Where was God?

June 30, 2010

A family in Hudson Falls NY USA is bearing a cross no one should ever be forced to carry.

Six children perished in a deadly house fire.

Yet one of the things that still makes the USA a great nation is how charity can spontaneously
erupt at a moments notice. A fund has been established and a fund raiser has been set up
to aide the survivors of this tragedy.

Fox 23 Albany has the story

CLICK HERE

It’s times like this when we want to ask, “Where was God?

“Why did He allow this to happen?”

That’s a good question!

It seems the hardest price God has to pay in granting humanity free will is that He had to also allow the consequences to occur resulting from our choices.

As a result of Adam and Eve’s wrong choice they lost paradise and became vulnerable to all the forces of nature.  Their offspring became so wicked that generations later God destroyed the earth in a flood.  Everyone perished except for Noah’s family.

Centuries later after God scattered humanity after The Tower of Babel He chose one man Abraham to found His chosen people Israel out from whom would come the Messiah, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Although He was The Son of God, He rejected royalty and obeyed His Father God to suffer the worst this awful world could dish out and become the sin offering for the world while dieing on a Roman cross.

But after Good Friday came Easter morning and the witness of the empty tomb.  By the power of The Holy Spirit and the witness of the apostles the gospel rapidly spread throughout The Roman World and The Church was established.

When God’s people obey The Holy Spirit the The Real Church becomes “The Salt of the Earth” and “The Light of the World.”

As a result if nations and leaders listen to the true church (Which is Not just one human organization BTW) people can be blessed.  When nations and leaders persecute the church evil reigns.  Yet for some reason The church always seems to grow the fastest when it has the most against it.  How ironic.

So where was God at a time like this?  He’s right with family and the community grieving along with them.  We the church, as God’s people are now His hands that reach out, His arms that embrace, and His feet to move and accomplish His Will.

We are all called to carry each others burdens like The bible says we should.  We’re to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.

One day Our Father God will say

“Enough!”

On that day The Son will come again in order to establish His Kingdom on the earth.  In that day death, Hell, and the evil one will get what’s coming to them.

For this family in Hudson Falls, that day can’t come soon enough.

Please join me in praying for them.

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This is way over the Top!

I’m not a prude or an over religious hypocrite.

This is America where we have free speech.  So it’s OK if people want entertainment that may be offensive to others.

Fine, I get it.

But what about family time on public airwaves where there are young children watching with no parental controls or supervision?

That’s when we’ve got to draw the line.

Last weeks American Dad episode had implied oral sex and bestiality.

At first I thought maybe the morality police types were being over sensitive.

Not this time.

This is so bad “Word Press” might flag this clip on me.

But I’m posting this here so you don’t think I’m being a prude.

To make matters worse this show is supposed to be popular among school kids, or so they say.  (NOT in MY house!)

It either belongs in the trash heap or on a network like “Adult Swim

BUT NOT THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES!!!

Fair enough?

WARNING!  (It’s really nasty)

This is why every big TV network is blocked at my house.  Unless we approve it the kids can’t watch it.  If enough households do that it’s going to put a big dent in their precious sweep ratings.

OH WELL!!!!  Too bad for them!

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Savage on Rifqa

November 24, 2009

My opinion on Michael Savage has gone way up as of late.  He was the first one I heard who exposed Bosnia for what it really was, the introduction of the forced Islamization of Europe.

Here’s a clip from two months ago when Savage had on author Walid Shoebat and the two talked about Christian teen convert and Muslim apostate Rifqa Bary.

If the embedded link doesn’t work click on the screen to hear it directly from You Tube.

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For Rifqa and Paula 2

November 22, 2009

I’ve been thinking allot about Rifqa Bary’s conversion to Christianity.  It’s to the point where I’ve nicknamed her “Paula” after the great apostle who had his own very dramatic conversion.

It doesn’t matter what this young lady does once she’s free from her parents.  Even if she drops out of sight forever her life and testimony will have a great impact.  Rifqa is a challenge to every on the fence lukewarm Christian everywhere, especially those in our youth groups all across the USA.

