Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Veterans...

I am truly thankful to those past and present who are fighting and have fought for our freedoms. Regardless of whether you agree with government policies on war, you cannot deny the reality that there are individuals in our country who...

... have answered the call when others ignored it
... have felt great pain so that we would not
... have fought bravely so that we could play
... have cried so that we could laugh
... were brave when we were fearful
... have lost so much that we might gain
... who, when all is said and done, made the ultimate sacrifice, not just for their own families, but also for names and faces unknown to them.

THANK YOU. MAY THE LORD RICHLY BLESS ALL OF OUR VETERANS.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Take off the blinders people!!! (Qu'ran burning is silly)


This whole Koran burning thing is ridiculous. It is a distraction from REAL issues. Burning a Koran will not put our soldiers in any more harm than they already are. It will not cause more Muslims to hate Americans or Christians, news flash, they already do! They never stopped, and most likely will continue well into the future. I do not support the pastor who did it or planned to do it because it is decidedly un-Christian. It is a worldly response, rather he should seek to educate and profess the truth of Christ to those who call themselves Muslims. Reveal to them the truth regarding their religion, and expose it for what it is. Burning a koran is simply returning evil for evil rather than overcoming evil with good. I see it as a vain attempt to get media attention.

As for the guy in the video, I don't know who he is and to be honest, I don't care. I don't think burning the Koran does anything but prove that most people in this country and around the world are easily manipulated and controlled by over the top, emotional rhetoric and media grand-standing. We wax patriotic about 9/11 yet fail to ask real questions regarding what actually happened! We accept the idiotic 911 Commission report as truthful and factual, not realizing that an aluminum plane cannot, nor will it ever, bring down a steel and concrete reinforced structure. I am not one to say "Bush did it" or that it was Chaney or Clinton's fault, that is equally idiotic. Yet, no one can deny reality. Those buildings were brought down by something far more powerful than two airplanes or a few explosives, and given the amount of time it has taken just for Iran to get a hold of nuclear power, I think we can safely state that, most likely, It was not Muslims that attacked us and brought down those buildings. We are being duped and dumbed down each and every time we participate in the arena of media sponsored rhetorical battles regarding relatively meaningless scenarios concerning pointing fingers at one group or another.

It is time to wake up and stop playing politics. It is not about left vs. right, conservative vs. liberal, or Democrat vs. Republican...it is about right vs. wrong, good vs. evil. WE need to begin to look at what truly is evil and what truly is good. It seems that we have forgotten.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

With Precedents, Very Small

With Precedents, Very Small
by Paul Jacob

Check out this read, a very good post by Mr. Paul Jacob. Something that has been known for years now... that oil is naturally occurring and is in fact created naturally as well. It is not a limited resource nor is it a "fossil fuel". It is literally all over and the only thing that keeps us from harnessing it is government regulation. The BP oil spill is not what the media or the president has been telling us.

Time to wake up people.

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Black Panther Party Chased Out Of Town - JUSTICE






JUSTICE.

You know, I watched this video and never heard the "N" word uttered. Only the chant of "U-S-A, U-S-A..." from the crowds and the roar of a Harley, obviously to drown out the press conference,...of course the New Black Panthers along with the rest of their ilk like Al "the riot king" Sharpton will present this as a demonstration of white racism.

I don't know what you see, but I see a demonstration of REAL patriotism and this video shows that people, especially whites, are beginning to wake up, grow some gonads, and speak the truth to ignorant black folk like the ones who showed up here to protest a man defending his own property. I say good for them, I am happy to see this, but sad at the same time, in that I did not see any blacks among the crowds helping to run these bullies out of town. Sad.

Blacks need to do the exact same thing with these political pimps, pulpit hustlers, and wannabe black leaders who claim to speak for and represent the black community. I would love to see that one day, black folks running Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, and the entire NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, and the Obama administration right out of town.(figuratively speaking of course)

That would truly be a great day for black people everywhere!

Hey, a man can dream right?

A guy named King had a dream too, something about being judged by your character rather than your color?

...or something like that.

What do you see?


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A LIttle Oil Perspective...



While the BP Oil spill maybe bad for some locally in the Gulf, there is an article here that puts things in a little bit more perspective. I think we will survive this...

From the article:
This is the same amount of oil that was dumped into the Atlantic during WWII, when 452 tankers were sunk by German U-boats, mostly along the US east coast, and when tar on the beach was a daily occurrence. This is on top of the 1.5 million barrels a year that leak into the Gulf through natural seepage, which no one ever notices. One way or the other, this will end, and Western civilization will survive. And by the way, the crude price rise brought by the spill also marked up the value of BP's reserves, easily allowing it to cover the cost of the clean up, no matter how big it is.


