Monday, August 18, 2014

Racism and Justice

Hey guys!!!  Now this one MIGHT be a little controversial.  Honestly, I don't know.  I don't even really know exactly what all I'm gonna type out yet, so we can go on this ride together.  I just wanted to throw out that disclaimer in case I say some stuff that is not politically correct....which I almost certainly will (and of that I am proud).  Political correctness just bogs down the dialogue and sensors the conversation, but I digress. ANYWAY....here we go!!

So there is a lot of racial tension going on right now in America over the Ferguson, Missouri incident in which Michael Brown was shot 6 times by a police officer (even though he was unarmed).

THIS SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL!!

Frankly, it is annoying to me that people care SO MUCH about this in comparison to the other things going on in the world right now.

I agree that it is certainly bad.  I even believe whole-heartedly that the justice system in America is rigged against blacks (specifically with our drug laws).  But the atmosphere of the country now is like you have to pick sides as if every situation is black and white (pun intended) and there is a right side and a wrong side.

NO!  As Game of Thrones remarks: "there are good and bad on both sides of every war."  I think this phrase applies very well to this situation in Ferguson.  The police officer used excessive force and almost certainly should not have opened fire and killed Michael Brown.  In addition, Michael Brown should not have robbed a store and then assaulted a police officer.

Why do we feel like we have to defend one side or the other or stick up for one or the other.  They were both wrong.  Plain and simple.  White guy was wrong.  Black guy was wrong....And here is another thing that bothers the crap out of me:  if the officer that shot Michael Brown was also black, then NO ONE would care about this story at all, and no one would be rioting in the streets. It would be a local news story that people forgot about in a couple days.  Same goes for if both people were white.  We are always looking at things through a racial lens, and until we shift our paradigm, racism will always poison our country.

Whenever a scenario like this comes about, race-baiters like Al Sharpton (yeah, I'll call him out by name) JUMP at the chance to cause division and to have their voice heard.  It is an absolute shame.  Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest Americans to ever live.  In his day, he preached forgiveness.  He preached turning the other cheek.  He preached civil disobedience.  He sought the Lord and his movement was powerful and his legacy lives on.  Unfortunately, today, the reactions to racial tensions in this country are rioting in the streets, looting of stores, and the promotion of one side against the other.  I know that that is not how most people are reacting, but it is still prevalent.  There are also peaceful protests, and I commend those.  We NEED to begin viewing people as individuals, unique children of God, and not as part of racial collectives...ESPECIALLY in the eyes of the law.

The officer didn't fire at all black people.  He fired at one man.  Michael Brown didn't assault all white people.  He assaulted one man.  Why do we allow propaganda to rile us up and get us at each others throats over something that frankly isn't even a big deal??

OH NO, Braeden said that this isn't a BIG DEAL!?!?  But the news channels are talking about it non-stop so it must be important.  And an unarmed black man was killed by a white policeman! And it is symbolic and represents a much larger problem...so therefore it is important!

So what?  Yeah, it sucks.  I agree.  I wish it didn't happen....but there are currently INNOCENT children being beheaded in Syria and Iraq.  THAT is important.  THAT is a big deal.  THAT is far more tragic and far more concerning.  The biggest shame in it is that these very terrorists (ISIS) that are murdering Christians (including children) were being funded by our own government....with our tax dollars on our behalf.  It is not a conspiracy theory either.  Just a few short months ago the leaders of our government wanted to aid them by bombing the Syrian government in their civil war.  Most people probably don't remember that though.  Thankfully, the war gongs were silenced and we didn't end up bombing the Assad government in Syria.  Still, we already were previously, openly providing aid to these same terror groups who were fighting against Assad (and have now leaked into Iraq) and are now murdering Christians in, but no one seems to care.  It's a shame.

This is one murder in the United States that happened to a GUILTY man.  He has just robbed a store and assaulted an officer.  Believe it or not, situations similar to this happen multiple times throughout any given year....but because one of them was white and one of them was black, their lives are suddenly more important than everyone else's?

7 people were killed in Chicago alone just yesterday...but few care about that.

Thousands of people have died in Palestine over that last couple weeks.  But yeah, this ONE unjust death of a criminal is more important.

