Friday, February 27, 2009

The Ultimate Low!

During the reign of the Clintons years ago this item circulated for a while – a question was asked, “What is the difference between the Clintons and the RMS Titanic?” Answer was, “The RMS Titanic ran out depths to which it could sink!”

There are almost countless ways by which human depravity is demonstrated and how low a person can descend when it comes to involvement in something that is highly offensive to a holy God Who has us under surveillance at all times.

In recent days within driving distance of the place where we live the following have been reported:

  • 2 females have been charged with raping young children
  • a male has been charged with sexual abuse of a child
  • a man has been charged with the shotgun slaying of his estranged wife in a McDonalds parking lot
  • a man shot his wife and then himself – they were the parents of two young children who were fortunate to be with grandparents at the time of this tragedy
  • a 12 year-old took his shotgun and shot his father's pregnant girl friend to death while she was sleeping. He is being charged as an adult in this case, although his lawyer wants this changed so that he is charged as a juvenile. In Commonwealth of PA in a case of murder such as this a juvenile can be charged as an adult.
  • a young female student took a picture of herself in the nude and then text messaged it to a boy who in turn shared it with a lot of other students via cell phone – it seems the administration of the school where this happened was more than a tad unsettled by this development

In another part of the country in a small community a 15 year-old boy and a 13 year-old girl made a video recording of their act of sexual intercourse and then shared that recording via cell phone with other students in their school. The community and school officials were in a state of shock on this one – well, hello! Guess who has been encouraging and teaching the little tykes how to do it – monkey see, monkey do, you know!

The lowest of the low, however, is when an effort is made to protect lives of unborn children and someone blocks such an effort.

It happened in the state of Illinois when legislation was proposed to do whatever necessary to preserve the life of an unborn child who should happen to survive a botched abortion – once in a great while it does happen and there are a very few persons today who can testify that they are survivors of the murderous attempt on their lives! But the effort in Illinois was stonewalled by an arrogant legislator named Barack Obama whose attitude was, “If that baby should survive the abortion intended to kill it, then let it alone – don’t touch it until it dies!”

At least one nurse has testified of the horror involved when such an occurrence took place – of witnessing a baby surviving an abortion and no person was permitted to lift so much as a finger to take some form of action which would insure that the life of that intended victim would be preserved!

Heartless? Cruel? Totally lacking in any compassion whatsoever? Without a doubt, yes, and when you see a picture or a video of the president, dare to remember that here is a person who has sunk as low as it is possible to go in regard to his attitude toward unborn children. He has put together the most pro-death administration in the history of the United States, and then has the audacity to throw out the term, “God bless the United States of America!”

It becomes more obvious as time progresses that he, his administration and the country he is attempting to lead will learn the hard way that you cannot pursue a policy that intentionally disrupts the plans of Almighty God for human life and get away with it!

It is now time that the name Clinton as used in connection with a comparison to Titanic earlier should be changed to Obama who has revealed his ability to sink to the lowest depths when it comes to defining human depravity and what it is about!

"This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians." --- Daniel 5:26-28

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Shedding of Innocent Blood – 21st Century Application!

They did not destroy the peoples, concerning whom the LORD had commanded them, but they mingled with the Gentiles and learned their works; they served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they were defiled by their own works, and played the harlot by their own deeds. Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against His people, so that He abhorred His own inheritance. --- Psalm 106:34-40

One of the earliest recorded statements employing the term, “shed innocent blood,” is found in the book of Psalms in the Old Testament. The practice of such goes back much earlier in human history.

The expression refers to a deliberate act in which an innocent victim is violently assaulted and his or her life is terminated! The very first instance of the shedding of innocent blood took place when a man by the name of Cain made a decision to murder his brother, Abel. (Genesis 4).

The circumstances under which the shedding of innocent blood can take place are widely varied. The result, however, is always the same – one or more innocent persons lose their lives because of violent acts perpetrated against them. The ages of the victims can vary greatly ranging from infants to the very elderly.

Records from more recent history indicate that motives for such activity were the elimination of what were considered “undesirables” for one reason or another or else a “purifying” by the racial group which held the reins of power in government. Nazi philosophy and actions during WW II is a shocking demonstration of this. The shedding of innocent blood by the Nazis amounted to at least 15 million or more.

In very ancient times certain heathen peoples became convinced that some of their deities could not be appeased unless a human being was offered in sacrifice. We have Biblical information on some details concerning these abominable practices. The Canaanite people threw babies into a blazing fire as a sacrifice to one deity named Molech. It was the only way you could keep Molech from getting mad and doing some nasty things to you!

