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Verse of the Week
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of evil? Unless YAHWEH had been my help, my soul would almost have dwelt in silence.
Thought for the Week
I saw a slogan quite a while back that posed the question, “If you were charged with being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you?” That slogan came to mind again after reading about the latest Pew poll concerning the number of people claiming to be Christians in the USA. The poll states Christianity is on the decline because only 70% of Americans claim to be Christians.
That brought to mind a news report of a pastor of an evangelical church in the Northwest that said he did not believe in God but was insulted that some folks did not consider him a Christian! Well, Jesus said many are called but few are chosen; and, he also said that there will be folks claiming Him that He does not claim in return. Even a cursory look at American culture is proof positive that the true number of folks who worship YHWH and follow Jesus’ teachings is probably closer to 17% than it is to 70%.
Even with this grim outlook the Government is taking no chances. It seems most every action one can take to “provide evidence” of being a Christian is being criminalized. Those who stand up against abortion are considered terrorists. Those that stand up against homosexuality are considered guilty of hate crimes - and by extension so too are those who stand up for the biblical view of marriage. In many locations even trying to feed the homeless has been made a crime. Apparently the Government wants no competition in the handouts department or, more importantly, for the hearts and minds of populace - especially the children.
Teaching our children about YHWH is a basic duty of a Christian, yet the Government is literally Hell bent on overriding parental influence. They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes parents to raise a child; it takes a village to raise a citizen, and a Government to raise a serf. Public schools are tailor made to create atheists and homeschooling is under attack from too many angles to discuss in this brief commentary. It is commonly said that the future belongs to our children. I posit it is more accurate to say that each succeeding generation inherits a future created by the preceding generation. Too many Americans have surrendered parental responsibility to the Government (or had it taken by force). As such, for several generations, it seems each passing generation leaves the next less freedom and more debt, more concern for creation but less for the Creator, more knowledge yet less wisdom. The list could go on but I finish the list with this - less trust in the Government but more dependence on it.
If you were charged with being a Christian could your children alone give enough evidence to convict you? Would they?
Quote of the Week
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson
Comment: This includes more than just physical property. It includes more than freedoms. It includes more than life itself. It includes your children - physically and mentally - and their future.
Did You Know
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
Cops are now arresting folks for feeding homeless - Example Here
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