And another thing, switching gears real quick.....It bothers me that so many people are blindly demanding JUSTICE for what happened in Ferguson...as if they know what justice truly demands in this scenario...as if they know everything that happened perfectly and that they can be the judge who decides exactly what should be done to bring retribution to this unfortunate situation.  Our inability to deliver justice isn't even the main thing that bothers me though.  It bothers me more that we are SETTLING for justice.

As a Christian, justice is supposed to be the BARE MINIMUM.  In fact, justice can often times be a bad thing, yet we often attribute it as always being a noble aspiration.  True justice is "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."  I don't know about you, but I don't want to live in that world...and Jesus doesn't want you to either.  Justice disallows for mercy and grace.  The old covenant was based on justice....but, THANK GOD, we were brought into a new covenant where GRACE and MERCY super-cede justice.  As Christians, whether we are white, black, mexican, asian, italian, russian, or WHATEVER...we should be focused more on providing forgiveness than seeking retribution.  "Vengeance is the LORD's."  Jesus is the final judge.  Justice is up to him.  Praise the Lord that I am no longer a slave to justice.  If I was, I'd be doomed.  And so would all of you.  

That's all I got for now.....so until next time....PEACE!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Jesus was a Socialist

Psych!

Come on guys....you know me.  Of course I don't actually believe that Jesus was a socialist.  I'm all about free markets, free people, and free will.

HOWEVER, there is a strong argument coming from people (mostly non-Christians) who claim that Jesus did indeed preach socialistic ideals.  And when I say a "strong" argument, I mean it.  I'm not just saying they BELIEVE it strongly, I'm saying that they have an actual legitimate argument.

But here is why they are wrong....

First of all, for those that don't know the difference between capitalism (what America is SUPPOSED to practice) and socialism (the old Soviet Union, China, Nazi Germany), here is a quick explanation.  Capitalism promotes that everyone has equal OPPORTUNITY to gain wealth whereas socialism promotes that everyone is just EQUAL...period.  Now, that is a simplistic look at the dichotomy of ideals split between the two economic philosophies, but it will do for now because I don't want to spend 5 hours typing it all out.

There is this common misconception out there that socialism fights for the poor and the lowly workers while capitalism fights for the rich millionaires.  It is in fact the exact OPPOSITE, but that's a tale for a different time.

ANYWAY....back to the point.  People that say that Jesus was a socialist have it twisted.  Why?  Because they equate Jesus' suggestions of giving to the poor with a forced mandate to do so.  It is true that Jesus admonishes us to sell our possessions and give to the poor....and WE SHOULD!  However, socialists or liberal-thinkers take this concept and run with it.

Here is the key....Jesus doesn't FORCE anyone to sell his or her possessions and give to the poor.  Jesus never FORCED people to give their money away.  He also never used any government or group to go take their money on His behalf, even if it's for a good cause.  He allowed for everyone to give out of their own free will....NOT BY FORCE!  Socialism requires wealth to be forcibly taken away and redistributed to the poor (usually via taxes).  Jesus says that the wealthy should give to the poor out of their own free will.

Here are some words Jesus spoke to a rich man:

“If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” - Matthew 19:21

Check out the verses yourself because these are slightly out of context...so allow me to fill in the gaps.

This is a rich young dude who came and sought Jesus out because he wanted to know how to receive eternal life.  Jesus first told Him to obey the commandments (don't steal, murder, etc...).  The young man was like "great, cuz I ain't done none a that bad stuff, so what else do I need to do?" (That's a quote out of the King James Version, that's why it seems a little weird).  So then Jesus replied with the words above where He tells the man to sell his stuff and give to the poor (Matthew 19:21).

Note that He in no way required the young man to give up his possessions.  He said "if you want to be perfect" go sell your possessions.  Thankfully for us, it is not required that we be perfect to enter heaven, because we are made perfect by Jesus' blood! PTL :)

So, after the guy heard Jesus say that, he got super sad and walked away and left, because he had a ton of worldly possessions and was not willing to part from them.

