Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Boy Scouts Were Pressured by Corporate Sponsors to Change Policy on Gays

Pressure from corporate sponsors may be the critical factor in a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change policy to include homosexual scouts, volunteers and leaders.

When a representative from BSA met with Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, to discuss the proposed change, Page was told that BSA is "wilting under pressure from some of their corporate sponsors ...," Page explained in a statement to The Christian Post.

The Human Rights Campaign, a pro-gay rights advocacy organization, told BSA's corporate sponsors that it would downgrade their "non-discrimination ratings" if they continued to give money to BSA, according to NBC News.

According to a review of corporate giving to BSA in 2010 conducted last September by The American Independent, 23 of the top 50 corporate foundations gave at least $10,000 to BSA. Those sponsors included Bank of America, Intel, UPS, U.S. Bank, Verizon and Wells Fargo. The largest donation in 2010, $700,000, came from Intel. Some donations were directly from the company. Other donations were through matching funds programs in which company employees choose the charity and the company would match a certain amount for every dollar given by the employee.

The New Jersey Star Ledger reported today, in an editorial supporting the Scouts' decision, that Intel announced last September it would stop donations to the Scouts unless it stopped excluding gays. A month later, pharmaceutical giant Merck followed suit. UPS announced last month that it would no longer give to BSA because of its ban on gay scouts, volunteers and leaders.

My opinion:

For over 100 years the BSA has had character, integrity and have stood absolutely firm in holding moral values, honoring God and country. And now are being bullied by the militant homosexual movement to eradicate a century's old tradition that could very well destroy the foundation of this wonderful organization.

As a parent of two boys, you had better believe I would be pulling them out of the BSA, because I would not want them around a scoutmaster that, more than likely, would be proud of his homosexual nature and I sure is hell would not want my kids going on camping trips with men who are attracted to other men, especially young men. NO... I am not claiming all homosexuals are pedophiles, but I would NEVER take the chance of endangering my kids or subjecting them to this lifestyle.

Why are homosexuals so bound and determined to infiltrate every god-fearing, organization? Let them start their own and leave this one alone.
My opinion and I stand by it.


Monday, January 28, 2013

The UNRECONCILED Book Tour

I would like to thank Ambassador International for providing me a free copy of this book to review.

THE LAST REMAINING CHRISTIANS FIGHT TO SURVIVE IN NEW POLITICAL
THRILLER: AFTER THE CHRISTIAN HOLOCAUST, ISLAM RULES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In the time it takes to read these paragraphs, another Christian will be killed because of his or her faith in Jesus Christ-- 160,000 believers around the world will be slaughtered this year alone. Over the last 20 centuries 70 million Christians have been murdered for their belief in Christ.

It’s happening now in countries like Iran, Libya and Egypt, but The Unreconciled (Ambassador International; September 2012; $16.99/paperback) a new suspense-filled political thriller from Eric Young explores the idea of a Christian holocaust on American soil.

 “The Unreconciled articulates the fears of many. Religious wars are unimaginable to the American mind because we enjoy a safe harbor from religious persecution. But from the Iranian hostage crisis in ‘79 to 9-11 to the assassination of our ambassador in Libya just weeks ago, radical Islamists have been at war with us for four decades. Our attackers do not want our money, our industry, or our land. They want to rob us of our most fundamental liberty—our faith,” says Young. “Can you imagine how dark and pitiless the world without a Christian America would be? I have.”

ABOUT THE BOOK: Set in 2084, The Unreconciled follows Denisa Graceon, an archeologist, and her daring and courageous father, Nick, as she searches for relics of the extinct Christian faith. While searching in the Appalachian wilderness, she is shocked to discover a few forgotten Christians still exist, “the Unreconciled.” Enamored by them and immersed in their faith, Denisa becomes a believer and falls in love with the sworn guardian of the very relic she was commissioned to steal. When she discovers the all powerful Caliph plans to massacre these last Christ-followers, she launches a desperate gambit to save them.

MY REVIEW:  Where to begin... first I have to say this book was VERY well-written. Once I began I wasn't even sure how I would begin my review, there is a lot to share.
First, what would it be like for all Christians and White people to be hunted down and annihilated by....(well, you'll find out, I don't do spoilers) from existence because of their unwavering faith in Jesus Christ? And English was no longer spoken but Farsi and Spanish? Imagine America being ruled by the strict and unforgiving cruelty of living under Sharia Law? This book describes what it would be like to live under those severe circumstances where stoning people to death was a natural occurrence. ALL women are forced to work outside the home and be slaves to their male relatives, male friends. They are forced to wear the burka and hijab. We get a close perspective on how women are truly second-class citizens. Reading, writing, learning is prohibited and punishable by death, aka stoning.

