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What can I say? I'm so pleased that you've come here. I've spent 5 years blogging, more than that building websites and have been writing "professionally" since 2003. I'm here to help writers with their writing, encourage people through this life, and point them to Jesus. That's the most important thing. So stay tuned. Check this site regularly as "some of the features" may change. I'll need help from time to time, because I'm not perfect. If you're perfect, please go to another site. I'm pretty sure you won't fit in here.

Unbalanced Scales

I'm sure everyone in the U.S. already knows that we are in danger. The problem is that so much of the rhetoric and the old rules are just antagonizing things.

For instance, only weeks ago all the media could do was talk about going over a fiscal cliff. Now, however, that cliff seems to have disappeared and they are talking about spending ceilings. I don't know about you, but this tells me that the people in Washington (D.C) don't know what they're talking about.

Then comes the IRS looming on the horizon. It's hard enough to get around with their hands in our pockets year round, but they expect an extra-special bonus via our Income Tax. We've been gritting our teeth and baring this for years, but now it's becoming harder and harder to find the forms to fill out, even if you can understand them, so you can send them in and pay that tax. I'm of the inclination that if they want my money they should come and fill out all the forms and make it easy. I'm not one of these people who expect freebies. It's just that the founding fathers didn't get paid, and if they did it was by their district, and probably in feed or livestock. I say we go back to that. You want to get out of our $15 trillion debt, then stop paying the people who aren't listening to us when we say, "No taxes."

I know, that's idealistic, but this country was built on ideals, and hard work made it work. That is until the government decided to pay for those who didn't want to work. Take a good idea and present it to Congress or the Senate and the first thing they do is appoint a special task force to investigate the problem. Oh, and all those tax problems we face, they do not face. How'd that happen. Whatever happened to "We the People..?"

Monday, March 29, 2010

Beware the Hutaree

Tragically there is a Christian militia group in the northern Midwest called the Hutaree. The FBI have arrested I believe 9 people in connection with a conspiracy to commit murder and have placed them under intense scrutiny. So what is the Hutaree you ask? They are an endtimes self appointed group of people who are fulfilling prophecy, not by providing a violent opposition to any who oppose Christians, but by being false teachers. "And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:" (Galatians 2:4)

How can I say that with such boldness and surety? That's easy. Jesus told us to love one another, not to set up battle plans. Yes, we are to arm ourselves with the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18), but if you read this you will see that "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12) The sword the Hutaree speak about is the Sword of the Spirit, not a sword that can be levied against any person. We are to love them. In fact in 1st John 4:7,8 we read, "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God and everyone who loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God for God is love."

I could go on and on focusing on this point alone. The way we crush our enemies is through love, not through force, not through violence. Look at your calendars. It changes from BC to AD because Jesus was willing to love so deeply He died for us. He tells us to follow His example. So if He, who is Lord of Hosts, had the angels of Heaven at His command and did not call upon them, what makes these Hutaree think they have the right? These are false prophets, false teachers, leading away, if possible, even the elect of God.

But there is still more sorrow that comes with this. The world has been growing more and more hostile towards Christians. We have been told that would happen too, but we aren't suppose to aggravate the situation. We aren't supposed to go out and make them hate us. We are to show them the path of love. You watch. Obama, other political figures and talking heads, are going to start really blasting away at, not the Hutaree, but all Christians in general. They haven't learn to separate truth from fiction. You'd think they'd be able to do this, but you have to remember, most of them are blindly following the Prince of Darkness. They are loyal to him, whether they realize it or not. So Satan will take this violent, heretical sect and turn society against Christians.

While I'm on that subject, what do you think the point is in these "Tea Parties"? As much as I really like Sarah Palin, I have to disagree with these tea parties. We are allowing ourselves to be drawn out of the spiritual battle into a physical battle. And here is the interesting thing. If we stay in the spiritual battle and follow the Lord we are assured victory, even if it is through death. If we enter into physical battles we are almost certain to lose. Oh we may not lose our salvation, but we will certainly lose our voice in the community, our own peace and joy, and will watch our families driven apart by schisms. This war we are in is not a political conflict. It looks like one. Smells like one. Has all the trappings of one, but I refer you back to Ephesians 6:12. We are in a great spiritual war, and unless we begin to realize this and unite in Jesus we are going to see a lot more harm than we have already seen. I say this not as a prophet, but as an observer of people and student of God's Word. Judge for yourselves whether or not we should take up war against people, or whether we should "Love our neighbor as ourselves." I'm not the judge, but Jesus, My Lord is. You answer to Him. We all must answer to Him. It would be better to be found in Him, joining together as One Body, than to be cast away because His Word is not in us.

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