Eventually the Israelites, who had been previously informed rather clearly that there was but one God and He was to be honored and obeyed, became corrupted by compromise and began to worship such heathen deities as Molech and others. Needless to say, God was more than a little upset about this as we learn from statements made in the Scriptures.

As we look at the scene in those days as the shedding of innocent blood became a rather popular way of life for backslidden Israelites, suppose we could have engaged in conversation with them -- what might they have said? “You ask why do we do this shedding of innocent blood? It’s practical and convenient – it’s a way of population control and we don’t have to be bothered with that kid which we didn’t want in the first place – just another mouth gone which we don’t have to feed anymore! We weave religion into the whole process with the understanding that Molech certainly has our best interest at heart!”

Realistically one would have to conclude that a civilized culture could never resort to such practices. Certainly a number of people who are sensitive to true justice and a realistic view of human life from God’s point of view would agree that the shedding of innocent blood is something to be avoided without exception.

However, the United States has been proving that it has been an exception for quite some time. Honesty dictates to a sensitive conscience that the shedding of innocent blood applies not just to every human being ever born, but to those who are yet to be born.

But we have leaders in government, including the president, and other people in high places as well as in organized groups who take a backslidden Israelite approach to the shedding of innocent blood – it’s convenient for a number of reasons and it is a “constitutional right” to do so.

There are even church “leaders” who sanction the practice – if they had lived centuries ago, they would have been the ones who would have seduced the Israelites to “try the Canaanite ways, because it looks like a good thing!”

An interesting thing exists in the United Methodist Church – lots of talk and “campaigning” for getting mosquito netting to combat malaria in Africa – we are told of at least 1 million children dying each year in Africa from malaria – but you won’t hear even one United Methodist bishop making an issue of the shedding of innocent blood in this country and the shocking fact that over 1 million unborn children are torn to pieces and murdered in their mothers’ (term used very loosely) wombs each year in these “civilized” United States!

Will it ever be stopped? Not likely – the spirit of Molech is deeply entrenched at all levels of our culture – well that is, it likely won’t be stopped until that day when Almighty God steps in and puts a stop to it – do you want to be around when that happens?

Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity. No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. they trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity………….. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace. --- Isaiah 59:1-4, 7, 8

"For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt, then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.” --- Jeremiah 7:5-7

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Failure of the Obama Administration Is Assured, Unless….!

And the LORD spoke by His servants the prophets, saying, Because Manasseh king of Judah has done these abominations (he has acted more wickedly than all the Amorites who were before him, and has also made Judah sin with his idols), therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'Behold, I am bringing such calamity upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears will tingle.’” --- 2 Kings 21:10-12

President Obama really wowed them at the Capitol last night, did he not? All those standing O's, shouts, clapping of hands and howls of adoration could almost convince a skeptic that here indeed is the “savior” or the “messiah” that some have been so bold in mentioning.

How could he not but succeed in his leadership at a time when things are somewhat in a bit of a strain with most attention focused on a staggering economy. Masses are convinced that he'll get us through this -- just give him a chance to prove it!

Largely overlooked is where the Obama administration will miserably strike out unless some very drastic changes are made in how the president approaches the matter in the near future.

The area that will bring the Obama administration down will be its dealings with children and youth. In the State of the Union address the president talked at length about the need to educate our children and youth and to enable them to move beyond the high school level, obtaining an education consisting of more than a high school diploma.

His failure is assured because he does not and most certainly will not stress the need for children to be taught a Biblically based value system which has always been an absolute must in a vicious world such as this.

Over half our population fails to be in public worship on Sunday of each week. The president and his family so far have given no indication that they consider this an important discipline and example to be set before the citizens they are attempting to lead.

Consequently we are raising millions of children who have no exposure to the reality of Who God is, what He has done, what His plans for the future are and how He has a plan for each human being due to His identification and knowledge of each of us before we were conceived in our mothers’ wombs.

Not only does the the president and his administration demonstrate monumental ignorance as to God's view of human life, but they place their stamp of approval on policy that prevents millions of children from getting an education in the first place!

This issue is explored in more detail at Mr. President, You Are Doomed to Fail, Unless…! Use return feature on your web browser to come back here or use the link at the bottom of that area to return.

Something quite essential that this nation has all but forgotten is worded this way:

"Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you; 'a land flowing with milk and honey.' Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart; you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” --- Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Monday, February 23, 2009

Will God Be Issuing An Apology in the Near Future?

For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly….--- 2 Peter 2:4-6

It was Billy Graham who may have coined the expression, but if he did not, then he certainly stressed it quite a few years ago in his evangelistic ministry. That expression went something like this:

"If God allows us (the United States) to get away with our many sins, then He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!"

