“MSNBC’s Nancy Snyderman attacked Catholic bishops on Thursday for opposing abortion funding in the health care bill, agreeing with the President of NOW that the IRS should investigate them. The “Dr. Nancy” host also complained, “This is going to be a Pollyannaish statement. The Catholic bishops appearing and having a political voice seems to be a most fundamental violation of church and state.

Read the full article and see the news clip here.

Here we go again!!! Can some of you left leaning, bleeding heart liberals explain to me how this is in violation of the NON EXISTENT “church and state?” First off, our Constitution states in part “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;.”  It says nothing about a “separation of church and state”

Secondly, No where does it state that Catholic Bishops or any other religious person, regardless of standing in their particular religion, should have “no voice” in political matters.  What is says is that congress cannot make a law favoring one specific religion. (ie: taxing to support a particular church or making a particular belief system the state sponsored church.

1)  Biblical faith by definition is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. If faith, therefore, is a substance, that means that it is tangible matter; a real thing. It is the reality of what you are actually hoping for.

2)  God Himself is the author and finisher of your faith. Faith in Jesus Christ is the victory that overcomes the world.

3)  God has given every man the measure of faith. It is up to you to develop your faith. You do this by hearing the Word of God preached, worship, prayer, and reading the Bible.

4)  Faith knows that the Word is true, and that whatever God says He will do. He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and never fails.

5)  Faith does not stand in the wisdom of man, but in the Power of God. Therefore, you are not to look at the physical circumstances, but believe that God’s power will prevail. You are spirit embodied by flesh, but the Holy Spirit in you is much more powerful than what your eyes can see!

6)  Faith knows that God rewards you if you seek Him with all your heart. In fact, without faith it is impossible to please God. The just live by faith.

7)  Faith is coupled with love and hope, the greatest of which is love. Therefore, true faith is first and foremost revering the Giver and acknowledging His perfect Love for you.

8)  Patience is an essential ingredient of faith. If you know the Word, and you know that you are praying according to the will of God, you know that you will have the petition you asked for. God’s timing is not necessarily your timing.

9)  Faith means that you don’t believe one day and give up the next. Fix your sight on the desired result and don’t take your eyes off it. A double-minded person does not receive anything.

God is faithful and just to forgive, and whenever you fail, you can go again before the Throne of God with a repentant heart. Faith increases the more you use it and see the Hand of God in every situation.

No God? …No Problem!

USA today reports that the American Humanist organization is running an ad campaign using the image at left.  They claim that they do not wish to offend anyone and at the same time, they attack the religious beliefs of millions of Americans.

These are the very same people who claim that Christians are intolerant. This is hypocrisy at it’s worst.  The humanists have no belief system of their own, so they attempt to tear down the belief system of others.

The claim that “we only want to show that you can be good without God” holds no water. If that were true, there would be no need to mention God at all. Why not just say, “This holiday season, be good for goodness sake” or something similar. Well, because that would not allow them to attack those who do believe in a God/god.

You see, humanist cannot tolerate the fact that their are those who believe in a higher power, particularly Christians.  Humanists, Atheists, Freethinkers, whatever you wish to call them, claim they do not accept the belief that there is a God.  And that is ok.  My question then is why do they spend so much time trying to prove there isn’t a God? I don’t believe in Santa, the Easter bunny or the tooth fairy but have never spent one moment of my 70 years trying to debunk those beliefs.  You see, when you really don’t believe in something, you don’t think about it and it doesn’t bother you if others do.  During the next few months, we’ll receive cards from well wishing friends and neighbors with cute images of Santa and his sleigh. Does it offend me? Not in the slightest.

However, if I did have just the slightest bit of doubt, but felt that I could live my life just as well without Santa, then yes, I’d probably be offended if folks kept shoving Santa in my face.

So, I’ve come to the conclusion that these folks, deep down inside realize that their is a God and that He is in control. Unfortunately they wish to carry on with their Godless lives and their egos are so large that they cannot stand the thought of not actually having control over their lives.

Are We Safer Now???

Obama Appoints two devout Muslims to homeland security posts. Doesn’t this make you feel safer already?