Of course, as the man walked away distraught...refusing to do what Jesus had asked of him, Jesus laced up his Nikes, chased him down, knocked him out, and beat him up until he gave money to the poor.....because Jesus is a socialist.

Wait.....hold up.....lemme check the scriptures again real fast. Ahhhh.....my bad.  I was WAY off.  Jesus actually did something even more radical than that: He let him go.  HE LET HIM GO!  Once again, Jesus did not FORCE the man to follow Him.  He did not FORCE the man to give up his possessions.  He did not threaten the man at all.  He just let him go.

THAT is the difference.  Jesus does not promote socialism; He promotes kindness and self-sacrifice.  He promotes freedom. He promotes CHARITY!

Socialism does not allow for charity.  Socialism STEALS from the rich and gives to the poor.  Jesus is not a big fan of Robin Hood.  Jesus said NOT to steal.  Let me ask you...if all of your money is stolen away, and given to the poor on your behalf, how can you tithe?  How can you give to charity?  How can you give to the needy when you don't have anything to give?

What's the big picture here then?  What's the point?  As Christians, we should strive to follow Jesus' example and obey His commandments the best we can.  Therefore, we need to help others out ourselves.  We cannot put that obligation on someone else.  We can't tell someone else to do good deeds on our behalf.  We can't expect our GOVERNMENTS to do good deeds on our behalf.  We have to do it ourselves.  WE have to help the poor.  It is not the insanely corrupt government's responsibility to do it; WE have to.  The government will probably just pocket the money or use it to start a new war or something.

Gandhi said, "BE the change you want to see in the world."  And to that I say "AMEN!"

There is MUCH, MUCH more that could be said, but I'll leave it here for now.  So....until next time.....PEACE!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Marijuana Should Be Legalized

Holla back Colorado!  Thank you for making the smart decision and finally legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  The rest of America should fall in suit.

Now, I personally don't smoke weed, nor have I have ever smoked weed, but that doesn't mean I should turn anyone who DOES into a criminal just because I disagree with their decision to do so.  I also don't drink alcohol.  I think it's gross and just makes things taste worse.  In fact, I've never even been drunk before, but I don't get mad at other people that drink or wanna have a few beers to socialize.

Politically speaking, when we prohibited alcohol consumption in the 1920's....it was a DISASTER!  It is the only amendment to the Constitution that has ever been repealed, and with good reason.  Prohibition DOES NOT work...period.

This is something we need to understand: making something illegal is not going to stop people from doing it.  It goes all the way across the board.  Some examples:

Making alcohol illegal did not stop people from drinking alcohol (see the Great Gatsby, actually don't...because it is one of the worst books of all time).

Making marijuana illegal CLEARLY has not stopped people from smoking weed, nor has the Drug War stopped popular demand for cocaine and other drugs.

Making guns illegal won't stop people from shooting other people.  Making it MORE illegal to kill someone isn't going to stop the criminals (who already DON'T obey the law, hence the name CRIMINAL) from illegally obtaining guns to illegally murder someone illegally.

LAWS WON'T HELP!

We need to focus on changing the hearts and minds of the people!  Come on ladies and gentlemen!  This should be an EASY conclusion to come to.

If it is legal in this country to get drunk, then it certainly should be legal to get high.  AGAIN...I do NOT condone getting high OR getting drunk for that matter, but we cannot turn people into criminals who are doing no harm to anyone but themselves.

We, the United States, have by FAR the largest prison population in the world.  MORE THAN HALF are in there for some sort of drug violation.  86% are in there for VICTIMLESS CRIMES!  That is ridiculous.  86% of our prison population are in there and they haven't even hurt anyone else!

Barack Obama has admitted to doing much heavier drugs than marijuana, and laughed around and joked about it.  People thought it was cool.  He got props for being "like us" and for being hip.  Meanwhile, other people are in prison FOR LIFE without parole for doing the same thing.

If Barack Obama was caught, his life would have been ruined!  Yet he just laughs it off and buys brownie points with his own drug use while doing nothing to stop the injustice that is crippling our country and turning people who need help with addiction into criminals.

Don't even get me started on the amount of tax money it takes to take care of these "criminals" in prison.  We're already 17 Trillion dollars in debt!  We can't afford that kinda stuff.  That's another topic though.