Never has there been a time in the history of our republic in which this question needs to be more seriously considered than right now. For years, ever since that statement was originally uttered, the descent into a moral, ethical and spiritual cesspool has been rapid and massive. It has involved millions of U. S. citizens of all ages throughout the entire nation.

The “spiritual floodgates” really broke open starting in the ‘60’s although there were numerous problems in the decades prior to that time. But in the ‘60’s the nation experienced what was known as the “sexual revolution” plus an official Supreme Court decision which basically banned God from the public school systems with Bible reading and prayer no longer permitted. A high school student in my youth group told of someone placing a sign on his school’s bulletin board which read, “In case of atomic attack the ban against prayer in this school will be temporarily suspended!” For some reason, the sign was quickly removed by a member of the school’s administration.

But that was by no means the end – about 10 years later, in January of 1973 the Supreme Court handed down another disasterous decision which said that it was a constitutional right for a female to have her unborn child mutilated and murdered if she so chose! Now, the words “mutilated” and “murdered” do not appear in the wordy decision, but if you will look at photos of the victims of the United States’ version of Holocaust, that would be the only conclusion you can come to – that is, if you are truly honest and willing to face reality! Harry Blackmun, Supreme Court justice and United Methodist layman, wrote the infamous decision. He was highly eulogized in United Methodist circles when he died. Wherever Harry is today there is one thing for sure – if you were able to engage in conversation with him, he would tell you that his views of human life and children before birth have drastically changed since he crossed the great divide into eternity – he now sees it God’s way!

As the God-rejecting snowball rolled down hill during the ‘60’s, the 70’s and through the turn of the century, it kept getting larger and larger. By no wildest stretch of human imagination can we now say that we are better off and are living on a higher moral plane than we were before those two monumental Supreme Court decisions took place.

Our massive shedding of innocent blood, idolatry, sexual immorality, violence, selfishness and greed continue to increase unabated. Our utter defiance of the standards which Almighty God has put in place for a culture to experience sanity, serenity, stability, security, sovereignty, and ongoing survival has come to the place where even a citizen of ancient Sodom would blush if he or she would walk the streets of one of our cities!

So, as you ponder the question about God’s possible apology to the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah, what is the answer with which you come forth?

Somehow with all the searching of the Scriptures for over a half century, I see absolutely no indication that God will issue such an apology – in fact, the evidence is overwhelming that He will deal with this nation as He did with those ancient cities of long ago that demonstrated an attitude in which they gave God an obscene gesture. The prevailing mindset, including that of their leaders, was that they could live any way they wanted and not have to reap the harvest for their abominations later on down the road. We are clearly demonstrating that same spirit and traveling down that same path.

"Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.” --- Jesus speaking in Luke 17:28, 29

"The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it.” --- God speaking in Jeremiah 18:7-10

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Do As I Say, But Never As I Do!

President Obama and his co-conspirators in Congress have said much about how difficult it is for a majority of U. S. citizens and how we all have to sacrifice during these times of hardship until the economy improves.

President Obama has mentioned frequently of the need to drastically reduce our dependence upon foreign oil – we need to sacrifice and at one point he stressed the need for U. S. citizens to quit driving SUV’s which have a reputation of guzzling gasoline! But since taking the oath of office back on January 20, 2009 this fellow has done more flying around the country in Air Force One than any other president and the mileage on that Boeing 747 isn’t anything to brag about – in fact, if SUV’s could burn jet fuel, we could keep a whole big bunch of them on the road for a long time in order to burn the fuel that Air Force One consumed during this past month! His most recent excursion was into Canada. Ah, yes – it’s “do as I say, but never as I do!” What evidence has he produced that he is serious about practicing what he preaches constantly to us about when it comes to this issue of “belt-tightening?”

Then there is that infamous Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi – or Queen Nancy as some have labeled her. She too prattles on in much the same way as the president, talking about how difficult it is for a lot of our citizens at a time when the economy is going belly up! Just recently after passage of that monstrosity bit of legislation posing as a “stimulus” bill, Nancy, her husband, and a few cronies from Congress flew to Italy. She and hubby had an audience with the Pope among other things.

It cost about $10,000 an hour to keep the government aircraft in the air which was used by Nancy and Co. That of course is not the only expense racked up on this trip which we citizens, who are in a difficult time according to Queen Nancy, will have to pay! You know, do you not, that the "Queen" is constantly flying back and forth to California, since she "represents" the district in which San Francisco is located?

These antics are a constant reminder of how low this nation has sunk in terms of leadership which claims to have concern for the citizens which they are supposed to lead. Again, I struggle with that word which so clearly applies to the likes of an Obama, a Pelosi or hundreds of other elected officials – it’s hypo or something – it sounds a bit like hippopotamus at the beginning but not at the end – the hippo part, I mean – help me out please. These people are an incarnation of that word!

