Wednesday, April 22, 2009

His Will will...

I received this in my email box today and felt a nudge in my spirit to post it.

His Will will...

The will of God will never take you,Where the grace of God cannot keep you, Where the arms of God cannot support you,Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,Where the power of God cannot endow you.

The will of God will never take you,Where the Spirit of God cannot work through you,Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,Where the army of God cannot protect you,Where the hands of God cannot mould you.

The will of God will never take you,Where the love of God cannot enfold you,Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.

The will of God will never take you,Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears,Where the Word of God cannot feed you,Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you,Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.

The Author is unknown but these words of truth should embrace every troubled heart.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Failure of Inexpirience

The Failure of Inexpirience reared it's ugly head last week.

I was astounded by Mr.Barack Obama's friendly greeting of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez last week. Quite frankly, Mr. Obama is bolstering the "enemies of America.”

Although I was just a child back in the mid 70's, I can tell you Mr. Obama is reminiscent of the failed President Jimmy Carter. For those of you that missed it, Obama was smiling at his love fest and offered a hearty handshake to Chavez, one of the harshest critics of the United States, during the Summit of the Americas.

Carter tried weakness, and failed because the world got tougher and tougher President Ronald Reagan had to come in and clean it all up. One only needs to remember that when the predators, the aggressors, the anti-Americans, and the dictators sense weakness, they all start pushing ahead with their anti America plan.

The greeting of Chavez by Obama is nothing less than irresponsible.

I believe Obama is sending a terrible signal to all of Latin America, and an irresponsible message about how this new administration regards dictators.

Just as troubling to me is Obama’s willingness to talk to Iran.

There is no upside to being friends with Hugo Chavez. He is a dictator that has suppressed his country for years and certainly nothing good can result form last weeks events.

You can not be friends with your enemies, that simply doesn't work. What part of that doesn't the democratic party of defeat understand?

It was a failure of inexpirience to the highest degree.

When Truth Rears Its Head

On April 16, 2009, the White House confirmed that they asked for the symbol,which represents the name of Jesus, to be covered "to have a consistent background of American flags...."

In other Words the current resident of the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. covered up Jesus.

It is incomprehensible how any President could ask a Catholic University to cover up the sacred symbol that represents Jesus so it would create an accommodating background for a political speech.

Would President Obama would have covered sacred symbols of the Islamic faith? I could say with certainty probably not.

In Mr. Obama's current love fest with our enemies he would not want to miss an opportunity to embrace his true faith, but that is yet another blog.

As a Christian and Pastor, it is troubling to watch a President of the United States show such complete contempt and disrespect for our faith and Lord who gave His life for even this man. The actions by the White House should be appalling to every American who cherishes sacred traditions...especially Christians.

Given the fact that Obama and his team asked the Catholic University to cover up the sacred symbol of Jesus to provide a better backdrop for his speech proves that Mr. Obama has no understanding, desire or respect for sacred expressions of faith.

This image is in far contrast to the image that the Obama team portrayed during the campaign. I recall ever so easily of how Mr. Obama was a man of deep faith, deep understanding and deep tolerance. What a kawinkkedink, things aren't always what they seem.

I myself, personally believe [along with 1,000's of other Christian leaders] that it is stunning and shameful that anyone, let alone our government would ask a Christian institution to cover up a public expression of Jesus. It seems his desire to have a better political background for a televised speech was obviously more important.

Mr. Obama is not a person who respects or cherishes the Christian faith, but his affiliations with Gene Robinson [the gay 'bishop"] and "rev" Jeremiah Wright [the hate Pastor] was all I needed to know to confirm where Mr. Obama's faith and morality stood.

I for one am outraged and extremely disappointed at his actions, but not surprised. After all, what would you expect from the same man that fought so hard for a law that required aborted fetus's that lived to lie helplessly on a hospital table and die.

And what were all you people thinking that voted for him?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Moment of Humanism

Reports of the wire today reveal that an Arizona pastor was tasered, bloodied by broken glass and sporting 11 stitches in his head. The Pastor reports his injuries resulted from a Border Patrol checkpoint located 75 miles inside the U.S. where the pastor was battered by police. His crime: Refusing to allow agents to search his vehicle.

As always, things are not always as they seem.