It’s time to go all in people.  What if you had to lay on the line as this young lady has?  Would you be willing to pay the price like Rifqa has?  (That goes double for the youth group in my church and triple for everyone in Campus Life where I found the Lord)

Her on fire faith has already inspired thousands to remember her and all those like her around the world whose faith is tested every day.

God bless you Rifqa, we’re praying for you!

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For Rifqa, Rachel,Paula

November 15, 2009

There’s an old saying,

“If you’re going to pray for rain, bring an umbrella.”

So with all these people holding a rally and praying for Muslim apostate and convert to Christianity Rifqa Bary,

(See details about the rally here)

it’s time to start believing  that there will be an eventual positive outcome from all these legal proceedings and she will be emancipated from her parents.

So with that in mind what should she do then?

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For starters Rifqa could change her name from a Muslim one to one that comes from the bible like Rachel or Paula.

I like Paula because after all this young lady has one of the most dramatic conversion stories since Saul the Pharisee had his vision on the road to Damascus.  So powerful was the impact of this vision that eventually Saul changed his name to Paul and became the great apostle to the Gentiles.  His influence may have shaped the very course of Western Civilization itself.

But once “Paula” is emancipated I pray that the Christian Media will give her some space.  Maybe she’ll return to Florida and vanish from the limelight for a while.  That would be the best thing I believe for “Paula”.

Give it a year or so.  Then she can appear on “Greta”  “Oprah” and yes, even the 700 club!

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The Real Curse in Africa

November 12, 2009

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Sometimes on this blog I will whine about how my city of Schenectady is cursed to be like a third world country. I now admit that was quite an exaggeration. In fact it just goes to show how clueless we Americans can be about the rest of the world.

Take for example what’s going on in East Central Africa.  While we debate whether or not we have a domestic terrorist situation in our military, (Which IS A BIG DEAL BTW) this part of the world has already been completely overrun by anarchy and terror.

Paramilitary groups rule the countryside.

They totally disregard real international boundaries.  These armies inflict unimaginable cruelty  upon whomever they wish recruiting and preying upon children to use as soldiers and slaves.  This is the state of affairs in and around the region of Uganda and Somalia.

There’s nothing we can do about this from a military standpoint.  Perhaps it’s better that way.  We’re good at blowing things up but not so good at nation building.

Here is a link that explains it all.  From the Caanan Children’s home near Jinja Uganda.

Sixty years after Allied soldiers liberated the Nazi death camps, the world stands silent in the face of another holocaust—one so horrifying that U.N. officials call it “one of the worst human-rights crises of the past century.

The perpetrators commit atrocities with such malevolence that even the most irreligious people familiar with their acts describe them as “unrestrained evil.” The targets of the butchery are children. They rape, mutilate, and kill them with a rapaciousness that staggers the imagination. Worse, they compel children to kill one another and their own families, fighting as “soldiers” in an armed force deliberately composed of children.

Perhaps the greatest atrocity is teaching these children that they spread this carnage by the power of the Holy Spirit to purify the “unrepentant,” twisting Christianity into a religion of horror to their victims. It is spiritual warfare at its very worst, and it could not be more satanic.

Religion of Evil

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is one of the larger terrorist organizations in the world. It has killed more people than many other violent groups, yet few Westerners have ever heard of it, since nearly all its violence is perpetrated in the border region between Uganda and Sudan in East Africa.

On a continent plagued with endless guerilla warfare, where war crimes are standard fighting fare, the LRA stands apart as an especially odious group. LRA crimes against humanity are so repulsive that its only former ally, the Islamic government of Sudan, jettisoned its relationship with the LRA to improve Sudan’s international relations. (Credible sources in Uganda insist Sudan still supplies weapons to the LRA, however.)

What began in 1986 as a rebellion against the Ugandan government has metamorphosed into a military millenarian cult. Its reason for existence is to perpetuate the power of its leader, a ruthless witchcraft practitioner named Joseph Kony.