Oh, look just below – a man who lived centuries ago used that word and it looks like the leadership at that time was more than just a little bit irresponsible. Seems like we are witnessing that old saying that goes something like this – “Those who will not learn from the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it!”

What say you?

For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed. Therefore the LORD will have no joy in their young men, nor have mercy on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still. --- Isaiah 9:16, 17

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Little Jack Horner Replayed!

Just about everyone has heard of Little Jack Horner at a very tender age. There may be some exceptions, but Jack is a prominent personality in nursery rhyme lore along with a number of others. He sat in a corner and munched on Christmas pie. At a certain point he seriously violated Emily Post’s standard of conduct when eating – he stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum and said, “What a good boy am I!”

Little Jack Horner has been resurrected and it started back quite some months ago but really came to the forefront in November 2008 and then culminated in the inauguration of B. Hussein Obama as president of the United States on January 20, 2009.

While he is commonly known now as President Obama, he really is Little Jack Horner in disguise! Here are the ways we know it is really Jack:

  • this is the guy who has already signed some highly questionable executive orders and there are more earth-shaking ones to come, but for now he will sign a financial Frankenstein that is erroneously termed a “stimulus” bill and then will say, “What a good boy am I!” His co-conspirators in Congress will enthusiastically agree!

  • this is the guy that takes the word “extravagant” to a new high by flying all over the country in a Boeing 747, which isn’t cheap, and then tells you and me we have to quit running SUV’s, do some sacrificing and help to cut down on our dependence on foreign oil – after all that he says, “What a good boy am I!” – and a vast horde of citizens agree!

  • this is the guy who says he is going to have high ethical standards in his administration and then appoints a bunch that has problems paying all taxes or they are under investigation for something or there are possible conflicts of interests -- and who knows what other kind of baggage some of these people are bringing along with them to their plush positions. But he’ll say, “What a good boy am I!” -- and a vast horde of citizens agree!

  • this is the guy who said no lobbyists were going to be hired in his administration, and then turns around and gives a waiver to a powerful character in the lobbying business (related to the Department of Defense!) so that he can serve in the Defense Department – and he’ll simply say, “What a good boy am I!” -- and a vast horde of citizens agree!

  • this is the guy of whom it is said that he is still in campaign mode and has yet to shift into the gear in which he actually begins to govern – it must be so, because he is city hopping all over the place – maybe he needs a weekly ego “booster shot” which can only come from the crowds who worship the ground he walks on! Certainly it could be expected that he would then say, “What a good boy am I!” -- and a vast horde of citizens agree!

  • this is the guy who likes to throw out the terms, “God bless you. And God bless the United States of America,” but cannot find time to give public expression in acts of worshipping this God to Whom he makes reference. He can find time to play basketball, work out and do government “business” on the Lord’s Day, but to set an example before his family and the nation by giving public expression to his professed faith, he simply doesn’t – yet he will still insist, “What a good boy am I!” -- and a vast horde of citizens agree!

Granted, you might not hear him vocally say, “What a good boy am I!” And the reason is, he lets the mainstream media say it for him or the shouting crowds that he plans to visit on a regular basis, according to David Axelrod, who is in reality the Propaganda Minister for the Obama Administration. Just listen to him talk sometime and you’ll see – he will confirm repeatedly that B.O. is indeed a very good boy!

Before you go to sleep tonight, why not recite the record of Little Jack Horner. After you have done that, then think of how that has been dramatically updated and the new version of Jack lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC!

And the people kept shouting, "The voice of a god and not of a man!" --- Acts 12:22

And Jesus answered and said to him, "Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'" --- Jesus in a confrontation with Satan in Luke 4:8

Monday, February 16, 2009

Joseph Goebbels Would Nod in Hearty Approval with a Big Smile on His Face!

The recent passed stimulus bill by the U. S. Congress is regarded to be the “cure all” needed in the long run for our country’s recovery and reviving of the economy according to David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama, on February 15, 2009.

Chris Wallace of Fox News interviewed David Axelrod on Sunday, February 15, 2009. Axelrod holds a significant position in the Obama Administration. He possesses the title of Senior Advisor to President Obama. His background is interesting, revealing deep involvement in politics the last number of years. He is a senior partner at the consulting firm, AKP&D Message and Media based in – guess where? – yes, in good old Chicago, home of infamous political shenanigans of the most imaginable kind!

His bond with Obama? Not hard to figure that one – it is reported that Axelrod helped Obama, an Illinois state senator at the time, defeat a primary field of six other Democrats and then go on to a landslide victory in winning a seat in the United States Senate.