The incident took place earlier this week and emphasize the tension between constitutional rights, the issue of border security and a controversial Supreme Court ruling that grants an exceptional level of police authority near the Mexican border.

Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe states he did nothing that warranted his treatment and eventual arrest. He further insists his refusal to allow the search of his car was reasonable protection of his Fourth Amendment rights that protect him against unreasonable search without a warrant.

According to the U.S. Border Patrol, in an explanation on World Net Daily, “Anderson misunderstood his constitutional rights and that because a drug-sniffing dog alerted to Anderson's rental car, the pastor was wrong not to allow the agents to search his vehicle.”

The Supreme Court ruled and federal law permits the Border Patrol to establish checkpoints up to 100 miles inside the U.S. and that with probable cause the Fourth Amendment doesn't apply to searches of automobiles.

The ruling doesn't apply to typical law enforcement agencies, only to "immigration" checkpoints established by the Border Patrol.

The courts have typically ruled against "suspicion-less" stops and searches of vehicles at police checkpoints, such as the one that detained Anderson. As recently as 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in Indianapolis vs Edmond that police cannot establish roadblocks staffed by dogs to randomly search automobiles for drugs.

The discord comes from a 1976 case that ultimately created an exception allowing the Border Patrol the unique power to establish checkpoints for seeking illegal immigrants, with the secondary purpose of finding drugs. In short, police cannot operate a K-9, or drug-detecting dog, checkpoint without violating the Fourth Amendment but the Border Patrol can.

The Pastor was extracted from his car and arrested by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers, not the Border Patrol.

In sum, the Pastor had a moment of flesh, which we all do from time to time. Although I sympathize with the Pastor I can say that he has an obligation to our God to uphold the laws of the states.

One can only ask the very basic question: What would Jesus do? One of the hardest things for a public person of God such as we pastors to remember is our public testimony to Christians and the secular world.

I am praying for you my brother.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Forced Homosexuality

It was bad enough that the Supreme Court forced same-sex marriage on Connecticut residents but now the Connecticut General Assembly may take that decision even further. It came to my attention that there is a bill pending in the legislator that takes the forcing of homosexuality a step further.

The provisions you need to know about of a bill that is currently in the State Senate that would go far beyond the Court’s actions and force the issue of gay marriage into our public schools and weaken protections for religious groups that oppose same sex marriage.

SB 899 is billed as merely clarifying and implementing the Supreme Court's decision, but it does far more than that. Hidden in SB 899 is language that repeals Connecticut’s law stating that schools need not promote the gay lifestyle. SB 899 also undermines protections which spare religious groups which oppose gay marriage from having to recognize it.

SB 899 crosses the line and is forcing Connecticut residents a step deeper into to sin while all the time placing our Christian values in danger.

SB 899 goes too far. If passed it will allow the teaching of gay marriage in our schools and forcing religious groups to accept gay marriage, whether they like it or not.

What use to be billed as having "tolerance" is now a forced acceptance of the gay agenda over the objections of parents and churches who disagree.

The best way to tell the liberal Connecticut State Legislature that SB 899 crosses the line is to vote them out of office this fall. It is time we take our state back form the hands of the enemy. I encourage everyone, whether you are resident of the State of Connecticut or not to call (860) 240-8600, and tell the State Senate to vote NO on SB 899.

If SB 899 is passed it will trickle through the other liberal states with the help of the current White Hosue resident.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blowing Kisses in the Wind

Yesterday, April 15, 2009 was the deadline to file and pay federal taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. Not surprising to find though was that Americans can expect to send more of their tax dollars to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood than they did at this time last year.

Although Mr. Obama, the current resident of the White House, promised to find ‘common ground’ on abortion, his policy decisions have already impacted and alienated We the People.
What a difference a year makes. Thanks to Obama we can now subsidize abortion providers like the Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, who will promote abortion overseas.

Also thanks to the abortion-friendly leadership in Congress, [the democrats], domestic taxpayer funding for the nation's number-one abortion provider is on the rise. All of this is not surprising given Obama’s pro-death position, but Planned Parenthood funding is up, even though they post over one billion dollars in revenue and a profit of eighty-five million dollars. I always say life is about choices, choices with consequences.