Obama and Janet Napolitano Appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development Source for announcement: Homeland Security Press Room. http://atlasshrugs2000..typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/06/obama-appointment-arif-ali-khan-asst-secretary-dhs.html

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that the DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria as ADC 2National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). http://www.adc.org/

This announcement was made on Aug 20.  Why are we just now hearing about it???
NOTE:  Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a
devout Catholic, Jew or Protestant…?

Just wondering.
Doesn’t this make you feel safer already? A devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions? That should make our homeland much safer, huh!!
Was it not men of the “Devout Muslim Faith” that flew planes into U.S.
buildings not too long ago. What the heck is this devout Muslim President thinking?

Was it not a DEVOUT Muslim who killed many of his own comrades
at Ft. Hood in Texas?????

President Obama is slowly doing what is necessary to try and turn the USA into an Islamic Nation. America better start praying first and then putting feet to their prayers by getting all these idiotic democrats out of office and elect someone who has some sense and has America’s best interest at heart.

Imitating Christ

crossHE WHO follows Me, walks not in darkness,” says the Lord. (John 8:12.)

By these words of Christ we are advised to imitate His life and habits, if we wish to be truly enlightened and free from all blindness of heart. Let our chief effort, therefore, be to study the life of Jesus Christ.

The teaching of Christ is more excellent than all the advice of the saints, and he who has His spirit will find in it a hidden manna. Now, there are many who hear the Gospel often but care little for it because they have not the spirit of Christ. Yet whoever wishes to understand fully the words of Christ must try to pattern his whole life on that of Christ.

What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God. I would rather feel contrition than know how to define it. For what would it profit us to know the whole Bible by heart and the principles of all the philosophers if we live without grace and the love of God? Vanity of vanities and all is vanity, except to love God and serve Him alone.

This is the greatest wisdom—to seek the kingdom of heaven through contempt of the world. It is vanity, therefore, to seek and trust in riches that perish. It is vanity also to court honor and to be puffed up with pride. It is vanity to follow the lusts of the body and to desire things for which severe punishment later must come. It is vanity to wish for long life and to care little about a well-spent life. It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come. It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides.

Often recall the proverb: “The eye is not satisfied with seeing nor the ear filled with hearing.” (Eccles. 1:8.) Try, moreover, to turn your heart from the love of things visible and bring yourself to things invisible. For they who follow their own evil passions stain their consciences and lose the grace of God.

According to an article in the Washington Post, Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the terrorist who killed 23 people at Fort Hood never formally sought to leave the military as a conscientious objector.

But get this, the article goes on to say:

In 2007, addressing other physicians at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Hasan said that to avoid “adverse events” the military should allow Muslim soldiers to be released as conscientious objectors instead of fighting in wars against other Muslims.

So, this Muslim terrorist feels that Muslims should be allowed to join the Army, suck up on the benefits such as medical school, training, healthcare, etc. but then when called on to fight, which is what soldiers do, he thinks they should be allowed to leave? Give me a break! You join, you fight. Simple as that. This guy, should have been mustered out of the service and shipped off to some Islamic country to spend the rest of his life.

That’s just my opinion, what’s yours?

…is still a terrorist.images Last week, Maj. Nidal Hasan shot and killed 13 Americans and wounded 29 more. This was an act of Islamic terrorism, short and simple.

Of course our President warns us to ‘not jump to conclusions’ with regard to a motive. This is the same president who called the murder of one abortion provider by one man a ‘despicable act”

While I am certainly no expert, I can almost guarantee that Hasan was led by his Islamic faith to do what he did. New facts are coming in daily that support that position. Naturally, the liberal media has refused to divulge most of this info and even refuses to call Hasan a murder or killer. Even though he was caught in the act that was witnessed by many people, they still refer to him as the man ‘suspected’ in the Fort Hood shootings. No, he’s not suspected! He did it. Call it like it is.

America needs to wake up and smell the roses. Islam is a violent religion intent on converting and dominating the world either by coercion or force. Muslims do not believe in religious freedom. Anyone who is not a Muslim, is an enemy of Allah in their eyes and therefore, their enemy.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you agree or disagree?

Obama – The Muslim

Found this video in my box this morning and thought I would share. This is very eye-opening.

One of the most insulting things which has ever been foisted upon Americans, especially black Americans, is the entirely fraudulent “traditional African holiday” called “Kwanzaa” by its inventor and principal perpetrator.