Actually from what this man says about anything related to the Obama presidency it might be better to change his title from Senior Advisor to that of Propaganda Minister or something akin to that.

Maybe you remember -- there was this little guy who lived a few decades ago and held a special position in the government of which he was a very important part – he was head of “National Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda” in the Third Reich under Adolph Hitler. He inspired the German people with all kinds of stuff and led them to believe their leader was the best in the world and had their very best interests at heart – all they had to do was listen to their leader and do what he wanted and before they knew it, Germany would enter its promised “golden age!” In fact the thinking was that a Reich would be established that would stand for a thousand years!

In listening to Axelrod you hear nothing but great things being done and planned by B. Hussein Obama. The passage of the recent stimulus bill (which not one member of Congress was able to read in its entirety before voting) is declared to be a great victory and will get this country over this economic “bump in the road!” It’s just the greatest thing since “sliced bread,” to use an ancient cliché.

On bipartisanship as pertaining to the passage of the bill, Obama cannot claim that to be a significant factor as he had hoped -- no Republicans in the House voted for it and 3 turn-coat Republicans (Collins, Snowe and Specter) in the Senate voted for it. Actually these three are Democrats wearing a cloak that says, "Republican!" But masterful Axelrod glosses over all that and discounts it as though it were nothing -- the big thing is that his boss won a major "victory."

Regarding appointments to the cabinet – D. A. insists that the administration has high ethical standards and only selects the highest caliber people to serve. And as could be expected, he gives Timothy (Ooops! I didn’t pay all my taxes!) Geithner very high marks and the fact that this man is brilliant and will help to lead us out of this economic chaos in which we presently find ourselves.

The propaganda choo-choo continues to roar down the tracks with Axelrod indicating the president intends to open things up for government funding of embryonic stem cell research – this means huge numbers of humans in the early stage of formation will be destroyed. This was not the policy set in place by the Bush Administration. But Axelrod paints this scenario as nothing short of being saintly and “saving” the nation by such a change of policy.

And we can assume that this senior White House advisor was completely supportive of Obama’s rather secret signing of an order overturning the former Bush policy which banned the use of funds for use by groups in foreign nations that in the name of “family planning” perform abortions and/or counsel abortion to be the answer to a problem pregnancy!

Further, it is more than an outside possibility that he fully supports President Obama’s intention to sign the Freedom of Choice Act which literally will declare open season on unborn children at any stage of pregnancy, even when they are but minutes away from being born! It would be interesting to hear how this senior advisor would phrase this and attempt to justify it. Certainly it would be in the very spirit and logic of that little guy named Joe who lived decades ago and mislead a nation into believing they were on the road to paradise when in reality they were on the road to collapse, total ruin and destruction.

But if we could resurrect Joseph Goebbels and have him listen to David Axelrod, the propaganda minister of the Third Reich would nod his head in approval and a great big smile would form on his face! If he were to comment, perhaps he would say something like this – “I couldn’t have done it better myself!”

One observation was worded this way: “Dr. Joseph Goebbels convinced a whole nation to abandon their ideals and embark on a frivolous conquest through Europe. He led millions to their destruction. He made a people believe in their Leader up to the bitter end. In short, Dr. Goebbels was a dark genius.”

What might we expect down the road when one who has been elected to lead a republic shows that he takes a very low view of human life and does not give a second thought to the destruction of human beings in the early stages of their development while actually signing orders that expand greatly the “shedding of innocent blood.” All the while, a senior advisor attempts to lead us into believing we are on the threshold of a golden age period never before experienced in the history of our republic!

About once a week a letter is sent to President Obama about the real critical issues which need to be addressed in this nation. At the bottom of that letter is the picture of an unborn child which has been dismembered in the process of terminating its life before it was able to be born because of an insane decision on the part of its “mother” and intentional act on the part of a “doctor.”

A statement above that picture goes something like this – “The Nazis didn’t get away with their version of “Holocaust” and neither shall we with our version of the same!"

By the way – victims in the Nazi version were in the neighborhood of 14 to 15 million, 6 million of which were Jews. We, a professed civilized society, have just passed the 50 million mark a few days after B. Hussein Obama became president! And that is likely a very conservative figure because of sloppy reporting when it comes to the destruction of unborn children plus the human embryos that have been and will be destroyed.

Just something to think about and to remember as the calamities intensify in the days to come -- and as part of that remembering process, think about how leaders in a nation can by their blind and very foolish actions, bring about a response from Almighty God that will be most unpleasant to say the least!

Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD.............. Nevertheless the LORD did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath, with which His anger was aroused against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him. --- 2 Kings 21:6; 23:26

Friday, February 13, 2009

It’s NOT the Economy, Stupid!

“It’s the economy, stupid!” was a phrase attributed to James Carville during Bill Clinton’s successful campaign for the presidency in 1992. The phrase suggested that Clinton was the superior choice over George H. W. Bush because the sitting president had not effectively addressed the economy which had gone into a recession.

Just about every pair of eyeballs has been focused on the economy in recent months and the issue has whipped up into the intensity of a Cat 5 hurricane raging in toward the U. S. coast from the Atlantic Ocean!

There are probably many who feel that the original phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid!,” which was the brainchild (term brain used carelessly here) of James Carville is applicable to our present condition in the United States.

Certainly President Obama has been attempting to make political hay out of this circumstance and it has given him an “excuse” to go flitting about the country in Air Force One as he attempts to jam his stimulus bill down our throats. Had it not been for the betrayal of 3 Republicans (Senators Snowe and Collins of Maine and Specter of Pennsylvania) it is doubtful we would have gotten bogged down in this financial quagmire which is deceptively called "stimulus!"

But to get to the point – the root problem is not the economy, which is a distraction away from the real problem that is causing us to be on the fast lane to disaster! That real problem is a terminal illness which is ethical, moral and spiritual in nature.

A brief summary:

  • Deadly love focused on self, money and pleasure!
  • Compromised truth and principles within churches claiming to be Christian in faith!
  • Government at all levels that is riddled with contradiction and hypocrisy!
  • Widespread practice of idolatry in a plethora of expressions!
  • Fast spreading malignancy of sexual immorality in virtually unlimited patterns!
  • Intense desecration of the day in which Almighty God is to be honored and worshipped!
  • Indoctrinating our children and youth with the false and very deadly teaching that we humans have evolved over eons of time from lower life forms – there is no need for teaching the involvement of a divine Creator when it comes to origins!
  • And worst of all – a professed “civilized nation” implementing by judicial ruling a policy which has resulted in the mutilation and murders of over 50 million unborn children since January 1973!

Extensive details on this issue, which makes the subject of the economy have as much impact and significance as a gnat trying to stop a loaded 18 wheeler rolling down Interstate 95 out of Washington DC, are found at Driving the Final Nails! -- use reverse feature on your web browser to come back to this place.

There will be a majority who would vehemently disagree and say, “No, it’s the economy!” And that would include most of the politicians. But that response is because they are part of one or more, maybe ALL the problems as given above!

It's NOT the economy, stupid!

A PS: I don't believe it's fair that Pennsylvania should be saddled with an Arlen Specter and a John Murtha (my rep in Congress from 12th District) and the other 49 states having never experienced this pair -- the other 49 should have them for a few years and then they would appreciate what we Pennsylvanians have to endure by way of political shenanigans!

"And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed." --- Jesus speaking in Luke 17:26-30

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mr. President, You Certainly Are Correct About All That “Cable Chatter!”

President Obama, while partying with Democrats recently in Williamsburg VA made reference to something called “cable chatter.” He seemed somewhat upset about the fact that not everyone has jumped on board his gargantuan stimulus bill bandwagon and the “cable chatter” by insinuation involves negative comments and discussion about the bill presently before the U. S. Congress.

President Obama, after some delay I have finally come to the conclusion that you are correct when you make reference to the problem created by all that “cable chatter,” a term which you used when you joined the Democrats at their party in Williamsburg VA a few days ago.

I really didn’t believe it at first and I don’t spend a lot of time with cable networks, so your use of that term caused me to sit up a bit and pay closer attention.

But I now can say I got a good dose of “cable chatter” in recent days, and I really believe something should be done about this growing problem -- and I repeat again -- you are absolutely correct on this issue.

On Friday, February 6, 2009, I saw a fellow really running at the mouth about this huge stimulus bill that the Congress is considering. In this case, it was an attempt to convince any who were listening and watching that this stimulus plan is nothing short of a miracle in terms of what it will do to heal our very ill economy. Yes, indeed, the chatter was non-stop for quite a period of time.

And then, Mr. President, I saw more of this “cable chatter” stuff on Monday, February 9, 2009. Lots of chatter coming from a place called Elkhart, Indiana! I turned to another cable channel and there it was again – lots of chatter by that same fellow and he was talking about the same subject – I agree, Mr. President, you have really hit the nail on the head -- no doubt about it -- we sure have a problem with this “cable chatter” thing!