Last year the vote at the ballot box for those on Capitol Hill had consequences. What adds insult to injury to each and every clear thinking believer in Christ is that our hard earned money, money that we can not even afford to pay to the government in taxes is going toward a hefty abortion bailouts.

The request of tens of thousands of Americans this year asking Congress to respect our pro-life position, the only true position, has fallen on death's ears. The liberal left guru’s like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reede continue with their pro-death abortion agenda with more and more bailout money.

Currently, Congress is beginning their new appropriations process along with Mr. Obama. They would do well to repent before God Almighty for their devilish choices and stop the flow of taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry.

Logic only dictates that you will never reduce abortion as long as you continue to subsidize and fund it at We the People’s expense. This is something Pelosi and Reede are well aware of. The Obama administration's promise to find ways to reduce abortion was just another charade You the People bought in November.

I wonder how many of you Christians that voted for him are having buyer’s remorse now?

All the bailout money in the world will not stop the famine the Lord is bringing to this murderous nation.

And I ask again: Exactly what were you all thinking last November? You certainly were just blowing kisses in the wind.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Problem with Immigration...Again

The problem with immigration raised its ugly head once more. It seems that John Demjanjuk was released from federal custody Tuesday evening, hours after six immigration officers bombarded the 89 year old ailing man’s home and removed the accused Nazi death camp guard in a wheelchair. It seems our wonderfully armed Federal officials had taken Mr. Demjanjuk to a federal building in downtown Cleveland. The retired autoworker's impending return to Germany was halted when three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay of deportation.

This Senior Citizen has been charged by an arrest warrant in Germany that he was an accessory to some 29,000 deaths during World War II at the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. If he was sent back to Germany, he could be formally charged in court.

After his release, Mr. Demjanjuk was driven to his home in Seven Hills after his release, former son-in-law and family spokesman Ed Nishnic said. Our uneconomically minded bureaucrats over at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement they'll supervise him through electronic monitoring. I assume this would prevent the ailing man from escaping extradiction in his wheel chair.

In granting the stay, the three-judge panel said it would further consider Demjanjuk's motion to reopen the U.S. case that ordered the deportation. Mr. Demjanjuk is ailing and now has painful medical ailments that would make travel to Germany torturous.

Because of Mr. Demjanjuk's imminent deportation, the court issued the stay without addressing the U.S. government's argument that the court had no jurisdiction to rule on his appeal. I find it amazing that the liberal theologians now seem to conveniently somehow disregard a person in the U.S. access to court jurisdiction while all the while fighting for offshore terrorists access to the same courts they wish to deny Mr. Demjanjuk.

The government planned to continue its legal battle in court, said Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney. Another economically minded bureaucrat I am sure.

Published reports on Tuesday indicated that Mr. Demjanjuk's wife Vera, sobbed and held her hands to her mouth as immigration officers loaded his wheelchair into a van at their home. As the van moved down the street, Vera turned and waved, sobbing in the arms of a granddaughter.

Several lucky family members, including a 10-year-old grandson, were in the home when the officers removed Mr. Demjanjuk and were able to witness the system at its best. I am reminded of Eilian Gonzalez; the little 6 year old deported to Cuba by the Clinton Administration, all over again.

What is also not so surprising is the report by My Demjanjuk’s son, John Demjanjuk Jr., who filed the appeal with the 6th Circuit earlier Tuesday. He said the government hadn't lived up to earlier understandings of how his father would be removed. No surprise there. He was promised the Mr. Demjanjuk would have an ambulance and three to five days' notice.” Maybe the goverment pinheads should be charged with making a false statement.

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center is dead set on punishing Mr. Demjanjuk and said it was undeterred. Rabbi Marvin Heir, Wiesenthal Center founder promised "We remain confident that John Demjanjuk will be deported and finally face the bar of justice for the unspeakable crimes he committed during World War II when he was a guard at the Sobibor death camp, his work at the Sobibor death camp was to push men, women and children into the gas chamber. He had no mercy, no pity and no remorse for the families whose lives he was destroying forever".

Deborah Dwork, a professor of Holocaust history at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., said the Demjanjuk case illustrates that there is no statute of limitations on the crime of genocide. "The issue is holding him accountable, no matter what his age," she said.