My fundamental political belief is that people should be free to do whatever they want as long as they don't hurt anyone else.  If I was President, I would immediately pardon any non-violent criminal who is in jail on drug charges...just like my man Ron Paul would have done had he been elected President.  #RonPaul2016 #RonPaul2020 #It'sHappening!

We could take down corrupt, murderous drug dealers TODAY if we just legalized these drugs.  Then there wouldn't be an underground.  Their monopoly would be immediately broken and there would be SO MUCH less crime.  Instead, our government is supplying Mexican drug lords with guns (see Fast And Furious scandal).

Let me reiterate one last time...I think that drug use is terrible and extremely harmful.  In fact, the greek word Pharmacia (where we get the word Pharmacy from) means "witchcraft."  In my experiences with spiritual warfare, drug use has a PROFOUND effect on your ability to fight off the enemy and opens doors for the enemy to get at you, and I want to decrease the amount of drug use in this nation.  However, I would much rather send a drug addict to get help from a church or clinic than just toss them in jail.

People are gonna do these drugs whether they are legal or not.  Let's legalize them and stop turning people that need our help into people behind bars.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Conspiracy Theory: Fact and Fiction

So I would definitely consider myself a major conspiracy theorist now...and it is SOLELY because of the Lord's leading that I ever even stumbled into this crazy world to begin with.  The testimony for exactly HOW God led me into becoming a diligent seeker of Truth and how I came to believe these "conspiracy theories" is a topic for another blog.

In my opinion, if you are a Christian, I find it very difficult to NOT be a conspiracy theorist.  The Bible warns us many times to be watchful for wolves in sheep's clothing.  King David himself in the Psalms talks about the kings and rulers of the earth constantly conspiring against God.  There are new testament warnings of secret conspiracies as well....and don't even get me started on the book of Revelation. Ultimately, Satan and other fallen angels are behind these conspiracies on both the physical, but MORE IMPORTANTLY, spiritual side of things.

In this post though, I just want to break down a few popular conspiracy theories, what I believe about them, and why.

# 1 - 9/11

"9/11 was an inside job."  That's the phrase we hear all the time about this conspiracy theory.  Well, I don't necessarily agree with that.  My perspective on 9/11 is this:  I know with almost certainty that the official story of the events of September 11th attacks given to us by our government and the 9/11 Commission are a lie.  I feel like if you look at it totally objectively and common-sensically most people would come to that same conclusion.  I do not claim to know what actually DID happen that day, but I do know that the government is lying about it.

Here is the evidence to back this up: Operation Northwoods.  Operation Northwoods was a plan created by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (top military personnel in the entire nation) and signed off on by Robert McNamara (former Secretary of Defense to JFK) in the early 1960s.  This plan calls for the U.S. government to murder its own people, attack its own military bases (specifically Guantanamo Bay), commit terrorism in Miami and Washington D.C., fly a commercial airliner filled with "college students on a humanitarian mission" over Cuban airspace and shoot it down ourselves, and more....with the exclusive goal of framing Fidel Castro and Cuba for these acts in order to incite the American public to back a U.S. invasion of Cuba.

Sounds crazy right?  Well, this is not a THEORY at all.  This is a fact.  You can look up the documents online for yourself.  It was leaked as part of the Freedom of Information Act.  It BLEW MY MIND.  Our own government, ON RECORD, had planned to do these things.  The only thing that prevented this plan from going into motion was President John F. Kennedy.  He refused to sign off on it (thank the Lord).  He also refused to send troops to Viet Nam.  Coincidentally, his head was blown off in front of all the American people shortly thereafter.  Despicable.  It honestly makes me so mad when I actually think about it.

How does this tie into 9/11?  Well it breaks the barrier of believing that our own government would actually create such a dastardly, disgusting plan.  A plan that within it, suggests we blow up our own airplanes and frame some other enemy for it.  Here is some more evidence though....

