Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Christians Citizens

Look at what the congress of the United States used to say was the central and most important element to America - “The great vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” United States Congress 1854

Christians are commanded to willingly submit themselves to the higher powers. We should be an example of some of the best citizens around. We should love our country; honor our country and those who have fought to preserve its freedom. We should give honor to whom honor is due as the Scripture commands us. We should also remember that our true citizenship is not on earth if we are believers. If we have been born again our true citizenship is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So our ultimate allegiance is to God who is on the throne in Heaven and not to a man that rules on earth.
Alexis de Tocquiville came to America in the 1800’s to study our nation; to try to find out what made America so great and what made Americans tic so to speak. In his long study he came to this conclusion as to what truly made America great - “Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret to her genius and power. America is great because America is good and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocquiville. – He concluded that America’s greatness was based on the righteousness and boldness of the preaching in which the majority of Americans sat under. America was great because of her fear and reverence of God. Would he come to the same conclusion today?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quote of the Day

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

President John Adams

When faced with the facts don't you wish some people would wake up to reality?

ENGLISH NOT SPANISH & Immigration Reform

I went out to a convention in town the other day. It was a popular trade show. It had lots of displays and lots of people there. Sales people would get up at certain displays on stage and start promoting the product. In most, not all, but most of the spoken promotions the promoters would speak in English then pause and speak in Spanish.

What is up with that? Why do they think they need to speak in English and then in Spanish. This was very frustrating. I would be listening and interested and then bam here comes the Spanish. This would happen over and over again. I would just end up walking away and not finish listening to the sales promotion.

The language of America last time I checked is English. As I typed the preceding sentence I was thinking that sounds pretty good, but then I thought I have never actually checked.  So I checked and this is what answers.usa.gov says “Official Language of the U.S. There is no "official" language for the United States, although some individual states list English as their official language.”

No official language of the United States. English is the de facto official language of the United States but not the “official” official language. Why would our government never officially establish a set language for our country? With all the illegal immigration and the amnesty talk going on in Washington D.C. it is easy to envision a nation where my grandchildren are learning Spanish in school and not English.

I do not oppose immigration. Let me clarify that I do not oppose Legal immigration. I do oppose illegal immigration. We should enforce all immigration laws on the books now. We need to build a very tall, very wide and very secure border fence. We need to dramatically up our military presence at our southern border. We need to protect America for the Americans that live here.

Anyone that came here illegally should never be granted citizenship. I am not saying to send them all back but they should not be granted the same status as legal immigrants. There are a lot of ideas and plans out there about the immigration issue. I am by no means an expert on this but I believe some basic things can be done right away. Then continue debating the long term solution. But there are a lot of no brainers in my opinion on this issue that we need to implement.

  • Enforce all current immigration laws.
  • Do not grant amnesty to the illegal immigrants.
  • Build a very tall, very wide and very secure border fence.
  • Deploy a large military presence to our southern border and protect America for the Americans.
  • Do not even consider the so called “Dream Act” or a better name for it the “Nightmare Act.”
  • Pick people from all aspects of American life, all party affiliations and give all stakeholders a voice. Then craft commonsense legislation. Craft in one small part at a time. Nothing comprehensive. Only create and pass what everyone voting for it could actually read and understand before they vote.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Creationism vs Big Bang Theory

I watched the debate between Ken Ham of the Creation Museum in Kentucky and Bill Nye of “Science Guy” fame. Judging the debate between a clear winner or loser I would have to say it was a draw. Bill Nye was a little more forceful in his presentation of his beliefs but Ken Ham was much more respectful in his manner of debate. Ken Ham was in a precarious situation. He was wanting to defend the creation view point but also wanting to do so in a respectful and intelligent manner so he would not turn someone away from God.