Clear thinking people can clearly contradict her position. Mr. Demjanjuk's case clearly illustrates that the deep rooted hatred of a generation past is still deeply rooted within the hearts of many nations and politcal cronies are as far from justice as they have ever been. It begs the question to be asked: At what lengths will the German Government go to save face with the public?

Ms. Dwork said she believes German prosecutors acted cautiously and deliberately in bringing their case because they can't afford to run a weak trial. Germany's image in the eyes of the international community would be tarnished if Mr. Demjanjuk is acquitted, she said. What a shame.

Mr. Demjanjuk, a native Ukrainian, has denied being a Nazi guard and claims he was a prisoner of war of the Germans. He came to the United States after the war as a refugee.
Mr. Demjanjuk had been tried in Israel after accusations surfaced that he was the notorious Nazi guard "Ivan the Terrible" in Poland at the Treblinka death camp. He was found guilty in 1988 of war crimes and crimes against humanity, a conviction later overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court.

I for one think it is a shame that Mr. Demjanjuk had to go through the hell that he went through once again Tuesday morning. Whether the man is guilty or not is between him and God. He denied being a part of Hitler’s Regime and Israeli Supreme Court affirmed that. I know that my Lord and Savior Jesus hung on that cross for him as well. It seems Rabbi Heir like his Pharisee ancestors still doesn’t get it as well. I will pray for you oh mislead man of God.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Consequences of One's Actions

I learned today that a private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery last week
killing 7 children and 7 adults. It is sad when a life is lost, especially the life of children. The media was quick to report the devastating plane crash.

Sadly however, the news sources failed to mention that the place of the site was the Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery, owned by Resurrection Cemetery Association in Butte. This is important because the site of the crash, contained a memorial for local residents to pray the rosary, at the 'Tomb of the Unborn'. This memorial, is located a short distance west of the church and was
erected as a dedication to all babies who have died because of abortion.

I bring this to everyone's attention because the family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victim's memorial, is the family of Irving 'Bud' Feldkamp, owner of the largest for-profit abortion chain in the nation.

This demon, purchased Family Planning Associates four years ago. He is also the owner of Allcare and Hospitality Dental Associates and CEO of Glen Helen Raceway Park in San Bernardino. In short, this devil is the proud owner of the 17 California Family Planning clinics that perform more abortions in the state than any other abortion provider including Planned Parenthood. In amplification to that, they perform abortions through the first five months of pregnancy.

Feldkamp is not an abortionist but yet he reaps windfall profits from the blood money of the innocent that have been killed. Given the fact that his enterprise performs tens of thousands of every year at the clinics he owns, he was able to afford the private plane that was carrying his family to their week-long vacation at The Yellowstone Club, a millionaires-only ski resort.

Reports indicate that the plane went down on Sunday, killing two of Feldkamp's daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren along with the pilot and four family friends.

The plane, a single-engine turboprop flown by Bud Summerfield of Highland, crashed into the Catholic cemetery and burst into flames, only 500 ft. from its landing destination. All aboard were killed.

The cause of the crash is a mystery. The pilot, who was a former military flier who logged over 2,000 miles, gave no indication to air traffic controllers that the aircraft was experiencing difficulty when he asked to divert to an airport in Butte. Witnesses report that the plane suddenly nosedived toward the ground with no apparent signs of a struggle. There was neither a cockpit voice recorder nor a flight data recorder onboard, and no radar clues into the planes final moments because the Butte airport is not equipped with a radar facility. Some speculate that the crash was due to ice on the wings, but this particular plane model has been tested for icy
weather and experts have stated that ice being the cause is unlikely.

Scripture warns, if "you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you". (Ezekiel 35:6) Mr. Feldcamp life is financed by bloodshed. One can only assimulate to the truth that you reap what you sow.

Sadly however the innocent children of his family were pursed this time.

"I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose
life, then." (Deut. 30:19)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Unreasonable Scrutiny

There is an unreasonable scrutiny taking place over the great pond to the right. According to a published report, the Dutch Reformed Church of Moreleta Park has found itself in hot water with it's High Court.

