Friday, July 31, 2015

Conspiracy to Kill Cecil!

A few days before July 2015 came to a close, the name, Dr. Walter J. Palmer, became known around the world. He is a dentist who has built a reputation as a big game hunter using a crossbow to take the targeted animal. Cecil was a beloved male lion in a sanctuary in Zimbabwe. It has became known now due to intensive investigation that Cecil was lured out of his protected environment into an area where there was no protection by law and that he was wounded by Dr. Palmer. It took nearly 2 days of tracking before the wounded Cecil was found. It was then that big game hunter, Dr. Walter J. Palmer, administered the coup de grĂ¢ce with a gun. It is reported that Cecil's head was cut off and the carcass skinned. As news got out, so was the reaction through social media -- so intense that Dr. Palmer's dental practice has been shut down and his whereabouts unknown. Authorities in Zimbabwe are talking possible charges and extradition at this point in time. The doc paid over $50,000 to get Cecil plus additional expenses such as travel etc. If he ever gets Cecil's head mounted and hung on his wall, will he be thinking that maybe this whole thing was a monumental error on his part? --- from released news information, including article in New York Times

I admit to doing some commenting of my own on this incident. There has been a backlash of unprecedented proportions regarding this conspiracy to kill Cecil! There have even been death threats made against the game hunting dentist who has been in legal trouble before. Some time back he did an illegal thing in the killing of a black bear but apparently did not really learn that there are rules that apply when hunting game!

Now a few weeks prior to the Palmer/Cecil incident there was a stirring about Planned Parenthood and the fact that documentation exists which proves that this group, which specializes in the intentional murders of unborn children, is careful to preserve certain parts of the murdered babies and sells those parts which have been "harvested!"

One video shows a female doctor casually eating her salad and sipping her wine as she discusses the subject of saving certain parts with an emphasis on the fact that she chooses to "crush" certain parts but avoids doing so with other parts! She was very nonchalant about the whole issue -- the killing of unborn children and the harvesting of certain valuable parts is just a business in which big bucks are to be made! Just as common as the local auto parts store where you go to purchase a part you need for your vehicle!

The very intense and widespread outcry over the death of Cecil, Zimbabwe's famous lion, has caused a most serious question to be raised here in the United States. Why is there not a similar outrage and mass protesting over the deaths of thousands of unborn children each week and the commercial trafficking in body parts? Perhaps in part we need to credit a majority in the mass media in successfully labeling anyone who seeks to protect the unborn and to engage in efforts to stop the carnage as a low bow ignorant individual with smoke bellowing from his nose and flames of fire shooting out his mouth! Such an individual is a lunatic and capable of acts of great violence. Ignored of course is the act of violence that takes place each time a female conspires with a person claiming to be an M.D. to have her unborn child murdered!

It is a hush-hush subject with the POTUS, Supreme Court justices, and many members of the U.S. Congress in full support of the U.S. version of "holocaust! Over 58 million victims have resulted from the insane decision of January 22, 1973 that essentially said that it is a woman's "constitutional right" to have her unborn child murdered if she so chooses! No, they did not use the term, murder, but what do you call it when one person deliberately plans and executes that plan to kill another person?

The subject is also quite hush-hush in church circles as well. Oh, here and there it sometimes happens that a bit of mild objections take place and each year there is a March for Life in DC about the issue. United Methodist bishops are very silent on the subject but they can go on endlessly as to why we should be fighting malaria in Africa because of adults and children who are killed by this terrible thing! If you want to see some fancy foot work and side stepping, ask a United Methodist bishop why he or she is not more vocal on the issue of the thousands of unborn children intentionally murdered each week in our republic. The response may start off with something like this: "Well, that is a very complicated issue...blah...blah...blah." Response to this is simple: "What is so complicated about killing people and no charges are ever filed against the people responsible for the murders?"

The Cecil incident will continue to make news for some time in the future with many in agreement that Dr. Walter J. Palmer should have stuck to teeth only by way of activity! In meantime conspiracy to kill thousands of unborn children and sell valuable body parts of the victims will likely continue -- that is until Almighty God steps in and says, "That is enough!" None of us will want to be within the borders of a republic known as the U.S.A. when He makes a full response!

For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? [Jeremiah 7:4-10 (KJV)].

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Third Time Was Not a Charm, Nor Were Two Previous Ones!

…….The ruling is the latest milestone in the gay rights movement. In 2010, Obama signed a law allowing gays to serve openly in the U.S. military. In 2013, the high court ruled unconstitutional a 1996 U.S. law that declared for the purposes of federal benefits marriage was defined as between one man and one woman.