He claims to be fighting Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni‘s government on behalf of the ethnic Acholi people, who populate the nation’s three northernmost districts of Kitgum, Gulu, and Pader. The Acholi have a longstanding grievance with the more prosperous southern Ugandans, much of it rooted in 19th-century British colonial policies that favored southerners in education and business, while relegating the Acholi to army service. However, the LRA attacks the Acholi, the very people they claim to defend, far more often than the Ugandan military.

Kony, 41, envisions an Acholiland ruled by a warped interpretation of the Ten Commandments. He uses passages from the Pentateuch to justify mutilation and murder. He promotes a demonic spirituality crafted from an eclectic mix of Christianity, Islam, and African witchcraft.

Any resemblance to these religions is superficial: While the army observes rituals such as praying the rosary and bowing toward Mecca, there is no prescribed theology in the conventional sense. Kony’s beliefs are a haphazard mix from the Bible and the Qur’an, tailored around his wishful thinking, personal desires, and practical needs of the moment. Jesus is the Son of God. But instead of saving the world from sin through his sacrificial love on the Cross, he is a source of power employed for killing those who oppose Kony. The Holy Spirit is not the Divine Comforter, but one who directs Kony’s tactical military decisions.

Despite dabbling in the Bible and the Qur’an, Kony’s real spiritual obsession is witchcraft. He burns toy military vehicles and figurines to predict the course of battles from their burn patterns. He uses reptiles in magic rituals to sicken those who anger him or to detect traitors in his midst. He claims to receive military direction from spirits of dead men from different countries, including Americans. He teaches that an impending apocalypse will usher in “The Silent World,” where only primitive weapons, such as machetes and clubs, will bring victory.

Brutality, Terror

Sadly, reports of LRA savagery are not isolated incidents. The children I interviewed in Uganda and southern Sudan who escaped LRA captivity, along with thousands of documented cases, demonstrate that these monstrosities are standard operating procedure. Nearly 90 percent of LRA fighters are enslaved children, kidnapped from their families.

If there’s any real hope for this part of the world it’s from those who know where real power comes from.  What governments can’t change missionaries and churches can change one soul at a time.

Other groups besides the CCH are

Far Reaching Ministries

World Vision

and Save the Children

and as far as Schenectady goes, perhaps someday a missionary from a real third world country will come and straighten us out too!

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First off we want to send lots of prayers and kind thoughts to everyone in and around the Fort Hood area in Texas.  This is something that a lot of people will never fully recover from.

As always I watch all breaking news on Fox.  They are the least prone to giving into sensationalism or being too melodramatic as the big three have a tendency to do.

But Thursday night’s O’Reilly Factor was exceptional for other reasons too.  It wasn’t just the professional way Bill O and team Fox covered a breaking news story it was everything else they had on the program as well.

The big stand out for me was a story from my neighboring state of Vermont.  It was about a judicial system that treats sex offenders as patients rather than criminals.

Here’s a link to the clip from The O’Reilly Factor.

This story goes deeper than what meets the eye.  I know at times we conservatives beat the same drum allot.  But as more evidence mounts we’re forced to make the same conclusions.

The Godless Liberal establishment is evil.

They treat child rapists as if they are merely misguided as if molestation is more about consensual sex than about what it really is ; a wicked and cruel act.  I’d almost think that NAMBLA is behind the scenes pulling the judge’s and the local media’s strings.

It’s bad enough Liberals are cruel to preborn infants by allowing abortion on demand.  But now they want to allow consensual sex with minors.

To make matters worse what kind of people will this light sentencing trend attract to Vermont.  It’s like this.  Homeless people go to California, because they’re well treated in San Francisco.  Gun lovers go to Texas because of their right to carry law.   And now with judges like this,  sex offenders will want to live in Vermont.

So now there is no way that I’m ever going to want to visit Vermont with my family.  Not when it’s becoming the haven for perverts and child molesters!

NO WAY!

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