Ron Karenga (Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga) invented the seven-day feast (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) in 1966, promoting it as a black alternative to Christmas. He supposedly wanted to end what he considered the Christmas season exploitation of African Americans. In reality, I believe it was just one of the early salvos in America in the increasingly shrill efforts by many to denigrate Christianity, and remove it entirely from public discourse or display.

If you go to the official Kwanzaa Web site, as I did, you will see that the celebration was instigated to foster … read the rest of the article


  • A Fat Servant is Better than a Skinny Corpse (Luke 15:17)
  • A Few Good Men: Gideon’s Army (J.F. Higgins)
  • A Good God On A Bad Day
  • A Lot to Learn from Lot (Genesis 14)
  • A Major Message From A Minor Prophet (Zephaniah 3:14-20)
  • A Nude Dude in a Rude Mood: A sermon on the Gadarene Demoniac
  • A Serious birth Defect (Psalm 51) (PLG)
  • A sermon on the Prodigal: Giving the Pigs a Permanent Wave (Paul Frerking, Meridian, Tx)
  • All stressed up and nowhere to go
  • American Culture-Polytheisism at its Best (A.S.)
  • An address to Submarine Christians–those who surface Christmas and Easter!
  • An Attitude of Gratitude (Luke 17:11-19) (J. Bryant)
  • Antidote for Anxiety (Philippians 4:6-8)
  • Are You a Low-Sodium Christian? Then Add a Little Spiritual Spice to Your Life! (Matthew 6)
  • Are You a Wet Water Walker or A Dry Boat Rider (Matthew 14:28)? (Aldren Sadler Sr.)
  • Are you in the Way, or are you in the way? (John 14:6) (JLN)
  • Are You Suffering from Malnutrition? (Matthew 4:1-4)
  • Bay of Pigs (casting demons into swine)
  • Be Careful With What You Think You Know (John 3:1-17)
  • Born to RAZE Hell. (raze-destroy,break down, demolish) (Tom Foster)
  • Bringing in the sheep (Looking for the one lamb)
  • But GOD Romans 5-8
  • Christians Stink – We are called to be the odorant to the world. Relating to the odorant added to LP gas. (R.P.)
  • Countdown To The Showdown (Armaggedon)
  • Crummy Faith (Matthew 15:21-28)
  • Deviled Ham (Luke 8:26-39) (Jim Robinson) (or: How about When Pigs Fly)
  • Do you have any NIKE’s (Gr. for victories)
  • Does God have a Plan B for us?
  • Don’t Panic It’s Just A Test
  • Don’t park in the handicap zone (be active in church) Steve Dixon
  • Don’t Set the Stage for Rage (on anger)
  • Don’t wait till the battle is over–shout now!
  • Driven to Distraction (Luke 10:38-42, Martha distracted by many things)
  • Free: Eternal Life Insurance! (L. Parman)
  • Get Off Your Donkey – Parable of Good Samaritan. (W. Vendt)
  • God wants to deal with your BUT (II Kings 5:1 Naaman was a mighty man of valour, but he was… – S. Green)
  • Gone With The Wind: (house on a rock) (RWJ)
  • Heaven can’t wait! (Revelation 21)
  • He’s Making A List And Checking It Twice (R. Wright)
  • Hind-sight, Blind-sight -Jesus heals the man born blind, and the Pharisees remain sightless. (C. Jennings)
  • Honey, We Need to Shrink the Camel (Matthew 19:23-26) (Jim Robinson)
  • How Are You Going To Get Along In Heaven With People You Can’t Get Along With Here?
  • How Big is Your Barn? (storing up treasures on earth)
  • How Does Your Garden Grow? (Parable of the Sower)
  • Human Sacrifice – Live at Eleven – (Communion)
  • If You Can’t Keep Up, Keep Going
  • I’m gonna be in heaven with him?
  • Is God your steering wheel or your spare tire.
  • Is Time your enemy or is time your friend? (Rev. G. Gregory)
  • Lamb Chops Anyone? (John 10:11-18)
  • Lost in His Own Back Yard (the older Brother)
  • Love ‘Em All, and Let God Sort ‘Em Out (loving your enemies)
  • Milk does the body Good (I Peter 2:2) (Rev Gino Dennis)
  • More Zip for the Trip – Elijah out running the chariots
  • Not Your Typical Baptist (Luke 3:1-6)
  • Nothing but Net (John 21) (Bobby Holland)
  • On Naaman – Lather, Rinse, Repeat
  • Prayer Meeting in Hell (Lazarus and the Rich Man)
  • Remember Lot’s wife. She was halted, she was exhalted, she was salted.
  • Seven Ducks In A Puddle (Namaan) (II Kings 5)
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, They didn’t bend they didn’t bow, they didn’t BURN. Casual Christianity
  • Shared Any Good ‘Yokes’ Lately? (message on servanthood) (David A. Hall)
  • Solve our Problems, but Save our Pigs (J. M.)
  • Some Will Wear Crowns…Others Will Wear Frowns (JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST) (C. Spurlock)
  • Standing On The Promises or Sitting On The Premises (sermon on service) (David A. Hall)
  • Survival of the Fittest or Cross training
  • Table Manners (On Communion)
  • The Buts of the Believer (II Corinthians 4:7-9) (JLN)
  • The Church – Some assembly required (Mike Petzer)
  • The company you keep! (I Samuel 10:5-11) (Eld. Harvin)
  • The Great Ommission
  • The little red devil behind the Pearly White Gates (sermon on the power of the tongue)
  • The Man in the Middle
  • The Mighty Mite-The Widow’s Mite
  • The rude, crude, dude in the nude (Luke 8:26)
  • The Saline Solution (Salt of the earth)
  • Three (Wise) Men and a Baby Christmas Sermon (Pastor Manuel Cruz Jr.)
  • Turn or Burn! (Revelation 20:15)
  • Unthawing the Frozen Chosen
  • Wait Watchers (Advent Sermon)
  • Wake Up – and Sell The Coffin (The widow of Nain’s son) (Mark Winters)
  • WANTED: SAINTS – DEAD OR ALIVE! (John 11:32-44 — M. Stone)
  • What on earth are you doing for Heavens’ sake?
  • What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do (Rev. Larry Moore)
  • What’s Up Doc? (Luke’s account of the Ascension)
  • When Lefty Killed Fatty! (Ehud)
  • When the load gets heavy (Matthew 11: 28-30)
  • You are what you eat – Communion sermon on Jesus as the Bread of Life (John 6)
  • You Better Be Humble…Or You Will Stumble (PRIDE) (I Peter 5:5-6) (C. Spurlock)
  • You Can’t Have Your Kate and Edith too (sermon on Adultery) (David A. Hall)
  • You Can’t Win If You Don’t Begin (David A. Hall)