The report maintains that Johan Strydom, a 31 year old gay music lecture, maintains he was fired due to his homosexuality. He is now suing the Church for over R 200 000 in damages. Apparently, the plaintiff maintains he began work in the Church as a lecture and was found to be talented and gifted when it came to his musical lecturing duties in the Church, which began in January 2005.

The plaintiff further maintains he never thought it was important or relevant to divulge his homosexual lifestyle to the church as it was a personal issue. This is inspite of him knowing very well his lifestyle was contradictory to the Word of God. Moreover, sometime in July 2005, the plaintiff was approached by his supervisor and questioned about his sexuality. The plaintiff was further advised he had to attend a meeting to discuss this accusation. The plaintiff advised his supervisor that he felt it was his personal issue and did not intend on participating in the meeting.

Apparently shortly thereafter, the plaintiff was advised by a coworker, who coincidentally happened to also be gay and thought her sexuality was also a personal issue that didn't need to be disclosed; and had to attend the same type of meeting of which she happened to not want attend either. She further advised the plaintiff that they would both be terminated for their failure to attend the meetings.

Ultimately the plaintiff attended the meeting, admitted his homosexuality and was offered counseling for his homosexual oppression. Of course he declined and was promptly un-renewed for his musical lecture ministry.

Far be it from me to worry about the affairs of other countries except for the unintended consequences of this Court even hearing this case let alone to rule on it.

The fact of the matter is, liberal theological thinkers that are trying to advance their homosexual agenda very much are waiting patiently for the outcome of the case. The very fact this case has legal standing is laughable to any clear thinking person.Churches are afforded the separation of Church and State and as such their theology is their best defense. The fact that the plaintiff chose not to disclose his homosexual lifestyle, which is in direct contradiction to the Word of God, on the basis it was his personal business is laughable at best. A church should have the fundamental right to hire in accordance with their theology. The fact that the court is hearing this case suggests the instability within the Dutch Court System in it's way of thinking.

The catch 22 at home is simple. If the plaintiff prevails against the church the consequences here at home are dangerous. All it takes is a liberal federal judge to research the case and apply it to his constructionalist thinking. In turn the judge will somehow make the argument in support of the homosexual agenda. In sum the ruling becomes a law without even legislative representation and the homosexual agenda gets another notch in Satan's belt.

The Word of God warns us in Joshua 24:23 "throw away the foreigns gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord," What the Word of the Lord declares is to be sure to begin the reformation now in your hearts. A man's promise to serve God loses the moral hold of the conscience if he does not instantly put it to practice.

By embracing some foreign case the ungodly become inevitably increasingly ungodly making far more difficult for all of us to yield our hearts to the Lord.

Perhaps the plaintiff should take a course in theology prior to applying for his next career move and the Dutch Court should be his study partner.

Commercialed Welfare

Welfare has become commercialized and I am growing tired of it. I am fed up with the greed that has surrounded this country.

The financial crisis is growing and my hard earned tax dollars are feeding the frenzy.

To date big companies like AIG and those found on Wall Street have leached off "We the People." The first payout to AIG revealed a lavish weekend getaway for all the executives that brought the company on the brink of financial destruction. Their thank you I guess.

The second payout revealed the same group had a lavish $385,000 weekend conference. Wall Street has cried out for money, more money; to the tune of $700 billion dollars. They must be bailed out we were told by all the bureaucrats. But wait. Now it has been reported that Wall Street Giants like Goldman Sachs have set aside 6.8 billion dollars and Morgan Stanley $6.4 billion dollars for year end bonus's.Now the big three auto makers have their hands out. Pay up or else the sky will fall. I am sure their executives have fat cat bonus's as well.American Express needs cash. Everywhere you turn everyone needs cash.

You can thank the fat cat executives and unions for this mess. What about "We the People?" How about "The Joe the Plumbers" of the world that can't pay their mortgages, or those that lay awake at night because they can't buy food, gas or oil for their house?My take is let the all fall and fail. None of them are worth the paper their written on and their greed has brought them to this place. Those of us that work hard, pay our taxes and serve God should not have to bear their sins.

I hope you will join me and demand a meeting with all the elected leaders that are giving away our tax dollars and require an explanation of their stupidity. Guess I'll just have to stand in line.

Who will care to join me?