Has anyone seen video of an airplane crashing into the Pentagon?  I know I haven't.  The Pentagon, arguably THE MOST heavily surveilled building in the entire world, has no footage of an airplane actually crashing into it.  That's what the government tells us however.  Now this doesn't prove that a plane DIDN'T crash into it, it just breeds suspicion as to why the government will not allow the public to view ANY of the footage.  They could put the conspiracy theory to bed TODAY if they wanted to.  Yet they refuse to let any of the footage out to anyone because it's top secret.  Secrecy breeds suspicion.

One piece of evidence is that the passports of a few of the terrorists were found in the wreckage, clearly proving their guilt.  However, the black boxes of the planes were completely destroyed beyond repair.  So....let me get this straight.  The device, created with the intent to survive any catastrophe, collision, crash, or explosion (the black boxes) was obliterated beyond repair because of the violence of each crash....BUT, thankfully for us, the flimsy pieces of paper that proved the guilt of the Islamic terrorists were conveniently still intact and found in the wreckage.  Passports survived the massive fireball, but the blackboxes of both planes could not.  I find that incredibly hard to believe.

There is actually a LOT more evidence to suggest that the U.S. government's official story of the attacks is a fraud, but I wanna move on to some other conspiracies.

#2  The JFK Assassination

This was the conspiracy theory that I first ever came to accept.  God specifically directed me toward this in a really crazy way.  Again, that's a testimony for a different time.  You can ask me in real life if you want to hear it....but anyway, I had always heard stuff in pop culture about JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald and the "grassy knoll," but I never really cared about it.  Then I, after God's SUPER deliberate leading, looked into it....and it was CLEAR to see that the government lied about this one.  It's not even a question.  The official story of the government supplied by the Warren Commission is an absolute joke that is a mockery to the very concept of truth.  It is SO outlandish and obviously wrong that anyone who actually looks into it AT ALL will easily come to the conclusion that it is a big lie and a massive cover up.

Now, do I know who actually killed Kennedy?  No.  Again, I don't claim to know what ACTUALLY happened, but I do know that the official story is a lie and a cover up.  Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed a patsy, as he himself claimed.  The fact alone that he was conveniently murdered during a jail transfer, so that there could be no public trial for him to defend himself, is a major suggestion toward a cover up.  There is so much more though.

I think probably the biggest evidence to me is the Zapruder film.  If anyone has seen that video of Kennedy actually getting shot, that is the Zapruder film.  (It's called that because it was filmed by a guy whose last name was Zapruder).  The footage clearly shows Kennedy's head getting hit in the front and bobbing backward from the impact.  However, the government says that he got shot from behind.  If he got shot from behind, his head would have bobbed forward, not backward.  Most people don't know this, but the Zapuder film was top secret for 8 years following JFK's assassination.  They wouldn't let the American people see it until a major legal battle 8 years after the fact (when people didn't care as much anymore).

There was GREAT motive to kill Kennedy.  He, in my opinion, was the last real President America has had.  (Reagan MIGHT have been a legitimate President as well, but I'm iffy on that).  Every other one has simply been a puppet of the Illuminati.  YEAH, I SAID IT, haha.  The Illuminati is certainly real.  I'll talk about the Illuminati in detail in blog later on I think....but those fools are real and they are DOWNRIGHT dirty to the core.  Those fools are psychopathic Luciferian Satan worshipers who crave power more than I crave chicken nuggets.  Anyway....enough about Kennedy, even though there is WAY more to say, let's move on to the next one....

#3 The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve, which I've mentioned before, is the central bank of the United States.  I am of the opinion that it is evil.  It is a FOR-profit private bank.  It is not FEDERAL at all.  The name is such a deception.  It was officially created in 1913, but the plan was created a few years earlier by mega-bankers J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and a few others.  Anything the Rockefellers have to do with (with the exception of the show 30 Rock, which is a fantastic show), you can almost be sure that it is wicked in intent.  John D. Rockefeller was one of the biggest scumbags of all time.  That's an Illuminati thing, so I'll talk about all that stuff in a different blog....back to the Federal Reserve.  The Rockefeller family TO THIS DAY has partial ownership of the Federal Reserve.  Jesus Himself said that "the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil."  It's safe to say that the Federal Reserve, the most powerful controller of money this world has ever seen, is probably evil in itself.  Now let me say for clarity, it is not INHERENTLY evil....but it was created by evil men, with evil intentions.  The secrecy of the Federal Reserve is OFF THE CHARTS.  I recommend the books "End the Fed" by Ron Paul (he argues the logical fallacies of the Federal Reserve) and "The Creature from Jekkyl Island" by G. Edward Griffin (he argues the conspiratorial creation of the Federal Reserve).