Half and Half Theology

How much less are mere people, who are but worms in his sight? (Job 25:6)

A friend of mine often jokes that he’s certain half of his theology is wrong; he just doesn’t know which half. That’s true with most of us, though we don’t always like to admit it. And it’s certainly the case with Job’s three friends.

At the lowest point in his life, Job had to suffer the advice of three armchair theologians—Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. They’d been watching his plight from a distance and were certain they had his problems figured out. They weighed his situation, put their heads together, and approached Job with their solution to his quandary. It’s not as if they didn’t mean well. Their concern was genuine. But somehow their advice missed the mark. And God wasn’t too impressed with what they had to say, even though most of their advice was true—at least technically.

“God is powerful and dreadful,” says Bildad the Shuhite. “He enforces peace in the heavens. Who is able to count his heavenly army? … How can a mere mortal stand before God and claim to be righteous? … God is so glorious that even the moon and stars scarcely shine compared to him. How much less are mere people, who are but worms in his sight?” (Job 25:2-6).

You have to admit that Bildad had a point. God is glorious and all-powerful, and compared to him we might as well be worms writhing around in the dirt. But there is a fuller picture of God in Scripture.

“He will rescue the poor when they cry out to him,” writes the psalmist. “He will save them from oppression and from violence, for their lives are precious to him” (Psalm 72:12, 14). On the one hand, it is true that we are but maggots in comparison with God. On the other hand, didn’t he create us in his own image? He chose to breathe his Spirit into ours and bring us into his divine presence. We may be worms, but we’re not worms in God’s eyes. He sees us as precious children, and he loves us as he loves his own Son. Bildad may have only been half wrong, but the half that was wrong made all the difference.