Imagine, no more internet, only the elite are allowed to own and use cell phones, most modern technology is wiped out, because no one knows how to use computers, etc; food is scarce and is mostly rice, tortillas, beans or old bread. Scary, huh?  Plus, buildings, roads are in ruin, only those with passports can travel.  

The preview of the book focuses on the daughter, Denisa, but the main character whom you grow to be fond of is her father Nicholas, aka Nick or Nicky. We see things under his perspective and his relationship with his headstrong daughter, whom you grow to love.

I ABSOLUTELY loved this book. It just gives a very frightening perspective of what would happen if the whole world was ruled under Sharia Law.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Eric Young, a native of Southern Appalachia, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory & Henry College in 1993. There he majored in Political Science with a focus on International Studies and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East, with concentrations in Sociology and Economics. In 1996, Eric earned his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, where much of The Unreconciled takes place. He practices local government law in rural Virginia where he lives with his wife, of twelve years, and children.  

BUY THE BOOK, connect with Eric through Facebook or Twitter, etc. HERE

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Funny Talking Animals - Best Of!



This will be up for the weekend. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. Which was your favorite?  I still can't decide...."Alan! Alan! Alan!....no, that's not Alan....Steve??"  LOL!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Jewish Boycott

Hat tip: My Friend, Jeff. Thanks!

A Jewish Boycott

Quite interesting…

A short time ago, Iran 's Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khomeini urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people.

In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows:

"Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, Because he will be using the method of a Jew name Neissner.

"A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew
Ludwig Traube.

Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocain, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.

If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by
Minkowsky, a Jew.

If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and
Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege.

Muslims with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar
Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate.

Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud, father of
psychoanalysis, was a Jew.

Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the "Schick"
reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.

"Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Jewish Nobel Prize winner, Robert
Baram.

They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.

"Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease.

Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by
dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.

"In short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus,
Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott."

Oh, and by the way, don't call for a doctor on your cell phone because the cell phone was invented in Israel by a Jewish engineer.

Meanwhile I ask, what medical contributions to the world have the Muslims made?"

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1988 - Najib Mahfooz

Peace:
1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1990 - Elias James Corey
1994 - Yaser Arafat:
1999 - Ahmed Zewai

Economics:
(zero)

Physics:
(zero)

Medicine:
1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
1998 - Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: 7 SEVEN

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; that is FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world's population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer World

Peace:
1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

Physics:
1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - William Howard Stein
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Roald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Albert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1989 - Sidney Altman
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1995 - Martin Perl
2000 - Alan J. Heeger

Economics:
1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 - Robert Fogel

Medicine:
1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1996- Lu RoseIacovino

TOTAL: 129!

The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non-Muslims.

The Jews don't hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants.

There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church.

There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people. The Jews don't traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard
education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Muslims must ask 'what can they do for humankind' before they demand that human kind respects them.

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and thePalestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel's part, the following two sentences really say it
all:

“If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.
If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel."

Benjamin Netanyahu: General Eisenhower warned us. It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible
photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages
to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get it all on recordnow - get the films - get thewitnesses - because somewhere down the road ofhistory some bastard will get up and say that this never happened'

Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school
curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never
occurred.

It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of thefear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving intoit.

It is now more than 65 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to bea myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people. Be a link in thememorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center 'NEVER
HAPPENED' because it offends some Muslim in the United States ?

"In God We Trust
&
One Nation UnderGod"

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

40 Years After Roe V. Wade

I am pro-life as most of you already know.  There is no EXCUSE to murder a living being regardless of what stage of development they are in.  Below is a link to a VERY graphic page of aborted babies in different stages of life.  

I was going to post the pictures here, but thought better to send people to the link.


WARNING:  THE VIDEO BELOW SHOWS A BABY BEING ABORTED. 

This is what Obama and his pro-choice followers condone. And I want people to see the true reality of abortion.

For those like me, I burst out crying.  This is very difficult to watch.  