Then on Monday night, February 9, 2009, just when one would think that chatter stuff would ease up a bit from all that verbosity during the day, it happened again. I switched to another cable channel and it was the same guy again – and yes, you guessed it, lots and lots of “cable chatter” about that stimulus thing that will get us on the road to prosperity. In spite of the chatter, if it comes off as this chatter guy says it will, then those 500 million who will lose their jobs according to Speaker of the House, N. Pelosi, have nothing to fear. No, that’s not a misquote – that’s what she really said – it’s all on video – 500 million jobs! Maybe I’ve been asleep for a long time or fed misinformation – last I heard, the U. S. population is at about 305 million persons!

But wouldn’t you know – more “cable chatter” came forth from Florida today. It was that same guy again and I switched to another channel and there he was – he just won’t go away and he was making “cable chatter” like bees swarming around a hive filled full of honey!

Mr. President, I deliberately repeat myself one more time and say without apology that you are correct – we shouldn’t have to put up with all this “cable chatter,” should we? Maybe you can do something about it. A major problem related to this issue is that this guy flies around the country in this huge jet aircraft – a Boeing 747, and people such as I are footing the bill for that monstrosity to fly through the air and to maintain it on the ground! Why is it we get the feeling we are getting ripped off as well as having the wool pulled over our eyes about all this “cable chatter” and the effort behind it which says, “This stimulus thing will usher in a great age of prosperity and plenty for us, our children, and our grandchildren!

For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed. --- Isaiah 9:16

Friday, February 6, 2009

Partying in Williamsburg VA!

President Obama spoke of his first ride in Air Force One and expressed with a big smile, “I like it.”

It was truly a case of “birds of a feather flocking together” as the Democrats held a retreat in Williamsburg VA. They couldn’t do this without President B. Hussein Obama joining them and being on center stage at one point in this circus. He obviously is having no difficulty in adjusting to being center stage wherever he is or wherever he goes in his travels.

And how did he get there? Well, what better opportunity to try out Air Force One than to go to the Dems’ retreat in Williamsburg VA which is only about 147 miles down the road from DC! Marine One (the president’s personal helicopter) could have made the trip with much less expense – so much for a little sacrifice and a bit of savings to the American taxpayer from one who has talked and talked and talked (add as many talks as you want even if it fills an 18 wheeler to the point of overload in its load capacity!) about sacrificing, cutting back on some expenses and foregoing some “luxuries” we may have been used to – such as running those gas guzzling SUV’s!

His attempt at some humor would earn him a –F grade, or if the grading system has been revised to go all the way to Z, then he would get a -Z. He mentioned that his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel (who has a big foul mouth reputation), was teaching profanity to underprivileged children! This one got howls of laughter indicating the amused ones are plagued with an ignorance that defies description. First, they (including the president) are extremely ignorant of how Almighty God views profanity and a filthy mouth that spews out the same! Second, there obviously is no desire to set a noble example in conduct and speech for children and youth. These people who are supposed to be leaders fulfill the definition of profanity by one wise observer who declared that “profanity is the effort of a feeble mind trying to express itself forcibly!”

The president took an ample amount of time to further compliment Democratic leaders for their work. He especially praised Nancy Pelosi for her work in the House of Representatives and help with the gigantic stimulus bill being proposed. Queen Nancy, you remember, is Speaker of the House and the one who just recently made the statement about 500 million Americans losing their jobs – yes, that’s what she said – it’s on video. But not to be too hard on the Queen of the House – perhaps she was also including a few generations not yet born – that is, those who manage to survive the abortion binge the country is on at the present time. The United States only has about 305 million population in this year of 2009!

And the president had to take a shot at some cable networks though he did not specifically name any – but he used the term, “cable chatter,” different times, failing to realize he was on some cable channels himself as he stumped for that stimulus bill – was that not a bit of “cable chatter?” At least some citizens would prefer the other kind of “chatter” – it’s easier to stomach than is the Obama brand!

A confession – watching and listening to the antics presently taking place in Washington DC can be a very depressing experience – especially when you see no evidence produced by those elected officials that they are willing to do some sacrificing while piously calling upon us citizens to tighten our belts and do the sacrificing until things improve!

So I say again as I have often said previously – hang on, keep the faith and remember that it will not always be like this and we will not always be saddled with such leadership as presently exists at both state and federal levels – God is going to do a big change one of these days throughout this world – a change that is far beyond our limited ability to begin to comprehend. The below statement says it all!

Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" --- Revelation 11:15

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Forked Tongue #3!

We were confronted with lots of campaign rhetoric by President B. Hussein Obama stressing that the “change” he was going to bring about would involve no lobbyists, transparency, accountability, a high standard of ethics, sacrifice etc. You remember such statements, do you not? It was like hearing one of those old vinyl 33 1/3 records which had become cracked and all you heard was a repeat of a few words or bars of music over and over again until you hit the arm of the player and got it out of the grove with the crack in it!