Read more here

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Do You Have To Tithe To Be Blessed?

...Over at www.thetithinghoax.com, the answer to this question is no. I agree. Where does it say in scripture that in order for God to bless you, you have pay your tithes first? I've never read any such passage. I urge any of you who are paying tithes and/or are struggling with this issue, visit www.thetithinghoax.com and check out what they have to say. I found it refreshing and very informative in a straight forward way. The blog is based on a book by the same name, written by R. Renee and Cynthia Harper. I haven't ordered the book yet but I do plan to soon. So far though, I've found a wealth of info on tithing just from their blog and youtube videos.

Although I was well aware of the tithing scam already, it was still a blessing to discover their videos and blog. Their information has been a tremendous help to me. Go check it out for yourself and be blessed with the truth.

" And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32 (KJV)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jay Cameron's The Church Mafia Interview 2


I've seen and experienced this personally. It is time to wake up "Christians". Are you a part of a "Church Mafia"?

Monday, March 08, 2010

The Truth About Hurricane Katrina...

6/01/10
Update: From Popular Mechanics
More myth-busting about Hurricane Katrina aftermath.
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Katrina Takes a Toll on Truth, News Accuracy
Rumors supplanted accurate information and media magnified the problem. Rapes, violence and estimates of the dead were wrong.
By Susannah Rosenblatt and James Rainey
Times Staff Writers

BATON ROUGE, La.— Maj. Ed Bush recalled how he stood in the bed of a pickup truck in the days after Hurricane Katrina, struggling to help the crowd outside the Louisiana Superdome separate fact from fiction. Armed only with a megaphone and scant information, he might have been shouting into, well, a hurricane.

More....

Just one of the few honest reports about what really happened during Hurricane Katrina. Many media outlets on both sides of the political arena played the race card to either blame whites for a lack of apathy towards blacks or to blame blacks, particularly poor blacks, for a lack of moral character. After all of these years since the hurricane hit, I have found that neither side were accurate. I would even venture to say that not only were they not accurate but I believe many of these so called trusted news sources and commentators were out right dishonest. I've heard some say that blacks stayed behind due to their immorality and government dependence, essentially the implication is that they were lazy. Yet, over 90% of the population in New Orleans is black and it has been reported and verified that over 80%-85% of the residents evacuated. This tells me that the majority of blacks actually had the good sense to listen to the warnings and leave! Now, I would never profess to be a scholar of any sort but to me, common sense dictates that if you have a population where the majority is black, then it is readily obvious that the majority of those left behind are also going to be black. Just sayin'. So those who used the few who stayed behind as an overall indictment against the immorality of blacks were actually being very dishonest in that the relatively few that stayed behind, for whatever reason, is not an accurate reflection of the majority of the populace and therefore is not an indictment of all black people, not even most black people. Yet, there are those, white and black, who not only believe that it is but continue to perpetuate this falsehood on radio and t.v. as if all of the whites got out and all of the blacks stayed behind. Ridiculous!

The other side of the coin is those who want to blame "whitey" for the ills of the black community, starting with George Bush and going on down the pipe. This is equally ridiculous and only distracts from real issues surrounding the incident such as the levees breaking, thousands of displaced residents, and reconstruction. It also discredits legitimate concerns surrounding the Army Core of Engineers and their upkeep of the levees. Why did they give out, that is if they actually gave out. There are many who purported that the levees were blown up, including many testimonials of residents hearing a blast or explosion prior to the massive flooding, yet this is not looked at in any serious manner due to the outrageous claims and accusations attached to it by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Louise Farrakhan. Allowing people like them, race hustlers, only brings a type of discredit to the entire event. It makes the plight of those stranded seem as if they are truly what the stereotypes say they are, poor, uneducated, black folks, too lazy to do for themselves. Yet, true reports from those who were on the ground give a different story as the article indicates. Read, and see for yourself. My advice is to listen to everything, believe nothing, and research for yourself to find the truth.