Below:

PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION PROCEDURE WITH REAL INSTRUMENTS. A doll is used, not a real baby. But it is explained and shown exactly how it is done. And it is still difficult to watch.



NUFF SAID......

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Obama gun plan meets resistance from Republicans on Capitol Hill

President Obama's sweeping plan to address gun violence was met Wednesday with swift and stiff resistance by gun rights advocates and conservative lawmakers, setting up a tense debate that will be held on the airwaves, in congressional hearing rooms and in communities across America.

The package proposed Wednesday is the most comprehensive in decades. The president called for a new, tougher assault weapons ban and a 10-round limit on magazines, as well as legislation to bar the possession of armor-piercing bullets and require criminal background checks for nearly all gun sales.

Separately, he approved 23 executive actions while calling for additional funding to address mental health and school security.

The movement comes in the wake of last month's school massacre in Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed.

"If there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try," said Obama, joined at the White House by four children who wrote to the president following the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.

But several lawmakers said the president's proposals in large part would not have prevented a shooting like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They accused the president of glossing over potential factors like the entertainment industry and the country's mental health system, making clear that the legislative proposals could face an uphill climb.

"Nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook. President Obama is targeting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of seriously addressing the real underlying causes of such violence," Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said. "Rolling back responsible citizens' rights is not the proper response to tragedies committed by criminals and the mentally ill."

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said the proposals would merely invite "drawn-out court battles."

"Instead of a thoughtful, open and deliberate conversation, President Obama is attempting to institute new restrictions on a fundamental constitutional right," he said.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in a written statement, said: "Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons, and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror."

But both sides of the debate were preparing Wednesday for a drawn-out national debate. The National Rifle Association is preparing to launch a major ad campaign and has already started running one ad. The group said Wednesday it would work with Congress on a "bipartisan basis" but that "attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation."

The NRA said: "Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected, and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy" as a result of the administration's plan.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Spanking children...

I am aware that there are many people, conservatives and liberals alike that oppose the spanking of children and than there are those that fully support it.

I believe that children do require discipline and no I am not talking abuse where a child is bruised or punished so severely that they are truly traumatized and become fearful of their parent. 

I believe a spanking on the bottom is sufficient. The spanking must fit the crime. 

From pure observation with kids in my own church, on the streets, mall, theaters and even just grocery stores I see spoiled children getting away with wretched behavior that would have NEVER been tolerated when I was growing up.

For example: 1. One scene in a house I was visiting, the 3-year-old boy threw the biggest fit, yelling, and screaming and on the floor because his sister had a blue plate and he wanted it and wouldn't stop until he got his way. And the parents finally got tired of his tantrum and instead of disciplining their son they took his sister's plate away from her and forced her to get another plate, even though she had already begun eating off the plate.

I would have spanked him and made him sit down and eat his food or punish him without dinner and put him to bed.  They punished their daughter, by taking away her food and plate.


What would you have done in this scenario?

Example 2: At Wal-Mart, many shoppers could here a kid screaming at the top of his lungs that he wanted something out of the shopping cart,  I guess it was donuts?  I just happen to run into them in an isle. He kept on and on and on and so what did the mother do?  She said, 'FINE!" and proceeded to open up the package and gave the kid what he wanted.  He got his way, by exhausting his mother with his fit.  

I would have taken my kid out of the cart and gave him firm spanking in the bathroom. And then put the item back on the shelf.

What would you have done?

Example 3:  Kids disrespecting teachers, their parents, grandparents etc. I have seen it, so much that I am shocked that they actually cuss at their parents in stores, etc.  My mother probably would have popped me in the mouth. I know because one time, I called her a "bitch."  Let's just say I never did that again. And I have NEVER spoken to any adult like that. I learned to honor all of my elders and to give them the respect they deserve.  Yay! To my mom!! For standing her ground and teaching her rebellious daughter she was NOT about to put up with my bad attitude or manners.

What would you have done? If some kid cussed you out? Your kid or someone else's kid?

I have a lot of scenarios I could come up with, but I believe I would take up a lot of time.

My opinion:  Children need direction and good parenting. They do not need their parents to be their "friends" or their "pals."  Parents should NEVER give into a tantrum or bribe them to behave. I won't put up with that. And not to brag, but every single person that has ever met my two boys or had them spend the night at their house have told me that they are very well-behaved and VERY respectful and are a joy to have over. They even help out with chores.

