaign promises. So far his record is very shaky. To my mind it borders on dishonesty.

Since he said he was going to cut funding to Planned Parenthood if they stayed in the abortion business he should do it.

Since he said he was going to rip up the deal with Iran he should do it.

Since he said he was going to get out of the Paris climate control organization he should do it.

Since he said he was going to move our embassy to Jerusalem he should do it.

Since he said he was going to lower taxes for everyone he should lobby Congress to do it.

I don’t like it that so far, it has been a soap opera by slinging personal insults to those who disagree with him. Say what you want but it is not Presidential and wins no one over who opposes him. It may make you cheer but it is self defeating.

I’ll not list everything as I did not list everything I like about what he has done. I well understand that it takes time to get things done. However in many cases some things that he promised can be done very quickly. Ripping up the Iran deal can be done in minutes. He can move our embassy by simply not signing and extension. He can lobby Congress and the American people to cut taxes now. He can cut funding to planned Parenthood with the stroke of a pen and let Congress argue about it later. They however would lose because the American people are behind him on this one.

In fact the American people our behind him in keeping his campaign promises. Fire away Mr. President. The people will stand by you. Honesty is important in the Presidency and you who think otherwise are not my friends. Here is something else. As it stands right now only 43 percent of Americans say he is doing a good job and 53% say he is not. I firmly believe that if he began to keep his campaign promises his popularity would soar.

Now you better sit down for this one because it is not all his fault. The blame largely goes to those who remain silent and take the cowards path. You that refuse to speak out. You that say we should remain silent and only pray for our President. You are the guilty ones. If Christians all over this Nation would hold his feet to the fire and speak out to keep the campaign promises our country would be headed in a much different direction. More later as I recall…….

 

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President Trump Has Exactly 4 days To Keep This Promise

If Donald Trump wants to have a successful presidency, the only way that can happen is by God blessing.

The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

For those of you who don’t know The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 was sponsored by Sen. Bob Dole, signed into law by then-president Bill Clinton, and became enacted on November 8, 1995. The act stipulates that Jerusalem “should remain an undivided city” and “should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel.”

The law further states that the above should occur no later than May 31, 1999 – but adds the famous “presidential waiver” clause allowing the president to suspend the law’s implementation for six months “if he determines and reports to Congress in advance that such suspension is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.”

All three presidents since then – Clinton, Bush, and Obama – have availed themselves of this privilege, and the embassy has remained in Tel Aviv. Donald Trump campaigned hard on the promise that he would be the president who would finally buck the status quo and actually move the Embassy to Jerusalem. And this is where things get interesting.

On June 1, the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 will automatically take effect unless President Trump moves to stop it

As of the time of this writing, President Trump is physically in the nation of Israel, visiting Jerusalem. Is it possible he will make the announcement to move the Embassy to Jerusalem? Yes, it is possible though not likely probable. As previously stated, he has yet to utter word one regarding Jerusalem as the “undivided capital of Israel”.

But in exactly 4 days from today, on June 1st, the move to finally authorize the switch to Jerusalem will automatically be triggered. All Trump has to do is nothing, just let it happen. This is something that all presidents over the past 22 years did not have the guts to do. At the last second, they all signed the waiver to delay it for another 6 months.

In exactly 4 days from today, the world will know if Donald Trump is the true “agent of change” he promised to be, by allowing the waiver stopping the Embassy transfer to expire. But if he signs a new waiver, then you may rightly expect he will never authorize the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

If President Trump doesn’t fulfill the very promise that allowed him to win against all odds, if America refuses to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, then you would have to ask a very serious and sobering question. And that very simply is this.

What does God need America for anyway, and why should He continue to preserve us, if we cannot acknowledge that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel?

Will he renege? We he put it off for another 6 months and then another 6 months?

You that say you are fundamental Bible believers yet refuse to speak out if President Trump delays the move are simply wind bag blowers and my respect for you is next to nil. More later as I recall…….

Something to Think About—-Something to Do

For me, this life will soon be over. Since I am a Bible believer,  there are two places after death, Heaven or Hell.

God has made the way to Heaven very simple yet few believe His way.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

So what is Jesus talking about? Simply this:

Each one of us fall way short of what God created us to be. We have Broken Gods laws over and over.  It is called sin and each one of us are guilty.

God loves us so much that He sent His son Jesus to pay for our sins. Jesus did so on the cross of Calvary. By shedding His perfect Holy blood there is then a way that we as individuals can have their sins taken away.