I know that this has been a MAJOR long post, so I apologize for that, haha.  I honestly haven't even scratched the surface on most of these things and there are MANY MANY MANY more conspiracies to be talked about, but I feel like it's getting too wordy, so I'm just gonna start hitting on the last point: what do we as Christians do about it?

A lot of people see the world starting to just suck more and more and get more and more evil and twisted and just say, "well, the Bible prophecies that this is supposed to happen so there's nothin we can really do about it....so I'm just gonna sit here and wait for Jesus to come back."

No offense, but that is a terrible perspective to have.  That's where I was for a long time....I felt like we were doomed no matter what and there was nothing I could do about it.  Then I read about King Josiah of Israel, one of the descendants of David.  Long story short, Israel was doin their own thing and rejecting God again...and I mean doing some TERRIBLE things.  They were offering newborn children as sacrifices to demonic Gods and stuff.  Just some real bad stuff.  So God told Israel that He was going to give them into the hands of their enemies and destroy their kingdom.  HOWEVER, a baller named Josiah soon became king, stumbled upon the old scriptures, realized that they needed to turn back to God, convinced the people to do so, and God saw it....and although God had already decreed what was going to happen to Israel, He told Josiah that because of what he had done and how the people had repented and turned back to God, He would delay their destruction so that neither he nor his children would have to face it.  THAT is what I'm shooting for.  I may not be able to stop prophecy in the Bible from happening (and it is going to get BAD ladies and gentlemen, REALLY bad), but I sure as heck am going to do everything in my power to make sure that those things don't come to fruition while I'm on this earth.  I'm either stopping it or I'm dying trying.  I DO NOT want to be around during the tribulation.  Hell no.  God gave a reprieve to Josiah and Israel before, He can most certainly do it again.

Also, Ephesians 5 is a big chapter in the Bible that talks about this stuff.  Ephesians 5:11 specifically is great.  It says "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather, EXPOSE THEM."  EXPOSE THEM.  God hit me hard with that verse.  The verses before it talk about SUPER evil deeds being done by people in secret.  Then God says for us NOT to take part in them, but instead, to expose them.  Shine light on them.  Let people know about them.  God says in scripture, "my people perish for lack of knowledge."  Therefore, I'm just trying to spread the knowledge the best I can.  God opened my eyes.  So I'm just trying to open other peoples' eyes.  I don't care if it makes me look crazy, if it ruins my reputation, if it alienates me from people....because I have truth on my side.  Now I may not be absolutely correct on everything I've talked about here.  There could be things that I believe that are wrong....but I know with certainty in my heart that I am seeking the truth with everything I have, and the Lord said "seek and you will find."  So that's what I'm gonna do.

As Christians we need to EXPOSE these dark deeds that are done in secret.  America is doomed if we don't.  A lot of people say it is doomed already, but I'm not about that.  In the words of the great super saiyan Goku: "where there's a will, there's a way."  And I certainly have a will.  That's all I got for now, so until next time....PEACE!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Abortion

Here is the biggest problem with the massive divide our country has on the abortion issue: people are treating this as if it is a POLITICAL issue.  It is NOT.  The question really boils down to this: when does life begin?

I personally believe that life begins the instant that child is conceived.

If life begins the instant a baby is conceived, then abortion is CLEARLY wrong and should be outlawed immediately.  No rational person would argue against that.  It would be murder.  

If the baby is not a baby at all, and just a lifeless human fetus, then abortion should be perfectly legal.  A woman has the right to do whatever she wants to do with her own body.

So, once again, it all boils down to this: is the baby alive?