My boss thought it was wonderful that my youngest son (10) "Wolfie"  said, "yes, ma'am" to her when he spoke to her on the phone when she asked him a question. It actually surprised her. 

My boys have been taught the bible, the Ten Commandments and know that they will be punished for bad behavior, talking back, etc. I have never put up with temper tantrums. 

Now there is one very important aspect to spanking and/or disciplining.  I am constantly telling my boys that I love them, and hug and kiss them a lot and the reason they get punished is because of their actions. If they choose to misbehave, talk back, etc. They made the choice to do so and they will suffer the consequences, one thing I have learned, take away their electronic devices. I can compromise on the spanking.  It just depends on what they did.

Thoughts?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gay troops ousted under DADT to get back pay

Article from Google: Army Times

The federal government has agreed to pay $2.4 million to dozens of gay troops who were discharged and denied full separation pay under the pre-2011 “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, according to a new court settlement.

The class-action lawsuit was spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union and filed in 2010 on behalf of about 181 gay troops who were honorably discharged for violating the military’s ban on gays serving openly in uniform.

The government agreed to provide full back pay, or an average of about $14,000 per former service member, according to the settlement announced by the ACLU.

Service members typically are entitled to separation pay when leaving the military. For example, someone separating at the pay grade of E-5 after six years of service would be entitled to about $19,000 cash.

For years, however, the Pentagon maintained a policy of granting only half the standard separation pay amount for troops who were honorably discharged for being open about their sexual orientation.

Among the plaintiffs was Richard Collins, a former staff sergeant in the Air Force who served for nine years until he was discharged in 2006 under “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

“We gave all we had to our country, and just wanted the same dignity and respect for our service as any other veterans,” Collins said in an ACLU statement.

Collins was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., when a co-worker saw him kissing his boyfriend in their car while stopped at an off-base intersection.

According to the settlement, the government will directly contact all troops affected by the lawsuit. Only troops discharged since 2004 are eligible due to the statute of limitations on civil claims.

First of all they were paid while they were in service and that should be their compensation.  They earned their pay while they were serving.  I appreciate and honor them for their service.

However, every single person that enlisted in the military during the time the "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy was active were fully aware of the consequences should they be caught engaging in something that was strictly forbidden. 

They broke that protocol when they decided to engage in their homosexual activities. It was their choice to make and the tax payers shouldn't have to pay them diddly-squat for their erroneous decision to break protocol, whether on base or off.  

It is unjust, and quite frankly unfair, to the tax payers to have to pay them when they weren't even serving. They made their choice and should have to live with the consequences of their actions. I do not believe they should be rewarded for breaking the rules, plus, they were HONORABLY discharged.  

What more do they want?  They are lucky that they received honorable discharges, because the US military didn't have to grant them that favor.

This is unbelievable.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare

Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare:  

This is a bit long, but I thought it would be interesting to share. I have seen people who pretend to be Christians or behave as they were but in reality they couldn't be further from God.  

I know a few people like this and this shed a lot of light and truth.  Let me know what you think?

Are there demons in this world? Yes. Can true Christians be demon possessed? No. There is not one instance in the Bible where Jesus or his disciples cast demons out of true believers. In fact Jesus tells us we have all power over demons.

"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Luke 10:19

How can something we have power over, turn around and possess us? It can't. However, there are examples in the Bible of people being demon possessed who may have been saved at one time, but who are now spiritually lost. Judas, one of Jesus' own disciples is an example of this. The Bible actually says the devil entered into him.

Luke 22:3 "Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve."

John 13:27 "As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him."

Judas is a prime example of someone who can appear to have it together spiritually, and can actually have severed their relationship with Christ and be involved in the evil forces of this world to the point of possession.

A Christian who has a relationship with Christ, and has not denied Christ or turned to another gospel other than what God teaches us in His word, has the protection spoken of in Luke. This doesn't mean true believers won't be attacked. While we cannot be possessed by demons, we are still subject to the temptations of the flesh.

Peter had many problems that people who believe Christians can be demon possessed would say can only be resolved by having demons cast out of him. However, Jesus told Peter that the devil desired to have the opportunity to "sift" him like wheat. Then He prayed that Peter's faith in Jesus would not fail and that after he came through the temptation, he would have knowledge he could use to help others weather the temptations of the devil (Luke 22:31,32).