Let’s start with the ethics of talking “sacrifice” to the American people and mentioning such things as driving SUV’s (we need to quit that) and getting that thermostat set below 72 degrees (especially those who live in winter climate), etc. Here’s a guy that has not shown one single shred of evidence that he and his family are making some sacrifices and leading by example. He’s got that new monster of a limousine which cost a tad more than $1.39 and all the luxuries of the White House with tons of money involved (our money by the way). A comment by one of the staff indicated that President Obama keeps the thermostat set high because “he is from Hawaii” and he desires the high temperature – a temperature in which it was added, “you could grow orchids in there!”

His inauguration was the most outlandish ever in terms of money spent. A report indicated a party held recently at the White House featured steaks on the menu among other things – cost of the steaks? A modest $100 a pound! The guys that sold the Pentagon $100 hammers and $30 screws some years ago must have gone into the cattle business and are now selling meat to the White House! How do you suppose that strikes the low income families across the country and those millions who have lost their jobs?

There was vehement insistence that lobbyists would not be a part of the Obama Administration. But there’s that guy named William Lynn who has been chosen by the president to be Deputy Secretary of Defense – the #2 job in the agency! He was a registered lobbyist for the giant defense contractor, Raytheon Co., from 2003 through June 2008. He served in the capacity of being “senior Washington operations executive” for Raytheon. Will it be like going back home to the Pentagon? Anyway, he gets a “free pass” from the president with the appeal by someone speaking on behalf of the president that this Lynn fellow is very highly qualified and he is needed!

That seems to be the tune played each time there are some highly questionable ethical matters lurking in the background of some appointees such as H. Clinton (conflict of interests), the new Secretary of Treasury, Tim Geithner, with tax problems and the incoming Attorney General, Eric Holder, with some dubious activity in his background dating back to the Clinton era. It came to light that Tom Daschle also had tax problems – that is, paying all his taxes – seems he had “neglected” some! But on February 3 he announced he was withdrawing his name from consideration. Once in a long while there may be a small bit of good news coming out of Washington DC, but very seldom -- especially on the subject of ethics, etc.

On being “transparent” the opening hours indeed were a display of that as a myriad of pictures were taken as the new president signed a number of documents. One the big photo ops took place when he signed legislation that assured employees of equal pay for the same job rather than some (usually females) getting less than male counterparts for the same kind of work done. People were practically falling over one another as the bill was signed and the president handed the pen to one of the witnesses. They had just about everything at that one except a full fledged band giving a drum roll!

But this “transparency” is quite selective – on the day (Jan. 23) after the annual March for Life (mass protest of abortion) in Washington DC the president signed an order that changed things drastically -- no cameras or video recorders present at that one! There had been a standard in place in which our tax dollars could not be used for family planning organizations in foreign countries that perform abortions or encourage women to employ this route to take care of a problem pregnancy. President B. Hussein Obama, being an ardent supporter of abortion, reversed the policy so that now our tax dollars will help to fund abortions and counseling services which encourage pregnant women to murder the child whom God is forming in their wombs!

However, when you have circulated for years in the environment of Chicago and Illinois politics and cut your political eye teeth in that environment the word “ethics” has two meanings. One, it has to do with a Judeo-Christian standard of truth and righteousness as based on God’s revelation in determining what is right and wrong when it comes to human conduct, relationships and moral responsibility – this is totally alien to the Chicago brand of politics! There is still a minority of citizens who believe in that description as to what ethics is about. But when the word, ethics, comes from politicians in high places, it doesn’t mean a thing – it is simply employed to gain favor and approval of people so that they are led to believe that there is no longer a clear line between right and wrong – everything is simply a murky gray and we are the sole judges as to what is right or wrong, according to our unregenerate way of thinking and reasoning!

The president was given many millions of dollars in his quest to buy the White House. Now that he has purchased it, the time has now arrived for pay backs and ethics is something you can only briefly mention from time to time but cannot practice because of the Mt. Everest sized pile of those pay-back obligations!

The foremost Authority on human behavior addressed such issues as those cited above a long time ago and the standards have not changed. Unfortunately that Authority is ignored today within the circles of elitist power and wealth just as He has always been from generation to generation. But the time is coming when Jesus Christ will personally interrupt the flow of human history as King of kings and Lord of lords and when He does, the whole world will know what genuine ethics, transparency and accountability are all about! It will be far from a Sunday School picnic thing for those who may have tossed the word "ethics" around repeatedly but failed miserably to put it into practice!

And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. --- Luke 16:15

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away justice from the righteous man! --- Isaiah 5:20-23