Saturday, January 24, 2009

Forked Tongue One More Time!

"...and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you." --- President Barack Hussein Obama in his Inauguration speech, January 20, 2009

He said it – for all the world to hear and it’s been recorded – he can’t deny it, but only do some fancy foot shuffling in reference to the term.

What is “slaughtering innocents?” In context of his speech the president was attempting to speak to those who engage in terrorist activities and killing innocent persons in the process. His vow is that “we,” the United States, “will defeat you.”

But wait just a minute – let’s seriously pursue this a bit further. Why not cover all the bases when you address the issue of “slaughtering innocents?” Does that not also apply to the mutilation and murder of unborn children in the United States as well as a number of other countries -- you know, ours and others that make the outrageous claim of being “civilized?”

And can not the parties to whom President Obama is pointing the finger in that statement instantly point their finger back at us and say without hesitation, “You people are doing better than we at slaughtering the innocents – in fact, you have chalked up a much higher number than we – so much so that we are mere amateurs compared to you professionals in the United States. Our victims do not begin to approach 50 million as is the case with you. And further, your own president vigorously supports slaughtering the innocents, so who is he to point the finger at us?”

Help me at this point -- isn't there a word in our English language about this kind of thing which the president is blatantly demonstrating -- doesn't it start with hypo or something like that? Doesn't it have to do with condemning someone else for doing something perceived to be wrong, but then turning around and doing the same kind of thing yourself?

Slaughtering innocents? Hhmmmmmmmmmmm!

They do not direct their deeds toward turning to their God, for the spirit of harlotry is in their midst, and they do not know the LORD. The pride of Israel testifies to his face; therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also stumbles with them. With their flocks and herds they shall go to seek the LORD, but they will not find Him; He has withdrawn Himself from them. --- Hosea 5:4-6


Anonymous said...

I am an aged deaf pastor to the deaf. I found your website by looking up Hananiah in google. I agree with your words 100% The question I have in mind is, Can
Seventh-day Adventists find common ground with the Methodists? Ellen G. White was from a Methodist family. If with me today, she would be glad to talk with you. The one thing we seem to diverge on is the
4th. commandment of the 10. Can you tell me how the change to the first day of the week from the 7th. came about? Jesus and Paul were Sabbath keepers.
Luke 4:16, John 4:22: and Acts 17:2 & 18:4

PA Maverick said...

The 1st Century church shifted to worship on the first day of the week, remembering and honoring the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. True, Jesus and Paul observed the 7th day Sabbath, because that was the custom. But the shift in the New Testament appears in some of Paul's statements -- i.e. the Corinthians were to give offerings etc. as they came together on the first day of the week. Also, there is discussion on observance of days -- to the Lord or not to the Lord, etc.
There is a tendency to become legalistic about this issue in much the same manner as the Galatian controversy over circumcision with some saying unless the males were circumcised, they could not be Christians.
For those who insist that the only proper day of worship is on Saturday, the 7th day of the week, the burden of proof is on them. And that is, to explain how and why God has blessed those who chose to worship on the first day of the week. In history, how was it that God blessed the Wesleys and others in their preaching and ministry and a revival broke out in England -- they were first day of the week worshippers! Likewise in America the Methodist Church was wonderfully blessed in the days of colonialism as the country expanded and Methodist preachers who were in quite solid agreement that God's inspired Word was precisely that -- they believed it and preached it -- God blessed the effort and multitudes were converted and became Christian -- the church grew rapidly -- BUT they worshipped on the first day of the week! Of course, we are now in a sad time where God's Word is not respected as it once was and there no longer is agreement as to what it is -- consequently, the United Methodist Church is now in decline and has been for some time. Some of these issues are further discussed at my web site,