The difference between Peter and Judas is that Jesus prayed for Peter, but He did not pray for Judas. He only told Judas to be quick about what he had decided to do (betray Jesus). Judas had crossed a line in the spirit realm that Peter hadn't crossed, which opened Judas to demon possession.

Christians whose faith is in Christ can be attacked, depressed, oppressed, and tempted, but if we resist the devil, he will flee from us.

James 4:7 "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

Jesus does not violate man's free will. He is pictured in Revelation 3:20 as standing at the door, knocking, waiting for the door to be opened so He can come in. If God, who is all-powerful, cannot violate man's will, demons certainly must honor man's will if they know what the Bible says and follow it. The devil will try like crazy to open that door, but it is ultimately up to us whether we let Satan in or not.

People will often use personal experiences to substantiate claims that Christians can be possessed instead of using the Bible as the ultimate authority on the subject. As a result, they try to cast out works of the flesh thinking they are demons. Until we are given our new bodies and are living eternally with Christ, we will always have to contend with our sinful nature. Through prayer and the help of the Holy Spirit we can persevere and overcome these attacks. It is important to not become so demon conscious and so focused on warding off attacks that we forget about Jesus. It is through Him that we have power over evil, so making Christ and his teachings the center of our lives will naturally give us strength. It is when we fall away from our faith in Christ that we are in danger.

Saying you are a Christian does not necessarily mean you are saved.

Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven."

There are many people in this world who go to church every Sunday, tithe as they are supposed to, have the right friends, and are good at bragging about their righteousness and the works they perform in the name of the church. Unfortunately, some of these same people can be heard saying things like, "I believe all paths lead to God. It doesn't really matter if you believe in Christ or Buddha as long as you do good things". They read the right Christian books, and read their Bible from time to time, but when it comes right down to it, they deny the saving grace of Christ, they do not believe what the Bible says, and they, willingly or not, encourage others to follow false prophets and religions. These people open all kinds of doors for Satan. They put out the welcome mat, make a pot of coffee, and tell the devil to come right on in. It is these "Christians" who, like Judas, can be possessed by demons, who will be attacked relentlessly, and who desperately need to believe in the Bible and have a right relationship with Jesus Christ. If only these people could see that God promises us power over the devil and his minions, they need only accept it and no longer turn their backs on it. It is the believer's job to share this with them.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I'M BACK!!


Hey everyone, I am back home, as of last night.
 
My dad is still with us!  Praise God! Miracles never cease!!
 
He is a fighter I will tell you that. The doctors have been amazed that he has survived this long, but we know God hears prayers.  However, the doctor treating him informed us that he will never leave ICU and his kidneys are not going to get any better, etc.  His heart is what caused all his organs to start shutting down. Today they are going to run a painless test to see if surgery is an option, if not, they have given my dad six months to live, that's all.  His heart is severely disease. I trust in God's Will.
 
I spent almost every waking moment with my dad with little rest and it was worth it. He has such a wonderful personality and all the doctors and nurses just adored his optimistic attitude and how he loves to joke around with them, even through the pain, and discomfort my dad kept his spirits high. He has such an awesome personality. He makes everyone laugh.
 
No one thought he was going to make it, which is why I left so abruptly, they basically informed us that we would be coming home to a funeral but God had other plans and daddy is still here fighting the good fight.  He still does his daily prayers and devotional, 3x a day, which I got to enjoy with him while my sisters read them to him. 

My last night in El Paso, I was blessed to be completely alone with him for hours helping the nurse take care of him and read scriptures to him.  It was the hardest thing saying goodbye to my dad. I cried all over him. His poor head was soaked with my tears. :(  Wow! That was soooo.... hard.
 
So right now, he is in God's great hands.
 
Thank you for the prayers, God worked great miracles!  I wish I could share a lot more, but know God truly heard.
 
Whatever happens now is in the Lord's hands and I will trust in Him.

It feels good to be back, my boys missed me!! Lots of hugs and kisses. But I realized how much I missed my hometown and did NOT want to leave it. Had REAL Mexican food, oh yummmmm..... And they got snow today!  Sweet.

I'll tell you all one thing I noticed, my allergies and sinus problems disappeared in the dry desert air. 

A lot happened but this would be a book.  

I am so happy and sad at the same time.
 
Next post....POLITICS!!  I have a LOT of catching up to do.