I personally believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible. I believe if you believe the Bible is God’s word you can’t pick and choose what parts to believe and what parts not to believe. You either believe it all or don’t believe any of it. The Bible has proven to be 100% accurate in all the verifiable areas it contains, so I have no reason to doubt the validity of the areas that are not provable. Those areas I believe by faith.

Those that believe like Mr. Nye in the “Big bang theory” and evolution also, whether they want to admit it or not, choose to believe in those things by faith. Like Mr. Ham said there is no way to prove definitively either viewpoint or belief.

I will explain how I came to have confidence in the creationist viewpoint. Take it how you may. I have no way to really prove most of it, but some of it I can prove with Bible verses. I grew up going to public schools getting taught evolution and the big bang, but I also grew up faithfully attending church and learning the Bible version of our origin. The two in my mind then and in a lot of minds now seemed to clash.

I am a very logical thinker. I love math and science. Those were the subjects I excelled in. English not so much excelling in that subject. To me if you could not prove it by experiment or mathematical equation I did not trust, respect or even believe it. That is why I did not excel in English class. There was no way to mathematically prove the rules of punctuation or grammar. It was just because so and so ages ago said so. That did not stand up to my logical reasoning. I needed proof.

Until one day something dawned on me as I was reading the creation account in Genesis. The two viewpoints and beliefs in my mind could both stand together and both be correct as far as the age of the universe that is, not evolution – I never believed that. Evolution in my logical thinking made absolutely no sense at all. But the age of the universe that scientist say they can test and “prove” verses the 6 to 7 thousand years the Bible says we have been here, in my opinion, can coexist without contradicting each other.

How you say? Well this is based on extrapolation from a couple Bible verses. Genesis 1:27“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” & Genesis 2:7 – “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Notice in these verses God created “man” not a new born babe not a mass of cells that would eventually grow into a man but God created a man. Adam at his creation was just 1 second old but he was a full grown adult man.

God created Adam with the appearance of age. God created all full grown animals. They all were just 1 second old but full grown mature adult animals. God created the plants and trees. Again after God created them they all appeared decades if not hundreds or thousands of years old. But they were just a few seconds old in reality. The same with the planets, moon, and stars. All fully created not just forming but fully created.

You see God created all these things with the appearance of age in them. If you were to examine and test Adam you would say he was probably 25 to 30 years old. He would tell you God just created me a few seconds ago. I am not even a day old yet. Same thing with the trees if you could scientifically examine one of the original trees God created you would say this huge tree on the edge of Eden according to our tests it has been hear 1000’s of years. But God would tell you he just created that tree a couple days ago, the same thing with the earth itself, with the rocks on the earth. All of God’s creation was created with the appearance of age built into it.

This is how both views of the age of the universe can both be correct. Yes Mr. Scientist your tests indicate this earth is billions of years old and your tests may be correct. But the actual age is 6 to 7 thousand years old. Both are correct when you factor in God created all things with the appearance of age built into them.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

T. Roosevelt, 1907

Here is what I don't understand.

Here is what I don't understand, how is it that that in America we have a party that wishes only to expand its own power and we have another that is fighting within itself. The Democratic party is interested in one thing, protecting the power it has and the government through which it has it. They aim to  expand that said same power on a continual basis. The Republican party is struggling within itself trying to determine if it is going be very conservative or go back to the party establishment way.

So we have the Democrats, they are either in total denial of the debt and spending problem our county has or they don't care. Another more sinister possibility is they are intentionally trying to sabotage and destroy the country. We have a President that single handily spent/borrowed more money in the 3 years he has  been in office than the county did from 1776 to 2005. Now that is quite an achievement. An achievement not to brag about. And just recently his government handed down new regulation about mercury and coal fired plants. This will close down at least 20 plants and cost thousands of jobs. This will also cost additional hardships on families because the price of electricity will go up.