Simply put, it is by admitting who we are as a guilty sinner and by putting our belief in Jesus the Christ to forgive us and remove our sins.

Simple but yet few actually go to Him and put their trust in Him and Him only.

Folk seem to want to make it more complicated and muddy the waters. They want to admit they have sinned but insist on adding other things to it, such as:

Their efforts

Not sinning too much

Church membership

Baptism

Being sorry

And so much more. Rather than believe what God says in His Bible they make up their own way even though Jesus said He was the way and the only way.

Why not have a meeting with God right now and admit to Him that you are a worthless sinner and decide right now to put your trust in Him and Him only? He has done all He can do for you by His supreme sacrifice on Calvary. Do it now. When this life is over it is too late. If you do I would love to hear back from you and I will pray and ask God to bless and keep you above the fray of this world as much as possible. More later as I recall…….

Never Criticize Only Pray for Our President

One huge reason our country is losing its way and its morals is because so many of Gods people are silent as to the wrong doing of our leaders. Instead of being a light to the world we are silent and therefore complicit. Just like the man who rapes an innocent child, rather than trying to stop it we decide to get on our knees and pray for the one who rapes. Even civil law teaches silence makes one guilty of participating in the crime.

Of course if you are a Christian who believes socialism and such is not a Biblical issue and that the Bible is silent as to the direction our country should go my only suggestion is that you study Gods word much more.

Time after time Gods word commands Christians to speak out against wrong doing. Few will read this so I will not take the time to cite many Biblical examples but if you are a Christian you should know better.

No where in the Bible does it tell Gods people to just be nice and be pushovers. We are not called to be nice, sweet and understanding of wrong doing. We are called to be Biblical. We are in a war according to the Bible with Satan who makes his home in high places.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

Where do you think those high places are, the garden club? The longer I am a Christian and the more I study Gods word the more I hate sin and believe we as Christians should cry out against the wrong doing our leaders are perpetuating on this once great nation that has been blessed in the past by Almighty God.

Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.  1 Timothy 5:20

This my friend is the opposite of being silent. If Nathan the prophet would have been silent regarding David’s sin what would have become of David and Israel? Instead Nathan the prophet pointed his finger in the face of David and said, “Thou art the man.” It just so happens that when all this took place David was the King of Israel.

Be silent to wrong doing all you want as to our leaders in high places and you make the Devil smile.

You want God to bless our nation? You want God to shower His blessing and I tell you it will never happen if Christians insist on being silent, not just in their prayer closets but openly against those leaders who lead us down the path of wrong doing. More later as I recall…….

Socialism is Immoral and Against Gods Word

Ever wonder why socialism never works? Why God never blesses socialism in any form?

No where in the Bible is it taught that the government has the right to take earnings from anyone and give those earnings to someone who refuses to work because they are lazy. In fact God had Paul write:

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 Thessalonians 3:10

But what about those who can not work because of illness and such? Should we let those folk starve and go without? Of course not because the Bible tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. So should the government take care of these folk? Absolutely not. No where in the Bible is that tenet taught. However God does make a way.

  1. The Bible teaches we are supposed to look to and depend on God not the government. God is more than able.
  2. Family, church and neighbors according to God is responsible.

It is amazing when we practice Biblical truth how God always blesses and does His part. God wants us to depend on Him. That is why God had Peter write:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Him in this verse is not the government but instead God almighty. By looking toward the government to take care of us we are putting government in the place of God which is Idolatry.

Ever wonder why God is blessing America less and less as the years roll by? One huge reason is because we have put government in Gods place as we become more of a socialistic government with each passing day.

Rights do not come from government but from God. It has never been in the Bible for the government to decide what is immoral and what is not. God has already said. Our founding Fathers was well aware of this Biblical teaching and incorporated in our Constitution safe guards to prevent such things. That is why we should elect leaders who adhere to and believe the Constitution.

Socialism is immoral because it directly goes against what the Bible says. More later as I recall…….

 

Where Is The Great Negotiator?