Both sides of the argument paint the other side as evil.  This needs to stop.  Pro-choicers are not murderers.  We need to stop calling them that or even inferring it at all.  A murderer has to have the intent of murder.  Remember what Jesus taught: God looks at the heart.  He looks at our INTENTIONS for our actions, not our actions themselves.  Pro-choicers do not believe the baby is alive.  They are wrong, but that does not mean we should demonize them for this.  God certainly doesn't.  God loves them the same amount the day before they get an abortion as the day after.  We need to do the same.

The debate CANNOT be filled with even an ounce of hatred....or else the debate is already lost.

The amount of animosity and hostility stirred up in this debate of pro-life vs. pro-choice is outrageous and breeds only contempt within our country.

We need to take politics out of the debate and turn it into a spiritual and scientific debate.

NO ONE (aside from psychopathic killers) would advocate for abortion to be legal if they thought that the aborted fetuses were living human beings.  THAT is the key.  The government cannot fix the abortion epidemic in this country.  We must first change the hearts and minds of the people.

As a libertarian, people in my camp are divided on the issue. The libertarian philosophy is simple: people should be free to do whatever they want as long as they don't harm anyone else.  Some libertarians argue that abortion should be legal and women should be free to have them because they are not hurting anyone else.  Of course, the other half of libertarians (like me) believe STRONGLY that they ARE indeed hurting someone else....because that unborn baby inside of them is a living person with the same natural rights entitled to it as the mother herself.  By aborting that baby, they are violating one of the most basic human rights: the right to life.

However, simply making abortion illegal will not stop the epidemic of abortions in this country.  Just as prohibiting alcohol back in the 20s didn't stop people from drinking...and outlawing marijuana doesn't stop people from smoking weed, making abortion illegal will not prevent abortions from being conducted.  We need to answer the question of WHEN DOES LIFE BEGIN? and prove it to others.

We have laws that say that you're not allowed to brings guns into schools, that doesn't stop school shootings from happening.  Laws won't do anything.  We have to stop politicizing the abortion issue, and start trying to prove to people that a human fetus is alive.  And as a living human, it has the same right to life that Jefferson wrote about in the Declaration of Independence (the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

What God Told Me About The Future

So.....I haven't blogged for a REALLY long time.  I'm pretty fired up right now though, so I want to share something with all of you that God shared with me about 2 years ago in a series of visions.  I won't write them down detail for detail because it is all really long and that's not the point of this post.  I'm going to keep it very general.  If you want, you can ask me about it in person or phone or chat or whatever and I'd gladly share the whole thing.

In a nutshell, God told me that great calamity was about to come upon the earth, the whole earth, including America.  The world economy will collapse, wars will break out, and life will just generally suck.  Witchcraft will become much more prevalent and a lot of evil that has been going on behind closed doors or in secret will now be done (and be ACCEPTABLE to society) out in the open.  This calamity that's going to come is NOT God's wrath.  Let me make that clear again, this calamity is NOT being brought on by God.  It is simply the natural wages of people's sins.  This is not punishment from God.  In fact, true Christians will be spared from the calamity because they will have little sin to suffer the wages of.  Christians will actually be prospering during these times.  As a result of their prosperity, people will, prompted by Satan, blame Christians for all of their suffering saying things like, "all of the Christians are screwing us; that is why they are all prosperous and we are all poor and suffering" and blah blah blah.  Basically, because we aren't affected by the wages of the world's sins, the world will in turn blame us and say that we are profiting at everyone else's expense.

THEN, there will be massive persecution of the church.  It will be bad.  Many lives will be lost.  People will be on the run.  They will have to go into hiding.  Yes, EVEN IN AMERICA.  BUT.....this persecution will spark a massive revival!!! The church will grow rapidly and many, many more people will come to Christ and receive their free reward of salvation.  The church always grows the most when it's under heavy persecution.  History has shown us that.

There is a lot more to it than that, but I don't want to ramble because it will take too long.

For those wondering WHY I'm making this post, let me share with you my motivation.
As some of you know, I'm an ardent Ron Paul supporter.  He is constantly ridiculed and called crazy simply for telling the truth and living according to Biblical principle and true humility.  Because of my support for him, I am following current events much more closely than I ever have and I can already see these things that God told me would happen already starting to unfold.  It reminded me of the night when God told me about all these things, and I felt that it was important to share them for whoever wanted to know so that people had hope for the future.

