Remembering the Truth

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, said, “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

It is testament to the failure of American education that every child does not have a complete understanding of this statement! Do we not support the NIH with our taxes? Do we not support the CDC with our taxes? Do we not support the President of the United States with our taxes? Do we not support the Congress of the United States with our taxes? Then why, when there are thousands of us who are resisting their Mask mandates and their vaccine mandates, are we not rising up and calling it TYRANNY? Why are we supporting politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who are continually passing laws for us to obey but, exempting themselves from those same laws? I believe it is because most Americans have never been taught what it means to be an American! They have never learned our history; about our founding fathers, or about our Constitution. That is the fault of our educational system which passes children to the next grade based on the time spent rather than on what they learned! (And I say this as an educator of 33 years). But, I also place the blame on Pastors who have not taught the simple precepts of freedom and liberty, because they didn’t want to bring politics into the pulpit! Don’t they know that the Apostle Paul taught about freedom?

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” – Gal. 5:1 (NKJV)

The NLT has it, “So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (NLT)

These statements not only apply to personal sin but, they also apply to governmental bondage and tyranny. Pastors and churches aught to be in the forefront of the protests against this government over reach!

Now, I also want to address the partisanship I see among Christians. Those with conservative values are looking to the re-emergence of Donald Trump as President or to the Republican Party to deliver us from the corruption in Washington. But, those who are liberals are looking to the Democrats for their help to restore their freedom. Both are idolaters! Both are placing their hope in a political party rather than in God Almighty! Now, I know that conservatives believe that Donald Trump is more in line with their Christian values than the Democrats, who are clearly not. But, I want to remind you of the Biblical story of Joshua. It is found in chapter five of the Book of Joshua –

joshua-jericho“And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?” So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?” Then the Commander of the LORD’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.” – Joshua 5:13-15

Joshua was selected by God to lead his people into the Promised Land but, the mission had become his mission instead of the Lord’s mission. The angelic Commander of the Lord’s Army had to remind Joshua of this. He was neither for Joshua or those of Jericho, He was for the LORD. Joshua had the good sense to humble himself before the Lord and then God blessed him with victory. There are almost as many crooked Republicans in Congress as there are crooked Democrats and for Christians to place their hope in them is both unwise and idolatry!

We need to humble ourselves and kneel before the Lord asking Him for help to deliver us from the wickedness that is upon us. After all, He is the Rock of our Salvation not some Republican or Democrat. When it comes to voting, I’m going to kneel before God and ask Him who I should vote for. I can’t trust the media or some advertisement but, I can trust God. Scripture says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

Now, if I come across some truth about one candidate or another, I’m certainly going to let that be known and let it guide me because Jesus said –

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32

You may think this article is political but, I think it is Scriptural! It speaks the truth and it uplifts only the Lord Jesus, which is what we Christians should be doing!

Put on the Armor of God

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,” 1 Tim. 4:1

In 2019 at the State of the Union address, President Trump said – “To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth – all children – born and unborn – are made in the holy image of God.” Continue reading

Time for Truth (reposted)

I originally posted this article in February, 2015, a month before the 2015 Blood Red Moons occurred. Not much has changed on the political landscape, except the Democrat spin machine has grown even more divisive and bitter. I felt it was time to repost the article.

Biden_ObamaWoe to us! Another political election is nearing! As if we do not hear enough lies and disinformation from the news media already, now it is amplified by all the political maneuvering of Democrats and Republicans as they try to tell the most believable lies to the people to get their votes – lies which history proves they have little intention of keeping! Continue reading

“Standing Fast” for Freedom

A few months ago I wrote an article titled True Freedom in which I presented the only true freedom there is, the freedom Jesus Christ gives.

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” – Gal. 5:1 (NASB)

trump-cheerleaders-north-carolinaThat freedom is under attack by the progressives on the left, mostly Democrats. They are attacking your freedom to speak. A high school cheerleading squad in North Carolina was put on probation Monday for posing with a pro-President Trump banner at a football game.

“Members of the North Stanly High School squad posed for photos with the “Trump 2020: Make America Great Again” flag at an Aug. 30 game on “American Night” — in which students were encouraged to dress patriotically, the Stanly News & Press reported.”

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True Freedom

Featured Image -- 16220In this time of political elections the various parties are falling all over themselves to promise more freedom and free things to the voters but, what is the essence of true freedom? I think Scripture has the clearest answer to this question. Paul wrote to the Galatians –

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” – Gal. 5:1 (NASB)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” – Gal. 5:1 (KJV)

The King James translation has it “Stand fast” in other words we have to struggle and fight to maintain the freedom Christ gave us on the cross. So what do we have to struggle and fight against?  Continue reading

The Need for Truth

When I was actively pastoring, I was often criticized for spending too much time on the subject of prophesy but, that was not true, and I have the tapes to prove it. I offer the following article for two reasons; 1) as proof of my statement above and 2) because this message is of critical importance for the Body of Christ.

the downward slideFor too long Christians world-wide have been deceived by the world into to settling for the lessor of two evils, between half-truth and outright lies. A simple illustration will prove the folly of this strategy. When forced to choose between two evils, if you chose the lessor, you are still moving downhill and eventually you will reach the bottom, only a little slower. Now my illustration uses current politicians but, the principle applies to all areas and choices of life. The better answer is of course to find God’s will and do that because all your choices will have eternal consequences. Continue reading

Defeating Islamic Terrorism

Islamic terrorism is not ‘contained’ , it is spreading and intensifying. Recent events are verifying the truth of this, so why do Americans have such a hard time understanding this? I want to suggest a radical answer – we in the West have forsaken the God of the Bible! As the prophet Jeremiah wrote about Israel, we too have “forsaken God the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

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Time for Truth – a message to the Church

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Words are easy – Truth requires action!

Woe to us! Another political election is nearing! As if we do not hear enough lies and disinformation from the news media already, now it is amplified by all the political maneuvering of Democrats and Republicans as they try to tell the most believable lies to the people to get their votes – lies which history proves they have no intention of keeping!

For example, immigration is portrayed as caring for poor Hispanic immigrants just looking for work when the closer truth is they are looking for a government handout. For every one worker there are a dozen welfare leaches (free medical care, free schooling, free social security benefits, etc.). The truth for the Democrats is they represent potential voters and the Continue reading