Friday, February 26, 2010

The "Book Of Eli" Movie Is Not A "Good" Movie

I recently saw the new Denzel Washington flick called "The Book Of Eli", also starring Gary Oldman. When I first saw the ads for this film I wasn't sure what it was about but had an impression that it had some type of spiritual connotation to it. After all, Eli is reminiscent of Elijah the Old Testament prophet, so, being a Christian, I was immediately intrigued. After a few more weeks of ads and some t.v. trailers I realized what the movie could be about. I definately figured it had something to do with the bible. Despite this fact, I still did not care to see it. I am not big on Hollywood interpretations of religion and I especially do not like the way Christianity is usually portrayed. I figured this movie would be filled with pieces of truth without any substance. As time progressed and the movie came closer to its debute, endorsements began to multiply along with the advertisements. The Book of Eli was receiving much hype as it were, I think especially since Denzel Washington was starring in it, playing an action role, which has been quite rare for him.

Currently I attend West Angeles Church of God In Christ located here in Los Angeles California, Bishop Charles Blake is the pastor. Admittedly, I attend because my wife, prior to us being married, was already a member, yet, I haven't officially joined myself and don't plan to. I mention this because I found out that Denzel Washington is also a member of the same church and has donated generously to West Angeles over the years. After the movie began to be marketed, during one Sunday service Bishop Blake announced that Mr. Washington was present, he then went on to explain that he was starring in a new movie. Bishop Blake then encouraged his congregation to go see the movie because it is about a man who protects God's word, which is a good thing. At the time, even prior to seeing the movie, I completely disagreed with this assessment of the movie. Most if not all of the attendants the that service applauded, sad.

If you cannot tell by now, I am not a big fan of the Book of Eli and don't believe it is a movie that paints a positive image of Christianity or the bible. I did not plan to see the movie at all, didn't care to. Then one day during my Sunday School class at the same church, one of the other members mentioned that they had seen the movie and honestly remarked that they did not understand a bit of it. I wasn't surprised. He and his wife mentioned certain elements of the movie and also commented that there were some pretty graphic fighting scenes. I wasn't surprised at that either. Having heard this commentary from my classmate I decided to go see the movie for the sake of knowing what I was talking about when I revealed the reality of the film.

I say the "reality of the film" because what many Christians do not realize is that most if not all of the science fiction and action movies released through mainstream Hollywood are filled with occult imagery and themes. These movies have what is known to the initiated as esoteric interpretations and exoteric meanings. The esoteric is the hidden meanings and messages through the use of symbols, phrases, and graphic imagery or special effects. Many times when we hear one type of phrase or terminology in a film it has a double meaning to it. The exoteric involves the revealed knowledge that the general public is aware of. It is what you actually see on the surface and are able to understand without interpretation. This type of thinking or belief system, that symbols, words, actions, etc. have double meanings is called Gnosticism. The book of Eli is filled with Gnostic interpretations of the world, the bible, and specifically Christianity. Unfortunately, most Christians are not aware of this belief system, yet many of them participate in this type of thinking all of the time when they read their bibles.

While at this time I will not go deep into describing and interpreting the Book of Eli, I will say this, it doesn't uphold the integrity of God's word, it is not a Christian friendly film, and it does condemn and even deny Jesus Christ as the Son of the Most High God. This film is a Gnostic film and plays right into the Luciferian doctrine of establishing a new world order to usher in the world teacher after a great cataclysmic event. I encourage you Believers out there to begin to see that Satan has his hand in Hollywood, be mindful of this fact and put on the Whole Armour of God to withstand it.

More to come....Blessings!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A quick & simple brief on the concept of tithing….

Matthew 17:24-27
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. (emphasis mine)

Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Comparing the two references here one can surmise that the children (read "Sons") of God are lead by the Spirit of God. Since we belong to God as His children then we, as children, according to the very words of Jesus the Christ, are not subject to pay taxes (read tithes, tribute) to God (our King). Only strangers pay the King a tribute (tax, tithe), but family or children do not for they are the heirs of the Kings wealth.

Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

Think about it, can we really pay God anything? Is our needs being met by our creator contingent upon what or how much we give Him first?

Romans 11:35 “Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?”

Tithing was a part of the ceremonial law of Moses, yet we are not to try to keep any part of the law. As indicated through Romans, we are not to be under the ceremonial law but are lead by the spirit. If we try to keep even one part of the law then we have to keep all of it. Yet, we are under grace and have a new covenant with God through faith. If we try to keep even part of the law, we make what Christ did on the cross of no effect and are cursed. We are made free from the curse of the law which is death.

Galations 3:10
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”

Romans 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

As Jesus pointed out to Peter, “Then are the children free”.

John 8:36
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

My next posting will define what a tithe is. For many of you who do not already know, prepare to be shocked, it is not what many of these preachers have been telling you it is.

Read Deuteronomy 14:22-29 and see if you can spot what the tithe actually is.