So how could any one in their right  mind be a Democrat anyway? They are astonishingly backwards in their thinking. They favour allowing women to hire a "doctor" to murder their own unborn child. They think a tree or a spotted owl somewhere is more important than a red blooded American who is just trying to make ends meet and support his family, but now he cant because his plant just shut down. It shut down because some liberal thought it was disturbing some endangered tree or something.They will not allow the American ingenuity to be unleashed to solve our energy crisis. If they would just not regulate industry after industry to death America could be thriving again!

Monday, December 26, 2011

President Obama with little respect for religious freedoms

The President has little respect for real Christan religions among others. He claims so but his actions speak louder than words. His democratic party seeks constantly to dismantle the freedom to express our religious beliefs publicly, but it did not start with him. There has been a constant eroding of our freedom to publicly express our religious beliefs for over fifty years.

We need to unite in our belief we have a constitutional right to express our religious beliefs and exercise them as our God has told us in his word. Our founders did not put into the constitution a separation of church and state. That is wording Jefferson used to describe a governing Principal he believed erroneously in.

Separation of Church and State

The Declaration of Independence from the Democratic Party!

IN America, December 26, 2011

The unanimous Declaration of the freedom loving people of the  united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political authority of a treasoness party and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the rejection of said party.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any political party becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to elect new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that American's are more disposed to suffer, while under the evils of the Democratic party. Americans will now right themselves by abolishing the tyranny of the Democratic party. And after a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is every Americans' duty, to throw off the Democratic party, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Poll finds most undecided on right-to-work (By Dan Carden)

INDIANAPOLIS | The only independent public opinion poll to ask Hoosiers about the right-to-work issue found most have no opinion on the proposed labor policy that is set to dominate the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly.

The nonpartisan Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University in Muncie surveyed 607 randomly selected Hoosiers via cellular and landline telephones last month about right-to-work and other political topics.

Prior to asking each respondent for his or her opinion about right-to-work, Bowen Center callers explained that a right-to-work law would make it illegal for labor unions to collect dues from employees who choose not to join the union.

The questioners also told respondents that some people believe a right-to-work law will bring more jobs to the state, and other people say right-to-work lowers wages for all workers and doesn't reduce unemployment.

Even after being informed of both sides of the issue, 47.8 percent of respondents said they don't have an opinion on right-to-work.

Among respondents with an opinion, 26.9 percent said they support right-to-work, and 23.6 percent said they oppose right-to-work.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

Raymond Scheele, co-director of the Bowen Center, said the results show there is no consensus among Hoosiers on right-to-work.

"Clearly neither side on this issue has closed the deal," Scheele said. "This is not a settled issue in Indiana."

The Bowen Center results differ from polls conducted for the House Republican Campaign Committee run by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, who supports right-to-work, and the Indiana AFL-CIO, which opposes it.

The House Republicans' poll found 65 percThent support a right-to-work law and 28 percent oppose it.

But that poll incorrectly defined right-to-work as a law that ensures "a worker cannot be required to join a labor union or pay labor union dues in order to get or keep a job." Since 1947, federal law has prohibited mandatory union membership as a job condition and no American worker can be required to pay union dues.

The AFL-CIO poll found 47 percent of Hoosiers oppose right-to-work when they are told the proposed labor policy change will reduce union membership in Indiana, as it has in other right-to-work states. Only 38 percent said they support right-to-work with that outcome.

Scheele said if either of those polls was accurate Bosma wouldn't be spending his campaign funds to appear in TV commercials in several areas of the state urging Hoosiers to support right-to-work.

"If there was not an undecided block, we wouldn't see the TV ads," Scheele said.

Bosma and Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, have declared right-to-work their top priority for the Legislature, which begins its 2012 session Jan. 4. Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels also supports a right-to-work law for Indiana.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Birth of Jesus! (Luke 2:1-20)

The Birth of Jesus

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

The Shepherds and the Angels

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Quote of the Day

"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."

Samuel Adams, 1771

Friday, December 16, 2011


A great video. This is a must see. This explains how Republicans are evil, greedy racists.