VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!!

How Shall We Vote (Abbreviated Version) Carry it with you to the Polls   (From American Family Radio)

1. Vote Biblically.
2. Vote for morality over economics (morals over money).
3. Remember being just fiscally conservative is self-defeating. The moral issues will soon become unsolvable fiscal issues.. Vote for the former only as a last resort.

4. Never vote for any law that would “stick it” to a group of individuals who are not doing anything immoral
5. Vote for long term results over short term results.
6. Make sure the person you vote for, knows the difference between God given unalienable rights and Goods are things that are the product of someone’s work.
7. When voting for a proposition, ask yourself: Is this proposition allocating goods as rights? If so vote “No.”even if you really wish you could have those “goods.”
8. Do not vote for the public to pay for things like a ball park.
9. Vote for lower taxes
10. Do not vote for bonds. They are just an expensive way to borrow money.
11. Don’t blindly believe the stories the media tells about people.
12. Do not vote to give any powers to a “good” person or administration that you would not want a “Bad” person to have. They“ll use that power that you gave good men, for evil.
13. Vote for Christians or Jews who have a record that coincides with the moral heart of God not the greatly propounding government charity (that is other people’s money) your money for good works but refuses to use his
14.Do they have a Christian/Godly Worldview? How do they view the world? How do they live their lives? Do they speak the words but not live the life? Do they really believe? It will be obvious in their lives.

15. Look to see if they fail any of the litmus tests i.e. are they:
a. Pro-abortion or pro-choice
b. Pro-homosexuality or heterosexual immorality in any of its guises
c. Pro-socialism
d. Pro-income redistribution
e. Pro handouts vs. Tough Love
f. Multi-cultural to the point of hating America: While they should respect other cultures, do they believe in preserving the American culture and its Judeo-Christian traditions or are they at the core anti-American and anti-Jew or anti-Christian?
h. Anti-History: Do they try to rewrite the history of this nation’s foundation?
i. Have they cheated on their wives and have not genuinely repented?

16. Do not vote for any person who will vote his own conscience, or who cannot articulate the difference between a democracy and a republic and why a democracy is so dangerous.
17. Do not vote for anything that allows people to indulge their sin nature without consequences– be it laziness, sexual immorality, or whatever. True love will be strong and stern and move people out of dependency on the Government and handouts.
18. Remember that biblically, the purpose of government is not to redistribute wealth but to protect citizens from evil people and provide justice.
19. Do not vote or support any politician who has ever added “earmarks” into a proposed budget, even if they helped your state financially. That politician has stolen from other people to pay you. This is not just.
20. Make sure they believe that it’s the church’s place and the voluntary giving of kind individuals to provide goods to those who are unable to get those for themselves, not the governments’.
21. Make sure they love the Constitution of the United States, and will protect it and observe it. Do not vote for anyone who does not understand how the Constitution is to be interpreted or why it is “living” through amendments not through unelected judges.
22. Make sure they are proud to be an American and love this country. Don’t vote for anyone who wants to equalize or diminish America in any way.
23. Make sure they are for smaller government and for reducing the size of government and giving more power to the states and individuals.
24. Make sure they are not past members of any sort of socialist party. Unless they’ve publicly recanted all their stances, explained why they changed their mind and you see evidence that they have written and legislated in a different way since then.
25. Make sure you know whom their friends are and what their friends believe. Remember the old proverb? A man is known by the company he keeps.
26. And finally and most importantly, do they understand what the primary moral code of our republic is? Do they believe it is the Judeo-Christian moral code as documented in the Bible? Do they know what Natural Law is?

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Halloween, Christmas, Valentines???? Already!?!

As I was shopping the other day for some cleaning and personal hygiene items I noticed that on the shelves were Halloween, Christmas and Valentine Day products, all at the same time!  What the hurry???  For one, I am not, nor have ever been that much into Halloween.  Though I did purchase some candy corn. The drought must have caused the price on the candy corn to skyrocket too!  I have never been that much into the Valentine thing either.  Sadly at this point I have no Valentine anyway. Now Christmas I can get into!  One might think that September is too early to start celebrating Christmas, but obviously the retailers don’t think so!  So, now remember this is the retailers idea that we start discussing Christmas in September!  First of all lets look at the word itself- Christ means the anointed one or Messiah. That would be Jesus.  Mas is a shortened form of Mass , Latin for celebration, so we have a good definition now- celebration of Christ. While there is no command in scripture to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, there is nothing prohibiting it either.  But we are commanded by Jesus, Himself to celebrate His death.  The early church met on the first day of the week to celebrate the Resurrection, which is Sunday.  The day that Jesus conquered the grave.  The first day of the week.  That leads one to conclude that we celebrate Christ every time we gather for worship or partake in the Lord’s Supper. The Catholic Church even calls its worship services Mass, remember that word Mass means celebration.  So, worship is cclelebration, and do we not worship when we pray, read our Bibles, or listen to Christian music, or play Christian music?  By Christian music, I mean hymns, gospel, praise choruses, ect,.  So we actually celebrate Christ or Christ Mass  every day!  So, no, not even January is too early to celebrate Christ Mass!  

End Times

WOW!!  We are living in the end times!  The two guys that wrote the Left Behind series also released a book shortly after that that is titled Are We Living in the End Times?  That was what? Almost 10 years ago now? I have been re reading not the series but the book Are We Living in the End Times. These guys were dead on for the most part and what they missed they  did not miss by much!  Does the sobering realization that we are living in the last days bring you hope or despair? The truth is that we have been in the last days since the resurrection. But we are now in the end times. The return of Christ is close at hand!  Let me say this though, no one knows the day or the hour.  It is foolish to try to set dates. But we can recognize the signs and know that he season is here by the clues that the Prophets and Jesus left us in God‘s Word. For words of comfort go to the gospel of John and read what is called The Farewell Discourse.  This is somewhat covered here:

 

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November- Day of Atonement or day of Judgement?

As we in the US approach a presidential election there is much on many of our minds.  The economy seems to be the number one issue. A reported unemployment rate at over 8% and a real unemployment rate at 15%.  Along with that there has been a drastic moral decline that can verified by reading any newspaper or listening to any local news program throughout the country. The decline in moral values is in direct relationship to the decline in the economy.  This election is not about having a Democrat or Republican president, this election is about whether the republic of the United States will remain free from the bondage of an oppressive Marxist regime that will replace God with government or remain a free constitutional republic with a representative government  with the representatives elected by the people in free and open elections, as the founding fathers intended.   Over the last 50 years our rights and freedoms have been slowly and quietly taken away by an ever increasing sly and growing government. The past few years this has not been so oblique has it has become an open and obvious attack on our God given rights that the founding fathers codified in the US Constitution. That Constitution has also come under attack by those we the people elected to defend and support.  That is why this is the most important election in this century or the last.  At this point God has removed His hedge of protection from the United States for turning their back on Him, sacrificing infants on the altar of Molech, and turning the godless religion of secular humanism. We need to repent of our own personal sins and pray for the healing of this nation. God raises up rulers and God removes rulers at His will. God also uses people to accomplish His will, so this November, I ask that you go to the polls and vote and vote for the candidate that represents the values that you hold dear.  This election not only determines if this country remains a free and open society where we can openly worship, where we can openly protest in a peaceful manner, and where we have the right to speak our minds, but it will decide if God will bring His full wrath down on the United States and we go unceremonially into the dust of history. It is that important!  Go vote and cast a godly and righteous vote.