Be careful when you decide to speak for God. Choose your words carefully when dishing out advice on behalf of the Savior. God doesn’t like it when we put words in his mouth.

Today’s Reading

Job 25:1-6


How do you see yourself in the eyes of God? Is it comforting to know that you are precious in his sight?

One World Government

“John the Baptist said he was a crying voice because he was a Baptist,” says Kaylin, 11.

I wonder if Kaylin’s assertion should be considered for a vote at the national convention of the Southern Baptists.

“John did not want them to think he was Jesus,” said Morgan, 9. “Jesus was his cousin.”

When the religious leaders asked John, “Who are you?” he could have said, “I’m not the Messiah, but he’s my cousin.” John and Jesus were probably cousins. The Bible says John’s mother and Mary were relatives (Luke 1:36). John resisted the temptation to call attention to himself.

“John was trying to say to the Jews, I am just a person coming to tell about Jesus,” says Jessica, 8. “I am no one important. I cannot save you from your evil ways. Only Jesus can. I have been chosen by God to come and speak to you.”

Humility is what we can learn from John the Baptist. In a sermon, Pastor Jerry Hoffman made several interesting observations about the questioning of John the Baptist as it relates to us. Hardly a day goes by when we aren’t asked in one way or another, “Who are you?”

We often identify ourselves in terms of our job, profession or family relations. Not John. He gives all honor to the Lord Jesus. He knew the buzz from Jerusalem was that he might be the Messiah. “I am not the Christ,” he said.

Next, they wanted to know if John was Elijah. In the last two verses of the last book in the Old Testament, God promises to send Elijah “before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5).

About John the Baptist, Jesus said, “And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come” (Matthew 11:14). In other words, John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah. Through his prophetic message and miracles, God sent Elijah to turn the nation of Israel and its leaders back to the Lord. Similarly, God sent John the Baptist to announce the Messiah’s coming to Israel and the impending judgment if they failed to receive him.

By 70 A.D., Jerusalem lay in ruins. Although Jewish Apostles and converts started the early church in Jerusalem, they soon found themselves persecuted by their countrymen. Like John the Baptist, Jesus warned of coming judgment. As Jesus accurately predicted, the temple and Jerusalem were destroyed within a generation (Matthew 24).

To summarize John’s ministry, Hoffman writes: “Christ is the Word of God. We are simply the instruments (voices) through which the Word flows to the world. John the Baptist, more than any other individual who walked this earth since his time, had the right to heap accolades upon himself.

“He was related to the Lord, he was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, and he had a band of disciples who followed his teaching. Yet, the cry of his heart and voice was ‘Make straight the way of the Lord.’ In other words, it’s not about me, the King is coming, prepare your hearts to receive Him. Remove all of the obstacles in your life that would prevent him from coming to you.”

Think about this: True ministry points others to Jesus Christ, not to ourselves. Memorize this truth: “I am ‘the voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the Lord”‘” (John 1:23). Ask this question: Is your voice pointing people to Jesus Christ?

What or Who is a Jew?

My pastor mentioned something tonight that caused me to ask the above question.  I have searched and cannot find a definitive answser. However, my research shows that most Jews consider a Jew to be someone who:

  • Is a descendant physically or spiritually of Jacob
  • Has a Jewish mother
  • Has officially converted to Judaism
  • Is an Israelite

But this brings up another question. On the JewFaq.org site, under the heading “Who is a Jew?” I found the following statement:

“It is important to note that being a Jew has nothing to do with what you believe or what you do. A person born to non-Jewish parents who has not undergone the formal process of conversion but who believes everything that Orthodox Jews believe and observes every law and custom of Judaism is still a non-Jew, even in the eyes of the most liberal movements of Judaism, and a person born to a Jewish mother who is an atheist and never practices the Jewish religion is still a Jew, even in the eyes of the ultra-Orthodox. In this sense, Judaism is more like a nationality than like other religions, and being Jewish is like a citizenship.”

Now, if being a Jew has nothing to do with what one believes, then how can someone who is a Jew one day, become a non-Jew the next day by believing that Christ is the Messiah?  Can someone please answer this for me?

I received an email not long ago with a supposed speech by Theodore Roosevelt.  While not actually one of his speeches (it was a letter) and not written while he was president, it was true.  Here is the content of the email:

‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American… Continue Reading »