These are my more specific predictions:
The American economy will collapse causing a chain reaction for a world economic collapse (the United States dollar is the world reserve currency).  More tragic, unnecessary wars will erupt.  America will invade Iran under the guise of good deeds, but actually shaded by evil intentions.  After we (the U.S.) kill hundred's of thousands if not MILLIONS of Iranians, they will finally admit that Iran did not have any nuclear weapons(which they actually knew the whole time).  The true righteous men who warn about these things (i.e. Ron Paul) will be disregarded, mocked, and demonized.  He will either lose the presidential election (due to voter fraud) or be assassinated because he was about to win.  And when the wages of all these tragedies and injustices finally hit, the powers that be will try to fix the problems by throwing even more evil deeds at them which will just compound the misery.

But BE NOT AFRAID!  Because if God is with us, then who can be against us?!  It seems kind of sucky just looking at it from the distance, but these times will be filled with joy, laughter, love, trial, hardship, challenge, sacrifice, and last of all, victory!  It's gonna be fun, and it's gonna be soon.

That's all I got for now, so until next time.
PEACE

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Why I Serve God

I was talking with a relatively new friend (who is not a Christian) about God the other day and about what I believe.  They asked me why I believe in God and I told them that it was more than just "belief" but that I actually KNOW God and I told them that I believed because it is the TRUTH.  I don't simply believe because it is good or it is the best way for me to live life or because my faith makes me feel good or whatever.  I follow God because I KNOW Him.

I am fortunate enough and BLESSED enough to have had undeniable, radically life-changing encounters with God of which I am aware that most people have not had.  God decided to reveal Himself to me and from that point on, I know I would be living a lie if I lived ANY other way.  I follow God because I HAVE to....because I KNOW Jehova (God the Father) is THEE SOVEREIGN God.  There are plenty of other "gods," but He is Almighty.  I FEAR Him.  That is why I follow Him.

You know what the most incredible thing is though......is that not only do I HAVE to follow God and serve Him.....but I am GLAD TO!!!  I LOVE it!  I consider it a duty to serve God strictly out of fear and reverence, BUT even MORE IMPORTANTLY I see it as a remarkable privilege!!! He is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good.  Thank you Lord for being who you are!  And I'm not just tryin to be a pushover or suck-up to God right here.  I really do mean it.  I have some pretty freakin' incredible, loyal, trustworthy, funny, intelligent, loving friends........but their personalities and character all suck compared to God's.  No joke.  Think of your best friend....right now.  The one person who you trust the most who would be your maid of honor or your best man in your wedding.  Now multiply their goodness by at least 3.2 billion and you still end up with only a fraction of God's goodness.

I don't feel like I'm getting my point across well enough....It's like this: I have to serve God because He is my master.....but even if I didn't HAVE to serve Him, I would have CHOSEN to serve Him anyway!  His goodness, His love, His character is too enticing for me to reject.  He CREATED me, SAVED me when I was sinning against Him, and consistently blesses me beyond what I deserve.  His grace is truly amazing and so mysterious.

There are many things about the Gospel that I wish were different.  I'm not afraid to admit that at all.  Shoot, I'll even tell God that all the time.  I have to be real with Him.  There are some things about His ways that I do not like.  For instance, I wish that everybody was going to heaven.  I wish that I could sin with no repercussions.  I wish that I would never have to suffer for Christ.  I wish God would have never cast Satan to the earth.  I wish my human nature wasn't so carnal.  I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, and so on and so on...MY POINT IS....I don't follow God ONLY because I want things to be the way He says....I follow God because I have found that every word from His Holy Word is true and every word from His Holy Spirit is true as well.

Thankfully for us, the Gospel is not only TRUE, but it is GOOD.....so so so so so SOOOO good.  Praise the freakin' LORD for that!

Sometimes the truth hurts ladies and gentleman.....BUT I guarantee you it will set you free.

If you have any questions about God or Jesus or Christianity or the Bible or anything....PLEASEEEEE ask me and I would love to talk about it.....even if you totally disagree with what I'm saying :).  Anyway.....that's all I got for now, so until next time......PEACE!!!