Archive | March, 2015

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

31 Mar

I could give many examples of what the bible says about this or that.  In those examples I would be telling to that intellectually, the bible is for or against examples of our society.  At the same time I could give examples for or against the life styles of individuals in our society.

Anything I could or world possibly say would give you an example of what I like or dislike as it relates to the law.  In almost every case I would be against abortion.  I am pro-life.  I believe people who are homosexual have chosen a wrong path.  I believe to declare same sex unions as married degrades my marriage which is a normal marriage.  However, while just stating my beliefs, as a citizen of these United States, I believe a woman should have a choice legally because I support the constitution and the laws passed and certified by the high courts.  I believe couples should have a legal protection under the law that protects their life style as long as that life does not effect our social structure.  The word marriage does effect my life style.  The killing of a baby effects my legal conscious but is deeply distressful for my religious conscience.

How can that all be correct you ask?  The simple answer is love.  Jesus said of all the commandments, the greatest of these is love.  I can love you and hate what you do.  Our government could have defined the limits of abortion to the third day of pregnancy which is when, I understand, the organizer, magically appears and begin to organize which molecule goes where the in the construction of the human baby.  The only thing I can do about that as an individual is to pray the mother makes the correct choice.

As Christians, if we were better organized, the laws that are passed would be directed toward the beliefs that our congress men and women say they believe.  Many times I a very sure that those that say they are Christians do not understand Christianity.  I believe this because love is not their priority.  Anyone can say anything, but there are two realism.  One is that you are what you think, and you are judged by what you do and not what we say.

I believe to send a voice that will be heard as it should be that the churches should speak together.  We have people who say they speak for the church.  We know them as the far right.  It is, however, clear that they speak for the conservative based disguising themselves as the religious conscience of the nation.  I contend that their goals are political and not religious.

It is time that the churches speak out from the ground level rather than the shallow thinking quips sent out from the political far right.

When Jesus took the coin and said, “Give unto Cesar what is Cesar’s and unto God what is God’s,” I believe he was talking about more than money.

God Bless

WHO IS IN CHARGE

30 Mar

Many think the people are in charge of everything that happens here in this United States of America.  Those that are paying more attention believe that  only those that vote are in charge of what happens in our government.  Those who have given up say that their vote does not count.  Yet many believe that the people who appear on the ballots are not chosen by the people, therefore we become one more step removed from the real truth.  What is then the truth?  The answer I believe is all of that.

I am very interested in the Christian point of view and what we Christians have given up to let the world outside, stay outside our realm of influence for our immediate life.  I believe as we think of our environment as Christians, we should understand what we have given up and how it has affected the community around us.  We have very intelligent young people around us today that understand that we believe in God and especially Jesus, but just can’t put that belief and the modern world together in the same basket.

Modern public television constantly tries to paint a picture of the foolishness of our faith based belief with modern techniques of research that is based solely on the information they gather.  None that I have seen start from the point of view that the bible is correct in the first place.  They can agree that the oldest parts were written at least one thousand years before Christ.  Just becasue they haven’t found the earlier writings does not mean they do not exist.  Our bible is written so well to cover the period of time before our Christ, his life and the exploits of his followers for a time.

Our news tells young women can decide whether or not to terminate the life of an unborn.  The picture of marriage has changed to a live together contract never supported by our biblical beliefs.

We are told that we should refrain from discussing political beliefs and religious beliefs because it just cause problems and doesn’t really do anything to help us understand our lives.  At the same time those who no better give our christian duty of the church to our government and keep us in the dark as to the morality of the federal government and in many times the government of the church.

Our youth watch as the ACLU, a group that is supposed to be supporting our rights, follow an agenda that constantly fights the rights of the individual Christian citizen of these United States while supporting the idea of someone that has no convictions.

There are many more ways the government both state and federal intentionally try to influence our youth to believe and live a non-Christian life so they can be more easily managed.  Why else would the very rich support candidates for local and federal offices in areas that do not directly or indirectly affect the outcome of the elections.

In some way we Christians have to band together to control the freedom of religions, but not rule the nations.  For we Christians the life is not our biggest concern personally because we know that this is only temporary.  However, our concern should become to be the welfare of our church that support the children of the present and future.

Please do not be a bystander!!!

I have been away for a while, but I am still here

22 Mar

Writing about politics and religion has finally brought me to a place that supports my beliefs.  I did what I thought could never be done.  I heard a sermon that said we have a responsibility as Christians to be involved in the politics of the nation.  This was not a sermon from someone in the far right that believes that the government should have no responsibility, but a sermon from a man that believes mostly as I do.

What are those beliefs?  Well they are many, but the main ones are;

The Christian churches have given the responsibility to take care of the needy to the government

The government has taken away the rights to worship according to our beliefs as a Christian community while, at the same time, enhancing the non-believers ability to push their restrictions on us.

The government which as formed mostly by Christian believers led by the Creator, has declared that it is no longer necessary to follow His direction and grow the Christian beliefs and principles, and

Finally while the church should not rule the nation, God wants us to restrain the church from rule, and at the same time the government should take care of the worldly things while not restricting the reign of the church to guide its people on a path to our important life in heaven.

My hope and prayer is that as a group we begin to bring the Church to its true potential, and let the government begin to rule rather that fight over things that concerns the church.