Like Ann Coulter, I am worried. Where is the great negotiator that is going to convince Mexico or Congress or someone to build the wall, China to make the fat kid give up nuclear, rework the Iranian deal, lower taxes, get rid of Obama Care, move our Embassy to Jerusalem, etc.??? If Hillary would have been elected at least we would now have a unified Republican party and since we have the majority in both houses we could stop her in her liberal leftist tracks. Where is the great negotiator that was going to unite our country? We are more divided now than when idiot Obama was at the wheel and it just keeps getting worse. Why is there scandal after scandal?  First our President is accused of leaking classified material to China and H. C. McMasters was there in the meeting and acknowledged it and now our President denies it ever happened? Why does President Trump have to hire his kids and give if nothing else the appearance of cronyism? Are there really not enough conservatives with impeccable records and character that our President can trust?  Yes Immigration has slowed dramatically but if you actually keep up with the news it was slowing greatly at the end of idiot Obama’s term. Yes, our President keeps saying many of the right things but “where’s the beef?” Unemployment by Government magic numbers were also falling and the deficit was also tightening at the end of idiot Obama’s term. Then and now the National debt is still growing and completely out of control. I pray for President Trump and hope above all that our country makes a U-Turn and the things promised actually takes place. Right now we are closer to war than we have been in years. Where is the great negotiator that was going to bring things under control? Right now we are spinning out of control in a dizzy state of confusion.

I’m trying to like President Trump but what is it with his so-called support of Israel and the things that keep taking place? First, Trump tells Israel to stop building settlements. and then recently this:

Planning for President Trump’s upcoming trip to Israel descended into chaos Monday when a U.S. official reportedly told Israeli counterparts that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could not accompany the president on his visit to the Western Wall.

The American official suggested that the holy site is “not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank,” Israel’s Channel 2 reported Monday.  [Source Jerusalem Post]

Sure Mad Dog Mattis is a tough General but mad dog openly is not a supporter of Israel and has vocally said that Israel is a pain in the neck and gets in the way of peace. Are there no tough Generals our President could have picked that are not anti-Israel?

Line upon line President Trump is showing he is not a supporter of Israel. No Prime Minister Netanyahu has not come out openly against Trump but neither did he ever attack President Obama as he knows that would only make it worse.

Here is another huge promise. The Trump supporters refuse to hold the Presidents feet to the fire. Many of them will even tell us that America is now great again.

Perhaps I have been too critical of President Trump from the start when I was alarmed at his open support of immorality, his past life lived as a Democrat, and his admitting he spent his life buying off politicians. Sure I was hoping he had changed but at looking at what is now happening I have more doubts than ever.

Of course we need to give him time. But the problem is we don’t have a lot of time. President Obama ran this country so far in the ground we are on life support. President Trump needs to learn to be steady at the wheel and stop the eradicate nonsense. Stop tweeting short blasts of what is on his mind and act Presidential. Take his case to the people like President Reagan did and stop concentrating on being vindictive trying to destroy all those who disagree with him.

The media is making a fool out of our President and President Trump is not helping his own cause. Stop giving the media openings to fire their lies and missiles. Be above reproach.

Instead of threatening North Korea and Iran have an evening broadcast and draw a red line and stick to it. There is not a doubt in my mind that the majority of Americans will climb on board. Most Americans do NOT want Iran to continue development of nuclear weapons or North Korea to keep testing ballistic missiles. Our military can stop them in their tracks and the majority of Americans will shout a hearty amen.

 

 

 

Most Tragic Mistake a Person Can Make

No One Goes to Heaven Because They Were Good

Asking most folk if they are going to Heaven and they will answer yes. But Jesus said:

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.   Matthew chapter 7

Notice 2 important words……….”MANY”  “FEW”

We read obituaries and that person was such a good person they are now in Heaven. They loved their spouse, loved their children and never met a stranger. Jesus also said in Matthew chapter 7:

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.   Matthew chapter 7

Notice Jesus includes many good works. Yet Jesus said, “I never knew you, depart from me you who work iniquity.” The good works are ruined by the bad works. All the good things you have done are polluted by the bad things you have done.

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.  Revelation 21:8

Notice the word “LIAR.”

How many people must a person murder for a person to be classified a murderer? One say and you are correct. How many lies does it take to be classified as a “LIAR?”  Have you ever told a lie? In know I have and it makes me a “LIAR.”

Jesus is the gate, the door the way to enter :

 

7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.   John chapter 10

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  John chapter 14

Not the church, not Mary, not baptism, not good intentions, not effort, not good works. Jesus is the ONLY WAY.

How a thief in the Bible got Saved from Hell:

There were 3 wooden crosses. Jesus in the middle, a thief on both sides. Now listen to what Scripture says………………

39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

One thief rails against Jesus. The other thief rebukes the other thief and says we are getting what we deserve, but Jesus is not guilty. This thief then looks to Jesus as his only hope and says, “remember me when thou comest into thy Kingdom.”