Reaction came swiftly. James Obergefell, the Ohio man who was the lead plaintiff in the case, told a cheering crowd outside the Supreme Court, "Today's ruling from the Supreme Court affirms what millions across this country already know to be true in our hearts - our love is equal, that the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court - equal justice under law - apply to us, too."

Obama telephoned Obergefell to offer congratulations…… [Partial news release on Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage between sodomites and marriage between lesbians – Friday June 26, 2015]

Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us - the Supreme Court, President Obama - against traditional religion. -- Ben Shapiro

Over a period of 52 years the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down three decisions that assure us that as a nation we will face judgment at the hands of a holy God Who holds persons individually and nations collectively accountable for their actions!

The beginning of the end took place on June 17, 1963 when the Supreme Court ruled that it was no longer permissible to have Bible reading and prayer in the public school systems throughout the United States. In effect God was shown the exit door and ordered never to set foot on any public school premises ever again.

The lone dissenter in this decision was Justice Potter Stewart who said in reference to the majority opinion, “It led not to true neutrality with respect to religion but to the establishment of a religion of secularism.”

The fact is that in those days even unchurched students had a brief exposure to the Scriptures and to a simple prayer which was originally given by Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. He exhorted us to employ its use in prayer.

The deadly result of that decision is that we are now raising generations, the majority of which are raw heathen in their outlook in life. They have no exposure to Biblical teaching concerning God’s revelation and certainly are not instructed in the practice of prayer. One statistic of a few years back indicated that on any given Sunday only about 46 to 47 percent of our population can find its way to a place of worship on Sunday morning! That number is likely less now.

The second very deadly decision on the part of the Supreme Court took place on January 22, 1973 in which the Court declared that it is a woman’s constitutional right to have her unborn child murdered and removed from her body! No, they did not use the word, murder, in wording of the decision. But what do you call the act when one person ends another person’s life intentionally? Ah, yes – the argument continues as to whether that mass of cells growing in a woman’s abdomen is really a person – the preferred impersonal term is “fetus!” Well, you have to admit – it is different to get rid of a fetus than it is to get rid of a person. But Almighty God identifies us even before we are conceived and gives us the status of being persons in His sight, as well as revealing that He has a purpose for us. Check out Jeremiah 1:4,5 on this and after that schedule an appointment with God and tell Him He is wrong about giving unborn children the status of personhood and identity!

At this point in time we have murdered over 58 million unborn children in the United States which has been regarded as the “land of the free and the home of the brave” and a nation which in its founding documents stated that all persons should have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!”

And no, the third deadly decision by the Supreme Court will not prove to be the charm that so many are so excited about. The celebration of course continues with rainbow flags flying all over the place plus a blatant mockery of the raising of the flag by Marines and a Navy corpsman on Iwo Jima during WW II. An image shows some characters in a similar pose as the Iwo Jima image raising a rainbow flag!

God clearly revealed early on what marriage would be – a one man and a one woman arrangement with the two living in a committed covenant with each other during their entire lives. This is found in the early chapters of the book of Genesis and later confirmed by Jesus during the 1st Century when He was here on earth. There has been no change in that decree over the centuries, except when humans have tried to usurp God’s place and authority and establish their own standards! The Scriptures do not present a pleasant picture when it comes to those who pervert doctrine, distort and twist Scriptures into something God never intended, and spread false teaching. This kind of thing only has one outcome – a Devil’s Hell for eternity – a very high price to pay for listening to the wrong people!

Another way of looking at this situation is to remember that in a ball game it is this standard rule – 3 strikes and you are out, no ifs, ands, or buts about it – you are out, finished, done!!

For the United States – the Supreme Court has given us our strike three on June 26, 2015 by giving God the obscene gesture and telling Him that marriage now involves sodomites marrying each other and lesbians marrying each other! And in the future with this kind of mockery set in motion they likely will approve a further expansion of marriage – a guy wants to marry 4 women. And don’t forget there are those who enjoy sex with animals and wouldn’t you know it – here comes Jane Doe who now wants to marry her German Shepherd, Rodney!

Since we are walking the very same path that the ancient Israelite kingdom of Judah did centuries ago, take a look at what eventually happened when they thought they could ignore God's laws and set their own standards as they saw fit to do. One of the things they adopted was child sacrifice -- they would throw an infant or a very young child into a burning fire as an act of worship! A wise person would conclude that such acts did not sit well with the mighty Creator of the heavens and the earth!

Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the Lord. And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the Lord God of Israel. Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy. Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand. And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon. And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof. And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia: To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years. [2 Chronicles 36:11-21 (KJV)]