That’s all it took. To admit you are a guilty sinner and deserve hell. By putting your trust in Jesus the Christ your sins are forgiven and when this life is over you will spend eternity with HIM in Heaven. More later as I recall…….

 

 

This From the Jerusalem Post

“President Donald Trump will express support for Palestinian “self-determination” during a Middle East trip this month, a senior aide said on Friday, suggesting Trump is open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite not having publicly embraced the idea so far.

The comment by US national security adviser H.R. McMaster came just nine days after a White House visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in which Trump vowed to seek a historic peace deal but stopped short of explicitly recommitting to the eventual goal of Palestinian statehood, a longtime bedrock of US policy.”

These next few months in President Trumps administration will be interesting for sure. Sometimes I wonder how ignorant educated people are. Even if one does not read the Bible or believe it there are enough indications that the Palestinians would never accept a two State Solution. They have been offered such on 5 separate occasions since Israel became once more a Nation in 1948.

The Arabs have only one thing in mind and that is to destroy Israel in totality. Giving up more land by Israel is paramount to disaster. Israel giving up more land is a sure prescription for more blood shed and war.

Hoe educated men can not know the score is beyond my understanding.

No permanent peace with ever come to the land of Israel in any scenario until the Prince of Peace comes. The Prince of Peace is NOT President Donald Trump.

As it stands Israel has about half the land that God gave them way back in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. Peace will come only when Israel acquires all the land God has given them and the Palestinians are driven out.

Not whether you or Donald Trump or Abbas believes it but it is what God says.

If President Trump and his administration pushes Israel to give up more land the United States will pay a heavy price. If Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to a two State solution God will severely punish him.  More later as I recall…….

Time and Place—An Actual Event In Your Life

In order to become a Christian there must be a time and place where it took place. No one is a Christian from birth. No one can simply grow into one.

The first birth is a reject and Jesus said, “Ye must be born again.”

Seems strange that some can not remember it happening to them but they claim to be a Christian. You can remember many things such as your wedding, graduating from school, important dates in your life but not remember when you first admitted you were a worthless sinner and came to Jesus the Christ.

You may be 100% correct in all your theology but just as lost as Adolph Hitler. Some get the idea that having some water sprinkled on their head makes them a Christian. Some get the idea that because they look like a Christian, act like a Christian and talk like a Christian that they are one. Jesus said:

21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.   Matthew chapter 7

Never knew you. Never born again. The number will be many.

Others look at your fruit. God looks at was there a time and place that it actually happened.

The first birth required a time and place. The second birth requires a time and place. The second birth requires admitting to God that you are way short of what you should be and turning to Jesus as your Saviour and your only hope. Until that takes place you are lost, whether you know it or not.

It is not reformation. It is not having all the correct doctrine. It is not being a student of the Bible. It is an actual event in your life. It either took place or it did not.  More later as I recall…….

The King James Bible Gods Perfect Bible.

No one can say they have a Bible without error unless they can point to and name an actual Bible and say it has no errors and is perfect in every way. Just do not say you have Gods perfect word unless you clarify it by pointing to an actual Bible.

You may take the position that the Bible was only error free in the original autographs but I do hope you realize the originals are long gone and the best we have is copies of copies. We have no direct copies of the originals.

You may say you have the modern translations but along with that you say that none of these are without error. That being the case you are not sure which words are correct and which are not. If you say, you know which words are correct and which words are not then you should publish a perfect Bible.

You may say that it is Gods thoughts that are most important but you will not find Scripture to back up this claim any where in Any Bible. When the Bible talks about Scripture it is always talking about the word of God not just the thoughts of God.

If we pick and choose what we believe is Gods word we make a folly of Gods word.

The claim that the King James Bible is too difficult to understands contradicts what the Bible says is the real problem. The Bible  makes it clear that unless a person is born again the understanding of Gods word is next to impossible to any great extent.

The Bible does make it plain that Gods word has been preserved and we do have it today. Psalm 12: 6-7  6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. With this we know that Gods word does exist on earth even today and we must decide where it is at. Who does it say will keep and preserve the word of God. Not us but God as promised to preserve His word.

Here are the facts:

No one has ever found a proven error in the King James Bible. Not one, nowhere can anyone show the smallest error in Gods book the King James Bible. This fact is certainly not true concerning all the other modern translations. More later as I recall…….